I am a coffee snob. I make my own coffee each morning and bring two cups with me to work. One for the drive and one for when I arrive.
I’ve tried every variety of travel cup out there. Basic mugs, thermoses, tumblers, you name it, I’ve tried it.
A regular mug is nice. It makes you feel comfortable, like you’re sitting in your living room having a cup of coffee but you’re not. You’re traveling, you’re walking to the car, you’re hitting bumps on the road etc. I’ve spilled coffee countless times. Take a look at some of my notepads that I keep with me in the car. Many have coffee stains!
As I was leaving the other day, I looked at my coffee cups. Not only did both have covers, but they both have the little slide top cover over the area that you drink from. I was fully covered! It increased my confidence that I would not spill, and I felt good about taking the coffee with me.
It got me thinking about my life and the uncovered areas in my life? Where are the areas where I can get hurt? Where am I taking unnecessary risks and how can I cover them up?
Remember when we were kids and there were people that didn’t wear seatbelts? Today nobody would ever think of not wearing their seatbelt, because it is so reckless.
I’m taking a deeper look into my life to find the spots where I am uncovered and what can I do that is a simple fix to get them covered. One example is cyber security. Updating your passwords and keeping yourself protected in that manner.
Covering the risks, does a few things:
* Obviously, it protects you.
* Increases your confidence level
* Prepares you for the long-haul
* Allows you to enjoy the journey, knowing you’re protected.
I challenge you to take a look at some of the uncovered areas in your life and what is the cap or cover that will help you?
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Keep rolling friends and enjoy that coffee!
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