Would you consider ADD or ADHD a super power?
Well if not, take a read of this from FORBES magazine
What do business mogul Sir Richard Branson, Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, and JetBlue founder David Neeleman, have in common? Well, besides being monumentally successful, they all have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and, like other entrepreneurs and CEOs, some will even tell you that they are successful largely because of the “diagnosis”, not in spite of it.
It takes an adventurous spirit, to strike out on your own. Entrepreneurship fits perfectly with the ADHDer’s need for stimulation and a willingness to take risks. The greatest success stories in business took a leap based on what they saw in the marketplace at a particular moment in time. Rejecting solutions that seemed to be “normal”, they instead trusted their instincts and forged ahead with something new and unproven while their more risk-averse peers shook their heads and insisted it would never work.
Recently I attended a private event for the elite entrepreneur, where Dr Ned Hallowell, gave a very insightful review of how ADD/ ADHD has been presented in the media and by other doctors to the general public.
But in fact, the majority of the entrepreneurs in the room including myself felt a shared commonality among the symptoms described. Many where leading dentists, physicians, surgeons.
Dr Hallowell was gracious to grant me a quick interview for my audience. I hope you enjoy and find some comfort in your findings
Click here, If you would like to learn more about Dr Ned Hallowell.