We asked some brilliant folks from the community to talk to us about how they think about risk and the role risk has played in their lives and careers.

Rachel Rush | Salon Owner, Hairstylist & Educator

I owe a lot of my success to risk taking. I often interchange the words “risk taking” with “opportunity for growth”. I’ve lived in the Dallas TX area my entire life. I had never visited Los Angeles, CA until 2018 when I went to Guest Artist at Larisa Love Salon. I never thought I would get a yes when I reached out. I spent 4 months trying to use Instagram ads to gain clients in LA but to no avail… Read more>>

Taylor Redd | Owner of Redd Rose Vodka

Do you know the saying “people live off drama”? Well, I thrive in risk, the “figuring it out” is an exciting place to be! Going to law school was a major risk, I had just had a son right after high school, and did not have a steady job to take care of us. Moving away from Ohio, in 2014 to a place that I had no family or friends – I figured it out quick. Read more>>

Brittine’y Franklin | Serial Entrepreneur, Author, & Fashion Designer

To take a risk is choosing to Try. At a certain point in life, you will have to make the choice to take a risk. As a Business owner Taking Risk are inevitable. Risks are required for Success. I have had to take many risks in life and in Business in order for me to get where I am today. Read more>>

Julisa Crowder | Licensed Nail Tech/Hairstylist

Taking risks has never really been an issue for me until going into this business venture because in order for me to be a nail tech/hairstylist, I have to invest in supplies so I’m using the money I make at my 9-5 to fund my business and a fear I had when I first thought of the business is “what if I get no clients? I’m spending thousands of dollars on material I might not even use” and I realized that’s a common fear business owners have. Read more>>

Jarah Murraine | Serial Entrepreneur

The career as an entrepreneur is all about taking risk. If I didn’t take risk, I wouldn’t be where I am today. It’s about taking a risk on a vision no one else can see and doing it anyway Read more>>

Chris Miller | CEO of Godzilla Raceworks / ASE Master Mechanic

Risk is a necessary evil in life, for lack of a better term. Risk is something that most people fear, to the point of paralysis. But you cannot live life to the fullest without risk, and you will never grow without taking risks. I think it is essential to experiencing human life to take risks, especially in business. Read more>>

Kd | Fitness & runway model

Risk taking has played a major role in my modeling career far as meeting with actors,tv stars and celebrities from all across the world and genuinely speaking with them about where they started at and how it lead them to the success that they are now at this day Read more>>