Life gives us many opportunities to learn important lessons, but that’s the hard way.  The easier way is to learn from others and so we’ve been asking folks we admire to share their most important lessons learned with us.

Myra Havard | Credit Specialist and Home Lender

The most important lesson that I have learned throughout my journey and life period is to never give up on myself. Nothing in life remains consistent, except the fact that I know who I am and what I am capable of. As long as I know this to be true there is nothing in life that can stop me from accomplishing any goal that I set for myself. Read more>>

Alex Zimos | Fitness Influencer

There are many factors that have contributed to where I am now. Juggling school work, volunteering, attending dental events, doing photoshoots, studying for my Dental Admission Test, etc. definitely couldn’t be done without the support of my family. With me currently preparing for dental school and being a fitness influencer keeps me busy and calls for a lot of prioritizing. Without the help of my family supporting me, I am not sure if I would be where I am now. I love being able to balance preparing to be a future dentist while, working with different fitness and lifestyle companies. Read more>>

Briana Campbell | Licensed Esthetician

The most factor is that though my products are handmade, they don’t look handmade. I have done the research and put forth the time and effort to make sure they look very professional. Read more>>

Johnedra Walls | Author/Actress/Mentor/Public Motivational Speaker/Counselor/Community Outreach Coordinator

Ain’t nothing wrong with crying……. I mean it just like that, “aint nothing wrong with crying” You will forever chase the wrong love until you learn to really love yourself. Most important lesson I’ve learned along this journey!! Making sure whatever made you cry never make you cry again. Crying out to God, seeking help from the man above has taught me alot. I was told treat people how you want to be treated, but it doesn’t matter how good you treat someone, if good is not in them or they don’t have good intentions they will forever treat you bad. Read more>>

Any Gonzalez | Executive Director & Founder @glamstarteam – Lifestyle, Beauty & Fashion Blogger – Momtrepreneur

For me, success is defined when you focus on your goals – by chasing dreams and taking risks and action. Success is not just about money; it’s the journey in finding sincere happiness in what you do. Success is being able to come home from work and spend time with your family, seeing joy on everyone’s faces (something that comes from the heart and naturally), facing new challenges and striving to overcome them. This has been one of the things that has defined me as an entrepreneur since I have been in the United States, and I am so thankful to have been blessed with creativity, an eye for detail, and love in my heart for everyone I meet and all that I do. Read more>>

Wayne Arrington | Entrepreneur

To trust in God. I turn 65 years old this year and for 60 of those years I believed that it was all about me. If it was going to happen, I was the one that would make it happen. Don’t get me wrong, I always believed in God as a higher power that had created our world and universe, but I never thought of God as the reason I existed, and without his will I would not be here. I have always believed that our lives are predestined, but never thought about God guiding us along the way. I looked at life as: we are born and then we are in control of our lives until that predetermined time comes and we die. Read more>>