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.

Kiara Costa | Artist

I feel one of the most important lessons I’ve come to learn about selling my artwork and lending my creativity is that not every opportunity that presents itself is worth taking. At times, I’ve been asked to collaborate with brands or work on projects that I realized would require me to sacrifice my integrity. While making a profit is important, I’ve come to find that staying vocal and maintaining one’s personal voice is far more important. Read more>>

Phax 100

I’ve learned that you have to LOVE what you do to be one of the BEST to do it! Once you’ve realize that, you’ll know how much more you’re worth. Read more>>

Kirsten Delpinal | Owner & Graphic Designer

The most important lesson I’ve learned is to not be afraid of failure. I dreamed of starting my own business for years before I actually started taking steps toward making that dream a reality because I was so afraid that I would fail. Even though I had mastered my craft, there was so much that I didn’t know about running a business and I was afraid that if I tried and it didn’t work out, that I would be deemed “a failure”. Read more>>

Dashia Trowers | Attorney

I have learned a few important lessons, but one that resonates is to never give up. My career path has been met with challenges, but I always knew that I had to keep going. Bank on yourself, and keep going, Never give up. Read more>>