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Chris LoCurto


December 19, 2013

The Importance of Risk-Taking [Video]

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In keeping with the racing theme this week, earlier this year I made it to a championship formula car race. It’s a hobby and I’m a rookie but I was fortunate enough to have ranked in second place going into the final race.

I knew that if I didn’t risk, there was no possible way I’d win. I’d safely take second. The risk was more important and I wanted to know I left everything on the track.

Are you taking risks in business and in life?

It’s important as a team leader, employee or business owner that you take risks. I’m not advocating bad decision making but growing in business requires smart risk-taking.

Don’t get to the end of your life and realize you haven’t taken any risks. They might freak you out a little bit. It’s well worth walking away knowing you’ve given it everything you got.

If you don’t risk anything, at the end of the day, that’s all you gain.

Question: What calculated risks have you taken? Did they pay off?