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.

Mani Raveendran | Real Estate Broker & Entrepreneur

I do not know how to give up. When facing a difficult challenge I think about ways to pivot and try to solve the issue from a different angle. I will also reach out to my team for input. Read more>>

Aaron Fritts, MD | Interventional Radiologist & Founder of BackTable

It’s tricky! When I look back at prior projects or ventures where I gave up vs where I stuck it out, it all came down to where my level of passion was. You have to do a gut check and be honest with yourself whether you’re really giving your all to it. If you don’t bring your A game to it, or keep finding yourself wishing you were doing something else, I’d say it’s time to redirect your energy towards another project. However, it’s essential to check in with yourself at every failure and every success and ask yourself: Is this a pattern? Am I setting myself up for failure or success? If I gave up, why did I give up and how can I avoid this situation in the future? Read more>>

Ernanda White | Drone Gamer & Tech Entrepreneur

Wow. Given the current landscape, we are now living in and thinking back over the last two years since the Pandemic, I have been so amazed at the levels of strength, resilience, and courage I have seen in people facing so many challenges during these most difficult times. Equally faced with my own set of adversities, both business and personal; I looked inward at ways that I could learn from this chaos and develop a broader and more in-depth understanding of how I can reach out to support others who lack systems of support. What helped me was being transparent and open to new experiences and making new connections to people personally and professionally- in the new digital world. Read more>>

Huncho Bri | Recording Artist & Creative

My parents were immigrants from Nigeria, and seeing them work so hard and turn nothing into something motivates me when I get discouraged, it’s in me not on me. Even when it feels like you been doing so much with little to no results, you have to just have that mindset that success is your only option and giving up is not a choice. There’s no room to feel sorry for yourself, get it if you want it ! Read more>>