One of the most important lessons we learned is that our lives and our businesses will teach us along the way. We don’t need to know everything on day one because the challenges we face on day will likely be ones we are already equipped to handle. As we overcome challenges we get better and better and as the challenges increase in difficulty so too does our ability to tackle them.

We asked members of the community that we admire to share important lessons their business or career has taught them and have shared some of those responses below.

Destinee Merida | Artist Manager & Event Organizer

I have learned the importance of discipline and consistency. Sticking to my routine helps so much with work & life balance, it helps my productivity and allows me not to stress when things happen unexpectedly. I am able to prioritize assignments and deadlines to make sure I’m staying on top of everything, especially being a one woman team right now. Read more>>

Kashish Kalita | Author, Actor & Artist

I have learned a lot of things throughout my journey of flourishing my career and business. But, out of all the things, two very big lessons were how to be a critical thinker, and consistency. I think a very big mistake some people do is that they overthink… and by overthinking they may shy away from an awesome presentation or performance. You must be confident with your choices and have faith in yourself. Trust yourself. Allow yourself to get out of your comfort zone and then once you do that, the uncomfortable zone will be a part of your comfort zone, until you step out of it again. It’s a continuous cycle! Read more>>

Marinda Jordan | Entrepreneur

My biggest lesson learned is to persevere. As an entrepreneur you will never stop learning and growing. Your business will constantly evolve as you progress. With every mistake you remind yourself to keep going. Read more>>