How do you know when you should keep going versus when it makes sense to cut your losses and try something new? It’s a difficult decision most entrepreneurs and creatives have faced along their journey and so we asked some brilliant folks from the community to share their thoughts.

Jordan Person | Nurse & Massage Therapist & CEO

Being a small business owner is not easy. Your job begins when you open your eyes, and ends when your head hits the pillow. There are days when I don’t want to get out of bed to avoid the constant roller coaster of emotions that being an entrepreneur provides. Every single day is a choice. Do I get up and give it my entire being, or do I put the covers over my head and call it a day? Then, I check my email and I will see orders for Primal Healing, or I see myself or someone on my staff was booked for a cannabis massage over night, or I receive an email from a potential student wanting to learn more about cannabis massage and my soul fills with abundance and gratitude and I choose to keep going. Read more>>

Frankie Spontelli | Freelance Adventure and Lifestyle Photographer

When covid first hit I thought I was done for as a freelancer… my income was crushed and I didn’t have solid work for a few weeks. I could have quit… I could have easily given up and then I decided to double down on my dream of being a freelance photographer. Freelance careers can be stressful with fluctuations in income, workflow and other variables that impact a sense of job security, being able to persist when the times were tough and challenging developed skillsets for my freelance business that I would not have learned without the current pandemic. One of the key components for my continued success was my ability to pivot my business into different styles of commercial and lifestyle photography. I started to pay attention to the fact that the world was going to be okay (with time) and that photography and content creation would become even more important as we progress through 2020. Read more>>

Lauren Arnke | Hair Expert and Personal Consultant

When it comes down to it, I have to spend a lot of time unpacking whether what I am working on is in alignment with my values. My top 3 values are connection, ongoing learning, and integrity. If what I am spending time on is not contributing to one of these values, I find a way to frame what I have learned from the process, but put down the project. The time spent away either helps me to move on completely, or come back to the project with fresh eyes. Read more>>