There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Carley Brockwell | Photographer

Success looks different to everyone, the goals you set for yourself to achieve that are important. Setting up a dead line to get certain things done and not letting doubt take over, I realized the older you get and the success is more important to you, it’s important to not let others affect you along the way. Weed them out and stay on track with the goals you set. . Read more>>

Sunaina Rangnekar | Creative Visionary and Multidimensional Human

I would say there are infinite habits i have adopted and left along my journey and I’m sure there’s more to come… In essence, these are 3 habits that manifested my life along with artistic and creative energy flow: 1. Frequent Gratitude & Non-Attachment Practice 2. Planner – Write Stuff Down: Get your thoughts out of your head and onto paper 3. Active rest + release Read more>>

Ricky Sweum | Jazz saxophonist, educator, composer, recording artist, and music producer.

For me, there has been no better alignment to success than daily disciplined action toward my goals. I must have something I’m working toward, and then, I have to work toward it, small steps, by small steps. I believe the process is the most important aspect of success, not the accomplishment of a goal. The process is a daily mindful practice and routine that constitutes the “doing” of creativity. As an artist, I feel a sense of accomplishment when I complete a project, record a new album, write a song, produce a track, etc…, but, it’s the daily process of creating, regardless of the completion of the goal, that is what being an artist is for me. Living in the headspace of creating and working toward the craft of my art is what leads to success. Read more>>

Holly D’Oench | Book Binder

I run my business from a home studio. Most people think working from home means waking up whenever you want and spending the day in your pajamas. Having habits that are the exact opposite of this is one of the biggest reasons my business is succeeding. I treat it like a job, because that’s what it is. I start every day at the same time and I actually dress pretty nice for work! Being your own boss means being your own employee, too. I wouldn’t want an employee who shows up to work whenever they feel like it and doesn’t respect the work. I believe it comes down to knowing yourself and creating an atmosphere that is healthy for you and how you function. I’m a very schedule oriented person, so this type of concrete schedule plays to my strengths. Read more>>