PostHeaderIcon What I Learned From My Toddler: Prepare For The Unexpected

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By Terez Howard

Micah looked out at the water, and she had to have her life jacket, her water wings and her goggles.  My 3-year-old felt the need to be prepared for what lie ahead in the ankle-deep waters.

Are you prepared?

Prepared for what? you’re thinking.  The unexpected.

  • What will you do if you lose your main source of income?
  • Where will you go if a major client drops you?
  • How will you react if your name gets slandered on the Internet, and people do not want to buy from you?
  • What will you do if a client refuses to pay you?
  • How will you respond if someone steals your great idea and profits?
  • Who will you turn to?

That last question is the only one I’m going to answer because the answers to each of those questions could be a post, if not an entire blog, in themselves.  When you prepare for the unexpected, you need to have a support system.  This might be a spouse or a family member or a dear friend.  You need to have someone there who’s got your back.

This person does not need to be an expert in any particular field, just a sympathetic ear.  When times of crisis hit, we need someone who will just listen to us and encourage us to rise above a trying situation.

My toddler teaches

Micah’s lifejacket and water wings kept her from sinking in shallow waters, and her goggles kept that salty, ocean water from her eyes.  She was prepared.  Are you?

About the author

Terez Howard operates TheWriteBloggers, a professional blogging service which builds clients’ authority status and net visibility.

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2 Responses to “What I Learned From My Toddler: Prepare For The Unexpected”

  • Paul Novak says:

    I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t ask themselves these questions on a regular basis. While it’s nice to have a sympathetic ear, I much prefer freinds with lots of cash;) j/k

    Being prepared is what it’s all about isn’t it? The problem is, it’s hard enough just getting through, much less being able to prepare fall back position as well.

  • thoward says:

    I agree with that! It can be difficult to have a just-in-case plan when you’re just trying to make it as a freelance writer. I find that if I simply have someone to bounce ideas off of in times of crisis, I can make it through the storm.

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