Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Shannon Stevenson | Custom cake and cupcake baker/decorator

One thing about the baking industry outsiders are unaware of is the time and effort bakers put into their work. I believe people have the misconception that custom baking is the same as baking some cupcakes with their kids. Read more>>

Sheena Desdunes | Chandler (aka Candle Maker) and Actress

One thing that outsiders are probably unaware of is the time it takes to make a great candle. Many people think that you just pour wax in a jar, mix some oils and attach a wick, but there is so much more to that. You have to test every vessel, wick, fragrance oil and wax. It’s like a science project, there’s many trail and errors that’s going to occur and a lot of testing before you find the right combination. Read more>>

Cess Citizen | Go Company Collective Founder & Recording Artist

Artists pay for your recording sessions , to own your masters and purchase three one TB size external hard drives that are compatible with APPLE & MAC : to save all your songs and the post production files. Read more>>

Jah Shams | Actor, Writer & Producer

I think in the entertainment industry, it is perceived by outsiders that actors, writers, directors, producers come out of nowhere. They are automatically made stars, and praised. What no one sees or what is not talked about are the years of hard work, the years of sacrifice, the rejection, often times not even being told you where rejected. Read more>>

Quania Love Jones | Influencer | Model | Writer | Actress

It’s not easy. Thick skin is a requirement. On the back end, this type of work takes a lot of strategic thinking along with marketing, networking, creativity, editing, and even acting skills. I am continuously re-educating myself. There is always something new. It does, however, remain exciting. Read more>>

Mya Lynn | Entrepreneur

I feel outsiders don’t understand how time consuming and how much work goes into being an entrepreneur in general , its definitely worth it though i wouldn’t trade it in for the world I love what I do , I love to make my customers feel good to see the look on their face when they like their outfit. Read more>>