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.

Noah Strykes | Musician & Photographer

I feel that perseverance and consistency are two traits that helped me break through plateaus in my career. For creatives, motivation can be hard to find. It can be easier to feel discouraged by a lack of results rather than staying motivated through the tests and trials of putting your work out for the world to see. Staying consistent can be a way to prove to your audience (and yourself) that you are committed to the craft and determined to create success. Read more>>

Zach Frantz | CPG Founder and Entrepreneur

One habit that I developed early in my life is what I call “going outbound”. What that means is that instead of waiting for things to happen or people to come to me, I go out into the world and make things happen. This could be cold calling a potential retailer, reaching out to influencers on IG or following up with my supplier until they get so annoyed with me they do what I ask (half sarcasm on the last one). Put a different way, when I have a strategy or initiative I want to implement, I immediately take massive action to get the momentum building. Read more>>

Alyssa Ainna | Alinx Jewelry Owner

I believe the main habit that helped me succeed is visualization. I grew up an only child, all I did was daydream; I think ‘visualization’ is what we call that now as adults. For example, If I wanted a toy, I’d envision myself playing with that toy and how life would be with it. This habit of dreaming of what I want, I would do that every night before bed as my meditation. If I had a goal, daydreaming about it would help me identify what I needed to do in real life to attain that. Read more>>