National Preparedness Month

 

Every September in the United States, National Preparedness Month is promoted. This month-long reminder about getting prepared for all emergencies was created by FEMA back in 2004. That agency’s reputation seems to take quite a beating after major disasters, but their website, Ready.gov, has extremely helpful recommendations to help you prepare for various emergencies:

flooding

power outages

extreme heat

drought 

hurricanes 

cyber-attacks 

…everything you can imagine. 

Browse their list of Disasters and Emergencies to see which ones you should prepare for based on your life activities and geographic location. 

If you own a company or work for one in which your job title is Operations Manager, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Plant Manager, Director of Security, IT Manager, or a similar leadership position along those lines, be sure to check out FEMA’s Business Preparation Recommendations.    

Children need to understand emergency preparations as well. Here are FEMA resources geared specifically for kids. 

 

Part of being productive is being prepared for various situations. This includes disasters. Be sure to check out the Ready.gov website today. 

 

 

For details on how to better manage your time and fend off time leak emergencies,  check out The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer. 

About Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO®

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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