Two weeks ago ( June 9), I posted a blog entitled “Atention Deficit Disorder in Adults — A New As Yet Untitled Book” in which I seek input in ways in which ADD affects us, for ill or for wonderfulness.
A big “thank you” to those who have responded.
So many good things about our ADD/ADHD brainstyle coming from sales land marketing folks, a guitarist/singer, innovators in all fields, teachers who truly see the big picture, and many more.
And, of course, difficulties that come simultaneous with the talents of an ADD brainstyle: organizing details is high on the list: feeling overwhelmed by lots and lots of new ideas in the beginning without the skill to calmly priortize what to do first; telling “white lies” to cover feeling of “I ought to be able to do A, B, or C, without realizing that none of us knows all the anwers, especialy on a new job with a boss we want to impress, or “coming on too strong in an effort to impress others that you’re as awesome as you dreamto be while feeling inadequate.
Each of these difficulties comes from a true story. And each is the result of having wonderful attributes and talents along with hopes and dreams but without the support and experience of believing in yourself.
So I know that the new book will need stories about people like these with guidance and support to fulfill their dreams. I hereby commit to include these.
The next thing that I’ve learned is that the time is right to help each other. No one expert has all the answers, but we all have answers for each other. And although medication at times is useful, it does not “fix” the issues that haunt most people with an ADD style of brain construction.
So I will include dialogue in the development of a Mentorship Model, which means connecting to each other in small groups. For the time being, I will rely on your response to my blog.
Look forward to hearing from you.