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Attention Deficit Disorder; Even Kings Can Have A.D.D. (Part III)

In Part II of this post, I discussed how folks with Attention Deficit Disorder tend to get bored rather quickly, and tend to burn themselves out.

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I also named some very famous people who had A.D.D. like Bruce Jenner, and Ann Bancroft.

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Attention Deficit Disorder can actually be a good thing….

Here are some things about A.D.D. that help me as an entrepreneur;

  • I'm fast. I don't like to get bogged down by things that can slow me down. (Like lots of little details) This enables me to just do it.
  • I'm highly intuitive, especially when it comes to sizing up another human. If my internal radar sounds an alarm when I meet someone, I always trust that alarm, and I flee.
  • I don't plan ahead, too much. I just kind of "show up." I don't prepare that much. (But, I do prepare) It works for me. Not preparing a lot, frees me up to do other things.
  • I'm tenacious, and I rarely back down. If I've been wronged, I won't go away.

The online world seems to be a great match for some of my A.D.D. traits. The internet is all about speed, so that's an obvious fit.

I pump out tons of franchise and small business related content, and as soon as I think up a topic, I write about it-right away. I feel that if I don't write the article at that moment, I'll forget all of the brilliant (kidding) thoughts that are running through my brain. Call me paranoid. Go ahead 🙂

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There's also a dark side to my A.D.D. (That statement was actually a little too dramatic)

There actually are some negatives, though.

Sometimes, by moving too fast, I miss things. Like punctuation I've also sent out some 140 character items on Twitter that I wish I hadn't. (Only a couple, actually)

I have definitely written some emails in which incorrect punctuation wasn't an issue. (But the words certainly were!)

Impatience is on top of the hit parade, when it comes to what I really need to work on. I interrupt others. A lot. I get rather paranoid about losing my train of thought when I want to respond to what someone is saying, so I just jump right in.

In summation, I really do feel that for the most part, my A.D.D. is a positive, in my current entrepreneurial situation. I just have to make sure I leverage it, correctly.

I feel that it has given me a leg up on some of my competitors. I entered the blogging space very early, and that alone has helped me leverage some of the things I've learned about the franchise industry via the hundreds of articles I have written, which the search engines now have in their massive databases.

Now, about all of these cool ideas I constantly have running around in me head….

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If you'd like to learn more about Attention Deficit Disorder, here are some terrific resources worth checking out;

This series of posts about my A.D.D. have been the most personal thing's that I've ever shared in written form. Thank you for reading my story.

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