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Truth About Dyslexia

Truth About Dyslexia

By Stephen Martin
Welcome to The Truth About Dyslexia podcast, up to 20% of the population being dyslexic (at some level) - I wanted to share my journey, what I am learning, doing and understanding to see if it can help other adult dyslexics.

This is not the reading and writing stuff but what it actually means. Enjoy.
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Taking Credit As A Dyslexic
Do you sometimes feel hopeless at taking credit? Really accepting that you have done something super well? Is it more likely that you don't really sit with how awesome you are and just run to the next thing? Maybe you have even learned to pretend that you are thankful. If you are like many dyslexics we really struggle to take credit for what we do, to sit in the happiness zone. We feel like we winged it. Move past it on to the next thing at speed and try to not stop long enough to enjoy it. In this episode I show you - you are not along, why it happens and give you a few dyslexic friendly tips to help you out. #dyslexia #dyslexic.
July 28, 2021
Perfectionism & Dyslexia
Ever feel like the perfectionist of the year - like every year? Are you like super hard on yourself when things don't work out? Is the picture of perfection so clear in your mind - when you don't meet it you feel like a failure? Now don't get me wrong perfectionism is not just a dyslexic trait that shows up (a lot!) in adults. But it does show up in specific was and with a specific reason. Hope you enjoy the podcast - to find out more visit
July 26, 2021
Over Thinking & Over Feeling
A really common challenge with Dyslexia is the over thinking & over feeling side of life. It can be misunderstood and is rarely connected to the dyslexic mind. But as you start to see the coronation it will open your eyes. 
July 21, 2021
Reading, Writing & All That Stuff
In this episode we look into dyslexia in adults. We talk about Reading, Writing & all that stuff (spelling, tracking and more).  We dig into trigger words and similar things - the words people truly struggle with and why. I really wanted to touch on this topic but not get lost on reading & writing along as it is a smaller part of dyslexia than people think. 
July 19, 2021
What actually is dyslexia?
Dyslexia - What does it actually mean? You may be thinking is he just going to talk about spelling, reading & writing? We already know that. Many of you will be thinking... maybe he has a few things up his sleeve to let us in on. Well you would be right. In this episode we will talk about: - How all kids operate in a dyslexic way up until the age of 3 or 4 - How the phrase 'A picture says 1000 words' can speak to the dyslexic mind with 1 key change - What key challenges come from Dyslexia that no one told you about - Why adults need to understand what happens at the root of dyslexia not just at the leaf level. This podcast is to help Adults with Dyslexia come to terms with the way Dyslexics think. It is super powerful and I hope you love it. If you do give the podcast a like, share or review on your favourite podcasting channel and feel free to take our little 'Adult Dyslexia Quiz' Here.
July 14, 2021
My Dyslexia Story - Start Here
Adult Dyslexia is one of the biggest hidden challenges I believe in the world today. Many people live with it undiagnosed, comparing themselves to others and asking - 'why don't i measure up?' Using tools to navigate life that were never mean't for them. It's like at school Dyslexic's were gifted a 6-speed manual Ferrari for a brain - but were only ever taught to drive an automation corolla. It's tough. This is the first episode in a new series as a starting point for Dyslexic's just starting to listen to the Truth About Dyslexia - It is my story. Through it you will get a taste of who I am - learn some lessons on what Dyslexia is and just maybe you will listen on to more. This podcast is 1000% FREE and designed to offer real 'aha' moments that will change peoples lives. I hope you love it and want to spread the word. 
July 12, 2021
Getting Stuck In My Head
The present moment, over thinking - trapped in my head. My head sometimes seems like a prison, me like a robot and like I am not in control. But occasionally i get glimpses of the present moment in reality. They are beautiful. If you struggle to be present - this is for you. 
July 8, 2021
Those Runaway Days - Where everything had a mind of its own
Fruaahhhhhh I shouted as a came back down the hill from my walk… my earphones glitching on every third step… this day was feeling like a runaway day already….
July 6, 2021
Being Sick & Dyslexia: Tips & A New Perspective
I feel I should have done this podcast ages ago. We went through a pandemic right. Took a common cold for me to see it from a new perspective (oh I love you dyslexic Brain). I have been down with a cold or flu and wanted to share my experience and how dyslexia could help you get better. Please note I am not a doctor this is persona opinion.
July 1, 2021
#updatecast - Trip to school, staying conscious and the next 7 episodes
I spent an hour at a 5 year olds school. I explain more in the podcast about the new ways of teaching, how to stay concious and whats coming up on the pod.
June 30, 2021
Being Present & Grounded - A Dyslexic Challenge
In a recent coaching session - i had a little Aha moment. A realisation about being present in my dyslexic mind. It is one of the reasons I value coaching & helping people is that with every session I grow. I found it so valuable it deserved it's own podcast. In this pod - I touch on: Being Grounded & Present in the Dyslexic Mind Do you have to be present only in reality? How can you bring this practice into challenging times Why I believe Multi-tasking is not as it seems If you enjoy the pod make sure you share it and review it.
June 24, 2021
Relationships & Communication: Story Time
In todays episode I wanted to share a story of a little fight me and Holly got into over the weekend. I have tried to use an easy to listen to story format and weave in a few lessons & reminders for all us dyslexic's in relationships. Enjoy.
June 22, 2021
Inner Conversations & The Dyslexic Mind
Have you ever had a conversation start up in your head? Unannounced its like 2 people are role playing in your mind. Some times it's super noticeable and other times you miss it?  This does not happen to just dyslexics, but it happens to all dyslexic's I have spoken too (in varying amounts). How can you use this to your advantage to move forward and not just feel the negative effect of a mental fight. Let's dive into it. If you would like to support the work we do on the podcast join us on Patreon -
June 16, 2021
Creating Deep Change Not Just Surface Level Stuff
I find myself in a bunch of dyslexic facebook groups - Just watching. I love seeing the questions, the deep thoughts but more often than not I see a bunch of very very early - surface level challenges. Now I understand when you have just worked out you are dyslexic these kind of flashes of what are 'obvious' to me - seem like real 'aha' moments.  I was probably like it when I realised what Dyslexia was. As I write this I think I should actually keep a list of the questions and put them on our blog at but what I have learned and want to get across is - it's about digging deeper. Surface level fixes and solutions will only take you so far & will never be truly fulfilling. They are like the candy bar you buy at the checkout. It seems great for a moment and then ... nothing (if not feeling worse right). 
June 15, 2021
#updatecast - Control, The Podcast & Where we are going
Hey my awesome dyslexics. In this episode i wanted to touch on some stuff in my life I am dealing with, a few notes on the pod it's self and where the Truth About Dyslexia is looking to go over the years to come!
June 9, 2021
Playing with Time
Dyslexics are wired differently. Would you agree? One of the key strings that ties everything together is - Time.  In this episode I want to chat about Dyslexia & Time - Where I see the challenges, an example of 'Just in time planning' and a tangent or two :) Enjoy.
June 7, 2021
Glitches In The System - When reality startles your inner world & how to deal with it.
I had a moment of reflection today. An experience happened where I handled it in such a 360 degree way. It showed how I am applying learnings in my life into the real world. This podcast is about the Dyslexic (right brained) trait of over reacting when someone interrupts either your hyper focus or your internal visual/emotional world.  This once change has had a profound impact on my relationships, anxiety, health, (insert other buzz words) and so on. I hope you like it. If you do I always appreciate a review (if you remember to do it) and a share 😃 
June 2, 2021
Is That Dyslexia?
I am seeing this more and more every day in our support group and others on Dyslexia. Is that dyslexia? What it says to me is how little the public knows about it. I want to dive into this loaded question and pose another question to get your mind whirrring.
June 1, 2021
Brain Energy (How it works)
Ever had those days where your brain is like - no. Not today. It has a mind of it's own right. It can be hard to see why this happens and you just feel broken... or I used to at least. I never would have seen it from a dyslexic perspective until I became more aware of how we work.  It was like the penny dropped. Hope you love this episode. If you like it feel free to give it a like, review or share on the platform you love. 
