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.

Caroline Ikeji | Travel Blogger + Content Creator

People (including some of my own friends) often think that I’m on an endless vacation all the time, and that all my job involves is posing for a pretty photo, posting it on social media, and that is all. The truth is, there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes in travel blogging that most don’t see. Yes, my job involves a lot of traveling but there is so much more than that! Read more>>

Eric Chagala | Chief Development Officer @ Unlocked

We are a Design Joint. As a 501(c)3 Education Non-Profit, our work is all around tending to the soul of school. That means working to help folks heal from interlocking systems of oppression, acknowledging the inherent, essential goodness of all, and animating our collective genius into action. In this we cultivate communities of belonging, becoming, and infinite possibility. We do this by designing for purpose, meaning, and connection. Read more>>

Jen Varon | online training + nutrition fitness coach

There’s so much information within the fitness industry, whether it’s circulating out in mainstream media or within the smaller niche of the fitness community. However, there’s alot of misinformation or straight up bad information out there. It can be hard to navigate all of the information out there and figure out what is or is not accurate, beneficial, healthy, and/or optimal. One of the biggest misconceptions out there is that everything that comes out of the fitness industry is healthy or “good” information. And this isn’t the case. You need to make sure that you are getting your information and education from trusted sources that are backed in science. Read more>>

Shonna Gillis | DJ/Producer/Booty Shaking Influencer

It may seem like it’s a lot of parties and fun, but it’s a lot of hard work. And often times, the hard work doesn’t yield results for awhile so it seems like you’re not actually working, but it’s a serious grind. Read more>>

Soco Fa Sho | American Musician

I’d say most people don’t realize how much work the engineers do for our songs. The mixing process and all that goes along with it are often tedious and time consuming. But, what people probably wouldn’t imagine is how much difference they make once they get a hold of those raw vocals or sounds. Even to this day I’m impressed by what they do. Read more>>

Hernan Montenegro | Composites Engineer and Technician

Probably the main thing that outsiders don’t know about my industry is that carbon fiber can be repaired (in most cases). As a composites engineer and technician, it does take considerable knowledge and experience to properly and safely repair carbon fiber. However, we confidently give a life time warranty on our repairs as we know that they have been done correctly. Decades ago, when carbon fiber was just coming available in bicycle frame production, the technique and skill had not been developed in the industry to fix carbon fiber damage. Read more>>