Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

London Chong | Content Creator, Fashion and Lifestyle

The average content creator wears quite a number of hats. Content creation is hard work. It is more work than most people think and includes multiple phases. First, it involves developing a relationship and evaluating a brand to determine whether there is a good fit. I conduct lots of research ahead of time to see how my abilities might be able to blend with their desires, goals, and aesthetics while still being relevant, unique, creative, and presenting attention-grabbing content. Read more>>

Mely Quiroz | M.S., APCC Gender Affirming Therapist

One thing about being a therapist is that we are professionals in the process not the content. For me, my efficacy as a therapist relies on my commitment to my own healing and liberation. Working on myself and tending to my wounds around trust, shame, fear, and abandonment has been critical for me to be able to show up as a grounded and present version of myself when I am holding space for my clients process. Read more>>

Marlo Surovsky | Enlightened Hire Referral Partner and Independent Hair Stylist

The one thing outsiders are mostly unaware of is the struggle to retain employees and booth renters and keeping chairs and stations full. The salon, barber and beauty industry was hit so hard during Covid shutdowns and most owners are still recovering. While the industry is constantly changing and getting more sophisticated using online booking options, multi-link bios and social media platforms for digital portfolios and marketing purposes the one story we continue to hear from owners is their struggles with finding pro’s that fit into their salon culture they have worked so hard at curating. Read more>>

Elizabeth Eisenstein | Potter & Owner of Community Ceramics Studio

Creating ceramics is incredibly time-intensive. Aside from the labor involved in creating the actual work, each piece must be air dried slowly and thoroughly, and then fired in a kiln twice. Each firing takes nearly 24 hours, including cooling time. So when it comes to experimenting and creating custom work, it will take a long time to fully complete a new project. There are tests and samples that need to be done, and each of those must go through this same time-intensive process. Then adjustments need to be made (both to design and chemistry), and work recreated. Finalizing a product or work of art is a true achievement that can take weeks if you’re lucky, more likely months, and sometimes years. Read more>>