All of us are where we are today partly because of our own efforts and partly because of the advice, guidance, influence and inspiration provided by others. At Voyage we have the good fortune of connecting with so many of the city’s hidden gems – from entrepreneurs and creatives to athletes, researchers and more. We asked them a simple, but important question: what is the best advice, personal or professional, that you’ve ever received?
Lyssa Cates – YouTuber + Photographer
Funny, I just asked someone this recently and really loved her take on it. She said “my advice to anyone starting a business or pursing their dream is to stop asking questions. Put your head down, work really, really hard, lift your head after a year has passed and see how far you’ve come.” I understand sometimes questions are crucial to figuring it all out, but I think it is so easy to get caught up in asking everyone for their opinion, what they think is best and how they accomplished something… but none of those people are you. No one can tell you what is best for you and your future and that is something you have to trust yourself with. No one is going to do anything the exact same way you do. What you bring to the table is unique and purely you. I still ask questions when I feel the discernment to do so, but I also want tp be cautious not to waste my time instead of pursuing my dreams.
Diana Del Rio – Herbalife Distribuor & FitMom
You can accomplish anything you want to… but you don’t deserve everything.” since i was little around 8 years old my mother will always tell me this…… and my mentor once gave me this advice and since than i have a plan and I’m working very hard to get where i want to be “A goal without a plan is just a dream, It takes hard work and to accomplish your goals”
Naama and Anat Haute Couture – custom designed wedding dress designers
The best advices I received is PERSISTENCE IS EVERYTHING.
Denise Morris- Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger
In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic.
Pablo Calzada-Film, TV & Commercial Freelancer by day, Taco connoisseur by night
There are people less qualified than you, doing things you want to do, simply because they decided to believe in themselves. Just go do it!
Jenna Bielman – Fashion Blogger & Fashion Stylist
The best advice that I have received is – if you don’t love what you do you won’t flourish in it.
Monét Hardaway, Assistant Buyer & Fashion Blogger
Start working on what you’re passionate about (sooner than later) & STAY CONSISTENT.
Tabitha Jackson Photography
When faced with a challenge that feels insurmountable, for me I feel like it is best to just get away from all the craziness of everyone/everything (especially social media) and take a moment to myself. I will take a walk and clear my head and pray. When I get back from a walk I then make a list of the big things that I HAVE accomplished in life, and the biggest failures I have also faced, and write down what each one has taught me. Doing so usually helps to put things into perspective for me and makes me feel like I can face anything.
Jo Nicole Terry – Thrifting queen and DIY extraordinarie
I would say the best advice i’ve gotten would be from a book called The Shack and the quote is ”if anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will be the same again.”
Irina Khirsh – Professional Photographer & Fashion / Lifestyle Blogger
The best advice I ever received comes from my husband. Because I am a “Master of Overthinking”, he told me once: “Do not overthink, because you are creating problems that weren’t even there” It opened my eyes and really helped me to move forward personally and professionally.
Shannon Reed – Lifestyle/Fashion Blogger
My mother told me “Never put in writing something you wouldn’t want the world to see.” This advice has increased in value over the years, especially in the current climate and in the age of screenshots and social media.
Aimee Ferro – Founder and Chief Designer at Leia Beila
The best advice I have received is this Latin quote: Illegitimi non carborundum, which means “don’t let the bastards grind you down.” I apply this quote to many different situations. When I start to feel rejected or hard on myself in my business (or life in general) these words hep pull me through and I stop caring what other people might think of me.
Michelle Miller- Registered Nurse and fashion/lifestyle blogger
The best advice I have received from the more experienced nurses I work with is to never stop asking questions. There’s always something new to learn even if you think you have fully learned something!