Taking Risk is essential, but how much, when and why? Taking risks effectively is as much of an art as it is a science and we’ve asked some of the brightest folks in the community to tell us about how they think about risk taking.

Malcolm Bodon | Producer & Director

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” I used to dwell on that quote while I was a banker at Bank of America in Tampa, FL. At the time, I was known to always play it safe, I guess that’s why I worked at a bank. I was comfortable, but I wasn’t content. I wanted more out of life, I wanted more out of my career. I’ve always loved movies, and it was my dream to work in that field, but I didn’t have any connections, or know how to even start a career in entertainment. The “risk factor” was what kept my decision to leave my cushy job at bay. Our society generally displays risks as having inherently negative connotations. I had to rework how my brain thought about risks if I wanted to take charge of my destiny. Out of chance, I found an opportunity to be involved in a film that was shot by a local production company. I stood there amazed as I witnessed the inner workings of a film shoot, the intricacies involved. Read more>>

Jessica Pantoja | Above and Underwater Cinematographer / Camera Operator

Even though risk is always present in every activity we perform, it has become a more prominent part of our daily lives since 2020. Going to the corner store, entering a room with other people, or even hugging a beloved one has a degree of danger these days. Working on set is no different, as the pure nature of it involves a group of people interacting with each other, often in close proximity and many times in not very spacious locations. As a Cinematographer and camera operator, I never thought I would feel safer working underwater than the usual dry sets until last year. I had one of my first jobs in COVID times after everything was reponed around August 2020. It was an underwater shoot, and I got hired to be the underwater operator and DP consultant. Read more>>

Rebekah Gaillard | Freelance Creative, Photographer, Creative Director, & DJ in Training

In my opinion, risk is taking that leap of faith and knowing that you’ll land either on your dreams or close to your dreams. Risk is also about doing something you’ve never done before, especially if it is uncomfortable. The more uncomfortable, the greater the reward for the risk. Risks often times, teach me more about myself. The more risks I take, the more I am shown how limitless I truly am. I took a huge risk to move to LA, without knowing anyone but my drive for photography is all I needed to go. I also curated my first art show with my friend, Shadé Bell, without even knowing much in regards to organizing them. Even now, I take risks in my creativity process, pushing my own envelope to continuously grow in my craft. Read more>>

Allayah Beamon | Risks= Results= Rewards

Risk is a word I have incorporated into my life because, I have learned without risk there are no results. Whether that was in education, relationships, or business; taking risks is very important to me and I have reaped the benefits of doing so. Risk can often scare people because it challenges them to vacate their comfort zones, and delve into uncomforting ones. On the other side of risks, there are victories that we often miss because we allow ourselves to get in the way of our own success. From childhood, I saw my mom take many risks. She became a business entrepreneur who made it possible to raise three girls on her own, pay a mortgage, pay off multiple cars, afford a nanny, and maid, and took on on lavish vacations. She could have kept her job at the bank where she had a secure bag, but instead she took a risk on her talent and gave being a hairstylist a run for its money. She opened two salons and operated them for 18 years total. Read more>>

Sasha Lebedeva | Writer & Director

Any growth assumes stepping out of a comfort zone. This means taking risks. I’m a huge risk-taker; big and small, all the time. I have a lot of ambitions and only risks can take me where I want to go. However, I feel like it’s really important to talk about the risks that haven’t paid off. When I was 15, for instance, I decided to graduate from high school one year early so I could audition to study under a particular professor at a famous Russian drama school. I put so much hard work and faith into my chances, but not only did I fail to get into my dream program, I also wasn’t accepted into any university at all. I’m not going to lie by saying I sacrificed proper high school experience in order to take this risk (because I hated school) but it was definitely embarrassing. I put myself out there to accomplish something bold and risky and failed. Read more>>

Weslie Lechner | Writer, Director, Performer

As a writer, I’ve always found the most opportunity for creative growth and self-discovery came from the times I threw myself into something before looking at it too hard or planning too much. Whether it was moving to Chicago—a city where I had no family—after college to study at the famous iO Theater or moving to Los Angeles ten months later when I realized that Chicago wasn’t feeding my creative energy the way I’d hoped it would. The failures and mistakes have been just as or more informative than the successes. I’ve always found my periods of greatest artistic productivity come on the heels of some element of stability ending for me, whether that be moving to a new place, a job ending, a relationship ending, etc. Looking into the future and not quite knowing what it holds forces me out of my routine and out of patterns of thinking. In those periods, sparks of inspiration become much more readily available to me. Read more>>

