We’ve been fortunate to connect with so many brilliant, thoughtful entrepreneurs and creatives and we regularly ask them about the most important lessons they’ve learned over the course of their careers. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Allyson Tyler | RYT500 Yoga Teacher

My career has taught me that it is okay to evolve. Humans aren’t static creatures and sometimes we need to pivot in order to feel fulfilled and aligned. This might look like moving job descriptions, walking away from a project that isn’t working, or even taking a break. Read more>>

Aileen Casillas | Floral Chief & Owner

When looking back on the path that led me to where I am, I’d have to say the most important lesson I’ve learned is to not count yourself out. When I started in the floral industry I worked as a shop assistant to assistant designer. Most times I was in sink or swim situations! The end goal was always to have my own flower shop. As life happens, there was a career path diversion when I became a Firefighter/EMT. I never thought that path would lead me back to flowers, let alone my own shop. Read more>>

Ryan Hale | Videographer, Talk Show Host & Podcast Host

The most important lesson I’ve learned thus far as an entrepreneur is that true faith is tested in times of uncertainty. I always knew I was capable of starting a business and doing the work, but the hard part was figuring out how I would grow the business and maintain it successfully. Once I began the business and started facing different challenges I was faced with a decision. I could either push past the hurdles or give up and go back to a regular nine to five job. In that moment I realized that I must have faith in myself and never forget that I am already equipped with the skills and tools I need to be successful. Most importantly I understand that I must maintain my faith in God. He has never failed to provide for me. Though my faith was challenged, I grew through this journey and learned how to thrive as an entrepreneur. Never lose your faith. Read more>>

Jeff Baker | Senior Mortgage Loan Officer & Real Estate Investor

The most important lesson that the mortgage industry has taught me is to be persistent. Mortgage loans are no walk in the park, every loan is unique and not like the last because every borrower’s story is different. Being persistent allows me to overcome any hurdles or snags that come up and to quickly find a resolution for the client. Read more>>

Pat and AJ Clark | The Pat and AJ Podcast

Always trust your gut and speak truth to power! It is easy to fall into the trap of working within the framework of your chosen industry that has been already cast in iron around you. And yes, while learning from the past can help educate you on the future, you should never be afraid to carve your own path into the wilderness. Read more>>

Annia Gutierrez | Writer, Fashion Blogger & Photographer

When I was little, I remember reading books all the time, those were what you could call “my escape from life”, More than once, reading those books kept me going when I wanted to give up, if those writers had given up, I’ll probably wouldn’t be here today. Thats why, and this might sound a little cliché, one thing I’ve learned is not to give up. No matter how many failures you have, each and every one of them is just taking you one step closer to your dream. Of course, there will be times when you just can’t take it anymore, but it’s in that moment when the true ambition comes through. Read more>>

Cameron Alyse MacNeille | Hairstylist & Educator

Something that I’ve come to learn as a hairstylist is that you can’t be good at everything. You need to find your niche. Find those things that you’re really good at and specialize in those areas. Since specializing in WBR extensions and lived in blondes, my career has grown exponentially. My clients trust my expertise and know exactly what they are getting out of my services. Read more>>