There are some things we just can not control or influence.
And these are usually the scariest things out there.
Because they're totally out of our control.
And we can do nothing about them.
Things like innovation, disruption, the stock market, the job market, the economy and on and on and on.
But there's something we can do about these things.
We can hedge our risk.
So if you're afraid that the Chinese (replace with any other nation that's currently in the news) are going to take over the world, buy stocks from Chinese companies to hedge your risk.
If you're afraid that you're going to loose your job, build a business (or multiple businesses) on the side to hedge your risk.
If you're afraid that your skills aren't needed anymore over the next couple of years, learn the skills that will always be needed.
I've repeatedly talked about these skills in the past. You can read about them again here.
But whatever you do, doing nothing is the worst thing you could do.
Sure, doing nothing is easy.
And doing something, anything is hard.
It always is.
Because doing requires a lot of work.
But the less you do about your fear, the more it'll paralyze you.
And the more paralyzed you are, the less you'll do.
And the less you'll do, the bigger the risk.
So if you're afraid of the risk, hedge it...