My Favorite Mistake — 106: Feeling Ashamed of Being Dyslexic and Getting Past That in Business and in Life: Scott Ballard

Coach, author, and speaker

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My guest for Episode #106 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Scott Ballard, a coach, speaker, and author, based in Portland, Oregon. His company is Confidence CoachLLC.

From his bio, Scott “has used that superpower [of encouragement] to help create insight and breakthroughs for hundreds of people to take their life and their business to the next level. [Scott] can do this because his dyslexia blinded him from seeing his own genius for many years, so he became brilliant at seeing the genius superpower in others.”

In today’s episode, Scott shares his “favorite mistake” story about feeling shamed for having dyslexia. How did he learn that it wasn’t shameful? How did he decide to share his dyslexia with people?

We talk about that and other topics including:

  • Joking about “being dyslexic” in a meeting — inappropriate?
  • Learning from business failures, wife’s encouragement
  • “Fail fast”
  • New business – learned not everybody is an ideal client
  • Coaching dyslexic leaders?

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