Risk is the most common topic that comes up in our conversations with entrepreneurs and so each week we ask entrepreneurs to talk to us on the record about how they think about risk.

Jay Levin | President, EQuip Our Kids! | Founder LA Weekly Newspaper.

Risk taking is an adventure into the promised land of your authentic self. You can’t get past the constraints laid on you overtly, subtly and insidiously by social and parent conditioning unless you take risks. Great part of the adventure of living a full-filling life. Read more>>

DL Guerra | Writer Director

As a teenager I got really into playing Texas Hold ‘em, a game that I still enjoy today. There’s a saying in poker that ‘scared money doesn’t make money’. It’s certainly true at the poker table, but was something I learned also translated into my career as an entrepreneur and as a filmmaker. The risk to no limit Texas Hold ‘em is that any player can go all in at any point. That’s also the key to the game. Looking for the right opportunity to flex your own leverage and invest in yourself. Big risk, big reward… at least, that’s what they say. What I’ve learned to be true is that if I hone my instincts so that I can learn to make more calculated risks, sifting through the sand and looking for the diamond in the rough, I can in effect increase my own odds to win. Read more>>

Elena Rangel | Human Empowerment Coach

As a queer, creative, loving, dynamic human, coming into my full truth was a risk from the beginning. I grew up and came out as gay in a conservative state where homophobia is part of casual conversation. Having to come out in that space paved the way for me to continue to follow my truth because I learned I could not hide who I was. This was before the open conversations about sexuality and gender that we are seeing today. Even though the outside world wasn’t always so kind, I was blessed to be in a family that was fully loving and accepting. So from a very young age, I chose to follow my joy and take the risk. That decision as a teenager has shaped so much of my life. I knew that the traditional path that we were fed as kids wasn’t going to work for me, so I ignored the advice of every adult in my life and I didn’t go to college. I didn’t know what I was going to do, but I did know it wouldn’t be found following a well worn path. I took risks by staying open to different types of jobs, saying yes and allowing each new experience to shape and teach me what I did and didn’t want. Read more>>

Caylee Cowan | Actress

The biggest risk is not taking any risk. I’ve taken many risks in my acting career. For instance, taking a risqué role that might perpetuate a certain perspective about who I am as person. While I know it’s a character, some might have a hard time understanding that. I’ve also turned down roles, and that’s a risk too. As an actor, you audition a lot, and you’re hungry for work, but as an artist you have to really think about what you’re creating into the world. Artists are sensitive and they feel things deeply and express it in their movements, in their words, in sounds, and in paint and colors. Sometimes, it’s a burden to carry all these emotions – to be so sensitive. When my head’s too loud, and it’s hard to hear my heart; I do the thing I’m afraid of just so I’m not afraid of it anymore. Read more>>

Miles Snow | Food Personality (Stay Eatin’ Bruh)

Big risk big reward. Many of the most pivotal points in my life stem from taking risks. Right now especially is a time for people to look inwards and analyze what they really want to do in life and how to make it happen. I’ve always been in favor of taking necessary risks to reach the next level and doing so has allowed me to grow instead of remaining stagnant. Read more>>

Jess Ponce III | Media Coach, Personal Branding Expert, and Author

I believe the right mindset is key to success. Risk and fear go hand in hand when it comes to building a business or brand. In fact, these two elements come into play anytime you experience growth, whether that journey is a personal one or professional endeavor. It’s natural to be scared. It’s what makes us human — it aligns our thoughts with our emotions and our values. Fear is an indicator that whatever we are doing, or about to do, is important to us. Looking at fear as a value indicator and part of what makes me human, or unique, has been really served me well. It has become an asset to my growth, not a liability. From leaving my job at ABC to exiting a business partnership, embracing the risk and fear that comes with it has allow me to grow. Read more>>

Milo Reice | Painter

I began painting when I was 5 and from there on no longer wished to become a policeman; but there was for me then no concept of risk. In the ensuing years I of course came to see the risks artists often take on to create and survive -I becoming one. Of course there is the age-old conundrum of making a living- I imagine many artists as having side-jobs- a risk(s) in that- if they are not vigilant or super disciplined- distill their artistic work in only negative ways; but then too there are the skinny “throw caution to the wind” hard-core, dyed in the wool creators (as I) who’ll eschew those concerns to work 24/7 on their “stuff” and somehow move forward and grow artistically against the odds, despite sometimes dinner being candy bars , endless pasta and beer- and survive., but either approach has its pains of risk. Family, if an artist has one can wonderfully alleviate some of the pressures. Read more>>

