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.

Elam B King Relationship & Life Coach | I coach single and married people on ways to improve themselves and their relationships with others

The most important lesson is the understanding of yourself. Also known as self awareness. Understanding yourself affects every facet of your life. Career: if you understand yourself, than you know why God has created you and you can walk in your purpose. If you walk in your purpose, you will bless yourself and God’s people which will then come back to you in a continuous increase of blessings Relationships: understanding yourself allows you to increase your self love which in turn also allows you to attract the right person. Not only will you attract the right person, but you will also be able to maintain that relationship and empower yourself with tools for a lasting relationship. We can take this to financial, spiritual, physical health, so many critical areas can operate at a maximum level in your life by maximizes your knowledge of yourself first. Read more>>

Bill Powell | Owner, Triumph Companies, entrusted by Metro Atlanta and North Georgia families to move their homes safely and efficiently

Throughout the ten years we’ve been in business, there’s really one driving force: our customers. It’s all about the customers, all about customer satisfaction. You get the idea. And here’s the thing – that means we work hard, every day, rain or shine. We are dedicated to every job, just like it’s the first, and we’re committed to moving each family and their treasured belongings, just like it’s our own. So yes, the work ethic runs deep, and our customers are grateful, as we are for them. Read more>>

Breauna Jenkins | Black Female Owned Business Owner

Well, I started my business in the middle of a pandemic. I had always thought about starting a business, but never took the time to actually do it. So, not to sound grateful for Covid-19, but it was definitely a blessing in disguise. Without this extra time on my hands, I probably would’ve kept procrastinating. I learned to always take time to do things that you want to do. Time is valuable and it should be used wisely. Starting this business has also helped me to be more patient, something that I’ve been praying hard about! Read more>>

Dr. Adair White-Johnson | CEO, Johnson Tribe Publishing & Executive Director, The Empowerment House

There have been many lessons I’ve learned but one of the most important is to be accountable to myself 100% of the time. Why? Because I am my business. I am my brand. I am my dream. I am my legacy. I’m it. Many times in our lives we are able to shift the responsibility and blame on others because it’s easier…or, it’s true. But when you own a small business, and your the name and face of it, you have to answer to yourself. There’s no one else to pivot the responsibilities to so you learn quickly that you must be accountable to yourself. Read more>>

Jannece Coleman | Nutritionist, Realtor & Tech Entrepreneur

I’ve learned many lessons from career, but I would have to say the one that sticks with me the most is that opportunities are not just going to fall in your lap. If you want success you will have to take steps to achieve it every single day. I think sometimes we can fall in to the mindset that having an idea, or starting the business is enough, and the clients should just be falling in line to work with us, but that is not always the case. We have to devote time everyday to becoming an expertise in our business, and building our network. Once you do. Read more>>