Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Peter Huggler | Tiny House Builder

The one thing that outsiders are probably unaware of, is that tiny house living is an intentional lifestyle. What I mean by that, is people that choose to live in a tiny house don’t do it because that’s all they can afford. It’s actually quite the opposite. Our customers tend to be college educated professionals with excellent credit scores. The most common reason they choose to live in a tiny house is to be debt free. They can afford the mortgage on a traditional home. They just don’t want to be tied to a 30 year mortgage. They want the freedom that comes with a minimalist lifestyle; more money, more time with family, more time outdoors, more travel, and less stuff. And with a tiny home, you can have an affordable place to live that is smaller but has finer finishes that you would normally see in higher end homes. It’s quality over quantity. Read more>>

Charmeka Onyeneho | Hair and Skincare Consultant & Licensed Nurse

I would say most are unaware that I was working as a licensed nurse for 24 years before God completely changed my direction. I quit my job one day and never looked back. Read more>>

Jan Riggins | Chalk and Fine Artist

One of the first things people tend to say to me when they see my work is “you’re so talented.” While I take this as the compliment that it is, I tend to feel that non-artists don’t fully understand everything involved in what it took to get me to the point that I could create that one piece of work. True, I am not a traditionally trained artist; I didn’t go to art school and I have only taken a handful of workshops. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t study and practice…a lot. Over the past five years I have spent almost all of my free time reading articles, following and communicating with artists on social media, researching different techniques, looking at as much art as I can to understand what appeals to me as a viewer…and creating my own art. It’s a lot of work. But, if I’m not creating, I’m also not satisfied. Read more>>