Pivot or Persevere?

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?

Nick Honachefsky | Sportfishing TV Host/Editor/Writer

Great question. I’ve been a freelance writer and editor my entire professional life, in the outdoor industry no less, so there’s an extremely limited market for writers. Consistent perseverance and building relationships, accepting rejections, and moving forward is paramount to success. On a heavier note, SuperStorm Sandy in 2012 along the Jersey Shore absolutely wiped out my home, my belongings, my fishing tackle – every single thing in life from a lifetime of photographs and work content, tens of thousands of photos and writings. Read more>>

Nai’a Aplaca | Fashion Model | Beauty | Travel | Lifestyle

If you are thinking about giving up, keep going. It may seem like it’s not going anywhere, but persistence is key. You don’t want to spend your life wondering what if. So keep going. I promise it will all pay off in the long run. Read more>>

Milly Roze | Musician, producer and sound healer

My passion for music has always been what helps drive me. Being a musician can be a very hard path to follow. There are so many others just like me and so many passionate/talent individuals. The music industry can a place where we all rank each other based off of our talents and also sets us up for competing to see whose best. There has been times where I have just felt like I didn’t want to run this race anymore. When I have these thoughts, I remind myself that I do this because I love it. Our passions bring joy into our lives. Read more>>

Margaret Acoff | Artist/creative

Failure is not an option for me. With hard work, determination and resilience nothing is going to stop me. Curveballs are inevitable, regroup and try again. I will never give up on myself. Read more>>

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