And you will be too
For over twenty years, I have been an entrepreneur, and for much longer I have had ADHD.
Over that time, I have developed powerful mindsets, strategies, and systems to function as a business owner. This has not merely allowed me to thrive as an ADHD entrepreneur, but to often be more organized and reliable than neurotypical folks.
For the first time event, I have decided that it’s time to share what I know in this first run, four week program called Successful ADHD Entrepreneur: No More Excuses.
Over the course of four 1 hours sessions, you will learn:
Mindset – Embrace your ADHD, not feeling guilty, stop apologizing, and remove the mental blocks that prevent us from creating and executing effective systems.
Mission – Stop chasing squirrels by creating a single, unified, overarching mission narrow enough to create progress but broad enough to keep you from getting bored.
Systems – Create your own systems, processes, and automations to increase what you get done by reducing how much you have to think about it.
Planning – Plan an entire quarter in a few hours so that your executive function can be invested in high leverage activities, rather than figuring out what to do from day to day.
Organized: ADHD Style
I have ADHD. I am easily distracted. I can’t remember the conversation I just had 5 minutes ago. I can’t remember large swaths in my past. I have limited executive function.
But I have never lost my keys. I have never lost my wallet. I never miss meetings. I’m always able to keep track of time.
People even say to me “Michael, you are so organized.” It gets me every time because I don’t think of myself as organized. I think of myself as quite scattered and needing a variety of coping mechanisms to be functional. But those coping mechanisms sure do look a lot like organization and they sure do work like it as well.
In fact they’re so effective that I am more organized than most entrepreneurs without ADHD that I know.
The first step to fixing a problem is knowing you have a problem. Knowing that I have ADHD is led me to create all manner of systems processes organizations and solutions giving me a better ability to retain key information organize my calendar keep track of systems and stay focused than most “neurotypical” entrepreneurs.
Over the last 5 years of entrepreneurship I have learned a lot and I have developed a lot and I believe it is time to share that with you so that you can use all the same techniques strategies and tools that I’ve been using for the past few years to turn your ADHD into the superpower it should be rather than a detriment to your business.
In this self-paced course, you will learn mindset organizational strategies systems and how to plan an entire quarter in just 2 hours.
With what you learn in this program you too will have people saying “wow, you’re so organized.” You’ll be getting done more than you ever thought possible to achieve more success than you ever hoped for.
What will you learn?
For many with ADHD, we judge ourselves and our limitations. We look at our challenges with shame. We see our difficulties as insurmountable and final.
We overcome our limitations without shame all the time.
A car is simply a technology to overcome our slow walking speed.
Glasses are a tool to overcome diminished vision.
A coat overcomes our lack of natural fur.
The problems are easy to overcome because there is no emotional baggage on them.
In this program, we will develop the mindset to have no more shame about accommodating your ADHD than you would have getting in a car or putting on glasses.
There’s an old saying that you can’t ride two horses with one ass.
You can’t succeed in chasing multiple unrelated goals. Entrepreneurship is challenging, and it can be difficult to succeed with single minded focus. When that focus is scattered, it is like walking a tightrope while someone throws basketballs at you.
But how can you choose just one thing in a world of exciting pursuits?
The answer is to choose one mission big enough to encompass enough passions to keep you engaged but not so big you can chase squirrels around in it.
In this program, we will help you to discover your overarching mission.
Systems and Processes
Picture the successful CEO. She doesn’t turn wrenches or build cars or write code. She give an order and it gets done.
She has people who set appointments for her, remind her of what she needs to do, and keeps track of information she needs.
You may not be able to afford a personal assistant, a staff, or half a dozen vice presidents, but you don’t have to.
Using systems and processes, you can turn yourself into your own team.
With ADHD, we have limited executive function, but if we marshall it effectively, deploying it efficiently, and creating plans that we can follow without taxing that limited resource we can be as productive if not more so than neurotypicals.
In this program, you will learn how to leverage technology and technique to be more productive and organized than you ever thought possible.
Planning the Work and Working the Plan
Once you have an overarching mission, a clear goal, systems, processes, and procedures, you can break things down into projects and action steps.
By doing this across your entire business, you can create a work plan of days, weeks, or even months. You can create an entire roadmap from where you are to your goals. By trusting this roadmap, you can remove the familiar anxiety about what you should be doing today and if you’re making progress.
In this program, you will learn the repeatable process to plan weeks, months, or even a whole year of work in just a few hours.
Then you will have…
By the end of these four sessions, you will have shifted your mindset and learned to stop judging yourself while focusing on your strengths over your weaknesses.
This will free you to develop a single, overarching mission to guide all of your plan and processes.
This mission will inform a series of systems, processes, procedures, techniques, and technologies to turn you into an office team of one.
And all of this will be organized into a single unified plan to take you all the way from where you are now to where you want to be.