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.

Marcia Barrett | Owner & Travel Enthusiast

Whoosah! This was something that I asked myself since this market year began in October 2019. As most of my business stems from in person sales done at farmers markets, I am fair weather dependent. However this market season was anything but. With cold, windy days and rainy weather and then Covid 19, this year has made me question my business and its future. Yet, with encouragement of my family, the support of my fellow vendors and love from my Stush family ( our customers) has helped to make the decision to keep going. Read more>>

DP Rilla | Rapper, Singer, Songwriter & Producer

Whenever doubt comes creeping up on me and for a second I think about quitting. Something or someone comes around and reminds me of why I do it and I automatically get this burst of energy and motivation to keep going. Read more>>

Gabriel Sorondo | Artist, Designer & Illustrator

The way I know whether I should keep going or give up on something is measured by the level of discomfort. If I’m grabbed by an idea enough to want to see it fulfilled then I know there’s value in pursuing that path. Sometimes, especially if you were to ask me this question a few years ago, I’ll get an idea and fantasize about how great it would be to see it finalized. Completed and presentable. It’s almost as if I’m viewing that idea from the perspective of unattainability. As if that idea were some sort of celebrity and I a mere average citizen. More recently I’ve been able to catch myself when this happens and ask ‘why not’? There’s no reason why ideas should remain as thoughts and not be manifested into reality. Read more>>

Madd Kyng | Artist Master Builder

In a market that can seem very saturated with everyone wanting to be a so called “Artist”, there will be some moments when you doubt yourself. There will be times when it feels much harder than you imagined and you will wonder if it’s time to give up on your dream. In those moments, you must push yourself to the mentality of “ this is all I have and I have no other option but to make this work”. Nothing great in life comes easy, just like a marathon, it’s not about going the fastest cause you’ll end up burning yourself out, but it it about never giving up so you can finish. Maybe you haven’t found the right passion that will give you that everlasting drive, maybe what your doing now is a stepping stone to what you really want to do, but know you must do it with all your heart. Read more>>