We had the good fortune of connecting with Simon Cardell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Simon, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
Taking risks is freeing. It makes you feel alive and let’s you know more about yourself and the world around you. When you take a risk it is because you have a fire in you and you are chasing something that you care about. However, before you take a risk you have to deeply think about it. You have to envision your path and why you are doing it. In my own experience, I left a promising career within the Republican Party to go back home and run for the U.S House of Representatives as a Democrat. This was a huge risk but I felt like it was the right thing to do not only for myself, but for my country. Then in my mind I envisioned the path I was going on and took the first step. Before taking the first step you also have to have a good mix of courage and ignorance.

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Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My upbringing is what separates me from my peers. I was born into the richest zip code in Texas. Then, when I was four my mother passed away. This turned our world upside down. I got to experience both sides of the economic spectrum. At 16 I began working to help support myself and my family. In college I worked full time as a shift lead in a pizza shop while going to school full time. It was hard. The people in my life got me through everything. I’ve failed a lot in my young career, but without this failure I would not be who I am today.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my brothers for their unwavering love and support, which has empowered me to conquer my fears and move forward with confidence. Their presence in my life has been instrumental in my journey.

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