To persevere or to pivot is a question that do-ers have been asking themselves since the beginning of time. It’s never a straight road when you are doing something new, blazing a trail, breaking a ceiling, or pushing boundaries, so it’s only natural to wonder whether to give up midway. How do you know whether to keep going or to give up?

Chad Bloemker | Honey Patch TV – Influencer – Brand builder – Angler

I think you just know that there is no other choice but to go after your dream. I started Honey Patch TV 6 months ago on instagram. There are huge ups and downs on this mobile platform. You can spend hours gathering content out in the field to post. Your number of followers rise just to dip down again, over and over again. The ultimate thing is to push yourself to the point of no return, then you’ll have a new place to start from. Don’t ever give up. Read more>>

SERGELATO | Food Reviewer & Content Creator

If pursuing a dream or a hobby that you want people to pay attention to, you need create content that you love with the most amount of effort. I started off on YouTube in 2019, and it was (and still is) extremely hard to grow on there. Week after week, I would post videos that I thought were amazing and really good quality (even got a camera) and still no one really cared. It is upsetting, but that is usually an indicator that your content is not unique enough to capture an audience. That is when I transitioned into using TikTok to promote my hobby on there. Read more>>

Mike Salter | Texas REALTOR®

During these polarizing times where there are seemingly so many things that divide us, one thing that connects us all is the difficulty and pain of the human experience. Life is hard! Regardless of race, color, creed, birth place or financial status, we all go through things that will test our faith and the strength of our spirit. We all at some point consider giving up, whether it be in our professional or personal lives. Or even contemplating on giving up on living life entirely. Read more>>

Rob Logan | Knife maker

Truth be told, this is something I actually ask myself all the time. Knife making is still very much a side hustle right now. It’s a lot of work and it’s often difficult. I find myself staring at a pile of work lying on my bench wondering if it’s still worth it. Then I look at some of the work I’ve done and how far I’ve come. I remember why I do this. I do this because I enjoy creating something not only aesthetically pleasing but also a useful tool. I remember I find it fulfilling and remind myself I’m not done growing as a maker and that the only way there is through. Read more>>

TaKevalyn Butler | Full-Time EntreprenHER & Chefabaker

For some reason my heart chose this question without hesitation. As a dope, divine spiritual being having a beautiful human experience… it’s crucial to innerstand that giving up isn’t an option! When we give up that’s when we’ve actually experienced failure. Simply because we didn’t believe in ourselves fully and expected things to be handed to us with minimal if any effort. Nobody wants to fail or be viewed as a failure. When you’re passionate about something, you’ll always be fueled and motivated to keep going, it’s normal to have moments of discouragement. Read more>>

Cory Vore | Business Owner of Print or Dye

There are two sides to being an Entrepreneur, or success, if you will. The good and the ugly. Everyone is familiar with the good. It’s what lures them into this lifestyle. They see fancy cars, nice clothes, flexible work schedule, no boss, limitless potential income, they see their dreams on the horizon. But what they quickly realize the moment they step in is that ugly side that no one finds sexy to talk about. The ugly side is the work. The day to day grind. The fear of the unknown and moving forward despite the bad case scenarios you have played in your head. Watching the bills roll in no matter what and realizing the only way they will get paid off is if you pull yourself up by your bootstraps and generate revenue out of thin air. Read more>>