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.

Tavon Chef Tay B Blocker | Private chef & owner of PHATÈ catering

The grind never stop , it only increase the more you elevate and the more you educate yourself the more you love your process. Nowadays, the perception of ENTREPRENEURSHIP & or a private chef is glitz & glamour , going out clubing , having high profile clients , vacations , and flashy lifestyles on Instagram . People see all that and feel like it’s easy , but what you don’t see is the 16hour days , long Days short Nights , grocery shopping, days filled with prep , solving problems constantly , adapting to any kitchen conditions and still execute and perform the best as possible no matter what ! You have to have a love for this and I do . Starting this business showed me discipline, patience, appreciation for others , it saved my life Read more>>

Shawnta Wiggins | Chef/ Caterer

All money ain’t good money ! Read more>>

Coach Lakia Barnett | Life Coach And Creative Directo

The most important lesson My Business Has Taught Me Is Consistency Sticking To The Strategy Showing Up Even When I Don’t Feel Like It it has Really Taught Me Not To Start Something And Then Don’t Finnish Read more>>

Maya Olds | Entrepreneur & Model

This year alone working with my brand has taught me all about patience. That’s the major key to a successful business. Everything doesn’t happen over night. Just keep going and trust the process. Read more>>

Pibool (David) Koonvirarak | Entrepreneur / Restauranteur

The biggest important lesson is the difference between reacting VS responding. Reacting is usually based on what you’ve seen other people do in addition to your own emotion at the time, which is mostly wrong and generate very poor results. Responding, on the other hand, is a much better way to handle any situation you may face. Let me give you some examples of when I deal with my employees when I first started my business. Read more>>

Jaymes McCloud | CEO & Property Manager In Charge

Pursue! Above all else, pursue. An idea is precisely that. The next step is taking that idea and breathing life into it. One challenge I see daily amongst young entrepreneurs is the lack of purse that idea. J.H.W. came with challenges on day one, and truth be told, I had no idea what I was doing. I had a skill that I was really good at but did not know how to turn into profit on my own. I had no real mentors to turn to; they were too focused on how I could assist them in their idea; they were “pursuing” while I was wandering. It wasn’t until I focused on defining success and then identifying the course to achieve it. My focus shifted from chasing idols to pursuing goals. Read more>>