Synopses & Reviews
Business from Bed
will empower you
to embrace life and start living.” Amy Ohm, CEO and Co-founder, TreatmentDiaries.com ™
This book is a helpful companion” if you need to find out how to come back to business after a life-changing event.” Ilona Rudolfs, Life Coach for Business Owners Living with Health Setbacks, living with UC (ulcerative colitis)
When people are remanded to their beds or their homes by a prolonged health crisis it can become a time of deep reflection, prompting a person to reevaluate assumptions that have formed the basis for many life and business decisions. As one moves away from a time of ill health and pain, back towards wellness, it is easy to forget what you said you would do differently and gallop back to business as usual.
The 6-step comeback plan outlined in Business from Bed will help the reader combat this normal tendency. Joan Friedlander (herself diagnosed with a chronic disease) outlines steps that are designed to help the reader successfully integrate their emotional, social and physical healing with the practical aspects of rebuilding their business. Specifically, steps one, three and five guide the recovering entrepreneur to remain mindful and patient as they experience the normal ebb and flow of physical, mental and emotional recovery. The reader finds that steps two, four and six assist with the practical and tactical aspects of rebuilding a business, or preparing to go back into the mainstream of the job market.
About the Author
is the owner of Lifework Business Partners, an international coaching and training company established in 2000. She has personally coached over one hundred self-employed entrepreneurs and professionals in the workforce to improve their ability to achieve their business goals and enjoy their lives. She is also the coauthor of Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease
(Demos Health, 2008).
Table of Contents
Preface; Prologue From Healthy to Sick and Back Again My Fourteen-year Comeback Story; 1. Introduction to the 6 Steps; 2. Step 1 Beyond Survival Rising from the Ashes; 3. Step 2 Embrace the New Normal; 4. Step 3 Ask for Help, Acknowledge Your Limitations; 5. Step 4 Explore Alternate Business Models; 6. Step 5 Slow Down, Dont Move too Fast; 7. Step 6 Build Capacity, Organize for Success; 8. Share it Forward The Follow up Stories; Epilogue Yes You Can, Maybe Not as Fast as You Would Like; Additional Worksheets; Resources by Chapter