Extra Points – Preparedness

This week’s focus point –


I just learned of the death of a fellow Rotarian last Friday. A tragic event, especially because he wasn’t very old. He died of a heart attack while at work and efforts to resuscitate him failed. He will be missed.

We spend so much time at work that chances are pretty good that many people will die or be in distress during the course of being on the job. Are you prepared to help in the event that you’re in a position to help? Being prepared for a crisis, including the opportunity to save someone’s life, is part of being an employer, a fellow employee, and a human being. You should be trained in CPR/First Aid/Defibrillator skills so that you can be prepared to be a hero for someone.

It may not always be successful, however it just might give another person a chance to live. What a tremendous gift. I know because several years ago, I had to give the Heimlich maneuver to my Mom when she was choking during dinner.  Years of training helped me to act in a way to help her. I encourage you to do the same.

Who knows, the life you save may be one of your family or friend.

This week’s quote – “There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health they haven’t the time to enjoy it.”
– Josh Billings – 19th century American humorist

Author: danweedin

Consultant / Speaker / Author

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