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Best laid plans

The Best Laid Plans

It wasn’t in my plans for the week.But when I tested COVID positive, I had to push everything aside to let my body heal.

Fortunately, it only lasted a week and I wasn’t hospitalized. Just inconvenienced.

But as I was clearing my calendar and rescheduling activities, I learned some important things.

First, it’s OK to rely on other people. I tend to have pride around my self-sufficiency, but that doesn’t always work out for me. When I had to ask others for help, every person was super generous and supportive.

Second, the pressure of deadlines is mostly artificial. If you have to slip something a week, usually it doesn’t make the world fall apart. And even with unslippable deadlines, there can be a plan B which is quite acceptable.

Third, without health, nothing else matters that much. Sure, I was able to “attend” a meeting, but my energy wasn’t there. So I ended up getting lots of sleep, which was exactly what my body needed in order to recover.

Somehow, this was exactly the lesson I needed to learn right now. And yes, I’m fully recovered now.

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About the Author

Carl Dierschow

Carl Dierschow is our Small Fish Business Coach in Colorado in the USA. With over 17 years of experience in professional business coaching, he helps clients around the world to build profitable, powerful, sustainable companies. You may want to check out his targeted blogs at and

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