Risk is the most common topic that comes up in our conversations with entrepreneurs and so each week we ask entrepreneurs to talk to us on the record about how they think about risk.

Ans Carnes | Oil painter and sculptor

I love this question because I just recently had a discussion about ‘risks vs certainties and safety in life’ with a friend. I think everybody has quite a tale to tell about life changes and new perspectives in the last couple years. But my last year sure surpassed my expectations in every aspect. Read more>>

Karla Leon | Barber/Artist

I think life it self is all about risks, you will never know what you can accomplish if you don’t just jump off the cliff and take a chance on yourself , all you have to do is believe that you can , and you will ! Read more>>

renda Peo | Artist.. blend of realism and impressionism.. with big dash of humor..

Definitely a risk taker.. “If you don’t know where you are going.. it’s hard to get lost”.. It became time to listen to my inner voice and just go with it..
I have always been very creative .. and I had been practicing my signature for years!!.. and always felt that there was an artist inside.. Read more>>

Elizabeth Shamon | Doctor & Head Chef

Our belief is chances make champions! Without risk, without faith and without courage – You will not overcome obstacles. Risks don’t have to be large and daring, they can be small and pay out large. Win or lose, risk means you are making a maximum effort. Read more>>

Tom Clark | Comedian/Actor/Writer

Obviously deciding to pursue stand up comedy full time and moving to Los Angeles was a big risk. I remember I was just about to turn 30 and I was really wrestling with the decision. I remember I was about to turn 30 and I thought to myself if I don’t pursue comedy I’ll always wonder what if and I didn’t want to have any regrets. Read more>>

Ashley Afdahl | Racecar Driver & Social Media Influencer

When I think about risk I think about how short life is. Meaning, your time on this planet isn’t guaranteed so to not take risks during the duration of time that you are here, seems unfair. For me, driving a race car is all about risk. Read more>>

Mark Matthews | Professional Mountain Biker

My whole life seems to revolve around calculating risk. As a professional mountain biker I am constantly trying to push my abilities while staying within my limit. It’s a tricky balance that has helped me develop confidence. By applying these principals to many other areas of life, it’s helped me grow.. Read more>>