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.

Dusten Nzoungou | Makeup Artist/Entrepreneur

The way that I think about taking risks is simple; you only lose if you don’t take that risk and try. Part of taking risks is mostly about having Faith. Having faith in God has really helped me taking risks better, because a lot of times, you just happen to know when it’s time to that chance, make that move, and most importantly trust that everything will be alright and that you got this! Read more>>

Ashvin Dewan | Orthopaedic Surgeon | Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer at CaseCTRL | Tech Tinkerer and Thinker

I firmly believe the biggest risk is not taking any risk at all… in an ever-changing world, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. When assuming risk, we force ourselves to question the status quo and the assumptions behind it. While the outcome may not always be pleasant, the lessons learned are invaluable and give us the perspective and experience to help shape our path forward. I truly think the best comes out when we put ourselves in vulnerable risky situations that require us to learn and adapt. Read more>>

Christina Makinney | Restaurant owner

I think that risk is everything. There’s a saying that goes if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived. Same goes for risk. If you never take any risk in life, you may miss the opportunity of a lifetime. In my own life risk has taken me to far to far away places, it has given me life long friends, it has made me into the person I am today. In my career, risk has given me the opportunity to grow and mature in the industry. Read more>>

Quintin Jackson | Marketing Director

Its the only way to see the other side of your thoughts, Taking the risk bring visions to life, if it doesn’t work you still get to learn from it, its a win and only a lost if you don’t take it. Read more>>

Ku Egenti | Stand up Comedian

When making career choices, you have to take risk. Risk is the only way to prove that you can actually accomplish that goal that you chose for yourself & career. Read more>>

Keyanna Walker | Cannabis Chef & Herbalist

Quitting my job without having a fall back plan or a safety net was probably the biggest risk I’ve ever taken, also being the best decision I ever made. I believe you hustle harder when you know all you have to depend on is yourself. I’m the type of person who has to put In a “sink or swim” situation to be able to rise to the occasion. Read more>>