Oklahoma Tornado Puts “Challenge” into Perspective

I just wrote about the challenges of being a solopreneur for a guest post (to be published later this week on Gainmindshare.com). As I watch and read the news coverage of the Oklahoma City area twister, however, the hurdles and obstacles that I’ve touched on seem incredibly small and insignificant by comparison.

Reality check.
While most challenges we face as solopreneurs are foreseeable, there will always be the unexpected and unimaginable. Disasters can strike and they don’t care about how well you’ve written your business plan; they don’t care that you just signed on your biggest client ever; they don’t care if your website ranks on the first page of Google or whether you’ve got 2 or 200,000 followers on Twitter. Disasters happen to struggling people and to successful people. They can happen to anyone.

Be appreciative.
I don’t mean to freak you out or make you feel like disaster is inevitable, but I do ask you to recognize that there is so very much in this world that is not within our control. Despite preparedness, some turns of events are bigger than we are. I think it’s important for us to realize that and to be grateful for all that we have – no matter how imperfect or unpolished – each and every day.

Please keep your hearts with those in Oklahoma as they deal with challenges that are far beyond what most of us will ever encounter.

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