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.

Lauriane Riquet | Actress

Of course, thank you very much for having me. I started my career in Acting when I was eight years old and never stopped since. I am twenty three years old today and I live 9000 miles away from my home country. When you decide to pursue a career that isn’t “normal” according to the society or to other people, you get criticized, people talk about you and can sometimes make fun of you… At first, I was paying attention to those people because I didn’t like to draw attention, especially as a kid. Nevertheless, at eighteen years old I decided that I really wanted to pursue this career, no matter what people could say, Read more>>

Brittany Lakes | Owner of The B Better Co.

The most important lesson The B Better Company continues to teach me is the about the power of discipline. I’ve always been a dreamer, someone with many wild ideas-but the hardest part is the action behind turning it all into a reality. I started my business in California, on the cultivation side of Cannabis. I knew that I would eventually return back home to the east coast but also wanted to bring everything that I had learned about this incredible plant with me. I started with a notebook of ideas that I could expand on that would keep me in the industry and decided upon a skincare line. Read more>>

Kerfew | Artist

In order for my business to grow I had to learn to separate myself from my business. Set up a structure to where I work for my business Read more>>