taking risk

5-step Process to Risk Taking 5-step Process to Risk Taking

This is the third and final post in a series on Risk.

  • The first post provided us with some context and definitions
  • The second post encourage you to begin to examine your Risk Autobiography (complete with a free download).

Go ahead and check those out first so that this post makes sense to auto Be Brave print from Etsy Shop Mae Charrette
“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.”
(Frederick Wilcox)
I hope you’re starting to be less terrified of Risk.Successful entrepreneurs will take many, many Risks over the course of their lifetimes. In other words, try not to get all hung up on this Risk or that Risk.
Just the fact that you took action is building your confidence muscles.
(In other words, the outcome is not as important.)
I can hear you thinking,
“That’s all great, Ana, but I have no idea how to get started.”Voila.

Introducing a simple 5-step process to Risk taking


  1.  Take a chance on something (big or small) Uncover what’s beneath the fear of taking this Risk—and address Affirm your choice—get confident. Take action—and let go of the outcome.
  2. Celebrate an example of how this could work…I want to start my own stationary line I’m scared because I’ve never done it before and I don’t know how to get started and I don’t know how to print them professionally and I’m scared people will think they’re ugly.
  3. I had never started a business before and look where I am now.
  4. I will talk to the people that I know have already created their own stationary line.
  5. If people think my cards are ugly then they are not my ideal customers.Design the cards and have so much fun with the process that I’ll be happy if 5 people buy them (while also setting rock star sales goals). Gather a group of girlfriends to celebrate the launch of my stationary line over wine. To get you thinking about the risk that you can take in 2010, I’ve created a simple worksheet.

It’s a free download to list all the potential Risks you can take in 2010, and at the end it asks you to take some action steps towards a few of those Risks.You can download the worksheet by clicking the link below.
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Taking Risks in 2010 A Worksheet Lovingly Created to Get Your Ass in Gear by Ana Outmanning remember….
“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” (H. Jackson Brown Jr.)
What risks will you be taking this week?
This year?
Share your thoughts in the comments to held accountable and gain support.

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