Even if you are from the same neighborhood as someone else, you might still be coming from different places. Where you are from is a complicated question and it elicits complicated, but interesting and thought-provoking responses. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Lindsey Lekhraj | Epigenetics Human Potential Coach

The wellness industry has grown immensely in the past few years, and we now have literally tons of insights about any given topic at our fingertips (thanks to social media, especially)! While I think this is great in general, a lot of clients and people in my community feel largely overwhelmed and confused about who’s got the best advice, particularly because a lot of “healthy” opinions seem to be in conflict. Read more>>

Ranyia Cleveland | Photographer

Often times people think photographers over price their work because from their perspective, we just show up, snap a few photos, and the work is done. This is not the case at all! We price our work based on the years of experience in the field, the education we’ve learned, the expensive equipment we use, and many more factors. The editing process can take several hours, so we make sure our pricing reflects our desired hourly rate so we can pay ourselves fairly, and afford our business expenses! Read more>>

Vinceaun Minto | Entrepreneur & Fine Artist

The biggest lesson I have learned thus far in my career is to never say no. To elaborate a little more on that what I mean is with every opportunity that I have been presented no matter whether it was big or small, I always said yes when an opportunity/chance presented itself in front of me. It was the small opportunities that led me to the bigger ones. Don’t be afraid to say yes because oftentimes it will lead one to even further heights that they could have never imagined. Read more>>

Walter Brooks | Entrepreneur, Music Producer, Audio Engineer

It takes courage to start and persevere in your own business. In some ways, starting is often the most difficult part of the whole journey. Remember that courage is really 50 percent fear. Being courageous means having a goal that you believe in. The more deeply you believe in that goal, the more fear you are willing to overcome. Ultimately you must 1. Do what you love to do, and keep doing it, with persistence. And don’t dream too small. 2. Develop a multipronged strategy to sell and market your work. Value your work, and be persistent. 3. Institute good financial controls: Monitor every expense and make sure those expenses remain well below your income. Read more>>