So the elephant in the room is that most of my clients with ADD seem to end up creating a business that capitalizes on their authentic gifts in an entrepreneurial capacity.
I have to admit that I have likely been dancing around this fact because I don’t want to give the impression that if you are an ADDer, you must start your own business. This is absolutely not true.
However, it is more likely than not that you will find your most optimal working conditions to allow for a great deal of flexibility in terms of where you work, the environment you are in the majority of your day, and the hours you work when you are able to work on your own..
It is also likely that you will not do your optimal best with a micro-manager as your supervisor/boss or where there is so much structure, you must ask for permission to take a break or go to the bathroom.
Given that so many of my clients lean toward self-employment, I am going to list some things to consider before taking this leap. Keep in mind; these are the very first necessary steps before moving into the realm of entrepreneurship.
1. You are extremely clear about your direction. I can’t even tell you how many times I have been involved in business training programs with other participants who have, paid good money, yet had no clue about a business direction.. Perhaps they hoped that their direction would emerge during the training. But the truth is that it is the cart before the horse. The first thing I have clients do AFTER a clear business direction is defined is to create a Compelling Vision of their business and lifestyle. Without a clear direction, the vision is generally fuzzy. Developing a clear direction is a process that requires going deeper on a soul level to arrive at a direction that truly resonates and creates inspiration to take the next step.