Truth About Dyslexia

Is Santa Dyslexic?

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By Stephen Martin
Welcome to The Truth About Dyslexia podcast, up to 20% of the population could be dyslexic - I wanted to share my journey, what I am learning, doing and understanding to see if it can help other adult dyslexics.
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One of my best podcasts...
I’m feeling so in the zone at the moment. This podcast is a mind shifter I feel. Dyslexia, adhd or what ever amazing right sider you are I hope this adds a little bit of a new perspective to you.
14:08
September 19, 2019
Update - ADHD Meds, Visualisation and getting over that broken feeling.
We all love a dyslexia update - the things I’m trying, what’s working and the ramblings of someone who wants to help. It has been an interesting journey this last couple of months!
14:19
September 17, 2019
Alcohol and Dyslexia
Beer, wine, spirits... how does alcohol and dyslexia fit together. I want to share my experience drinking as a dyslexic the good and the bad. (Who thought I was going to say ugly :) have a listen I hope it helps give you perspective.
14:29
September 16, 2019
Dyslexia, food and nutrition
What should you eat to help dyslexia? Does a dyslexic benefit from certain vitamins and minerals and I’m gunna talk about a couple of nutritional tests that helped me gain clarity on my diet.
14:17
September 15, 2019
Motivation... what is the biggest driver
Motivated one day, completely lost the next. What can we use from our understanding of motivation to hey the dyslexic community really succeed.
13:13
September 11, 2019
Rehearse Your Day
Could taking 15 more minutes in bed in the morning help you create the day you’ve always wanted? This is a real goodie :)
13:06
September 9, 2019
Are traditions keeping you stuck?
I was considering some of the choices my mind has made and why. They don’t always seem to make sense... let’s look at it together.
11:33
September 8, 2019
Does gratitude actually work for picture thinkers?
Gratitude is something we are all told to do. But not often do they tell you how to make it work for dyslexics and the adhd community. Here’s how I make it actually work for my brain.
09:16
September 5, 2019
Wham Bham.. that is an experience
Learn from my experience on these adhd pills - do they work? What are the side effects? Do they stop your creativity? Are the pharmaceutical companies out to get us?
13:32
September 3, 2019
How it went...
My first day on ADHD meds. Wowsers that was an experience....
12:36
September 2, 2019
ADHD Meds.. Day 1
Scared & Uncertain it’s time to give these a go. Will it be a placebo or will it be a scene from the movie ‘limitless’ let’s find out together.
08:34
September 1, 2019
2 sides of a coin
Ever feel you are a robot, repeating a pattern that you are not even conscious of? Here is how it presented itself in my life recently.
08:56
August 30, 2019
Lie, lie, lie ..... truth
Love this episode - looking to change, and take that step outside that head of yours - this is the best way to get started.
13:15
August 28, 2019
Dyslexic fonts.. do they work?
You may or may not have heard of dyslexic fonts. The question many ask is do they make a difference. Here is my personal review
04:31
August 27, 2019
I got diagnosed with....
Your stomach sinks, your brain shoots off in 100 directions and it takes a bit of time to process. I am already dyslexic what now.... in this episode we dive in to it.
10:11
August 25, 2019
Random episode - visualisation, a lesson from my trip and the future..
I went all in on the words in the title so maybe just listen.
07:59
August 20, 2019
Interview with Empire Media
Good interview with Nic from Empire Media as a way to help more people understand dyslexia, what it’s about and more. Audio came out pretty well too.
34:10
August 19, 2019
Pot of olives syndrome
This happens to me a lot and not just with olives. It’s important to recognise this happening in your head as sometimes a pot of olives is just a pot of olives.
05:35
August 18, 2019
3 Ahhh Moments
So I had a meeting with Vanessa (my dyslexic coach) and I got 3 penny drop moments that I wanted to share. The first one seems so simple but the example helps it really sink in.
09:02
August 13, 2019
Could pictures be the answer?
Having spent years overthinking in words.m - I think it’s time for a change.
12:35
August 12, 2019
The Headphone Challenge
Will this challenge help me? Will it allow me to control my focus and get more (something) done? Let’s see...
