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.

Carlos Aleman | Husband, Father, & Houstonian/Texan

Like anything else that you create, sharing my designs is personal. I go through a great deal of thinking and rethinking designs. Even once it is on a shirt, I am always second guessing myself. I believe that anyone who creates feels this way. Read more>>

Jordan Rosemeyer | Pit Master & Project Manager

I think that risk taking is a great and necessary part of life. Calculated risks help you to break out of the norm and force you to have new learning experiences that can ultimately result in some sort of growth. Whether it be a physical, mental, or simply forcing yourself to do something you would otherwise avoid because its uncomfortable, there is always something that can be taken from these types of situations. Read more>>

E Marie Fletcher | Owner | Operator of Curves for Women

Intentionally, unconsciously, planned, plotted, often oblivious to are we forced into “risk’s” grip. Risks that are worth mentioning, that are meaningful, those with definite purpose in our lives have roles. These are role risks; risks[no matter the measure] that play those major roles. When we are taking these risks we are chancing the outcome. Sometimes gauging what might happen, financial gains, life balance, accomplished goals but it is in those unknown paths that surprise us and the role of risk is revealed. Read more>>