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.

Ruthy Froch | Actor & Teaching Artist

Something to know about me is that curiousity is one of my core values. And because of that I am always learning – one of my favorite things to ask myself is: ” What worked? What didn’t? And, what’s next?” So, the most important lesson I’ve learned from being an actor and a teaching artist is hard to choose. What comes to mind is something that I’ve learned recently: asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but it’s a sign of strength. Every human being has a different skill set, even those of us in the same career path, and asking for advice, or help on a project, or asking questions to further understand will only make both the giver and reciever stronger. Read more>>

Malika Brown | Lead Lifestyle Photographer

Patience…I would say my business has taught me so much patience in the past years I have been established. Successful businesses do not grow overnight and that’s something I had to face reality with. To be transparent, sometimes we tend to compare ourselves to other businesses and their success and it could lead to lack of creativity and motivation. It really takes time and patience to build and grow your passion/business to become a profitable and sustainable company. I like to compare my business to a flower. First you start as seed from the ground constantly feeding and nourishing the business to grow. What you put into your business will determine its growth. Read more>>

DonTreezyMusic DonB | Singer & Songwriter

The most important Lesson that I have learned is to keep your ideas dreams and plan of motion to Yourself. Everybody doesn’t have your best interest at heart sometimes it can become frustrating and maybe discouraging for some but through this process I have learned to block out all negativity no matter how it may come Read more>>

Nik Thesasiri | Owner/Founder of Atlanta Custom Poles

Anything is possible and the only limits you have are the ones you place on yourself. Read more>>

VaShaun Pickens | Owner and Founder of Godly Example

One of the most important lessons my business career has taught me is when I started my business, Godly Example, as a spinoff from a previous clothing line. It had a beautiful meaning but was tainted by people not being able to pronounce it properly or know its meaning. It started out as a good conversational icebreaker, but turn into something that didn’t represent the brand. With always having the idea to inspire others through fashion, I was looking for something that represented who I was growing into and wanted to be. Read more>>

Ceighln Cooley | Photographer

Believe in yourself! Don’t let. your dream die, starting up you’re going to have to deal with opinions from family, friends, co-workers and everywhere in between. Block out all of the negativity and continue to push towards your dream. Only you can keep your dream alive. Take risk, accept losses and continue to move forward. Read more>>