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Tyler Tervooren is an independent entrepreneur and founder of Riskology.co. He's started 7 businesses and traveled to more than 20 different countries. His life sounds exciting to outsiders, but anyone who’s known him a while knows it hasn’t always been like this.
He grew up in a small town where you were praised for living a simple, conservative life. You were supposed to play it safe and always go for the sure thing. Step out and do something unusual, and you were quickly discounted as a weirdo. Living that life felt safe, but unfulfilling. So, when he moved away the day after graduating high school, he started to make a priority of stepping outside his comfort zone and trying new things to see where they’d lead.
There were a lot of false starts and bad paths, but every failure taught a lesson never learned before. Along the way, Tyler met people who were living lives he couldn’t imagine. They had weird, fun jobs he’d never heard of. They’d been to places he didn’t know existed. They were happy because they’d found ways to get around the default life path.
They weren’t broke (in fact, they were usually quite wealthy), they weren’t outcasts (quite the opposite), and they weren’t crazy. A lightbulb went on. It actually was possible for normal people to take big risks in life and succeed.
For more than 10 years, Tyler's been fascinated with learning the strategies and tactics normal people can use to do things usually reserved only for the super-privileged. He studies how investors behave; new breakthroughs and little-known truths of human psychology; and the strategies of thriving artists.
What he's found is most big risks in life are only risky because we don’t understand them. By combining our passion and intuition with proven research and smart-strategy, we can win at almost anything.
Now, he builds courses to teach the principles of Smart Riskology to anyone willing to learn and writes about his findings on the Riskology blog. Listen in to today's podcast to learn more about Riskology from Tyler.
Original Release Date: 2/26/15