By far, the topic that comes up most in our conversations with entrepreneurs and creatives is risk. We’ve had conversations about risks that worked out and risks that did not. We’ve seen eyes light eye sharing about career-trajectory changing risks as well as folks sigh about the risks they wish they had taken. Below, we’ve selected and shared some of those thoughtful conversations.

Houston Ensemble | Band

When reflecting on the great artists and musicians in history, it’s evident that a level of risk management is necessary to create a lasting impact in culture and make a mark in the industry. Houston Ensemble has embraced the concept of risk from our inception, taking the band into uncharted territories musically and in terms of our business concept. Read more>>\

Rachel Dory | Artist

Making a living as a creative is full of risk. When I doubt myself, my mantra has always been to make decisions based on self-trust, and to not allow fear to guide decisions. Releasing my more dependable professional work to become a full time working artist felt like jumping off a cliff, but it was best decision I could have made. Teaching my children to prioritize their creative talent and happiness has always been my goal, and that gave me the courage to make the leap. Read more>>

Karishma Naidu Vohra | Realtor

Taking risks is an essential part of personal and professional growth, and it’s something that I strongly believe in. Without taking risks, we limit ourselves and our potential for success. As someone who has always been adventurous and curious, I am grateful for the opportunities that have come my way because I was willing to take a chance and try something new. Read more>>

LaPorcha Whitfield | Author & Artist

Risk taking is my middle name. I think risk are taking the steps towards things that could possibly fail, but you believe in yourself so much that you still take those steps. I have taken risk in everything that I’ve done in my life. Specially in my career I believed in myself and knew that if I didn’t try how can I say I went for my dreams. I have left a great paying job to pursue Tv and I use every coin I have to pour into my book. Taking that risk has lead me to great success and I just want everyone to know you can do ANYTHING you put your heart to. Read more>>

Baraka McCann | Model, Stylist, & Influencer

Taking risks is so scary, it’s almost like your body/mind tells you not to do things out of the ordinary routine. Especially out of FEAR. We all have fears of failing, and the UNKNOWN. Actually for me, motivation videos on YouTube helped me TREMENDOUSLY. It motivates me so much to dedicate 30 minutes to a hour investing into my future, and my dreams. If I never took my leap of faith in myself, i wouldn’t be where I’m at today. Read more>>