Are you playing it too safe?

June 19 – Are you playing it too safe? Are you open to taking calculated risks, or do you view all risk as something to be avoided at all costs? Are there opportunities presented to you that you believe are too risky? Are there next-level initiatives you need to make that you are not moving forward due to fear of failure or a concern the effort will not reap what is desired?

Without taking some risks, you will never know how far you can really go. As you are at the mid-year mark, what have you hesitated pursuing that could be a game changer for you in the second half of this year? Hesitancy is complacency. To excel, every action should be a momentum-building decision that takes you outside of your comfort zone.


Take an MM&I Moment to awaken to a mindset that reframes risks into viable opportunities worth taking a chance on. Consider any opportunity or initiative that has not moved forward due to a perceived risk. If it were to be accomplished what positive impact would you realize? What don’t you know that you need to know or learn in order to make a more informed decision on next best steps to proceed? What strategy can you put into place to manage your process for a great return on investment? What KPI measurables do you need to set as means of gauging progress and success along the way? What would make the risk worth taking in your eyes? What would make it worth taking to those also involved in the effort necessary to successfully achieve? 


Wide Awake Quote of the Week

In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. – Mark Zuckerberg


Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,


P.S. I recently spoke to a NAWIC (Women in Construction) chapter on our Calculated RISK model and the importance of accountability at all levels of an organization. To learn more about the model, CLICK HERE to read our BizGrowth 5.0 blog from March.