Sherra Lasley DeDe Drake | Comedy Duo

Neither of us are what you would consider an adrenaline junkie, but I think we are both inherently risk takers. Working in our industry in itself is a risk. Risking your livelihood, stability, sanity. We started out performing live comedy together which is considered a risk by some. Dying on stage might be more painful than actual death. You know what, let’s just say that it is. Who can prove otherwise? Fix Your Life is an improvised series. THAT was a risk; to plan the shoot days and then just hope for some comedy gold. We kind of knew it would be there, but certainly a risk anyways, as improv always is. This risk made it an absolute thrill. Our friends are hysterical and we knew that so it ended up being more comedy than we had room for. Read more>>

Sam Felman | Los Angeles Filmmaker

I tend to overthink things, but on the rare occasion I make a risky decision, it generally comes out pretty well. My wife and I had an attempted home invasion a couple months ago. I was standing in our kitchen when the door knob to the garage started to rattle. I quickly swung open the door to find three men staring at me. Almost instinctively, I roared at them (yes, with my voice), then charged them off our property. Nobody got hurt, not even them. Later, when the police and I reviewed the security footage, we discovered the three men were carrying knives. Looking back, I don’t know if my actions were risky or stupid. Nobody got hurt, but there were plenty of safer ways I could have handled the situation. Choosing which risks to take is about mitigating your danger with the information you have at the time. In this situation, I can’t help but wonder if my decision would have been different if I bothered to look at my assailant’s hands. Read more>>

Alexander McKee | Film Director

I believe that any and all aspects of working in a creative field are filled with risks by nature. Firstly, it is a career path that doesn’t have a defined tier system — you can’t chart a path of promotions from Intern to CEO like you can in so many other professions. Yet most importantly, I feel risk each and everyday that I try to put a new idea together and create a film, music video, or commercial. Artists need to give themselves more credit for opening up their emotions and mentality to the world on a daily basis. It takes a lot of bravery to show who you are and creatively attempt to show how a situation in life makes you feel. Read more>>

Aysedeniz Gokcin | Concert Pianist & Composer

Take risks all the time but only those you can afford! That’s my motto!. Read more>>

Gabe aka Cutie | Media Host/ Personality

Taking risk is something pivotal in life. I always believe in taking that leap for your dreams and goals. I know for myself I’m the type of person that hates to stay stagnant in life. I have a plan, I try my hardest to execute the plan, and I find something else to do to make my plan better. The creation of my brand “Keep’n It G” is because I took a risk. I was being told my whole life that I should do something online and I never had the courage until I got into a argument with my family about my sexuality and I just got fed up and said “you know what I want to express how I feel to see if I’m not the only one”. I created that first video and it was up from there. Now going on two years in July, not only has my youtube channel expanded but that one risk opened doors for me to grow as a. Read more>>

Cecil Williams | Content Creator & Creative Director

I feel like risks are calculated faith moves. For me, every time I took a big step in my life or anything creative, it required me to SEE it before I see it. Is their fear, sure. But you have to allow your belief in your vision and the confident that you do have support to override any insecurity or fear that you may have. Anytime your comfortable, you flirt with the line of settling as well. It’s important to take the risk because most of your blessings live in a place of uncomfortably. Relying on your own strength won’t get it done. Read more>>

Julie Craig | Actress & Singer

I see risk taking as essential. It’s oxygen and water. I don’t think much growth ever happens until you choose to get out of your comfort zone. To me, taking risks doesn’t mean putting yourself in danger or doing something that would jeopardize your integrity. Instead, the word to me means stretching yourself beyond what you’ve ever done before. Going past the point where you feel comfortable. I sometimes find myself kicking and screaming in the beginning, but then truly thrive in that place because I expand my perspective, get stronger, and learn something. Risk forces a practice in faith. Faith in yourself. We always benefit from that. The process is difficult and usually terrifying, but when I look back at anything I’ve ever been really proud of in my life, it has always come out of some sort of risk I took. So I keep doing it. Read more>>