May 26, 2021
Hiding From The Truth
As I passed the mechanic shop today - I caught a glimpse of my dyslexic mind firing on all cylinders. It was like I was out of my body watching what my mind was telling me. Maybe it was a belief I have - or maybe it is one all dyslexics have at some level? In this episode I talk about - Hiding from the truth. I even surprised myself at the end with a realisation! Interested in joining The Confident Dyslexic - Learn more here -
May 24, 2021
The King & The Kingdom - A story about insight vs information
How do Dyslexics learn the best? Many of us at school, in work, in life are personal development junkies. It's like a drug to learn more. Not always to change the world or become rich (that would be nice thought). But because it makes our ability to problem solve stronger and we love that right. In this episode I dive into the a key understanding about insight vs information that has come up from doing our dyslexia & confidence webinar - see the replay here - It will make you go. hmm that is true. :)
May 19, 2021
A New Job and Building Confidence with Gavin Wake
In this episode we dive into Gavin's experience in being promoted to Principle of a tertiary institution. Not many people think those with ADHD or Dyslexia could do it but this man has. We touch on  - imposter syndrome - Interviews - Confidence and so much more. I hope you love it.! We also just popped up the replay of our dyslexia and confidence webinar - it’s 🔥
May 17, 2021
Self Reflection + The Road To Confidence
How many times have I beaten myself. Not physically but mentally. If anything I feel like a bully to myself. It effects my confidence. Dyslexia maybe a label that could be part of the challenge - but it is not the only one. In this episode I want to drop a knowledge bomb on how you can start to grow your confidence. If you have not got your spot on the next confidence & dyslexia webinar - grab it below.
May 12, 2021
Dyslexia, Change & A Picture Of A Carrot
In this episode i wanted to touch on the Over/Under effect. When we start to change we sometimes go too far in that change that it takes something happening to really come back from it and find the balance. This is normal, you are not alone you are just Dyslexic - Enjoy. Also if you have not signed up for our webinar click the link here -
May 10, 2021
The 'Procrastination' Trap
I'm not 100% sure the ' ' in the title are in the right place but hey. Who cares really. In today's episode we dive into the Procrastination Trap that catches up with many dyslexics. Why do we do it? What is the actual definition of procrastination? How does it work with confidence? If you want more on this and confidence grab a spot on our webinar coming up soon -
May 5, 2021
Lost In Translation - Getting Your Thoughts Straight
After a mad day I wanted to talk to my Dyslexic Listeners. I have had one of those days where my words get muddled. My brain and mouth are not lining up in what I am trying to say and it is a bit tyring! Let's dive into a few stories & ideas to help. If you would like to join us on our Dyslexia & Confidence Webinar Visit -
May 4, 2021
To Do or Not To Do Lists
Ever wonder if a todo list is helping you or not? That your dyslexic mind wants to run free and change the world and todo lists are a thing created by the 'man' to keep us trapped? Well in this episode we dive into different types of to do lists (some are good, some are bad). Also if you want to join us for our Webinar of Dyslexia & Confidence click here -
April 28, 2021
Interview with Dr Hallowell
So lucky to get this opportunity to interview Dr Hallowell - One of the world leading experts on ADHD. *We touch on the differences between ADHD, Dyslexia and High Functioning Autism - his views on how it all works. *The number 1 thing organisations can do to unleash the power of those with ADHD *3 Things you can do to make the biggest impact on your life. It's all a good bunch of gold.  ADHD 2.0 & Other books - (the are gold) His website - (find Tik Tok and more)
April 26, 2021
#updatecast - Guests, schedule & a new podcast
Hey awesome dyslexic peeps (and their advocates). Today's podcast is a bit of an update cast with what I am looking at with the pod going forward, I talk about a guest I am interviewing soon, changes to schedules and a new min-podcast I will be releasing which is really exciting!
April 21, 2021
Self Sabotage - What's really going on?
Is it only dyslexics that self sabotage? How do you see what is really going on? How often does it happen to you? 🤔 This is so common that you are not alone. Dig deeper into what really matters on self sabotage - I open up the lid and have a chat on some great self sabotage stories of my own.
April 20, 2021
The 'Biggest' hidden challenge with Dyslexia
This is a 'BIG' one. Dyslexia is said to be all about reading, writing and spelling. But for those in the know.. we know it is more. We have an intuition about it. In this episode I want to talk about the biggest challenge we have. Save a seat on our webinar >> Support us on Patreon >>
April 18, 2021
Cause and Effect
Sometimes in the past I feel like I have not really been able to match up the effect with the steps before it (cause). The more steps involved the harder it can be. It feels like I have not been able to clearly learn from some of my mistakes. I wanted to talk through this as it has been running through my head in the last few days. Shout out to those amazing people who support our work each month here
April 14, 2021
Connect 4, A little girl & changing your beliefs
So on the weekend I was getting my game on with the family. Connect 4, memory and some Jenga. Playing the game with Holly's daughter really got me seeing how firm we can be on something that is not right.  It helped me get even clearer on how I see myself and how I operate with changing my own mind and beliefs.
April 13, 2021
Reframing Sales & Money Technique
Many dyslexics have super visual minds. It can be powerful but also can create stories that don't really help us in the real world. This is the first time I have recorded a visual & auditory technique you can use. This one if focussed on reframing the idea of selling something (and touches on money too). It has been super powerful to me. I hope it adds a little value to your life. 
April 11, 2021
#HPD - Deep Deep Self Talk
This was a super hard episode to record - It was not the episode I set out to record this morning I can tell you that! I decided to hold myself to account on a challenge I had been rubbing up against recently and seeing a lot of friction. I wanted to share how I am starting to deal with it (a way to go). This tool will help dyslexics who find themselves rubbing up against similar issues like - I am fat, I can't do that etc..
April 7, 2021
#HPD - Sleep & Energy Anchors
In this episode i want to dive into a couple of Anchors I use to change my state quickly. It's early days in testing this but I am sticking to it and really liking the outcome. Especially the sleep anchor for my over thinking dyslexic mind.
April 7, 2021
#HPD - 3 Monthly Reflection
Ever have those days where you just feel like you failed. Like am I broken? Is this dyslexia or was I just a mistake? - Now that might sound harsh but we really do have those days.  If you have then this technique has really helped me see the light. I hope it works for you my dyslexic friend.
April 6, 2021
#HPD - Confidence - How To Improve It
Now... I'm not going to say Dyslexics are the only one with confidence issues. They are natural for all humans. But how we deal with them can be a little bit different. I have said it before if Neurotypical people are a PC we are a Mac. Don't load the wrong program on to your machine right. In this episode we dive into what actually is confidence? Why is it hard to nail down? How do you step into building it? Want help stepping up at work or in your business? Reach out. >
March 31, 2021
Interview with Jimi Hunt - Mental Fitness Legend
In this episode I get a chance to talk to Jimi Hunt - He is locked down in a hotel trying to get back into New Zealand from Mexico (sounds like the plot to a far fetched movie). We talk about mental fitness vs mental health. How to look after your mental health (love his take!) and we touch on how he create $20 million dollars of PR for mental health. Lots of great points that will help dyslexics and to be honest.. Anyone. Enjoy. Find out more about him here. If you would like to see his Ted Talk check it out here:
March 29, 2021
#updatecast - meds, NLP and a 5 part series
In today’s episode I’m going to update you on my goals, adhd meds, we talk some NLP and more.
March 29, 2021
#HPD - 2 Ways To Better Use Your Dyslexic Brain
We speak a lot about awareness and acceptance. It is vital for all dyslexics to feel & realise they are not alone. It is a gift that allows you to start to move past (it is a process) some of the pain and struggle that you have lived with all your life. But what is on the other side of that? I have been thinking through this for a while, as I learn and filter what I am learning and it has brought me to the concept of: The High Performance Dyslexic Taking the awareness & acceptance, starting to release the shame & learn how to master your mind. In this episode we talk about 2 visual techniques which are gold.  If you would like some more one on one help to become high performing - reach out. Book a time to talk here -
March 24, 2021
Feeling like your out of control..
Something many Dyslexics say is that they are just feeling out of control, life is not quite as clear as they thought. In this episode we dive into 2 big factors.
