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.

Nacile and Keifer Sharpe | Co-CEOs

Being organized is very important. If things are functional and in order you will save time and tons of money. Read more>>

Zack Neeld | World Traveler and Entrepreneur

I have been very fortunate to be a part of several start up businesses throughout my career. One that I look fondly on, albeit not a very successful venture, is a senior care software concept that I worked on with my brother in-law and close family friend. Read more>>

Keesha Smith | Owner & Artisan

My business has taught me to be more adaptable and open to unconventional ways of communication and business strstegies. Read more>>

Luis Mata | CEO of Meat N’ Bone

Effective communication, it is the single most important skill an executive needs to develop. It’s amazing to see how many extremely smart individuals struggle to communicate their ideas. It is not enough to be a subject matter expert, it is not enough to have the knowledge… if you cannot communicate it, it is very hard to turn an idea or a concept into a reality. Read more>>

Elle Taylor | Entertainer

The most important thing that I’ve learned in my career is to never give up and never stop learning Read more>>

Racquel Bradley | CEO & Business mentor

Since launching JMZ Processing, I’ve learned quite a few lessons along my journey, I can’t pinpoint the most important because they’re all valuable lessons. My risk management skills were few to none, I learned that risks are necessary and it’s pertinent that we accept what comes thereafter whether it’s good or bad and learn from it. Once I implemented these key points: Read more>>