10 Tips For Entrepreneurs Who Get Sick

There are times where you get sick and you can brush it off. Then there are times where you get really sick.

Eric S Burdon
9 min readJan 20, 2020

Last Thursday was the first time I ever took a “sick day” as an entrepreneur. It sounds weird to say that. After all, for an entrepreneur, when you get sick, you’re supposed to pull through it.

Learn to work with your illness and keep hustling.

But I couldn’t. I was sick. Real sick.

I’m not talking about cold or flu symptoms. I’m talking about “what in the world did I catch” symptoms.

Persistent and painful migraine. Sore throat. Pseudo-nausea. Dizziness. Feeling feeble. Lack of appetite despite feeling hungry.

I’m not going to be diagnosing myself because chances are the internet would tell me it’s some kind of cancer. Which it isn’t. I know this because after “sleeping” for about a day and a half, I felt much better.

While I could be theory crafting as to why this happened to me, that’s not the point I brought this up. I brought this up because despite entrepreneurs being portrayed as these revolutionary people sometimes, they can get sick too. And they can get really sick as I have.



Eric S Burdon

Entrepreneur, positive-minded. I used to say a lot, but now I do a lot.