My name is ‘Renata M Barnes’. I am an Entrepreneur first and foremost, I am also the founder and editor of “Disabled Entreprneur UK”. My skills include journalism, web design, internet marketing and photography.
I suffer with:
Cerebellar Atrophy, OCD, PTSD, Clinical Depression, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dysphagia, Epidural Analgesia & Social Disconnection Disorder.
Cerebellar Atropy & OCD are related to Multiple Sclerosis which my daughter has been diagnosed with. My symptoms are cognitive impairment, I muddle my words up and forget things, I also loose my balance quite often or loose grip of things in my hands. My disabilities are complex but I manage my life around my disabilities and not the other way round.
So if you see spelling errors in my posts and in my emails, its not me its my Cerebellar Atrophy.
My illnesses do not define me. I have adapted my life around my disabilities. My life is not normal by any means and I always strive to improve my lifestyle by working hard and staying focused and adapting. None of my illnesses will stop me following my dream.
My passion is writing, designing and photography. I have always been creative and have a good imagination.
I am an optimist rather than a pessimist, I believe every thing happens for a reason and if you want something badly enough providing you are determined enough, you will reach your goals, as long as you stay focused, learn and adapt.
I believe that having a large network of followers and connections, aswell as promoting yourself and your personal brand you will reach a wider audience as long as you have good content and people that can relate to you and what you are doing.
I believe that empowering other people not only am I helping myself, I am also helping others improve their lives.
For me helping other people is therapy.
By writing down my thoughts I release my anxieties and look how I can overcome the problems I have got. Everyone has problems regardless if they live in a luxury mansion in Beverly Hills or in a Council House in East London, everyone has to pay bills and everyone has worries.
Learning by ones mistakes and making sure never to repeat them is important if you want to succeed. By setting goals and rewarding yourself when you reach them gives you the motivation to carry on. If you have disabilities do not let them stop you. There are solutions to every problem and you can adapt your disabilities around your work and your home, you just need to find out how.
Things people worrry about:
Money and the future
Findng solutions to problems means doing research and finding a professional counsellor or clinical psychologist. Find information on the internet, join groups and forums where like minded people are also experiencing similar issues. There is always someone that help you if you know where to look.
Always take small steps and always learn something new, it may be new trade or medical updates about your disabilities, knowledge is wealth.
Remember there is always someone you can talk to and reach out if you have something on your mind.
You are never alone and there are people just waiting to give you support all you need to do is ask.
Life is for living and not holding grudges, enjoy your life and the people closest to you. If obstactles are put in your way you need to learn how to overcome them.
“If life deals you lemons, make lemonade”.
Life is full of challenges, life would be mundane if you did not have problems to solve and obstacles to overcome.
We are here to solve problems and empower other people. What we learn we should pay forward.
You have the power to create your own destiny.
Future goals will be to publish a periodical and this something I am striving a achieve. “All good things come to those that wait”.
I hope you enjoy this magazine as much as I will writing articles for it.
If you are struggling to find the help, just drop me a line and I try and find the information you need to start making changes.
Life is what you make it.