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.

Julianne Hummelberg | Consumer Venture Capital Investor

When a door closes, it usually means a better door is opening. As I look back on some of the biggest disappointments in my career, I’m filled with gratitude for what I learned during those times and where those learnings got me. The opportunities that presented themselves after these disappointments have turned into some of my greatest career achievements. Read more>>

Ryan Scaringe | Film Producer & Collaborator

Most important lesson I’ve learned centers on the importance of the team centered around everything I’ve done. Building the appropirate team is essential in every aspect of filmmaking. Read more>>

Bella Cirovic | Creator of Intention Blends

I’ve learned two important lessons since starting my business. The first lesson is that it is never too late to pivot. I worked in office administration and management for years before allowing myself to entertain the idea of pursuing my creative passion. At the time, I was in my early 40’s and it felt like a risk to change career paths. Read more>>