Risk Without Regret: Stories from Risk Takers, Inspiring Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners

Based out of Dayton, Ohio, Randy Johnson hosts a weekly podcast titled Risk Without Regret. The main goal of this show is to inspire and motivate you to follow your dreams, take more risks, build a business around your passions, and have no regrets along the way. Some episodes, I'll discuss a quote I came across and really dig in deeper for 10-20 minutes. Quotes that mean something to me, and I think deserve to be expanded upon to make you think about them more and how they can relate to you. The rest of the episodes will be more of an interview format. I'll bring guests onto the show that have an inspiring story to share about their journey. These might range from 30-90 minutes, and some may even pass the 2 hour mark. These amazing people will come from all walks of life and they bring insane amounts of wisdom to the table. I refer to all of my guests as risk takers. Individuals who didn't follow the typical path, they paved their own. They enlighten us all about how they started their business, or travel the world, or work from their laptop on a beach, or make 7-figures, or even just how their life experiences shaped them into who they are today. Some are more successful than others, but they all share the same mindset of taking risks, doing what they love, helping others, and living life to the fullest. Enjoy!
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Mar 18, 2016

On today's show, I talk with a passionate traveler and science writer from Houston, Texas by the name of Kayt Sukel. Some of the topics that she often talks about range from love to politics to sex to neuroscience and everything in between. Her work has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, and several other well-known publications. She's the author of two books, she does public speaking at events like TEDMED, she claims to overshare on Twitter, and if you asked Forbes, they would say she knows more about sex than you do. Without giving it all away, hit play and listen to my conversation with Kayt!

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<strong>Best quotes from this episode:</strong>

<blockquote>I may not have 20 million Twitter followers or be some famous writer's daughter, but I have something to say and this is what I'd like to talk about.</blockquote>

<blockquote>But also, I understood as I accepted his invitation, that it was gonna help me tell a better story.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I'm ok with that, because I think this work is important.</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you talk to anybody who's currently incarcerated in prison, they're gonna tell you that they're there for love or money.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I wasn't depressed, I just felt the weight of all my responsibilities.</blockquote>

<blockquote>We're all risk-takers.</blockquote>

<blockquote>It's not a personality trait, risk-taking is a process.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Risk is just being able to embrace uncertainty when you're going to make a decision. And there are very few decisions that we make that don't have some amount of uncertainty involved.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Neurosurgery is really a series of adjustments, but then again, most of life is.</blockquote>

<blockquote>What did I learn here so I can do this better next time? What is the lesson? How can I apply this so I can actually achieve whatever long term goal I've set for myself?</blockquote>

<blockquote>If you want to get better at dealing with risk, you gotta take more risks.</blockquote>

<blockquote>You're never gonna improve or gain new skills unless you're willing to take a risk.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Success can eliminate as many options as failure. -Tom Robbins</blockquote>

<blockquote>Easier isn't always better.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I think a lot of times, we mistake fear with intensity.</blockquote>

<blockquote>The brain puts a lot of stock in novelty. That pushes our limits and yet it gives us a lot of rewards as well.</blockquote>

<blockquote>I think when you understand that ultimately any decision is one big calculation in your brain, and that risk is a part of it, a calculated risk makes sense.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Success to me isn't just about making money, it's about carving out a life for yourself that has wealth in all aspects of it.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Risking without regrets means making time to go after the things that you've always dreamed of.</blockquote>

<blockquote>Risk is not a one size fits all approach.</blockquote>

<blockquote>And as you're making those little small changes, over time, they make it so you're more comfortable with the big ones.</blockquote>

<blockquote>What would you do if you weren't afraid?</blockquote>

<blockquote>What's the worst that can happen?</blockquote>

<strong>Connect with Kayt:</strong>

Website: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Twitter: <a href="" target="_blank">@kaytsukel</a>
Facebook: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

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Mar 13, 2016

"To be really successful at anything, you don't have to be the best. Being the best is too hard and there's only one person who gets to be that. It's too elite. You can be an expert if you know a little more than the average person. If you read 3 books on any topic or learn that amount of information on a skill or industry, you can make a good living at it on your own. You just have to want to do it. If you're passionate about it, the money will follow."

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When people think of the word expert, they instantly think of the best of the best. While that person would be an expert, you don't have the best the number one in the world at something to truly be an expert.

Take a listen to this episode and listen to the examples of why I think everyone out there is an expert at something. If people constantly ask you questions about a certain thing, guess what, you're probably an expert at that thing.

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