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.

Clovis AP | Artist and Entrepreneur; CEO, Founder and Owner of GOMAGEAR

One of the most important lesson my businesses and careers have taught me is not to give up and always be patient regardless of any stage or situation in life. Trusting the process and executing towards the goal without worrying about perfection but only progress. Read more>>

Ky Hanchett | Film/Video Producer

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being self employed, it’s that work ethic is more valuable than natural talent. Video Production is something I started when I was about 10 years old, and I can’t honestly say it came naturally to me. I’ve seen other people pick up the craft and do very impressive work almost right from the get-go. I’ve also seen many of them give up on the craft when the going got though. Read more>>

Kim Smoyer | Innovation Catalyst & Change Agent

I have learned so very many lessons throughout my 31 years in business. However, if I must narrow it down to the most important lesson, then I would have to say it’s – failure is a gift. To be able to see my own disappointments, mistakes and misdirection as an opportunity for growth has made all the difference in both my personal and professional life. That has not always been the case, when I first started my business at age 26, I did not have this perspective. Read more>>