Taking a risk is something essential for building a practice or business. So many therapists think that the best thing to help people in their communities is to "play it safe". I disagree and will even double down. The best thing for community development is not playing it safe. It is being moral, ethical, and just. BUT! It's also taking risks. It's taking risks for the community. Taking risks for development. Taking risks for evolution. And taking risks for the marginalized. When we look outside the box of what has been done before, it opens doors for development and evolution. And, there is a personal benefit to taking risks too... taking a risk is essential for building a practice or business.
It also allows us to take risks for the community in a more strategic way. When we play it safe, we risk becoming stagnant and not serving our community to the best of our ability. So I challenge you, therapists, business owners, and risk-takers alike: take a risk for your community today. It might just be the best thing you ever do.
It's time to take risks for our communities. When we look outside the box of what has been done before, it opens doors for development and evolution. It also allows us to take risks for the community in a more strategic way.
Take the risk of being vulnerable with your clients
Take the risk of trying something new in your therapeutic approach
Take the risk of reaching out to other professionals in your field for collaboration
Take the risk of starting or expanding a small business in your community
By taking risks, we can show our communities that we care about their development and growth. We can also model how to take healthy risks that lead to positive outcomes. As therapists, business owners, and risk-takers, we have a responsibility to our communities to take risks that will lead to positive change. Let's do this together!
What risk will you take for your community today? Comment below and let us know!