We asked some of the most interesting folks in the community to open up about how they think about taking chances and the role risk has played in their lives and careers. Risk is by far the topic folks talk to us most about and we hope the responses below will help shed light on many different perspectives.

Niki Spears | Author, Motivational Speaker, Founder of Culture Cre8ion

I believe that without risks you will not be able to create the life that you want. I’ve always seen risk-taking as the differentiator. There are so many people that have amazing gifts and talents but because of their fears of stepping outside their comfort zones, they continue to live out the same patterns of fear and regret. Read more>>

Michael Daniels | Fashion & Beauty Photographer

I believe if you want to live the life you dream of then you have to be prepared to take risks no matter what people may think about it. Risks will only better your chances or teach you lessons you can use to better your chances along the way. Read more>>

Steve Clark | Machinist

play it very safe. If I want something I save up and buy it, I don’t gamble with money I don’t have and I don’t pay with more than I can lose. I don’t know, maybe it’s better to take bigger risks and leverage your future against a big opportunity now, I just can’t run a business that way. I’m not a big fan of debt and that’s what risk really means isn’t it? To risk falling into debt. No thank you. Read more>>