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.

Jaida Hall | Student athlete and business owner

One of the most important lessons my business has taught me is to start and finish whatever I want to accomplish without making excuses. If you really want to achieve something you will get it done. Making excuses and allowing fear to stop you will only hinder your goals. Read more>>

Jacques and Reshema Mountain | Home & Commercial Inspection Company

Commitment. It takes a whole different mindset to commit to something for the long term now. Social media promotes quick money with very little commitment to developing your craft. Read more>>

Larell Mackey | Photographer & Videographer

The most important lesson my business/career has taught me is never give up it’s just not your time yet. No matter what you go through in your field you’re going to feel like you are not doing enough or you should have been in a better place. Read more>>

James C. Birdsong, Jr. | Gospel Music Industry Professional

Through the years, the most important lesson I learned at a young age is always have God first and foremost in your life. Without Him, this would not been possible. My father, the late Rev. James C. Birdsong, Sr. and my mother, Belinda Germany-Birdsong installed those lifetime principles. Read more>>