We had the good fortune of connecting with Sydney O’Leary and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sydney, how do you think about risk?
I think about risk in three parts:
1. What is the risk? What are the pros and cons of taking this risk?
2. How will this risk affect my personal / professional development?
3. What changes do I need to make to set myself up for success?
Life is all about taking risks, whether you’re pursuing a new career path or perhaps investing in something unknown. The most important lesson I have learned is risk-taking can be a GOOD THING. Growing up “taking a risk” was always, in my mind, inherently plagued with negative connotations. But now, after years of risk being an uncontrollable part of life, I simply think that risk taking can also be a smart investment in your future. The key is knowing that failure is always a possible result. If you don’t plan for failure then you cannot succeed because it is essential to be prepared to adapt and change to make a “risk” successful.
Everyone processes risk differently. I believe the best way to plan for the risks you take in life is knowing how your brain will react to the various outcomes possible in any situation. Knowing yourself and what you’re capable of handling is the most important factor in risk taking. Ultimately, everyone has a different threshold for what they can withstand when it comes to risks. Knowing your boundaries and always having a new attack plan is the best advice for anyone thinking about taking that next risk.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Dazed & Delirious is a pre-loved and vintage online clothing shop. We are a women owned small business known for our customized approach to thrift shopping. Our customers have likened us to second-hand “personal shoppers”. Our shopping protocol is how we have earned this reputation. When we shop, we pay close attention to item condition, brand, fabric, etc. We also style our items in such a way that makes it easy to mix and match a single piece with at least one dozen other pieces found on our website.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
THRIFTING, OF COURSE! To start the day, we’d grab an iced coffee at my favorite place, “Morrison Joe’s” in Morrison, CO. Check out the iced “Bison Brittle” it’s amazing. Then, we’d be off thrifting for hours at all the local spots!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to our PR Manager, Mikala Blum, for her dedication to bringing awareness and engagement to our brand!