Vik Pisipati |Interior Designer

Risk is an inherent part of starting your own business and is something you always will have to manage. I built a corporate career in a large company but took a risk when deciding to go to graduate school and focus on Luxury Brand Management at a small European college that nobody had ever heard of. This was a niche that most people didn’t really understand and a professional risk, but one that paid off because it put on a path to discovering my love for interior design and architecture while giving me the tools to build a successful business. I started my design firm Ink & Opium as a side business in addition to a full-time corporate career. This was less risky than needing to rely on my design income to pay the bills but a risk nonetheless. As you take calculated risks and see them pay off, your appetite to handle risk and make good decisions increases and makes you a better and more resilient entrepreneur. Read more>>

Dami Onilogbo | Men’s Physique Athlete & Personal Trainer

Risk taking has played a huge role on my life and has made me who I am now. The first was to move to LA with only $500 with no plan no place to live only that I knew I had to be down here to pursues my dreams. The second was changing careers into a field I never thought I’d ever enter which is fitness. I went to college for culinary arts. I’ve been a chef pretty much my whole like up until I moved to LA in 2017. Growing up I was always the fat kid trying to get in shape like my peers but I was never disciplined enough to achieve it but when you’re living in your car in LA and the only place to shower is the gym, it creates a sense of “maybe this is my chance” and ever since the peers who is never think would ask me fitness advice or wanted me to be their personal trainer are now asking me to be. Read more>>

Diego Torres-Palma| Developer, Investor, and Podcast Host For Startup To Storefront

In all pursuits, you’re going to encounter risk. Whether you’re trying to hit a 3-point shot which is a high-risk, low probability shot compared to a free-throw, you will encounter risk. Even asking for a raise or promotion involves risk; risk of upsetting your boss, the risk/fear of rejection, and most of all the risk of finding out maybe you aren’t as valued as you might have originally thought at your workplace. To take risks requires us to be brave. As an investor and real estate developer, I try to focus on the mitigation of risk and understanding that solutions can only exist once we find or understand the current problem. Something I learned from Charlie Munger is using the inversion principle which flips a problem on its head. As an example; imagine you’re baking a loaf of bread for the first time and perhaps you aren’t very savvy in the kitchen (like me), consider how might you burn the bread? The inversion principle would have you consider the question of how you might fail or completely ruin your chance for success. Read more>>

Louie Palmer | Drummer & Educator

Taking risks is an essential part of success, in my opinion. People often associate taking risks with being reckless and that is a common mistake. Making calculated and informed decisions is how I look at it; they may well come with risk (sometimes a lot) but if you are sensible, thorough and make bold decisions you will do well. High risk, high reward; you have to be bold if you want to be successful. Read more>>

Luca Dayz | Awarded R&B Singer/CEO Bentley Records, LuxoAir & President of Luxo Group International

I believe risk taking is paramount when it comes down to business. No risk no award. Over the years I believe this has played an important role in my success. Lot of people are scared to take risks. People expect everything to come easy. They want to be in their comfort zone. Unfortunately success don’t come that easy. Read more>>

Phoenix Washington | Actor & Voice Actor

Only those who are willing to risk going too far, could ever find out how far one can go. A quote from one of my mentors, Eric Thomas. You have got to take risks. How else would you know what you’d full potential is? I try to push the envelope everyday . Every chance I get to go a little bigger on something, I take it. It’s the way I’ve grown. Ida how I evolve and reach new heights in my life and in my career. Read more>>

Akasha Greff | Small Business Owner & Cultural

When it comes to accomplishing your goals, it is very important not to get discouraged along the way by naysayers and people who’d rather give you a list of reasons why you won’t be able to accomplish whatever you are setting out to do. Many people only see obstacles rather than opportunities. Be careful who you seek advice from along the way. It doesn’t matter where you start in life, it’s where you end up. We each have the ability to captain our own ship and that’s where risk taking comes into play. I have taken numerous risks to get where I am today both in my personal life and my career and I continue to take new risks all the time. That being said, I like to think I try to take calculated risks- ones where the only person you are betting on is yourself. That way you are singly responsible for both your successes and failures and you don’t have to rely on other people. Read more>>

