We asked some of the brightest folks in the community to open up to us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Gonzalo Rubino | Crazy Poke Founder

The most important lesson my business, Crazy Poke, hast taught me is that there’s always room to create, to innovate, and to re create yourself. I took the decision of coming to Miami to invest in my new business without ever being in Miami before. Read more>>

Arnon Magal | Owner of Novela Cafe Social

Don’t follow the money, master the craft of your own domain, do it better than your competitors, apply the obvious principles over a long period of time, everything else follows. Read more>>

Chandler Swift | Social Media Content Creator

The most important lesson my my career has taught me thus far is you get back what you put out into the world. You have to firmly belive in what your brand or message is. This creates authenticity and builds trust with your audience. Read more>>

Marie Isabel Ruano Iglesias | Entrepreneur

The most important lesson my business has taught me is that my mindset, my daily thoughts and attitudes are what determines my success, my lifestyle and my happiness. What we put out in the world is what we receive, and whatever you put your focus on is expanding. What we think and feel, we create. We create what we believe. Read more>>

David Feder | Musician/Composer/director of NFP Arts organization.( Islamorada Community Entertainment)

Relationships and integrity are everything. Being genuine and helpful is key even when there is no apparent personal benefit. Read more>>