We asked some brilliant folks from the community to tell us about the most important lesson their business or career has taught them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Aaron Auxier | Modern Entrepreneur

The most important lesson I’ve learned over my 17-year career is to stay humble. When they hit success, too many entrepreneurs let it go to their head. My best advice is to stop valuing others’ input (both good and bad). Making it big, doesn’t make you big. Read more>>

Tara Adams | Freelance Writer & Content Marketing Strategist

My business has taught me MANY lessons. In my experience working with many clients at various stages of creating and running their business, I’ve learned that business is a metaphor for life. What I mean by that is, you need to learn certain lessons to become successful in business, just as in life. A lot of the work I do in marketing has been to help clients to understand and see their obstacles. So many clients have difficulty knowing what their company’s unique standing within their competition is. A lot of clients are afraid to be authentic and share who they are. I’ve had clients that wanted to create a business but had no time and gave no attention to the business. I think perhaps the biggest lesson I’ve learned throughout my years working in marketing with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and corporations is that you need to be willing to truly see yourself and work on yourself as you would your business. Read more>>

Gita Kshatriya | Foodie, Blogger & Warrior In The Kitchen

The most important lesson I learned from developing and growing Warrior In The Kitchen is that I should always strive to better myself by improving on what I have done in the past and learning new skills to grow in the future. A small positive change each day will add up to significant and noticeable improvements in your business and personal growth. Read more>>