Martha sits out on the porch on a hot summer day drinking a refreshing lemonade. While normally, she takes the early evening to relax while the temperatures cool, something was different. The skies usually crystal clear had an interesting haze. Then, Martha realized the usually crisp air felt like someone was stepping on her chest.

Martha stood up quick, wondering what was going on. Before she turned to walk inside, a loud piercing knock came from the front door. An officer cut straight to the chase, didn’t even say hello.

Ma’am. There’s a fast raging fire four miles from here. With the winds changing directions, your house is likely to be a direct hit. Leave in the next thirty minutes.

Martha stood shell-shocked. Thank you, officer.

She took a deep breath and let out a sigh.

Martha, asked herself out loud, What’s the most important items?

Legal documents.

Family pictures.

Extra gasoline, that was for her lawn mower

Non-perishable food.

2 pairs of clothes and comfortable shoes

A sleeping bag.

Her computer and charger

Her dog, Mocha.

In 10 minutes everything was packed and she left her house. Martha had no clue if she would ever return.

Too many of us get emotionally hijacked in chaos and get stuck. How do you stay calm and think clearly?  

Everyday, we are bombarded with new information seeking our attention. If you know your intention and what’s most important, decisions are easy to make.

In the midst of chaos (and change), do you know what’s the most important thing to focus on?

There is a clear choice. Be decisive. 

Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
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