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.

John Palmer | Co-Owner and Director of Operations

There are many opportunities that come around on the road of life. Do something that has meaning and serves a greater purpose Follow your passions Believe in and invest in people Be courageous and always strive to do the right thing When we all work together for a common goal the results can be profound Don’t stop in the middle of hard ‘I found myself in the middle of nowhere’ Read more>>

Alexandria Martini | Micro-Ranch Owner/Operator & Goat Enthusiast

Owning a business has changed my outlook on life quite a bit. I started my life extremely goal oriented, always looking to rush and achieve the next notch on the board. I had become stressed and filled with anxiety thinking I always had to do better than what I had given. Being a business owner, I’ve learned to “enjoy where you are.” Read more>>

Cherise Orange | Founder & Brand Designer

I started You Just Got Oranged right at the beginning of the COVID pandemic. It was a time when I was stuck in the house, transitioning to a new apartment and learning how to live alone. Needless to say, I had a lot of time on my hands. So I devoted all of my extra time to my business. When I wasn’t working my day-to-day job, I worked on my business. At one point, I was working 14 – 16 hours a day. Read more>>

Watson Lewis-Rodriguez | Self proclaimed Entrepreneur, Leader, Boxer

The most important lesson I’ve found after leading our 10-15 to milestones and awesome goals we’ve set for ourselves was just realizing the impact of listening to individuals in the team, having personal conversations, and providing resources and advice towards their personal development has built great loyalty and commitment in the team, I’ve just started our DAO LLC, with a previous LLC (not successful remotely) so this is coming from an amateur entrepreneur, I’ve found the key to building beautiful relationships between individuals and ‘management’ is understanding that the resources you provide to the team, the loose personal agreements, Read more>>