Nicole Vanden Broeck | Film Director & Writer

Starting from the fact that being an artist is already a risk in the capitalist world we live in, I think risks are ever-present in a filmmaker’s life. From convincing your family that you can also make a living out of your passion and not only from a 9 to 5 office type of job, to actually generating a career in the industry in order to make that living and somehow find a way to build your life around it. These are risks that not everybody can or is willing to take, so it’s definitely a privilege to have the possibility to even consider being a filmmaker, but there are also a few sacrifices to be made in order to pull dreams off. Time apart from your loved ones, economic constraints, missing out on moments you didn’t plan to or taking a longer time to reach the financial stability you aimed to have by the age of 30. And once you become a filmmaker, it doesn’t necessarily get any easier. Everyday you create hoping that what you’re putting out there will resonate with someone, will speak to people. Read more>>

 Zach Oren | Photographer

Now that I see the word risk in front of me, it brings up perspective. The word risk conjures the feeling of taking a chance on something or someone. Crossing the street, going on a first date, pursuing your passion. All risky, but for me it’s always been in the wording of something. I moved to the US when I was 10 and didn’t speak a word of English, making the specificity of words that much more pivotal, not only in being understood but to my quality of life. Sometimes it’s just how you word things, so risk for me is lovely. It’s an opportunity. A byproduct of taking a chance. What’s the saying, “If you aim at nothing you’ll hit it every time.” There’s so much that goes into risk. I have to acknowledge my privilege as a white, cis-het presenting male. Society allows me to take more risks and if I fall short, I don’t feel condemned or written-off the way women, BiPOC or conspicuously queer folks are dismissed, and that’s if they’re even given a chance to shine. Read more>>

Jocelyn Bishop | Social Media Manager, Digital Marketing

I think of myself as someone who is really comfortable with risk taking. I was the 1st generation college student, meaning that I was one of the 1st in my family to continue education after high school. That in itself was a risk, considering I had to come up with the funds along the way and didn’t have any family money to back me up on my journey. In taking the risk to further medication, I continued to put myself through uncomfortable situations when it came to job opportunities and internships so that I could learn more about marketing and eventually find myself in the world of social media marketing. Choosing a career in social media is risky in itself considering social media changes all the time. Within the last year we’ve seen Instagram go through so many changes our heads were spinning and I think that’s what makes social media management particularly fun for those that like problem solving like myself. Read more>>

Chris Wallace | Comedian, Content Creator, & Pizza Shop Owner “Ozzy’s Apizza”

If you don’t take risks in your life, I fully believe you will never achieve happiness. for over 27 years of my life, I played it safe. Once I graduated college in 2011, I went directly into my full time salary position at a retail store. Within two weeks, I was organizing the feminine products aisle at 4am asking myself “Where did it all go wrong?” That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I was done leading a life without risks. That moment in the that aisle happened 10 years ago and in those 10 years, I took the following risks: -Booked a one way flight to California -Quit my job to become a comeidan -Became a content creator -Started a pizza buisness -Finally got sober. Read more>>

Damien STECK | Director & Cinematographer

Risk taking is a major element in my life/career. Starting with the people who did took risk by hiring me when I wasn’t experienced enough. The capacity that some people have to invest in potential rather than a resume have been key to where I am today. Also my own ability to face situations and accept adventures that seems risky were important in many ways. As an exemple, 20 years ago, I was working mainly as an editor, just starting developing new skills in filming. I received a call from a producer I never worked for before on a Monday, asking if I’d be up to direct a series of documentary, but I would have to leave for Indonesia two days later… Thinking that I never directed a documentary before, and the very short notice, the risk was real, but it didn’t stopped me to jump in. I was very interested by the novelty and the adventure even if I was aware I could definitely fail. Despite a specific demand from the producer to create something dynamic and talkative. Read more>>

Finnix | Singer Songwriter

Risk-taking is the easiest thing to throw yourself into, and the hardest thing to push yourself to do. I need to make sure my intentions are right, that the goal I’m trying to achieve is THE goal. It’s about short-term vs. long term. I think it’s important to be clear about who you are and who you want to be, and what it is you hope for. It’s a game of balance between reality and optimism that all creatives learn to play over and over again. Being honest with yourself about what you want is where I think a lot of people lose themselves. That’s why anyone out there doing what they love, unabashedly and unashamedly, no matter the challenges and judgment, is already taking a massive risk. Moving to Los Angeles in 2019 was a huge risk, but it exposed me to a world of creativity, inspiration, grind and opportunity. I met doing what I’ve always wanted to do. Read more>>