07:51
August 11, 2019
Show don’t tell... your mind
If you wanted a friend to buy you a drink at a bar but started speaking French to them, would you expect them to get you the right drink? So why do we do this to our minds... let’s dig in
11:00
August 8, 2019
How I created real life change by doing just 1 thing.
Change in our heads feels hard as a dyslexic. We over analyse or do the opposite and go all in. Both seem to have the result of no or short term change. Here is how I am working to change that.
14:50
August 6, 2019
Do you ever feel fake?
It’s like you are a chameleon changing shape to stay safe, becoming a character. This is a deep one my dyslexic friends - buckle up.
11:48
August 6, 2019
Feels good? Does that mean it is good?
Ever let you feelings take over like an elephant running this buffet table? The dyslexic brain can be a beast. How can you start practicing understanding.
11:55
August 4, 2019
Thinking vs Feeling: Who’s driving?
I love this metaphor more than anything . What do you think...
10:44
July 30, 2019
Purpose or Puppies: what are you choosing?
I’m a bit challenged at the moment, my mind is different and it does not think like the average -so how do I find purpose?
09:23
July 29, 2019
What’s working for me...
In today’s podcast we do a little update on the Truth about dyslexia and I talk about 2 techniques having s super positive effect on me - right now.
11:06
July 28, 2019
Deer In Headlights Syndrome
Where did that come from? That picture was not in my head!! Let’s talk about deer in headlights syndrome and how to see it clearly.
09:24
July 23, 2019
Are dyslexics messy or super tidy.. and why
Let’s dig in to a misconception of dyslexia and help you start to see it for what it really is.
11:30
July 22, 2019
Cheat, lie and steal - Fix Your Brain
What can you do to get past those negative feelings, I’m seeing some signs of this technique being a winner - now I just have to remember to keep doing it!
11:09
July 21, 2019
I’m Not Lazy!
Has anyone ever told you that you’re lazy (got the right you’re :))? I have and I hate it. I call myself lazy it’s been drilled into me. Here is what I’m thinking about at the moment.
09:52
July 16, 2019
Getting out of a Funk
I feel like I’m in a funk and it’s not easy to escape. Felt like that? So here is what I am trying.
08:53
July 15, 2019
That Gut Wrenching Feeling
Ever felt that way when you are stopped and don’t feel like doing anything? You do anything to avoid that feeling. Anything...
09:54
July 14, 2019
Does coaching work for dyslexics?
My experience at a meeting I had and a few realisations that may help the penny drop.
06:33
July 9, 2019
Interview With Rich Rowley - We Talk Neurodiversity, Education and the Workplace
Another gripping, interesting and fun interview. A story of not fitting in to helping change the planet.
47:19
July 8, 2019
I feel like I’m avoiding something..
Ever had this feeling in the pit of your stomach about something you know you are avoiding? Here is how I’m feeling..
11:17
July 7, 2019
Bonus: The power of conversations
How do you lubricate your mind to get through challenging decisions and problems. I was reminded of it when I was not even looking for it.
06:50
July 4, 2019
Do you ever feel lazy?
I do. I get told it, I internalise it and it makes me feel bad. Here my experience being dyslexic and being called lazy. I hope it resonates.
12:53
July 2, 2019
MIQ - Focus and find answers
Many dyslexics struggle with focus, self trust and are stuck in a specific part of there life. This MIQ technique is designed to help you find those answers.
08:40
July 1, 2019
Fail Faster - The secret to dyslexic learning
The schools system has failed us, but how can becoming comfortable with failure help a dyslexic succeed.
13:10
June 30, 2019
Technique for breaking through walls (my experience)
Ever feel like you can’t get past a barrier? Hitting your head against a wall? Maybe you want to not finish something and move on to the next? Give this a try.
08:34
June 26, 2019
Rules, rules, rules.... No
How do rules make you feel? I had an experience last night that made me wonder how I actually think about rules.
07:24
June 25, 2019
Intuition: best friend or worst eney
Dyslexics have the power of intuition a right brained skill. But is it a benefit or a weakness?
