We asked some of the brightest folks in the community to open up to us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Kennedi Elise | Student & Creator Of Authentically Pure

An important lesson my brand has taught me is perspective is key. Just because something didn’t work out doesn’t mean the position isn’t for me. I am still equipped and called no matter the circumstance at hand. There is an opportunity to learn in every opposition. Read more>>

Lucas Perks | Whiskey Distiller, Entrepreneur, Father, Husband

For me, I baked the lesson into my brand. Ghostwood Distilling is about “Going beyond the Firelight”. Meaning that there are times in your life when your confronted with something you are nervous about or scared of, and I think the biggest rewards are found when you explore and push through those feelings. Life can be very challenging, but if we are brave enough to “explore the darkness”, we’ll grow and better ourselves. This is a fundamental take away from my experience in creating my first whiskey. I wasn’t sure it would be a success, and there were a lot of people second guessing or doubting me along the way. But I held firm to my vision and got rewarded for it. I hope that when people see that white tree and black bottle, they are inspired to do the same. Read more>>

Aurelie Garcia | Dancer Performer

My career taught me to be flexible and adaptable. When something wrong happens, it is not the end of the world. What matters is if you are capable of fixing it and how you decides to fix it. There is always a solution to a problem, if you don’t find it you might just be looking at it from the wrong edge, step back, relativize and believe there is a way to make it happen. A teacher of mine always said “Make it happen! And if you can’t make it happen, MAKE IT UP!” and I fully agree with him. Read more>>