Years ago I was stressed, bored, and frustrated when I had a corporate job at American Express at 40 Wall Street in New York City. I didn’t believe in my work and I knew that I wouldn’t enjoy spending the next 40 years of my life sitting at my desk, staring at my computer screen, and locked up in a 6’ x 6’ cubicle — regardless of how well I was being compensated. After quitting my day job, selling my apartment, and moving to California to become an entrepreneur, I realized that along the way I have implemented seven specific habits — all backed by research — that have exponentially transformed my personal and professional life. May these seven habits transform your life: