How painting helps curb my ADHD compulsiveness

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+11 Tweet Share11 Pin Share13 StumbleShares 25 As an ADHDer, I tend to also be a bit OCD and compulsive. I overwork things, and have a tough time moving on to the next task. Am I finished? Is it good enough? Should I work on it some more? Maybe I should go back and fuss over it. At times I have worked …

Follow Through: How I Finished My First Children’s Book

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+14 Tweet Share24 Pin Share19 StumbleShares 47If you have ADHD, you know that following through can be tough. Almost impossible, even. Or at least it seems that way, most of the time. Just being creative, having wonderful ideas, and having bits and pieces of your project started are not enough. You. Have. To. Actually. Finish. Things. You know what I’m …

Brain Music: How Music Calms Your Body while Helping Your Brain Think Your Best Ideas

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+13 Tweet Share86 Pin Share8 StumbleShares 97   In the 1950s, German physicist Winfried Otto Schumann discovered that the Earth’s magnetic field resonates at 7.83 Hz. In 1979, Schumann’s associate Herbert Konig found a correlation between the Schumann Resonance and the alpha rhythm of brain waves. When you are in the alpha state, the Earth and your brain are operating …

How to Spot a Business Owner with ADHD

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+11 Tweet Share15 Pin Share8 StumbleShares 24   Some of us call it a curse. Some of us call it a super power. Some of us wish it would go away. Other business owners with ADHD wouldn’t go back and take a “normal” brain if it was offered to them. David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue, says that if there was a …

How to Stay on Track in the New Year

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+1 Tweet Share7 Pin Share12 StumbleShares 19 This is the time of year when we all set out with good intentions, make long lists of things we want to accomplish, and have new hope that the clean slate of a new year will bring us success. And then we waver, doubting our own ability to follow through and actually DO the …

How to Boost Your Poor Memory

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+13 Tweet1 Share558 Pin Share10 StumbleShares 572Have you ever been working on a project—doing some research, taking notes, or making a plan for something—and then come across your notes or plan for the very same thing—and you had already figured it out, months or years ago, but had totally, totally, forgotten about it? With no memory of it whatsoever? Or, Worse, have you …

How to Curb Your Impulsivity

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+11 Tweet2 Share41 Pin Share StumbleShares 44If you are an ADHD business owner, you know your impulsivity can sometimes get you in trouble. You want to buy that new piece of equipment right now, without checking your budget. You want to implement that new business direction right now, without having thought it all the way through. You want to say what you want to say now, before …

Who Has ADHD?

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+1 Tweet2 Share Pin Share StumbleShares 2 Every once in awhile I’ll come across a story about a famous person who has ADHD, or a list of well-known people who have ADHD, and I think, “Huh. That’s interesting.” And yay for them for not trying to hide it. It’s important for us to know about these people, because when we …

How to Make Decisions Quickly so You Can Keep Moving

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+1 Tweet Share2 Pin Share StumbleShares 2You’re careful in your business, because you’re serious about it. You weigh things meticulously before making decisions, or maybe you even agonize over decisions, putting them off until you have just the right and perfect answer. And you probably think you’re doing the right thing. But that caution in decision-making may be precisely what’s …

The Four Main Things You Need to Have a Successful Business

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+1 Tweet1 Share Pin Share StumbleShares 1You know by now there is no magic wand, no secret sauce, and no magic beans for having a successful business. There are, however, four main things you can put in place, and if you do, you can have a successful business. Business owners who do these things consistently are successful over time. Those …