There is a wealth of academic research that suggests that differences in risk appetite are at the heart of differences in career and business trajectories. We wanted to go beyond the theory and ask real people from the community about their perspectives and experiences with risk and risk taking.

Trina Cameron-Rothman, MBA | Social Media & Brand Strategist, Photographer

For the longest time, I wanted to be “normal.” I took the safe road. The road most often traveled. I didn’t want to rock the boat. I just wanted to get up, get ready for work, drive to work and sit in traffic, clock in, do my work, keep my head down, clock out, drive home and sit in more traffic, do the mom thing, wash, rinse, and repeat. I lived for the weekend. Read more>>

Gillian Kadhim | Wedding + Portrait Photographer

It was a major risk to start a photography business in such a saturated industry but I realized it is what I love to do. I love taking risks. Risk taking breeds ingenuity and causes us to break our systems down to what works and what doesn’t work. You don’t always succeed, but that’s why it’s a risk. Read more>>

Minor Bowens | Human Performance Coach

Life is the culmination of the choices one makes and the risks we take. The older I become I find that some of the best choices that you can make will be disguised as a huge risk- but that risk is nothing but a self imposed barrier that you are placing on yourself. Personally, the move to become a strength and conditioning coach was one of the biggest risks I’ve taken. Read more>>