To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to take some risks. That is a fact. There is no way around it. We all took a risk when we started our businesses. We quit well-paying jobs. We borrowed money from family or took out a loan. We used our professional connections to build our companies.
Taking risks is scary, but they’re necessary if you want to grow. At Her Corner, we are in the midst of taking some pretty big risks. We launched and are now operating Accelerators in five cities. We are spending a lot of money on Facebook ads. We are putting our beloved Accelerator members into the hands of other facilitators. Hell, Fred is moving to the other side of the planet!
WE DON’T TAKE ANY OF THESE RISKS LIGHTLY.
Every decision we have made has required careful thought, research, debate, and preparation. And I can assure you that each risk, unfortunately, will not be worth it. Nobody shoots 100%. We have done our best to make sound, rational decisions. We have done the hard work to prepare for every possible outcome and try to predict what will happen. But guess what? At the end of the day, you just have to go for it—knowing that some of your shots will miss.
What we have realized over the past year as we have begun to take these risks is how exhilarating and motivating it can be to simply make the decision to take the risk. Doing so forces you to really analyze all sides of a decision. It forces you to focus on what is most important for your business and for your life. It makes you feel alive.
So take your shot. What risks are you taking for your business?