Are you a risk taker? Do you think you have a stronger appetite for risk relative to your friends and family? We asked some folks from the community about their approaches to risk and have shared their thoughts below.

Emmanuelle Pereira | Designer of Art in Architecture

I love taking risks in the areas that are known to me and I am passionate about, I will invest everything I have for a crazy design idea that is close to my heart like what I have done with my vacation rentals however I would not risk a penny gambling or on bitcoin because it is too unknown to me. Read more>>

Lyndah Wells | Destination wedding and portrait photographer

Risk has been one of the most influential factors to my life. I took the risk of closing the gap between my long-distance relationship and moved halfway across the world to be with my (now) husband) and we’ve been married for 10+ happy years with two beautiful little girls. Read more>>

Zingg The Chef | Music Producer & Entrepreneur

I don’t think people fear taking risk, they fear failure. Failure for me not scary. It is a learning experience. Every time i fail, i regroup, and try again with new data than I had before. In my past life i was a chef. New recipes/new ideas come at a cost. You never know what will work if you don’t try it. Read more>>

Stephany Arias | Founder of Unleash Faith

I believe risk is such a gift. Essentially you can look at risk as a negative, and that’s normal as there’s a fear of the unknown that arises but I believe we have the choice to choose the perspective that shapes the way we view life. Read more>>

Lizzie Armas | Real Estate Investor / Flip Miami

From the moment you decided to start your own business , you are taking Risk . Risk is always the Big Factor for not everyone to become successful as business owners . In our case , we always knew that by starting a Real Estate Investment Company we were risking many factors, taking a risk will always be beneficial. Can Help us gain valuable insight and experience from failure. Read more>>

Tyra Dixon | Entrepreneur/Professional Photographer & Filmmaker

Life is all about risks. Whether some of us admit it or not, we’re all risk takers to some degree. It’s being secure enough in knowing who you are and what you want out of life, I think that dictates the level of risk we’re willing to take. Read more>>