Last week my husband and I were rear ended causing our pickup truck to roll over 2 1/2 times. Fortunately, neither of us had any serious injuries, much to the surprise of the emergency workers who had to cut us out of the truck. No broken bones, no stitches. Emotions, muscles and bruises though, I have found can be just as painful as a physical injury. And I was not prepared for the impact this would have on my business as well.
Spending the week dealing with pain, insurance companies, and all the other things that had to be done, left me with no energy to work. When you are self-employed, it is amazing how quickly things can snowball on you. Just the process of getting a rental car secured took most of the day. I’m not saying this to complain, because frankly we should both still be in the hospital – we didn’t even spend one day full day there.
We were lucky, not only were we not seriously injured, but we have amazing friends and family who jumped in to take care of us. If it wasn’t for these people I would not have been able to get any work done at all. I also knew that if needed it, I have several other CPA’s and accountants that I know that could and would help me and my clients get back on track.
The first client I ever had, asked me every time I left her office: “If you were to be hit by a bus on the way home, could someone easily figure out where you were and take over?” Well, I was not hit by a bus, but it makes me feel good knowing that my clients would have still been taken well care of.