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Why Some Life Events Explode In Your Face
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Why Some Life Events Explode In Your Face

Life is risky. That's why some life events explode in your face.

Five Fun Facts

(1) Solo professionals own and operate a small business.

(2) When you enter into the small business world you've got a learning curve about business.

(3) Business is about more than your expertise as a professional, that's just the core.

(4) When you're learning a lot you're bound to make mistakes. That's reality.

(5) When you're out in the world stuff happens. Other people's mistakes. Natural disasters.

Business Risk

Your business bumps into risks. That's just the way it is!

You may as well face it.


(1) Because you'll be more able to choose to respond how you want to.

(2) Because otherwise you may react in ways you may regret.

(3) Because you'll bounce back even stronger.

Requirement to succeed online or offline

It doesn't matter whether your business if online, offline or a combination of both. To succeed online or offline as a solo professional you must identify and plan how to deal with risk.


You'll find that you feel better about yourself when you're responding!

3 Simple Steps

(1) Identify sources of risk.

(2) Consider your personal values.

(3) Write a simple plan of how you'd like to respond.


You'll get better results when you've got a plan. You'll respond better when you've already done the work of identifying and testing for yourself.

Your own plan fits you. You'll make a simple plan because simple is doable!

You'll be ready as a solo professional to deal with what you need to do. When the risk of being in business becomes a question of why some life events explode in your face...

(1) You're ready to say, "O well!"

(2) You'll be able to recognize why some life events explode in your face.

(3) You'll be ready to do what you need to do to survive.

(4) Your simple plan will enable you to bounce back with joy no matter what

(5) You'll thrive!


Oh, there's insurance, of course. That's a business that's defined itself as the transfer of risk. But that's just specific kinds of risk. Plus that's only about the defined financial impact as a solo professional.

For example, when I got the swine flu followed by repeated lung infections, I had health insurance. While helpful, clearly that did not eliminate risks to my health. On the other hand, when I then went on to bleed out for two months during which finding one cyst and tumor after another that would need to be removed for me to survive? As you may be able to imagine, having health insurance helped.

Why some life events explode in your face doesn't matter. You can succeed online offline and in life.

Street Talk

Another great article Cynthia, thanks a lot for sharing it. Have a great day!

  about 1 decade ago

Thank you Robert! Appreciate you being here and commenting. Hope you're having a great day too.

  about 1 decade ago

Nice points Cynthia. I love your different writing styles.

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Shawn!

  about 1 decade ago

Great article Cynthia... see you've really been through the mill as well... thanks for the share of expert knowledge...

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Rob!

  about 1 decade ago

Many people starting a business don't really realize that there are risks they will have no control over. Having a plan for unexpected bad news is a good way to survive. Thanks for a great article Liked, tweeted

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks John! Appreciate your insightful comment.

  about 1 decade ago
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