There’s a ton of research around how setting habits can help us conserve energy because it reduces the number of decisions we have to make in a day. However, not all habits are created equal and so we’ve asked our community to tell us about the habits they have been most effective for them.

Allison Mae | Pet Photographer

I’d say the most important factor behind the success of my brand is being extremely service oriented. I want my clients to feel like they’re valued, understood, and well taken care of. Timely responses to inquiries, proactive communication, meeting deadlines, and treating my clients (both two and four-legged) with kindness and empathy has been key. Read more>>

Janine Sluder | NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist/Owner of Vagabond Personal Training

Simply put… people. I set out on this journey with the intention to help others feel empowered with their health goals and be able to enjoy a high quality of life for decades to come. The human body is so fascinating to me, in that it holds an incredible innate intelligence to self-heal and grow with the proper support. Read more>>

Sharon Trilk | Owner & Community Volunteer

Volunteering my time and being involved in multiple organizations, such as our Chambers of Commerce, fire departments and other nonprofits, that help make my community a better place. The friends I’ve made and relationships I’ve built through that time showed fellow business owners, nonprofit directors, and community members that I cared deeply about our community which led them to support my business in return. Read more>>

Fred Clifford | Artist and Metalsmith

I think the most important factor behind the success of the Cedar Mountain Metalcraft brand is allowing the client to be a part of the creative process. Many times people are unable to find that exact piece – railing, sign, lighting, fence, etc. – that fits their vision. I enjoy being able to take their spark of an idea, and then build and expand on it, resulting in a piece that brings their vision to reality. Read more>>

Amber Helgeson | Medicine Women, Transformational Coach and Conscious Full Spectrum Birth Doula

The most important factor behind my success and brand is based off 2 things. 1. Faith in myself, the plan and sores/god. To know that as long as i am doing the work in me i am able to show up for others who seek similar work/faith. 2. That what i have experienced (trauma, stories, and healing) everyone on some level has experienced similar in ways. By knowing this i am able to hold compassion for those who are ready to heal the family trauma, self trauma, stories and self sabotage that we all have running through us. My doing this work for myself a ripple effect to where it helps others at the same time. Read more>>

Andy Witt | Conservationist, Co-founder of Due West Anglers

I think Due West Anglers (DWA) was always about pushing boundaries. We started writing articles that were focused in challenging the status quo of what others were willing to talk about in fly-fishing. Every magazine, blog post, or podcast seemed to be recycling a lot of the same ideas over and over again. We started DWA to offer a voice out there that was willing to do more. With a background in ecology and fisheries, Read more>>

Dominique Stasulli | Endurance & Strength Coach, Instructor of Anatomy/Physiology

I do my best to lead my brand with kindness, authenticity, and intellectual humility; passion is also a relentless undercurrent in all that I pursue. I have an endless curiosity, a hunger for knowledge, and a willingness to learn and grow over time; these traits have opened many doors that I was then able to explore and others that I learned I needed to close. I believe in putting people before profits, always. I have found that when you genuinely care for people, the business takes care of itself. Read more>>

The Zulus | Hip hop group

Honestly, the way we’ve been successful and the only way to be successful in Colorado as an artist is creativity. We’ve created our own style, unparalleled. Our group wants to stand out from the rest, therefore we’ve created a sound only comparable to us, Zulus. Read more>>