Never give up. It’s advice that is thrown around daily – but is it always right? We asked some folks we admire about their thoughts around how to know when to give up and when to keep trying

Areona Carter | Dog Sitter

It is funny that you ask this question, just before getting the email to do this interview I was thinking this very thing to myself. Being a small business owner you often wonder if you are making a difference or if your business really has a purpose. However, every time these thoughts come across my mind I quickly get inspired by people like you! Those who want to help other’s talents and dreams be seen are honestly a part of what has kept me going. As a business owner, you only want to know that others see and value your work, and that is what these interviews are for my business, a way to express to many people our love for dogs and the line of work we are in. Read more>>

Joshua Baker | Cosmetic Surgeon and Dreamer

Follow your passion and grind until you simply can not continue. We have had so many “11th” hour breakthroughs. Try to focus less on the now and more on the dream. Read more>>

Joshua Reed | Actor, Poet, & Creative Director

During my journey one thing that I try and continue to keep at the forefront of my decisions and direction is God & my Faith. Whenever a time comes where I feel like things may not be going the way “I” planned for them to go, I try and make sure to pray & meditate and place myself in alignment for what God has planned for my life. I take moments to reflect on the “bigger picture” and to remind myself that my assignment to “Life”and what I’m called to do is bigger than myself. So in my praying and meditations I ask for signs in ways that are undeniable to help guid me along the way. Read more>>

Lara Allen | Copywriter & Content Creator

Firstly, if you decide to back out of something – that doesn’t make you a failure. Sometimes you have to listen to your heart, listen to your body and if you are running yourself Into the ground, I think it’s incredibly wise to take a step back and asses your next move. But with that being said, I think that you always have to be checking in with yourself when deciding whether to keep going or to give up. Do you love what you do even if it’s hard? Does it always seem hard or is this just a rough patch? Is there a way to pivot to make your day to day easier? I personally can talk myself in or out of anything but asking myself objective questions such as these can make my mountains seem more like speed bumps and give me the space to clear my head and keep going. Read more>>