Errine Guillermo | Hair Stylist & Salon Owner of Studio212

I’m a risk taker. I believe in, ” If it challenges you, it will change you.” Every risk is worth taking! If I failed, I would take a step back, learn from my mistakes, then move forward. Sometimes, its the risk you take the separates you from the rest. Every phase of my career involved risks. I was 19 (2005) when I finished beauty school, and almost every high school teacher/counselor laughed at my dream of opening a salon. I was in the law a government program and ideally what everyone thought I should pursue was criminal justice. I mean, now looking back it being a hairdresser or owning my own beauty business wasn’t as well respected as it is today. I worked under numerous master stylist, until eventually I felt ready to take the risk of opening on my own shop. I followed my passion of doing hair, regardless of what anyone said. Did I question myself? absolutely. Read more>>

Chris Fulcher | Content Creator

“The greater the risk, the greater the reward” is a quote I truly believe has had a deep impact on my career and mindset in general. My whole entire life has been based off risks. I took a HUGE risk getting into content creation in general when everyone I’ve ever known has had comfortable jobs or a comfortable pattern to their life. I gave up so much for this career. Some including; dropping out of high school and joining night school (to join a band as a photographer I was touring with), or moving to Los Angeles when I was 21 and sleeping in my car/couch hopping just to sustain an income and establish myself. I think the biggest barrier for me to break was comfortability and I’ve always felt like if I was comfortable, then I wasn’t pushing myself hard enough (which can be ironic to some people). Now that I’ve been doing this more than 10 years, I am starting to slowly learn what the right amount of comfortability that I should let in. Read more>>

Drew Suppa | Cinematographer, Writer, Composer

I’m a strange one to ask about risk taking. Some people would look at me — or hear some of the outlandish stories from my work and travels — and think I steam full-speed ahead into anything I want. But the reality is: I take calculated risks. Perhaps that’s because I’ve brushed up alongside death, or that I’ve injured myself pretty severely along the way. But I make defined choices in both my personal and professional life. I fully embrace the fact that everyone else is just kind of making it up as they go, so I might as well lean confidently into the things I want out of life. We only have one go at this. Read more>>

Luis Burgos | Black, Queer, and Jewish Photographer

I think of risk as the cost of moving forward. It is a risk to stand by your work and to share it with the world. It is a risk to email someone you have never met and ask for their consideration. It is a risk to speak up in your industry, to try and shape it for the better. Risk has been essential to my career. I was never certain of their outcomes but I knew that if I did not try, if I did not take that risk, that I would never move forward. I tried somethings and failed, learning my strengths and my areas for growth. I used this knowledge to forge a path. Other times I tried things and succeeded only to find I did not enjoy the work. All of this was vital for me to find my way. My first internship was at W Magazine and I had no idea what to expect. Leaving that toxic environment was a huge risk, I thought I was burning bridges but it turns out I was standing up for myself and those that followed. When I decided to switch to photography, I had not studied it in college and I knew there was the risk that I would fail with no experience. Read more>>

Johnny Baca | Actor – Director

High risk, High reward. It’s basically a motto for my life and career. If you play it safe, you get safe results. Steady, positive outcomes but nothing taking you to the moon. If you want that blast off, you need to dedicate yourself and be willing to take the hits. For myself personally, I’ve taken risks my entire life and whenever I don’t, I regret it. So jump in that rocket ship and take risks. Read more>>

Doug Kreeger | Creative Artist & Small Business Owner

I’ve reframed “risk-taking” as “taking a leap-of-faith.” I’ve failed enough times to know that no matter how far I leap, even if I fall on my face I’ve got a good support system and the thick skin to get up and try again. As a Business Owner, the past year has been a continuous series of leaps-of-faith, including securing long-term funding with the belief the market will rebound, and hoping our clients and employees stick with us. As a Creative Artist I take leaps-of-faith by sharing my art with others, by being vulnerable in a rehearsal room, and by having the faith that the next job is coming so my bills will be paid. Read more>>