March 23, 2021
Opening Yourself Up To Change
I Don't know about you but as I get older I am less open to change. I don't mean the little insignificant things, but real shifts in my mindset and growth. It's like keeping your body in shape changes as you get older, so does how your mind works. I wanted to talk through my thinking on this and how it works with our mind and I even make a discovery right at the end. Enjoy my Dyslexic Friends (and friends of friends).
March 21, 2021
Moving Past Procrastination!
Dyslexia & Procrastination. I'm not sure about you but it's like my brain uses the distraction to procrastinate on purpose. I personally think it comes down to 2 reasons why we procrastinate on some things, but then don't on others. Let's dive into this podcast on dyslexia and procrastination. Also - In the podcast, I say my Instagram handle, but as I looked at it I realised I had misspelt it (😂 had to laugh) So in the name of moving towards what I want to do full time. I have updated it to
March 16, 2021
Dyslexia In The Workplace with Guy & Suzanne Pope-Mayell
What an episode. One of the challenges we hear time and time again is around Dyslexia & Work - What does it take to create a dyslexic (or Neurodiverse) friendly environment? I was blown away in this interview by what the Cookie Time in little old New Zealand. We touch on everything thing from Mental Health & Emotional Safety in the workplace all the way through to the small shifts that made the biggest difference. If you are looking to influence your work. Then this is what you need to hear. #Dyslexia #ADHD #Neurodiverse 
March 15, 2021
Authentic vs InAuthentic
Have you ever felt like you are wearing a mask? Being a Chameleon? Riding the thing grey line? I wanted to raise this as I think a lot of Dyslexic & neurodiverse thinkers will connect with it and need to hear a bit more about it. So let's dive in.
March 14, 2021
The Best Way To Learn with Dyslexia
I see a heap of stuff about this for kids. But what happens when you step into adulthood. Dyslexia does not go away 'sadly'. But at the same time animal pictures can only take you so far. In this episode we dig in and look at learning with Dyslexia - What works & what does not as an adult in your job and workplace.
March 10, 2021
Confident vs Indecisive
Ever feel one day you are super confident and make decisions you own.... then the next day you can't decide what to have for dinner? It's a real conundrum and makes us feel like something is not right, that we are not really confident and are just faking it. This is a common Dyslexic challenge and I want to tell you a story to see i you can relate.
March 9, 2021
Routine vs Creative Freedom: The Endless Struggle
I have a routine in place, but It keeps changing, I'm getting bored by this routine, my creativity is getting stifled because I keep forgetting something. These are things I hear from dyslexics I talk to, and the one in my head. In today's episode, I wanted to talk about the pendulum swing between routine & creative freedom. It is a one many dyslexic adults have to deal with.
March 8, 2021
Interview with Guy & Suzanne Pope-Mayell
I am so happy to have managed to get Guy & Suzanne on the pod.  They are shining lights in the New Zealand Dyslexic community, well the neurodiversity community in general. They run the Dyslexia Foundation of NZ, are amazing entrepreneurs and have done so much for schools and kids all around New Zealand and the world. The idea's around how you can support dyslexic children at school and through lockdown is amazing. Hope you love the episode and to find out more about what we do visit - , Subscribe to the pod and I always appreciate a review!
March 2, 2021
The 'Apple Test'
Ever wondered if you were actually hungry?This is the best test for dopamine I have heard.
March 2, 2021
Lifestyle By Design - For Dyslexics
The stuff around you matters. A crude example is if you could not walk then your house would be designed to support your life. With Dyslexia and ADHD the same is true. You need to set your life up to succeed. In this episode Iook into this.
February 28, 2021
60 Second Vision Update - How To Reach Your Goals
I wanted to update everyone one the goals I set at the beginning of the year. It has been a whirlwind but I am starting to see it all come together. Trusting in your intuition can be challenging when you have been told how wrong you are for so many years. Unwinding that training is challenging! Looking for a coach? A guide? To help you move forward - Book a free 30 minute session here - 
February 24, 2021
Dyslexia & Sleep: Round 47b
Sleep feels like my arch-nemesis. It's something I feel like I start winning at then for whatever reason it fights back. I don't realise it until it's too late! In this episode I want to talk about 1 thing specificly I have started taking that is really helping me out. These things -
February 23, 2021
Self-Sabotage: Why do I keep doing it?
If you have Dyslexia &/or ADHD you probably have said to yourself - Why do I keep self-sabotaging myself? Do I hate myself? What I traumatised as a child? Is this just what was meant to happen to me? As I dig deeper into my own mind and see it from new perspectives I see it this way. Reach out to me at
February 21, 2021
#Updatecast - You are not alone, It's ok to accept help & new perspectives
Updatecast is my dyslexic way of letting you in on what's going through my head, what I am working on and how hearing it from this perspective - could help you. In this podcast I dive deep into my mind and some of the perspective shifts (penny drops) I am experiencing.
February 18, 2021
Overcoming Stubborn Dyslexicness
Do you feel you have a stubborn side? So others say it to you? You’re not alone. In this episode let’s look at why and the 3 questions I ask myself that reduces it!
February 17, 2021
Dyslexic Tripping
.. not that kind of Dyslexic tripping... I wanted to share my experience today of getting to the airport. One thing I get a lot is it’s important to know others think like you. So do you think like this?
February 14, 2021
Stimulants vs Addictions: There Is A Difference
I wanted to follow up my podcast the other day on stimulants and how our mind needs them. The need is real, you are using them whether you are conscious of them or not. So how do you recognise them and start to adjust what you are doing with them.  The image I refer to in the podcast can be found here -
February 9, 2021
Dyslexia and Balance
Do people with Dyslexia have an issue with Balance? Could improving your balance actually help your dyslexia or ability to focus your abilities? I dive into this new topic (for even me) to share what I am learning and testing on my self.
February 9, 2021
Stimulants - The Good, The Bad and The 'hey maybe'
As I keep my direction this year it is a year of facing my anxiety head-on - changing beliefs that have kept me trapped (read: stubborn dyslexic brain). I want to stand in the mirror at the end of the year and breath naturally and happily that I am relaxed! In this episode we talk about: Dyslexia ADHD Meds Caffiene Stimmulants & more.....
February 7, 2021
Explaining Neurodiversity & Churros
How does a hard conversation and a popular Mexican dessert make it onto a podcast about Dyslexia. Well you are just going to have to listen to it aren't you lol :0  
February 3, 2021
Dyslexia & Intuition - Is this why we overthink?
Today's episode is a real riff of an episode. You know when a couple of musicians get together and create amazing music just by flowing. I've been taking time to let my intuition shine a bit more these days and wanted to just see what comes out from talking about it. I really wonder if this could be the reason many of us overthink.. so much.
February 3, 2021
#updatecast - Life, Meds, Addictions & the book I am listening too
An update cast is an update on my journey. What's happening, what I am trying and learning and more. So enjoy my interesting dyslexic story. If you want to grab the book/audio book I spoke about in this episode click here -
February 1, 2021
Interview with Stefan Liner - Creative Process, Dyslexic Discoveries & More
In today's episode I speak with Stefan Liner.  He is a creative filmmaker & author and we talk about his journey with Dyslexia. Lot's of little discoveries along the way as we chat that will help you along on your journey :). To check out his short book we talk about at the end visit - To support the podcast feel free to click here to find out more -
January 28, 2021
Dyslexic Mind 🧠 Moments
Dyslexic moments & how I deal with them. This one happened to me today, through me for 6 and had me biting my lip. I want to share what happened and how I dealt with it. These things are things we wish we could stop but sadly they are things dyslexics just have to deal with.
January 25, 2021
I Know, I know... Stop telling me that
She screamed at me and her mother, it was a phrase we had heard 24 times that day. I know can be one of the phrases that holds us back and we don’t even see us saying it.
January 25, 2021
Can Dyslexics Be Great Writers 📚 ?
I got this question out of a Dyslexia Support group and it is a good question. We live by stories and lived experiences but struggle with writing. Is it possible to get that idea's out of your head and contribute in this way?
January 19, 2021
Priorities are a B#*@*
Priorities have always been painful for my dyslexic mind. What is more important? Should I just consider my feelings or 25 other peoples and their pets? Is my relationship more important than my job? Is my health more important than my wealth? I need a nap... brain switching off... In this podcast let's look at this challenge.