Emily Elisa Halpern | Artist

Risk-taking is at the core of how I view my work and myself as an artist. I would never have become an artist if I didn’t embrace risk-taking. Art was always a passion for me when I was growing up, but I didn’t pursue it seriously or professionally until I was in my thirties. At a time when many were accelerating into the prime of their careers, I took the risk of starting a new one: first by getting a second BA, as a painter at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, then by getting my MFA at San Diego State University, and then going all-in by coming up to Los Angeles, a city in which I didn’t have any contacts. What motivated me to take the risk to totally change my life and embrace the highly uncertain career of being an artist, was my need to speak my truth and not just do commercially appealing work. Read more>>

Jackie Brooke | Actor

For me, risk taking is an absolutely essential aspect to achieving success. I would consider myself to be a risk taker by nature but it’s definitely something that has evolved and changed within the last few years. Growing up I was incredibly fortunate. I grew up in Sydney Australia right by the beach, lived in a happy home with parents who loved one another. We had enough money to do the things we enjoyed and I received an incredible education. Essentially, I had every opportunity to continue down quite a safe and predictable path that would have ultimately led me to perceivable “success.” I got in to great university courses that would have likely had a great job and wonderful opportunities. Read more>>

Chelsie Overocker | Writer and Host

I believe taking risks is very important. It’s the only way we are able to grow and learn more about ourselves. You feel so strong when you have the ability to step out of your comfort zone and if I never took any risks then I wouldn’t be where I’m at today. The thing about taking chances are they don’t have to be life changing to make a big impact in your life. It can be as simple as going to the movies by yourself (I was always afraid to do that) and I usually would wait to go when my friends were available. But as soon as I did it, it wasn’t that scary and from that experience I learned if I want to do something just do it and don’t wait on anyone else’s timeline. How taking risks played a role in my life and career was huge! First off, moving to California by myself in my early 20’s with not having close family members or friends near by was difficult. The thing about taking risks is sometimes it can be a hard transition and that’s okay. Read more>>

Jordan Lewis | Composer & Multi-Instrumentalist

Art and society have a strange relationship— we esteem the works of our greatest musicians, painters, dancers, photographers, and authors, both past and present, while simultaneously infantilizing those who aspire to carve out a living as such. The “get a real job” trope is very real. I think that most of us who have chosen to be creative professionals naturally must have either a good amount of risk tolerance baked into our personalities’ or a borderline sociopathic level of self-confidence because until career escape velocity is achieved, no matter how hard one works or how talented one is, there is always that infantilizing voice of our mother culture whispering (or screaming) in the background. Being able to weather uncertainty and dry spells may be one’s biggest asset when managing the innate risk of working in the arts. Often there’s no regular paycheck, securing new gigs requires what tends to go well beyond a formal job interview, and when one’s livelihood, self identity, and passion all become intertwined as they do, there is potential for disaster both personally and professionally because it all becomes the same thing. Read more>>

Jeff Katz | Author & Real Estate Broker

One of my underlying life philosophies is to live life without regret. My dad used to lament that he wished he come to California 10 years sooner than he did. He was a risk taker; he had a stable job that paid the 1966 equivalent of $100,000 a year, a family, a house in the suburbs, and at 44 years of age quit the job, sold the house, and without a job waiting for him, packed everything up and began the five day journey on Route 66 to a new life in Los Angeles. He eventually owned three businesses and was very successful, the hardest working person I ever met. Ironically, when I was 44, I did the same thing with my family; sold the house, left Southern California for better opportunities in the Northern California, Now I’m 61 I look forward to new adventures and look back with no regrets, I’m not the type who could have stayed in one job for 30 years. Read more>>

Jean-Pierre Giagnoli | Actor, Rapper, Comedian, DJ, Host, MC, Impressionist, and Parapsychologist.

I believe that risk is very important when it comes to anything in life. It plays a huge role in my life. I worked a job that I ended up hating for 10 years and I did not take a lot of risks while at the job or even outside of the job. I finally got to a breaking point where I needed to go after what I wanted in life. I turned in my two week notice and just went after my dreams that I really neglected for the 10 years I worked there. I had nothing lined up other than a few gigs and possible recall for some big work. After two another two weeks of not working I got the call to return to working as a featured actor on Ford vs Ferrari for another month and a half and I had some DJ gigs on the side too. It caused problems with my marriage and finances but I was proud to say that I was able to survive and I took a huge risk quitting a job that offered hours and benefits but I needed to and it was the best decision I ever made in my life. I have never gone back to working a normal day job and gotten so many opportunities that I never thought were possible before I took the biggest risk of my life. Read more>>

