Truth About Dyslexia

Truth About Dyslexia
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.

One of my best podcasts…
Sep 19 • 14 min
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.
Update - ADHD Meds, Visualisation and getting over that broken feeling.
Sep 17 • 14 min
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!
Alcohol and Dyslexia
Sep 16 • 14 min
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.
Dyslexia, food and nutrition
Sep 15 • 14 min
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.
Motivation… what is the biggest driver
Sep 10 • 13 min
Motivated one day, completely lost the next. What can we use from our understanding of motivation to hey the dyslexic community really succeed.
Rehearse Your Day
Sep 9 • 13 min
Could taking 15 more minutes in bed in the morning help you create the day you’ve always wanted? This is a real goodie :)
Are traditions keeping you stuck?
Sep 8 • 11 min
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.
Does gratitude actually work for picture thinkers?
Sep 5 • 9 min
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.
Wham Bham.. that is an experience
Sep 3 • 13 min
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?
How it went…
Sep 2 • 12 min
My first day on ADHD meds. Wowsers that was an experience….
ADHD Meds.. Day 1
Sep 1 • 8 min
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.
2 sides of a coin
Aug 29 • 8 min
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.
Lie, lie, lie ….. truth
Aug 27 • 13 min
Love this episode - looking to change, and take that step outside that head of yours - this is the best way to get started.
Dyslexic fonts.. do they work?
Aug 26 • 4 min
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
I got diagnosed with….
Aug 25 • 10 min
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.
Random episode - visualisation, a lesson from my trip and the future..
Aug 20 • 7 min
I went all in on the words in the title so maybe just listen.
Interview with Empire Media
Aug 19 • 34 min
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.
Pot of olives syndrome
Aug 18 • 5 min
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.
3 Ahhh Moments
Aug 13 • 9 min
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.
Could pictures be the answer?
Aug 12 • 12 min
Having spent years overthinking in words.m - I think it’s time for a change.
The Headphone Challenge
Aug 11 • 7 min
Will this challenge help me? Will it allow me to control my focus and get more (something) done? Let’s see…
Show don’t tell… your mind
Aug 8 • 11 min
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
How I created real life change by doing just 1 thing.
Aug 6 • 14 min
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.
Do you ever feel fake?
Aug 5 • 11 min
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.
Feels good? Does that mean it is good?
Aug 4 • 11 min
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.
Thinking vs Feeling: Who’s driving?
Jul 30 • 10 min
I love this metaphor more than anything . What do you think…
Purpose or Puppies: what are you choosing?
Jul 29 • 9 min
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?
What’s working for me…
Jul 28 • 11 min
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.
Deer In Headlights Syndrome
Jul 23 • 9 min
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.
Are dyslexics messy or super tidy.. and why
Jul 22 • 11 min
Let’s dig in to a misconception of dyslexia and help you start to see it for what it really is.
Cheat, lie and steal - Fix Your Brain
Jul 21 • 11 min
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!
I’m Not Lazy!
Jul 16 • 9 min
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.
Getting out of a Funk
Jul 15 • 8 min
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.
That Gut Wrenching Feeling
Jul 14 • 9 min
Ever felt that way when you are stopped and don’t feel like doing anything? You do anything to avoid that feeling. Anything…
Does coaching work for dyslexics?
Jul 9 • 6 min
My experience at a meeting I had and a few realisations that may help the penny drop.
Interview With Rich Rowley - We Talk Neurodiversity, Education and the Workplace
Jul 8 • 47 min
Another gripping, interesting and fun interview. A story of not fitting in to helping change the planet.
I feel like I’m avoiding something..
Jul 7 • 11 min
Ever had this feeling in the pit of your stomach about something you know you are avoiding? Here is how I’m feeling..
Bonus: The power of conversations
Jul 4 • 6 min
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.
Do you ever feel lazy?
Jul 2 • 12 min
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.
MIQ - Focus and find answers
Jul 1 • 8 min
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.
Fail Faster - The secret to dyslexic learning
Jun 30 • 13 min
The schools system has failed us, but how can becoming comfortable with failure help a dyslexic succeed.
Technique for breaking through walls (my experience)
Jun 26 • 8 min
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.
Rules, rules, rules…. No
Jun 25 • 7 min
How do rules make you feel? I had an experience last night that made me wonder how I actually think about rules.
