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You’re Only Human… Who Would’ve Thought?

Posted on 18 March 2019 by Andrei

The past two weeks have been a pretty humbling experience, since my body repeatedly showed me its limitations… something I’m not used to AT ALL!

It started with a tolerable but annoying knee injury, which left me unable to do a bunch of tasks which always came easy to me. What followed was a period of stomach pain, and, finally, the flu which has been making my life miserable for the past 48 hours (chills, continuous fever, the whole enchilada).

Come to think of it, I guess I should be in bed instead of writing this, heh.

But before my wife notices that I’m working and forces me to do just that, I felt this is an important post to write because we make contingency plans for a lot of business-related scenarios… market downturns or even crashes, industry-specific turbulences and what have you.

What many of us fail to do, however, is make plans that pertain to our health or, more specifically, what happens when it deteriorates 🙁

Now, sure, we all *know* our health can and eventually will deteriorate.

But how many of us truly internalize this threat?

The thing is, I don’t usually get sick and when I do eventually come down with something, it tends to manifest itself as an annoying headache that an hour of sleep makes go away.

It’s not until you get an occasional wake-up call from your body that you realize just how much you actually do each day, just how much you take for granted and just how difficult things get when that’s taken away from you.

The bottom line is this: to call yourself a robust/resilient domainer (or entrepreneur, investor, freelancer, whatever it is you do for a living), you need contingency plans in place for when things go sour health-wise.

To give you an example that pertains to my YouTube channel, I try to have at least a month’s worth of videos as a buffer and the same principle applies to the other stuff I do. Needless to say, I’m very grateful for that buffer right about now, when I mostly feel that my head is about to explode.

And on that note, it’s time for another cup of tea and a bit more rest!

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Anunt Says:

    People only realize that health is everything when something bad happens and then it’s often too late.
    Take care of yourself first, then everything else.
    Get well soon!!!

  2. Andrei Says:

    @Anunt: thanks a lot for the kind words! 🙂