We’ve been fortunate to connect with so many brilliant, thoughtful entrepreneurs and creatives and we regularly ask them about the most important lessons they’ve learned over the course of their careers. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Mai Nguyen | Therapeutic Optometrist

The most important lesson that I have learned from both Radiant Eyecare and optometry is change is the only constant, whether it be professionally or personally. Read more>>

Haley Wilson | Fashion Content Creator & Blogger

The most important lesson my career has taught me (that I really think is applicable in many life situations) is that you are always going to be scared so do not wait to do something until you are not scared because you’ll never do it – just do it scared. I heard this advice about a year ago and it has stuck with me since. As soon as I heard that advice, I immediately started working on a website for my blog because in the past I feel I have been held back from doing things for fear of failure or what other people would think. I finally realized that nothing is going to ever happen if I do not even try and it’s unrealistic to think I won’t be scared in times of change or when making big decisions. I give this advice to anyone who will listen because I feel it has drastically changed the course of my life and will continue to do so as I go after new dreams in the future. Read more>>

Sydney Pegram | CEO of Social Media Agency & Content Creator

The most important lesson my business and career has taught me is that not everything has to be perfect! It’s okay to make mistakes. I think everyone, especially when it comes to building a business, is that everything has to be in order, but that’s just not realistic. Mistake are okay. Own them! We can’t learn with out falling here and there. The most important piece of the lesson is that once you make a mistake, or fall, you have to get back up. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Read more>>

Michelynne McCarter- Bell | CEO of Two Houston Based Businesses

Keep going. A lot of times we let fear paralyze our movement. As a business owner you have to be comfortable with not always having every answer. Tap into your resources, when you don’t know admit it and seek guidance and don’t allow yourself to get stuck. If you find yourself stuck keep going until you propel forward. Read more>>

Sherry Eichberger | Entrepreneur and Business Consultant

The most important lesson I’ve learned in starting 2 businesses after the age of 45 is that if you have enough passion and determination you can do ANYTHING. Read more>>