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Bullet proof yourself - No, I'm not talking kevlar here :-). Instead I am talking about the importance of developing in yourself, multiple skills. You might choose start a little side business. A good friend of mine started a lawn care business as a way to supplement his "real job". If business keeps up he'll be in a position to do it full time.
The key here is that he didn't start out trying to change the world with his business idea. Instead, he gave life to the business idea. He started working it, and as a result he's reaping the rewards. Simply put, find a need in your area, and look for ways to fill those needs.
Perhaps you opt instead to go the route of continued education. In this case you might decide on adult education courses, certificate programs, correspondence classes, or even an online university to finish or start a degree. Who knows, a combination of some or all the ideas might be your choice. The possibilities are endless. It's up to us to take advantage of them.
Rather then focus to much on specific options, I want to drill home the point that the skills we cultivate in ourselves really can increase the number of options we have available to us in life.
I believe that the person with several skills (i.e. something to fall back on) worries less about things that are out of their control. Things like downturns in the economy, corporate layoffs and things along those lines. The reason is not always that he or she is less prone to these unfortunate realities then you or I.
Rather, it's that through acquiring extra skill sets they don't feel as though they are "locked" in to one particular job or career. They are for all practical purposes more flexible with regards to opporunities in the market place.
My friend, I urge you to get started now on the path of adding to your portfolio of skills. You deserve the peace of mind that comes with it. Keep in mind that you don't have to set out to change the world. Start small and finish big. Develop yourself, and your world will evolve around you... Your friend in cyberspace, Josh Hinds
Josh Hinds is a syndicated columnist on the subject of personal development, and founder of the web site http://GetMotivation.com - as well as the ezines - Let's Talk Motivation! Subscribe at http://getmotivation.com/ezines.html