In our experience, most folks, including ourselves don’t have enough of an understanding of risk and the role it plays in our lives and careers and so we have made a concerted effort as a team to have conversations about risk with our interviewees. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Ron Ovadia | Speaker, Songwriter, Creative Brand Specialist, and Keynote Concert Presenter

Taking risks is so essential to success. The time-honored axiom, “The greater the risk, the greater the reward,” may sound like a cliche, but it’s true. When we take risks, we stretch our comfort zone. We explore new areas and explore new parts of ourselves. And yes, we also become more vulnerable to stumbling in our journey, which is fine. Because we often end up finding new and better ways to do things. Risks fuel our passions and help us imagine new possibilities. And yes, it also makes us more susceptible to what some might call “failure.” But I believe in my heart there is no such thing as “failure.” We only fail if we fail to learn the lesson. From taking risks, there are always lessons to be learned. We also learn more about ourselves—what we value most, what our boundaries are, and what we are willing to take risks for. Thomas Edison, one of our greatest inventors, was a big risk-taker. And he had no issues with the risks that came with his work. Of his risks and supposed failures, he would say, “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Read more>>

kristina prater | DJ & Floral Designer

Risk can be challenging but also rewarding. I think taking risks is crucial to any kind of creative or personal growths because you challenge yourself in ways you may not have explored yet. Taking risks can be intimidating sometimes, but it has helped me achieve skills and opportunities that, at the time, didn’t seem attainable. You know when you’re first starting out in something, it’s kind of hard to imagine where you’ll end up or how things will go. Taking risks is the only way to get past those obstacles and persevere. Read more>>

Adri Kyser | Wellness Expert

I feel that taking risks has been an indispensable and transformative element shaping both my life and career trajectory. I believe that it is through venturing beyond our comfort zones, confronting fears head-on, and embracing uncertainty that we unlock our true potential and make our dreams into reality. Read more>>