Last year, I started writing a little bit on my personal blog about the fact that I have ADHD.
This was quite a startling revelation for reasons that I won’t get into now. But the “shiny object syndrome” which is clearly shared by many of the:
- business owners
- freelancers (designers, software engineers, web developers, marketers, musicians, etc.)
… that I’ve known is clearly related.
Do All Entrepreneurs Have ADHD?
Clearly that would be a bogus claim to make. But the idea that entrepreneurship is correlated with ADHD is grounded in science. One study from 2018 said:
This grounds prior research on ADHD and entrepreneurship, indicating that individuals with ADHD are indeed more likely to not just espouse entrepreneurial intentions, but also to initiate business venturing.Lerner, D.A., Verheul, I. & Thurik, R.
Resources for Entrepreneurs with ADHD
An overwhelming majority of the information online about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (“ADHD”), formerly known as Attention Deficit Disorder (“ADD”) is focused on children, schoolwork, and parenting.
For someone like me that was diagnosed as an adult, it’s been difficult to find credible, reliable information that I can use as a business owner to help me manage the downsides of ADHD and maximize the many upsides of this powerful trait.
After working with Dana Rayburn, who is a very successful (and helpful!) coach for professionals and business leaders who have ADHD, I experienced such incredible benefits, that one day I suggested on a whim that we start a podcast.
Thankfully, Dana was a fan of the idea!
And so, Kick Some ADHD was born!
We launched a couple of weeks ago, and we’re releasing a new episode every Monday morning. In fact, today’s episode was part 2 of a two-parter on the unique ways that we procrastinate (everyone does it, but people with ADHD have refined it to new levels!) and what we can do about it.
You can find the podcast by searching Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and most every other place you get your podcasts. Or just visit the website for links.
I hope you enjoy the show!