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

Zelda Turner | Visual Artist & Spiritualist

I believe that taking risks is a very fundamental part of being an artist! Being an artist requires taking a lot of time trying out new techniques, not only in different mediums but with experiencing as many things as possible in this life. I have always been the type of person that wants to try everything at least once. You never know what experience will lead to the next, and to me that is the beauty of taking risks. You can’t calculate them, just like you can’t calculate art. If you don’t try new things you will never satisfy the creative brain and stimulate the parts that may actually matter most in the long run. Read more>>

Jazma Cole | Butterfly Brix| Podcaster| Owner of The Quantum Lotus Store

There is no reward without taking risks. Being stagnant in your comfort zone will only delay your full potential. Taking risks is scary, its difficult. It takes faith, courage, and strength to ignore that little voice of doubt in your head. So, my thoughts on risk taking…… DO IT! Ignore the naysayers (haters) and NEVER allow other people to project their fright and insecurities on to you. I am a free spirit so risk taking is natural for me. I’m a pretty random being, if there is something that I want to try and/or do.. I do it. But, I wasn’t always this way. For a long time I would self sabotage my ideas out of fear of failure. It didn’t matter that everyone I met would say, “you know you should look into podcasting.” I was terrified! Read more>>

Brittany Harris | Proud Owner

Risk is what Audacious Sock Wear was built on. The definition of Audacious is “the willingness to take bold risk.” Yes, my designs are “bold” but the reason I why gave A.S.W. its name is because I wanted to encourage others to be audacious. I want people to “be bold and take risk.” If you don’t make an attempt to achieve your dreams, you will live with regret. Risk taking is imperative! I used to be afraid to go against the norm but now, I honestly I don’t care. All my life, I have operated by the book. I’m at the point now, where I am slowly ripping the pages out of that book and tossing them in the trash. We as a people have got to get out of the habit of doing things by the book. Every person, has their own path that they must travel to reach their final destination. Read more>>