We’ve been fortunate to connect with so many brilliant, thoughtful entrepreneurs and creatives and we regularly ask them about the most important lessons they’ve learned over the course of their careers. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Vanessa Lyn Campbell | Creator and CEO of Women’s Clothing Brand-All Things Dressy

The most important lesson that All Things Dressy has taught me is the importance of identifying your passion. Without passion, you potentially lack structure and the path to happiness and success. My romantic relationship failed at such a sensitive time in my life. In my most darkest moments, my brand proved to me, that there was a future for me. My brand proved that despite my failed relationship and other shortcomings, my passion would take me to other places that would lead to additional blessings. Read more>>

Noreal Booth | Professional Makeup Artist

The most important lesson that I’ve learned from my business and career is that there is no such thing as an easy business. I’ve learned nothing beats hard work and that will always outweigh your talent. Some days will be slow but you have to keep God first, stay consistent, be patient, and just remain humble. Read more>>

Justine Mattox | Brand Designer and Social Media Strategist

The most important lesson I’ve learned in business is to appreciate every single step. Entrepreneurship is hard. There are so many ups and downs. In the up’s you have to celebrate! I’ve found that we as entrepreneurs put so much pressure on ourselves to always be creating, building, marketing, networking, etc that it becomes so easy to unintentionally overlook our accomplishments, big or small. While it’s great to aspire for more, each small step should also be considered an accomplishment. In the hard moments when it seems like nothing is going your way, I’ve found the best thing I can do is keep pushing. Keep pushing knowing that you are capable of solving any problem put in front of you and that each “failure” is only moving you closer to success. Read more>>

Trickeon Ruffin | Celebrity Male Lash Artist

The most important lesson I’ve learned while in business is to be patient. Sometimes I have days where I feel down like I haven’t accomplished enough. Then I think about how much I’ve done in so little time. How many celebrities I’ve worked with in under a year. How many great opportunities have came my way in just a little under a year, Being patient has taught me the right opportunities will come when I am ready. Like the saying goes “In due time” when the time is due, I will be ready. Read more>>