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.

Angelina Rosario | Inspirational Speaker

Stay in your lane! You need to know your niche and your mission, but never start your business because it is the newest trend or to make quick money. Go after your purpose, so when tough times arrive, your “why” will keep you going. Read more>>

Octavia Yearwood | Author, Speaker, Conceptual Artist.

The most important lesson I learned from my career is that I cannot and should not try to win alone. When I first began this journey I was very independent and didn’t ask for help, nor was I open to collaboration. I learned, once I healed enough to trust, that I had been stunting my growth and narrowing my overall perspective. Conversations and support really matter when it comes to sustaining your career. Read more>>

Fabio Kotinda | Photographer

The most important lesson my career as a photographer taught me is to be flexible. Specially in 2020. I was living in Bali, Indonesia and decided to get back to Rio, Brazil to stay with my family. And during the social distance, quarantines I have to rethink about my business and life in general. But been open to opportunities always makes my life easier. And being positive always. You are not happy because you achieved your goals, I achieve my goals because I’m happy. Read more>>