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.

Rob Mari | Founder of L.O.V.E Culture (League of Vibrant Energies)

The end goal for L.O.V.E Culture. Right now there’s two end goals. First from a business aspect, is to become a mecca here in Jacksonville for all artists of any form of art. Where all can come align with a brand that’s bigger than one person and natives can proudly say it was built in our backyards. Second, for the collective, being able to create freedoms and legacies. Not just for ourselves but our families as well. Read more>>

Karine Melissa | College Professor and Social Entrepreneur

The goal for me is to master it; master everything that my hands were purposed to touch. Not to boast in it – but I’ve learned that the better I am at something, the more people I can impact. That’s the end goal – to impact lives. I want to inspire and empower others to live their lives on purpose. I believe that if more people shared their God-given gifts with the world, we’d be doing better as a people. Read more>>

Canae Blackmon | Student & Child Entrepreneur

My end goal is to be a store owner. I would enjoy having my own glam store with a nice store front for little girls and their moms or any other woman to come in a find a nice lip gloss, or fashion accessory. Read more>>

Odette Fernandez Lopez | Family+Brand Photographer

As a portrait photographer, my end goal is to take the best images my clients have ever seen of themselves. “We rise by lifting others” I want to lift others. By the end of my career, I want to have helped document family memories, create heirlooms, and build personal brands that will be part of their legacy. Read more>>

Ashley Hernández | Advertising Photographer

There are many answers to this question and no single answer would be enough, but one of my main goals is to build a community where photographers can have a resource of business guidance. It is something that I had to learn the hard way and I think sharing this sort of experience with new photographers would help them enormously. I consider that the key to anything even to success as a photographer is by giving back to the community and paying it forward. Read more>>

Raiso Tai | Upcoming Rap Artist, Model, Sketch Artist/Painter & Future Hairstylist

My goals I want to reach by the end of my career is, to be an inspiration to others, become financially stable for the future lifestyle that i want, to help my family gain wealth & to give back to less fortunate people. Read more>>


Alejo Vega | Actor & Filmmaker

My end goal… that’s a pretty tough question. After all, where one ends up in a career is a matter of god given talent, persistence, sacrifice, and a little bit of luck. So it’s pretty hard to say where exactly I’ll be professionally by the time I decide to hang em up. Obviously we all set goals to achieve career wise. As an Actor I’d like to achieve a recurring role in a major series or have a great list of acting credits under my belt. As production house we strive to be a common household name. Recognized worldwide. Read more>>