I am often asked what tools I like best for ADHD business owners, and which business tools I use myself. The ones I like best for keeping you motivated and on track with your business are pretty simple—you don’t have to invest in a lot of extra stuff to make things work. Some of my favorite tools are mindset oriented, and some of them are practical nuts and bolts tools, most of them very low-tech. No programs to learn or software to invest in.
If you’ve made a commitment to yourself to work on your business, please be patient with yourself. Many ADHD business owners like to work when the spirit moves them. If you’re not used to being consistent, doing things in order, and following steps, you may slip up, go off on a tangent, and get impatient with yourself. When this happens, take a deep breath, remember your commitment to yourself, and go back to where you left off. No need to beat yourself up. Every start is a new start. Just take a deep breath and begin again, putting one foot in front of the other. Everyone slips up—it’s okay!
2. An Open Mind
There are many ways to do things, and many people you can get advice from and learn from. You may hear things explained in many different ways from others—perhaps by ADHD coaches who don’t understand business, or by business coaches who don’t understand ADHD. If you follow the advice in my articles, webinars, books, or courses, remember they are designed specifically for business owners with ADHD, so the advice is going to be a bit different than what you may have heard before. I explain things a bit differently, and I’m going to ask you to do some things others have not asked you to do. On the other hand, I’m going to skip over things you may have heard are essential. I urge you to keep an open mind as you choose which methods work best for you.
Working on your business can get tough at times, I’m not going to kid you. You may even want to hang it up and go back to doing things willy nilly! But working on your business is worth it—and you know this already if you are spinning your wheels, and not getting anywhere. Putting structure and strategies in place will help you in the long run and bring you tons of relief, even if it does take perseverance to carry you through. I hear this all the time from my clients who have persevered!
4. Sticky Notes!
Sticky notes are my favorite business tool, and I’m betting they will soon become yours as well, if they aren’t already. Stock up on various sizes—I like the 3 x 3” and 4 x 4” squares. Sticky notes are great for ADHDers because you don’t need toRead More