By Jeff Haden, originally published on LinkedIn.
What is the one thing most of us already have enough of?
Worse, someday most of us will look back and think, “What if I had only done that … or said that … or actually tried that?”
Like Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
You can always recover, learn, and build from mistakes, but when you do nothing, that automatically means there is nothing to improve or salvage or discover.
And all you’re left with is, “What if?”
Here are five smart risks you should take before you die. I feel certain you’ll be glad — if not now then definitely someday — that you did.
1. Hire or promote a person you “shouldn’t” hire or promote.
I took an informal poll of a number of entrepreneur friends. Each said at least one of their most remarkable employees (here’s how to tell if an employee is remarkable) was a person they took a chance on — someone who didn’t have the “right” qualifications, or didn’t have the “right” background, or was too young or too inexperienced or too new to the industry.Read the full article