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.

Fajar Hassan | Photographer and Marketing Director

To ALWAYS approach things with a child-like mindset. It’s over once you think you’ve learned it all as there are many things to learn in this world. Asking questions and learning from others have been the key to my success. When working alongside others, it was critical for me to keep an open mind and take in what they have to say. This really helps build rapport with them as well. Read more>>

Alberto De Icaza | Mixing & Mastering Engineer

Be consistent and patient. I think growing up we are fed the idea that people find success overnight. We tend to look at our role model’s wins and we overlook the path they walked to get there. It’s rare to blow up without consistent effort. I’ve had to learn to enjoy the walk instead of being anxious about reaching the destination. Read more>>

Kay | CEO/Founder

There are two things I’ve learned so far; One is you will hear a lot of “No’s”, especially if you’re a woman in a male dominated industry. Therefore you make your own “Yes.” Once you do, just watch and see all those “No’s” turn into “Yes’s.”
And lastly, patiences is key. Sometimes you will not see your money in return quickly, but scared money does not make money. Read more>>

Brandon Boudy | Chef/Owner

One of the most important lessons that I learned is consistency is key. In order for the business to continue to stride, grow and be profitable you have to have a process in place. I have learned that when doing schedules, recipes, taxes, day to day activities that a properly planned process helps to keep everything in order. Definitely I’m not saying that there wont be hiccups or mishaps but having a consistent process in place makes it more manageable. Read more>>

Tori Lenee | Lash Artist/Entrepreneur

The most important lesson my business has taught me is that no matter what never give up. Things are never going to be super easy or handed to you. You have to work for it. Work for it when you tired, when you’re sad, when you’re mad, when you’re not motivated. It will not always be easy. But do not give up, because that hard work will really pay off. Read more>>

Renee Johns O’Meara | Chiropractor

First starting out in my career I was not happy with where I was working, but I looked at both of my jobs right out of school as building blocks. How can this job teach me to be better, what can I learn from this to be a good business person in the future? Even though I was not happy with where I was prior to owning my own business I looked at every job and internship as a learning experience. It helped get me to the type of Chiropractor that I am today! My business and career have both taught to me to just keep going. Read more>>