14:56
June 24, 2019
Dyslexics are tactical not strategic: How to get more from doing less.
After a meeting the other day I was reminded of a challenge I have. One many dyslexics will have and could be a key to unlocking better results.
11:51
June 23, 2019
Supercharging your creativity for dyslexics
No matter what you do as a day job, embracing your creativity will bring you happiness, freedom, joy and could even change the world.
11:55
June 18, 2019
Fault, Blame and Pain
How blame hurts a dyslexic and the relationships and work they do. My experience and what is one of the biggest factors in improving my life.
11:55
June 17, 2019
Lists..they don’t have to be boring
Why lists will change your life and help get your where you want to go.
09:56
June 16, 2019
Truth about dyslexia update
In this episode I Update our community on where we are going and share what we learned from an event about workplace dyslexia and neurodiversity
10:57
June 12, 2019
Creating stories about others.. (and how to stop)
Is your brain making up stories that are just not true? Could they be causing anxiety and lost friendships and relationships...
09:42
June 10, 2019
I spilt coffee over my foot... dyslexia??
Ouch... that burns... you may say ‘Stephen, how does spilling coffee on your foot be a dyslexic thing’ well we show you in this podcast..
12:47
June 9, 2019
Dyslexics are great at focussing
In this episode we look into dyslexics and focus and look at why we are so good at it....
10:40
June 5, 2019
Stop walking in circles
Do you ever feel you are trying super hard but not actually getting anywhere? In this podcast I look at it and throw in a cool story.
10:03
June 4, 2019
Click... it makes sense
In this podcast we talk about a concept for a ‘game changing ‘audio book and I want to know what you think👍
08:29
June 3, 2019
Changing The System To Succeed At Work
Dyslexics struggle in jobs because they approach it like school, but I think there is a better way to succeed.
11:25
May 28, 2019
Should you talk to others about Dyslexia?
In this podcast we dig into communication, community and has moments.
08:08
May 27, 2019
Do Dyslexics have improved intuition?
In this episode we look at intuition and how the dyslexia brain interprets situations - lots of examples and stories in this one.
10:12
May 26, 2019
Running a Business as a Dyslexic with Flavio H
Dyslexics make great entrepreneurs but we also have a bunch of challenges others don’t - In this video we look at how to solve those bumps in the road.
49:14
May 21, 2019
Does Context shift our emotional state?
A lesson I learned that I have just not seen before that is having a profound effect on my life !
10:05
May 20, 2019
Dyslexic Goal Setting Case Study
Here a real life update on what is working, what is failing and how I am succeeding moving closer to my goals.
13:41
May 19, 2019
Tasmanian Devil Mode
My favourite podcast in a while! This podcast talks about how to supercharge your strengths and a bunch of other random stuff too!
08:54
May 16, 2019
Neurodiversity and how to be proud of it
I dig deeper into the crazy world of neurodiversity and give you a heads up on my next live interview .
08:51
May 14, 2019
Emotion vs Behaviour
Is the way you act hurting others around you? Is it possible to change? Here is what I have discovered and how I’m using it.
12:31
May 13, 2019
Depression - A dyslexic definition
Open your eyes to what depression really is. I tell a couple of stories to help you look at your own life.
11:43
May 13, 2019
Coffee Chat - Dyslexia, confidence & Self Esteem
Stephen and Vanessa share a cup of Coffee (we actually had one each) and talk about self esteem challenges.
10:26
May 7, 2019
Confidence and Overthinking
Dyslexia has a wealth of challenges. But none more than overthinking. How can you combat this in your life.
12:50
May 6, 2019
Building confidence by doing less
Dyslexics struggle with confidence and certainty. In this episode we talk about an experiment I am trying on myself and what is working and what is not.
12:07
May 6, 2019
Truth About Dyslexia Update
Come along on our mission to change the lives of dyslexics across the world. Join the community.
08:28
May 3, 2019
Comparison, anxiety and dyslexia
What a cocktail of pain that is! Let’s dig in to if comparison helps or hinders the life of a dyslexic.
10:45
April 30, 2019
They Dyslexic Comfort Zone
Is sticking to your comfort zone the right thing or should you be smashing through it every day? Why I think many experts are just plane wrong.
