I stood slumped over the bathroom sink in my office, in shock, staring at the pool of blood I just threw up. In the upcoming weeks, I would undergo emergency surgery to remove tumors from my liver and stomach, and eventually be diagnosed with a stage IV cancer called gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST.
As a 29-year-old business owner, husband, and new father, my world was turned upside down. It has been a difficult journey, but I’ve learned many lessons along the way, which have ultimately made me a better person and an entrepreneur. Here are 7 lessons that I’ve learned running a business while battling cancer.