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.

Regina Campbell | Attorney

The most important lesson that my business/career has taught me is not to take anything for granted. Read more>>

Courtney Childress | Artist & Artist Advisor

In my eleven years in New York, I have always been in support of other artists. I started working as an assistant at a gallery in the lower east side with an excellent reputation during graduate school. My time working with the owner was priceless. She taught me the business of the art world in a way that few artists experience in a lifetime. I was a sponge, eagerly absorbing everything I heard and read, happily passing anything gleaned to friends and cohorts over the years. Read more>>

Queen Sandruh | CEO of BÉL, Media Personality/Author

The most important lesson I’ve learned on this journey is providing myself with grace. It’s easy to beat yourself up as an entrepreneur looking at others and their journey and thinking that you are behind or something. I’ve beat myself up many times looking at the hands of others and how they handled their blessings trying to make it somehow show me how to handle mine. In the long run I had to learn that I deserve grace. I am not where I once was and that’s okay. I am not where I want to be yet and that’s also okay. Read more>>

Adriana (Ati) Lopez | Wellness coach & Boutique owner

Never give up on your dreams and goals. Even when obstacles and struggles come to your life. When you keep your eyes and heart on the vision you will continue to work hard and develop resilience Read more>>