Anyone who owns or manages a small business expects steep challenges to come with the territory. Humans are imperfect, so there are endless potential disruptions housed in almost every aspect of an organization, regardless of whether you are a solo practitioner or leading the charge along with a group of employees.
I have been forced to adopt an unwelcome familiarity with cancer.
As I write this, I am thinking of friends and family members who have battled or are currently in treatment for a seemingly impossible list of cancers: breast, ovarian, uterine, lung, bone, throat, blood, lymph system, liver, prostate, thyroid, skin and brain, to name just a few. To make matters worse, two of my close friends recently introduced me to the sarcoma family of cancers, adding one more ugly profile to this enemy invader. Not to mention the metastatic diseases that can result from these cancers of origin.