How CNBC’s Epperson got back to work after a brain aneurysm
Caroline V. Clarke of Black Enterprise magazine interviewed CNBC personal finance reporter Sharon Epperson about how she came back to work after suffering a brain aneurysm.
Here is an excerpt:
How intimidating has the transition back to work been?
While I knew that I could work at the level I was working at before I left, I wasn’t’ sure I could sustain it with the intensity I did before. I’m excited to be back, but I’m very aware that I’m still recovering. What has been remarkable is how understanding everyone has been at every level. No one is trying to push me, it’s me pushing myself.
Yesterday, I recorded the first episodes of my series, Retire Well, and it was like I’d never left. I’m passionate about the material, I was prepared, and knew what I wanted to say. People are anxious about retirement. It’s scary wondering if they can effectively manage their money so that they’ll have enough long term. I want them to know they can do this, they got this! It’s not just the information that’s important, I want to make them feel really confident.
When I was done, my whole team gave me back exactly what I was trying to put out. They said, “You got this. You’re good!” It was very reassuring. That was a good day.
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