How do you think about risk? What role has taking risks played in your life/career? Check out responses from hidden gems from our community below.

Leyla Saghir | Fashion Merchandiser and Marketing

Risk taking: i’m a firm believer that you have to get out of your comfort zone in order to achieve your goals. There’s a point in life where everyone feels stuck, It can be professionally, personally, in many different ways. Read more>>

Honiara Barrios | Self Mastery & Spiritual Mindset Coach

I recently read this on risk.. “When we risk nothing, we risk everything. Everything we intended to do. Everything we came here to be.” – Brianna Weist And it really got me thinking of all the risks I’ve taken in my life, and even how if I wouldn’t have taken those risks that would’ve been a risk in itself. Read more>>

 Ken Branson | 13-Time Convicted Felon turned Entrepreneur

When I started mental health therapy, I realized that I had started stealing money back in the 7th grade. My grandfather had this big, thick green ashtray filled with silver coins on his nightstand…just what I needed to go to the payphone to call my girlfriend over the summertime. Read more>>

Alex Smetsky | Artist, Gallerist, Entrepreneur

Risk is everything when it comes to business. It’s what separates those that climb to the top and those that are left behind. Read more>>

Heather Nichols | Facilitator, Speaker, Adventurer

If I wasn’t constantly taking risks, I’d be incredibly bored! To me, “risk” is not really risk – it’s living dynamically and pushing myself to constantly explore new terrain in my business and in every aspect of my life. Read more>>

Cyrus Nelson | Mixed Media Artist

Life is all about taking risks and being resilient to battle the storms. When you want to achieve something, nothing will stop you. You have to want it. When taking risks, you have to be brave and have faith in whatever you believe in. Read more>>

Natasha Gonzalez | Interior & Architectural Designer

I believe that success is a direct reflection of the number of risks one takes in their lifetime. A quote I tend to live by is ‘no risk, no reward.’ Originally born and raised in Montreal, I made a decision to move to Toronto on my own and start my own business. Read more>>

Megan Romine | Founder and CEO of Luxuré Real Estate

I like to think of risk taking as a muscle that has to be trained and put under pressure to grow. By building up your ability to take risks, over time you will find that you are able to move and adapt out of your comfort zone more frequently, each time with a little more ease. Read more>>

Bavié Grafals | Mountain Bike Athlete

I believe that the more you fear something, the more you need to dive head first into it. The what if’s are more haunting than knowing you chased a dream or goal, regardless of the outcome. Read more>>

Dana Pizzarelli | TikTok Creator

Risks have always played a major part in my choice of being a creator. From the beginning, it was a risk to make the choice to (at the time) pursue a less traditional way of earning an income, versus continuing college and sticking with my 9-5. Read more>>

Savannah Stanislaus | Boutique Owner & Web Designer

I believe that risk-taking plays a major role in how successful, well-rounded and experienced you become as an individual. Taking risks is important because it allows you figure out what works for you and what does not. Read more>>

Roger Garcia | Mens Hairdresser | co-owner The Parlor Inc. | Bedhead by Tigi Educator

it might sound cliché, but I’m a firm believer in “no risk, no reward”. for a long time my mother taught me not to be scared of going for what I wanted even if I didn’t see a clear path. Read more>>

Delta N.A. | Artists

The risk of living.  Read more>>

 Billy Jones | Author & Podcaster

When I think of taking risks, I also think of embracing change. I like taking risks. They allow me to push beyond the boundaries of my existing talents to explore new possibilities and opportunities. Read more>>

Brandon Ward | President At Trappersinn LLC

One of my favorite lines “no risk it no biscuit” I don’t know exactly where or when I heard it but it has always stuck with me when facing decisions. Taking risks is how I ended up meeting and working with alot of famous people. Read more>>