SHANDRA GRAHAM | Actress

I think Risk taking is one of the biggest factors in the life of an actor. I’ve definitely faced this mountain many times in my journey to where I currently find myself. From Years ago, leaving the corporate world to focus on building myself and my brand instead of someone else’s company was a huge risk. I often felt a sense of safety in the 9 to 5 world and that anything outside of this perceived safety net was crazy. Boy was I wrong. Slowly the more that I felt the freedom of making my own path, and being the author of my own destiny I started to see that life has no guarantees and no matter how safe a job may feel tomorrow isn’t promised. From that point on I jumped into my acting career with both feet first. I researched, I wanted to be as knowledgeable as possible about the industry, something you can never be fully prepared for. But it was a risk I was willing to take to have the freedom to write my own destiny. Read more>>

Liz Izzo | Actress, Writer, Producer

“Face the fear and go into it” is one of my favorite quotes and that is pretty much how I live my life. When something scares me that is how I know I have to do it. I made myself a promise a long time ago to never let fear stop me from living my dreams. I put myself to the test when right after college I decided to move to NYC and pursue acting and then years later when I decided to make the move to Los Angeles. I had no job, no place to live and no friends here but something in my gut told me it was the right thing to do, so I sold everything I had, packed up two suitcases hit the road and never looked back. I am proud to say I have been here over ten years. Beyond that though I realized that taking risks isn’t scary. It’s necessary to achieve your goals. Years back I decided to move away from just acting to writing and producing my own content, which at the time for me was a ‘risk” because I had no idea what I was doing or where to start. Read more>>

Mikayle Lowery | Vanderbilt University Masters Student

When I assess risk, considering gender and race as social advantages and disadvantages allows me to foresee opportunities or failures within that individual’s life. Because of these two social constructs, any risks I take will hurt more when I fail; it could also give me more fulfillment and confidence when I prosper. I’m the youngest of eight children, making me the baby of the family. My parents got married at nineteen and had six girls and two boys. Watching my older sisters and brothers set and achieve goals with such uncertainty about outcomes made me question my strengths and weaknesses. What would I be brave enough to do? What risks would I be willing to take? I decided that like my siblings, I also would become a risk-taker. Read more>>

Robert Smith III | Professional Actor & Model

Taking risk is PARAMOUNT to achieving any part of your goals in this life. If we don’t take risks, it keeps us safe, doesn’t take us out of our comfort zone, & inhibits us from growing. Like one of my biggest inspirations Steve Burton said, “Comfort, is the enemy of progress”. I live by that mantra. Taking those leaps of faith, pass or fail, allows us to grow and become stronger individuals across the board for whatever we’re hustling through life for. Read more>>

Darynn Dean | Vocalist

I believe that the greater the risk, the greater the reward, and that everything we do has an equal and opposite reaction. Approaching “risk” means that I am willing to completely let go of what I am believing, thinking, and doing in this situation for the opportunity to become something different. Entering the creative space to begin singing and songwriting often feels like a big risk because there is so much exposure involved. There is a level of vulnerability needed to access the realness of a song and a lyric. In the process of getting to a still place, or what some may call “the zone”, a lot of neurotic thoughts arise to try and hijack my attention. The “risk” is moving past these thought forms and allowing my creativity to come out on the other side. There is a voice in my head that I call “the ally” that lovingly helps me succeed and move past my fears and insecurities. “The ally” shows me that. Read more>>

Narde | Musician & Creator

I stand, on the belief that ‘where there is no risk, there is no reward’. It seems simple right? Well, I’m here to tell you, it is uncomfortable more than anything. Embrace that! Really put yourself in the headspace to want to accept challenges and solve them everyday. Prepare yourself for ‘lessons’, rather than failure. It’s never failure; unless you quit. Truly. In order to become the best version of you, put yourself in position to experience and practice the things that align with what your ‘highest self’ looks like. Risk is exposing yourself to a new situation rather than just remaining in the comfort zone. The more new positions you are in, the more opportunity you will have to excel, in the situations you prepare for. Opportunity + preparation = success. I had to train myself to get really familiar with the feeling of being uncomfortable. I had to leave the things that did not reflect where my highest self wanted to be. Read more>>

