A to Z of Making It, Music

Risk Management

As soon as you look forward to something, there is always something on the horizon that makes you realise how fragile everything in your life is.

Our whole lives are about risk management.  As soon as we are able to make our own choices we start to manage the risk ourselves.  Up until that time it is managed by our parents.

We make life decisions based on our working life.  So what do we do when our employer changes the rules?  What do you we do when our employer makes us work more hours for the same pay?

Should we leave and get a new job elsewhere.  What happens if that new job doesn’t come as quickly as we need it.  Bills need to be paid, a mortgage needs to be paid and the family needs to live.  Sometimes it’s better the devil you know then the devil you don’t know.

In most cases we just stick it out, depressed and unmotivated, because we are beholden to the system.  We are beholden to the pride that we place on ourselves.  We are beholden to the fear of change.  So we choose the safe option of sticking around and being treated like dirt, as our risk management strategy.

If you are not on the bleeding edge of society, you are just part of the fabric of society.  You want to be a rock star, you cant do it working a nine to five job.  You cant do it if you are beholden to your employer.  You cant do it if you are beholden to the family.

The only way you can do it is if you throw all thoughts of risk management out the window.