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.

Meca Elizabeth Griffin | Digital Marketing Specialist & Entrepreneur

When you own a business – YOU are the business. In order to maintain steady business growth, you must also focus on self growth. When you own a business you get to control how fast or slow it grows, what it represents, and whose life it improves – the same is true in your personal life. Understanding that my personal life and habits are parallel with the success of my business has been a game changer. I am the kind of person who lives to work. I have had a job since I was 9 years old – working is just fun for me! Read more>>

Kelly Lunney | Barber and cosmetologist

Some of the habits that I have developed over the years include zero procrastination, if I think about it I force myself to do it so that there’s no excuse that I forgot about it later. I also have the habit of not quitting when I’m tired but stopping when I’m done. I work hard and play hard and always try to be nice in everything I do. Read more>>

Barbara Paris | Hair by Barbara Salon & Jazz Vocalist

First and foremost I have studied over and beyond what was expected or normal in my field. Initially I took workshops and attended seminars by the most successful people in my industry at the time and continue refreshing with the changing of times. My motivation for learning was I wished to be well versed in all aspects of the services I offer.Those skills have made it possible to achieve excellent results and to maintain happy clients along with achieving positive reviews over the course of my career. Read more>>

Megan E. Freeman | Author, Poet, and Presenter

The habit I’ve actively cultivated and that has brought me the most benefit is the habit of showing up. By that, I mean taking advantage of every opportunity to hone my craft, build relationships, or reframe obstacles into invitations. I knew I would never achieve my publishing goals if I were too timid or insecure to take the risks required of a creative life. If I maintained a defensive mindset, I wouldn’t find the lessons I needed to learn or glean the gifts from setbacks along the way. A career in publishing necessarily includes an enormous amount of rejection, and I decided early on to keep showing up no matter what. Read more>>

Derek Nyquist | Music Producer and Teacher

Consistency and balance are some of my most important habits for helping me write more music, stay healthy, and make sure I don’t do too much as well! If you do something everyday, and keep up with it, the sky’s the limit! Read more>>