There is a wealth of research that indicates that certain habits can help increase your productivity, creativity, and/or drive. So, we thought we’d reach out to respected members of our community and ask them what habits they feel helped them succeed.

Luke Monday | Actor & Candlemaker

As a professional actor, I am often hustling for the next job. When I lost my dream job last year due to COVID-19, and all the other theaters closed, I was at a loss of what to do next. For a while I felt like I had lost my purpose. After all, it’s what I trained to do and have dedicated my life to. So when I finally decided to start my own business, it sort of filled the void of that audition hustle. Now instead of singing, I am hustling to sell my candles. It’s not exactly where I thought I’d be after a year of this, but I’m really proud of what I’ve created. Read more>>

Jen Yingyi Bradley | Photographer & Influencer

Growing up, I’ve always been really independent. I’ve never had to rely on lots of help from others in order to get things done. This came in handy when I wanted to start my own freelancer side business. It’s almost impossible to accomplish something without motivation, independence, and creativity. It’s really important to build good habits and to not let procrastination affect your life and your goals. Read more>>

Ryan Lipsey | Ticor Title Team Lead

Discipline & work ethic are lost arts, I feel… and have certainly contributed to any level of success myself or my teams have had along the way. Remaining true to campaigns, tools & systems that have brought about success is more difficult than it appears at first glance, whether through fatigue, loss of interest or other reasons, people tend to experience “drift” from core principles, we do our best not to allow that within our team. Suiting up, showing up & being, there time and again, accounts for much of the effort involved in succeeding – being charming & closing are awesome extras… but the grind is where the money is made. The habit of finding what works and continuing to do it at a high level with a fanatical sense of consistency is key to reaching high level success in any arena. Read more>>

Casandra Higuera | Fitness & Therapeutic Coach, Healer

My rituals for success are definitely the greatest contributors to my overall success and well-being. And what’s great about all these rituals is that anyone can have the ability to develop these habits. 1) Make a commitment to be consistent with the habits you want to cultivate for your success. Success is largely about persistence, discipline and consistent action. So have compassion with yourself when you are repatterning your life to live into your success through new habits. It takes patience, and you will not always remember or most importantly you will need flexibility to fit in your success habits in between all the new responsibilities that come with growth. Stick with it! 2) Flexibility – otherwise known as resourcefulness. I think this is HUGE and a little obvious given the current circumstances in the world. But you have to stretch yourself in order to master yourself and your success. So get comfortable with the unknown. “You don’t know, what you don’t know.” Read more>>

Vincent Richmond | Actor & Model

Some of the habits I always try to implement in myself are health practices, mental sharpening and relaxation. My practices for my health are keeping up on my meditation and fitness while also staying on point inside and out. That goes along with making sure I take my daily vitamins and supplements and keeping my skin healthy too weekly mask treatments and my daily skin, beard, and hair routines. My fitness and meditation go hand-in-hand with heavy weight lifting, kettlebell work, and bringing in yoga to stretch my muscles and work the other little aspects. These are all crucial because it you look good, you feel good and vice versa. My mental sharpening consists of reading, whether it’s plays and other scripts or my favorite non-fiction and self-help books. I even make sure I stay on my craft by doing character work with monologues and sonnets to flesh them out. One particular task I feel helps me alot too is multi-tasking (believe it or not). I feel relaxation is my most crucial habit because I always want to make sure I don’t get burnt out or over worked. Read more>>