In our experience, most folks, including ourselves don’t have enough of an understanding of risk and the role it plays in our lives and careers and so we have made a concerted effort as a team to have conversations about risk with our interviewees. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Sherren Olivia | Singer/Songwriter/Music

Risk is required to grow. To me, having faith in your artistry and vision is the base and foundation for success. However, it can be challenging to be a musician in an industry that can be complex to navigate. As a musician, releasing your art to the world can be terrifying when you are creating music based on your own life experiences. Read more>>

Teia Lettsome | Mixed Media Artist

I’ve been a risk taker since I was young. Truly my mom taught me to be one , so playing it safe actually feels odd to me and I couldn’t be any more thankful to her for that lesson. Risk taking is just another form of bravery to do what you know you’re capable of but too afraid to show. Read more>>

Darius Hester | Handyman, Contracting, Wholesaler.

No one gets anywhere by not taking a risk. The biggest risk you can take is not taking one at all. We all take risk everyday from the moment we wake up, consciously or unconsciously. I took a risk in leaving a desk job to start my own company and it was the best decision I could have made. Read more>> 

Angela Mascenik | Certified Stop Over-drinking Coach and Podcaster

Ohhhh risks! I love evaluating risks in my business and personal life. So, when I think about risk in my career or business I always let myself go to the absolute worst case scenario in my mind and play that out. I think it’s really helpful for our minds to see what our biggest fear or risk is. Read more>>

Alyssa Trossevin | Hair Stylist

Majority of my career has been a risk which has majorly impacted my life in general. Back in 2015, I was finishing up cosmetology school and got a job at my first hair salon. Things were great at first, I was learning what it was like to actually work in the salon environment and meeting other stylists who would come to be life long friends. Read more>>

Daniel Stanford | Cigars and accessories and Lipgloss Entrepreneur

Anybody starting a business is pretty much taking a risk the fear of.Is it going to be successful I’m going to make sales thoughts of everyone doing pretty much what I’m doing now how I can stand out from the rest The key to me was my passion to succeed to at least have a few if not alot to recognize me in what business endeavor I set for myself. Read more>>

Diamond Ward | Creative Virtual Assistant

I think of risk as being very risky (no pun intended) and something that you have to put a lot of thought and time into. I would say that I am actually very risk averse and cautious to the point where it may take me months or years to act on something I’ve been considering. Like typically know what I want but I’m not too sure about it and overthink it. Read more>>

Lauren Allen | Houston Lash Technician

When I started my lash business in 2020 I took a blind step out on faith. I built Lashed by Lauren Co. from the ground up. I took the risk and can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. Deciding to start my own business has changed my life at just 20 years old. I believe that risk is necessary to grow and succeed with anything you do especially being an entrepreneur and a small business owner. Read more>>