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.

Laura Blue Palmer | Fine Artist

This is a question that I have thought about off and on throughout my entire art career. Given the nature of the business, artists’ tend to go through a lot of highs and lows. For me, it is like being on a roller coaster at times, when things go well, I see a lot of inquiries, emails, action on social media, acceptance, and monetary abundance. This is the time that feels the most refreshing and relaxing, I can produce happily and feel like my life’s work is getting places and resonating with people. Read more>>

Gil Igondjo | Mobile Auto Detailer & Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, I experience constant wins and defeats. While some people may be discouraged from losses they are the thing that drives me. In life, things will be hard, and you may find yourself in a situation where you want to give up. Life is not easy it was never supposed to be easy. As I made my business I knew I did not want to work for someone else again. This is my why. Giving up is not an option for me. Read more>>

Nicole Bennett | Event Professional and Mobile Venue Operator

I know that I am doing what I’m meant to do so giving up is not an option. With that in mind the only thing to do is problem solve to find ways to adapt and adjust as needed. When you are committed to being an entrepreneur that eliminates an escape plan – meaning your only choice is to be an entrepreneur. You have goals and plans and contingency plans and that may involve shifting products or services, sometimes scraping plans altogether and starting over, but it never involves quitting. Read more>>