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.

Ryan Chisesi | Video Producer/Editor

The most important factor? Probably the willingness to not do what other people are doing and to do work in a way that makes you excited, even if that isolates you from certain industries or people. I mean that in the kindest way possible. When I started out I wanted to do things like all these people I saw online and in person, but nothing ever came out like their work. In fact it came out quite terrible. That would eat at me and make me wonder what I was doing wrong. Read more>>

Lindsay Brady | Photographer

Being a message of hope for those still trapped in addiction. Everyone needs hope, especially the still suffering alcoholic & drug addict. Our services feature what life is like on the other side of addiction. Our photography sessions are visual story telling pieces that feature the abundance of life and strength each individual that’s been on a journey of recovery has. It’s truly about being a messenger of hope – strength – and change! Read more>>

Christopher Skaro | Entrepreneur

Mindset, I believe with right mindset you can achieve anything. It’s what gets me up early (4-5a) every morning. It keeps me disciplined to include my daily habits. Its also helps me to continue read daily so I can become the best version of myself. Also lastly it allows me to poor into ppl that can and need help. Read more>>

Roam Boulder | Boulder’s Life and Style Magazine

Roam Boulder was founded on the principle that nothing is guaranteed and everything can change in a blink of an eye. That being the case, the Founders do not fear failure, but rather embrace it. As a result of this mindset, Roam is built on the idea that taking risks is the only way to grow. Without that initial leap of faith, you may never know what you are capable of. This belief has manifested itself in the momentous growth of Roam Boulder in the past six months. Read more>>

JJ Mazza | Jazz drummer and bandleader

For me, it is incredibly important to put in some form of work every single day. This doesn’t have to look the same every day but the work has to be there. Figuring out some way that you can evolve yourself as an artist each and every day will be very valuable in the long run. Again, this doesn’t necessarily have to look the same. As a musician, I find it as important to spend time listening to music as I do spending time trying to better my facility at my instrument. I also find that it doesn’t necessarily matter how much time you devote every day — even 5 minutes of dedicated time working at your art/business/journey is so incredibly valuable. All that to say, for me, it is essential to find a way to better myself in my art every day. Read more>>

Tiffany Killpack | Creative Soul, Crafter, & Law Student

My brand Tifjany Creates is fueled by the authentic desire to bring joy into people’s lives. When I create anything, I like to put it where I can see it often. If I finish a project before bed, I might prop it up on my nightstand or hang it on the back of my bedroom door. Every time I glance at it, a smile spreads across my face, and I want that for other people. I think that’s the most important factor behind why my brand resonates with people. I genuinely want the stickers, signs, and decor I create to make people happy. Read more>>

Michelle & Michael Yencho | Canine Nutrition Enthusiasts

The entirety of our success comes from our commitment to transparency, honesty, and putting quality above ‘the bottom line’. We’ve cultivated trust within the Colorado Springs community because we do things differently than every other dog food company on the market. Read more>>

Julia Ninefeldt | Aesthetic RN & Permanent Makeup Artist

Working at all the wrong places, and going to school for way to many things, and making all the mistakes I did is what got me to where I am now. Read more>>

Gerry Cooper | Founder/Creative Director of Avenue Studios

I believe the organic of Avenue Studios has easily been the biggest factor to our success. The mission has been real from the beginning and I think the people feel that. Moving our city and those around forward has been a top priority. I believe people see that and want to buy into a brand that’s more than just surface level! Read more>>

Lily Russo | Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Wellness Coach

Honestly the most important factor for me is that I love what I do. My success is not hugely financial, but I’m grateful that I get to work for myself, follow my own schedule, and share the teachings that are guiding my life. I never started teaching yoga or sharing ayurveda to get rich, but I make enough to allow me to live comfortably. I have learned along the way how to be creative and resourceful, and turn my passion into something that serves other people as well as fulfills me. I love that taking care of myself to me counts as work, as integrating my teachings into my daily life helps me to improve my offerings. Read more>>