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 Sanches | Creative Entrepreneur & Mom

Risk is a necessary action for a fruitful life. Over the years I’ve started and grown different businesses, each of them has required risks. Without taking steps of faith into the unknown I would not be where I am today: a full-time mom-preneur that’s been able to work 100% from home with a super flexible schedule. Taking the plunge to move that idea from your head into reality is all about risk and really that’s what being an entrepreneur is all about. Read more>>

Marquavis Fant | Chef & Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship isn’t an easy road, my personal belief is that risk taking plays a major role in being self employed. There was times where I’ve doubted myself in the past because I was scared to fail. I believe once you understand the concept that everything has a 50% chance of you winning the mission, your road gets a little bit easier. In business even the most successful people have times where they take a risk and fail. When I started to bet on myself is when I started to win big, I trained my mind to think that if I believe I will win then that’s exactly what would happen. I honestly gets the best results when taking the bigger risks. Read more>>

Gus Clark | Honky Tonk Country Singer, Songwriter, Band leader

As an independent musician, it is entirely dependent on risk taking. You have to believe in yourself enough to bet on you, your talent, and work ethic. Every step is riskier than the last. Not being afraid to invest in yourself is key, but its frightening as poor folks to pony up more and more money for a van, equipment, albums, PR agencies, and merch. Read more>>