25 October · Episode 184
Risk or Opportunity?
21 Min, 30 Sec · By Heather Hansen
Heather Hansen helps reframe your thinking around risks and opportunities so that you feel ready to take a risk in life and to be your own advocate.
On today’s episode of The Elegant Warrior podcast, I cover a crucial concept in the process of beginning to be your own advocate: the risk versus opportunity matrix.
Sometimes, some people can be put off from advocating for themselves because they perceive the risk as being too great. When you ask your boss for a raise or try to lay down a boundary with a tricky family member, you may be worried about risking a close relationship or making a fool of yourself. It’s natural to be averse to risk; in fact, it’s part of the human condition.
However, being averse to risk can mean that you stay stuck in the same place, not getting the things you want for yourself. I know what it feels like to take a risk – and to lose! – and I want you to know that people who take risks are generally more satisfied in life. I explain how to reframe your thinking around risks and opportunities so that you feel ready to take a risk in life and to be your own advocate. Listen to this episode to find out how to prepare yourself to take a risk, making sure to control the elements of the situation that you can so that you give yourself the greatest possible chance to succeed.
Stay tuned all the way through to find out how you can sign yourself up for one of the two spots left in my one-on-one coaching program, so you can learn how to step up and seize the opportunities in your life.
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