Wednesday Words

To Go Where Your VisionPoints, a few inspiration points for you and your business.

Every now and then say, “What the f**k.” “What the f**k” gives you freedom. Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future.
—Miles [Curtis Armstrong] in the movie Risky Business, written by Paul Brickman

Yes, dear reader. I saw this movie at the impressionable age of…

… oh, never mind. I was impressionable when it came out.

And I never forgot it. In some ways I think that quote, delivered by the brilliant Curtis Armstrong, shaped my life. I like planning, design, order as a rule. But every once in a while, I have to say what the f**k and take my chances.

I firmly believe you need that, too. Your business needs it. If you don’t take the risks, you won’t leap forward like you want to. I want to shriek and close my eyes when I hear about your biggest risks, but more than that I want to stand and cheer.

Funny thing about that embarrassingly beloved teen film. It got some things right. Being successful in business is risky.

Stick your neck out. Far.

 

Grow and be well,

Kelly Erickson