Taking Risks

The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
— Mark Zuckerberg

When I decided to brand myself as “The Unemployed Alcoholic,” a friend warned me that people would reject me and I would never again find work or be respected.

I took the risk & it has been great.  People are engaging, and that engagement is leading to wonderful opportunities and genuine connections.

I think people are engaging in part because they need to reconcile the inherent conflict between an optimistic, smiling face and the negative stigma associated with unemployment & alcoholism.

Then I think they remain engaged because vulnerability and transparency are actually... (wait for it)... refreshing.  

People are sick of the “best foot forward,” “sugar coated,” “insincere” introductions that I and many of us have been guilty of in the past.

So cheers to vulnerability, transparency, taking risks and being willing to #EnjoyYourJourney

All the best to you thriving through whatever risks you are taking.

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Thanks for letting me share.

Aaron Sorrels - The Unemployed Alcoholic

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