We asked some of the brightest folks in the community to open up to us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Sean Kam | Dressmaker and Illustrator

Making the decision to run your own business takes courage, determination and understanding the amount of risk. But of all the things I’ve learned so far is to be open to new ways of learning what I thought I already knew. In the words of Yoda, “You must unlearn what you have learned.” Sometimes, it’s not enough to just simply know. Of course, we’re enlightened with new discoveries, but to relearn something from a different perspective, is always inspiring. It’s what drives me in every aspect of what I do as an artist, an entrepreneur and as a person. Read more>>

Joseph Karadakis | Director of Operations & Chef

Always keep pushing and thinking outside of the box. At Grater Grilled Cheese, we strive to continue innovating with recipes, locations, menu items, and more, to catch our customer’s attention and keep them coming back to check out what we’ve got in store. Read more>>

Marlene Kamo | Yoga & Meditation Teacher & Energy Healing Facilitator

I’ve learned so many valuable lessons and know I have more to learn. The most important so far is how interconnected we all are to each other, the Universe, and Nature. Every day, I get to hold space and be a guide to those who I get to serve. I have learned that I am always going to be a student, no matter how much wisdom I have to offer–I am always learning something new through students and clients about life and myself. Every time I get to work with someone, I feel a familiarity to them, I see myself in them, and them in me; I recognize that at our human essence, we are all the same, no separation. This lesson has been humbling to accept. Read more>>