How a Sudden Health Issue Changes Everything = a great lesson for everyone

Let me share my story, so that you can prepare for something unexpected like I did.

In the first few months of 2014, the future looked bright indeed:

  1. I had my first keynote speech in early April
  2. Find New Customers had a great new client
  3. We were ready to win new business (Find New Customers is back and better than ever now!)

Then on April 1 (April Fools Day) I got a call that my part time job needed me.  I said Yes and went in.  A customer needed a product that we did not have on the sales floor, but we had it in the warehouse. I went into the warehouse and push the ladder that had a platform on top toward the inventory I needed. But my path was blocked by a pile of inventory left on the warehouse floor.

Since I could not use the ladder, I climbed on the high shelf to get the inventory by hand.  Something happened and I made a long fall onto the concrete floor.  My skull was cracked, my right ear was nearly torn off, two vertebra were broken, and a rib was fractured – puncturing a lung.  I was a mess.  In fact, I was in such dire straights that I got Last Rights from a priest.

I disappeared from the Earth for April, May and most of June.  I missed my keynote speech.  I dropped the ball on Find New Customers new client, and I stopped paying bills too.

Medical care and rehabilitation were my daily routine till mid July.  And when I finally left medical coverage, I had quite a mess to clean up.

  • MarketingMadeSimple,tv had expired and someone took it from me.
  • Find New Customers website had expired.
  • My emails were no longer working.
  • Bills needed to be paid.
  • Needed to reschedule the keynote and reconnect with our new client.

I’m in much better shape today, but I’m not 100% just yet. Stay tuned.

If this helps just one of you prepare for unexpected issues like mine, this was worth it.  Please visit too,

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