The Freelancing with a Chronic Illness Class with Tammy Durden
How do you build a thriving business while dealing with a chronic illness? Today we’re joined by Business and Marketing Coach (and FreeU Mentor) Tammy Durden, who has dealt with severe chronic health conditions while at the same time building a successful business. Many students in our University can relate to Tammy’s journey because of their own chronic health issues. And this might be exactly where you are right now too. So, listen in and be inspired as we discuss strategies to overcome challenges and keep your business moving in the right direction!
[0:00] Introduction to Tammy Durden and the topic of building a thriving business with a chronic health condition – Tammy shares her story, leading up to what she does today.
Lessons Learned from Experiencing a Chronic Health Condition While Growing a Business
[4:47] #1 How to bring the right people on to the team – the importance of having people who know what to do.
[5:09] #2 How success is defined differently, and it’s okay to work from bed some days – examples of how Tammy overcame challenges and built a team of people also experiencing challenges.
How to Manage a Chronic Health Issue While Keeping Your Business Moving in the Right Direction
[7:04] #1 Having a great team alongside you – examples of how the team took over and took pressure off Tammy.
[8:11] #2 Working from bed – how it’s okay to do that.
[8:16] #3 Doing freelance tasks and developing skills that are not urgent – examples of tasks you can schedule.
[8:55] Types of services that are conducive to people who don’t know how they’re going to feel from day to day – examples of services that would be hard versus ones that would be ideal.
[11:11] What to do if you don’t have a team – strategies to help manage your health and your work while being honest with clients.
[15:18] Redefining what success looks like when you’re dealing with a chronic illness – important illustrations and perspectives from Craig and Kelly’s and Tammy’s freelance journeys.
[19:13] How freelancing offers unique benefits not found in other jobs – examples of how the freelance lifestyle is better for health.
[21:27] How to get connected with Tammy
[22:19] How to learn more about connecting with community and developing skills at Freelance University
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