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.

Suzie Mack | Model, Hair growing guru & Loc specialist

Basically, everything starts slow, so yea you’re going to feel unsuccessful or even start questioning why is it you started this & now you want to end it as quickly as you began. DONT, keep going, nothing comes fast & it certainly isn’t going to be easy. Just like life hits you with unexpected lessons, same with a business. The more you put into it the more you learn & regrow. Read more>>

Nancy Utterback | Ceramic Artist, Teacher & Founder of East Side Art Institute

I am first a ceramic artist and working in the creative arts teaches us to honor ourselves, tell the truth and always believe that the journey is worth the time, effort and risk. A potter has to learn to live in a comfortable state of uncertainty. Experience has given me the insight to trust the universe and myself. I don’t try to look too far down the path. I always ask myself to give my best and as long as the next step will take me even a little closer to my dream I take it without looking back. Read more>>

Sofia Blasco | Co-founder, Executive Director and Dancer

I don’t think anyone should ever give up. This doesn’t mean we will all do exactly what we set out to do, but in going for it fully and never giving up you land right where you are supposed to. Changing paths or forming new values and ideas doesn’t mean to “gave up” on the initial idea, it just means that goal lead you somewhere else. Read more>>