Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Lynda Chadbourne | Gemstone & Leather Jewelry Designer

How much time goes into each piece. Even a small bracelet can take a week or more to finish. I can’t speak for all jewelers but I do everything by hand. That means every little detail you see on the metal I did in my studio. It can be really tedious and frustrating, especially when you make a mistake and you have to start over, but it’s worth it to create that amazingly unique end product. Read more>>

Julia, Chun Yin Servetnik, Wong | Pediatric Dentists

Pediatric dentistry may seem fairly intuitive however it’s a much more complex field of dentistry than most believe. It is common to think that it’s about drilling and filling children’s teeth to fix the cavities. And although that is true, it is not that simple. Pediatric dentistry requires 2 additional years of hospital training after dental school. Every child is unique and our approach to treatment has to be just as unique to every child. That means that every day we encounter new situations and we have to adapt like a chameleon to make our patients comfortable. Our priority is to aways create a trusting relationship with the patient and their family in order to allow for lifelong healthy smiles . That quality of care may be achieved by the combination of education, and empathy, allowing children to repose their dental health in the hands of dentists who understand how to provide for their needs. Read more>>

Ana Romero | Jewelry Designer and Owner of Alma Libre Jewerly

One thing and probably the most important is, how much competitors this industry has. I started this business years ago in my country Venezuela, and the market is totally different and the way it moves there is more organic. There the online sales are mostly by Social Media and aren’t necessary to have a web site or belong to a Market Place to get success. But here in The United States, I was unaware of how much brands of handmade jewelry you can find on Etsy, Shopify, etc, and also you have access to brands from other countries, which is overwhelming because you have to compete with them as well, but it is so great at the same time due to your brand can reaching costumers from those countries too, so that’s pretty awesome to me. All these things make the work even more difficult, but when you love what you do, you put all your effort and heart to do it great, and the most important thing is to enjoy the process and learn every day how to getting better. Read more>>

Emily Cole | Alt. Pop Singer/Songwriter, Performer, Producer & Recording Artist

I’d say probably that some don’t realize the time that goes into this profession. My Mom, for example. She’s a listener and lover of music (she has music playing all the time). She has mentioned that she never really gave it much thought before I started this journey. She’d have the radio on and love the music, but didn’t think about the fact that, behind this song she loved, there was a team to make it happen; it had to actually be written, produced, harmonies needed, mixing and mastering… all the things that go into making a song. So, it’s not just something that’s done over night. For me, I can’t just write to write. I have to have a creative burst. So, it may be a month or two (or longer) before I come up with a song that I feel I could maybe/possibly be something I want to release to the world. Once I get that creative burst, I write and maybe decide to rewrite and add to it and take away from it, and then once the song is written, it’s still not the not the end of this process. Read more>>