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.

Jen Taylor | Owner of Delta Life Fitness – Friendswood

I have learned many, MANY lessons over the years but one lesson I remind myself of daily, don’t stress on things out of your control. There will be things that go wrong daily but I tell myself to focus on the things you can control and let the rest go. One moment that always make me laugh, brings me back to the first week we opened. We opened without internet; you can imagine how stressful that was considering our world of technology. I was on the phone with our internet provider begging for them to get someone to come out to us sooner, but they did not have anything available. So, I decided I would go try myself (HA). I noticed a work truck in the local business down the street that just so happened to be our internet provider. I pulled over, mind you I am bawling hysterically right now, I got out of my car and knocked on his window begging for him to help us get internet. Read more>>

Marsheena Riggsbee | CEO of De’ Scent Candles

The most important lesson my business has taught me is you must have patience. Patience is a virtue & when first starting your business you will need a lot of it. You will have busy days & slow days but no matter what never give up. You must always remember “GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT”. God’s timing is not always your timing but when he shows up he will show out. Read more>>

Melodic Becca | Singer/Songwriter/Actress

One of the most difficult decisions I had to make in my life would be chosen a 4 year college scholarship or signing my first record deal. This was hard for me because I come from a family full of educators and entrepreneurs. They all went to college and always told me to go to school and obtain a degree. It was a difficult choice but I chose to sign my first record deal. I felt as if you only get a opportunity like that once in a lifetime if your lucky and I ran with it. I actually do not regret it at all. I was able to experience some of the best times when I was signed to. Clive Davis. Along with my girl group we made some history. Lastly, I still was able to complete college later on down the line. So, following your heart is not a bad thing when you pray about it first. Read more>>

Dessirree Galloway | Master Braider

The most difficult decision I had to make was deciding to quit my corporate job to start my own business. My passion for braiding hair was taking over my mind. My scores were going down, I was making careless mistakes, and I didn’t enjoy what I had been doing for 3 years anymore. Leaving my job meant that I would lose a lot of vacation time, my health and dental benefits, and consistent pay checks every two weeks. After my mother passed away, I knew in my heart that she would tell me to follow my heart. So in June 2017, I resigned from my job and a month later, I started my own business!. Read more>>

Hind Khaldi | Insurance Broker

The most difficult decision I had to make is selling my house to start the agency . A very difficult decision. Read more>>

Randall Davis | Jeweler and Watch Designer

Remain consistent! Consistency will keep your momentum going! As long as you have momentum behind your brand it’s hard to stop it!. Read more>>

Robert McDougle | Artist & Computer Programmer

One of the most difficult decisions I made was closing the studio down due to a betrayal near the end of 2020. Instead of seeking retribution I devoted my time to serving others by offering free memorial photography services during December as my way of giving others much needed closure that I myself was lacking. The work was far more rewarding than I could have imagined & lead to what will soon be the reopening. Read more>>