Ten and one-half years of owning an iPhone and a freak accident gave me my first broken screen. I had the phone in my jacket pocket, put it over the back of an office chair with a fancy metal design around the back, got out of the meeting, grabbed my phone, and found a beautiful design radiating up my screen.
Replacing an iPhone screen is not cheap. So I bought a tempered glass screen cover with a lifetime guarantee. Pretty cheap compared to this happening again. One could say it’s a form of insurance.
One could say many things we do in life are a form of insurance. We have our attorneys do things to keep us in compliance and out of trouble. Our accountants make sure the IRS or, heaven forbid, the State DOR doesn’t come after us. A good banker keeps you not track versus just lending money (to anybody).
And of course, people like me in an advisory business give our clients peace of mind, ask the right questions, let clients know when they have the right answers, etc.
The cost of a bad contract, erroneous taxes, or a bad business decision is huge. The cost of someone who’s seen the situation hundreds of times and knows what to do, and not do, is virtually priceless.
It’s why we all have businesses.
“If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” Elizabeth Warren