Intuition: best friend or worst eney
Jun 24 • 14 min
Dyslexics have the power of intuition a right brained skill. But is it a benefit or a weakness?
Dyslexics are tactical not strategic: How to get more from doing less.
Jun 23 • 11 min
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.
Supercharging your creativity for dyslexics
Jun 18 • 11 min
No matter what you do as a day job, embracing your creativity will bring you happiness, freedom, joy and could even change the world.
Fault, Blame and Pain
Jun 17 • 11 min
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.
Lists..they don’t have to be boring
Jun 16 • 9 min
Why lists will change your life and help get your where you want to go.
Truth about dyslexia update
Jun 12 • 10 min
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
Creating stories about others.. (and how to stop)
Jun 10 • 9 min
Is your brain making up stories that are just not true? Could they be causing anxiety and lost friendships and relationships…
I spilt coffee over my foot… dyslexia??
Jun 9 • 12 min
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..
Dyslexics are great at focussing
Jun 5 • 10 min
In this episode we look into dyslexics and focus and look at why we are so good at it….
Stop walking in circles
Jun 4 • 10 min
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.
Click… it makes sense
Jun 3 • 8 min
In this podcast we talk about a concept for a ‘game changing ‘audio book and I want to know what you think👍
Changing The System To Succeed At Work
May 28 • 11 min
Dyslexics struggle in jobs because they approach it like school, but I think there is a better way to succeed.
Should you talk to others about Dyslexia?
May 27 • 8 min
In this podcast we dig into communication, community and has moments.
Do Dyslexics have improved intuition?
May 26 • 10 min
In this episode we look at intuition and how the dyslexia brain interprets situations - lots of examples and stories in this one.
Running a Business as a Dyslexic with Flavio H
May 21 • 49 min
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.
Does Context shift our emotional state?
May 20 • 10 min
A lesson I learned that I have just not seen before that is having a profound effect on my life !
Dyslexic Goal Setting Case Study
May 19 • 13 min
Here a real life update on what is working, what is failing and how I am succeeding moving closer to my goals.
Tasmanian Devil Mode
May 16 • 8 min
My favourite podcast in a while! This podcast talks about how to supercharge your strengths and a bunch of other random stuff too!
Neurodiversity and how to be proud of it
May 14 • 8 min
I dig deeper into the crazy world of neurodiversity and give you a heads up on my next live interview .
Emotion vs Behaviour
May 13 • 12 min
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.
Depression - A dyslexic definition
May 12 • 11 min
Open your eyes to what depression really is. I tell a couple of stories to help you look at your own life.
Coffee Chat - Dyslexia, confidence & Self Esteem
May 7 • 10 min
Stephen and Vanessa share a cup of Coffee (we actually had one each) and talk about self esteem challenges.
Confidence and Overthinking
May 6 • 12 min
Dyslexia has a wealth of challenges. But none more than overthinking. How can you combat this in your life.
Building confidence by doing less
May 6 • 12 min
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.
Truth About Dyslexia Update
May 2 • 8 min
Come along on our mission to change the lives of dyslexics across the world. Join the community.
Comparison, anxiety and dyslexia
Apr 30 • 10 min
What a cocktail of pain that is! Let’s dig in to if comparison helps or hinders the life of a dyslexic.
They Dyslexic Comfort Zone
Apr 29 • 12 min
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.
The ‘Who Cares’ Method
Apr 28 • 9 min
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.
Does getting feedback effect your motivation?
Apr 25 • 6 min
As dyslexics we we picture driven animals - but we go through extreme motivation followed by a loss of motivation. Does feedback make a difference?
Can you tell someone they are Dyslexic?
Apr 23 • 8 min
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
Stopping fights over nothing
Apr 22 • 7 min
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
Should I tell my boss I’m dyslexic?
Apr 21 • 11 min
This can be one of the scariest questions we ask ourselves. Here is a few thoughts on how to deal with it.
Mark Bowden Interview
Apr 16 • 45 min
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.
Not Obvious Dyslexia Symptoms
Apr 15 • 10 min
I want to start digging deeper for you. To help you understand what is actually happening in the dyslexic brain.
Looking backwards is important
Apr 14 • 8 min
Enjoy a birthday reminisce and setting my goals for my 34th year on this planet. Can I achieve this massive goal?
Struggle to finish things you start?
Apr 9 • 14 min
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.
Why are we not perfect?
Apr 8 • 13 min
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.
