As a child, I have never been an A or B student.
I had a learning disorder that affected my ability to read, write, spell, and even speak. I was mixing up letters while writing and mispronouncing words.
It took me a long time to do simple tasks. While reading, I often re-read sentences several times to fully understand the meaning.
It was so challenging to associate letters with the specific sounds that would lead me to poor spelling.
I had problems expressing my thoughts or even expressing it to others.
Even the simplest of emails or documents, I would have to count on others to help.
I was avoiding any activities that involved reading because I was afraid of shame or embarrassment.
I was one of the children that were bullied and laughed at in school. I did not feel welcome.
I remembered crying alone in my room not saying a word to anyone. I kept this a secret.
As an adult, I finally found out I had dyslexia.
When your perceptions change,
Your perception becomes your beliefs
Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.
It took energy, discipline, and perseverance in those times to accomplish my goals.
As a musician, I developed a visual way to remember what people would share with me. I would connect the lyrics of a song and use it in my conversations. I even learned sign language because it was easier for me to communicate.
I found out that 10% of the American population has been diagnosed with dyslexia.
Was this disorder a catalyst for my success?
After having my certification as a therapist and as a professional coach, one sunny day while riding my bike with a friend, I had a crazy idea about writing a book on responsibility. We laughed and deep down I say to myself "can I really do that?"
The same evening I started writing...
While still working as HR Director for a Fortune 500 company, I sent my manuscript to different publishing houses.
One day in April, I got the phone call...
And then everything changed. I signed with one renowned publishing house in Canada.
Wow! Happy and scared, and at the same time of being judged.
I sold more copies than I could have ever imagined.
My new journey now began. I left the corporate world and started my own business as an executive coach and neuro trainer.
Do not let dyslexia or anything else stop you from what you want to do.
Perseverance, discipline, courage, and faith are key.
You cannot have what you are not willing to become!
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it's still challenging, I still struggle but I can laugh about it now.
I learned to overcome and sidestep my hidden and frustrating barriers, permitting myself to accomplish my dreams and goals.