Overcoming Distractions: Thriving with Adult ADD/ADHD

Overcoming Distractions: Thriving with Adult ADD/ADHD

by David A. Greenwood

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Overview


We know that Attention Deficit Disorder makes it tough for children to focus in school. But what happens when those kids grow up? How can they make the transition to a successful professional life? And how can newly diagnosed adults meet the challenges of the workplace? David Greenwood, an ADD sufferer who now works as a well-respected PR consultant, answers the question for anyone who wants to thrive with ADD or ADHD—not just survive!
Learn how to:
  • Identify the major features of Attention Deficit Disorder and become aware of how they affect aspects of adult life, particularly in the office
     
  • Tailor a career to minimize the effects of those symptoms
     
  • Highlight the positive characteristics of Attention Deficit Disorder, such as hyper-focusing and creativity, and leverage them to achieve professional success
 
Overcoming Distractions includes plenty of case studies, testimonials from ADD/ADHD specialists, and numerous action plans for making Attention Deficit Disorder work for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454920762
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 543,294
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


David Greenwood lives just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and son. On the drug Ritalin for many of his childhood years, David was hyperactive, unfocused, and faced many academic challenges in school, including flunking out freshman year at a vocational high school—a clear case of ADHD. 
 
An entrepreneur at heart, he owns Street Smart PR/Video, a small public relations and video marketing firm. Over the years, David has owned other small businesses including a karate school, as well as a popular restaurant in suburban Boston. With the exception of twelve years, he has always been self-employed as an adult.
 
As a person with ADHD, he feels ADHD has always fueled his desire to be his own boss. For him, ADHD has given him a creative and energetic edge in the business world. In writing Overcoming Distractions, he set out to find others who also felt that ADHD was, in fact, a gift if managed properly. David has always been driven to create his own path to success, and he wanted to tell the stories of other successful people with ADHD.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 You will finish this book 1

Chapter 2 The ritalin kid 15

Chapter 3 ADHD adults: who are we? 31

Chapter 4 A solid foundation 47

Chapter 5 Mind and body 61

Chapter 6 The science of getting nothing done 73

Chapter 7 Lose the distractions and get in the zone 87

Chapter 8 Routines and time management 107

Chapter 9 Making ADHD work for you 123

Chapter 10 A solid support system 137

Chapter 11 Find your way 149

Chapter 12 Lose the shame 165

Resources 177

Acknowledgments 179

About the Author 181

Index 183

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