We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexxus Harris and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alexxus, how do you think about risk?
I have always had pretty big dreams and imaginations. Since I was about 16, I knew that I wanted to have a large impact in the world, through helping as many people as I could regardless of what it was. So I would take small risks here and there just to test the waters, the “what’s the worst than can happen mentality”.

The older I got, the bigger my dreams became. I knew that if I had any chance to actually achieve them, then I would have to brace for and embrace failure along the path. Once I was able to do that, taking risks became second nature. The key is to take calculated risks. Having a plan A,B,C etc. With each plan, came it’s own risks and I just tell myself “If I take this risk and fail, at least I learned what to not do next time, but if I succeed then well, I know that if I can do it once, I can do it many more times”.

The fear of taking risk, can lead to the fear of failure, and if you’re terrified to fail, you probably wont try, and I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather try something and it not work out, than to not try something and regret not knowing what the outcome could have been.

I’ve taken risks in nearly every aspect of my life, and it has essentially helped me to excel in more ways than I could explain, so take the risk.

New job opportunity? take the risk
Want to be a content creator? Take the risk
Want to sell everything and travel the world? Take the risk

You can’t pre-determine your destiny in life. There’s only one thing that’s guaranteed, so you might as well just take the risk while you’re still able to.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My journey is a little different from most. When I was in 12th grade, my school offered an option to either take the SAT or the ASVAB. As much as I loved school, and loved learning I knew that going to college right out of high school was the ideal choice, but not the choice that I wanted. So I took the ASVAB and to be honest, I just wanted to get out of school early that day, so I rushed through it so that I can leave. Fast forward a few months, I already had in mine that I wanted to go into the Military. I came from a military family, so I already understood the lifestyle, and I wanted to start my career as fast as possible, with the least amount of debt as possible.

I joined the military a few months before graduation, and left for basic training exactly 2 months after I graduated.
It was the best choice I made as a young adult. I was able to get a IT (Information Technology) job, and that’s really what kicked off my IT career. I learned so many skills along the way, along with different certifications, and met and networked with several different people. I was able to make 6 figures in my early 20’s doing something I actually liked.

Was it easy? some days. Others, not so much. I wanted to quit on several occasions, but each path just led me back to the Technology Sector,

The number one lesson that I’ve learned along the way, is to keep moving forward, even if you don’t feel like you’re always ready. There is probably someone less qualified than you, in a higher position because they weren’t afraid to keep moving up. Never take a position that you’re comfortable in, take positions that you can grow into. That’s how you excel.

Volunteer for things that can help you in your career path. There have been so many courses that I volunteer for that nobody else wanted to do, and each and every one helped me later down in my career path whether it was a unique skill I acquired, or networking.

Take all of that, and use your income to buy income, which will buy you freedom. Your future self will thank you.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to my family. I will wake them up at 2 am because I’d have a new “great idea” and they’d be just excited as I am. I owe a-lot of my success to them for continuing to urge me to follow any and every dream that I have. Having a support system for not only when you do reach your goals, but for the times when you don’t kind of fall into a slump, they’re still there to push me through it. I owe them everything.

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