January 19, 2021
Do Dyslexics Take Too Much Responsibility 🤔 ?
As you become more aware of yourself and what dyslexia actually means you will see repeating patterns in your personality. They are sometimes subtle and sometimes the opposite. I want to pose the idea that maybe we take more responsibility than we need to. It is something I am exploring in my own life and I want to share some thoughts and solutions I am testing.
January 17, 2021
So I Snapped - That was not so fun
You know those days where your mind goes into anxiety, overthink mode - You can't stop it, feels like you are out of control of the ship. I tried meditating and all it did was fuel the beast, I tried watching TV but I could only tell it was only stabilising the beast for a short time.... here's what happened.
January 12, 2021
Dyslexics, Beliefs & Truths
Ever feel like your brain just does not have the same system for beliefs, see what is actually true & what it really values? I think our brains do work differently and it appeared in a couple of places this week. 
January 11, 2021
Fresh Eyes & Anixety
Every year I think. This year can't be as interesting, fun & crazy as the last can it? Every year I surprise myself. Already I am running into challenges, making discoveries and more. I go a bit off-topic in this one in a good way!.
January 10, 2021
Think Clearly Hack For Dyslexics
One of the challenges I have is my mind running off like a Rabit with a crack addiction. It can be tiring especially when you are tired. So what is the little hack I use that's easy to remember when you need to focus and concentrate. Take control of your Dyslexic Attention. Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet With This Short Course >> Usually $47 Now Only $27
January 6, 2021
Addiction, Anxiety & Dyslexia
Addiction and anxiety go hand in hand.  They may not be the reason you start an addiction but can keep you trapped, feeling you can not escape. The way the dyslexic mind does no help either. I am going to go into what I am doing to help myself and hopefully you.
January 4, 2021
2021 We Made It
Australia has not caught on fire so that is a good start - I wanted to share how I am feeling walking in to 2021, how my head is racing off and some of the big obstacles i am tackling myself and will be sharing through the year. 
January 4, 2021
And that was 2020...
A wrap up of the end of the year. How I am feeling after my break and what I feel is to come in 2021 for Truth About Dyslexia. Thanks to all my listeners. So much love.
December 30, 2020
Riding The Wave in 2021
What a gift to be taking some time off to wind down. It has me thinking about what 2021 will mean to me and what I am going to share on the journey in 2021 to add value to your life. Thanks for the people who have reviewed the podcast and shared it in 2020 you are beautiful people.
December 28, 2020
Dog Walking & The Dyslexic Mind
Woof - the dog barks as it snaps at the lead. Chasing a cat, peeing on a tree or wanting a laydown. I had a really impactful moment this morning as I created some space in my life and the took the dog I am looking after for a walk. I need to take my dyslexic dog for a walk more often.
December 27, 2020
Brent Sopel: Stanley Cup Winner, Father & Dyslexia Advocate
One of my favourite interviews of the year - Must have been my Christmas Present. Speaking with Brent was amazing we talked about everything from finding out he was dyslexic, the misdiagnosis problem, relationships, trigger words, self-esteem, mental vs physical pain barriers, communication, depression the works. We could have gone on forever. Enjoy it and if you like it - remember to share this story. To check out a great video about Brent click this link -
December 22, 2020
Forced Focus - Music For Your Story
Focus has been a struggle this last month - a million things grabbing my dyslexic attention. It's like everyone goes mad leading up to Christmas, rushing to get things done. So I have been going back to an old technique that has worked for me to get some clear thinking time & doing time into my life. I hope it helps you over the busy times!
December 21, 2020
Looking Ahead After A Mad Year
2020 has been a crazy one - I wanted to talk about the next steps as we run into a new year, what I am going to be doing & our new 'Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet' Course. It's our first mini-course for Dyselxic's so If you want to have a great year next year - check it out here -
December 20, 2020
Accepting Your Dyslexia (I mean really accepting it)
Do you accept yourself for having Dyslexia? Or do you find yourself doing it publically then beating yourself up on the inside? This is so common. I wanted to just talk through my thinking on this as it is one of the hardest things to do.
December 15, 2020
What presents do dyslexics love?
I wanted to share the presents I love to get & the ones I don't. See how many match with what you like and if we have the same patterns. 
December 14, 2020
Most Annoying Part of Dyslexia (may not be what you think)
We will all have our pet challenges with Dyslexia. But this one is one that gets me to this day - it reaches into my soul and even if I look ok on the outside it is like someone lightly punches me in the gut every time. 
December 13, 2020
Brutal Honesty Time
Hard love is what we need. Do you ever think that when you are backed into a corner you can work out how to talk yourself out of it? Somehow your brain will pull together arguments and let you escape. It's like a defence mechanism. But when we get honest with ourselves there is no escape. Here is what you need a hard talk with yourself about.
December 9, 2020
Overwhelm - That feeling of being trapped in a whole
Ever felt like you have fallen into a whole and it’s hard to get out. In this episode I get how I’m feeling off my chest and share a few tips (I’m reminding myself) on how to get out.
December 7, 2020
Time, Renovations and Planning
So one of my visualisations with Holly this year was to renovate her bathroom. I wanted to share the story as were deep in the process. What’s worked and what has no. Enjoy.
December 7, 2020
The True Definition of Dyslexia
What actually is Dyslexia? I have always found it strange that Dyslexia is defined by its symptoms and not its cause. You don't say a broken arm is defined by not being able to do bicep curls do you - it's defined by the bone in the arm being broken. So why is Dyslexia defined like that? How can you reframe the definition to accept it and understand it better?
November 30, 2020
Ever feel like you have and angel & a devil on your shoulder?
At my parents birthday party I was reminded of how my mind works. I have not felt this way in a long time so wanted to share. This is a really candid episode done after a few beers but in the spirit of being my true, authentic self. Here I am.
November 29, 2020
How Dyslexics Should Use Mind Maps with Darius Namdaran
Many of us have toyed around with mind maps over the years. You may have really enjoyed them or just fiddled with them. In this episode, I talk to the premier expert in mind mapping for Dyslexics Darius Namdaran. We dig into why 'standard' mind maps don't always work for dyslexics, how to reframe how you see them and what you can really use them to solve problems. To find out more about what Darius does click here -
November 25, 2020
Burning Bridges & Sex Tapes
Have you struggled to make a massive shift in your life? You think about it and go 'I really want that' but then the dyslexic overthinking kicks in, you get overwhelmed and you go back to doing what you have always done. This has happened to me repeatedly. I wanted to share a technique in a fun way that could help you get over the giant wall of fear that stands in your way. 
November 23, 2020
3 Things I Would Tell 10 Year Old Stephen
Now one of my dyslexic listeners must have come up with a time machine right? We are out of the box thinkers and inventors. So I thought while I wait for my turn in the time machine I needed to come up with 3 things I could tell young Stephen (reminds me of young Sheldon) that would make a massive shift. It's a way of reflecting on the lessons that have made a massive change in my life. 
November 22, 2020
Covid Lockdown - Tips For Dyslexics
In lockdown or going into one? At some point, you will. I chat with Gavin in Melbourne about how to deal with being locked inside like puppy and controlling that overthinking brain of ours. 
November 18, 2020
When your words & pictures don't match...
Dyslexia stems from your brain's preference for using visual processing over symbolic processing. It has a raft of benefits but also challenges. Each side of the brain is used for different things. But how does our brain really understand and identify the definitions of words and what can that mean for life. Let's take a look.
November 17, 2020
Exams & Study: 12 Coping Strategies
Dyslexia, Exams & Study - Sounds like a nightmare to many of us. Our brains are not wired for standardised testing right - we are not robots. None of us will put Google out of a job for storing data right. We are more like an algorithm we can take 1000's of bits of information, use logic and come up with an answer. But that said exams still exist and probably are not going away any time soon. In this episode I dig into 12 Coping Strategies to help Dyslexics cope with the world of tests :) 
November 15, 2020
The Cookie Story
On my walk today I started listening to an audio book to improve my coaching. I am always looking at new ways to get through to people and I really liked this story about overthinking. When our thoughts come into reality and we get it wrong. Hope you like it.
