One of the most important lessons we learned is that our lives and our businesses will teach us along the way. We don’t need to know everything on day one because the challenges we face on day will likely be ones we are already equipped to handle. As we overcome challenges we get better and better and as the challenges increase in difficulty so too does our ability to tackle them.

We asked members of the community that we admire to share important lessons their business or career has taught them and have shared some of those responses below.

Freddy Rodriguez | Director

The most important lesson I’d say I’ve learned is to always watch your back because no one else will. I know for many people this may be very obvious, but there are times I admit when I’m a bit naïve. I’ve trusted and confided in some people that in hindsight were the wrong decisions and those impacted me financially and personally. You have to look out for your own interests first. Others on set are the doing the same thing and I’ve seen many people who will take advantage and step over others to get ahead. I’m not saying to never do people favors, but use discretion. Don’t over exert yourself needlessly and make sure you’re comfortable with your choices. Read more>>

Sabrina Aponte | On-Air Personality & News Desk Editor

The most important lesson being in broadcast journalism has taught me is simply being true to yourself and to your beliefs in order to grow an authentic audience who is going to be consistent with supporting the content you’re putting out. In today’s day and age, it’s easy to forget who we are or to compare one another on the internet, TV, radio or on social media platforms. Storytelling should be about being transparent, showing every angle to a story and more importantly the truth. You also have to take into consideration what the audience wants to see and which audience specifically is being targeted. Read more>>

Randi Uslan | SPIRITUAL GUIDE

I would have to say the most important lesson I have learned is that people will not have the same heart as you. I was always taught to remain humble in everything I do. I have continued to do that and never thought I would be where I am!. Read more>>

Jovan Murphy | Personal Trainer

The most important lesson that I’ll say my business has taught me is that creativity is key. South Florida is knowing for fitness so it’s plenty of trainers out here. And in order to make yourself knowing you have to separate yourself from the competition – and in my line of work that’s what creativity has done. Read more>>

Lexi Murray | Managing Partner

Consistency will eventually lead to success. I have come to realize in my day to day operations that our personal success is a combination of consistency, integrity, passion and hard-work. My dad and grandfather used to joke and say that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”. Read more>>

Chiquita T. | CEO

That as long as you’re consistent, you would become successful someday. Your hard work and dedication is going to take you further. Consistency is the key to success. Read more>>