We asked some brilliant folks from the community to tell us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Rico González | “Professional Wrestler/Entertainer” “Positive Vibras Only” “Mr. Machismo” “The First Gentleman of Independent Wrestling”

Slow Down!! I have been told this by not only my trainer and many “vets” in the business, but also by my elders (parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents). Although I am hard headed sometimes and try not to stop, it always helps when I slow down both in the ring and in life. Read more>>

Herschenia A. Brown | Amazon Bestselling Author (PEN Aria Craig) | Mediator | External Ombuds | Corporate Consultant

The most important lesson that my business has taught me is that don’t have to stick with one business venture or brand. When I wrote my books, including the children’s books, my creativity was based on my own personal and professional experiences. After a few setbacks in my career and learning there were more women of color with the same experiences, I pivoted to another business venture that I had been yearning to explore since graduating from high school. Read more>>

Alpha Hugo | Music Artist

To always keep it business, meaning never allow personal issues to affect my end goal. Always think logical and never make emotional or rational decisions when it comes to business. Read more>>

Jaye Mosley | Director of Operations & Mother

One of the most important lessons Tea Amour has taught us is patience. Patience is required to be a successful entrepreneur. Things will not always go as planned or on schedule but usually right on time. Running your own operation means you wear a lot of hats. Sometimes it can be challenging but one must have the strength to preserver. Patience is needed to deal with vendors, suppliers, delayed ETAs, event mishaps, and working with others. Read more>>