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.

Melissa Hall | Brand Strategy Consultant, Speaker & Educator

The most important lesson is that if you really want to succeed, you have to take care of yourself first. For many years, it used to be about the hustle and doing the work for others, but not necessary for myself. Once health and wellness became a priority, I saw not only my business grow, but found clarity in the work that I offer. Read more>>

Douglas Wells | Realtor, Contractor & Hustler

Never stop learning and never give up… failures bring wisdom, which breeds success. Read more>>

Meymuna Hussein-Cattan | Entrepreneur

Gratitude! Over a decade in the nonprofit sector has taught me that relationships are key and tasks as secondary. If you operate from a humble place, people will gravitate towards helping you achieve your vision. If they are underappreciated, it will show up in their behavior and work ethic. Although it’s not a perfect journey, this understanding is something that has helped me, secure long-term customers, at Flavors from Afar and why we are surviving during a global pandemic. Read more>>

Matt Green | Chef & Owner

It taught me resilience and that hard work is an absolute crucial part of success. Read more>>