We recently received this review from one of our happy customers: “Super love the site. Saved a long camping trip because we had the right first aid items from first aid supplies online.”
We are always happy to receive positive feedback, which this certainly qualifies as, but it is even more gratifying to hear that the products we sell do have a positive impact in people’s lives. It’s one thing to know that we were efficient and got the order processed and shipped in a timely fashion, but something else entirely when we learn that what was sent in the box had a positive impact once it arrived.
So often in this business we get caught up in the day to day of filling the orders, doing the paper work, handling the phones and emails that we lose sight of how important the products we sell are. Today we got a really positive message that also served as a bit of a wake-up call.
Clearly this customer was well prepared and had the first aid products he needed when the need arose. That should serve to remind us all that being prepared is truly important.
So let us encourage every one of us to take stock and make sure that we are prepared for the unexpected.
A good place to start is with a and some simple planning. We could write volumes on what constitutes a good basic first aid kit but that’s another topic for another time. For the time being let’s agree that if we don’t have one, we should.
Let’s take a look at the simple planning part together. Your plan could begin with something as simple as knowing you need some kind of kit and make plans to obtain on. Before you do take the time to look around your home and lifestyle and reflect on the many different types of activities you’re involved with day to day.
Reflect for a time on just what kinds of injuries you might be exposed to, it varies significantly from individual to individual and understand that you can’t be prepared for every eventuality. You can then make some determinations about what you’d like to have at hand when the time comes. For example, I love to cook I’m in the kitchen almost every day and if the sun is shining I will probably fire up the bar-b-que. So you can be sure that I am going to have something on had to deal with a serious cut from one of my professionally sharpened knives and lots of burn gel. I like the products for the control of bleeding and I wouldn’t be without my burn Gel.
If you’ve got children in the home then you are going to want lots of assorted band-aids, cold packs and antiseptics.
On the other hand if you are someone who spends a great deal of time on the road, you may want to have in your vehicle. A small business may need the heavy duty woven adhesive bandages and industrial grade antacid tablets. The possibilities are endless.
The idea is to think through your unique situation and decide what it is you want to be prepared for and then act accordingly.
Don’t be afraid to do a little research and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Whatever you do, don’t procrastinate.