Speed kills results in dyslexics
Apr 7 • 7 min
I was reminding this weekend of a pattern in my life I keep Running and I managed to change it to improve a result.
The Biggest Dyslexic Problem
Apr 4 • 7 min
I have been trying to find words for this podcast for a while. I hope this relates.
Does this bother you?
Apr 2 • 6 min
A listener writes in and we talk about how a noisy work place can destroy a dyslexics productivity.
Listener Question
Apr 1 • 9 min
Let’s answer a question, from one of our daily listeners that I know many people will face. Does this effect you?
Frustration and the ice cream story
Mar 31 • 9 min
People frustrate me. I know they can’t help it. In this episode I share one of my greatest frustrations.
Words vs Emotional Intuition
Mar 28 • 5 min
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
Metaphor of the year
Mar 26 • 6 min
Quick update on the new community and a metaphor that blew my mind for explaining dyslexia.
The brains need for normality
Mar 25 • 10 min
We are so built to normalise what is around us. It leads to us getting stuck. How can we break the cycle.
Is dyslexia a learning disability?
Mar 24 • 8 min
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.
Do we actually overthink?
Mar 20 • 9 min
Dyslexics usually see themselves as overthinkers - in this podcast I challenge the idea and look at what we actually do.
Is Donald Trump dyslexic?
Mar 19 • 9 min
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..
My imperfect weekend
Mar 18 • 10 min
I want to share the challenging weekend I had. Have you ever felt like this?
Fight vs Flight - How I am dealing with it
Mar 12 • 11 min
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
Organised Chaos wears us out
Mar 11 • 9 min
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.
Games not goals update
Mar 10 • 11 min
Dyslexics can struggle to reach goals, so why not turn them into games. Here is an update with the 3 month goal principle.
Take less advice
Mar 4 • 8 min
I had a massive realisation that will change my future and hopefully other dyslexics. Enjoy the episode.
Salad changed my habit
Mar 3 • 10 min
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.
I suck at relationships
Feb 28 • 9 min
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.
Is Mike Dyslexic?
Feb 26 • 8 min
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.
Dyslexic teenagers becoming adults
Feb 24 • 9 min
Leaving school is tough. Here is how I experienced it and the 3 things I would change (once my time machine works).
Making Money as a Dyslexic
Feb 19 • 9 min
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.
Adult Dyslexia and the effect
Feb 18 • 9 min
We bring in coach extraordinaire Vanessa Victor to give her thought on how Dyslexia ‘actually’ affects adults and the misconceptions that go with it.
Overthinking stops me sleeping
Feb 17 • 7 min
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.
How I Prioritise
Feb 12 • 10 min
Dyslexics struggle to prioritise what to do next - here is what I do to get out form overwhelm
Rollercoaster of life
Feb 10 • 11 min
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.
Am I an egotist?
Feb 7 • 4 min
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.
Relationships with Dyslexics
Feb 6 • 13 min
How do you get the most out of a a relationship with a dyslexic? The episode for dyslexic partners
Meet Peter
Feb 4 • 5 min
A dyslexic author looking to make a difference by sharing his story - our first interview!
Activating Meditation?
Feb 2 • 6 min
Can Meditation give you more benefit than just taking 10 mins out in a day….?
The right decision?
Jan 29 • 7 min
Does the right decision ever exist? Something ran through my dyslexic brain last night that may help with anxiety. Try it :)
Does THC help dyslexics?
Jan 27 • 7 min
Let’s look at the world of dyslexia and cannabis. Does it help?
Less Is Less
Jan 22 • 9 min
How can you remove anxiety and achieve more - bonus rant for the week from a dyslexic mad man :)
Richard Branson Talks
Jan 20 • 8 min
One of the original members of Made By Dyslexia and an idol to so many. How did he deal with Dyslexia as a child?
Experience costs time
Jan 14 • 7 min
Why can’t I get it right? It’s not perfect enough - I quit :)
Mind, body and c…..
Jan 13 • 7 min
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.
3 Entrepreneur Techniques for Dyslexics
Jan 6 • 10 min
How can dyslexics start a new idea, product of business so it actually works - here is my experience and 3 must know tips.
My 3 Goals
Dec 30, 2018 • 7 min
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.
Achieve Your Goals
Dec 28, 2018 • 5 min
Ever feel like you don’t achieve your goals? We explore a way of thinking which you will love.
Is Santa Dyslexic?
