Jul 17

ADHD Professionals in the Corporate World

Challenged to keep the fires burning?

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Corporate colleagues

With or without ADHD, navigating your professional career can be daunting. This is particularly true if you have a great deal invested in an education, years in your field, and are now working in a corporate environment on the executive track.

I knew my corporate years were numbered when I realized that I did not enjoy being the boss of others or being “bossed.” Since that time, I have had the pleasure of growing in my own business, career coaching numerous ADHD corporate executives to create a joyful, uplifting work/life direction. Some moved on to develop their own businesses, while others chose to remain with their company or another organization…joyfully. The key ingredients are always confidence, focus and direction.

Have you experienced any of the following:

  • FEAR! Fear of what, you may ask. Well here’s a laundry list:
    • Lack of attention to detail (often a by-product of ADHD)
    • Being “found out” (that you may not be qualified to manage others), yet doing fine (false assumption)
    • Feeling less than confident in your overall work product (whether or not you have made a significant financial impact on your company)
    • Knowing too much or more than your CEO/Founders who may feel “threatened”
    • Being perceived as a “know it all”
    • Losing your job because you now dread the environment and coming to work
    • Communicating your true understanding of the improvements needed to move your company forward.

It doesn’t really matter what the challenge is. If any of the above exist for you, you are likely not fully engaged in your day to day work life, and therefore, not truly of service to your company, your employees/staff or yourself.

With so much at stake – your livelihood, lifestyle, business/work persona, and most importantly, how much you enjoy what you do, understanding the need to get to know yourself introspectively is essential. Self-reflection is key.

Start here:

  • List what you do everyday – use bullet points – leave nothing out – even responding to emails and/or text messages. Do this every day for a week. EVERYTHING!
  • Make a note of how each one of those tasks makes you feel (create your own system)
  • Note how much of one or two tasks you are regularly doing that you do not enjoy and could even be creating a bit of anxiety – can you eliminate them or delegate?
  • Create a list of tasks you do that you truly enjoy. Leave out anything that is a thumbs down. How do you think focusing on these tasks will impact the fear you are experiencing in any of the above challenges mentioned?

Next – contact me with your list and let’s discuss the next possible steps. No charge. Believe it or not, you will feel much clearer about what is possible. Contact me via email at shell.mendelson@gmail.com or text 830-237-2735 and let’s set up a time to talk.

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