A Letter to the Little Boy Who Has Dyslexia & ADHD w/ Author, Coach & Speaker Jonathan “J.O.” Oliver
Sometimes with ADHD, we can’t figure out why things just aren’t working out right. So when we finally get diagnosed, there can be a sense of relief- because we finally have a name for what’s wrong. This guy knows all about that! After struggling through all of his high school & part of his college years, JO was diagnosed with Dyslexia and later with ADHD. He was struggling into his 30’s. He has written a book about it, (in addition to a couple of others), that I started recently and am just loving. Now a husband and father, JO’s mission is to help parents and families- particularly stay at home dads- redefine life & family according to what works best for them. We talk about how excruciatingly painful having undiagnosed ADHD & Dyslexia can be, (especially in classroom settings), about self-love, about what finding a true mentor can mean, and about his new book, which is J.O.’s love letter to his younger self, here today. Enjoy!
In this episode Peter and Jonathan discuss:
1:14- Intro and welcome J.O.!
1:45- You had a really tough time in school; tell us about it?
2:20- On reading aloud in the classroom
4:40- On his second time taking a collegiate Genetics exam, and finally getting tested for a learning disability.
5:50- Upon Jonathan’s Dyslexia diagnosis and getting some new resources!
7:00- On turning 30, beginning a book, then being diagnosed with ADHD
7:53- On using his superpower
8:52- J.O.’s next challenge was learning how to ‘miss correctly’ and to love his younger self.
10:28- What do you do to get yourself out of the times when you find yourself in an Imposter syndrome?
11:57- J.O. & Peter agree that therapy should be mandatory.
12:38- On not fighting yourself
14:28- Tell us about your new book! “To The Little Boy In Me Learning With Dyslexia and ADHD”
17:13- Was writing this book maybe part of a catharsis for you?
20:00- Thank you Jonathan and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people! You can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.
20:36- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
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