My advice for dyslexics

Having recently shared 12-year-old Isley's inspiring story about dyslexia, I was delighted to receive a letter from young Honor Smith, a nine-year-old girl who has the condition. She had seen some videos I made encouraging people with dyslexia to use it as a positive rather than a negative.

As Honor went to the trouble of handwriting her note, I thought I would do the same - you can read Honor's letters here, and mine below.

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And my reply: 

Dear Honor

Thank you very much for your delightful letter. It is so nice to receive a handwritten note that I thought I would send you one back too.

I am really glad you enjoyed the videos on dyslexia, and I hope they help many more young people like you as well.

If anyone ever puts you down for having dyslexia, don’t believe them. Being dyslexic can actually be a big advantage, and it has certainly helped me.

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Your life definitely isn’t ruined – I look forward to hearing what great things to achieve in the years to come.

Best wishes to you and good luck for the future, love Richard and all the family.

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Do you suffer from dyslexia? Don't let it hold you back - use it in your favour. It can help you to focus on the things you do excel at, keep messaging clear and simple, and also fine-tune your delegation skills.

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Plus, if you do have dyslexia, remember that the likes of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Ted Turner and even Albert Einstein did too. You are in good company!

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