To pivot or to persevere? Or more bluntly – to give up or to not to give up? This is a haunting question, a question that has ramifications far after an answer has been chosen and it’s also a question that almost everyone in our community has had to face at one time or another. How do you know when to give up and when to keep trying?

Daniel Wheat | Content Creator

I thrive off of my Client’s energy! This is an easy answer for me. I feel it the moment they inquire about their session. Its an unbelievable feeling and I know that I have to bring my best because that’s what they expect! That accountability alone drives me to keep going! Read more>>

Crystal Ohikhuare | Blogger and Career/Life Coach

Often times people don’t think about the price they’re willing to pay to be in their dream situation. Whether that be in leadership or a business owner – you have to set your price before you start down the journey. And by price I’m not just talking about how much of your financial resources you’re willing to invest, but also your time, your mental health, relationships you may have to put on the back burner to achieve your goal. Once you determine what you’re willing to pay or sacrifice to reach your goal then go forward and give it everything you’ve got. However, sometimes you can only go so far and once you reach a point where you’re no longer willing to pay the cost that’s required that is when you walk away. And don’t think of it as giving up – you’re pivoting on to something that could be even better than what you originally had planned. Read more>>

Rickey Montena | Photographer

I recently went through this stage. I wanted to give up because of my depression, I kept comparing myself to others which is the WORST thing to do. I stop doing photography for almost a year and even sold my camera. I kept having dreams and every time I would go somewhere I would think about shooting especially at a beautiful scenery. I would see beautiful people and would want to take their photos. I then realize I sleep, breathe, cry photography. Its something that will never go away. That’s when I realized I can’t give up. I have a gift. Read more>>