Power Outages – Are you prepared?


Maybe you heard the news? California had a big BIG storm. Once again I lost my power. I usually lose my power about once a year. This time I lost it for three days! Fortunately two of those days were weekend days but still. Was I prepared for this? No, of course not because I procrastinated. Yes, super organized me procrastinated on getting my contingency plan ready. I could list all my excuses here but I won’t bore you.

So, to avoid writing this same post next year I am going to finish my Thriving Business Manual now. I’m halfway done. This book written by Yvonne Weld walks me through the steps of writing a procedure manual and spelling out every little detail of my business. Basically, when the book is done if anything happens like I get sick, I go on vacation, I have an extended power outage I could hand this book to another Virtual Assistant and they could pick up where I left off and keep my business going until I get through my challenging times.

Do you have a business manual set up? Have you thought about what you would do if you had a major power outage or a family emergency? What would happen to your business? Who would take care of your clients?

I’m off to complete my Thriving Business Manual and my thankful list. Today I am thankful for having electricity, for my computer, my heater, my fridge, the lights in my house and everything else dependent on the power working.

Happy New Year!

One thought on “Power Outages – Are you prepared?

  1. jennydecki

    You’re so being tagged for a meme:

    I had a major power outage last year that lasted for three days. Luckily I had a backup VA…unfortunately, I only had cordless phones…and the cells were busy so I wasn’t able to get in touch with the backup!

    I have a landline now, and was unaffected (mostly) by the three small power outages we had here last night.

    Great post!

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