Perhaps it’s because you know that your style of intelligence doesn’t seem to fit in with the majority of society’s beliefs about what intelligence is?
I discovered I was ‘dyslexic’ when I was 33.
… Little did I know what the impact of my own self-beliefs were having on me, both long before and long after this discovery.
Here’s my story
(in both watchable and readable versions):
“I’m in my parents’ living room.
The letter has arrived.
I’m 16 years old.
There’s excitement, anticipation, and concern about what the future may hold.
These are my GCSE results.
… and I open the letter.
I was pleased that I’d done really well in all the self-paced coursework exams.
And yet there was a marked difference with all the time-restricted, sit-down exam results.
I had especially failed my 1st language, English language.
I felt like a failure, failed by a system that perceived one type of intelligence as the only way to be intelligent.
I felt not good enough, not smart enough, and essentially misunderstood.
These were the underlying teachings that school brought about for me.
Years passed, with me UNKNOWINGLY carrying those test results inside of me.
There was a lot of frustration and resentment, subtly shaping the beliefs about myself and the way society worked.
I would say to myself, I’m not a ‘communicator’ and I’m not a ‘business’ person.
I believed I was more of an artistic person!
I began excusing myself in avoiding to speak up.
This paradoxically reinforced the feelings of being unable to express my ideas properly, which then developed into social anxieties,
further manifesting as time-management issues, finance issues, and not following through with some of the most important things in life.
Depression and paranoia grew to the point of emotional exhaustion and debilitation, and I almost became mentally ill.
It was extremely fortunate that I discovered the power of natural healing methods, and I was able to recover,
which pointed me into a new direction and vocation in life, providing massage therapy.
Over the years, friends had suggested that I might be dyslexic
and some even said that I must be!
Yet, I wasn’t sure about how knowing this, having a diagnosis, would actually help me because I already ‘knew myself’.
Eventually, whilst studying my Masters degree in Osteopathy,
I got tested and diagnosed with ‘dyslexia’.
The relief and reassurance of knowing how my brain was functioning was wonderful,
and my confidence started to grow because I was able to relax, knowing I could just ‘be me’ in social situations,
I could at least be happy with actively choosing to be silent in group conversations.
I started to really discover my own unique learning ability
and I started to work with my own natural processing speed, rather than fighting against it.
I got support, I was mentored, and I learned to speed-read,
and I ESSENTIALLY LEARNED how to learn,
13 years went by, I continued to study, train, and practise ways to promote physical and emotional health,
and saw what was possible to change in my own brain.
I had coaching in performance, self-awareness, speaking, mental fitness, business communication, and leadership.
Now, after 25 years, spending all that time and money in personal development,
from the most confusing and distraught time in my life,
to knowing how to thrive with self-assurance,
I now know how to shift those unhelpful stories of anxiety and depression in each moment and maintain my mental fitness,
not just accepting what I thought was ‘dysfunctional’ in my brain and about society,
but also challenging those nieve beliefs and actually CONVERTING them and activating a better reality!
I don’t want anyone to have to go through what I went through, especially for so long.
Not expressing what they want, when they want to, and losing all those opportunities to create the results they truly desire,
affecting relationships, health, work, finances, productivity, creative flow, and ultimately, happiness.
So, I help Neurodivergent and Neurodiverse people feel good, valued, and celebrate their own unique learning ability,
So that they can interact with the world, the way they want to, and feel empowered, heard, and understood!
This is where real magic and true results can be created!
Like many of you, whether you’re aware or not of these limiting beliefs that go on underneath and inside of us,
These struggles are real.
Playing out in unique behaviours, choices, and actions,
keeping us stuck and restricting the ways we can move forward.
I believe whether you’re a learner, or a teacher, or a team player, or a leader, or employee, or a manager,
we can find what works for us and celebrate the gifts and talents of those around us.
We all learn and respond to things uniquely.
We all remember and work things out differently.
We can understand how to lead ourselves and others compassionately and in adaptable ways.
People often ask me, ‘Can you help ME with MY doubts, scatteredness, stress, communication, and bad habits?’
… and the answer is yes!
The next step is to book your Pull-up Your Power and Find Your Place in The World strategy session.
(booking link below! 👇🏼)
What it is, is a free 45-minute call, where we get to know your situation properly and see what’s possible for you.
What it does, is to identify your current challenges and struggles and clarify the steps you need to take yourself forward.
What it means, is that you don’t have to continue to worry and struggle on your own,
and you will see a clear picture of the true value you can bring to the world.
I’ve spent 25 years discovering and deep-diving into my own Neurodiversity, managing my physical and mental well-being,
so you don’t have to waste any more time being anxious, procrastinating, and hiding your emotions.
You can learn all this from me in an incredibly shorter space of time instead!
Picture a day, when you no longer feel anxious about speaking up and expressing yourself.
Picture a day, when your best friend says ‘your confidence is shining, and it’s so great to see!’
And picture a day, when you’re sitting on a beach, feeling full of peace and joy,
because you no longer have a reason to regret your choices and actions.
We’re just a call away from you having a plan that drives you towards that day.
Whether you’re a young adult, Neurodivergent that’s freshly diagnosed,
or whether you’re late-diagnosed, feeling stuck and wondering what to do next,
or whether suspecting you are Neurodiverse, or just feeling different from those around you, fighting to fit in
around the ‘normal’ ways of doing things,
I can help you to feel safe, supported, and celebrate your uniqueness,
for you to feel ready to speak your truth and express yourself the way you dream of.
I’ll leave you with this.
I told you before, that I was afraid to speak up and communicate my ideas properly
and that I healed from mental exhaustion and illness
and that the diagnosis of dyslexia gave me some relief I was sorely craving.
that I could simply relax and just ‘be me’ and actively choose not to get frustrated in any social situation.
At that point, it felt like the sky was the limit!
Now, today, I feel there ARE no limits, in creating and building the life of my dreams.
I went from feeling the fear of rejection and the fear of using my voice to creating a 21-day summit,
enrolling and interviewing expert speakers, guiding ALL of those conversations, and becoming THE expert in facilitating the clear communication that was necessary.
So, I believe that when you combine the power of self-expression, with the power of unrestricted, Neurodiverse thinking,
and accessing the power of the unique learning ability within you,
there are no limits.
There are no limits to what you can do,
There are no limits to who you can be.
There are no limits to what you can achieve
There, are, no, limits.”
Here’s the booking link!
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