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.

Kevin Ferman | Director of Sales, Social Media & Team Management

Giving up is not an option. When you put your entire life into something, you just keep going until things work. Read more>>

Raquel Vélez | Founder & CEO

Someone once said to me, “stopping isn’t the same as quitting.” It’s really stuck with me, because we (in American culture) often equate quitting with failure. Failure is considered to be morally bad, in a way that reflects on us as human beings. But we are often required to stop on a regular basis, often as a point of safety to ourself or others: we stop at intersections to let other people cross and avoid getting hit by oncoming traffic. Read more>>

Ivy Bencheck | Wedding Photographer

I have frequently thought about choosing another career path. There isn’t a lot of support in the arts and when you’re down in the dumps you’re more likely to hear, “go back to school,” “why don’t you try nursing,” “a government job will set you up.” I’ve tried the whole office job 9-5 thing and honestly, I’m just not that good at it. As a feminist I can no longer be the “customer is always right” smile and nod type. Once I decided to be a full-time photographer, do this all or nothing I owed it to myself to do my best, show up, put the work in every day, and strive to bring more creativity to the table. I love it. Read more>>

Larry Lacerte | Music and Mountains

I’m always seeking new food for the inspirational fire and I like hearing stories from musicians that are further along in their careers. When asked about their big secret to success, to making it, many say things to the effect that they just stuck around longer than most everyone else, all the while doing the work and honing their craft. They put their work out to the world, kept progressing and stayed flexible in their path to success. Read more>>