Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Living Resilience

I have often been asked how someone really lives resilient. It is with this question that I start my new blog, Resolve to Live Resiliently.

I have had the opportunity to travel around the country sharing both stories and ideas that are a true by-product of both my experiences and opportunities to learn, since Hurricane Katrina affected the city of New Orleans.

It was that event that propelled me towards the idea that each and every one of us must commit to the concept of resiliency. I have learned that resiliency is the ability to “bounce back” from adversity. However, we all start from a different place and our “bounce” may not bring us back even to our starting point. Each of us must take steps BEFORE an event so that we can rebound more easily.

 In the coming blogs, I will cover ideas and topics for the following:
1. Personal Resilience
2. Small Business Resilience
3. Community Resilience

 As always, please feel free to share your comments, questions or ideas with me!

 •Recognize – government can’t do it all.
• Stress –citizens need to be involved, engaged and prepared (managed expectations).
• Focus – on community-level efforts to prepare, protect, respond, and recover.
• Benefit – if done properly can speed up recovery process.
• End Game – lessen the time between response and recovery.