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Coping With Sickness When a Deadline Looms

All the Nyquil in the world won't get that project done when you're chained to your bed with an illness.

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This story appears in the February 2001 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

Achoo! Sniffle, cough, wheeze. Those sickly sounds sum up my most embarrassing entrepreneurial experience yet. A new client had given me an assignment needing a quick turnaround: Spend an afternoon at her day spa, experience the different treatments, and create the text for a brochure and press release. The day before the assignment, I was attacked by a vicious flu bug.

Determined to meet the deadline, I dragged myself from bed at the scheduled time. A few dozen sneezes and a cup of herbal tea later, I managed to interview the women at the spa, I turned in my assignment on time-and I never heard from them again.

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