Do people really know your story? (COM0014 – Blog Post #6)

Do people really know your story?

If you have read some of my posts on my personal blog, you would have read that I am part of the 10% percent of the population that is left handed, or you might have read that I was homeschooled, but more to  the the point you might have read that I have dyslexia. Being dyslexic has its challenges. As a dyslexic   I have trouble with spelling and grammar. Those with dyslexia can have difficulties with spelling, reading, rhyming and discerning left from right to name a few.  A person with dyslexia often cannot recall important details of what has been said or read.

But dyslexia also has its benefits. Dyslexics have a strong ability to see concepts with the “big picture” and in perspective, excel in areas not dependent on reading, and they tend to be more curious, creative, and intuitive than the  average person. They can also be capable of seeing things differently than others.

As I build my business I need to compensate for my weaknesses. I can do this by using tools like the dictionary or spell check or having someone proofread my material. I can make notes when I am talking to a customer so I can remember needed info. I can give myself extra time to get my articles correct. I  also need to take advantage of the strengths of my disability. Being curious, creative and Intuitive are an asset in my career. Also being able to see the whole picture and think outside the box will help me excel in my job.

Some people see dyslexia as a disability.  I have learned to see it as a challenge that can be overcome.  I am going to close with a quote by Albert Einstein that I think is fitting.

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” 

Dyslexia may slow me down but it won’t stop me.