Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Chris Kling | Professional Artist

How hard artists work. It is truly a small business and usually you don’t have a team of people to get things done. You wear all the hats! Marketing, accounting, insurance, web management, shipping, gathering supplies, framing, writing newsletters, preparing and delivering to exhibitions, submitting to shows, teaching, keeping track of your sales and declaring to Uncle Sam your Sales Tax, and, of course, none of this is possible if you are not managing your time for creating art! Read more>>

Jamie Seidner | Dietitian and Founder of the MOMS Club

I think when outsiders think about dietitians they probably assume we are watching what other people are eating 24/7. They assume we are the food police and are judging everyone’s choices all of the time. The truth is that there is a line between our personal life and work life, just like everyone else- the difference is that the whole world participates in our “profession” because the whole world eats, so it makes it harder to envision the boundary line. Read more>>

PAULINA SUAREZ | Illustrator and Yogi

As a visual artists many unexpected doors can open before you specially if you work in different mediums and wear many hats. The illustration and animation industries are packed with disciplined and hardworking professionals so one has to knock on many doors to step in the game. Read more>>

Jean Phillipe | Registered nurse and Part-Time photographer

I think one of the most important things that people on the outside don’t know about Photography is there is so much that goes into the preparation, the process of taking the pictures and then most importantly the retouching at the end. Really nice photography, weather it be editorial or wedding, for the most part is planned out and then once the shot is taken it has to be retouched. That alone could take as much as a couple of hours per photo. We live in a time now where everyone wants photos fast and immediate but really good pictures take time to create Read more>>