I am sorry if this is not the right place to start this discussion. Please let me know if it is not suitable, and where I may be able to start this discussion…
My life, as for all of yours with MS, has taken a turn that none of us could have been prepared for. I have recently been diagnosed with MS, started my treatment, and recently exited my business (left my job). Personally I see this as a new chapter and want to fight it all the way through and readjust my life accordingly.
Certainly for me, life needs to be reinvented from scratch and we will all deal and cope with MS in different ways but one thing that struck me, whilst I am going through my own process of reinventing myself, is that we probably all understand each other, what we are going through and the challenges we have to deal with in our everyday life, better than most.
Coming from the start up world with an entrepreneurial background, I decided to start this new post, to reach to all of you as I am convinced that we all have tremendous life and work experiences, and wonder if we can start something together with an understanding of each others strengths and weaknesses (physical & mental) but tap into our skills and business experience.
Lets call it the MS start up forum. At this stage its a blank sheet of paper but I am convinced we have quite the talent in this space - lawyers, marketers, entrepreneurs, investors, doctors, sales experts, consultants, historians, shop keepers, scientists, builders, actors, etc… but at the same time we are all facing our own challenges to keep our jobs, stay on top of our projects, work from home, and so on. Why not help each other and maybe even start something together?
I am not sure where to start but maybe the best place to start is to find out who may be interested to join in? Share ideas? Maybe even put a plan together? Maybe someone has already started their own business and wants to grow it? maybe someone has invented something but doesn’t know how to market it? Maybe a lot of us are sitting at home not knowing what to do and how to do it and keen to create something with a group opf people? Maybe someone just wants to chat ideas through? Whatever it might be, I think we should talk!
I was fortunate to have an exciting career to date, and now that I have had to leave my colleagues back, I want to take on my new challenge; from the comfort of my home, with others that understand each other day to day challenges.
Maybe at this stage, I would just be interested to hear from you, if you are up for a new adventure, what your background (skills) are, what you are currently working on (if anything) and get to know each other. Lets take it from there?
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I would love to hear from you. Please reach out and share.