November 11, 2020
The Focus Gap - The long Game vs Daily Activity
I have really had a few challenges with focus recently - my plate is nice and full (which I used to hate) now I accept but it does not always make it easy. I wanted to share a key tool I am testing to reorder my focus. 
November 9, 2020
How to keep your dreams front of mind - An App I'm Loving
One of the biggest challenges for me is keeping my dreams front of mind. In a busy world my focus gets taken by every passing car. I feel like a dog with my head out the window. How can simply tracking the smallest things in my life make such a big impact.
November 8, 2020
Well that escalated quickly - An episode on dealing with chaos
The world is a bit mad, its a little nuts. With our minds all running off what can we recognise in ourselves and lives to give us that moment of peace we need to be the best version of ourselves.
November 4, 2020
Guest: Rich Sanchez Ex-Disney Product Manager and Awesome Dyslexic
In todays episode I talk with Rich Sanchez based in the US of A. We talk about his time at Disney, his Dyslexic story and talk about employment and using our dyslexic skills in a job interview. Enjoy!
October 27, 2020
Why The Need For Speed is a Dyslexics Biggest Weakness
People say reading, writing and spelling is our biggest challenge. But let's be honest with a bit of technology we can solve that one. It's not easy but doable. What is a harder challenge though is controlling the Rev counter on our mind from racing off into the future and causing us stress and anxiety. I wanted to chat about it today. 
October 27, 2020
My Number 1 Tip For Communicating In Relationships
I'm not cupid any means, I have tripped through relationships, made mistakes and learned a lot over the years. But as I understand dyslexia (really how my mind works) I am choosing the right tools and making better conscious decisions in how i communicate. This is my number 1 tip and I wanted to bring it to you. Play with it, try it out, sit with it. See how it feels for you. 
October 25, 2020
How can you help other dyslexics?
What I love about this community is the care and intention to help others - but it can be tough - do you know enough? will you break someone 😂? What can you do to make an impact? I have a few ideas that may just help you. 
October 20, 2020
2 Drinking Dyslexics - Episode 1
I have always wanted to do this. Have a drink with a fellow dyslexic and talk about all things neurodiverse. Honestly I had a lot of fun doing this and I hope you enjoy it we touch on - Dyslexia & Adhd, hacks we use in our life, what we are drinking, and so much else. It is longer than other episodes but I hope you like it - If you do reach out on the facebook group or on
October 19, 2020
Mad Weekend - A real emotional rollercoaster
Ever had one of those weekends where you are up, down and spinning around? I did this weekend. It was like the weather on an island. It changes from rain to wind to sun all in the matter of a few hours and then back again. I want people who listen to this episode it happens to all of us and it is important to know you are not alone in this.
October 18, 2020
2 Things You Need To Know About Time
One of the challenges that never gets spoken about is the Dyslexic challenge with Time ⏰ It is not natural to us, we understand it intellectually but not always how we work best with it. I'm also not just talking about getting places late or way way way too early. Listen in to some lessons I have learned over the years.
October 13, 2020
Get past the how and own your process
As Dyslexics we don't just think outside the box - we kind of live there. It's why we love meeting other dyslexics as it's like we are all tuned into the same wave length. But many of us have been taught 'how' to do things by neurotypical people. Can we trust our own minds on how to get what we want? I dive into this in the podcast today. Buy us a coffee, get bonus content and more at Patreon -
October 12, 2020
Being Happy On The Path To Your Dreams
Dyslexia is a learning preference, so how do you use your preferences to shape what you truly want? As the year comes to an end (what a year right) I am starting to reflect on what has worked and what I want to bring into next year and what I want to dream about. Enjoy.
October 11, 2020
New Ways To Teach Children To Read & Write with Lois Letchford
If you are a parent of dyslexic child you know it can be tough to see them come home from school sad and feeling like they failed. Lois Letchford helps Dyslexic Children to read and write. She learned it out of necessity for her own children and shares some great tips and tricks you can learn at home and share.
October 6, 2020
Brewing Anger like a hot cup of coffee
As I walked and that message arrived I wondered how my dyslexic mind could see so much in such a short time. It could run down rabbit holes, create stories that were not real and leave me brewing anger like it was an intense cup of coffee. 
October 5, 2020
Neurodiversity Conference - What I learned
As we grow the Truth About Dyslexia myself, Vanessa & Becky went on a road trip to Wellington, New Zealand to hear from speakers, meet others in the dyslexia community and see what is happening in the space. I wanted to share what was learned from my perspective.
October 4, 2020
5 Tips To Help Dyslexics Write Better Emails
Emails can be a brain ache. Trying to work out what you want to say, spelling it right and sometimes you can even feel a bit of shame when sending something you know is not 100% right. In this podcast I talk about 5 lessons I have learned over the years. 2 Links I talk about Loom video recorder Gramarly  If you are not part of our awesome facebook community you can join here.
September 29, 2020
Morning Coffee, Anxiety & The Never Ending To Do List
Dyslexia and Anxiety are very very close friends. Our minds are a mixture of warriors & worriers (see what I did there). As I sat down this morning with a cup of coffee I remembered back to the stress of having so much on my plate and being so hard on myself when I did not achieve everything. the days where I could only give 75% not 110%. I did into 3 tools I recommend to help you with this. 
September 28, 2020
How do you tell someone they may have dyslexia? Try this...
When I first had the penny drop about what dyslexia really meant (at about 32) It was an awakening. It felt like I had loaded up the awareness gun and was telling everyone I thought was dyslexic - that they were. It did not work quite the way i thought it would - as you can imagine. With Dyslexia awareness day & week coming up in October I wanted to share the lessons I have learned so you can help people like you.
September 27, 2020
Exam's, Degrees & more with Martin Bloomfield
I got to speak with Martin Bloomfield to talk Dyslexia. He is about to finish his Masters Degree and we talk about dyslexic life, learning and writing those giant essay's that get many dyslexics stuck.
September 24, 2020
Why are Dyslexics Actually Super Smart?
Many of us define smart as we have been told. The people who can spell and write well. I call BS on this. Let's dive into the 3 biggies that I think make us smarter than your average person.
September 22, 2020
Want vs Need: The Dyslexic Challenge
I want to feel... X, I want to be.... Y, I want to feel normal - all phrases we say to ourselves on a regular basis. It gets a bit tiring. We start to accept ourselves more and more and how dyslexia impacts but that little voice still sits in the back of our head. Saying your not good enough, or something is wrong, or don't make that mistake again. If you keep making that mistake you are not learning, and if you are not learning you must be stupid right... I want to dig into this rabbit hole. 
September 21, 2020
#Updatecast - the project, medication & meditation
I wanted to give my regular listeners and update on what we are doing for the Truth About Dyslexia to create a bigger impact in the dyslexia world for adults, Talk about what I am doing with medication and answer some common meditation questions I get.
September 20, 2020
How to take the stress out of interviews and the like.
Job interview? Sitting your drivers test? Maybe you want to speak on stage (or these days a Zoom). Many dyslexics find there brain run off in 10 different directions, create stories of failure in your head before you have even sat down and it is tough. Here are a few ideas that will help.
September 16, 2020
Modern Family, Confidence & A Story
Does anyone else have those moments where you are watching something a bit mindless - to give yourself a chuckle, and then you hear one line. A line you have never considered before but it was what you needed to hear in that moment.  It bubbles away in the back of your dyslexic mind like a wine wine ageing perfectly until it's ready and delicious. Let me tell you a story about how this happened to me..
September 15, 2020
Voice technology.. Awesomeness
I just got a new toy that I have fallen in love with - not only is it quite cost effective but the applications with dyslexia could be stunning.
September 14, 2020
😔 Feeling Judged? Try this...
So I was walking 🚶🏻‍♂️ this morning and came across a real dyslexic situation. That feeling of being judged by someone.. someone you have never spoken to, met or even care about...
September 8, 2020
Interview with Alexandra Bechtel - Miss South Dakota 2020
By 21 she has spoken on stage at multiple conferences, helped get government legislation in South Dakota for Dyslexia and has a really bright future in helping the Dyslexic community. In this interview we touch on her story, what she has achieved and what's to come.
