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?

Stephanie Collins | Model, Commercial and Voiceover Actor

Giving up is one thing that I can’t do! Mmm, mmm, I just don’t see that happening. I always say to myself “If someone else can do it-I can too!” My whole philosophy on reaching my dreams of becoming a model, commercial, theatrical and voiceover actor started when I was a little girl. I have definitely had some discouraging times. But, if I didn’t stay the course-I wouldn’t have been able to participate in some great projects thus far! For the record, I’m not one to care about the odds. I just know that I have to keep going for myself and to reach my very own happy place! I also want my children to know-if I can do it-they can too! I’m on a never settle mentality and I’m re-enlivening all of it! Read more>>

Vakarra Young | HairByDayBartenderByNight

Keep going or giving up is a great question. I’ve Battles with this decision many of times. With just knowing how simple it would be to conform and get a 9-5 with a basic work lifestyle. Makes me feel like it’s the easy way out. Instead of praying and coming up with new ways to reinvent myself and my business. This career choice of self and entrepreneurialism is not for the faint heart. I’ve always had a thing about me with pressure and was acknowledged by mentors as a diamond in the rough. I know that if I gave up now, if i decided to conform into a lifestyle that would help me become a little bit more structured I wouldn’t be happy! I’ve found my way of happiness and I know what it takes. I know that it will not be easy but it will Ultimately make me happy and that is why I could never give up. Read more>>

Ethan Calhoun | Streetwear Designer/Creator & Entrepreneur

I have a vision of where I am supposed to be in life, & I won’t be satisfied until I’ve reached it. I see it clearly & I see it everyday. I truly believe I will get there, it’s just a matter of time & the work I put into succeeding. It’s like a mirage in the dessert. You can see it, it’s clear as day, and you just can’t seem to reach it, but you keep going based off of the hope that you’ll eventually get there. That’s the path God has for me & I won’t give that up. I can’t give that up. Read more>>