Dec 20, 2018 • 4 min
The question we have all been asking finally Answered!
2019 Visual Goals
Dec 17, 2018 • 11 min
How could dyslexics set goals to give them a chance of actually achieving them? A must listen going in to a new year.
Are we Hypocrites?
Dec 9, 2018 • 9 min
Are dyslexics prone to being hypocrites? My story about how I found the answer.
Visually Remembering Names
Dec 2, 2018 • 7 min
Dyslexia means we can remember faces but not always names - here is.l a 2 step technique I use to help change that.
Story about Stories
Nov 29, 2018 • 4 min
How the dyslexic stories our mind create can hurt you - my story on the soccer pitch.
Nothing ever changes
Nov 25, 2018 • 7 min
Why does it seem nothing ever changes? It’s frustrating!!! Here’s an idea to fight it.
Deciding what’s important
Nov 18, 2018 • 9 min
A common problem for dyslexics is setting a sequence of importance. I have been reminded of this as I plan my parents 65th birthday….
Dyslexia & Self Worth
Nov 12, 2018 • 7 min
How we understand non physical words can shape more of your life than you realise or this is what I found out….
How To Succeed With Dyslexia
Nov 4, 2018 • 9 min
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.
A Delicious Story
Oct 30, 2018 • 5 min
How cooking a ham could help you see your subconscious programming.
Creating Change for Dyslexics
Oct 22, 2018 • 11 min
Creating consistent change that lasts - my dyslexic solution.
Life Gamification and Dyslexia
Oct 16, 2018 • 8 min
Dealing with perfectionism and mistakes kills me as a Dyslexic - Could Life Gamification be the answer.
Self control: A Story
Oct 8, 2018 • 7 min
How does Dyslexia effect self control? Here is a story of one of my experiences.
The Invisible Wall
Sep 26, 2018 • 7 min
A small hinge that swings big doors when it comes to communication. Turning off your mouth.
Changing a Habit with Tong Lin
Sep 21, 2018 • 9 min
How can sitting with pain, help you to change a habit - here is my experience and a great tool for Dyslexics.
The Pain And Pleasure of Routine
Sep 12, 2018 • 7 min
When out of your comfort zone.. what happens to your routine. listen to this story.
When Things Fall Apart
Sep 3, 2018 • 8 min
My most honest post yet. Learning from lifes challenges.
Travelling With My Toolbox
Aug 26, 2018 • 7 min
Great tool i added to my dyslexic toolbox as I travelled the world.
Our Pictures Can Lie
Aug 15, 2018 • 8 min
What would happen if you could rewrite the incorrect programming in your head? How would that change your life
Dyslexic Superpowers
Aug 8, 2018 • 6 min
What strengths really stand out for Dyslexics and what do you have to cultivate?
Relationships & Dyslexia
Jul 28, 2018 • 6 min
Some days you want to hit your head against a wall… but there is hope. Dyslexics can have great relationships.
A Story That Changed My Life
Jul 20, 2018 • 6 min
Dyslexic thinking can effect your communication with others. I try in this episode to explain it with a story.
Visual Learning - The Dyslexic Advantage
Jul 17, 2018 • 7 min
This trick has helped me actually remember what I listen to in audio books and podcasts. Give it a go yourself.
The Power of Disappearing
Jun 26, 2018 • 9 min
With guest host Vanessa Victor - this is our best podcast. Learn about how disappearing works.
Does Dyslexia run in the family?
Jun 20, 2018 • 3 min
An answer that may both shock you and improve relationships. Here my experience.
Adult Dyslexia Quiz
Jun 19, 2018 • 2 min
Our adult dyslexia quiz is live. We are looking for some feedback. Visit to give it a try.
Ups & Downs
Jun 9, 2018 • 4 min
Ever feel fantastic one day & want to hide under the covers the next. Find out why here.
Mimicking - Staying safe
Jun 7, 2018 • 3 min
This is something I notice I do and I wonder if you can relate?
Requests vs Demands
May 28, 2018 • 5 min
What are requests vs demands? Why do they matter when you are dyslexic?
Being Socially Awkward
May 28, 2018 • 3 min
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.
20 Things To Know About Dyslexia
May 20, 2018 • 15 min
Learn some key attributes of Dyslexia and some added bonuses
My Story
May 16, 2018 • 11 min
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.
The Dyslexia Misconception
May 15, 2018 • 5 min
This is game changing to any dyslexic