Is playing it safe now the new risky?
Randy Gage, wrote a book called ‘Risky is the new safe’. Which highlights this question.
It’s beaten into us for generations to play it safe. Go out and get a job. Work hard and keep your mouth shut. Keep your head down and don’t make waves. Study and get a good job. Learn a trade and get a good job at a good company.
In my humble opinion, this is the most risky thing you can do.
Society is brainwashing you to be good little worker bees.
Think about it like this.
You are taking all your eggs and putting them into one basket and giving it to someone else to look after. A person who’s first concern is not for your welfare.
You’re handing over your life to another person to control. This ‘someone’ controls who you are and all the people you support by means of your income.
That is pretty scary.
What is the least amount of time your employer has to give you notice? Is it 2 weeks? Is it a month? 2 months?
That is all you have. This is your margin of safety. To me, this is a high risk.
People often tell me that being in business, being your own boss is risky. That being an entrepreneur is risky.
I disagree! Pick up any finance magazine at the news agents, such as Forbes or the BRW rich list. You will find everyone listed there is either;
- in a business
- is an entrepreneur
- or their own boss.
Why is that a FACT!
Because you can never get rich in a job, unless you have 50 years to do it.
Is playing it safe now a risky activity? Let’s us know your thoughts in the comments below.