I wish I hadn't had to learn this lesson so many times over, but it just keeps on ringing true: trust your gut. In fact, don't just trust it—privilege it. If something doesn't feel right, if you have a nagging thought that you just can't get rid of, your intuition is probably telling you something worth listening to. It's easy to want to ignore a "feeling", especially when it runs contrary to what's expected or what everyone else around you is thinking. But don't assume that you always need to play by the rules or that everyone else knows what they're doing. And, by the way, when I say "trust your gut" I mean it both figuratively AND literally: Your mind and your body are really closely connected, so when something makes your stomach feel funny, pay attention.
Claire Mazur is the co-founder of Of A Kind, a digital platform that features limited-edition products and stories from emerging fashion designers. Claire is also the co-host of of one our favorite podcasts of all time, A Few Things with Claire and Erica. Check out Claire's business partner, Erica Cerulo's Lesson I'm Always Learning here!