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.

Lauren Markwith | Social Media Coordinator

The most important lesson my career has taught me is to never be afraid to speak up. Growing up I was taught to listen and not really ask questions. But I’ve learned that asking questions and using your voice is crucial in any aspect of your career or even life. Read more>>

Ashley Lapadula-Altman | Something Thready

One of my New Years Resolution was to dive into my creative side and do something that I enjoyed on my spare time and was also fun. My grandmother taught me how to sew when I was a little girl and I wanted to teach myself again how to sew and embroider since it had been so long. @SomethingThready was an idea that started during the 2020 pandemic and blossomed to what it is today. The most important thing I’ve learned was to simply go for it! Start the business, stop thinking about it, and don’t wait for the perfect time, just do it! It will work out one way or another! Read more>>

Christopher Vlaun | Fitness and Movement Specialist

When you follow your passion, it is more like service than work. Read more>>