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Perseverance Through Uncertainty: My Journey as an Entrepreneur with Meniere's Disease



By Daniel McGivern, CEO and Co-founder of RunMyBusiness.ie and Run My Recruitment


Hello, I'm Daniel McGivern, the CEO and Co-founder of RunMyBusiness.ie and Run My Recruitment. In this article, I explore the struggles of being a Meniere's Disease suffer, the effects on my mental health and how it has made me more determined than ever.


My career has been a thrilling journey from ambitious beginnings to the establishment of two successful companies. The inception of RunMyBusiness.ie and Run My Recruitment marked the culmination of years of dedication and hard work. Our mission was clear: to revolutionise the recruitment and business management landscape with innovative solutions. These ventures not only embody my professional aspirations but also stand as testaments to the power of vision and perseverance.



After years of unexpexted dizzy spells and tinnitus I was diagnosed with Meniere's disease. The frequent bouts of vertigo, the persistent ringing in the ears, and the hearing fluctuations turned everyday tasks into formidable challenges. This condition didn't just affect me physically; it has had profound implications on my mental health and sleep, adding layers of complexity to my day-to-day life.


Meniere's disease is a chronic illness that effects the inner ear and result in Vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus. Its cause is undetermined and there is no known cure.



Meniere's disease introduced unique hurdles in my professional journey. There were times when sudden vertigo attacks disrupted crucial meetings or when tinnitus made concentration nearly impossible. I learned to adapt through effective time management, delegating tasks, and creating a supportive work environment. These adjustments were not concessions to my condition but rather strategic responses to maintain momentum.


The role of my family and friends in this journey has been immeasurable. Their understanding, patience, and unwavering support have been my stronghold. Whether it was offering a listening ear during challenging times or helping me keep things in perspective, their contribution has been a cornerstone of my resilience.



Managing mental health has been a crucial aspect of living with Meniere's. Some days are tougher than others but I've adopted practices to help mitigate stress and improve sleep quality. I've learned that acknowledging and addressing mental health is as vital as managing any physical ailment, especially when dealing with chronic conditions.


My experience with Meniere's disease has reshaped my outlook on life and work. It taught me that challenges, no matter how daunting, can be opportunities for growth and self-discovery. To those facing similar battles, remember that your strength lies in your ability to adapt and persevere. Your challenges do not define you; your response to them does.


This journey has been an amalgamation of highs and lows, successes and setbacks, but most importantly, it has been a journey of learning and growth. I look forward to the future with optimism, both for my personal life and for the continued success of our businesses. I hope my story serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for anyone navigating the unpredictable tides of health and career.

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