“How can you read at a time like this?!”

It might not come as a great surprise to you that I love getting carried away with a good book.

Especially those books that sweep you away to a land so rich and immersive that you completely lose track of time and reality.

In fact, the only flight I’ve ever missed in my life was because of just such a book. It was frickin’ good that I missed my flight by two hours…


I was so engrossed in the story that I missed the entire boarding process (and probably a few frustrated PA announcements calling my name) while it all unfolded right in front of me.

Even worse? I can’t even remember what the book was now.

Fortunately, I DID make my flight this past Saturday when I flew from my home-base in Lisbon to meet up with my podcast partner Rachel Mazza in Florida…

Only to have a Category 4 Hurricane (one of the biggest storms on record in, oh, 40 years) start boiling right off the coast.

Ever been to a Florida Walmart during hurricane season? Boy howdy. That is a new one for me.

Anyway. I flew in to help Rachel deal with the plethora of logistics, people, and general brain-mush that’s descended on her in full force since her mother died a few weeks ago.

If you’ve ever dealt with something like this, you know that life can go from rosy to a dumpster fire in a matter of moments. And when you work for yourself, the line between your personal life and business vanishes.

When a crisis hits, “business as usual” isn’t just a challenge… it can seem downright impossible. There’s no paid bereavement leave when you’re in charge, and that’s terrifying when you’ve worked so hard to build your own business.

Click here to learn all about how you can navigate such a crazy situation.

This is something that’s rarely talked about in the modern entrepreneurial world of hustle and grind, but it’s also something that can completely consume your brain and business.

And since Rachel’s recent crisis threw her business for a loop, we felt it was time to discuss this important topic that’s often swept under the rug.

Because it’s in those times of crisis — when the air gets sucked out of your atmosphere –—that it’s most important to have a business which allows you to work from where you want, when you want, and even just take time to BREATHE.

So join us as we chat about:

– How personal crisis has stopped us from working on our businesses
– How to ask for help when you need support in your business during a crisis
– The “rolodex method” for building a long-term support network around your business
– The glaring effects of hardship and loss on your brain and creativity
– How to talk to your clients about extending deadlines in times of crisis
– The critical support network you need to start building in your business right now
– What to do when you have “mush brain” and can’t think clearly
– How long is “too long” to get back into the swing of things
… and so much more.

Click here to listen to this episode about working mid-meltdown

Wish me luck out-flying the hurricane tomorrow. I will not be reading at the gate 😬