Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Stephanie Parsley | Wedding, Portrait, Fashion, & Boudoir Photographer

I think the biggest thing about my industry that outsiders are probably unaware of is how much time goes into what I do and how much experience is truly needed to be good at your craft. I am working from the moment I wake up at 7am until midnight whether that be editing, networking, social events to meet people, zoom meetings, photo shoots, traveling for work or weddings, etc. I think when I pick up my phone it’s 20% social and 80% work every single time. Read more>>

Jessica & Jake | Owner/Baker & Operations Manager/Baker’s Apprentice

As bakers, what fascinates us, is how most here in America think bread is bad for your health. We can’t argue with that completely, though. The truth of the matter is, the bread bought from the grocery store, made with bleached, refined flour and loaded with preservatives and sugars — is in fact making them sick! But the organic, unrefined, whole grain bread found in your local bakery — made with grains grown right here in Colorado — Read more>>

Jennifer Ibbotson Rodriguez | Consulting Hypnotist

The most ‘unknown’ thing about hypnosis is the truth that, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Sadly, there are so many maintaining the unfortunate misperception that it is a form of “mind-control” or “magic” when, essentially, hypnosis is an extreme form of mindfulness recognized medically as a focused awareness to such an extent it excludes all peripheral stimuli. Read more>>

Jose Barrientos | Concert Photographer and Journalist owner of Rockbrary.com

The metal community is big, despite the lack of airplay and radio stations dedicated to this genre it is a world wide recognized form of expression. A side from the controversial topics depicted throughout songs, the community is very accepting and friendly, we are a loving group and I have made so many new friendships because of the joy one feels when presented with such intricate melodies and aggressive performances. Read more>>

Bryan Bartlett | Event Professional & DJ

It’s not very glamorous work. There’s a lot of time and labor intensive behind-the-scenes work that goes into planning and executing events. Sometimes that part gets overlooked – the event itself is a small piece of the puzzle. I think that the general idea is that it’s really cool to hang out backstage at a concert, but in reality it’s just a bunch of hardworking men and women cramped in the darkness with tons of equipment. Read more>>