We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Munny Monroe | Independent Artist

I think that people underestimate the hustle a lot. There are so many sleepless nights when you’re beginning your journey and even with a creative team, everything can be OVERWHELMING. In between writing music, marketing/promoting, planning for future projects including photo shoots, music videos, fundraiser events, and public appearances, I probably get like 4 hours of sleep a night. It really is a marathon that you need to be consistent in and have a genuine passion for, otherwise it’s so easy to get burned out. Read more>>

Miguel Montaner | Illustrator

Illustrations are a way of coding a piece of information, and this visual code can go beyond languages in some cases. If used correctly, they can be very useful as pieces of visual communication, and visual communication is very powerful. Read more>>

Ericka Contreras | Houston Real Estate Agent

This could be true for many industries, but the real estate industry, in particular, comes off as being easy and super luxurious. Most people think that we spend our days in beautiful homes, closing deals left and right, and while that is part of it, most people don’t realize that there are many steps in between and so much work that goes into every deal we close. Read more>>