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.

Olivia Lee | Hairstylist

Working in the beauty business for 8 years now, I have met so many different personalities. I can’t even begin to tell you all the amazing people that have encouraged me and all the people that have made me want to quit on the spot. But if clients have taught me anything throughout my career, It would be that you never know what that person might be dealing with and sometimes you just have to shake it off and breath ( or scream in the break room). Read more>>

Veronica Carrillo | Wine Enthusiast

The most important lesson I have learned is perseverance. Just like in life , when you start a business, you’re all excited and ready to share with the world your service or product. However, you must be prepared to the ups and downs of an entrepreneurial adventure. Most the time things don’t work out as you imagined and you have to be ready to tweak things, or to make complete changes. Be faithful that this time they will work out. To persevere making your dream a reality. Read more>>

Sonnet O’Kane and Mindy Flynn | Owners of Rebel Villa

We have learned to not overthink things and to just keep moving forward. Challenges will come up, changes will need to be made constantly, and it’s best to follow your intuition, which will lead you in the right direction. Goals and business plans are great, but be open to changing them…often. The beauty of entrepreneurship and the freedom in ownership is that you can pivot and change your ideas as you learn and grow. Take inspiration and new ideas and run with them, try things out, and if they don’t work, try something different. Start small, dream big and go for it. Read more>>

Nay Richards | Pro model & MUA

Keep going and never give up! You might feel like you didn’t make any progress but trust me you will see the results. Read more>>