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.

Josh Miller | Co-Founder + CEO of IDEAS xLab – Artist + Explorer – Public Speaker – Queer Changemaker

One of the most important lessons our work at IDEAS xLab has taught me is the value of our lived experience and multidimensional identities, and how important it is to create an environment where people aren’t covering when they come to work. Covering is when you downplay, hide or filter parts of yourself at work, with different social groups, at school or with family. Read more>>

Chloe Bratvold | Owner of Candle Bar DSM & Preloved Luxe

Keep going! You will always have naysayers no matter what you do. If you believe in your brand you can do anything! Read more>>

Jessica Stoffel | Owner/CEO

One of the most important lessons my business has taught me is how important it is to look at the glass as half full. The power of positivity! When something doesn’t work out, whether it be a new business venture, a project, a brainstorm come to life…another door will open. It may not be what we pictured at the start, but it will happen in ways that were maybe even better than the initial idea. Hard work pays off, so I try to never stop dreaming. Read more>>