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Life Can Change in an Instant

So be prepared, and be happy with all you've accomplished as a homebased entrepreneur.

This story appears in the May 2002 issue of

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly life can throw me for a loop. This morning, I left my house in sandals--not an unusual occurrence in Southern California--and by 9 a.m. it was pouring rain. Now, here it is 2:30 in the afternoon, and the sun is shining.

And that's just the weather. Not that we consciously think about it every day--at least I hope not--but we wake up each morning not knowing whether we'll live to see dusk on that particular day. Anything can happen--a natural disaster, a car accident, a freak heart attack.anything.

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