We had the good fortune of connecting with Krystal Amoy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Krystal, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
I think of risk as a necessary component of a fulfilling life. Risk allows me to experience my fullest potential, gain the highest rewards, and feel proud of myself. I simply consider anything that pushes me outside my comfort zone to be a risk, ie risk of failure, risk of loss, risk of embarrassment, etc. These risks are very real. Even likely in some circumstances. But I found that even in the worst case scenario, the outcome is not the end of the world. It’s usually my response to the outcome that is the worst of it. So I always try to take away the lesson from every mishap and apply it to future situations. This ultimately makes me wiser and less likely to fail in the future. On the flip side, if the risk I take, whether that be starting a business, giving a speech, investing into myself, goes well, the rewards are endless. I never want fear to dictate my life. I’m confident that on my death bed, I won’t regret the risks I took but instead the ones I didn’t take.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I own and operate an accounting company, LYFE Accounting. We provide accounting and tax services to individuals and small businesses. I am most proud of the growth LYFE Accounting has experienced from where it started in 2017. The road to get here was not easy and I found myself constantly unsure. As a business owner, you don’t have many people to turn to when you get stuck. You just have to figure it out. I do this a lot by reading, researching, and consulting my partners. LYFE Accounting is made for small businesses, by a small business. We understand the challenges of running an SME and partner with them to provide financial insights to help them grow and thrive.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
As a basketball fan, I’d take them to a hawks game and afterward go for a walk around Centennial Park. We’d go to the High Museum and brunch at The Southern Gentleman. We’d go hiking at Stone Mountain or Sweet Water State Park. I am a bit of a thrill seeker, so SixFlags would also be on the agenda.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband, Sherman, has been the greatest support system on my entrepreneurial journey. He has encouraged me to step out in faith and trust my abilities as a business owner. He provided me with emotional, financial, and spiritual support over the years. His knowledge and experience in business have also given me great advice and mentorship.