12:47
April 29, 2019
The ‘Who Cares’ Method
Overthinking leads to anxiety in a dyslexics life. It can be paralysing. This method is simple to do and it will surprise you how well it works.
09:14
April 28, 2019
Does getting feedback effect your motivation?
As dyslexics we we picture driven animals - but we go through extreme motivation followed by a loss of motivation. Does feedback make a difference?
06:54
April 25, 2019
Can you tell someone they are Dyslexic?
As you learn more you are going to put 2 and 2 together with some people close to you. But how do you even start the conversation on Dyslexia? We answer this in the podcast
08:53
April 23, 2019
Stopping fights over nothing
Have you ever had a fight and found that you were both talking about something different? Find out why dyslexia takes the up a notch and a tip to start fixing this problem
07:08
April 23, 2019
Should I tell my boss I’m dyslexic?
This can be one of the scariest questions we ask ourselves. Here is a few thoughts on how to deal with it.
11:25
April 21, 2019
Mark Bowden Interview
Epic interview with international speaker Mark Bowden on how he has succeeded inspite of Dylexia. This is my favourite podcast so far! It is a must listen.
45:05
April 16, 2019
Not Obvious Dyslexia Symptoms
I want to start digging deeper for you. To help you understand what is actually happening in the dyslexic brain.
10:05
April 15, 2019
Looking backwards is important
Enjoy a birthday reminisce and setting my goals for my 34th year on this planet. Can I achieve this massive goal?
08:20
April 14, 2019
Struggle to finish things you start?
Dyslexics are like spark plugs we start cars, but a car needs an engine to run. In this episode we talk about persistence - how it works for dyslexics and how it doesn’t.
14:12
April 9, 2019
Why are we not perfect?
Dyslexics struggle with self love and self confidence so so so much and I wants to speak on it again. My learnings and my struggle.
13:50
April 8, 2019
Speed kills results in dyslexics
I was reminding this weekend of a pattern in my life I keep Running and I managed to change it to improve a result.
07:42
April 7, 2019
The Biggest Dyslexic Problem
I have been trying to find words for this podcast for a while. I hope this relates.
07:26
April 4, 2019
Does this bother you?
A listener writes in and we talk about how a noisy work place can destroy a dyslexics productivity.
06:10
April 2, 2019
Listener Question
Let’s answer a question, from one of our daily listeners that I know many people will face. Does this effect you?
09:30
April 1, 2019
Frustration and the ice cream story
People frustrate me. I know they can’t help it. In this episode I share one of my greatest frustrations.
09:34
March 31, 2019
Words vs Emotional Intuition
Have you ever felt this way? Your emotions spike and you can’t quite work out why? In this episode we touch on why it happens
05:55
March 28, 2019
Metaphor of the year
Quick update on the new community and a metaphor that blew my mind for explaining dyslexia.
06:27
March 26, 2019
The brains need for normality
We are so built to normalise what is around us. It leads to us getting stuck. How can we break the cycle.
10:33
March 25, 2019
Is dyslexia a learning disability?
I get this question a lot and see it plastered every where online... but many answers seem to miss the point. This is my point of view.
08:08
March 24, 2019
Do we actually overthink?
Dyslexics usually see themselves as overthinkers - in this podcast I challenge the idea and look at what we actually do.
09:59
March 20, 2019
Is Donald Trump dyslexic?
Whether you love him or hate him l.. you can’t miss him. But why is he like how he is... and the big question is he actually dyslexic..
09:31
March 19, 2019
My imperfect weekend
I want to share the challenging weekend I had. Have you ever felt like this?
10:18
March 18, 2019
Fight vs Flight - How I am dealing with it
Many dyslexics struggle with anxiety which is the pre cursor to fight or flight. How do you deal with this overwhelm? Here is what I do
11:16
March 12, 2019
Organised Chaos wears us out
Many dyslexics live in organised chaos. Ok the outside it looks ok but in the inside it can cause turmoil - we look in to this in the episode.
