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.

Eric Weingrad | Business Owner & Founder of Holton’s Heroes Nonprofit

without a doubt, the most important part of their respective successes are the relationships it takes to run them. In a typical day, I lean on the knowledge, experience and opinions of my partners almost hourly to make sure the next step we take as a company is the right one. It’s rewarding to build a company on your own, but most entrepreneurs will admit that it’s an impossible feat, as individually we have our own limits.. Read more>>

Sabrina Mar | Freelance Television Producer, Woodworker and Owner of Park Street Goods

Not too long ago, I read a quote by a very famous academic and psychologist, which I adopted into my arsenal of favorite sayings because it perfectly encapsulates everything I believe in: “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.”
― Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance I love this quote because it’s so simple, yet so true, and can be applied to endless things in addition to career. I followed this mantra, long before I learned of the quote, but reading it for the first time really solidified my credence in the power of perseverance. Read more>>

Marsalis Davis | Music Artist, Audio Engineer, and Model

The most important lesson my career has taught me is to always be consistent. Each week create all new content to stay in tune with fans and new viewers. Consistency helps me stay ahead of the curve whether it entails experimenting new sounds or perfecting my marketing strategies. I never feel as if I’m losing my step. By the time I know it, my catalog is growing tremendously as well as traffic passing through my website and socials. In this field, having too much is always a great sign. Read more>>

The Voice Of #TTB | CEO

I would say that the most important lesson I have learned being an online creative is to never give up. I know it sounds pretty cliché to say but it’s the truth – So many times throughout this 6 year journey I wanted to throw the towel in & find a regular 9 to 5 job. “But I had to keep on going, never knowing if I could take it, If I would make it through the night! but I held on to my faith, I struggled & I prayed & now I’ve found my way” Now sure those are lyrics from Mariah Carey’s song (Make It Happen) but those words ring true to what I’ve learned & been through. Read more>>