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.

Brit Adgie | Owner at Adgie Images

I think the most important lesson I have learned so far is to pitch the benefits of a service NOT the features. When you know a product really well it is easy to go through the “wow” features of the service. “It can do this cool thing and that cool thing” – most of these things don’t matter to your client. You have to figure out the main reason this product is going to benefit your client and pitch that. Read more>>

Meadow Minnae | Content Creator & Mental Health Advocate

One of the most important lessons my business has taught me is that you have to be your #1 cheerleader through and through. When other people won’t support you, cheer you on or assist you in finding resources, you have to do it for yourself. Growing up, I thought everything was a team effort and I would always have people in my corner but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Read more>>

Erika Jones | Tax Business Strategist & Mentor

Never be afraid to ask for help. When I entered the tax industry I was blind and without a mentor, all I knew is I wanted to help members of my community to become aware of their financial situation, beginning with their taxes. I had my nose wide open and wasn’t paying attention to what was really important, guidance. A goal without a plan can be executed, but will it have you on a path to success or a path to disaster? Read more>>

Tony HS | THS PRODUCTIONS | Mass Media Production

To Stay Consistent. In my lane of work, I believe one of the lessons taught to me is to stay consistent. THS Productions is a Media Production company that creates a variety of content for many different people. My work has to stay consistent because media is consumed so rapidly and if someone were to slow down too much, I feel, they would miss high priority opportunities. I’ve witnessed it and it’s happened to me earlier in my career so I had to change my mind-set and outlook because I choose to be successful in my field-of-work. Read more>>

Misheála (Mishy) Russell | Writer, Poet, Model, Creative

As I continue in my writing and creating as a whole within my business Mishy Writes, I am learning that there are two important things to remember: the first is to keep God first within my business vision and plans. There is a verse in the Bible that says, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” (Proverbs 19:21) It is too easy to think of ideas, and just run with them without first consulting the Lord on whether they are wise ideas to even pursue. Read more>>