The symptoms of ADHD foster important traits associated with entrepreneurship. That conclusion was reached in a study conducted by an international team of economists, who found that entrepreneurs with ADHD embrace new experiences and demonstrate passion and persistence. Their intuitive decision making in situations involving uncertainty was seen by the researchers as a reason for reassessing existing economic models.
Many people wish they had superhuman powers to deal with life's problems. When you’re an entrepreneur, focus and concentration are seen as critical to success. So, if like me, you have ADHD, it can seem like you’re on the back foot from the get go.
However, if you’re determined to succeed, there are many ways you can embrace the condition and use its quirks to your advantage; in life and in business.
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.
Today’s successful entrepreneur might possess an MBA, well-connected parents and plenty of chutzpah, but there’s one often misunderstood component and it goes by the four-letter acronym known as ADHD.
Experts say Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition shared by most entrepreneurs, some of whom have a knack for controlling their ADHD so they can foster success in their professional lives.