How do they do it? Successful serial entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs that start and lead multiple successful businesses. They start up companies, sell them, and keep repeating the cycle. The diversity of their businesses can be mind-boggling but successful serial entrepreneur traits show a not surprising overlap with many dyslexic adult traits.
1. You are restless after 3 or 4 years.
2. You are curious and customer-centric.
3. You have more fear of regret than fear of failure.
4. You started a business before you could drive.
5. You recognize your current startup won’t make you money.
6. You know you want to start another company.
7. You already have your hands in 2 or 3 businesses.
Restlessness, high curious, and absence of fear of failure are common traits among entrepreneurial dyslexics, but other dyslexic MIND strengths, including strong storytelling ability (great for early team building) and vision (I- and D-strength – aka interconnected and dynamic reasoning..being able to see into the future) also increase the likelihood of success for startup CEOs.
Recently, I had the chance to interview Janis Mitchell (Precision Resource) and learn how she got started in her business and how she used her dyslexic strengths in the creation of successful businesses.
In the following brief excerpt, Janis credits dyslexic strengths in ‘reading people’ and understanding what they really wanted in order to develop out-of-the-box solutions that solved problems that no one had thought of before.
Talking to Janis was an education in Dyslexic Cognition! The way Janis succeeds in developing new businesses is like many other serial entrepreneurs we’ve had the privilege of getting to know. Dyslexic minds can excel in opportunity finding – it really is a connect the dots sort of moment…seeing what isn’t there, and then making it with other pieces or people that make up a complicated puzzle.
If you are a serial entrepreneur and would be willing to be interviewed, contact Fernette through: email team “at”dyslexicadvantage.org It’s abilities like these that aren’t recognized on the roadmap for dyslexic young people, but they should be.
For PREMIUM Subscribers, enjoy Janis’ complete interview below.
Janis answered questions about disclosing her dyslexia, her early school challenges, discovery of strengths in reading people, creative problem solving, and how she created one of her most recent companies.