PHOTOGRAPHS | This is even the case for the most motivated and motivated entrepreneurs. Sit in your desk and open your laptop ready to change the world and then BAM: a few hours later, you will be lost in a sea of tabs in your browser and, incidentally, I forgot to eat.
Excessive focus and distraction seem to be typical of many entrepreneurs, but they are also widely recognized features of ADHD.
Imagine, I was trying to develop my business for a year when I was diagnosed with ADHD in adults. Although at first it was difficult to understand my reality, I soon realized that most of the features of the disorder also made me a successful entrepreneur. Instead of allowing my diagnosis to limit my abilities, I overcame the stigma associated with ADHD and built a business one thousand dollars in just two years.
I am not the only businessman with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Richard Branson, Managing Director and founder of Virgin Airlines, declined to be limited by his own diagnosis of ADHD and dyslexia. The writer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Katherine Ellison is an avid speaker on how to live with the disorder. And the founder of JetBlue Airways, David Neeleman, is always sharing his experience with attention deficit-enhancing entrepreneurship.
As entrepreneurs, it is easy to push ourselves very hard, and that includes criticism of ourselves and our limitations, be it ADHD or another alternative learning situation. But if Branson could start a company like Virgin Airlines and prosper, you can do it too.
Here are five features of ADHD that could scientifically make you a better businessman and that, if you take them with philosophy, you can turn into superpowers.