What I learned lately about… risk
I have made a career out of avoiding the safe options in favour of not knowing where the next contract will come from. On and off for over a decade I have worked for myself.
It means being your own boss and that is supposed to be good. But it also means you are your own marketing director, project manager, sales staff and tea lady.
There are times when so many hats sit real heavy on your head and you sag. It all gets too much.
The thing is the risk is addictive, probably in the same destructive way that gambling can be. So when doubt mushrooms out of the compost the solution is to take on more risk and start another company.