It was 30 years ago, that Summer between my Junior and Senior years of college. I was living with my parents in Danbury, Connecticut and had started dating the boy across the cul-de-sac. One Sunday afternoon, we went out on our boat – Me and my Dad – and that boy and his Dad. We were cruising around Candlewood Lake and anchored across from “Chicken Rock”.
“So, who’s ready to risk it?” – my Dad joked.
Everyone was laughing but I was game. I dove off the bow, swam to shore and started to climb. I was game – but not crazy. I climbed to the mid point – about 15 feet up – and jumped into the lake. As I was swimming back to the boat, my Dad started yelling and pointing at the rock. I looked back just in time to see that boy. He had climbed to the highest point – and dove in head first. Dad even caught it with his camera.
Ya gotta love a guy that’s willing to risk it all.
I did. Five years later, I married him.
What, you may be asking, does this have to do with entrepreneurship? Well, it’s not that different. Many will tell you, at one point or another – you have to calculate the risk and take that leap.
Entrepreneurs are a rare breed. We…
- assess risk
- weigh outcomes
- institute a plan
- execute it
And when we do it well – we reap the reward.
Sometimes when you take that risk – you end up building a really great business…
and sometimes when you take the leap – you get the girl. :0)
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