Aimee Warner | Artist

The obvious risk is to venture into the unknown and try something new — but it’s also risky to stay put. I could live my life comfortable. I could go to a 9-5 job every day with a steady paycheck, weekends off and two weeks of vacation a year. I could draw in a sketchbook and keep it to myself. I could stay home and watch tv. I could spend my life doing what is expected of me, and I would reach the end never having “failed”. Or I could try to carve out a different path. I could quit a job that is perfectly fine, but ultimately unrewarding. I could listen to my inner voice and follow wherever passion leads me. I could be brave and put myself out there, regardless of what other people might think. I’ve been guilty in the past of playing it safe. But life was passing me by. Something was always missing. Read more>>

Dani Walker | Youtuber & Content Creator

I believe risk is a necessary ingredient of success. It took me time to build up a risk tolerance, and it’s still something I test weekly. I’ve made many “risks” in business but I don’t consider them to be especially risky because I put in time to weigh my options. For many entrepreneurs, the riskiest ventures are financial, but they are also potentially the most profitable. Whenever I’m pressed with the choice to take a risk or leave it, I ask myself two main questions, “will this save me money [in the long run] or will it make me money?” If the answer to these questions is yes, then I usually take the risk. Read more>>

Sanjana Iyer | Actress & Model

I have always been a risk taker, now more so than ever! I was brought up in an environment and culture that valued safety and stability above all else. And those things are very important. But I know that I wouldn’t be living my dreams in the city of my dreams, if I hadn’t taken the right amount of risks at the certain points in my early adult life. Were my decisions always supported? Yes and no. I had a strong support system but just like everyone else, my unconventional path was often frowned upon. In those moments, what kept me going was knowing that there is literally nothing else I would rather do with my life and what I get to do every single day now. I decided to pursue my career in another country rather than my own (a very daunting task for anyone who has attempted the same). Read more>>

Paulette Mihale | Actress & Network Marketer

Risk is inevitable. Necessary. It is an integral part of any new endeavor. Any time we step out of our comfort zones and try something new we are taking a risk. Moving forward is a risk. Standing still is a risk. You get to decide what kind of risk you’re want to take. It’s risky to try something new. But I truly believe our dreams are on the other side of risk. If we never risk, never take that first scary step, then we can never reach our potential. Believe me, if there was a way to just stay home and have dreams come knocking on my door I would have found it by now. But, it takes me making the first move and taking the risk, the risk of failure, to get the ball rolling. That’s all it takes to be successful. Risking failure over and over and over again. And hopefully you can fall in love with that process. It’s a long journey, and I’ve had to assess and re-assess my relationship with risk and failure and the whole process. Read more>>

Storii | Songwriter – Livelihood Publishing / MGT – Hallwood Media

Risk taking is an essential part of who i am is a person. growing up i hated the cards i was dealt, so i decided to do something about it. In my neighborhood the average example of risk taking was participating in illegal activity’s. i didn’t see that as an effective practice of risk taking because of the average end result of death or prison. But from another prospective i didn’t see the logic in working a desk job for the rest of life. So the risk i decided to take was pursue a career in music. You wouldn’t believe how many people thought i was crazy, meanwhile they were involved in the most insane things. When i think about “Risk” in my career i always tell myself if i don’t do it then ill just be where i am now. So what am i really afraid of ? If i don’t take a chance ill never have a chance, not to mention i personally love living on the edge of seat. In 2016 i took a risk by quitting my job and moving to Los Angeles to really pursue my career fully. Read more>>

Audrey Faison | Educator & Skateboarder

Taking risks requires you to face uncertainty. What is going to happen? Will I succeed? Will I fail? Will I be denied? When I was growing up, my mom always told me “the worst they can say is no”. I think this outlook and mentality stuck with me throughout my childhood and adult life. I would say that I have always been someone that puts themselves out there, takes risks, and is committed to being a lifelong learner. This can be something that is challenging to do, especially as a woman, but I know it is important if I want to achieve the goals that I set out for myself. I found myself taking risks in all aspects of my life: in sports, college, when moving from Baltimore to LA without knowing anyone, and committing to teaching in South LA without any prior teaching experience. Risks can be scary, even terrifying, but they can also be extremely rewarding. Read more>>

