Running a business is hard, but when you add in a chronic illness, it can sometimes feel impossible. However, with the right guidance and mindset, it is possible to run a successful business AND look after your health. Within Entrepreneurs against the Odds, we can show you how to do this. We look at a whole range of topics (which are listed below) and show you how to apply them to your business. With my one to one mentoring package, I will walk you through exactly how you can change your business to suit your health, enabling you to grow it while also making sure you’re looking after your health.
If you’re a chronically ill business owner and you want to improve your business in a way that works well with your health, I’d highly recommend working with Sarah.“ Rebecca Thorne
“With my chronic health issues going haywire this year, I was having trouble completing anything and was becoming really stressed. After chatting with Sarah in our mentoring session, she helped me plan out a schedule of focusing on one thing for one to three months at a time. This has been game changing for me, and a huge relief. I now feel like I’m moving forward in my business instead of achieving nothing. Thanks for all your help Sarah” Megan Higginson
“I can honestly say when I have spent time with Sarah it has been well worth it. She always has wonderful insight and ideas that will help and its so nice having someone that understands the trials and tribulations faced when balancing health and business.” Pollie Rafferty
Topics Covered by EatO
- Working smarter not harder
- Business strategy
- How to increase productivity using a range of techniques, to ensure you’re getting the most out of the time you are working
- Creating a growth mindset
- How to manage work when you’re having a bad day
- The importance of incorporating self care into your daily life
- Finding the right business that works with your health issues
- Having challenging conversations with customers and suppliers
- How to prepare for bad health days
How I can help you
I provide one-to-one business and chronic illness mentoring. These can be individual one-off sessions or a 3 month programme. Please contact me for a free 30 minute call to look at how I can help you
If you are a business owner with a chronic illness, please come and join the Entrepreneurs against the Odds Facebook group. You can find it here
Listen to the Excel against the Odds podcast where I give advice and interview guests about the challenges and successes of running a business with a chronic illness. You can listen here or search ‘Excel against the Odds’ in your favourite podcast provider
Manage your Energy When Running a Business
This instantly accessible workshop will provide you with practical tools and strategies to help you manage your physical energy, reduce fatigue, and increase productivity in your business. You’ll learn how to prioritize your energy, set realistic goals, and optimize your work environment to support your physical health.
A downloadable Energy Tracker is also included
The Energy Tracking Worksheet is a daily tracker that helps you grade your energy levels on a scale of 1-10 every hour of the day. It is a simple and effective tool to track your energy levels and identify patterns over several weeks.
You can also track which activities drain you, which ones energise you and which ones are neutral enabling you to plan your activities more effectively so that you can recuperate between energy draining tasks.
Finally, there is a worksheet where you can list and keep track of self-care activities.
You can purchase the Energy Tracker from Etsy. Click here