We asked some brilliant folks from the community to tell us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Rob Dopp | Pitmaster

No matter how many times you get that no for sales or you get beat up just from the daily grind. You have to get back up hold your head up and move forward. It’s hard sometimes to do that but the reward in the end is so worth it. Every mistake I have made I have learned from it. And it’s ok to make mistakes otherwise you won’t learn. Read more>>

Luis Govea | Photographer

The most important lesson I think I’ve learned is to always be willing to learn from others. Now being apart of such a huge industry I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many types of people from all over the world, all of which have their own techniques, advice and experience. Always being open-minded has helped me be able to broaden my knowledge and understanding of what goes on behind-the-scenes. Read more>>

Ravi Kumar | CISO & Director of Practice

Being in Information /cybersecurity practice , one important take point that has inspired me constantly and remains the same ” Evolution at all forms of business , sales, interaction, customer service , relationship is imminent to progress. Wake up to either ” Learn or Earn” and ensure that when you sleep at the end of the day. Read more>>

Blanca Mendez | Photographer

Something that I remind myself to do is to enjoy where I am now. There were days that I would have major imposter syndrome and I would think how I am not good enough, and basically it would cause me to overthink. Everyone at one point compares themselves to someone more successful and then I realized that I should celebrate how far I have come. Read more>>

Jonathan Calabrese | Executive Chef, Co-Owner

The employees and the relationships that I have established and cultivated over the years. This includes who I know, who I have worked with in the past, and who has helped me within the industry, they all play a factor in the success of the Culinary Wise brand. For anyone looking into starting a business, making relationships and how you use those to move forward in a positive way is key. Read more>>