Are you a risk taker? Do you think you have a stronger appetite for risk relative to your friends and family? We asked some folks from the community about their approaches to risk and have shared their thoughts below.

Nikkita Randle | Founder & Owner

Life is an accumulation of risks. One would like to think that for every action taken, they will know the catalyst thereafter. Unfortunately that is not true. I approach risk with logic, faith, and hope. I believe that this life we are granted is meant to be lived to the fullest. I would rather take a risk on myself than to place my hope and belief in another organization. One of the main reasons I left corporate America was because I did not like how someone else was running the organization. I realized that unless I took the chance on myself to run an organization the way I saw fit; complaining about someone else’s organization would be the plight of my life. Read more>>

Jordan Clark | Producer, Singer-Songwriter

Risks are subjective. People are afraid of so much. Afraid of things that don’t necessarily merit fear. For me…it’s what the worst that will happen? I don’t want to die without knowing I did everything I wanted to. I could get shot tomorrow, I’m a Black man in America, you know? Do I just not go outside the house anymore? Sure, that’s an option…but I was raised by two grandparents who came up during Jim Crow, chased out of South Carolina by the Klan, that sh*t don’t phase me. With the fear, through fear, and despite fear, whatever, it may be, I try to let my brain go where it wants to go and the art follows. Read more>>

Steve Taylor | Let’s Party! Founder

Risk is living life to the fullest. When do you feel the most alive? Is it taking the road most travelled? Doing what everyone else is doing, going the places everyone else goes and living life trying to fit in? To me the leap of faith is made better by jumping off the diving board and getting launched. Read more>>