There are many things you need to have when you’re a CEO. Ideas, confidence, the ability to work with others, and also alone, but one underrated strength is having tremendous amounts of energy. There’s so much that needs to be taken care of, and in order to meet all your obligations, you need to have the power to work for hours on ends as a matter of routine. Energy is fickle, however, and it can all come undone if you suffer an injury. Then, your priority isn’t on growing your business, but on yourself – something that will come as unnatural to many a buoyant CEO. Below, we take a look at several tips for ensuring an injury doesn’t derail your success, and also doesn’t derail your state of mind.



Get Rest…Seriously

You might have a low opinion of sitting around, doing nothing, but that’s just what you’ll need to do if you’re not going to make your injury any worse than it currently is. When you suffer a severe injury, it’s imperative that you look after yourself, and give yourself sufficient time to recover. You’ll want to carry on as if everything’s normal, but everything isn’t normal, so come to terms with relaxing at home until your doctor gives you the all clear to return to your routine.

Don’t Jeopardize the Finances

An injury might not affect your business finances, providing you’ve kept your personal and company cash separate (by the way, make sure you’re doing this!), but if your personal finances take a hit, then it’ll naturally feed into your company. It’s impossible to focus on your business if you’re worried about your own bank account! So make sure you have your money in order when you suffer an injury. If the injury wasn’t your fault, you could get help from If there’s no-one to blame but yourself, then make sure you’re staying on top of your finances, including reducing your expenses if you have costly medical bills to take care of.

Communication with Staff

If you’ve set your business up properly, then your success won’t rest entirely on your shoulders. You’ll be sharing the responsibility with your staff. In your absence, they’ll step up to fill the void that you’ve temporarily left behind. But they’ll still need guidance, so make sure you’re keeping in touch with them regularly, if only to answer any questions they might have.

Working From Home

While you’ll want to take some time to settle into home life, it’s possible that you’ll be able to take care of some-related tasks even if you’re lying in bed. All you need is a laptop, internet, and cloud storage. Don’t exert yourself, but light duties shouldn’t pose too much of a problem.

Easing Back In

Eventually, you’ll be able to return to work. But it’s advisable that you avoid jumping back into your 100 mph role. Instead, ease yourself back in. Begin with a few hours, then a few days, and later a full week.