Down, But Not Out

August 21st, 2009 by | Print



I have to admit, it drives me crazy when I can’t put in a consistent effort, stay in touch and do something to grow my business. However, I just went through back surgery (two herniated discs and two compressed discs) earlier this week and I’m trying to be a good patient and stay in bed per doctor’s orders without being a victim.


Luckily, my loving wife bought me a new laptop recently with WiFi connection that allows me to stay somewhat active while lying in bed. Yes, I know that WiFi has been around for some time, but I get use to my tools (which had been a desktop) – hence why my blog is predominately about business plans, sales, and marketing and not the latest in IT.


So when I am not in la-la land from the prescription drugs, I choose to do the following:


  • Reconnect with people
  • Blow through the growing virtual stack of emails in my in-box
  • Get some of the business reading done that has been nagging me
  • Continue my efforts with customers where possible
  • Spend more time studying Spanish with Rosetta Stone
  • Re-evaluate my business strategies


Because as a solopreneur, I don’t have someone else to keep the momentum moving forward and completing the tasks on my to-do list. I can either be a victim or modify my plan for a period of time.


This is when having a business plan and a to-do list has made it far easier for me to focus on fulfilling activities versus flipping through 100 cable channels of virtually nothing. And checking things off of my list keeps me positive, while giving me motivation to get back on my feet quicker.


So I apologize that I may not have new insight on this post to help you with your solopreneur efforts, however, I did want to let you know why I may not be as active here as usual.


I hope that all is well with you.


All The Best,

Doug Dolan
The Solopreneur’s Guide


2 Responses to “Down, But Not Out”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery! And kudos to your wife for her sensitivity :-)


  2. Douglas Dolan Says:

    Thanks for the well wishes, Michelle. And, yes, I am lucky to have a supportive wife.

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