Risky Business?

risky-business-porsche-poster When you launch a new product or you come to market with a new concept, you tend to get two clear groups form around you.

There are the ‘believers’ , the ones who get it immediately , who understand the need to take risks to learn and succeed. They provide valuable impetus and fuel you onwards to establish your product.

You then get the ones who say ‘We will sit at the side and observe’, the cautious, the careful and the conservative amongst us.

What is the difference between these two philosophies? I guess it is the element of risk. We may not  like it  and certainly many don’t feel comfortable with it, but there is a key trend when it comes to risk.

People who take risks, do succeed! They may also fail along the way, but as long as it doesn't kill them, and they learn,  they will move forward.

Here are 7 good reasons for taking risks :

1. Unforeseen opportunities often come from risk-taking.

2. Taking risks shows confidence and helps you stand out as a positive , exciting , innovative company.

3. We learn from risks -- and those lessons may lead us on to an important, new path.

4. Success won't fall in your lap -- you have to pursue it.

5. You don't achieve your goals by playing it safe.

6. Embracing risk-taking helps you overcome a fear of failure.

7. Taking a risk doesn't mean doing so haphazardly.

Think about it….