Back in the early days of Asperger Experts, when we were first learning how to help everyone in the best way possible, I attended a seminar called “Experts Academy”. There I was taught how to create courses, market those materials, work with coaching clients, etc.
The music was loud. There were a lot of people. It was hectic. And yet, because it was my current “special interest”, I enjoyed it. I didn’t get overwhelmed. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
Anyway, there was 1 thing that Brendon, the main speaker, said toward the end that always stuck with me, even to this day.
He said “What you are really providing is perspective.” I’ve found that to be profoundly true both as a giver and receiver of advice.
When I got a doctor after having a kidney stone last fall I was looking for perspective. Perspective on what to do differently and how to avoid such a thing in the future.
When I had massive panic attacks a few years ago and got a psychiatrist, the one thing I really wanted was perspective. The perspective to see past my panic attacks and help me relax.
When I hired a life coach 5 years ago to help me “break through” (back before anyone knew who I was) the one thing I wanted was perspective.
People who have been where you are and have successfully gotten to “the other side” have one of the most valuable things you can ask for: perspective.
They can clearly see what you need to change, what thoughts and assumptions you have that are incorrect, and exactly how to go from where you are right now to where you hope to be one day.
Whether that is with an athletic coach, a doctor, or someone who is an Asperger Expert, gaining that perspective in your own life (and the life of your family) is invaluable.