We don’t believe success is random. Over the years we have spoken with hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, researchers, athletes, and more. We’ve learned from them – both through their stories and through the advice they’ve shared with us – and it’s quite evident that success is more likely when certain habits are present. So, we decided to ask folks to share their habits with us, especially those that they feel helped them succeed.

Paula Webb | Mentor & Bible Teacher

God’s love is the secret sauce in everything that I do! He has placed a gift inside me that fuels my desire to reach, encourage, and lead women to a deeper relationship with Him. I am convinced that because He has created each of us for His pleasure, that we’ll find true purpose in life in relationship with Him. I teach the Bible with simple language and meet hearts through humor and real life! God’s love does all the heavy lifting in this process! Read more>>

Diana Bertolín | Creative dierctor

The most important factor for our success is to build a great team. That each person feels free to say their opinion or ideas, and is able to develop their skills. It’s also very important to help each other regardless of whether it’s from a specialty that is not ours. Read more>>

Lynn Walsh | Freelance Journalist & Media Trainer

Taking the time to discover what I value about journalism and sticking to those values has helped me be successful. Knowing those values and reminding myself of those values has also helped me decide which jobs to pursue, which jobs to apply for and which jobs to accept. It’s also helped me create a brand that is trusted and respected within the industry. There will always be a shiny new thing in whatever industry you are in. It’s OK to chase that, but if you are always chasing what’s new, you’ll never be able to develop a niche or commit to really understanding a specific element of your industry, potentially missing out on becoming a respected expert in your field. Read more>>

Cyd Mitchell | Consultant, Sweet Business Coach & Freelance Business Blogger

One of the most important factors behind the success of my brand is my ability to observe my community, identify a problem and develop solutions to help make their lives easier. When I started my business, it actually wasn’t a business. It was literally an Instagram page meant to shine a light on local sweet business owners who needed help getting visibility online. Read more>>

Steve Ryan | Entrepreneur & Dog Lover

We started Fetch the Sun as a lifestyle brand to encourage dog owners to get outdoors with their pups and enjoy the nature that surrounds us all; we strive to be the pack leader in adventure-based matching clothing for people and dogs. Outdoor adventures are a terrific way to bond with your dog and not only are regular outings good for our body and soul, they also break the cycle of cognitive boredom in dogs and gets them outdoors in the fresh air and on an adventure. The designs on our apparel depict easy-to-access adventures that can be had with our furry friends: hiking, surfing, camping, running, etc… Read more>>