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Thursday, April 2, 2015

It Won't Last Forever

That success you’re experiencing…
That string of failures that, right now, seems never ending. 

Good, bad, fatigue, pain, triumph...none of it lasts forever. However, we must arm ourselves in preparation for the highs, the lows, and everything in between. Failure to do so leads to misery, hardship, and in some cases extinction.

How do we prepare?


We must learn new skills to become well-rounded. 

  • Your long-time client needs more than your social media skills. They need a viral video. You learn how to edit on Final Cut Pro.
  • A long-running Broadway show requires that its actors are circus performers. You take flying trapeze classes.
  • Your significant other moves from the city to the suburbs. You learn to drive.

Yes, the examples given are basic but they’re also partially reactionary. With a good deal of thought and with specificity, one can set off in the direction they'd like to be going and then diversify (and preserve) along the way. In time, your Jedi skills will be unparalleled.

Planning and diversification is the way to insulate from the risks of a volatile market.