Keisha Swaby outlined this hack on episode 7 of The Dyslexia Life Hacks Show.

Struggling to get something done? Sitting up late at night banging your head against the wall not helping? Then skill swap with your friend who is awesome at it (they can also help patch you up, after hitting your head against the wall).

We all have strengths and weaknesses and no one person is brilliant at everything. Swapping a skill is a powerful way of getting the task done on time and learning new skills from your friends and colleagues, in time teaching them new things too! 

They can help teach that skill you are struggling with, and in return you can help with a skill they’re having bother with. It is a great way of building strong relationships, social connections, and camaraderie.

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In this episode of The Dyslexia Life Hacks Show, we had the privilege of speaking with Paul Daniels Jr., the founder of Peripheral Thinkers. Paul is not only an advisor to Fortune 500 companies but has also created over $2 billion in new revenue throughout his career.

During our conversation, Paul shared his fascinating journey, starting from his school days in Texas and his transition into studying business at university. Despite initially venturing into advertising, Paul’s path led him to become a design manager and eventually start his own business at the young age of 25, despite having limited prior business knowledge. As his business thrived, Paul realized his passion for mentoring others and transitioned into corporate America, using his exceptional ability to recognize patterns to fuel his success. Along the way, he also acquired engineering and programming skills to further enhance his career prospects.

At the age of 40, Paul discovered he was dyslexic, leading him to recognize his unique talents for connecting ideas and devising innovative strategies. He generously shared how these strategies have propelled his career and also shed light on the challenges he faced. Recognizing that 10% of the population possesses similar hidden skills, Paul developed a training course called Peripheral Thinkers. Through this course, he aims to help individuals tap into their innate thinking abilities and overcome challenges, ultimately fostering innovation.

Join us in this episode as Paul walks us through his inspiring journey, from his humble beginnings to his current role as a respected advisor and mentor. Discover how he has harnessed his dyslexic strengths and how you too can unlock your own hidden potential. Whether you’re dyslexic or not, this episode offers valuable insights into harnessing unique skills and thriving in any industry.

Episode 58 – Men’s Mental Health, Dyslexia, Athletics, and the Journey to Self-Acceptance with Lee Povey

Lee Povey, a world-renowned track cycling coach, discovered his dyslexia at 50, shedding light on his lifelong struggles with writing. Despite excelling in math and science, expressing himself in words posed challenges. Online tests confirmed dyslexia, providing clarity to his difficulties.

Lee’s athletic journey became his refuge, excelling in sprint cycling within velodromes. His empathy and visionary thinking set him apart, both as an athlete and coach, guiding fellow cyclists.

However, an accident highlighted his own reluctance to seek and accept help, prompting a transformation. Lee’s experience led to establishing networks supporting men’s mental health, harnessing his dyslexia-empowered strengths.

Lee Povey’s story resonates beyond cycling, illustrating how challenges can become strengths. Tune in to his episode for insights:

This episode encapsulates the journey of discovery, resilience, and triumph, inspiring us to convert challenges into assets.