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.

Angie & Marisol Samayoa | Founders & Sisters

Angie- It has taught me to appreciate the migration of our mother. She left her family behind to come to America for a better opportunity for her and her family–for us. This journey has definitely taught me to appreciate my family, especially my business partner who is my sister. Whenever I think about giving up on our dream she is always there to motivate me and never lets me give up. Marisol – Self Affirmations. Growing up I was the kid at school (and even at work) that thrived from positive affirmations. Read more>>

Desiree Byfield | Serial Entrepreneur

Business has taught me not to take the lack of support from family, friends, and sometimes strangers personally. Entrepreneurship has taught me to get it on my own and solely just focus on those whose support comes with ease. Read more>>

Sean Murray | Creative & Snr. IT Professional

The most important lesson that I’ve been taught so far is either to embrace failure or to be fearless. A lot of frequent trial and error is required on my end to validate ideas or parts thereof. With this comes a lot of possible and actual failure, which can at times be disappointing and draining. As much as I would love to avoid it, there are no other ways around it to achieve success. As such, I am attempting to embrace it more along with the lessons that come with it. Read more>>