As I stood in the foyer of his palatial office building,
I wondered what the man who ran the biggest
trucking empire in Australia would be like.
Now in his late 70’s, he sat behind a massive desk filled with piles of books, paperwork and collectibles.
Upon the walls of the huge room were beautiful artworks, sporting memorabilia and there were shelves of family photos along the end wall next to a leather lounge suite. The whole room had views as far as the eye could see over Melbourne.
In the background was relaxing music being piped through speakers.
However… I wasn’t feeling very relaxed.
Lindsay Fox was someone I had only ever seen in newspapers, on TV or in magazines… and I was really nervous.
Yet… here he sat, in the flesh and I was about to interview him for my educational program The Ten Minute tutor.
You see… Lindsay Fox is also dyslexic. He is a great example of somebody who has got through school, overcame adversity and achieved business success… in big way.
According to Forbes magazine (2015) he is worth US2.7 billion dollars.
I often meet people just like Lindsay, but not with such a high public profile.
Our interview took place on his leather couch after I encouraged him out from behind his desk. I conducted the interview, as my husband Andrew filmed and I prayed that our video camera and sound equipment wouldn’t malfunction that day.
You know I received an email from a mum this morning whose son was trialing The Ten Minute Tutor. She told me that she had tried numerous programs with her 10 year old son over the years, but he hadn’t liked any of them.
She wrote to me…
“The turn around for him was the Tips for life Tutorials which he said were awesome. I think just hearing about successful people who have found school hard was a surprise for him.”
Children who find school difficult and struggle with reading and spelling, need to know about all the incredibly successful people who had learning difficulties at school, yet have triumphed in life.
In his interview with me, Lindsay Fox detailed how he repeated years at school, failed exams, blitzed at Math, loved sport and left school at 16. He also said, that the teachers just didn’t know how to teach him.
If your child needs to hear more messages like this, you can give The Ten Minute Tutor a try. There are also other resources on Dyslexia Daily that provide amazing examples of individuals who have struggled at school, but have gone onto achieve amazing life happiness and success.
Confidence is king, when it comes to helping a child to catch up at school and provides the right mindset to enable them embrace life.