Do You Take Risks?

On February 6th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

When I did the exercise in last week’s Biz-Tip one of the things I “like” about me is that I’m a risk taker. Are you? If you’re an entrepreneur, you are! It comes with the territory. You’re a Trailblazer. Trails don’t get blazed, businesses don’t get build, and new ideas don’t come to market without taking risks. The world needs risk takers: people who are willing to step out and make things happen!

Remember this:

  • There’s a difference between taking risks and being reckless.
  • Know how much you’re willing to risk and stick to it.
  • Not all risks work out but the ones that do make everything worthwhile.

If you’re not a risk taker, the world and all of us who do take risks need you. You’re the ones who keep us steady and grounded. Thank you for being you! Wouldn’t the world be a boring place if we were all the same?

If you didn’t do the exercise from last week, it’s not too late. If you deleted it, you can still find it here .

As always, we welcome your comments!

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One Response to Do You Take Risks?
  1. I was a skydiver for 22 years (1,656 jumps). One of the last things I did in the sport was to participate on a four man Canopy Relative Work team. That’s where four people exit the aircraft at 10,000 feet or so, open their parachutes right away and ‘build’ different formations with their parachutes. (everybody was using rectangular shaped parachutes by then). The discipline was so new that there wan’t film yet on how to do these formations, so our captain would have to talk to different people around the country that had tried these formations to figure out how to do them. Our team built the first diamond, inverted T, Canadian T, offset, stair step and several other formations in Arizona. When you’re trying things under a parachute 10,000 feet above the earth that had never been done before mistakes can be fatal, but nobody ever got killed and our skills and times improved dramatically. It took us five minutes to build our first diamond. Within two years, we could build one in a few seconds.

    When we started using voice-activated communications equipment, our skills increased dramatically. Communication, dedication, hard work and attention to detail were the keys to our success. Wow, just like in business.


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