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.

Ré Alissa | R&B Artist/Musician

One of the most valuable lessons that being an R&B artist has taught me is that nothing is handed to you–even if something is meant for you, the dream doesn’t work unless you do. I spent a lot of the beginning of my time as an artist procrastinating– sitting back and observing those around me trying to decide the best way to me to reach the level I wanted to get to. Once I started applying everything I learned and being consistent, crazy things started happening for me. Read more>>

Scarlet Cimillo | Singer & Songwriter & Producer

The most important lesson it has taught me is no one is the same. This isn’t American Idol, no one’s going to get kicked off the island, there’s no need for competition. You do you and they’ll do them. Everyone is in their own lane and comparison will only slow you down. This is something I struggle with everyday and it’s a huge goal of mine to practice what I preach. Read more>>

Zaire Danaé | Singer/Recording Artist

The most important lesson that my career has taught me is consistency & never giving up takes you a long way. Even when things seem like they’re not working, or being noticed; believe me someone is always watching. Read more>>

Carson Traynham | Mobile Professional Airbrush Technician

One of the most important lessons I have learned in business is this… “Make friends, not enemies.” It’s such a simple and powerful statement, and it’s something I carry with me every day- in business and in life. I think there are many entrepreneurs who lose sight of this simple fact just to make a sale. But it’s not just about making a sale. Read more>>