1. Focus on Showing Up
There’s a great quote that says, “80% of success is just showing up.” So many people don’t succeed because they don’t take the first step, which is simply getting started. Don’t get hung up on being perfect or having the best business that exists, just focus on getting something out there. Even the smallest step forward is still a step forward.
2. Know your strengths and ask for advice
As a Dyslexic entrepreneur, I’ve had to find ways to use my differences to my advantage. If you are a different learner, really creative, great with numbers, or anything else then use those skills to get ahead. Also, don’t be afraid to collaborate with people whose strengths are different than yours.
3. Go with your instinct
When you hire someone or have to make an important decision it is imperative that you go with your gut. You won’t always have an exact reason why you feel a certain way, but you can’t ignore that feeling. Trusting yourself is a key to your success.
4. Get inspired…then re-inspired!
Follow your passion when you start a business. Whatever you choose will become the focal point of your life, relationships, and conversations. After you choose your business and get going there will be moments when it feels like it won’t work out. During these times it’s important to look back on the steps you’ve taken and the reason you started in the first place. This will re-inspire you to keep pushing forward.
5. Find people who compliment your strengths and weaknesses
People with learning disabilities struggle in school, but in life you can surround yourself with people who can help minimize your challenges and be able to focus on your strengths. Find creative to work around your differences.
Leana Greene, is the founder and CEO of Kidsinthehouse.com, the world’s largest parenting video library, and the mother of three. As a 3-time CEO with Dyslexia, Leana provides these tips to aspiring female entrepreneurs with learning differences.