Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, And Albert Einstein All Share This One Disadvantage. Learn How People Like Them Turn Disadvantages Into Entrepreneurial Superpowers.
A Conversation with Joseph Warren and Sean Casto
When Sean Casto was younger, he felt like an outcast becuase of his dyslexia. He had to take his tests in a different room with the other “different” kids. He felt confused and ashamed when the school assistant called his name and asked him to leave class on test days.
Because he couldn’t read as well as his friends, Sean started wondering if he was smart at all. Did he have the same value as other students? Would he ever be successful?
Then a teacher changed his perspective forever.
She reframed his dyslexia from a negative into a positive. She said that his brain was processing information a little too fast. Sometimes the words on the page got mixed up. This meant it was hard for Sean to articulate the thoughts, ideas, and facts he was reading. But she told him that in a few years, his brain would adjust and his fast-processing brain would become a powerful tool.
After a little digging, Sean discovered that many successful businesspeople had dyslexia. Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Albert Einstein are just a few. What role models!
This encouraged Sean. He developed a new perspective on life. He saw his “disadvantages” as superpowers and it gave him the confidence to become a successful entrepreneur. Now he runs an app marketing platform that makes over $2 million in revenue each year.
Now before you read the next section, ask yourself this question, “What is your biggest disadvantage?”
Reframe your disadvantages into superpowers
With your personal disadvantage in mind, let’s work on reframing your perspective. If you continue seeing your disadvantage as a disadvantage, you’ll only make excuses.
For example, I came from a poor family. I could have said that I was bound to fail because my mom and dad didn’t provide me enough starting money to get a leg-up on the competition. Or I could have said that I didn’t go to an elite college, so why even try breaking into a hyper-competitive business world?
No! Your disadvantages are skewed reflections of your strengths. My background gave me a strong work ethic that has been key to my success.
Sean Casto’s dyslexia was an indication of a creative, intelligent mind. Is reading still hard for him? Yes. But he’s flourished by embracing the unique way he’s been created.
Now think about your greatest strength. This might be the compliment you receive most often. Maybe you’re told that you’re great at creating organized systems. Or that you have the most creative ideas. Or that you’re the most thoughtful one in your family. Compare this strength with your biggest disadvantage. Try to find similarities and see how your “negative” traits actually speak to your greatest gifts.
Don’t think small
Reframing disadvantages into strengths will transform your business life, too.
Sean says that business success relies on the perception of the operation. Public perception starts with your perception. If you think small about your own company, your clients are going to do the same. If you have average expectations for your business, your clients are likely going to think your company offers average value.
In Sean’s case, he started out aiming for $100,000 in revenue when he should have been aiming for $1 million. Once he made that shift, his business took off.
“Success is 80% psychology and 20% mechanics,” Sean says. He recommends investing in yourself. Read groundbreaking books. Attend seminars. Find a coach. Do whatever it takes to overcome the mental obstacles keeping you from success.
Reframe your disadvantages into strengths. Then you’ll be able to think big and rise to new levels of success.
One of the biggest challenges to reframing your disadvantages is moving past a lifetime of negative self-talk. Entrepreneurs are especially vulnerable to low self-esteem. A Spiritual Clarity Call can reveal blind spots and give you a positive perspective on your life and purpose.
It’s simple. You and I will jump on a no-cost, 45-minute Skype call. We will find a time that’s convenient for you.
Typically, a coaching call like this would run about $250. For you, it’s free.
Obviously, the benefits of a Spiritual Clarity Call go much deeper. On our call, we can discuss one or two actionable steps for realigning your personal life with your business life.
After a full coaching boot camp, my clients have avoided devastating divorces, escaped long-term addictions, and overcome serious depression. My clients have also negotiated raises at work, rediscovered their life purposes, and reconnected with their kids. Over time, these positive changes could save you $1,000s.
But both you and I know that your life isn’t measured by a price tag. Your life is about the people you love and the purpose for which you were created. If you feel like you’re missing out in either of these areas, we need to talk.
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Learn how Sean used marketing to 10x PreApps.com’s revenue. Listen to Sean Casto’s episode of Your First 100K Podcast.
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Joseph Warren is a Christian Speaker, Podcast Host and Spiritual Coach. Joseph Warren offers Spiritual Coaching to Christian Business Owners who somehow find themselves in a spiritual rut. In just 90 days, he helps them avoid expensive divorces, break free from addiction, restore broken family relationships, and start living their Higher Purpose!