Happy Cyber Monday! Just in case you decided to forego the absolute madness on Friday, online retailers are now firing up their own sales for another onslaught of consumerism.
Get out your credit card!
Here in the land of Riskology, there’s nothing new for sale. But that’s no reason not to celebrate. Today, I’m excited to launch a few really big things. Let me tell you about them now.
Re-branding: Riskology.co Is Now “Riskology.co”
Over the last year, I’ve often questioned myself, “Why did I choose the name Riskology.co?”
In some ways, the answer was quite clear: Because “riskology” is a great word to describe what we’re focused on, and “advanced” tells the world we’re really good at it.
But as our community here continues to grow and expand, I started to feel like “Advanced” Riskology was a bit of a derivative. Why do we need to say “Advanced”? We’re so amazing, shouldn’t it just be implied?
So, advancedriskology.com now redirects to riskology.co, and this is where our community will live for the foreseeable future. If you Google “Riskology” 80% or better of the first page results come to this site or something related to it. Might as well step up and own it!
I’ve also considered the business that’s grown up around this project and turned into my full-time job. It’s been a bit haphazard in the past, but the future is clear: You’ve all told me what topics are important to you and the goals you have. I’m already busy building new products and courses to help you with them.
For those of you who’ve been reading since the beginning, you’ll remember this whole project started on my personal site before moving to its own domain.
Now, it’s getting even simpler.
Welcome to Riskology.co. It doesn’t get much simpler than this, so I think we’re set for a while!
A Fresh New Look
When Riskology.co was born in April 2010, I had no idea what the future held, and I didn’t know if I’d even stick to this project through the end of the year.
So, instead of paying a bunch of money for web design, I bought a WordPress theme and spent a month customizing it. Perfect! The only problem was I had no idea what I was doing. It looked okay, but if you gazed under the hood you’d see an engine held together with paperclips and duct tape.
Nevertheless, the old design served our community well for more than three years.
Today, our design grows up.
It’s boldly different from the past but with little throwbacks mixed in to remind us where we came from and the path we walked to get here.
This project has been in the works for a very long time. Months of planning, coding, and testing. I tried to hire several different designers. It never worked out; they didn’t “get it.” What you see now is another Tyler Tervooren production.
I hope you like it. If you don’t, give it a few years and I’ll try again!
The Smart Riskologist Test
Since starting this project more than three years ago, I’ve always thought: “Wouldn’t it be cool if there were a test that could evaluate your risk-taking skills?”
What if it were easy to figure out where you’re already taking smart risks and where you might be taking bad ones without realizing it?
I’d been half-hoping someone else would build it because it seemed like a lot of work.
Well, I finally got tired of waiting and built it myself. In the next 5 minutes, you can get an analysis of your risk-taking habits complete with explanations for how to improve your skills.
The test is based on the lessons taught right here at Riskology.co and proven psychological research from some of the smartest people on the planet.
Project Launch Consulting Now Available. Hooray!
I was talking to family over Thanksgiving and the topic turned to my penchant for starting businesses. A quick count reveals I’m going on #7.
Over the years, I’ve learned more than I ever thought possible about what it takes to start a business, grow it, and maintain my sanity while doing so. That last part is still in progress!
Because I keep myself so busy with my own projects, I’ve always rejected the idea of offering one-on-one help. But after much soul-searching and a few great experiences, I’ve decided to clear some space in my schedule to do a limited amount of intensive one-on-one business coaching.
This is still very much “in beta,” but if you’re self-motivated and dedicated to starting or growing your business and you’re looking for some one-on-one guidance, I’d love to hear from you.
So, it’s a big day at Riskology.co. And more is coming on Thursday. Until then…
What do you think of the rebrand? The new design? The Smart Riskologist Test? Let me know in the comments.
Yours in risk-taking,