09:59
March 11, 2019
Games not goals update
Dyslexics can struggle to reach goals, so why not turn them into games. Here is an update with the 3 month goal principle.
11:37
March 10, 2019
Take less advice
I had a massive realisation that will change my future and hopefully other dyslexics. Enjoy the episode.
08:21
March 4, 2019
Salad changed my habit
How can a simple salad have such a massive effect on my life? I answer how dyslexics develop complex habits from experiences and how to start changing that.
10:55
March 3, 2019
I suck at relationships
Dyslexia effects the way our brain thinks. So in turn it effects the way we deal with relationships - let me share some experiences I have had and I hope they help.
09:45
February 28, 2019
Is Mike Dyslexic?
In this episode I want to talk about a guy on Married at First Sight Australia who to me is obviously Dyslexic. If you don’t watch the show you will want to after listening to this.
08:07
February 26, 2019
Dyslexic teenagers becoming adults
Leaving school is tough. Here is how I experienced it and the 3 things I would change (once my time machine works).
09:21
February 24, 2019
Making Money as a Dyslexic
Dyslexics are bad at asking for money, we also make up the largest sub group of millionaires - what do you need to know to start making money.
09:57
February 20, 2019
Adult Dyslexia and the effect
We bring in coach extraordinaire Vanessa Victor to give her thought on how Dyslexia ‘actually’ affects adults and the misconceptions that go with it.
09:23
February 18, 2019
Overthinking stops me sleeping
Dyslexia can lead to an overactive mind. This can be a benefit, but when trying to fall asleep it is not. Here is what I have tried to help fall asleep.
07:38
February 17, 2019
How I Prioritise
Dyslexics struggle to prioritise what to do next - here is what I do to get out form overwhelm
10:07
February 12, 2019
Rollercoaster of life
As a dyslexic it feels like I am on a constant rollercoaster? Does it for you? Here is a technique to slow that rollercoaster down.
11:33
February 10, 2019
Am I an egotist?
I though I was all about ego but I was wrong - listen to my aha moment and see if you are in a similar boat.
04:55
February 7, 2019
Relationships with Dyslexics
How do you get the most out of a a relationship with a dyslexic? The episode for dyslexic partners
13:30
February 6, 2019
Meet Peter
A dyslexic author looking to make a difference by sharing his story - our first interview!
05:50
February 4, 2019
Activating Meditation?
Can Meditation give you more benefit than just taking 10 mins out in a day....?
06:14
February 3, 2019
The right decision?
Does the right decision ever exist? Something ran through my dyslexic brain last night that may help with anxiety. Try it :)
07:56
January 29, 2019
Does THC help dyslexics?
Let’s look at the world of dyslexia and cannabis. Does it help?
07:50
January 27, 2019
Less Is Less
How can you remove anxiety and achieve more - bonus rant for the week from a dyslexic mad man :)
09:12
January 22, 2019
Richard Branson Talks
One of the original members of Made By Dyslexia and an idol to so many. How did he deal with Dyslexia as a child?
08:30
January 20, 2019
Experience costs time
Why can’t I get it right? It’s not perfect enough - I quit :)
07:24
January 15, 2019
Mind, body and c.....
What is the missing part many dyslexics miss that can bring you more peace. This technique works for me and i know it will help you.
07:50
January 13, 2019
3 Entrepreneur Techniques for Dyslexics
How can dyslexics start a new idea, product of business so it actually works - here is my experience and 3 must know tips.
10:56
January 6, 2019
My 3 Goals
What are my goals? How did I set them? Find out how my dyslexic brain has decided on what I want - this case study may help you.
07:33
December 30, 2018
Achieve Your Goals
Ever feel like you don’t achieve your goals? We explore a way of thinking which you will love.
05:41
December 28, 2018
Is Santa Dyslexic?
The question we have all been asking finally Answered!
04:50
December 20, 2018
2019 Visual Goals
How could dyslexics set goals to give them a chance of actually achieving them? A must listen going in to a new year.
11:05
December 17, 2018
Are we Hypocrites?
Are dyslexics prone to being hypocrites? My story about how I found the answer.
