One of the most important lessons we learned is that our lives and our businesses will teach us along the way. We don’t need to know everything on day one because the challenges we face on day will likely be ones we are already equipped to handle. As we overcome challenges we get better and better and as the challenges increase in difficulty so too does our ability to tackle them.

We asked members of the community that we admire to share important lessons their business or career has taught them and have shared some of those responses below.

Courtney Williams | Brand Curator

Going into business for myself has shown me that you don’t have to spend your ONE life doing something you don’t like doing. We can all tap into our God-given gifts to do work that matters and that not only make us come alive, but also make an IMPACT. I would always hear people talking about their “purpose” and being passionate about their job/career and honestly, I had never felt like that towards any post college job I had. I dreaded when my alarm went off each morning to go to work and the only thing that motivated me was a paycheck every two week. I always wondered would I ever experience the feeling of being passionate about the work I was doing and know without a doubt I was walking in my purpose. Read more>>

Ashlee Rivera | Artist, Creative Entrepreneur & Sound Healer

The most important lesson my business has taught me is the value of trusting yourself & your vision. The more you know yourself, the things that inspire you, the way you move, your true vision will push through. Honoring who you are will create a unique space for yourself in your industry. It will create opportunities and relationships that are divinely for you. Read more>>

Tracey ReNay Hilton | CEO

The most important lesson I’ve learned in my business thus far is simple yet profound: set a goal. When I say goal I mean for example an annual revenue goal and have a plan of action for accomplishing that goal. What do you plan on doing to achieve that goal? In this example I mention an annual revenue goal. I’ve always had a goal for my business however it wasn’t until I relaunched my business that I began to take a deep dive into what it means to be a true CEO of my business. This is when I began to PLAN, and EXECUTE. I now track my numbers monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and of course annually. This way I’m able to made any necessary adjustments to ensure I’m tracking towards my desired annual revenue goal. Read more>>