Jeffrey S. on November 30, 2016
This site is a great resource. So glad I found it! My situation is a bit different from many of the posts I’ve been reading, but it still involves having a career after dealing with cancer. I am an entrepreneur and I ran a successful online business for over a decade, but had to sell it two years ago to focus on my health and to get through my treatments. Now that I’m on the road to recovery, I am struggling to find the right path back to a professional life. The issue is that since I lived the entrepreneurial life for so long (and liked being the boss), I don’t think I can ever go back to working for someone else, at least not in the traditional manner. So I am trying to find a “solopreneur” opportunity, especially in an area that I’m passionate about. Ideally something I can do from my home office. My cancer journey has taught me life is precious, so I’m looking for something that is meaningful and makes a difference in this world. I launched a small venture a year ago online to test the waters. It’s an amazing resource and I’m very proud of it, but it’s struggling to get traction so far and the long term viability is still a huge question mark. So I am on the search for another path, another viable idea that works for my current situation. I am also not 100% and I deal with fatigue and concentration issues. I try to make time each day for exercise, meditation, and spending time with my family, so I need to find something that fits my “new normal” lifestyle. A traditional 9 to 5 job would not work for me. I’m only in my early forties, so getting my professional life back on track is important to me, but as with everything post-cancer, I have a new perspective on life.
Do you have any suggestions? Are there any resources, groups, coaches, etc. for entrepreneurial survivors such as myself?