We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.

Jordan Reed | Artist, Musician, Recording Engineer

Outsiders are most definitely unaware of the Artist having to simultaneously fulfill several roles to get themselves off the ground. I mix and master my music, used to create Cover art, Pitched and Promoted music, created hyperlinks to my music, constantly update socials with content, etc. It sounds like a lot, but if you really want whatever success you desire, you wouldn’t have second thoughts about it. My Advice; create a team. Read more>>

Chase Derrick | Plastic Surgeon

How vast a plastic surgeon’s expertise is. Plastic surgery encompasses so many aspects of the human form (really from head to toe) since we work on not only the popular cosmetic procedures that include breast augmentations, facelifts, and the ever-popular “mommy makeover”; but also procedures after cancer or injury such as breast reconstruction, skin cancer reconstruction, and hand surgery. Another aspect that people find really surprising is how common it is for men to undergo plastic surgery procedures–we do not only serve woman. Many men seek out a plastic surgeon to improve their appearance through gynecomastia excision (removal of male breast gland tissue), liposuction, facelifts, or tummy tucks themselves. Read more>>

Kim & David Angeles | Photographers

We feel that the most challenging thing for a person outside of the photography realm is to understand everything that it takes, to give it your all at each session. It’s not just showing up with a pretty camera, putting it on auto mode, and taking pretty pictures. In these modern times, everyone carries a smartphone and can do that. it takes education, planning, communication, researching, scouting, and knowledge on how your equipment functions for a session to be successful and editing. OMG, the editing, and so many other things that go into those gorgeous pictures that clients receive. I think I talk for most photographers, it’s important to outline how your business works, and for the clients to understand that the most difficult, tedious, and time-consuming part of our work is to edit. we are pampered to such a degree, that people expect instant gratification, which is difficult when you have barely just gotten home from finishing someone’s session when they are already asking for their pictures. sigh. Read more>>