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?

Aaron Harp | Photographer & Marketer

Never give up on something that you love. Things don’t happen overnight, no matter how instant the success may look on the outside. As long as you wake up in the morning and love what you are doing, then there is no reason to stop. Sometimes, for financial reasons, you may have to slow production or get a 9-5, but never stop. Giving up on a pursuit of something you love is a great tragedy for a person to suffer through.  Read more>>

Saira Olivares | Makeup Artist & Hairdresser

I hate saying I “gave up” on something. That mind set from experience caused a crazy whirl wind of doubt and insecurity. It took practice to be easy on myself, to understand and believe through every stage in your life every thought and project that there are manytimes of growth. Read more>>

Theresa Campbell | Business owner and Lifestyle Influencer

For me, Shark’s Bites of Life has had many different phases, up and down. We moved 4 times since I started the business in 2013 2 of which were across country. I had phases where I didn’t focus on the growth of my business because life took over. I always knew I didn’t want to stop doing Shark’s Bites of Life. I think as long as you’re still having fun and enjoying what you’re doing you’ll never want to stop. It’s okay to have phases where you spend less time on your business and other times where you double down and go all out. My business was the beginning of so much more. Shark’s Bites of Life has evolved into a lifestyle brand of food fashion and fitness! Read more>>