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.

Patricia Tafoya | Reiki Master & Integrative Health Practitioner

The most important lesson that owning my own business has taught me is to believe in yourself more than anyone. When you truly believe in yourself, you’re so magnetic. You develop a different relationship with yourself, a different level of self-love. Read more>>

Tom and Jill Concannon | Owners of Old School Heros Deli

The number one lesson we learned and have come to embrace is that the road to success is not a straight line many pivots are likely and often necessary. Sometimes it turns out be surprisingly good in a different way. Call it luck, call it destiny, sometimes these pivots will put you in the best position to be successful. We started our journey to open our restaurant 4 years ago. We were just days away from signing a lease on a brick and mortar sit-down deli when March 13th arrived and COVID-19 closed down our country. Read more>>

Ben Werre | Entrepreneur & Investor

One of the key components to my current success and achievements has been my comfort level. I’m never comfortable. By staying comfortable I found myself lazy, and unproductive. When I made the shift in mindset of believing I can not settle for my current position and that there is always something more to be achieved… that’s when everything changed. Being uncomfortable, backed by consistency, will have you working ten times harder than the next guy. Allowing you to accomplish things sooner! Read more>>

Tori Garling | Colorado Portrait Photographer

You have to believe in yourself more than anyone else does. I learned a lot about that from my dad growing up. He always told me that I could do anything I set my mind to. I didn’t always believe him, but through different life experiences (including starting my photography business), I’ve learned a lot about the importance of mindset. I’ve learned that mindset and perseverance go hand-in-hand. There are ALWAYS new things to learn in business and obstacles to overcome. If you believe that you can learn to do something or that you can find a solution to a problem, you’ll do it. Your mindset won’t do the work for you, but it will get you started and keep you going. Read more>>