Ashley L. Voss | Gallerist & Arts Advocate

Taking risks is an essential part of achieving our goals. When faced with uncertainty, we learn more about ourselves and the steps we need to take to reach our desired outcome. Especially in the arts industry––where a clear path to success is uncommon––I learned to welcome the unknown. My first professional risk was entering college with a major in graphic design instead of choosing a more stable career path. While in school I learned that my interests weighed heavily on the business side of art so I gravitated towards a degree in arts management with a minor in art history. This was right before another risky decision to take a semester off of school (with only one semester left to graduate) to move to New Orleans to participate in four internships at a contemporary arts center, curatorial residency program, artist cooperative, and for an independent fashion designer. These hands-on opportunities were pivotal in my understanding of where I wanted to be in the future. Read more>>

Bettina Lobo | Actress & Content Creator

I grow older I´ve realized time and time again that taking risks is the only way I can grow. I took a risk when I first moved to the United States to go and study in NYC when I was 18, I took a risk when I had my first audition and I was incredibly nervous but I did it, I took a risk when I moved to a small town in Colorado to do theatre for 3 months because it was my first professional job after college, I took a risk when I decided to pursue musical theatre because it´s my life passion (even though I know how hard it is to “make it” in this career. Risks. Risks. Risks. If I hadn´t taken those risks and played it safe, then I would probably still be living in Venezuela wondering what my life could´ve been if I had been to afraid to follow my dreams. And you know what? Sometimes risks pay off and sometimes they don´t, but the good thing is that I´m hardly ever left with a “what if” on my mind because at least I tried. Read more>>

Olga Parno | Founder & CEO at Masktini

Risk is the name of the game if you want to get anywhere in life. I took a risk at 18 when I decided to move to NYC to pursue a degree and a career in Finance/Investments. Growing up in a small town, leaving my beloved family and childhood friends was not an easy decision. Deep down inside I was scared but excited to take that path. Launching Masktini was a huge risk as well considering the investment involved and me exiting my career in Finance in order to launch and expand the brand. The bottom line, I always follow my instinct and my dreams. If you truly love what you do, you are passionate about it, willing to put the time and effort, surround yourself with smart and dedicated people who share your vision and drive, you will be on the right path to succeed. Read more>>

Donte “HDTayfilms” Pipkins | Video Director / Photographer

Being raised in South Central Los Angeles you learn alot about taking risk. Growing up i took risk daily and didnt realize how that would ultimately shape whom id become as an adult. Walking down the street was a risk. Getting involved in certain activites to make money to survive comes with risk. Being black is a risk within itself. I had to sit back and look over my life and learn to appreciate my journey. God gave me a path that wouldve broken many but i took that pressure and made diamond. The type of risk entering into the film industry was something i was ready for. You have to put yourself in uncomfortable circumstances to yield a profit. Youre goin to have to take the risk of spending 10k on production equipment and sacrifice your social life to get to where you want to be. Read more>>

Hadja yebhe | Signed Model, Visual Creative & Entrepreneur

I personally think life is all about taking risks. You’ll never know if something has a positive or a negative outcome if you don’t take that chance . When I was about 16 years old, I threw a major house party. People tried to discourage me about the location and the overall outcome of the party but I didn’t let that stop me. I took the risk and actually ended up having a successful event. Taking such a big leap of faith gave me the courage to continue hosting parties which eventually evolved into a partnership with local venues by the time I was 18 years old. This basically set the tone. After a traumatic moment when I was 19 years old, I took another risk and moved from Columbus , Ohio to Los Angeles, California by myself. I can honestly say that was the best decision of my life. Making this big change has shaped me into the person the I am today. Read more>>

Neal Daniels | Drummer

I’m a firm believer in the “no risk, no reward” thought process. Being an artist or performer in the music industry is risky enough as it is, so you might as well go for gold! One of the bigger risks that ended up changing my life was moving to Los Angeles from Chicago. I didn’t know anybody in LA and I didn’t have a secure place to live, but you just have to figure it all out as you go along! If you’re really motivated and driven, it will work out. It has to! I never had a backup plan, and I don’t plan on ever having one. Read more>>

Evey Solorio | Professional Makeup Artist

In the field of makeup artististry you are your own boss, therefor if I decide to sleep in, not push myself to work/find work I won’t have any source of income. This is one of the risks you take when becoming your own boss, there isn’t a time sheet or clock in button like most jobs. For so many years I was afraid pursuing makeup full time because of the fear of not having stability or job security. Even know is this pandemic is has become ever scarier but seeing so many other artist thrive like myself in this time has proved that no matter circumstances anything is possibly if you push you self and really want it. Read more>>

