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.

Christian Chirino | Chef

Dedication. It is far from what has marked me the most in my career. Whatever you are going to do, you must dedicate yourself to it. In absolutely every way. If you can dedicate yourself to something specific, it means that you have managed to identify what you want and where are you going. Read more>>

Alyse Vital | Designer & Seamstress

I think one of the most important lessons my business has taught me is that there will be times you have to pivot and make changes to your creative view. Sometimes you have to go back to the drawing board and start over again. It doesn’t mean you’re a failure, it just means you may need to change a few things so that you can find what works for your business. Read more>>

Trevon Session | Videographer/Photographer & Streetball Legend

The most important lesson any business can teach you is consistency. Staying consistent will keep you motivated. Read more>>

Coki Tattoos | Tattoo shop

It has taught me that patience and discipline in your job are the only key that can lead you to be a serious and prosperous business. Read more>>

Virgi Dart | Recording Artist & Performer

Everything is about PERSPECTIVE. You never know who is being inspired by your words, your music, your art and even though sometimes you are blinded about how your process is going, what people think/expect about you, everything is about perspective. Read more>>