March 8, 2012
Liz published this at 7:45 am
A Guest Post by
Sometimes, youâ€™re cruising along at light speed, taking names and kicking butt, and all of a sudden…bang, youâ€™re sick as a dog.
You suddenly have to rely on others, an uncomfortable position for anyone who is used to being in charge at all times.
In my particular case, I lost my voice completely. No teleconferences, no drive-through ordering, no chatting with friends or reading to the kids. It was humbling and jarring.
But hereâ€™s what I really want to share—in the midst of this, I had two different situations where friends stepped in and took over for me, and both times, I had to be almost physically restrained from jumping in to help. (My wonderful husband was on the other coast, providing moral support via text.)
It finally sunk in. While youâ€™re trying to be a human-centered business, donâ€™t forget that you are one of the humans in the center of it! If you arenâ€™t taking care of yourself, and letting your friends take care of you, then you wonâ€™t be there for the long run.
So today, go quaff some orange juice, get out the Purell, and if you do get sick, admit youâ€™re human and let someone take care of you.
Heartfelt thanks to my friends Coleen, Elyse, and Susan for coming to my rescue this week!
Author’s Bio: Rosemary Oâ€™Neill is an insightful spirit who works for social strata — a top ten company to work for on the Internet . Check out their blog. You can find her on Google+ and on Twitter as @rhogroupee