Ashley Shumaker | Artist & Tattooist

Throughout my artistic career, I have had several conversations about fear with people who want to live a creative life but don’t think they can. It is incredibly easy to come up with a ton of excuses as to why something won’t work out for you but it’s much harder to convince yourself that you can do it and it will work out. Learning to think positively about your skills and goals feels like a lifelong process and I still find it challenging. In fact, recently it’s felt harder than ever. When the pandemic closed down my place of work and I become a remote worker, I took the opportunity to finally face one of my biggest, scariest dreams. I wanted to learn how to tattoo. I’d been told by several people that it would come naturally to me because I have all of these foundational skills already, I just need to learn to use a new tool. I had many limiting thoughts swirling around in my head. I was a “serious artist” with an MFA; shouldn’t I be making studio art? The idea of putting my artwork permanently on another human just seemed like something that was far too risky to consider. Read more>>

Nisa Marckese | Licensed Manicurist

To me, life is mostly all about taking risks every single day. There are things we, as humans, do that we don’t even consider as risky because it’s so normal to do. For example, getting in a car to drive somewhere. You don’t know what will happen on your commute! A little over a year ago I was at a point in my young adult life where I wasn’t happy. I knew I wanted and deserved more out of my life and I wanted to do more than just work at a 9-5pm job Monday-Friday. With a little encouragement from family and friends I decided it was time to take a risk. If you know me personally you’d know I’m not a very big girly girl but I’ve always loved and admired getting my nails done and the work it took behind the scenes to make my nails look so fly. One day I was scrolling on Instagram and saw a fellow nail tech offering an affordable beginner class on acrylic. I thought that would be extremely fun to take a day class and learn something completely new. Read more>>

Handsome Karnivore | Band

We’ve never been afraid to take risks. That being said, risks should be calculated, so you don’t end up shooting yourself in the foot. Life is short and windows of opportunity come far and few in between, so you have to be willing to jump through the fire even though there may not be water on the other side. Probably the biggest risk we’ve taken was moving from New Jersey to California. Leaving everything and everyone we knew to come to California and make music was not easy, but we don’t regret it. We are grateful to still be on this journey and to have been able to play at some of the venues we used to dream about playing while still living back east. We look forward to what comes next. Read more>>


Risk taking is at the center of changes I’ve made. And not taking risks is at the core of regrets I have had. About 9 years ago I decided to focus my best time and energy on my writing. To do this, I walked away from familiarity and community. I needed a clean break. I went all in. And, I did not have a back-up plan. I needed to shed stuff. I only kept essential stuff and a few must-haves that could fit into my small wagon. I took to the highway and headed west. I was drawn to Angelino histories, SoCal stories about rugged, adventurous people, risk takes who were passed over elsewhere and came to Los Angeles seeking to remake, to reinvent themselves. My second novel, Escape Route, will be published later this year by Running Wild Press and I’m at work on a new novel, AWOL, springing loosely from the idea that we have become overly risk averse as a society, as a culture, as a globe. And while I’m not sure there was ever a time in our history that this trend would not be troubling, I am certain that there could not be a worse moment for this trend to take hold. Read more>>

Jennalyn Ponraj | Actress & Musician

I honestly thrive on risk. It’s one of the reasons why this career path was such a natural decision for me. I get bored very easily, so I’ve ended up living rather recklessly at times. It made me feel alive and kept me focused. It’s like driving a race car. Obviously it’s dangerous, so all of my energy is then devoted to controlling it. Risk keeps your head in the game. Moving to LA without a sure fire path at seventeen was a risk, but for me personally, comfort tends to breed complacency. I think when the stakes are high you bring your A game. Read more>>

ina Hoshino | Actress And Voice-Over Artist

Taking risks… It’s sometimes excruciatingly daunting and… scary. Who wants to take the road less traveled, right? But, how do you grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally without embarrassing yourself, without taking risks, without committing to see if you have what it takes… because you know deep down yourself that you deserve more in life? Hey, don’t get me wrong. With all the beautiful flaws I carry within, I often ask myself after taking gigantic risks, “Wait, did I make the right decision? Had it been better off continuing where I left off? Who is going to tell me if my path leads to success or not?” It’s an endless question you keep asking yourself until you are drenched in self-loathing doubts and regrets. lol So, don’t worry, I hear you. Read more>>