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

Chinwe Okorie | Writer, Director, & Editor

I allow myself the space to quit my dreams once or twice a month. If something you love this much cause so much pain and puts so much strain on your mental health, you should walk away from it. Step away and see if you still love it enough to return back to it. I usually come back with something new to embrace or just settle with the fact that I love the process. I love meeting weekly with my writing partner, I love meeting weekly with my writer’s group and I love being on set. That’s what keeps me going. Read more>>

Karma Chuki | Dance Artist

If your “WHY” is clear, you keep going. If not then maybe find your “WHY” and be clear to achieve what you want to achieve. I believe knowing our Why’s creates a laser focus and determination. Read more>>

Janie Jones | Bakery Manager & Event Cater (desserts)

Each morning I get up and I get ready to clock-in to my regular “9-5”, and I ask myself am I in a position to not go to work today. I think on that for a while and tell myself of course, because I have a business that I can lean on if I ever felt it was time to stop coming to this job. I keep going in my business that very same way, I dwell on, what if my job position ceases to exist, what do I do? Where do I go from there? It’s not easy having and maintaining a business but it’s worth every tear, smile, hand cut. To see my customers satisfied, and being able to know I helped make there event that much better. Read more>>