It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day, but it’s important to stop and ask: what’s the end goal? Knowing where you are trying to go is step one in getting there and so we’ve asked some folks we admire to tell us their end goal and where they want to be by the end of their careers.

Jackson Harding | Student, Entrepreneuer and Founder of Harding Kayak Rentals

I’ve always loved finding ways to make money while providing helpful services to my community. As an elementary school kid, I started pet sitting and shoveling, which turned into flipping bikes and reffing youth sports games. At the age of 13, I started my kayak rental business. Going into my 4th season renting kayaks and paddleboards, I’ve learned a lot about running a business and I look forward to more entrepreneurial pursuits. I’m going to be a senior in high school this fall and have started looking into colleges with good business schools. My goal is to graduate from college debt-free and begin working in finance. Ultimately, I’d love to run my own business in a great community with lots of outdoor recreation available. Read more>>

Laura Kinder | Champion of Amazing Volunteers

As I come closer to that potential “end of my career” I realize that I am where I want to be – working for a nonprofit, Spark the Change Colorado, where we do spark change and inspire a movement of good through the power of volunteerism, service, and engagement. I lead the Empowering Aging department where I surround myself with AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who are assisting older adult clients so that they may live independently and continue to be a vibrant, contributing member of their communities. The volunteers, through their activities with their clients – grocery shopping, going to doctor’s appointments, and attending local events together – are giving the gift of companionship to those in most need of this gift. Rooted in the nonprofit world for more than 40 years, I understand it is my calling to be of service to others and George Bernard Shaw spoke for me when he said: This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Read more>>

Garrett Creamer | Director & Photographer

Like most, my interests are wide-ranging. I truly enjoy working with brands and telling stories, but I want to tell stories in many different mediums. I would love to exhibit at a gallery, print a photo book, write and direct a feature, write a book, and create some sort of tangible product. I want to create work that explores people and effects viewers. As for an end goal, I think I just want to lack definition and keep creating. Read more>>

Lexi Galvan | Freelance Model

My end goal is to become a disabled model to help other people with physical disabilities see that we are still beautiful! I know the impact a spinal cord injury can have on your self image, especially when you’re a teenager. Read more>>

Tylah ‘The Queen Of Fashion’ Mack | Fashion Designer, CEO & Philanthropist

The end goal for my career is to reach some of the pinnacles that I have set and accumulate some personal accolades to be able to build a strong empire. For example, I plan to have at least 5 and at most 10 different franchises of my company that offer different services and with those services, I then would be able to please or cater to the new clients to come. As I build to fulfill that goal I hope to have a factory to recreate the items (& more) I sale in my store and doing so will create jobs for people without jobs. Read more>>