In our experience, most folks, including ourselves don’t have enough of an understanding of risk and the role it plays in our lives and careers and so we have made a concerted effort as a team to have conversations about risk with our interviewees. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Shanae | Naetravels

Risk is defined as the probability an outcome will differ from an expected outcome due to action or inaction. I like to think that risks are opportunities to change the outcome for a possibly greater result/reward. While taking risks can be nerve wrecking and worrisome, it can also be exciting and exhilarating. Because there’s so much uncertainty involved with taking risks, it’s difficult sometimes to focus on the positives or the possibilities of a better outcome. Read more>>

Jhon Matos | Boxing Coach

I believe taking risks is the key to growth and success in life! For me, taking risks has helped me grow in situations I once felt uncomfortable in and helped me start my own business. Read more>>

Anthony Azcuy | Business Owner

In my mind, nothing worth while will come without risks. Some of the greatest risks I’ve taken have rewarded me the most. For example, at one point I was working a hard labor construction job full time. After a few years of studying the markets, I started investing the majority of my weekly paychecks into the stock market. Surprisingly I made large returns and was able to reinvest profits into starting my current business. Read more>>

Sofi Mari | Vocalist & MC

Taking a risk has taught me more lessons in life than it has to simply remain cautious about making decisions. Risk taking is something that I believe helps us step out of our comfort zone and grow as a person. Each time I’ve ever taken a risk and moved into unknown territory, Ive seen, experienced & learned things I never thought I could. It’s helped in numerous ways both personally and professionally. Read more>>

Val Wallace | Retired Corrections/Stylist/Entrepreneur

I believe in taking risks and going for it. Taking risks has played a major role in my life, it has opened many doors for me in the industry. You have to step out on faith and believe in yourself at all times. Read more>>

Raïna Mahautière | Lifestyle & Fitness Content Creator

I think that taking a risk to start, is a part of achieving your goals. Its a good thing to have a vision or a plan but if you never put efforts and dedication in it it will lead to nothing. If I had never took a risk to get out of my comfort zone, I wouldn’t be here today. Read more>>

Brian Ornelas | Director & Editor

I feel like it’s important to take risk, you never know how far you can make it if you don’t take that step. My biggest risk take had to be dropping out of school and quitting my job to do videos full time, its been about a year and a half and I haven’t looked back since. Read more>>