How to Shift the ‘Attitude” and Have More Fun In Your Job In my twenties I worked for a big corporation as a legal secretary. Now imagine an off-the-chart ADDer doing this job in the first place. After being shuffled around the legal department to various attorneys who the company thought I could work with, …
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Life/Work Planning – Revisited or How the Pieces of My Life Fit Together to Create An Awesome Career
When I first trained with Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute, back in 1991, I was introduced to the concept of Life/Work Planning. I put the term to rest many years ago. Now I want to pull it back out of my mind closet, and talk about the piece that has …
Traditional office workplace environments can pose quite the challenge for those of us who deal with ADHD. There’s a ton of stimuli being thrown at you at any given time, and it’s your responsibility to prioritize and maximize your workload efficiency. Sounds like a nightmare for someone who has problems maintaining concentration, right? Well, there …
In a world of entrepreneurs launching products and services daily, there are certain characteristics that will separate those inspired to “take no prisoners,” and those who fall off the wagon before the wagon even begins to roll.
By now, most everyone knows that retirement from one company in which you start, work your way up, and end up retired with the Golden Parachute no longer exists. Besides, if you’re an ADDer like me, you would not have the patience to stick with anything that long – at least working for someone else. …
In my first session with new clients, we cover what to expect going forward. The biggest point I like to make is that of noticing how they are feeling at any given time durng the process of “peeling the onion” and discovering an authentic career/livelihood direction.
There is a real learning curve to organizing a video summit like The Focus Blueprint. How else can I say it? It has been one of those projects that has challenged me in new and unique ways, and is now creating a buzz around my tribe (and yours too, I would imagine).
A few weeks ago I received an email from the “Twilight Zone.” It read, “Are you the Shelley Mendelson I met in Europe in 1980? Actually it was 1981, but I digress. In fact, he was a friend that I had gotten to know while traveling and living in California and came up to visit …
I am reposting this article as a reminder to fall in love with the work you do and make it a priority! Those of us with Career ADD have special challenges that are necessary to address if we are to live well and find Career Happiness. I consider these things “must dos.” I have heard …