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.

Isabela Fortes | Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner & Yoga Teacher

That there is no such a thing as a solely “business/career” our personal life always gets in the way!. Read more>>

Shayn Mitchell | Owner Cypher Studios

I have a saying, “Do what you do best and hire the rest” its hard to be a master of everything. Focus on your skills and what it is you want to do, what your role is, and master it. For me I struggled when I was selling myself as a one man show. When I started building a team that’s when my business started to build momentum. To this day I am still expanding my team to expand my business. Now I focus on leading, working on my business and not for it. Read more>>

Ashley Blasingame | Stylist For Hair and Nails

The most important lesson my career has taught me is that we all need people. We need physical interaction, mental stimulation and that money isn’t always what it’s about. Read more>>

Steven Levenson | SVP & Investment Adviser

I have learned many important lessons up to this point in my career and I am certain that I will learn many more as time passes on. In the wealth management industry you face a lot of competition. This can cause you to feel overwhelmed and lack confidence in your ability to develop clientele. This has taught me to focus only on myself. I do not compare myself to others in my field and I focus on the value I provide while strengthening my relationships with clients and people within the community. Therefore, patience, persistence, and dedication have all been major lessons I have learned while I have been developing my practice over the years. Read more>>