We’ve all been there before and it’s something that’s often referred to as the entrepreneur’s curse or “superhero syndrome”. It starts off innocently, but as you scale your business and begin to grow you have difficulty saying no to things and even worse, delegating or outsourcing tasks to others. You have so many things on your plate but so little time. You get caught up in a vicious circle of burning the candle at both ends and fueling yourself with caffeine and junk food. Naturally, the first thing that always gets tossed by the wayside is exercise.
My 8-year-old son Lucas has ADHD. Naturally, because the disorder is a big part of our lives, we talk about it with people. Sometimes we’re venting with a friend, and sometimes we’re chatting with another parent to pass the time as we wait for some kid’s activity or another to wrap up. Sometimes we’re having a deliberate, goal-oriented discussion with teachers or administrators as a means to formulate better approaches to assist with Lucas’s behavior and academic performance.
Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards: Unsung heroes of the grassroots game are honoured
As rugby union fans prepare for the deciding Test between the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions on Saturday, the grassroots of the English game were being celebrated in London.
The 2017 Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards recognised those who have contributed to their community programmes and those who have been transformed by them.
Imagine trying to juggle a full life of work and home demands when focus is almost impossible: That's everyday life for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Here, adults with ADHD reveal their tricks for managing the carnival in their brain.
Set aside time for stuff that isn't urgent
Until the wider world understands and appreciates the amazing, wonderful, energizing benefits that ADHD brings to the workplace, I have to keep the secret source of my CEO super-powers to myself!
The author, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has been CEO of several companies during his successful career.