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.

Kathryn Saks | Baker

It has taught me that being your own boss is not all fun and games and it’s not as easy as it may seem. Being your own boss is hard and it comes with lots of trial and errors and you always have to listen to your gut and do what’s right for you and your business. Never let anyone step in your way and tell you otherwise. Your the boss so it should be your vision and not others. Read more>>

Maxx Fenning | President of PRISM FL, Inc

The most important thing I’ve learned since founding PRISM is how people can push each other to greatness. Our organization wouldn’t be where it is today– in fact, it likely wouldn’t exist at all– if it weren’t for the amazing minds that coalesce into this community we’ve created. Read more>>

Brandee Anthony | Social Media Agency, Photographer and Professional Mermaid

The most important lesson that my business has taught me is fearlessness. I’m not saying that I have no fear towards anything that involves my business and career; but I had to have at least a part of me that was fearless even if my entire self wasn’t. I work in social media where people can hide behind devices all day long and the results can be pretty intimidating. Especially when you are personally putting yourself out there the way I do. We grow up so fearful that others will judge us or that we won’t live up to expectations that have been set for us. Add social media and it’s magnified exponentially. Read more>>

Daniella Ali | Graphic Designer & Design Director

In a market that’s flooded with graphic designers and marketers, you can’t worry about what others offer; you have to do what works for you and work on what you can provide to your clients. Read more>>