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?

Shay Newton | Talent Manager | On Third Avenue Management

As a new manager in the industry I expect to be met with challenges. With that being said, I don’t believe in giving up but I do believe in pivoting. I try not to become attached to one plan because it will mentally paralyze you if it doesn’t work. What keeps me going is my God, my family and knowing that my service to others will guide me to financial freedom. Read more>>

Aviva Vuvuzela | Singer, Songwriter, Front Woman for Band: Aviva and the Flying Penguins, Composer, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Youtuber, Cannabis Activist, Qigong Enthusiast

Don’t give up Don’t give up the fight Don’t give up Cause you know you’re right. In choosing this lifestyle, it already is a leap of faith. There is no going back. Read more>>

Nikki Sloss | Event Planner & Officiant

In my time as an entrepreneur being able to hold on to my dream despite the adversities I’ve encountered has been the the thing that propels me forward. There have been MANY times where I was absolutely ready to throw in the towel on Classic Noire Events. Read more>>

Penn Davis | Rapper

I think as an artist the question on whether you should quit or keep going pops up into your head much more than you would like. Personally, it happens to me quite a bit. Read more>>

Tatii | Designer & Founder of MetaNoia Apparel

I would like to first start by saying that no entity knows your potential, better than the devil (or any other evil deity you choose to believe in). Said devil will place every opposition in your path to deter you from your purpose. Read more>>