Business From Bed

Business From Bed

The 6-step Comeback Plan to Get Yourself Working Again After A Health Crisis

eBook - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
Details a six step program for those who are recovering from an illness or are chronically ill to rebuild a business and return to work.

Perseus Publishing
When people are remanded to their beds or their homes by a prolonged health crisis it can become a time of deep reflection, prompting a person to reevaluate assumptions that have formed the basis for many life and business decisions. As one moves away from a time of ill health and pain, back towards wellness, it is easy to forget what you said you would do differently and gallop back to business as usual.

The 6-step comeback plan outlined in Business from Bed will help the reader combat this normal tendency. Joan Friedlander (herself diagnosed with a chronic disease) outlines steps that are designed to help the reader successfully integrate their emotional, social and physical healing with the practical aspects of rebuilding their business. Specifically, steps one, three and five guide the recovering entrepreneur to remain mindful and patient as they experience the normal ebb and flow of physical, mental and emotional recovery. The reader finds that steps two, four and six assist with the practical and tactical aspects of rebuilding a business, or preparing to go back into the mainstream of the job market.

Book News
Friedlander, who heads an international coaching and training company and faced work and career challenges when she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, helps those returning to work or looking for a new career after a health crisis follow a six-step comeback plan. She draws on her experiences returning to work after disability leave, as well as those of others, to explain how to put a career back together in new ways that are more satisfying and sustainable, options for earning a living if staying close to home or in bed is required, how to deal with sudden vulnerability, what to tell people about the illness, how to plan and set goals, how to rebuild and maintain a business or career while being mindful of health and well-being, how to ask for help, and how to deal with the emotional impact of having expectations that cannot be fulfilled. The six steps show readers how to deepen and maintain the connection to their new selves and take practical steps to rebuild a business or career that is aligned with their updated values and sensibilities. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Springer Publishing

When youvåre recovering from a medical emergency, the work-life equation can be thrown into turmoil. Joan Friedlander, herself diagnosed with a chronic illness over twenty years ago, knows this personally and can show you how to get back in the game, whether youvåre a self-employed entrepreneur, a small business owner, or re-entering the traditional job market. For those recovering from a health crisis, living with disability, or adjusting to life with a chronic disease, health comes first but professional life doesnvåt have to suffer. The 6-step comeback plan in Business from Bed is designed to help you successfully integrate emotional, social, and physical healing with the practical aspects of rebuilding a business or career and getting back to work.

With Business from Bed, youvåll learn how to:

  • Rediscover your inherent value and design your ideal life
  • Evaluate options for working from home
  • Find invigorating and meaningful work
  • Manage a prolonged illness and understand your bodyvås needs
  • Talk to clients, bosses, and co-workers about your health
  • Balance physical, mental, and professional well-being

Publisher: New York, NY : Demos Health Pub., ©2013
ISBN: 9781617051432
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxix, 199 pages)


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