WILLIAM MANZANARES – I CAN’T READ
If not being able to read was a disease, it would be an epidemic.
Millions of Americans can't read but illiteracy often goes unacknowledged or unnoticed. If you are the parent or teacher of a child who struggles with reading, you know the painful way that illiteracy steals their confidence and robs them of the joy that comes from learning.
William Manzanares IV - a member of the Puyallup Tribe in Washington state - wrote I Can't Read to give the literacy conversation a much-needed jumpstart. William, who grew up unable to read and later learned he had dyslexia, overcame these obstacles and transformed himself into a successful serial entrepreneur. In this inspirational story, William shares strategic superpowers that worked for him in the hopes it will improve literacy for those who can't read. The book includes personal anecdotes to inspire kids everywhere - especially young Native Americans - to pursue their dreams.
The situation you are in in just the situation you are in in this moment. It is not who you are. It is amazing how little time it takes to connect when we let down our guard and connect. From the time I was a kid, I had a self-awareness of where my parents were at financially, and even though I had no idea what an entrepreneur was, I always knew I wanted to go into business. I loved history and saw the stories of people coming here with nothing build a life for themselves and succeed. What scared William the most was public reading. So he compensated by trying to memorize words and practice ahead of the reading by counting patterns ahead of his reading to only learn the passages he needed to read. Every single one of us has a place where we do not feel good enough. William courageous speaks about his feeling of not being good enough, that he couldn’t do what others could do and the feelings he felt and continues to feel. How at home, he tried to counter the feelings of being stupid at school by finding a way to make a business at home. Anything that had to do with business he was able to make it happen. Advanced Spacial Awareness- the ability to picture 3D images and remember exactly where you were and what it looked like. Many people who have dyslexia also have the ability to have Advanced Spacial Awareness. Hear the first time I ever put together how my wife never gets lost. What we think of as our short comings, are some of the greatest gifts we have been given. So many of the most successful people in the world are dyslexic because so many of the have other abilities that the other 4 out of 5 people in the world cannot do. Plus many, many more points that come through this discussion on the feeling of not being good enough and that point where we realize that we are not less than others , we just have different talents. For more information on Willian and the work he is doing, please go to: willtalksbiz.com
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