September 7, 2020
🤚 Asking for help.. Fear, Anxiety & Depression
Topics we listen to but struggle to change - My dyslexic mind runs away and struggles to find peace and it struggles even more to admit I need help. If you want help through the Right Siders Tribe visit
September 6, 2020
Stress Release - creating your own 👓 visual ⚒️ tools
Really practical podcast today teaching a technique that will help you remove that stress from being down, and help you settle when you get over excited.
September 1, 2020
Using Rabbit 🐇Holes 🕳 to your Dyslexic Advantage
Someone says something that triggers an emotion.... before you know it 40 scenarios have Been created in your mind, your overwhelmed and flooded with emotion.... For every Ying there is a yang.. what if you could use this sometimes negative Dyslexic trait for good.. let’s dive in
August 31, 2020
Immediate gratification 😃, spraying a cat with water 🚿 🐈 and creating habits
Dyslexic or not we all struggle to maintain habits. But if you have dyslexia you will have different hurdles to jump. Let’s dive in to these.
August 30, 2020
‘House of Cards’ ❤️ effect
How did a bottle of oil.. spark a realisation of how to get and support someone with dyslexia :) Let’s dive in like an Olympic swimmer 🏊‍♀️ going for gold🥇
August 25, 2020
Why can’t I see my pictures 🖼 I’m a picture 📷 thinker right?.. here why
I talk 💭 to myself in words... not just pictures.. how does that work? I get asked this a lot by dyslexics so thought it was time to go on on a fun and creative tangent on it :)
August 24, 2020
Why can’t you read 📖 my mind 🧠
So I had an experience on Sunday and it really shined torch 🔦 a light on common challenge we have as dyslexics . It al started with a pair of 🕶
August 23, 2020
☔️ Solutions vs Coping Strategies: Whats the difference
So many challenges appear in our lives and how we sea with them can help or hinder us. I want to talk about stormy weather and share what I am trying.
August 18, 2020
Dirty 👄 little word... organisation.
My dyslexic brain 🧠 is not in love with the word organisation. Some days I feel I can do it like a boss.. other days I just want to hide. Here are a few things I’m doing at the moment to take back my time.
August 17, 2020
Using your senses 🔨 a great tool for your 🧠
Maybe your dyslexic brain will not play ball at an exam? Maybe you want to stop eating a certain type of food. What ever the case is we can use our senses to help us move further.
August 17, 2020
The dream 💭 of control 📺
Feel like you’re always after control? Your dyslexic mind is seeking that sense of safety. It’s like holding on to something so tightly.
August 12, 2020
Change the story 📚 change your life 😊
Dyslexics are amazing internal story tellers - it’s actually how we operate best. But left unchecked it can cause a lot of negative emotions. I talk about a small story I caught my dyslexic brain running off into.
August 11, 2020
#updatecast - adhd meds, visualising they future and nursery rhymes
Been a while since I have share what I am trying and that is working for me and Dyslexia. So enjoy :)
August 9, 2020
Nibbling an 🐘 Elephant and how you are what your 🧠 brain eats
Energetic fun one today with 3 points that have jumped up front of my mind today. Hope they help you all :)
August 5, 2020
It’s me - Not You 💓
Relationship podcast - something that happened last night on date night that we as Dyslexics should all be really conscious of - we may h sweat and this but do we do it...
August 3, 2020
Jump starting, battery charging + creating drive 💡
I wanted to share a few points on momentum and maintaining drive in your life and moving forward and I have a big thank you in this episode too.
August 2, 2020
Dyslexic Success Story - BIll James
I have known Bill for years and we have always connected. Bill found out he was dyslexic at a much later stage but it all made sense. We talk about communication tips, speaking from stage (a touch) and acceptance. Really good interview.
July 30, 2020
Getting stuck in the ‘problem trap’
Have you ever been stuck in a problem and tried to solve it for wayyyy to long. To a point where it feels so big you are trapped? I have. So I wanted to share the hard truth about how to get out of it.
July 28, 2020
Dyslexic Cavemen (and women) 🏞
I had a thought... it maybe nuts... or it may make pure sense and give a touch of relief.
July 27, 2020
Excited 😆 when you’re talking? How to get your words out
Great question from the groups. Many of us can get that excited, Adrenalin rush that makes us mince our words - I wanted to share my thoughts on how I deal with it.
July 26, 2020
Darren Clarks Story - Employment & Creating Global Change For Dyslexia
I love hearing stories of people like me and you, who have Dyslexia. Darren was diagnosed at 36, but always new he was dealing with challenges. In this Interview we laugh about what he did on a job application to get an interview, the landscape of companies working with Dyslexia and talk about his global initiative that he is working towards. It's a really fun interview.
July 21, 2020
‘Pinch Out’ Tool 🤏 🌅 - Great for gaining perspective
Being an Adult with Dyslexia can be challenging. My mind runs off in 1000 directions - but here is a visual tool I love to use to step back in to my perspective and show myself a little bit of love. 💓
July 20, 2020
Is solving dyslexia like losing weight?
This was raised in our Facebook group the other day and I wanted to respond on the podcast as it raised some interesting points.
July 19, 2020
Show Your Workings - My Audio Book Idea
I want your thoughts - would this interest you to listen to? Does it speak to you?
July 15, 2020
Just been diagnosed with Dyslexia as an adult 🤔? What do you do now?
Adults across the world are being diagnosed as Dyslexic. What do you do next? What does it really mean? And why do they give you a brick of text with your report on 😂. In this podcast I dive into the world of adult dyslexia, late diagnosis and more
July 14, 2020
Planting 🌱 Small Seeds
How do you find your way to that big emotional vision in your head? It can feel overwhelming planning your future but I have a message for all the adult dyslexics out there.
July 12, 2020
Adult Dyslexics.. Not feeling confident - Do this...
Confidence is the number one challenge for adult dyslexics it keeps us stuck... but what if we are just looking at it from the wrong angle?
July 11, 2020
Getting stuck in the how, and missing whys your doing jt
I need your help? Can you spare 5 mins - I explain all in this podcast
July 7, 2020
Chasing results will only lead to failure - Why we fail at diets..
Ever tried to change a habit? But fell flat on your face? Is your overthinking dyslexic brain getting in the way? What 1 change can you make in your life to see a super shift?
July 6, 2020
Playing the game, dunking the ball and finally winning
We sat on the couch, her eyes 👀 looking at me waiting for a response. Without spurting off non-sense I decided to picture what it was like and how I felt and this realisation I am going to talk about today - made a difference in my dyslexic brain.
July 5, 2020
We are LIVE... and a lesson I learned through the process
Https://tribe.rightsiders.or is live. In this podcast I touch on the journey and a lesson I have learned along the way.
July 2, 2020
It’s the final countdown...
Excited, nervous, happy, want to hide under the bed - the tribe is launching today so I wanted to share a few cool things.
June 30, 2020
State of the Right-Brain nation
Thought I would share my experience this morning - speaking on the topic of Right- brained communication (dyslexia/adhd/etc..) 1 big lesson and a lot of gratitude.
June 30, 2020
Under pressure...
What next? What’s important? Why am I even doing that? Man I’m sick of running around like the Tasmanian devil after being neutered! We have all had times where these questions appear, so I wanted to share a thought or 2 about picking what to do next.
June 28, 2020
Years in the making - it is nearly here
You have probably heard me talk about the Right Siders Tribe but what really is it, why have we put so much time & passion into it and what should you expect. I pour my heart out on this one to all the dyslexics and adhd'ers out there!
June 23, 2020
Meet Shona - A strong dyslexic woman who has used her dyslexic super power to be successful
Shona reached out to share her story to help empower women with Dyslexia. She is strong, switched on and has battled the challenges we all have and built a successful life. She share her wins, losses and the challenges she faces. Hi 5 to Shona for sharing her story. 
June 22, 2020
Standardise before you optimise - a secret to how we set habits
As I am still on my dopamine - habits buzz. I wanted to run through what I am studying and simplify some of the recent learnings. If you think better habits could help you and your dyslexic mind.. listen on
June 21, 2020
Dyslexia Screening - New AI Based App
Dyslexia screening has always been a challenge. Be it a text based quiz or a super expensive session if you can find a time to be diagnosed. But what if the future of technology could find a middle ground. A scalable way of screening for Dyslexia. In this episode I talk with one of the Dystech founders about there journey, how the app works and there vision. There is a great metaphor in there to explain how this app could literally change how Dyslexia is seen in schools & potentially how schools work!
