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Taking Risks

Need Help With a Transition? Get an Accessory!

Janet M. Neal | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Janet M. Neal

Next time you are feeling stuck, like you need a change but you are not sure how to do it, look to an accessory. True to its definition, it may be just the thing that contributes to the process of making your life more useful, versatile or attractive. And maybe a little more fun in the process.

Who Has Your Back?

Janet M. Neal | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Janet M. Neal

I know that my growing up in a secure environment has helped me feel confident enough to take risks in my life. But I am well beyond the days where I look to my parents for that security.

Aloha Also Means Goodbye

Quarterlette | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Quarterlette

I said goodbye to one life and hello to another, a chapter that has yet to be written. And in the spirit of change, I was equal parts scared and excited, an intoxicating elixir of emotions that carried me across the threshold as I reinvented myself in a transformational year.

6 Risks You Won't Regret Taking

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

In a TED talk on the benefits of vulnerability, author and researcher Brené Brown offers this one simple truth for the next time you're hesitant to o...

5 Huge Risks With Huge Payoffs You Should Definitely Take Before You Die

| Jeff Haden | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business

What is the one thing we all have more than enough of? Regret. Someday we'll all look back and think, "What if? What if I had only done that.. o...

Fear Of Falling: Getting Older And What That Means For Taking Risks

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Sarah Jacobs

The truth is, I'm kinda scared shitless. But worry never changed an outcome. And while fear is a main character in life (as is failure), it informed the plot much more when I was young and it made decisions for me.

Are You Thriving or Surviving?

Laura Berger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

But see, I unfortunately can't get you around the stark reality that dictating a life of your own is not possible without having the guts to make it happen so you can watch everyone trying to figure out how they are going to get in the pool with you.

Chasing a Dream

S. L. Young | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
S. L. Young

My writing journey started a little over two years ago by having a willingness to publicly risk myself. Over the last year, I've learned that achieving a dream starts with an idea, builds with a desire, increases with taking chances, and is achieved through commitment.

Christian Restaurant Owner Makes Leap Of Faith By Letting Customers Name Their Price

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion

Some say faith can move mountains. According to one North Carolina restaurant owner, it can help pay the bills, too. Dana Parris, owner of Gaston...

6 Reasons To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Many of us think of the "comfort zone" as a relic of '80s motivational psychology and a tag line on cheesy corporate "reach for success" posters. But ...

On the Edge of the Precipice: Can I Surrender to the Flow?

Heather Martin | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

The destination was my future unfolding into the path I had to forge for myself. There was no guarantee, there was no rule book, but there was the shear satisfaction I had of knowing I was trying to live the life I had always wanted to.

In Search for Leaders Who Lead

Ayelet Baron | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Ayelet Baron

The 21st century organization requires bold leaders who understand they live in a world of opportunity to create and lead others around a shared purpose. Unfortunately, the system is still massively broke.

Support Risk Taking

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Dr. Roger H. Hull

You want, or should want, those around you to be risk takers. If they are not, the chances for an institution moving forward are slim. For that reason, I always felt sins of commission were better than sins of omission.

How To Go for Your Dreams When Those Around You Don't Support You

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

We all feel fearful when we are pursuing something big in our lives. It's scary to drop what you've been doing for years and take a different path. It is scary to invest money in a project that we don't know is going to be profitable. Nothing in this life is certain (well, they say that only taxes and death are).

Playing It Safe Is Too Often Risky

Ayelet Baron | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Life is as difficult or easy as we decide to make it. We can stay safe or we can blow things up and get rid of barriers. Whatever path you choose, do it mindfully. And know that no one has the answer for you. You also have the ability to choose simplicity over complexity.

How to Change Everything About Your Life in One Year

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

July 12, 2013 was the last day of my former life. The life where I was a managing partner and the director of events for a big, swanky, successful nightclub. The life where I was glued to my Blackberry and kept three pairs of high heels under my desk for easy access before meetings.

A Birds-Eye View of Small Business Risk: An Assessment From 12,000 Feet

Adrian Ballinger | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Adrian Ballinger

Taking risks plays a substantial role in how I make my living. While I climb mountains chiefly for personal fulfillment, I also guide others up these ...

Grip the Wheel and Take a Chance at Work

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

When was the last time you applied for a new job, volunteered for a special assignment, or said "yes" to a new project, a stretch beyond your current work role?

The Best-Kept Secret About Feeling Undeserving

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Reclaiming our deservedness may be a gift to ourselves, to future generations as well as to our ancestors. When compassion replaces ruthlessness, the benefits are unlimited.

5 Signs I Need to Get the Heck Out of My Comfort Zone

Terry K Carr | Posted 07.05.2014 | Fifty
Terry K Carr

Do I want to live the rest of my life in a comfort zone so safe it's becoming a coffin? Here are five signs that tell me I need to get the heck out of my comfort zone.

My Unexpected Teacher

Carol Bysiek | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Bysiek

With my anniversary approaching, I sat down with my journal and read my words from a time when everything seemed darkest. I was in the middle of worst part of my treatment.

How Good Do You Want to Be?

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Max Benavidez

I recently picked up a copy of Paul Arden's 2003 book, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be. I've heard of this book and seen quote...

You Don't Risk Enough to Be Happy

Sean Smith | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Sean Smith

Nothing truly brilliant comes from meager output, nothing worth doing is not met by some sort of equal resistance. The darkness polarizes the light, it takes trudging through the darkness and abandoning yourself to realize that the light is worth the fight.

Single? Inspiring Video Reminds Us That Love Might Just Be A Phone Call Away

Posted 05.21.2014 | Divorce

Finding love can involve a certain amount of risk, as anyone who's confessed a crush or gone on a blind date knows full well. But sometimes, we need t...

Do 401(k)s Have Stop-Losses?

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

It never fails. My best article ideas come from my clients! Thank you! Today one of my clients called and asked a rather interesting question: "Do ...