If you are new to this blog or my newsletter, you will not know that my husband has just recently died from stomach cancer, after a challenging 14 months of learning to live and love with this disease, and a final 6 weeks in hospital.
The reason I am writing about this is that it has affected RichThinkers, not surprisingly. I am currently writing the weekly newsletter, but only seeing one to one clients; not offering any teleclasses or other programmes or workshops.
Philip was an incredible man who met his illness with respect, humility and grace. Plus meeting fear, anxiety and considerable physical pain. I have been amazed at his open-heartedness, and the amount of love we have felt not only between us, but from many, many others. He was writing a blog about his journey (www.philiprogers.co.uk) , and I know this has been, and is, inspirational to many, many people. Including me. If you know anyone who has cancer, or is affected by someone close to them with this illness, please visit it — you will find it inspirational for you too.
This situation has meant that a lot of my articles during the past year have been influenced by my personal journey with this. There is no doubt that you cannot run your own business and not have it be affected at all levels when someone close to you is living with a life-threatening illness. Please read my blog and the articles on it with this in mind, and bear with it that in the face of death, ordinary things in life continue (like writing articles!); the death of anything (even your business) is an opportunity for growth; and in business, as in life, “Love Is the Answer,” as my husband has so eloquently said in a recent blog, when a star was named after him. And thank you for your compassion and understanding everyone who has been sending me supportive messages; they are all gratefully received.