We had the good fortune of connecting with Katayoun Moini and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katayoun, how do you think about risk?
When it comes to risk taking, the first thing that comes to mind is one of my favorite quotes:
“If you’re not messing up every now and then at practice, you’re not doing anything above your ability to progress” ~ Crazy Legs
You have to take risks to progress and evolve. However, you also need to know when the risk is careless and a poor decision. I often use my experience in sports to motivate and guide my business decisions. If you are never willing to risk failure then you will never improve or become successful. We should all fail at something everyday. If every time you ride you don’t fall, then you are taking zero risk and making zero improvements. If every time you ride you cause yourself serious injury, well then you are taking unnecessary careless risk and you are still not making improvements. Sometimes it can be difficult to recognize what risks you should or should not take and sometimes there are major consequences. But, that is how you learn and adjust and shape your future decisions. It takes practice, trial and error, perseverance and discipline. So next time you take a risk and fail, reflect and ask yourself what the failure taught you and if it helped you move forward toward success!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, I would definitely bring them to Hermosa Beach. From there we would grab a couple beach cruisers and bike north on the strand. Stop off at the Green Store for some sandwiches and beverages and then bike up to the Santa Monica pier for some cocktails. Of course my pup would be running along side us the whole time!
We would spend the rest of the week mountain biking in the Santa Monica mountains and at the Santa Clarita bike park. Then we would hit Hermosa Beach again for some sunset beach volleyball!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shout out is dedicated to my best friend, Lindsay Kozicz. The most kind, hard working and devoted person I know! I can always count on her to set me straight, have my back, be my strongest critic while simultaneously being my strongest supporter!