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.

Trevin Little | Woodwind Performer/Educator & Woodwind Repair Technician

Being a horn player is such a niche experience. People definitely don’t realize how much work you have to do up front to be considered a viable option for consistent work. Depending on the size of your scene, you’re in a pool of maybe 10-20 players who can all get the gig done. At the same time, being such a niche instrument leaves you high and dry on some of the gigs going on in your scene. Interesting/consistent branding and a great attitude can make or break a horn player. Read more>>

Allen Washington | Creation Illuminator

A problem I hear from a lot of creators is the expectation of it getting “easier” when they get into the desired industry. That’s in fact the opposite. I believe this misconception leads a lot of aspiring artists to give up early. Go in with the expectations to grow, Go in with the expectations to create the way you want, fall in love with your craft truly . Read more>>

Victoria Lily Shaffer | Author, Rescue advocate, Host, and Producer

I combined my love for entertainment with my passion for rescue. I recently wrote a book called “Pup Culture: Stories, Tips, and the Importance of Adopting a Dog” and launched my own rescue fittingly called Pup Culture Rescue. Any opportunity I have to make content, whether in the form of a book or a show, I will take because more people need to be inspired to adopt a dog. It is unlike any experience and it will change your world. When I get lost in the comments section of an interview I did or a video I made, there is always a mix of remarks. Many people supporting rescue and my efforts, but others saying there are bigger issues to fix or that I am just looking for a pat on the back. Read more>>