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.

Carrie Anne Kelly | Photographer

Taking risks in both your personal life and business is extremely important. It sounds cliche, but without risk, there’s no chance for reward. Without risk, there’s no room to grow. Taking risks is for sure super scary, but the best feeling is when you come out on top. It definitely builds character. Read more>>

Shawn Byrne | Musician, Songwriter and Producer.

Without risk there can be no reward. I believe that we are supposed to step out into uncharted territory and “push the envelope”. That is how we grow as people and as professionals. It’s risky taking chances on plans and ideas that we aren’t sure of the outcome. 20 years ago I left my whole life behind and moved to Nashville without knowing a soul and it was the best decision I ever made. Read more>>

Midori Verity | Co-Founder and CEO of Fuel to Fire Accountability Group

I’ve been an entrepreneur for 25+ years. I don’t believe I’d have the success I’ve experienced without a high level of risk tolerance. However, the risks I take are well thought through and calculated. Here’s a recent example. The mission statement for my newest venture, Fuel to Fire Accountability Group, is to create the most effective and successful goal-centric company for business leaders, in the western world, by 12/31/2022. Read more>>