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The photo I selected for the month of April is Daffodil.  Winter is now over for a lot of the world, and spring has brought forth a riot of color.  Among the earliest arrivals each year is the daffodil.  As such, it has always been a favorite symbol of spring to me – a symbol of a rebirth for all perennials.

If you think about it, a daffodil is a risk taker.  For many years, I can recall them blooming in all their glory when suddenly a biting frost hits one night and kills the foliage for the season.  The beautiful blooms fall to the earth.  Luckily for us, the daffodil is a hearty lot, and the next spring, up they pop again, ready to take on the world.

Possibly we humans could learn something from this little plant.  For those of us that are risk takers, we are always seeking the next challenge.  However, there are some who fear change or risk requires putting one’s entire livelihood on the line.  This does have to be the case.

Let’s say you enjoy working with wood and have been doing this for some time as a hobby.  Now, you want to branch out and think about making money from this venture.  You wonder if anyone would have interest in what you make; and, if so, how much would you charge, how would you market it, and would you be able to make the items timely enough to meet the demands?

These are all fair questions, but questions that are difficult to answer with absolute certainty.  Thus, there is the element of risk.  But, there are steps one can take to mitigate the risk.  For example, I would suggest you do as much research as you can find on the topic, make a plan, and then precede with all the enthusiasm you can muster.

My wife, Rebecca, and I have been involved in several ventures over the years and continue to do so.  Our latest adventure is acquiring a Mexican restaurant.   We had been performing the social media marketing and marketing strategy for the restaurant for the last several years and decided it was time for us to take it over and make it even a bigger success than is has been.  Now, every day brings new challenges and opportunities.  What an amazing gift!

I have not given up my love for photography, and nor has Rebecca given up her love for writing, but this new venture gives us another avenue to utilize our creative juices.  Stay tuned for updates on the progress of our adventures.

If you have a desire to do something, figure out a way to make it happen even if that means you start out in a very small and calculated fashion.  Don’t let it get you down if you fail the first time.  I have read that every successful entrepreneur has had at least one failure before they were successful.

I would like for you all to share your stories regarding failures or successes of entrepreneurship.

Have a great April, and I hope spring gives you all a feeling of a rebirth.

Larry Lacy has been involved with photography for more than 30 years. He is also co-founder of Pinnacle Management Group, Incorporated. Traveling to clients nationally and internationally has given him a wealth of opportunities to engage in his first love: photography.   Website/StoreFacebookTwitter

Photo Credit – Larry Lacy