By far, the topic that comes up most in our conversations with entrepreneurs and creatives is risk.  We’ve had conversations about risks that worked out and risks that did not. We’ve seen eyes light eye sharing about career-trajectory changing risks as well as folks sigh about the risks they wish they had taken.  Below, we’ve selected and shared some of those thoughtful conversations.

G. Eric Slayton | Fine Art Painter

The very term “Risk Taking” is scary enough on its own. But when you apply it to your own life’s choices it can become either mobilizing or paralyzing depending on your personality type. I don’t believe anything worth achieving in life comes without taking risk and stepping into that unknown in hopes of fulfilling your dreams of making a living doing something you love. My own personal voyage to becoming a full-time artist was a balance of keeping one foot firmly placed on the dock of reality while the other was in a rocky boat. Read more>>

Anna Nygren | Graphic Designer and Photographer

Risk is something that I’ve befriended over the past couple years. When it comes to reaching a new level professionally or personally, risk will always be involved. But I don’t simply jump without looking. I do my best to analyze the situation I’m in and see which risk will take me closer to where I want to be. As a creative, calculated risk is essential and we get the opportunity to take chances with every project and idea. But just like everything in life, there needs to be a balance. Do your best to toe the line between confidence in your work and a few steps outside of your comfort zone. Read more>>