Chronic Illness: Can You Still Be A VA?


As you know I’m at the Warrior Event right now in Raleigh NC. I’m learning tons and meeting interesting people. I also went out to a club as you know. Well, dancing in high heels against my physical therapist advice has not gone over well for me. Since I’m not a fast learner tonight at a JV ZOO sponsored party I did the electric slide (very poorly). Then the spasms started. So, I finally came up to my room where my husband is soundly sleeping and I can barely move.

I did some stretches and took a muscle relaxer. No real change. I took a hot shower; put some Aspercream on my back, no change. I sure hope I can walk tomorrow. I hate having back issues, and fibromyalgia. My brain still feels young and ready to party. Because let me assure you, even with social anxiety I could always party.

Watching everyone have fun is great too. This is such a great group of people and I’m so happy I came. Tomorrow is the last day, and I really want to see David Perdew speak in the morning. I got a wake-up call even though it’s an hour later for me here than my home state of Alabama.  That way I can do some stretching and hope that it helps and I can make it through the day.

If you have a chronic illness, as long as it doesn’t keep you from being able to work on your computer, there is absolutely no reason you can’t have a thriving business online. I’ve been doing this for more than 20 years now and each year I increase my income. But, you want to know something crazy? Not only do I increase my income each year, I work fewer hours each year. I don’t want to work my life away. I like being able to spend time with my friends and family. I also like having time for physical therapy, morning walks, and sometimes just sitting and petting one of my cats.

Today, Alice Seba said that what she was after wasn’t just money, but freedom.  Money does buy freedom. What would you do with an extra $3000 to $5000 a month working just 20 to 30 hours a week? That really is doable. At the 5000 a month mark, you would need to essentially earn 59 dollars an hour, or sell 20 products a week worth 59 dollars an hour. Is that something that can be done? You bet. Is it always easy? No way. There have been days I was in so much pain and so foggy that I had to just sleep.

But, I arrange my business to work around my life. I work to live, I don’t live to work. What’s it going to take for you to get started? Do you need someone to teach you how to work virtually doing whatever it is that you know how to do? Are you confused about how it all works? While it’s not rocket science, it can be overwhelming and confusing. But, I’m here to help lead you through everything, and so are a lot of awesome people too. People like those I’ve met at the Warrior Event 2016.

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