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.

Carnika Boyd | Health & Fitness Coach

Trust the process. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s always worth it. I had to adapt the mindset of doing everything with intentions, because without having intention with your life, life will take you where it wants to take you instead of where you need to be going. Read more>>

Destiny Jones | Operations Consultant & Manager

One of the most important lessons that my business has taught me is to NEVER GIVE UP! It sounds cliché, but it’s the most valuable piece of advice that I was ever given. If I had given up due to the lack of overall support when I first started my business, I would not have had the opportunity to service those who had supported me thus far.  Read more>>

Jay Herring | Photographer , Creator

I believe so far one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that entrepreneurship as a whole isn’t as easy as its viewed from the outside. Its really all in or nothing as far as the the dedication and background work that it takes in my field of work.  Read more>>

Chiwuzo Ife (Chi Ife) Okwumabua | Theatre Producer and Musical Theatre Songwriter

The most important lesson that I have learned with my business is that you cannot accomplish anything great alone. You can work on smaller projects by yourself, but it is hard for your vision to fully bloom without the help of staff or volunteers. I think that might be a lesson that a lot of entrepreneurs or independent contractors learn when they start their business. Read more>>