Note: Because cerebral palsy affects Glenda’s muscle coordination and speech, we used technology to help us have this conversation.
Highlights of This Episode:
- What Glenda’s working on now
- Which professional speakers Glenda looks up to
- How Glenda wants people to perceive her and what she wishes people would ask her about
- How technology helps Glenda type faster and proofread
- Which three technologies have improved Glenda’s quality of life the most
- Why people are so scared to push the boundaries of their capabilities
“Go beyond your fear of something you want to do, and do it. See how your life changes”
–Glenda Watson Hyatt (Click to share – thanks!)
About Glenda Watson Hyatt:
Glenda Watson Hyatt is a blogger, a motivational speaker, and the author of the book I’ll Do it Myself. Her dedication to inspiring others to push past their fears is seen in the perseverance she demonstrated while writing her book. Glenda types with only her left thumb. One might imagine that ii takes quite a while to write a book that way, but her motivation to share her story in hopes that it will help others live their lives propelled her to completion.
Because of a lack of oxygen at birth, Glenda has cerebral palsy, mostly affecting her muscle coordination, balance, and speech. However, being labeled as functionally nonverbal and using a wheelchair for mobility hasn’t prevented Glenda from living her life to the fullest.
She is married to a wonderful man, Darrell, who also has cerebral palsy, making life that much more interesting. Together they struggle to find employers and business clients who look beyond their disabilities to see their skills, talents, and God-given gifts. Their ambitions are as normal as any couple’s: pay off the mortgage, travel, and save for retirement.
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- I’ll Do it Myself by Glenda Watson Hyatt
- Becky McCray
- Roger Courville
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