We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.

Ben Thompson | Comedian, Director, Writer

Cultivating a comedy career is like starting a business. For one, the entire career path has changed. Gone are the days when you can get developed by a club, start doing road work, then get put on a sitcom and take off from there. Nowadays, you have to develop your social media presence and cultivate your own audience. While this is great in terms of freedom and control, it’s also incredibly difficult in regards to saturation and the fact that you’re essentially building a brand as much as you’re building an act. Read more>>

Jayvon | Music Producer & DJ

Due to the advances in DJ technology, many people assume that it’s extremely easy to DJ now. I will admit this can be true but it really depends on how involved in the art-craft of compiling and mixing music. Yes, any influencer, celebrity, and hottie can buy a laptop, controller, usb drive and play the hottest tracks, but some of us truly LIVE THIS 24/7. Most patrons are unaware of having to dedicate entire days out of the week to go through new and old music, find what you like and then edit and catalogue it. Read more>> 

Hans Kohler | Conflict Resolution Specialist

My industry is very unknown, and many have no idea what Conflict Resolution is, even though they know in some ways they need it. Something others usually are not aware of is that Conflict Resolution is a predictive behavior, in which there are ways that I learned how to predict if a conflict will happen and how to prevent it. Understanding about conflict resolution is not a skill that many of us have learnt growing up, and many times when I am working with clients they feel “weird or uncomfortable” with some strategies that we discuss, which is completely normal because it is not something they probably have done before. Read more>>