Where Is El Nino?
I can hear it now: “Paul, you said El Nino was coming, and that it was going to be big, and that we needed to get ready for colder, wetter weather. Check the thermo-meter, bro. It’s hot outside.”
It’s coming. Get ready. It’s just running a little late.The Climatic Data Center issued updated forecast for this winter just yesterday. In short, here’s the deal:
Colder and wetter is the forecast for Texas…meaning more chances for winter precip this winter.
So what should you do?
Get signed up for the Preparedness Conference of course. And if El Nino doesn’t convince you to do so, take a look at today’s stock market action, where the Dow fell over 350 points. Per CNBC: “With Friday's late afternoon decline in stocks, the major U.S. averages wiped out gains for the week. Trade volume Friday was the second-highest of the year.” Spend five minutes this weekend watching the video embedded in the link.
If you think El Nino is just a name of a lousy boy band and that the economy is doing just fine, then the Preparedness Conference is probably not for you. But if you’re concerned about what’s going on in the world and want to learn what you should be doing right now, get signed up. Only a few spots remain.
More On Preparedness In The Workplace
Check out this fantastic video on the workplace preparedness efforts of Texas Children's Hospital in Houston:
You may be tempted to say, "Well, that's a hospital. Of course they need to be prepared. My business or employer isn't that critical."
Newsflash: your business or employer is critical to you getting a paycheck.
In Pivot Points, I wrote:
"Will your business or employer be up and running immediately after an emergency? Some industries have an obligation to be back online and running after a catastrophe....Has your company determined how it will maintain a competitive advantage after a crisis? Has it determined how it will serve existing customers? These are conversations that you can have with your company’s leadership that could put you on a trajectory to be a magnificent Champion of Change in your workplace."
Every employee and business owner owes it to themselves to develop a disaster plan to ensure the business is able to remain functioning after a disaster. Be that advocate in your workplace and take the initiative to drive the necessary changes.
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