How do you think about risk? What role has taking risks played in your life/career? Check out responses from hidden gems from our community below.

Dainese French | Culinary Soul Care & Catering

Isn’t the saying, “No risk, No reward”? I believe it is. One thing life has taught me, in the last year & a half especially, is to be fearless in my decision making. When I took the risk of leaving corporate America last year, I knew that I had to be completely invested in myself & I couldn’t mull over it or think twice. Read more>>

Lyndsey Luther | Sex Therapist & Relationship Counselor

I view risk as an inevitable factor of life. Whether that is taking a risk in my career or taking a risk in trusting others in personal (or even professional) relationships, risk is a part of moving forward and growing in life. It’s also important to keep in mind that at the core of any risk is trust, and what comes with trust is not having all of the answers. Read more>>

Joshua Winch | Actor/Producer

Indie-film more that any other media is a speculative venture. Hollywood has formulas for success, and investors with large capital pools.
Indie-filmakers are risk takers just by what they do and want to do. There are not stars or backers or formulas. There is just risking money you may have put in a 401k or an IRA to tell the story. Read more>>

Tara Brown-Smith | Boutique Boss /Owner

I think of risk as necessary. Risk has played a significant role in my personal and professional life. We are exposed to risk every day, so it didn’t take me long to grasp the basic concept of it. Like with most things, there are advantages and disadvantages to risk-taking. The pros outweigh the cons with risk-taking because every time I take a chance on something new, I grow wiser and see things clearer. It has been my experience that the greater the risk, the higher the reward. Read more>>