Would you believe it, I broke my ankle two weeks ago, and for those of you who follow me on a regular basis, yes you are right, I broke my right wrist May of last year! No I am not trying to set a record before you ask.
I did not look into the future when my two businesses started being successful and ask myself “what if” and the what if’s I should have been looking into were the “what if I am unable to work”?
As you know by now I started my first business, Motivational Steps, a couple of months after having a double mastectomy, so you would think if that did not hold me back how can broken bones. Quite easily in fact. Let’s concentrate on my broken ankle as this is the most recent and impacting my businesses the most.
For the first two weeks I have had to endure firstly a partial cast because the swelling needed to subside which meant keeping my leg raised quite high 24/7. Now I have a walking cast for protection whilst the bone heals but I am not allowed to put weight on my foot. I can just about use the crutches without falling over, but I have lots of new bruises from my first attempts at using them. I still can’t master steps or stairs with the crutches so someone, my husband or one of my children, has to carry me up and down stairs or steps. I can manage the house stairs on my bottom, and if I am not a 100% fitter after this I will eat my hat!
So lesson learned, look ahead and think about how you will manage if you do become sick or break a bone for example, put policies and procedures in place so that you do not lose business which could lead to financial loss. I am lucky that I have a strong online presence and the foundations for my business can centre around my online activities at least short term.
I am missing out on a couple of speaking engagements, which I happily referred to trusted connections,but I am also missing a trip with Dave to Atlanta I was looking forward too. I am also struggling to put together an event, but getting there slowly and unfortunately will still be hobbling around on my crutches for that event but then I should be free, oh joy.