Why did I start this site?I work within management consulting. Fifteen years in to my career I found out that I was dyslexic – the diagnosis helped me to understand why, as a colleague once put it, “you do the really difficult things effortlessly, but you don’t bother with the easy stuff?”. The diagnosis was helpful, but what I really needed was a source of practical advice that would help me find the best way to tackle the unique challenges that those within professional services face. What I found online was disapointing. Lots of sites aimed at those in education as well as some fairly general information that related to adults in the workplace. But nothing that I felt addressed the specific challenges of my industry. So I have made my own way, made a lot of mistakes and learned a few things on the way. The reason I started this blog was to share some of what I have learned and, I hope, to get some new ideas from others facing similar challenges.
What will it cover?Having never written a blog before, I suspect it will evolve over time… certainly the blank page appears as daunting as usual… so I suspect there will be a lot of editing before I get this right! Equally, I have relatively little time so progress will be slow… However, the current plan is to include a number of different sections:
- A blog – an occasional “day in the life” posting that tries to discuss a topic of interest to dyslexics in a pratical way
- Dyslexia general information – some general information for those who may have stumbled on this site
- Resources and ideas – a section setting out resources and ideas that I have found helpful
- Dyslexic success – a section devoted to those who have succeeded despite or perhaps because of their dyslexia
- Links to organisations – organisations specialising in this area, who may be able to provide further information or help