The question isn’t ‘Are things changing?’ but whether you own the change or if the change owns you.
Can you roll with the changes? Because that’s what life with ADHD is about. Changes. Changes all around you and inside your head.
And if you think ADHD is worse these days with all the technology around us, you’re wrong.
I think back about 15-20 years and I used to have three phones on my desk with three conversations at the same time, a line of five staff waiting for me out the door, two cameras ready to go for TV interviews down the hall…it was crazy.
For me, ADHD has always been a part of my life and if you read my book You Gotta Have Balls, you know that I had trouble in school as a kid. When it came to schoolwork, there were a lot of times where I had to rely on others to help me get by, simply because focusing was very difficult. Eventually it turned into that chaos I had in my office.
A few years ago, I met my friend Peter Shankman, who helped me realize that it was time to make a change. The reality is that while ADHD has been an advantage for me to think out of the box, it would still take its toll on the people around me. There’s no cure, but there are a lot of methods to manage it.
When Peter, his management of ADHD is well documented. As a best-selling author, speaker and customer service expert, he knows exactly what success with ADHD is all about. Recently he launched a new website called Faster Than Normal, and he joined me on my podcast, Unplugged with Brandon Steiner to talk about it.
A book I highly recommend to parents raising kids that are dealing with ADHD is Driven to Distraction.
Remember: continue to roll with changes, and go in the direction life takes you. It could take you somewhere great!