Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #112
Greetings and welcome to the PENL Edition #112 and the month of June. Can you believe it? This year is flying by. We are happy to have you here at HFS and thank you for your time shared here.
A question that has been on my mind that I ask myself and also ask you is this. Are you better prepared now than at the start of May? Only you will know the answer to the question.
The month of June will be extremely busy both personally and with HFS. I have several guest appearances as a result of Heritage Life Skills 2021 and we have lots of new members I am working to get involved. Plus Ms. Lucy and I have a busy month on a personal level. Please keep us in your prayers this month. We would greatly appreciate it much.
In this edition of the PENL I focus on some preparedness thoughts and concerns I have that needs to be shared. The thoughts are a collection of things I have encountered the past few months that I believe to be important in preparedness planning. Always remember, it's not personal. It is simply observations.
Book 1 in the HFS series focused on building preparedness plans to survive, Book II, the Mindset, focuses on preparing yourself. Preparing your mental toolbox to stay outside the box and left of bang. Check it out. The Mindset is $10 plus shipping. You can purchase a signed copy at this link: Survival, Preparedness, Disaster Management for individuals or family (hopeforsurvival.com) Make sure to click on the link to the right if you desire a copy of The Mindset. Thanks to everyone who purchased The Mindset. I hope you enjoy the read.
Thursday Zoom Rallies – In this weeks HFS Thursday Zoom rally, special guest Paul from the All American Podcast on Spotify visited with the group to provide a update on Russia and potential issues we could see. We appreciate Paul's time and expertise shared with everyone. We covered the monthly threat matrix and ended with the weekly Chatter that Matters. Thanks to everyone who participated.
New members to HFS - Several of the new members emailed wanting to do the zoom rallies. Awesome. I will be reaching out to all of you in the next couple weeks with information on a new zoom group starting around July time frame. Instead of trying to manage a larger zoom group which takes away a lot of the personal touch, I want to do a second zoom and run the group through the same series of training as the first group. The zoom platform is a great method to learn but even better event to grow together with the other preparers. This is important. I'm sorry for the time it takes to work through the names, locations, and desires in preparedness for each of you who emailed me. More to follow.
Hope for Survival YouTube - I posted a new video to the page titled The Summer of 2021where I discuss some thoughts on preparedness briefly and thoughts on what could be ahead during the summer months. If you haven't already subscribed to the page, please consider doing so. This informs you when HFS post a new video. Thanks for your consideration. Thanks to everyone who subscribed in the past week.
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Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...
Thoughts for the week –
Leadership and Groups - Leadership is an essential quality in the HFS Groups. It is also a key quality to demonstrate outside of a group. We have heard the saying "he or she is a born leader" and that may be true. Personally I have experienced a lot of groomed leaders in my life. Leaders come in many different styles. You have have experienced a authoritarian style leader or a dictator type. Or, you may have experienced a person who leads by example. The leader who never ask others to do something they would not do.
A good leader expresses interest in hearing what others can offer the group on a topic. Leaders surround the leadership position with qualified people to assist and communicate. A leader may be a good leader but lack in skills but that is not noticed when surrounded by qualified individuals. We all have a chosen type leader we prefer working for and with. Sometimes we may have a nice person we all like who is picked as a leader yet the style of leadership d