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

Alexandrea Cohen | Fashion Stylist

Its not so much about if you should keep going or give up. I find it is about growing and pivoting. For the past 12 years I have had this vision of empowering women through fashion & creativity. Showing women how powerful they are allele while I style them. Im not saying it has been easy, there have been many sleepless nights, days filled with anxiety & tears of fear or frustration. But I always have to remind myself that “If I don’t do it, Someone else will”. As soon as I remind myself of that, it propels me into another mindset and shows me that I am capable of anything I set my mind to. I have proven that to myself time & time again. Ideas & visions always need a timeline. Every idea you have it worth exploring because you never know what could come from it. Styled by Cohen, was not always Styled by Cohen, but I had a vision that I wanted to see to the end. Read more>>

Krystal Cunningham | Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer & Founder

One of the most challenging things to decide especially when going through a rough patch with a non profit is “Should I give up or should I push through?” It can be very difficult to navigate through the non profit waters. There are so many details to manage and regulations to maintain. It can be overwhelming at times. The highs (of course) are easy to handle. The donations are flowing in, the programs are thriving and enrollment is up. There is no question about continuing at this point because the outlook is positive. Things are seemingly perfect… well, until they aren’t. In those lower moments when let’s say, we are dealing with low enrollment, lack of funds, overwhelming stress or even a world wide pandemic, the questions then become “Why continue?” “Is it worth it to keep pushing forward?” For me, that’s when it’s time to revisit the original reason for starting God’s Natural Pearls. During this time, I think on what the goal was when starting my non profit. Read more>>

LaQuisha Moore | Licensed Cosmetologist, Healthy Hair Specialist & Serial Entrepreneur

I have officially been in business for myself for 5 years, but I have been a licensed stylist and behind a chair for going on 16 years. In those 16 years I have QUIT practicing cosmetology 3 times. Each time that I quit, there was something that kept tugging at me to go back. When you are truly passionate about something, you always find your way back to it in some form or fashion. Passion will push you to keep going, when you start to lose that passion and the fire that drives you, that’s when you know it’s time to move on to another level in life, but never give up! Read more>>