Dear Risk

Raft on Hidden Lake
i can work from here if i want. Photo: Glacier National Park.


Dear Risk,

i know you mean well, but you scare me half to death sometimes. And other times you are simply a bully. i hate you…and i love you.

On my office wall hangs a Hugh MacLeod art piece that says:

I’m not delusional, I’m an entrepreneur.

Literally, my mantra since 2008 has been “Burn the ships”.

Thank you for being there to tempt me to leave a 30-year career at Walt Disney World in exchange for a freedom (and accompanying risk).

Few experience this freedom.

The price i paid for it is this:  a probable failure that comes with the territory, for somewhere north of 80-90% who try.

i knew that before committing to take the risk.

It was super scary.

What if i fail?




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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.