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Business from Bed

The 6-Step Comeback Plan to Get Yourself Working Again After a Health Crisis

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When youÌre recovering from a medical emergency, the work-life equation can be thrown into turmoil. Joan Friedlander, herself diagnosed with a chronic illness over twenty years ago, knows this personally and can show you how to get back in the game, whether youÌre a self-employed entrepreneur, a small business owner, or re-entering the traditional job market. For those recovering from a health crisis, living with disability, or adjusting to life with a chronic disease, health comes first but professional life doesnÌt have to suffer. The 6-step comeback plan in Business from Bed is designed to help you successfully integrate emotional, social, and physical healing with the practical aspects of rebuilding a business or career and getting back to work.

With Business from Bed, youÌll learn how to:

  • Rediscover your inherent value and design your ideal life
  • Evaluate options for working from home
  • Find invigorating and meaningful work
  • Manage a prolonged illness and understand your body√ås needs
  • Talk to clients, bosses, and co-workers about your health
  • Balance physical, mental, and professional well-being

Product Details

  • Publication Date November 20, 2012
  • Page Count 240
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303441

About The Author(s)

Joan Friedlander

Joan Friedlander founded Lifework Business Partners, a national coaching and training company, in 2000. Joan works with entrepreneurs in service businesses to develop strategies to move to the next phase of growth in business without losing sight of their personal needs. She was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 1992, and with the exception of several short-term disability leaves, has successfully managed her career. In addition to coaching, Joan is a veteran facilitator of the Get Clients Now! marketing program, a paid speaker, and the author of two workbooks, The Master Calendar Solution and An Introductory Guide to Delegation. Joan has been quoted in Chronically Happy by Lori Hartwell and contributed to the second edition of Get Clients Now! by C.J. Hayden.

Table of Contents

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, Don't 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
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Interview With The Author

My Experience Managing a Health Issue and My Career