Are you prepared for what’s about to happen? Let’s make it easy instead of complicated. Let’s take a closer look.

While on a hike, a fellow hiker was coming up the fully covered snow packed trail. He forewarned me, “Its treacherous! Be careful with your footsteps. I almost slid down the hill.” I replied with “Thank you.” In my head, I was saying something very different. Here’s how it went:

The prior day, I went for a short hike to test my breathing at altitude. I was planning on going for a very long hike the following day and wanted to see if that was a good idea. I’ve been at sea level for most of the past month so hiking at 10,000 ft elevation might be challenging. I noticed there was considerable snowfall around the 11,000 ft mark. I realized I would need microspikes to keep my footing. I rented a pair that night at a local mountain shop.

When I encountered the fellow hiker who warned me, I thought to myself,  you’re unprepared for these conditions. I took the time to assess what I needed for the day-  microspikes and hiking poles to keep my footing and an extra couple layers for windy conditions as a storm would be coming at the end of the day. Spraining an ankle or breaking a bone due to a fall on snow and ice is not ideal when you’re not in a cell phone zone and on a trail with few people. I prepared myself for the day. This can be applied everyday at work and personally.

How do you prepare for the day? Ask yourself these questions:  

  1. What obstacle might I encounter today?
  2. How can I prepare to handle the obstacle?
  3. What attitude do I need to handle the obstacle and not let it ruffle my feathers?

Wishing you an abundant, joyful, and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
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