We asked some brilliant folks from the community to talk to us about how they think about risk and the role risk has played in their lives and careers.

Tesha Wilder | Brow Specialist and Trainer

I am a firm believer of no risk no reward. Ive taken plenty of risks within my career such as moving from state to state to expand my career and enjoy life as well. I am from Cleveland Ohio and I’ve moved my business to New York, Atlanta, back to Cleveland and now my newest journey in Houston. When you move sometimes you don’t really know what to expect, new customers can love you or hate you. I stay authentic and true to myself with every move. We sometimes hesitate making a big move, but you really have to JUST DO IT. Trust in yourself, your work, your character and you will be put in the exact position that was waiting on you. My risk has lead to exploring different cities, living in new communities, meeting so many different people, and expanding my brand while enjoying great life experiences. Read more>>

Hailey Grein | Master Hair Stylist

If you do not take risk then you will not be successful. Taking gambles in this industry is a must because there is always a new trend, technique or beauty guru in the wind. If you are comfortable then you are not growing with the industry. I have been in the hair game for nearly five years now, but before that I attended college for a bachelors degree. I have always loved makeup, hair and fashion and knew it as ultimately what I wanted to do for a career. I always loved the idea of making people feel pretty, valued and important. so fast forward I dropped out of college and went to the Aveda Institute Houston and had tons of great educators. There was one in particular Miss Tony she said, “If you want to make it in this industry you have to be a shark”. Read more>>

Jessica Hernandez | Owner

In 2017 with my husbands suport I decided to resign from my job in logistics and pursue in going full time into Our catering business. It was a risk to take but at the same time it was now or never. We started our business as a side hustle, something we enjoyed doing for family and friends. originaly we started selling grilled chicken and Parilladas. We started calling our selves “Pollos y parilladas Las brasas”. Read more>>

Brittany Epps | Travel Agent, Educator, & Creator

I truly believe in the idea that without risk, there can be no true reward. I think that there is a certain amount of risk associated with everything that is worth attaining. In fact, it has been in those moments of uncertainty and discomfort that I have both grown and learned the most. At this point in my life, I welcome the good “danger” that is associated with the risks that get me closer to my dreams. Most recently, my family and I took the risk to leave the life that we knew in New Orleans and relocate to Houston. Unsure of all the outcomes on the other side of that decision, we knew that it was the best choice for the future we desire for ourselves and our children. With that move, I also took advantage of the opportunity to leave the comfort zone of my 8-year career in education in order to pursue my passion of curating travel experiences, while working from home. I jumped at the chance that presented itself to me, and I haven’t looked back since. Read more>>

Kidd | Graphic Designer & Brand Owner

Risk come Round a-lot in any business you or someone else may own. To me risk are more valuable because taking the right one can be the BIGGEST game changer of your life. In my personal encounters, risks have done nothing but elevate me to different levels of clientele & money. #TF4L Read more>>