One of the most important lessons we learned is that our lives and our businesses will teach us along the way. We don’t need to know everything on day one because the challenges we face on day will likely be ones we are already equipped to handle. As we overcome challenges we get better and better and as the challenges increase in difficulty so too does our ability to tackle them.

We asked members of the community that we admire to share important lessons their business or career has taught them and have shared some of those responses below.

Kimberly Griffin | Publisher & Editor and Chief

Being in business for two years has taught me; Time management, consistency, strategy planning and networking. Learning these important fundamentals has guided me, by helping to reach most of my goals. I’m a newbie so with growth I’m confident I’ll achieve them all. In life you fail to learn which makes you better at success. Read more>>

CoBannah | Music Producer

The most important lesson my career has taught me is to “stay consistent” even if you’re exhausted and unmotivated. Obtaining Consistency will allow you break barriers you didn’t even know you were capable of breaking. Read more>>

Kenné Poles | Business Owner

The most important lesson my business has taught me is to ‘never give up’. I know those three words may seem so simple but I will say its one of the hardest commitments when starting/running a business. Many people don’t know or understand the things that go on behind the scenes, they only see the ending results. As a business owner myself I run into problems literally everyday. What helps me is that I spend less time on the actually problem and focus on creating a solution. You have to be willing to keep going even when its a fast month as well as a slow month. Thats when most people quit because they think success happens over night and it doesn’t. Read more>>

Breanna Jackson | Producer and Enginee

One lesson that took a while for me to grasp is that no is sometimes the best advancement for the next opportunity. Read more>>

LaTrece Nicole | Actress/Writer/Director/producer and custom cake designer

The most important lesson my career/business has taught me is when you put God first and put in the work success will come! You’ll continue to cultivate and grow in the area at which you work the most in! Read more>>

Kyiamoni Legacy | Pastry Artist/ Chef

The most important lesson my business has taught me is patience. I believe most business owners give up too early because they tend to feel like the business is not growing as fast as they would like. Or opportunities are just not showing up for them. Everybody has a time. Your time may be 6 years in but you’ve given up at only 2 years in. Read more>>