Image Above: My son Henry and I at the beach.
Note: This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post.
I love pushing myself to the limits and embarking on new, exciting adventures. Last year, I reached the summit of Alpamayo (an exceptionally steep peak in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Peruvian Andes), and this past August I completed an alpine climb up Forbidden Peak's West Ridge.
I also love staying in one piece and coming home to my incredible family. It’s all about achieving balance and carefully managing the risks I take.
Whether you’re starting your career or are the owner of an established company, your number one priority should be learning how to identify and manage risks. The same holds true if you’re planning an adventure or considering a major purchase. Mastering this skill in life and business will enable you to make informed, strategic decisions.