We asked some brilliant folks from the community to talk to us about how they think about risk and the role risk has played in their lives and careers.

Monty Lusk | Content Creator & Digital Artist

I live by the saying “You have to risk your life to save your life.” and this has stood true to me in every situation & every opportunity. Taking risks has been one of the biggest factors in my success as a Digital artist today. As humans we don’t take seriously enough what we deserve in life. Thats what separates a lot of us from success, once you start taking risks to live the life you deserve you’ll start to thrive in all areas of your life. You can’t inspire the world by trying to be just like it, you have to step out of your comfort zone, Do things differently and be confident in your ideas. Read more>>

Edgar Sarmiento | Entrepreneur

What I think about risk/risks in my life is I go back to where I started. The start process is pretty easy if you come from Nothing, you’re more willing to risk it all since we know what it is to have nothing. For me it’s kind of like I don’t have much to lose. The thing is now, we just have to really plan it out. We have responsibilities nowadays that don’t let us risk it all how when we first started but always going to continue try to improve and grow, with that comes growing pains. Read more>>

Janelle Sarmiento | LVN/Wellness practitioner

Risk taking has always been a fear of mine. It definitely makes me feel I’m out my comfort zone when taking risk. I guess you can say, I’ve always been the type to play it “safe” when it comes to certain things; health, relationships, education, etc. Last year I made a huge decision where it led me to take a risk in my career. I have been a licensed vocational nurse for 6 years. I was in the process of going back to school to get my RN license. That change when my health started to decline. I was always the type to have health issues growing up and progressed as I got older (20s-30). I never found western medicine to help with my health issues (physical&mental). Nothing was working and I felt as if I was getting worse. That’s when I did my own research, and found alternative/holistic medicine. Read more>>

Vanessa Perryman | Esthetician

Risk taking is something I fortunately, or unfortunately, know a little about. I have an all or nothing type personality that has most of the time gotten me into some trouble, but thankfully not with this career choice. When I decided to take on the adventure of becoming an Esthetician it was without hesitation. I was working at a job that wasn’t very fulfilling and didn’t seem to challenge me either mentally or physically. I felt like I needed a complete overhaul. Read more>>