Overcoming Dyslexia an Interview with Steve Weaver
Steve Weaver has gone through a lifetime of undiagnosed, untreated dyslexia. He shares with us his journey of overcoming dyslexia challenges and finding success in comedy. Steve discusses the importance of early diagnosis for dyslexic children to prevent academic struggles, while also emphasizing the untapped creative talents that dyslexics possess. He opens up about his own struggles with substance abuse and how finding a supportive community helped him conquer his addiction. Steve emphasizes the importance of being authentic both in comedy and in life. His journey exemplifies the power of perseverance and illustrates how working through difficulties can lead to great joy and personal growth.
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Steve Weaver is a retired IT Professional and Army Veteran. A 38-year husband, father of 3, and Grandfather of 1. He was an undiagnosed dyslexic student who graduated from college summa cum laude. He is recovering from a marijuana addiction. And an aspiring actor/comedian.
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[01:43] When did Steve discover he was dyslexic? And how did it feel to finally be able to identify the reasons for his struggles?
[03:55] How did Steve adjust his learning techniques to be able to graduate summa cum laude from college?
[05:18] Steve talks about his early career in IT and in the army.
[07:29] Steve opens up about his marijuana addiction.
[11:34] Steve talks about the role fear had in his life and how he faced it.
[23:21] What prompted Steve to be tested for dyslexia as an adult?
[28:54] How has being dyslexic contributed to Steve’s comedy and outlook on life?
[30:57] Steve shares two inspiring quotes.
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