09:49
December 9, 2018
Visually Remembering Names
Dyslexia means we can remember faces but not always names - here is.l a 2 step technique I use to help change that.
07:43
December 2, 2018
Story about Stories
How the dyslexic stories our mind create can hurt you - my story on the soccer pitch.
04:20
November 29, 2018
Nothing ever changes
Why does it seem nothing ever changes? It’s frustrating!!! Here’s an idea to fight it.
07:22
November 26, 2018
Deciding what’s important
A common problem for dyslexics is setting a sequence of importance. I have been reminded of this as I plan my parents 65th birthday....
09:15
November 18, 2018
Dyslexia & Self Worth
How we understand non physical words can shape more of your life than you realise or this is what I found out....
07:52
November 12, 2018
How To Succeed With Dyslexia
I want to be rich. So how am I going to adjust what I do to get there? Learn how I am going to train my dyslexic brain.
09:35
November 4, 2018
A Delicious Story
How cooking a ham could help you see your subconscious programming.
05:04
October 30, 2018
Creating Change for Dyslexics
Creating consistent change that lasts - my dyslexic solution.
11:24
October 22, 2018
Life Gamification and Dyslexia
Dealing with perfectionism and mistakes kills me as a Dyslexic - Could Life Gamification be the answer.
08:36
October 16, 2018
Self control: A Story
How does Dyslexia effect self control? Here is a story of one of my experiences.
07:03
October 8, 2018
The Invisible Wall
A small hinge that swings big doors when it comes to communication. Turning off your mouth.
07:02
September 26, 2018
Changing a Habit with Tong Lin
How can sitting with pain, help you to change a habit - here is my experience and a great tool for Dyslexics.
09:05
September 21, 2018
The Pain And Pleasure of Routine
When out of your comfort zone.. what happens to your routine. listen to this story.
07:05
September 12, 2018
When Things Fall Apart
My most honest post yet. Learning from lifes challenges.
08:02
September 3, 2018
Travelling With My Toolbox
Great tool i added to my dyslexic toolbox as I travelled the world.
07:01
August 27, 2018
Our Pictures Can Lie
What would happen if you could rewrite the incorrect programming in your head? How would that change your life
08:40
August 15, 2018
Dyslexic Superpowers
What strengths really stand out for Dyslexics and what do you have to cultivate?
06:54
August 8, 2018
Relationships & Dyslexia
Some days you want to hit your head against a wall... but there is hope. Dyslexics can have great relationships.
06:27
July 28, 2018
A Story That Changed My Life
Dyslexic thinking can effect your communication with others. I try in this episode to explain it with a story.
06:09
July 20, 2018
Visual Learning - The Dyslexic Advantage
This trick has helped me actually remember what I listen to in audio books and podcasts. Give it a go yourself.
07:59
July 17, 2018
The Power of Disappearing
With guest host Vanessa Victor - this is our best podcast. Learn about how disappearing works.
09:16
June 27, 2018
Does Dyslexia run in the family?
An answer that may both shock you and improve relationships. Here my experience.
03:58
June 21, 2018
Adult Dyslexia Quiz
Our adult dyslexia quiz is live. We are looking for some feedback. Visit https://truthaboutdyslexia.com to give it a try.
02:15
June 19, 2018
Ups & Downs
Ever feel fantastic one day & want to hide under the covers the next. Find out why here.
04:05
June 9, 2018
Mimicking - Staying safe
This is something I notice I do and I wonder if you can relate?
03:17
June 8, 2018
Requests vs Demands
What are requests vs demands? Why do they matter when you are dyslexic?
05:15
May 28, 2018
Being Socially Awkward
Ever felt like people don’t get what you are trying to say? Like you understand it but they don’t.. that is the topic of today’s dyslexia session.
03:49
May 28, 2018
20 Things To Know About Dyslexia
Learn some key attributes of Dyslexia and some added bonuses
15:43
May 21, 2018
My Story
I wanted to share my experience with dyslexia and how i was diagnosed. As well as give you a taste of what to expect going forward.
11:15
May 16, 2018
The Dyslexia Misconception
This is game changing to any dyslexic
05:37
May 15, 2018
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