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 difficult 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.

Giovanna Jaspid | Designer & Pillow Shop Owner

One of the most important lessons from running my business has been to surround myself with positivity and going with the flow. I have learned to see opportunity in change and handling what comes my way with creativity. Read more>>

Jennifer Kosharek | Artist & Street Artist

If at first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, you don’t succeed… try, try, try, try, try, try AGAIN. Life will always try to shove you down. Being a professional artist is an uphill battle and you have to keep giving it your all–throughout life’s little and big trials. Covid19 has brought additional career obstacles. How do I make money while staying at home? How do I stay inspired and working when the world is going through so much turmoil? I have learned you have to dig that “WILL TO CREATE” out of your soul and it has to push you to be your best self. Read more>>

Elena Camps | Art Director

My career has taught me to be problem-solving, to find ways to get the results I want with the resources I have at the moment. There’s always a solution to any situation, so it has also taught me to not be so hard on myself, to trust my instincts and to speak up. Read more>>

Mauricio Carrasco | Videographer

Don’t wait for anything. If you want it you go and take it yourself, no matter the time, cost, anything. If you REALLY want it you will make it happen. Read more>>

Carolina King | Artist & Legal Assistant

To follow and do what feels right, and must of the time it might not be the easiest thing to do. It might take more work but it’s worth it. Read more>>

Evitta Hobbs | CEO & Founder

I have grown older which has prompted me to look back and reflect on the top seven lessons and pieces of wisdom I have gained throughout my life and my business . I have been fortunate enough to face certain challenges and overcome certain obstacles. This grateful journey has left me with life lessons that I feel privileged to have learned from experience. The top seven lessons I have learned so far. 1. Know your worth- People will pay for good quality work . 2. Success doesn’t come overnight- Having your own business takes hard work, dedication, countless hours of your time & the right marketing. Read more>>