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I have ADHD. No, I’ve never been officially diagnosed as an adult.
As a toddler in the early 90s, the teachers just called me “challenged” and told my parents I needed help.
In what I can only describe as heroism, my parents refused to medicate me. Instead, they were advocates for me through and through, and over time, I learned to deal with being endlessly distracted.
Master Coach, and ADDCA Teleclass leader, Jay Perry wrote this powerful poem.
For me, music is a special gift I can access whenever I need it. I can customize it to work with the emotions of my heart and it makes mundane tasks more interesting, in my head.
Music is always available for you to listen whenever you want.
Selecting the right kind of music can fulfill specific emotional and motivational needs.
Passion is the fuel that ignites the unique sparks in our hearts and drives the spirit in our souls.
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ADHD: Grown Up
A Guide to Adolescent & Adult ADHD
Joel L. Young M.D.
An essential clinical resource when working with adult ADHD clients.
For many years, I knew I was born with a set of specific talents, which resulted in recurring patterns of success. I knew that these talents worked well in specific situations, but there were many other moments where they remained stagnant. It seemed like whenever I really needed them to support me in accomplishing an important goal, I could not locate and enlist them.
Looking back, I think I hoped that I could simply take out some sort of “special key” to open the door to where my strengths were located and use them whenever I wanted. It took many years for me to realize that it does not work this way.
Over the years, I’ve worked with thousands of brilliant, intelligent and highly creative individuals with ADHD.
They have shared with me that they intuitively knew there was a hidden light within them, but it was covered by a dark veil that did not allow them to experience the radiance of their own brilliance.
When they were introduced to the tools I share in this book, the different models, strategies and coaching skills taught at the ADD Coach Academy and began to integrate them into their lives, as well as those of their clients with ADHD, the darkness began to lift, layer by layer, and it allowed rays of divine light to shine through.
Clients with ADHD have the same human needs as any coaching client. However, they also face unique challenges related to ADHD that can interfere with their quality of life. These challenges, which are related to the executive functions of the brain's management system, might include emotional self-regulation, cognitive and physical hyperactivity, impulsivity, distraction, focus, decision-making, time management, short-term working memory, and more. It may also include the belief that they can’t attain their short- or long-term goals because they have ADHD.
Research shows that less than 20% of people are flourishing. We are not functioning at our highest psychological or social level. As a human race, we are not living optimally. We are not aware of what makes up the core essence of our authentic selves. Without a foundational understanding of what makes you tick, you will not realize your full potential.