One of the most important lessons we learned is that our lives and our businesses will teach us along the way. We don’t need to know everything on day one because the challenges we face on day will likely be ones we are already equipped to handle. As we overcome challenges we get better and better and as the challenges increase in difficulty so too does our ability to tackle them.

We asked members of the community that we admire to share important lessons their business or career has taught them and have shared some of those responses below.

Kristy Tizon | Travel & Events Coordinator

It has taught me to take those risks, learn from each failure, and try try again. Believe in your vision and allow your passions to guide you. It’s been a crazy ride but it has been so worth it to me because it is truly what I enjoy doing and it has led me to some unbelievable opportunities. My work continues to challenge me each day and it has taught me that without self-discipline, you won’t see the results you aim for. Read more>>

Jessica Nasica | Movie Distribution Manager in Film Festivals

The most important lesson my career has taught me is to always follow my guts. Even if I sometimes ask for people’s opinions, I ultimately always end up following my own instinct. There’s one thing I always ask myself before making a big decision or choice: “Which choice/decision would make me feel lighter than the other?”, and I always go for that one without ever turning back. An important decision often requires some type of sacrifice, but deep down we always know what the better choice is. I always listen to that voice, it’s my most important guide and it’s this voice that helps me tackle new challenges every day. Read more>>

Libby Bartley | Copywriter & Brand Strategist

This may sound cliché, but my career really began to take off when I started to believe I was capable of delivering the caliber of work I’d always dreamt about. I spent a lot of time early on in my career operating under the mindset that I had to abide by the pace of the corporate world, and when I started to recognize my potential, there was an inner confidence that came with that. I started to be more assertive in my work life and began building out my brand as a freelance copywriter. Before I knew it, I found myself working on “pinch-me” projects with amazing agencies and clients. Read more>>