June 17, 2020
Responding vs Reacting
Who would have thought - these words could mean 2 different things. On a drive yesterday this phrase was brought up and it got me thinking about how 10 seconds can make such a massive difference in life. 
June 16, 2020
A Moment of Bliss
Mind running off? Used to it, but tired of it at the same time? What can you do to shift or break the cycle? What I do is a little tactic called a moment of Bliss and I wanted to share it with my Dyslexic and ADHD tribe to see if it will help you break that over thinking cycle. 
June 15, 2020
#updatecast - A big milestone, the ‘motivation’ molecule and the next phase.
Wanted to share what I am working on, learning and more in an updatecast.
June 14, 2020
Bonus: Let's Talk Dyslexia & ADHD
First interview we have done for a while. This is a longer than usual episode where I interview a member of the 'Adult Dyslexia Secrets' group and we gain insight into a his journey to finding his super power and navigating the challenges that appeared. 
June 10, 2020
Body vs Mind: Round 1
Ever feel like your mind controls you, rather than you controlling your mind? Tony Robbins talks a lot about this technique but will it work for the dyslexics and adhd members of the world?
June 9, 2020
Energy Spikes
Many of us live the life of a wave, up and down, up and down - that is something we learn to accept. But how can these spikes slip in to your long term dreams and impact them. Let’s dive in.
June 8, 2020
Compromise: an inner battle
Everyone can have challenges with compromise, but what are our specific challenges and how can we overcome them?
June 7, 2020
Jill, a cup of coffee and ordering my groceries online
In this episode we talk story(Hawaiian expression) about Jill and how she showed me how a small hinge can swing a big door.
June 2, 2020
Stuck In a Rut
What is a rut? How can you get stuck in one? And how do you escape from one?
June 1, 2020
Misunderstandings, stupid words and life
Let’s dig in to a communication podcast on how we listen. A few things have come up recently and I wanted to talk through it
May 31, 2020
Tunnel Tasking
How I prioritise my day, why I don’t think we are great at multi tasking and a few thoughts on creating to do lists that you actually do!
May 26, 2020
To fix a career.. or to find another.. that is the question
I get asked a lot about how to fix dyslexia at work, tell your boss about it and more on the same topic.. but is that always the real problem?
May 26, 2020
Speaking your mind - it can be frustrating
Communication can feel like our biggest weakness. We can feel stupid, misunderstood and is it worth it? Let’s look at it.
May 25, 2020
Awareness is the seed for change
Few stories, couple of tangents but also a clear message around awareness. Enjoy.
May 19, 2020
The ‘curve ball’ factor
How does the external world effect your inner world. Does it put you out of alignment? Do things that seem so simple have a massive impact? Let’s dive into this one.
May 18, 2020
Michael Jordan, the American Indians and walking backwards
Got my story on in this podcast. Here is what I learned from binging Netflix 😂. A little known American Indian phrase and a team that learned how to win!
May 17, 2020
#updatecasst - drugs, sleep and conciousness
The funny story at the start made me laugh at how my mind works. Enjoy!
May 12, 2020
Borrowing goals and Goal comparisons - why this hurts in the long run
Something that has been on my mind recently I just wanted to share with the community - maybe you feel the exact same way?
May 11, 2020
Motivation, games and scoring points in life
My mind went off on a tangent this morning to look at solving a challenge I have and I wanted to share that stream of consciousness - you may just connect with this thought process and find a golden nugget to apply to your life. Just play with the idea.
May 10, 2020
A tooth brush, a thought and a reaction
How did knocking hover a tooth brush give me a crazy level of insight into how blame and over reaction effect the dyslexia and adhd minds.
May 5, 2020
Tool: Visual Cues
I wanted to double down on this concept with more clear examples as it’s so important in my life and I know it will help others with Dyslexia and ADHD apply positive action towards the change they want and the direction they are moving
May 4, 2020
Selfish one day, Selfless the next
One day your a saint, next day you want to curl up in the fetal position. Our chaotic form of balance and a vision I had on how it effects us.
May 3, 2020
Tool: Memory Gifs
How you can use that visual creative mind to build new tools into your identity. Love this tool for people with adhd and dyslexia.
April 28, 2020
The mythical sense of balance - do you actually want it?
Love sharing what is going on in my chapter of life. The tight rope that is balance has been playing a big part at the moment and I wanted to throw out the theory I’m playing with. Enjoy.
April 27, 2020
You’re not alone (is that the right you’re)
I wanted to touch on the topic of acceptance and community.. the value it brings to our lives and why it is a game changer.
April 26, 2020
Tool: Action Glue
Upgrading habits vs changing them - could it work for the adhd and dyslexic brain? 🧠 It’s worth a bloody try!
April 21, 2020
Brain language - why do I struggle with simple questions?
Had a bit of a moment of realisation this morning after being asked a simple question. It might be something you struggle with and don’t realise why..let’s dive deep
April 20, 2020
7 Habits: I have had to learn to accept (with my ADHD & Dysleixa)
Beat our selves up is an art to us, we move faster than others but is it ever good enough - I wanted to share some acceptance of my habits and say a few words (I have even thrown in a goat sound - see if you can spot it)
April 19, 2020
It’s supposed to be fun...
I woke up, tired 💤 having stayed up later than I probably should and having been woken up by a cat scratching at the door 🚪 like a banshee - I was not feeling 110%... here is that story
April 15, 2020
That under your skin anxiety
A story of a recent experience that I have gone though that I wanted to share. It’s important to know you are not alone and this happens to many people
April 14, 2020
Turning 35: Reflectioncast
What a mad few months, every year feels like a new adventure and I wanted to reflect on the year, what I have learned and what I am grateful for.
April 14, 2020
3 Lockdown lessons from a Dyslexic with ADHD
Wanted to share 3 realisations I have had about myself and the whole lockdown experience.
April 8, 2020
5 Thing I Have Learned Coaching Right Brained Thinkers.
Ever wondered about being coached? Is it valuable? Would I get value? I thought I would share 5 things I have seen and learned from coaching Right Brain Thinkers.
April 6, 2020
Consciousness vs The Mind : A losing battle
We are always taught in life to find an advantage. But the mind is so powerful. I wanted to share what I am experiencing and what I’m going to work towards in this battle.
April 5, 2020
Can boredom lead to being more creative?
I heard recently was listening to an expert talking on this very topic and thought it may help you in the lockdown world.
April 2, 2020
#updatecast - what’s going on & a big thank you
First one of these in a while - with so much live content off the airwaves I wanted to share where I’m at in my life
March 30, 2020
Can you change jobs?
It’s a mad world out here and I wanted to talk about transferable skills - how to see them, what to do with them and who to tell about them!
March 29, 2020
Fear Setting: What is it?
Something that I have done before - but is important to do again. I will walk you through a story of where I first heard about this and think the concept is awesome for the ADHD and Dyslexic community - for more gooogle - Ted Fear Setting Tim Ferris
March 24, 2020
The new economy
How is all this going to change employment, remote working and more. A real tangent of a podcast haha 😂
March 23, 2020
Fear and focus
Moving forward in hard times is hard. But it could be a game changer.
March 22, 2020
Lowering anxiety in crazy times
The worlds a bit mad huh. I wanted to share what has been running through my mind and how to take back a little control of those anxious feelings.
March 17, 2020
I’m a crazy carona based world - how can we step into our power
With all the madness how can we step into our power. Why do I think adhd and dyslexic people have a real chance to show what we can do.
March 16, 2020
What is your definition of love?
Words can be a challenge for us, definitions don’t always match with the greater world 🌍 . We don’t always notice it but the definitions for words have a game changing impact in how we see ourselves so today... we are diving into 💓 Love.
March 15, 2020
Tool - Create Better Emails with this tool
If your like me, then you send a lot of email. It can be tough to get your thoughts out so others can understand them. The tool I am going to talk about today is called Loom ( and it may just help you!
