Mother Nature sure has our attention these days.
If you are reading this, then you are in a place with electricity or access to the internet – something we take for granted most days but should to pause to appreciate.
If you are reading this, you may be among those engrossed by developments in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
In these times of upheaval, your plans may easily get thrown off course.
If that is because the winds and waters have turned your life upside down, take care of people first.
Have you lost your home, business or material possessions? Have you been forced to leave behind everything in an evacuation? Have you have taken in those who fled the path of destruction? Have you traveled to aid the people in need? Is your business on hold because it depends on someone in the areas impacted by the hurricanes?
Even when it’s inevitable that plans and schedules need to be modified, know that there are ways to manage and minimize the disruptions.
If the hurricanes seem to have destroyed all you’ve worked for and all you’ve dreamed about, take time to reassess.
If the hurricanes haven’t impacted you directly, yet you are constantly sucked in by coverage – on television, FaceBook, Twitter, and all the many ways we have to keep up – it might be time to question why. Are you looking for a distraction? Are you trying to avoid doing something you dread?
The loss we witness — whether first-hand or through the words and images we see – may force us to re-evaluate the goals we have for our lives, both business and personal. Take the time for that.
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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein. This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique. Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer Fred Green.
About the Author
R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.