We’ve been fortunate to connect with so many brilliant, thoughtful entrepreneurs and creatives and we regularly ask them about the most important lessons they’ve learned over the course of their careers. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Jamartae Jackson | I am photographer/ Visual Storyteller

For me, it has been to create art. Forget being perfect. I find that when you get lost in the creative process, every session just comes out better. It makes sense when you think about processes. If you increase efficiency, you can push out more content, and less thought during the process allow for more creativity. You get to see what truly makes the overall picture a story and that is the best part. It leads to authenticity, which equals comfort and the rest is history from there. Sometimes these situations give you the most peace and the most business inquiries. The biggest lesson would be to go after what you truly want with your business and career. No one is going to wait for you. Read more>>

Micaela Pruitt | Candle Maker & Athletic Trainer

The most important lesson I have learned in my business is to continue to evolve. There are so many businesses that sale similar products. How do you stand out? Find what pushes your sales and go! Read more>>

Jasmine Masters | All Star Cheer Director & Gym Owner

The most important lesson my business has taught me is that everyone can’t go! I remember watching a sermon recently from someone I’ve taking a liking to, Sarah Jakes Roberts. In that sermon she spoke about how transformation requires isolation. A year ago, that statement might not have grasped my attention. Today, it’s so relatable! When you reach a certain peak of success, you have to be ok with losing people. Read more>>

Beau Raines | Artist & Photographer

The classic statement, “consistency is key,” is the most important lesson I come across time and time again when conducting my own business. As growth is one of the most fundamental aspects of developing a business, consistency is what drives that margin forward. Whether your business is administrative or based in a talent or skill, consistency is what specializes your skill set. Without consistency you are left with a hobby, and there is nothing wrong with your skill being a profitable hobby in your life, but if you intend on relying on your hobby as a business, then consistency is the carrier that delivers you to success, growing opportunities, and self-sufficiency. Read more>>

Dylan Stamas | Beat Maker & Drummer

If you want to do something you just have to start doing it. I feel like for so many years I had so many different ideas musically and so many different projects I wanted to start but for whatever reason couldn’t get things rolling or would have a slow start but the only person I had to blame was myself. It takes a lot to put your music or your art out there for the world to see and judge but at the end of the day that’s the only way people will ever get to enjoy it. Read more>>