Notes From The Napa Earthquake

earthquake napaThere was a homeowner interviewed Sunday night after the quake in Napa whose home was devastated.  The garage floor was buckled and there was a crack running along the entire home.  Sadly, his family home is not fit to be lived in any longer and will likely be leveled.  Just a horrible result and from what he said, it was predictable.

He had friends over from his church and they were moving everything out of the home prior to the home being red tagged as unfit for entry.  The homeowner went on the say that even though he signed papers when he bought the home stating that he lived literally on top of an earthquake fault he still made the wise choice to NOT buy earthquake insurance.  He knew that the fault existed and still chose to avoid that wise purchase.

After saying that he wished he had bought the coverage he was now EXPECTING FEMA to come in and make things right.  Somehow his unwillingness to buy earthquake coverage when he lives on top of an earthquake fault is now the Federal Governments issue.  Just a bit shortsighted and sadly commonplace.

This has become the average individual in our land.  They expect to get bailed out of their bad decisions and they typically do.  This is who most of us have to deal with on a daily basis.  Did personal responsibility ever exist in his world and if he doesn’t have it now, is there any chance his children will somehow learn it somewhere?  Doubtful at best.

One of the best aspects of my professional life is that I get to work with committed people that have loads of personal responsibility and are always working towards “what’s next?”  If this is you I want to talk to you.  If you have the courage to define what your world looks like we should meet and get to know each other.  My name is Steven Clauson and I know how short life really is.  Let’s talk before short turns into gone.  Call me at 916-230-0176 or visit me at and let’s see what your next level looks like.

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