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.

Michaela Maselli | Writer & Intuitive Coach

I think risk can look like starting over as many times as you need to. Life has a way of showing you when you’re moving in a direction that isn’t serving you. When I find myself here, I course-correct. Noticing when I’m not living in integrity has been confronting. Read more>>

Emily Gillrie | Interior Designer & Event Coordinator

When I started my business I had only been out of College for 3 years, I didn’t know enough about running a business or the in and outs of the construction side of Interior Design. But, I knew that it was now or never. Read more>>

Emily Taber-Moore | Interior Designer

I am probably one of the most conservative people when it comes to taking risks. For several years, I had wanted to branch off on my own and start my own interior design firm but would analyze everything that could possibly go wrong instead of what could go right. Always scared of failure, I never took that leap officially until 2019. And guess what? It was the best life choice I ever made! Read more>>

Elizabeth Gentry | Bean to Bar Chocolate Maker. Pastry Chef.

Matt and I have been working in and running other people’s businesses for a long time. Over the years, we have learned that most people who want to build a thriving business end up failing because they take on too much risk by borrowing more money than they need money up front. Read more>>

John Anagnos | Real Estate Agent & Digital Marketer

No guts, no glory. If you think about it, There is a little bit of risk in just about everything. But you need to take the risk if you want to achieve the outcome that you want. I always think of risk as a missed opportunity. Read more>>

E.L. Smith | Stand Up Comedian, Actor, Writer,

Off the bat the word risk sounds scary. It implies that you may be success, but there’s a possibility you may fail as well. What a lot of people don’t realize is that failure is a part of life. Michael Jordan who is consider to be one of the greatest professional basketball players ever. Read more>>

Jimmy O’Connell | Jazz trombonist

Taking risks has been one of the biggest contributing factors to my career and my success. It was a big enough risk to decide to become a jazz musician when I was 17 years old, and since that time, risks have shaped my career. Read more>>