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.

Jack Koos | Photographer/Cinematographer

There are many lessons I have learned in my career. Doing video/photoshoots has been a great opportunity for me to grow as a person teaching me problem solving skills, being able to adapt when things don’t go according to plan and to not always worry about things being perfect. I’ve always had this perfectionist mentality but things are not always going to go the way you planned and experiencing that really teaches you to adapt to whatever comes your way. Sometimes the uncertainty of the weather or problems with the location can bring up some challenges but thats alright! Once you learn to accept and adapt to the challenges that occur, it can really ease your mind and make room for more creative decisions and maybe even better ones than you originally thought of. Read more>>

ORLEY J.P., MBA | WEALTH MANAGER FOR SUCCESSFUL FAMILIES

The most important lesson in my business and career that it has taught me is that Family comes first. Yes Family. Read more>>

Susan Miner | Anti-Anxiety Thought Leader

The most important lesson my career has taught me is the hardships I endured and triumphed over was my training. As a therapist and founder of b-CALM cbd line, my specialty is anti-anxiety. And you guessed it, I used to have anxiety. Along the way, I swam in insomnia, depression, and self-loathing. All, not fun, I can assure you. But these hardships turned out to be lessons that I needed to pass in order to guide others along a similar path. The triumph of living a peace-filled life bestows upon me the ability to help others find their inner peace emotionally, mentally, and physically. And on a more personal level with my clients, they know that I do not judge them harshly because I have been in their shoes. I like to say, “Been there. Bought the tee-shirt.” Read more>>

Gerald Law II | Musician & Music Educator

The most important lesson that I am continuing to learn is that we were not made to do things alone. Visionaries aren’t always the best with details and execution. This is where building a reliable and dedicated team comes in. There was a sense of pride I felt when I accomplished something on my own. A feeling that I really succeed… but at what cost? As I have become more comfortable connecting with other minds and creatives and giving people opportunities to help, I have been able to do more than I ever would have accomplished on my own. And the feeling of success is even greater because I can share it with other people!. Read more>>