Building a business is hard enough. Entrepreneurship while dealing with a chronic illness or condition is even harder. Chronic Profit: Building Your Small Business While Managing Persistent Pain shares the story of how one entrepreneur sought freedom from cubicle life along with the flexibility to be a parent and a business owner, and learned to extend herself enough grace and compassion to excel in business while still taking care of herself.
This book covers business-building strategies that will work for any entrepreneur, such as the importance of building foundations and systems; why standardizing and simplifying offerings is something we often don’t do enough; and how to shift your perspective and reframe common business problems. Another important topic, especially for businesspeople dealing with chronic pain, is how to refuel and do self-care, and as author Alison Tedford shares, that can mean a lot more than taking bubble baths — it may involve developing a coping toolbox full of proven tools such as mindfulness, gratitude practices, and more.
Often, we struggle when asking for help but Tedford also discusses how to do that effectively, and leaves the reader feeling there’s hope and that anyone can find joy in the journey of creating their own sustainable business while managing diverse issues and persistent pain.