How do you know when you should keep going versus when it makes sense to cut your losses and try something new? It’s a difficult decision most entrepreneurs and creatives have faced along their journey and so we asked some brilliant folks from the community to share their thoughts.

Fabiana Faria | Photographer & Content Creator

Always keep going! It took me about four years to finally decide that I wanted to start my business in photography. Even though I don’t necessarily regret it, I know I needed the push that I have now back when I started taking photography more seriously. If I could talk to myself from four years ago and give her any advice, it would definitely be to keep going, leave all insecurities behind, and keep trying to get better every day while showcasing my job. Read more>>

Katrina Williams | Entrepreneur, Student-Athlete Life Coaching, Crafter & Author

We’ve all experienced so many highs and lows while trying to discover our purpose! It can be really difficult to know when we should keep going or give up! I’ve found that no matter what we’re going to experience resistance! For me experiencing resistance is a sign that I’m headed in the right direction. Whenever you’re trying to level up you will always experience some type of resistance. This can come in so many forms of detours but it’s a necessary part of the journey. This pressure comes in to groom you and train you so that you’ll be able to sustain once you make it to the promise land. It also produces gratitude for what you’re fighting for! It’s what I call a “PROCESS.” You have to consult GOD before you start any journey and you must continue to do so throughout your journey. Read more>>

Akita Gragg | Owner

How to know whether to keep going or give up? When managing any type of business, there will be obstacles that one must overcome. Throughout my journey, I’ve had times where I was discouraged and overwhelmed to the point where I had to take a break and reevaluate if this was something I really wanted to do. I must say, My faith in God is what has kept me in this. God would have never given me this vision if he felt that it was something I could not handle. Speaking from my experience, starting Pish Posh Boutique was the easy part. The challenges came once it was time to run the business. So many things came into play when trying to make sure your business is ran the right way. Read more>>

Melissa Miller | Head Dental Assistant

When I started my business I thought to myself like what are you doing? What are you getting yourself into? But I told myself if you don’t believe in yourself nobody else will. I did my first vendor event after only a few months of starting my business and it was the best experience every. People showed me so much love and I was ready for more. I had done my fourth pop-up/vendor event right before Covid-19 shut the city (Austin) down. A month had gone by before i sold any glasses and I was devastated, but I looked at my son and was like don’t give up now. My son is my motivation. So during quarantine that gave me a chance to get my website up and running and get back focused. Read more>>

Lanky B Multi | CEO, Recording Engineer, Rapper, Barber & Graphic Designer

As a Rap Artist, If you make Music that any and everybody can relate to, that draws in eyes and ears. People want to see who’s behind it (The Music) at the same time hear the Message. If you have the right Group of people around you that are Supportive in everything you do, or put out. That gives a Artist a BOOST TO KEEP GOING! Confidence.. If you Make Music that send Chills through your Peers Body then I would say you have A Gift. We all are Blessed with Gifts, but not all of us know how to use them. As long as you can Accept your Gift, Then You have the Tools to keep Going.. And become Successful. My Goal has Always been stay Dedicated and Never Give Up On Your Dreams! That’s something I live by. Read more>>