March 11, 2020
Lessons from a new relationship
Many of us struggle to build solid relationships, we can be a bit different I. I approach. I’m at the start of a relationship so here is what I’m learning and some tools we are using to get it right.
March 10, 2020
Don’t just set boundaries, build them - creating balance
Struggle to fin balance? Is the word moderation a dirty word? Here is a small hinge I found in my life which can swing a big door.
March 8, 2020
Staying conscious and getting out of your head
Many of us struggle with over thinking - keeps us awake, we get lost down rabbit holes and it can make us really tired and keep us down. Here is what I am trying at the moment :)
March 4, 2020
Finding Space - Your Way
Isn’t life busy. Our minds always fixated on what’s next. When we get a moment our brains freak out and we find distraction in so many ways. Not to let our brains go quiet. I have a few thoughts that may help.
March 2, 2020
Awareness + Acceptance = Confidence
Stories that will inspire. If you can build your awareness and acceptance you will thrive. This podcast is from 2 sides - that of a partner or family member of a dyslexic or adhd person and from the person themselves.
March 1, 2020
Leaning into success (3 stories)
How do we move towards success and growth instead of playing small in our lives. I have had a great experience of this and how to work with my dyslexia and adhd to move forward.
February 26, 2020
Hard Days and Better Stories
Had a hard day? Thing turned out the wrong way? I had one of those yesterday but I was able to lean in, learn from it and move forward!
February 25, 2020
Little break thoughts are worth gold
How can your mind shift, to get you moving further in life? I talk about a shift I had today.
February 24, 2020
Less tactics, more aha moments
I get asked about what is the biggest impact a right brain thinker can get from coaching. I wanted to share what I see from the work I am doing.
February 18, 2020
Hacking your job and choosing your future
Getting lots of questions about jobs and employment at the moment and I wanted to share what I did to hack my job many years ago and give you a powerful Insight I saw today.
February 18, 2020
Morning Overwhelm and getting motivated
Couple of key insights into why we struggle with motivation and how to get moving.
February 16, 2020
Structure Without Structure
How can you create pockets of structure that actually let your creativity flourish in life, relationships and business. Here’s what I’m trying.
February 11, 2020
#updatecast - relationships, business and a touch of health
Keep updated with my journey and what I am learning more and more to implement
February 10, 2020
Your Invisible Army
Have you got an invisible army when you speak?I do. We are going to go over the concept, how it effects concept and tsk through some stories.
February 9, 2020
Chaos vs Routine
Ever feel too routined and bored? Maybe your at the other extreme of living in complete chaos and shooting from the hip? Let me share my recent experience.
February 4, 2020
Breaking Through The Visual Brain
Ever feel like your not really absorbing a conversation? You are sometimes just waiting for your turn to talk? What actually works to create change and growth.
February 3, 2020
Energising vs un-energising tasks
Do you have something’s that fill you with passion and excitement? Then you will also have small tasks that seem so simple you struggle to get done. In this episode let’s dive into these and a few solutions to get them sorted.
February 2, 2020
Dyslexia and Virtual Reality Learning
Is Virtual Reality the new way to learn if you have Dyslexia? What will it mean to class rooms and the world. Video I mention in the episode can be found here - (London test) and for the Spanish class have a watch here -
January 28, 2020
Brain Fuzz and Changing environments
Ever had that morning brain fuzz. You start saying words more to show your alive than engage or be present. Here’s what I’m experiencing at the moment.
January 27, 2020
What would change your life?
I need you 👈 to help me and the team understand your biggest challenges and what you want to overcome that would make a super big impart. Thank you in advance to the awesome people I know will respond to this call.
January 27, 2020
Experience with the 3 tools from yesterday’s podcast
Learn what worked well, how I felt and what I would recommend actually doing. I had some breakthroughs and feel great. So which one worked the best?
January 21, 2020
3 Tools For Releasing Emotional Ties
After a really clear, vulnerable and eye opening conversation. I wanted to share 3 techniques that are so valuable for letting out emotions (something we are not always great at - even if we think we are). To help you move on from your past.
January 20, 2020
Living in the future in reality?
Struggling to get what you want in life? Here’s has got me thinking differently about how to live my future today.
January 19, 2020
Momentum and life’s road blocks
Real deep episode on some challenges I have had, wanted to bare my soul a bit on a few challenges and what broke the camels back. Enjoy
January 15, 2020
Confidence and Courage
Having been listening to the work of Brene Brown I want to share some insights in what I am seeing as i start to coach people. I find it interesting so I know you will too.
January 13, 2020
What was the most important thing to a monk that he told Russell Brand.
Being a fan of Russell Brand and his journey when I heard this story I had to share the one thing as it was not what I thought. I throw my perspective and how it applies to my journey. Enjoy.
January 12, 2020
Touch Typing For Dyslexia - Review
In today’s episode we are going to talk about Touch Typing and Dyslexia - we look at it it’s worth learning and why. We review Touch Type Read & Spell a program designed for dyslexics to learn.
January 8, 2020
I felt f%{%}ng uncomfortable
I was not sure If I would release this podcast but I have. It is a hard truth we all go through and it needed to be shared. I hope it hits home with some of you.
January 7, 2020
3 Ah Ha moments to start 2020
I have had a whirlwind start to 2020. I wanted to share what has cut through to me so you can borrow my experiences.
January 5, 2020
How to memorise names and questions visually
Question from the group is how do you memorise names and lists and stuff. So I started with a simple technique to try.
January 1, 2020
My Direction in 2020 - My New York
New Year’s Eve. I wanted to share my vision for 2020 what I want and the direction I’m heading. The picture of where in New York I’m going :) maybe it will help inspire your 2020.
December 30, 2019
First Active Meditation
Bare with me. But this is my first ever Active Meditation. I have made it visual for dyslexia and to do my best to hold your attention I have kept it short. Listen to the intro and if you want to listen again it starts at 3 mins 40
December 29, 2019
#updatecast on the plans for 2020
What will this podcast be doing in 2020? Quick update and I also talk about a really lucky event that happened just down the road from me.
December 23, 2019
Allowing yourself to dream
Our minds run off without us having any control. But what if you just stopped and started to dream?
December 22, 2019
Triggered much? How trigger words effect us
After a few beers a friend had a click when I taught him about trigger words. So in good random style here is a post on dyslexia and trigger words.
December 18, 2019
5 Love Languages and Dyslexia
#askstephen - this one comes all the way from Chicago. They asked me to talk about the 5 love languages and the effect on people with dyslexia... I stay on topic for most of the podcast..
December 17, 2019
Do you need another set of eyes?
After a great catch-up yesterday with a coach of mine. It’s really inspired me to share something that I think could be a game changer for many of you.
December 16, 2019
Kittens, Mexico and an app around update
What has my kitten taught me? Why is Mexico a place we all go at some point and what’s up in my Tasmanian devil like world. It’s an updatecast.
December 15, 2019
Dyslexia and cooking
Dyslexics can be great chefs, but we can also get overwhelmed cooking simple meals. Here is my experience and some pointers :)
December 10, 2019
Christmas Present Guide for Dyslexics and the neurodivere
I wonder how many people will connect with this and go .. hey that’s me.
December 9, 2019
New New Year Resolution Setting
From what I have learned this year about my dyslexia and adhd. The question is how am I going to set my New Years Resolutions?
December 8, 2019
#askstephen - undiagnosed childhood dyslexia and it’s effect
Late diagnosis is huge in t world of dyslexia and today I answer a question on how it can effect your future
December 5, 2019
Putting the washing in the fridge
Feeling off balance, disorientation and dyslexia. You know those super dyslexic minded days...
December 4, 2019
Updatecast - ADHD Meds, postcards and a handbrake
It’s update time find what’s working and not in my crazy little life.
December 2, 2019
‘So What?’ A podcast for the silly season
Anxiety ramps up over the mad season. What can you do to slow down and keep driving in the right direction?
December 1, 2019
My morning routine and how to create one
When we wake up our minds start going , we grab our phones and the day can feel lost before it starts- here what I do to kick the day off.
November 26, 2019
Dating apps and letting your mind loose
Many of us try and quiet our mind as that is what society tells us. What if we made more time for it to run free how would that look.
November 25, 2019