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Our Relationship With Risk | A Workshop for Women

This past weekend, e-scooters invaded Chicago.

As I was waiting for the bus following a walk with a girlfriend through her trendy neighborhood, I chatted with a couple who approached the intersection at the same time, scooters at their sides. I asked how they liked them, and in one breath, they unloaded their complaints: “the app didn’t work, the scooters were unreliable, they didn’t feel safe, don’t use them!”

If you know me at all, you already know you will never see me on an electric scooter. I don’t ride a bike in Chicago, either, as for me, the potential upside doesn’t outweigh the potential for injury!

When you make a career out of evaluating risk, my stance probably isn’t a surprise. Knowledge, though, is only one measure of our tolerance for risk - our experience and our biology are uniquely individual bases for weighing risk, too.

How is your tolerance for risk? Will you use electric scooters when they invade your community? Let me know in the comments below!

:Women in Chicago: Join me on Saturday morning, July 13th, for a workshop made just for you, as you consider taking a risk in your life or business. More information on the Events page!:

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Whose Voice Do You Hear?

Later this morning, I’ll be spending time with a group of my peers for our twice-monthly mastermind. I look forward to these gatherings in a way I couldn’t have anticipated when we first met at the start of this year, as I leave feeling more aligned, more clear and more determined, without fail, each time we meet.

Today I’ll be leading a session centered on risk and entrepreneurship, and as we work to make traditional risk management processes more accessible for entrepreneurs, I’ll be challenging the group to consider whose voice it is that they hear when they waver in their decision to take - or not - a risk in their life or business.

Sometimes these voices are an actual person - maybe a peer, partner or mentor. Often they’re the personification of a perceived past failure, or a lifelong belief we’ve had about our abilities - or lack thereof - to achieve. Once we can identify that voice, we can consider its role in our risk-taking decisions - and then proceed accordingly.

I’m so curious; do you have a strategy - formal or informal - for managing risk in your life and business?


Interested in bringing this engaging workshop to your group or team? Message me here to start the conversation.

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