Last month, the Mega Millions jackpot was captivating the nation. With a prize over $1.3 billion, everyone was imagining what they would do with a huge windfall. It’s an intriguing prospect: what if you could make one calculated decision that would change your life forever?

In an article for The Financial Post, Jill King reflects on what it takes to win the job lottery. In her piece “You Can’t Win the Job Lottery if You Don’t Buy a Ticket,” King writes,

“Maybe risk is the dirty word. Throughout my career I’ve watched peers presented with the perfect opportunity to start up their own business, back away from the perceived risk. But…how big a risk is failure?  Every successful advertising or marketing person I know has at one point been told no, been fired, or been kicked off a project.”

Read the rest of the article here. What’s a risk that you’ve taken that has yielded dividends in your career? Share your experience on social media.