By far, the topic that comes up most in our conversations with entrepreneurs and creatives is risk. We’ve had conversations about risks that worked out and risks that did not. We’ve seen eyes light eye sharing about career-trajectory changing risks as well as folks sigh about the risks they wish they had taken. Below, we’ve selected and shared some of those thoughtful conversations.

Jasmine Green | Professional Photographer

Photography is a risky career to have especially if you decide to start your own business. The hours can be irregular and the amount of clients booked can fluctuate. I chose photography because I wanted to take a risk and do something out of the ordinary. At the beginning of this year I quit my 9-5 desk job to pursue my own business because I wanted to be my own boss and create art on my own terms. Booking jobs was challenging, but after a while business started to pick up. Starting my own business is rewarding and I’m so happy I took the crazy leap of faith, but who knew that this year Covid-19 would be the curve ball. Read more>>

Joe Harris | Commercial Director

Risk taking is a crucial part of growth, in both a career and a life. I think about risk as a chance to push your limits emotionally, mentally and creatively. There are plenty of people that are risk averse, understandably so. Why risk loosing (or changing for the worse) what you’ve worked so hard for? My answer is to grow and gain. Calculated risk taking can help you understand yourself, your abilities and your desires. If you practice this enough the negative reputation that risk taking has becomes a positive reputation. Read more>>

Leah Forney | Pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Book Clarity Coach

I believe that life, business, and love all require risk. I am a firm believer that if I am going to gamble on anything or anyone I will always take a gamble on myself. I believe that anything you want out of life you have to be willing to take a risk. Prior to take risk, I believe that you should assess all costs. In business, we call it a cost/benefit analysis. I think that you should factor in the cost and benefits of every risk that you are willing to take. The benefits should out way the cost. So, Risk are necessary in life, business, and love. Read more>>


Kimberly Bien | Owner & Soap Maker

Taking risks with my business has allowed me to explore many paths of selling for markets and events, to wholesale, e commerce, to owning brick and mortar. I tend to thrive on change because it always brings the opportunity to learn something new. Read more>>