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Human Capital & The Golden Rule

Human Capital & The Golden Rule

It is unfortunate but there will be no Monday Mania today. I am at the VA ALL day today! I just hope that I am on the secret list.

That said, I would like to share one thing with you all. Cliff Ravenscraft, of the Cliff Ravenscraft Show, recently interviewed Aaron Walker (life and business coach) about the fact that we all have a story to tell. For clarity, the Cliff Ravenscraft Show is very much focused on podcasting but, the Aaron Walker interview transcends podcasting and applies to each and every one of us because we do all have a story to tell.

I am sharing this because I feel like there is great value, on a human level, in listening to this interview. What particularly spoke to me was when Mr. Walker spoke about his dad’s story, a man who spent his life in business but never made any money.

The remarkable part (to me) in this story was the fact that when Mr. Walker’s dad was laying in the funeral home, there was a 1 1/2 hour wait, for 6 1/2 hours, for people to come through the line. Not one person had anything to say but great things about the elder Walker. It was not about tangible items, every person had something to say about how their lives had been better as a result of their interactions with Aaron’s father.

This ties into preparedness because it is human capital. Don’t you think that as a result of his investment in others, Mr. Walker could have rallied the community together or receive any assistance that he may have needed?

It is vital to remember that being prepared isn’t just about having a certain amount of stuff or skills, the ability to connect with others in a meaningful way can far outweigh stuff in many circumstances.

Life life by the Golden Rule and it will serve you well.

Matthew 7:12 (NIV)

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Have a great week and God Bless!

-Tom

9 Meals From Chaos

9 Meals From Chaos

Yesterday I was listening to an interview featuring Jim Cobb on the Survivalist Prepper Surviving Mondays Podcast and there was a quote that really hit home for me. I am very familiar with the concept of just in time inventory and the fact that the average grocery store has only three days worth of food in stock. This is at normal buying rates and does not reflect that if there is word of a disaster, the shelves will be cleared off in a few hours. What really put this into perspective for me is that while listening to Jim’s interview with Dale and Lisa, he said that we are only nine meals away from chaos at any given time.

That statement just really hit me. When you stop and think about it, nine meals is not that many at all. It is pretty scary. The obvious solution is to make sure that you have enough food stored to not have to fall prey to the need to run out to the store when a storm is forecast. But even if you do your part, there are others who will not be prepared. I guess the answer to this falls into two parts, plant the idea of preparedness with as many people as possible and have a plan to protect what’s yours in the event anyone ever comes after it.

You can listen to Jim’s interview with Dale and Lisa by following this link to the Survivalist Prepper Podcast. If you are interested in Jim Cobb’s  books, they can be found in most major book stores or on Amazon.com. I also recently reviewed Jim’s latest book, Urban Emergency Survival Plan.

On another note, since Dale and Lisa launched the Survivalist Prepper Podcast, it has been the one podcast in the survival and preparedness arena that I listen to consistently. I think that it is the straight forward delivery style and common sense approach that I appreciate. If you are into podcasts, I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is a great way to break up a drive and I would much rather listen to a podcast instead of the same five songs on the radio over and over again.