It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day, but it’s important to stop 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.

Crystal Marie-Michelle | Content Creator

I don’t believe there is ever any end goal. As human beings we are constantly growing and evolving and with that comes changes in where we want to go and what we want to do. That being said, I couldn’t tell you what position or new business venture I’ll hold 3 years from now but I will say it is a position that will consist of everything I’ve evolved into at that time and I will always be motivating and inspiring others to dream beyond. Read more>>

Makarios Hill | Model and Horseback Riding Instructor

As a African American female, you don’t read or see us in county magazines or country clothing store posters. As model as well as a cowgirl. My goal is to bring awareness to African-American beautiful cowgirl and teach young females to follow their dreams without fear. Read more>>

Lois Marshall Barker | ELA Content Designer & Educational Consultant

I have had many thoughts recently about how I want my professional life to take shape, as well as my personal life because there is some intersection. I want to end my career at a university working with aspiring teachers to facilitate their development as teachers whose pedagogy is founded on anti-racist and anti-bias principles. The career started in a classroom and will end in another. Read more>>

Lacrecia Dangerfield | Licensed Professional Counselor & Life Transformation Strategist

Initially owning my own business was my end goal. Now that I have accomplished that and there is more to do to help change the world, I have had to create another goal. When I was in high school and had to write in my memory book about my goals, I said I wanted to own an Architectural and Accounting Firm. I don’t know exactly how I put those two together but that is what I wrote. At that time I was wrestling with being an engineer or an accountant. Fast forward to the present one could say I am an architect for healing professionals. My business focuses on the professional and personal development of mental health professionals and other healing professionals. This question reminds me of what I always ask the counselors that I work with “what do you want to be known for at the end of the day?”. Read more>>