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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.

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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