Did you know that this website (www.EmotionalHealthForEmotionalWealth.co.uk) has a sister site in the making? We recently delivered our draft to the designer for www.HealthyEmotions.co.uk and it will launch within the next few weeks. My business partner (Elaine Barnes) and I are very excited about this project. We are intending to bring audio material to people with dyslexia and those people who have similar difficulties with reading. The focus will be on emotional issues because that is where our expertise lies – we are both experienced Counsellors..
Thus, I have been reading the e-book Like A Virgin by Richard Branson to see if I can learn to think like an entrepreneur! I admire not only his business expertise, but the fact that he thinks “outside the box”. The more research I have done into dyslexia the more it appears that thinking differently to other people may well be a hallmark of someone using dyslexia to develop creative solutions. Just because a person did not fit into the conventional educational system does in no way mean that they are stupid. Being a square peg in the round hole of academia may be uncomfortable and alternative learning found.
Since Sir Richard Branson (founder of the Virgin Group of businesses) is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, what he has to say about business struck me as appropriate learning for me. My bachelor’s degree is in business management, but from 1985, so well out of date! Tips that I have learnt from reading Like A Virgin:- take calculated risks, be willing to change your mind or direction if something isn’t working, focus on the future – don’t dwell on mistakes, bring talented people together, communication is key – listen to customers and staff. Above all have fun!
There is a lot of other knowledge in Like A Virgin so I would thoroughly recommend you purchase a copy for yourself if you are in business.
Watch my blogs at www.Goodreads.com for more of my thoughts about what Healthy Emotions Ltd. can learn from Virgin!
Please contact us at Healthy Emotions if you are dyslexic or have a loved one who is dyslexic. We would like to hear from you about your experiences.