Are You Willing to Take a Risk?

Creating Disney Magic podcast Lee Cockerell Jody MaberryIf you have been to Disney World, you may have enjoyed a great meal at the California Grill.

California Grill may seem like a standard at Disney World now, but it was a risk to get it off the ground.

To make the pitch to add a restaurant unlike anything else at Disney World, Dieter Hannig -a world-class chef –  and I flew out to visit Michael Eisner and ask him for $6 Million dollars.

We go approval and it was a risk that paid off.

The risk paid off for me and for Disney. California Grill turned around food and beverage at Disney World.

Are you willing to take a big risk?

You have to be willing to put yourself on the line if you want to have a great career.

If you feel comfortable, you are not taking enough risk.

Risk can seem scary.  Throughout my career, I managed risk by making sure I had a hand in the outcome.

Here are two ways you can manage risk;

1, Don’t be afraid to get experts around you. When you have consulted experts you will be prepared for any resistance you may get.

2. Don’t do things too fast. Take time to understand what you are doing. And give the emotions time to pass.


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