How do you continue growing a thriving business when you’re interrupted by an illness or crisis in your life? Join us as Career/Business Coach Franklin Taggart shares strategies that helped him build his business during some of his greatest life challenges. His story will inspire and equip you to face the disruptions of life with hope and resilience!
[1:03] Introduction to Franklin Taggart and the topic of building a thriving business while surviving the disruptions of life - Franklin tells his story and how it led him to what he’s doing today.
[11:00] How a defining moment can change the trajectory of your life - Craig shares how he and his wife, Kelly, continued to pursue their goals in the midst of health challenges.
Lessons Franklin learned as he was battling the difficult disruption in his life
[13:59] #1 Don’t let your insurance lapse - the importance of maintaining this support no matter how hard business gets for you.
[14:18] #2 Don’t wait until something is critical before you take action - the importance of paying attention to symptoms and seeking care.
[14:54] #3 Have contingency plans - examples of things to put in place to prepare for certain situations.
How adversity can be a great teacher and make us better entrepreneurs
[19:57] #1 Don’t get lost in the deep emotions of adversity - how to acknowledge their importance while focusing on emerging opportunities.
[21:14] #2 Prevention is better than a cure - how it’s important to take care of yourself.
[22:31] #3 No matter how difficult it gets, it’s not going to last forever - how it’s important not to create catastrophes in your head.
[23:22] How adversity increases your capacity to deal with future problems and sometimes creates opportunity - Craig shares an emotional and powerful story from a FreeU student.
[27:23] Ways freelancers can get prepared for disruptions in their life and their business - the importance of staying connected and being engaged in a community.
[31:05] How to learn more about Franklin
[32:52] How to learn more about the Freelance University community and its next intake
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