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Sick Biz Buzz, the sickest podcast for chronically ill and disabled entrepreneurs is the only podcast of its kind. Representing Sick Biz, Inc., the global organization dedicated to providing support, resources, hacks, and hope to entrepreneurs affected by chronic illness, pain, disability, and sickness, Sick Biz Buzz's host, Hilary Jastram interviews people who can help these self-starters. Guests include people working in the midst of illness and disability, the most elite of the elite entrepreneurs offering insights, adaptations, and prescriptive advice to help business owners improve their professional lives. SickBiz.com features multiple bloggers writing about mindset, motivation, business and inspiration and is tied directly into the mission of Sick Biz Buzz, to elevate the lives of hard-working entrepreneurs committed to running an enduring business, through a community of collaboration.

Sick Biz Buzz Hilary Jastram

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Sick Biz Buzz, the sickest podcast for chronically ill and disabled entrepreneurs is the only podcast of its kind. Representing Sick Biz, Inc., the global organization dedicated to providing support, resources, hacks, and hope to entrepreneurs affected by chronic illness, pain, disability, and sickness, Sick Biz Buzz's host, Hilary Jastram interviews people who can help these self-starters. Guests include people working in the midst of illness and disability, the most elite of the elite entrepreneurs offering insights, adaptations, and prescriptive advice to help business owners improve their professional lives. SickBiz.com features multiple bloggers writing about mindset, motivation, business and inspiration and is tied directly into the mission of Sick Biz Buzz, to elevate the lives of hard-working entrepreneurs committed to running an enduring business, through a community of collaboration.

    Matt Brennan Juggles Kids, Home Schooling And Business | SBB 131

    Matt Brennan Juggles Kids, Home Schooling And Business | SBB 131

    Matt Brennan is a Chicago-area copywriter, journalist and blogger, marketer, and contributor to HuffPost Parents, the Chicago Sun-Times, and numerous other websites and publications. He is also the author of Write Right – Sell Now and his most recent book, The Virus and Us: A Letter from Father to Son in the Midst of the Pandemic.

    (For full show notes on this episode visit https://sickbiz.com/131)

    We chatted about how a ton of parents are juggling the seismic shift of moving from FT on-campus school to either homeschooling entirely or partial in-class schooling and online learning. As an entrepreneur, Matt has run his business for years while dealing with rheumatoid arthritis--so he is s Sick Bizzer as well. As he juggles having a kiddo at home, he has changed his agenda, priorities, and how he manages his day-to-day business. The other really cool thing about Matt is that he is donating half of his royalties on his book, The Virus and Us  to the Northwestern

    Medicine Covid-19 Relief Fund a Chicago-area health system.

    Takeaways:


    These crazy times are indeed bringing us closer together, no matter what that means to different people in different situations.

    Never turn down an opportunity to have a Nerf gun fight right before lunch--you may not get it again!

    Adjusting your schedule is necessary right now. You can find pockets of time in your day to accomplish what you want to even if that means getting up earlier or going to bed later. Being flexible just might save you and your business!


    Matt Brennan has taken this time to examine his life and give back to his family and himself. He has done what many of us find comfort in, finding the gift in this new, weird, ever-changing reality.

    To get in touch with Matt please reach out to him at matthewbrennan.com.

    Check out Matt’s latest book here.

    Catch the sickest podcast around and learn how to turn your pain into purpose and profit every week on Sick Biz Buzz. Tune in wherever podcasts are available.

    To purchase your copy of Hilary’s book Sick Success click here.

    • 36 min
    Brian Will Overcomes The Odds | SBB 130

    Brian Will Overcomes The Odds | SBB 130

    Brian Will will astound you with his tenacity, fierce intelligence, innovation, and fortitude. He has been run through the wringer his whole life but he never let it get him down. Now, he has written a book detailing his come up, what he’s overcome as well as what he’s accomplished...and these are no small feats. As soon as his second book was done, he returned right back to the laptop to finish his second book! This is a man who doesn’t stop! Brian has created or co-created six booming businesses worth hundreds of millions of dollars in four industries. 

    His first book, I Give the Dumb Kids Hope—Starting Life at Zero, is immediately gripping and takes you down the path of his tragic past all the way to his triumphant present. It is available on Amazon. His second book, How to Succeed in Business with No Money...No Education...and No Clue—The new Millionaire Next Door...written by an actual serial entrepreneur will be available this fall.

    For full show notes on this episode, go to https://sickbiz.com/130.

    Catch the sickest podcast around and learn how to turn your pain into purpose and profit every week on Sick Biz Buzz. Tune in wherever podcasts are available.

    To purchase your copy of Hilary’s book Sick Success click here.

    • 44 min
    The Secrets of Trauma Part 2 | SBB 129

    The Secrets of Trauma Part 2 | SBB 129

    Today’s podcast episode is part two of the little-known secrets of healing trauma. And we’re talking about addressing it in such a way that you can live with it without it taking over your life and allowing self-sabotage or full-on destruction. You can be a survivor while you also go on to live a very successful life on your terms. And that’s the key. Trauma can feel as though we participate in it involuntarily and that we don’t have a choice but to feel pain. And while the pain will be there and can’t ever go away, the intensity of that pain is in our control.

