We asked some brilliant folks from the community to tell us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Dericka King | Baker

That patience truly is a virtue and if you truly want something, success in my case, you will work hard even with the odds against you, you find a way! Also, that personal and business credit is very important and not every “no” means no sometimes it simply means delayed, in which I see it as more time to learn and grow as being an Entrepreneur is trial and error. Read more>>

Cameron Palmore | Energy Entrepreneur, Almika IO

Almika’s sights are set on disrupting how electricity is produced and consumed in today’s energy markets, Almika has created Texas’ first fully integrated solar development, grid power optimizer/supplier, and lending company. By leveraging and creating our algorithmic technology, we’re laser-focused on creating the absolute best possible, sustainable energy solution for consumers in Texas now and throughout the country soon. Simply put, our platform will be the energy ecosystem where energy will become a symbiotic relationship rather than a constant strain on infrastructure. Read more>>

ALXNDR | Artist/ Musician

The most important lesson my career has taught me, is that hard work always pays off. If you slack it will show, if you’re lazy it will show. No one is going to do the work for you, and you must surround yourself with like minded hardworking people to help build an empire. Rome wasn’t built by one person. Read more>>

Jayla Rogers | Esthetician

The most important lesson my career has taught me was patience is key. Never rush time put the effort into your business and keep moving forward. I never stopped giving my all into becoming a esthetician growing my clientele & marketing my business. I stayed positive and kept going I had days I wanted to give up but I continued to have faith. Read more>>