Diamond Allen | Tea and Bucket List Expert

I think about risk as an essential part of life! My career and accomplishments would be non existent if I didn’t take the risks I took! At first of course it can feel very scary and uncertain but if you leap you will fly! That’s from experience!. Read more>>

Dominic Barba | Actor & Plus Model

Taking risk is necessary to any success in life. To get further ahead you have to go to place in life you have never been. Failure will always be apart of life and is the core learning factor into success. It all starts with taking that risk, When I first moved to LA I had no intention on becoming an actor or work in entertainment in general. I just wanted to make it in this city. I got a cool tech job in Santa Monica where I thankfully got to ride my fat tire beach cruiser to work avoiding that notorious LA commute I always heard about. The office was fun, the people were great, the actual daily job was just ok but it was a chance to be there. Although I never intended to be an actor that was my secret dream job you grow up thinking you can be but never thought you would actually do. But I was in the city to do it. I woke up one day with the thought why not me, why cant I actually be what i’ve always wanted to do. I had no experience, didn’t know how to get started, but I knew I had to do this. Read more>>

Michelle Zeitlin | Talent & Literary Manager, Creative Producer

I’ve been told that I “rock resilience” and that’s a true statement. The life of someone in the arts and entertainment is uneven , up and down and can feel like a roller coaster. Since the Covid-19 Pandemic, everyone has had to take stock. In redirecting my efforts, I have opened doors to new ways to work. Along with now taking multiple meetings on ZOOM daily, I host a podcast called PASSION TO POWER with HOLLYWOOD iNSIDER MICHELLE ZEITLIN. This has become a great way to engage with people in the arts and media, and I always go to the “top” of the company roster. I want to hear from the experts in their respective lanes, the “big shots” who can offer their POV’s for all those aspiring to be in their shoes. These podcasts have offered me a way to offer students in the UK, Australia, Asia and all over the US, advice and guidance with straight talk. Read more>>

Brandy Chagolla | Founder of Lending Relief

Risk taking has played a substantial part in my story both personally and professionally. I believe the life we want to live is right on the other side of our fears. Pushing through to our best life, our goals, and unspoken dreams is crucial if we want to live the life that we imagine for ourselves. Taking risks is something that has not always been easy for me but when I started to weigh the benefit of our social impact vs. my doubts it was a no-brainer to launch the nonprofit. Read more>>

Taylor Plenn | Professional Saxophone, Flute, and EWI Player

As a woodwind player, I think my willingness to take risks and step outside my comfort zone is what sets me apart from my peers. As my idol Ornette Coleman put it: “It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.” Institutionalized jazz schooling, despite my persistence, can teach you how to play jazz well, but there is no rubric on how to actually personally evolve on your instrument. Which is why ‘trial-and-error’ is such a vital part of my art-making process. Creating saxophone features for electronic music isn’t very conventional. No one knows how the saxophone will work next to a performance artist… until it’s made to happen right before your very eyes. Playing flute parts in an interlude for a Country/Western album might not seem intuitive, until someone has the impetus to give it a try. Making a wind controller play bass lines that need playing isn’t the first way to solve that particular problem, but it certainly is one of the most interesting ways, for both the player (me) and the concertgoer. Read more>>

Julia Greco | Sex Positive Psychotherapist

Opening my business in January of 2020 was always part of the hopeful plan to have my own private therapy practice. After many years of education and experience, I was making it happen. The imposter syndrome was real, but I was so excited and felt such alignment serving folks in our community as a sex positive psychotherapist. And then March of 2020 happened and everything changed nearly overnight. Establishing my own business during a global pandemic was not part of the plan. And thats when my relationship with risk changed. Many professional choices over the years had been methodical and predictable; this was not one of them. This new risk included staying connected with my clients while converting services to virtual, still on that learning curve as a new business owner, and ensuring I was operating within legal and ethical parameters through this transition. Everything was new. And the biggest risk of all was keeping my own mental health in check in order to hold space for, and meet the needs of my clients. Read more>>

Rhett George | Entertainer

Risk is a very layered word. We deal with it everyday in our loves. It can be rewarding, scary, satisfying, hard, easy. All of these things. Yet to move forward in anything. In making decisions. It’s essentially a risk that you take. Whether big, small or in between. If I did not the a risk in my own career, I don’t think I would have experienced certain success as I have. If I had listen to others opinions completely and not taken into account my personal desires. I would never known the what if’s. Read more>>