    For full show notes on this episode go to https://sickbizz.com/129

    Catch the sickest podcast around and learn how to turn your pain into purpose and profit every week on Sick Biz Buzz. Tune in wherever podcasts are available.

    To purchase your copy of Hilary’s book Sick Success click here.

    • 48 min
    Hilary Goes Solo On The Secrets of Trauma | SBB 128

    Hilary Goes Solo On The Secrets of Trauma | SBB 128

    Hilary hits the airwaves to discuss a few secrets about trauma. Trauma is her jam. She knows a thing or two about how to climb out of the trenches when every crab in there wants to pull you back down to live the phrase “misery loves company.” You can refuse to go there anymore, or be pigeonholed by any label. You can be who you want to be as well by simply proclaiming that in your mind.

    For full show notes on this episode visit https://sizbiz.com/128

    Catch the sickest podcast around and learn how to turn your pain into purpose and profit every week on Sick Biz Buzz. Tune in wherever podcasts are available.

    To purchase your copy of Hilary’s book Sick Success click here.

    • 31 min
    Jason Herterich And The Discomfort Zone | SBB 127

    Jason Herterich And The Discomfort Zone | SBB 127

    When Jason Herterich got sick, he knew that he had to do more with his condition than just suffer through it and barely survive. An engineering graduate, he is now the founder of the podcast  the Discomfort Zone, featuring immersive stories on chronic illness and disability. The Discomfort Zone uncovers our collective humanity through stories of vulnerability, wellness and resilience. Naturally, Jason is also a chronic illness and disability advocate learning how to live with the beasts, fibromyalgia ME/CFS, POTS, and IBS. Thankfully, after quite a few years of sickness and exhaustion, Jason saw the light that told him his life would be different, but good.

    Takeaways:

    1. How to get out of bed when you have been bedridden for a long time.


    2.  Why other people need to hear your story.


    3. How to start and keep an exercise regimen when you have chronic fatigue syndrome.




    Jason took a very dark time and turned on the light so he could see where he was going and what he wanted to focus on, even in the midst of terrible pain and discouragement. And now he has found a deeper meaning because he chose to center on the outside, where people needed him, versus the inside, where all the pain is. It’s not to say that Jason isn’t confronted with pain and that he doesn’t have to manage it. But he knows he is more than his conditions. In fact he is so much more, who he is spills out of himself and onto the rest of the world. Make sure to follow his podcast the Discomfort Zone to hear stories that will move you as you get to know the magic that is Jason :)

    Bio: Jason is the host/producer of Discomfort Zone podcast. He lives with fibromyalgia, POTS, IBS and ME/CFS. He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He is the youngest of three kids and the proud uncle of his nephew and niece. He currently lives at home with his mom and dad. On occasion, he helps with the dishes and does his own laundry. 

    Catch the sickest podcast around and learn how to turn your pain into purpose and profit every week on Sick Biz Buzz. Tune in wherever podcasts are available.

    To purchase your copy of Hilary’s book Sick Success click here.

    • 48 min
    Mia Voss Is The Accidental Entrepreneur And Expert Pivoter | SBB 126

    Mia Voss Is The Accidental Entrepreneur And Expert Pivoter | SBB 126

    Mia Voss aka “The Accidental Entrepreneur” is a human ray of sunshine who has a unique handle on life. Her company, Mia on the Go represents women over 40 going on kickass travel adventures. (Spoiler alert: you’ll learn how to adapt your travel and what kind of travel works in the apocalypse). Mia is a travel blogger, life lover, brand ambassador, spokesperson, social storyteller, burgeoning podcaster of Shit We Don’t Talk About, and she speaks with a focus on female buying power. She has also kicked anxiety to the curb and is a veteran of walking into her triggers.

    For complete show notes on this episode visit https://sickbiz.com/126

    Takeaways:


    Why you need to pivot in a pandemic--and where you should put your efforts. What is your business ripe for doing right now?

    What the hell and ambivert is. Q: Are you one?

    How to confront your anxiety and do the opposite of what your fear wants you to do.


    Mia Voss is proof that you are the architect of your life. That you hold the blueprints and can reinvent yourself as many times as you desire. There is a niche out there for you. Your people are out there. The ones who want to hear your story and will even look up to you are waiting for you. We all have the responsibility to follow our passions. Mis doing just that. Check her out on Facebook at “Mia Voss on the Go.”

    Bio: Mia Voss is a super opinionated lifestyle blogger and activist, brand ambassador, speaker, and entrepreneur. Her main superpowers? Storytelling & people connecting. And drinking wine.

    Catch the sickest podcast around and learn how to turn your pain into purpose and profit every week on Sick Biz Buzz. Tune in wherever podcasts are available.

    To purchase your copy of Hilary’s book Sick Success click here.

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Your broadcasting school shows right through your delivery.

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The host tells it like it is and has a very well paced approach with lots of valuable information. I would highly recommend.

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