We asked some of the brightest folks in the community to open up to us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Simone Barlow | Artist | Creative | Author

An important lesson I’ve learned is patience. I was one of those young kids who thought if I come up with a dope piece of art or a cool piece of clothing and just post it on social media that I would take off instantly or overnight. When the overnight success didn’t come as it does for some of my peers. Read more>>

Chandler S. Bailey | Pastorprenuer & Influencer

The most important lesson I have learned in my career is found in the unpacking of these two reflections. “Steward well what is not working well and He or She who pivots first gets paid first.” I believe that developing professional agility is critical to finding success in today’s marketplace. Read more>>

Geo Sipp | Professor of Art & Director of the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University

The ability to adapt and be flexible with my creative career has been essential. The sin of pride can create stagnation and hubris, potentially limiting growth. My job involves creative problem solving and design thinking, with the intent of generating transdisciplinary opportunities for our programs. Having had a diverse creative career, the ability to share ideas and build consensus is all a part of the creative process. Read more>>

Tanesha Forrest | Social Media Influencer & Content Creator

The most important lesson my career has taught me is Consistency. The role of a Social Media Influencer/Content Creator requires you to consistently show up for yourself and others. I believe that in order for one to be consistent, they must first own in on their work life balance. Read more>>