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.

Roshanda Pratt | Storyteller & Live Stream Strategist

There are several factors behind the success of my business; the support of my family, my faith, great mentors, coaches and trainers. But what has become my secret weapon is a group of women known as my brain trust. Former President Franklin Roosevelt had a brain trust during his administration. This group is a team of close advisers, who have a specific expertise in a particular field. My brain trust of five hold me accountable, sow into my business endeavors, speak into my business and lend support with their business when necessary. This is not just a one way street as I do the same for them too. The reason why this has added in the success in my business because I have a group of people who are aware and attached to what is happening in my company. Read more>>

Jackson Heaton | Radio host

You are responsible for your success. Do not expect handouts. People will offer you advice along the way, but where you end up depends on you and you alone. Read more>>

Aria Brooks | Entertainer

My career has taught me humility. There are a lot of challenges that I’ve faced in this process. Staying grounded and humble has taught me the value of hard work and it keeps me from having a lazy work ethic. Read more>>

Melissa Rudd | Owner & Operator

You can not be all things to all people. Do one thing and do it well. Our motto is “It’s all about the donuts” and we refer to that when making decisions. Does it compliment our main product? If you diverge in to many areas, it waters down what you do. Stick to what you know and do best and are passionate about and learn everything you can about that. Read more>>