Here is a small list of professions ADHD’ers may find themselves successful in. The common characteristics for all of the below employment opportunities are: creativity, high energy, independence and variety.
The beginning attraction here is the ability to be independent and the ability to utilize their creativity. You don’t have to fit in a “standard mold”. To insure maximum focus and concentration on the business, you must be totally immersed and have a passion for it.
Some similarities to self- employment, independence, variety, and minimizes multi-tasking. Organizational Systems can be developed according to your own preferences which may also increase self-confidence.
Work Environment can be very fast paced and challenging with continually varied tasks and new environments.
Everyday is different and being needed immediately to solve a problem in a new situation can be very stimulating to the ADHD Brain, which may even hyper focus -in emergency situations.
Creativity with high energy levels.
Independence, several new people met every day and each assignment is relatively short in duration.
See the results fairly quickly and the opportunity to stay in constant motion.
For the same reasons as discussed in the two careers immediately above.
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Maintaining focus, and increasing your productivity if you have ADD or ADHD, can be a challenge. Follow my Ten Commandments to improve workplace productivity, and to make you more focused, and less frazzled at work.
Our lives are a product of all the choices you make over an extended period of time. These decisions good or bad, have the possibility to impact us over a lifetime. There are “Four Pillars “ of bad decision making that consistently challenge ADHD’ers due to their unique brain wiring. Let’s take a long look into each of these “Four Pillars “in a little more detail.
Pillar # 1 – Lack of Dopamine in the Pre-Frontal Cortex – This is the well documented neurochemical basis for all of the symptoms and manifestations of Adult ADHD. Dopamine serves as the “ fuel “ to providing clarity, improved focus and concentration . Lack of these three traits can lead to decisions that may emphasize the “ hear and now” as opposed to looking at the long term implications.
Pillar # 2 – Temporal Discounting – This is a fancy term for saying lack of looking into the future. An ADHD starts setting money away out of each paycheck for the down payment on a new car in 18 months. The store neighbor comes over and offers this ADHD’er a dream vacation for $ 3,000.00. The ADHD person takes up the offer to withdraw the money now, and doesn’t stop and realize what impact and delays it will have on delaying the purchase of the new car. Instant gratification for luxury with long range implications on delaying a very important purchase.
Pillar # 3 – Overcommitment to avoid hurting others – This is very common among ADHD’ers in the workplace. Their goal is to come across as a dedicated hardworking and high performing worker , but instead leads to a frustrated burned out and stressed out employee who has a lot of upset coworkers due to several incomplete projects that may impact business numerous departments in several ways.
Pillar # 4 – Poor Time Management – Those with ADHD have a warped sense of time passage. This can lead to attendance problems in the workplace, Missed personal appointments and business meetings and a poor performance in several aspects of life.
Strategies to better decision making with ADHD :