We had the good fortune of connecting with sonya klaus and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi sonya, how do you think about risk?
I define risk-taking in multiple ways. I look at risk-taking as both imperative for growth and fun. Yes, I said fun. My perspective of risks is that it’s a choice we are given to make a difference in our own lives. I think the defining difference in risks is in calculating the overall risk. That could include timing, the risk’s significance, and who it affects. Whatever your opinion on risks, there is one inevitable point- is it necessary and unavoidable. Since it is unavoidable, it allows us to make the calculation based on our specific situation and then choose the risk accordingly, which can be extremely powerful and humbling, sometimes at the same time. I genuinely think the magic is in the perspective of how you view risk-taking. As scary as some have been, I am grateful to have the ability to choose my risks and equally thankful to have been given the risks I didn’t necessarily ask for because it has shaped me into the person I am today.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have been a Nurse for the last 14 years but have always had a “secret passion,” cars. Since I was a child, I’ve loved cars and all things that go fast! It wasn’t until a few years ago where I mustered up the courage to finally pursue my driving career. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I slowly created a brand, all while still working as a nurse. I have loved both paths equally and can not see my life without them. It might not be the most traditional route to have competing passions. However, for anyone reading, hold onto it if you do. Don’t let anyone tell you- that you must choose. You love what you love, and that’s what makes you, you.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My success is entirely owed to those around me. Brad, my family, and the companies I’ve worked with. Without my unique relationships and situations, I would not be where I am today. I would also like to shout out Anthony Pratt from Gorilla with a Pen for connecting me with Shoutout LA!

Website: https://linktr.ee/sonya_slidez

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonya_slidez/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-bS1_0AxSv4X8BQ7uIjc6w

Other: Tiktok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8wVdE75/

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