As I was waiting for my energy levels to rise again (stupid cold), I decided to catch up on videos from my youtube subscriptions. The Dyslexic Advantage posted a great talk by dyslexic entrepreneurs.
The speakers all shared various aspects of their individual experiences, their strengths, their weaknesses and advice they have for up and coming dyslexics who’d like to start their own businesses.
One of the biggest take aways I got was to stop saying “I want to be” and start working on becoming whatever it is you want to be.
On a personal level, that’s what I’m doing now. It’s scary at times, challenging, and I still have those days where I feel as if I’ll never amount to anything. That’s all natural.
When I hit those low points, I look back at where I came from. I look at how miserable past jobs made me and how horrible it felt to be completely directionless. Worst of all, I look back and see a woman who wouldn’t bring up her dyslexia for fear of unfair treatment.
That helps bring my motivation back to the forefront. I took that first step towards the life I want, but I can’t stop there. It’s an ongoing journey, and its one I need to stick with. It’s also one on which I must work with those who come along with me.
It’s an empowering mode of thought. It’s can be a little tough to hold onto at times, but once it takes hold, it does a great job of keeping me going.
Here’s hoping I can lead by example.
If you have 50 minutes to spare, take a look at the video that prompted this entry.