We asked some brilliant folks from the community to tell us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Anastasia Mikhalochkina | CEO & Founder

If you want to know whether it will work or not, you must trust the numbers game. Play long enough while refining your product based on customer’s feedback. It takes time to build anything valuable. Read more>>

Laura Graham | Director of Apparel

The most important lesson I’ve learned from running a business is that almost any problem can be solved by hard work, patience, and dedication. As a team, we’ve learned the ins and outs of how to run a business by solving problems as they arise. We’ve never sought outside investment, so we’ve always bootstrapped our growth. This has meant learning how to do everything ourselves before hiring out any work. Knowing that we can overcome almost any problems by determination (and lots of googling) has been incredibly empowering for both my personal and professional life. Read more>>

Laura Mendelsohn | 5 Star Research Medium

Hidden behind your biggest life problem is your passionate purpose. Align with your passion and your prosperity will emerge. My biggest life problem was seeking approval for accumulating wealth. Intuition was frowned upon in the household I grew up in. Money was worshipped. After working so hard to accumulate wealth, no matter how hard I fought to maintain it melted away. Apparently my intuition was guiding me elsewhere. Finally I learned. When you release your problem, you follow your passion to your true prosperity. As I did a new glorious career emerged as a Spirit Medium. Read more>>