It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day, but it’s important to stop ask: what’s the end goal? Knowing where you are trying to go is step one in getting there and so we’ve asked some folks we admire to tell us their end goal and where they want to be by the end of their careers.

Jeremiah P. Mensah | Christian Content Creator

The most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make was when I gave up my pursuit of a medical career for a life of ministry. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a doctor, but after graduating from college, I realized that I had a different calling. I’m often told that I quit because I didn’t do well in school, but it’s quite the opposite. I graduated magna cum laude from UNT, and I was actively preparing to take the MCAT, which is another reason why it was such a hard decision. Working so hard towards a goal for many years and then having to pivot like that, that was difficult. Read more>>

Jamal Phillips | Black Millennials of Dallas, Founder

The most difficult decision I’ve had to make was opting to relocate to Dallas from the Northeast. Aside from being 1500+ miles away from what I was accustomed to (friends, family, social life, etc.), I was more focused on maintaining my mental state. Living in a new environment where you’re organically forced to meet new people is a challenge in itself. This is primarily why Black Millennials of Dallas, LLC was born. It was created to bring the Dallas community together, specifically targeted for new transplants that are getting acclimated to the area and eager to meet new people. Read more>>

Shanique Hudson | Realtor, GRI

The most difficult decision I ever had to make was deciding to leave my six figure job to start my own business. I remember the moment so vividly because I knew I wasn’t happy anymore, I was about to turn 30 the following month and I had reached the highest level I could achieve at my current employer on the sales side. My options were to stay where I was or switch to the corporate side and make less than half of what I was making. In all honesty, I loved the company so much I was willing to take the salary cut to stay comfortable.  Read more>>

Takyria Jenkins | Event Planner, Lash Tech, and Branding Marketer

The end goal for me is to have achieved every goal that I’ve set for myself not just some but all. I want to set the bar so high for my family that they never settle for a 9-5! I’m the first person in my family to actually have a business so I want to be able to speak that knowledge into them. I have the next 5 years of my life planned, I have to succeed. Professionally, I would like to be a motivational speaker for young women specifically and I want to own at least 7 properties. By the end of my career I want to be so successful that I’m able to give back to those who’ve supported me. Read more>>

Precious Williams | Beauty Supplier & Wholesale

My end goal is to provide , help , be convenient , kind , and make sure every /customer/supporter is satisfied. I want to be professionally known for great quality , great understanding , and reasonable prices . We want to expand and reach everyone we can , not just because it’s beauty or comes-tics , it’s the support and little things that helps us grow . We would like to be one of the hair extension company that you wake up or even bring up in a conversation we’re you can get your hair , lashes , lipgloss , everything you need in one stop . We are going for staying in Dallas Texas and opening a shop and on billboards soon , and much more . I hope you can stay with us along this journey , because it’s you that makes us what we are everyday . Thank you Read more>>

Cherie McKinney | Boutique Owner

By the end of my career I want to be known all over. I want to have multiple physical stores. I want to show people that it doesn’t matter what you go through in life, just be sure to heal, pick yourself up and keep going. Read more>>