Taking risks is a tricky business. If things don’t pan out the way you had hoped, you may question whether you made the right decision. But if you never try, you will always question whether you should have taken the risk.
In this recent article on www.shoutpoutsocal.com, I talk about the role risk has played in my life and career as a small business owner. I wouldn’t say that I am particularly conservative when it comes to taking risks, but I wouldn’t say that I am a huge risk-taker either. And the assessment of risk can vary wildly between our own perception and the perception of an outsider looking in. I am by nature an optimistic and enthusiastic person who almost always makes decisions based on gut feelings and intuition. What seems like a big risk to someone else may not feel like as big a risk to me, because the decision just feels right in my body and mind. And even when something does feel like a big risk to me (ahem…opening a business in the middle of a pandemic), if my intuition is screaming at me to do it, it is almost impossible to make a different decision.
Read the full article here, and let me know how risk has impacted your life decisions!