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.

Shelby Henderson | Personal Chef, Caterer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist

The most important lesson my business has taught me is to never accept defeat. There are many times in which we as entrepreneurs would become overwhelmed about things not happening for us or our business. That’s a normal feeling and very common. However, we must find a reason to push ourselves past that mindset and pursue our goals for our brand and for ourselves. Read more>>

Charrisse Darbouze | Founder

The most important lesson I learned in my business has been to never internalize failure or setbacks. I learned that not getting the results I expected was simply great feedback. I should have used that information to evaluate, what went well, areas of improvement, and pivoted the business. In the past, I did not always do that. I took the failure personally and thought I was not good enough or no one wanted what I had to offer. But… now I know what “failure” means its feedback and that I needed to pivot the business. Read more>>

B King | Professional Makeup Artist & Entrepreneur

The most important lesson that my business has taught me is that there is never a perfect time. The time in now to get your product in peoples hands and get people talking about your product and brand. Read more>>