By: Jonathan M. Lamb. Jonathan M. Lamb is an Economist, Consultant, and Entrepreneur that resides in the Research Triangle of North Carolina.

For those us you that love risk 2015 is going to be fun. Opportunities are born out of risk. As a business owner, investor, and productive member of society how you manage risk is how you approach and execute opportunity. We are just half way through the first month of the new year, and the Cubs have the top odds in Las Vegas to win the World Series just like “Back to the Future II” predicted, and if that can happen anything can!

Take a look at 2015, you may have been beat up in the past by things that were not “supposed” to be risky, or maybe you were beat up by things were risky. Know that sometimes you have to take some lumps in life, career, business, or investing to get to “winners.” Look at the Chicago Cubs, they have not “won” in 107 years. It is a new year, what will you make of your risk assessment?

Opportunities are all around, good or bad, opportunities are around. How you execute the risk of the opportunities before you in 2015 will determine what happens. Just like the Cubs, before you can have a shot at winning you have to play. You will get out of 2015 what you put in; cause and effect, risk and reward, that is what drives us all. So when you are faced with opportunities in 2015 just think about the Chicago Cubs, will you blow yet another opportunity and make it a 108 year streak, or will you run with the opportunity and start a fresh set of downs?