We asked some of the brightest folks in the community to open up to us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Jennifer Giralo | Improviser, Comedian, Podcaster

I’ve been performing improv for over 10 years. It’s difficult to think of the most important lesson learned, because improv is about a growth mindset. Progress not perfection. Improv has teaches me to see beauty in mistakes and that mistakes aren’t actually mistakes. Improv teaches me how to practice mindfulness in a very practical way. Improv teaches me how to think about the bigger picture and about the details. Improv teaches me about true active listening and how to validate others and make them feel heard. Read more>>

Alexis Ruiz | Printmaker

That consistency and constance are great tools to achieve your goals and to trust that eventually your efforts will be rewarded even though you might not see the results right away. Read more>>

Joshua Marchand | Tattoo Artist

I just hit my 21 year mark in tattooing, and over the years I’ve learned that it’s important to never stop learning. There is always room for improvement in self, whether it be how I deal with bringing a clients expectation to life or learning a new technique that helps me accomplish the same. Read more>>