How to feel safe while you take risks (hint: it’s about your parachute)

by | Jan 10, 2022 | DIY Legal Templates

There’s a strange relationship between safety and risk when it comes to biz…

I call it “The Paradox of Safety and Risk”:

We need to feel safe FIRST… otherwise we don’t take RISKS to grow.

We talk about creating a new course, but we let the tech get in the way and can’t seem to actually do it.

We spend hours creating a beautiful new website but we can’t quite push the “publish” button because we feel so vulnerable.

We lower the price of our program during a discovery call because we’re afraid the potential client will think it’s too expensive.

So here’s the thing:

Paradoxically, both safety AND risk are required for success… It’s not an “either/or”, it’s a “both/and”!

Consider this…

If you’ve ever jumped out of an airplane (which, BTW, I have not done – but my husband has done dozens of times), you wouldn’t jump unless you knew you had a working parachute.

The parachute helps you feel safe when you’re taking one of the biggest risks that exists – jumping out of a plane and falling to the earth.

You wouldn’t jump if you didn’t have a parachute.

So how can you FEEL safe to take a risk in your biz? What’s your parachute?

As a lawyer, I obviously care a lot about reducing your risk and keeping you safe.

That’s why I’m always talking about how getting legally covered helps you to feel safe, secure and grounded so you can grow in your business.

Legal documents are like a parachute for your company: they catch you before you fall.



Here are 5 ways that legal docs catch you before you fall. They help you:

  1. feel safe by creating a firm legal foundation for your biz
  2. reduce your risk on the front end
  3. allow you to relax and exhale
  4. help you not feel exposed or worried
  5. give you confidence and rootedness as you expand

If you’re just getting started or don’t have your legal docs in place yet, one of our Legal Starter Kits can serve as your parachute.

They’re super-easy, simple, and clear documents written in plain English. You just download them and fill in the blanks. There are even quick 20-minute audio guides to support you.

Check out the Legal Starter Kits HERE.

Here’s to feeling safe to take risks so you can jump out of your proverbial biz plane.

Know that I’m celebrating your courage… and honored to provide the parachute!