Learn how to work with your brilliant ADHD brain, double down on your strengths and live your best smartass life.
What you focus on gets bigger. Focus on your perceived limitations and you stay stuck. Lean into your strengths and you grow.
When my son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 12, his therapist told us to reduce his expectations so he wouldn't be disappointed in life. I was outraged and she was fired.
That sent me on a mission to learn as much as I could about ADHD, since it was clear that the experts didn't have a clue. Eight months later, I discovered that my son inherited his ADHD from me!
I never intended to become an ADHD Coach - I was a lawyer and a successful entrepreneur - but that's exactly what happened. I've since worked with hundreds of Smart Ass ADHD women and have yet to meet one who isn't brilliant in some way.
What I've learned is that ADHD isn't limiting, but what we tell ourselves about it can be.
Are you extra, or are they just Basic?
I’m not here to make you like everyone else. I don’t have tips on how to fit in. I’m here to teach you how to work with your brilliant brain, so you can do things your own way and live the life you were meant to live.
A lot of ADHD women think they’re broken because they live outside the status quo. They’re not trying to fit a square peg into a round hole; they’re asking why the damn hole needs filling in the first place.
Instead of kicking the status quo to the curb – where it belongs – some suggest you shore up the areas society says need improving. I think there are far better ways to spend your time. Like embracing what makes you stand out and living to your potential.
I know what it feels like to be “too much.” I’ve always been an overdoer, questioning the norms when everyone else goes with the flow. Others wondered why I couldn’t relax, lighten up, or reign it in. I chalked it up to being inherently driven. Now I know that drivenness is a form of hyperactivity – an ADHD trademark.
What I know for sure is that what we think we’re capable of determines what we accomplish.
My later-in-life ADHD diagnosis allowed me to live without prescribed limitations. The bullshit suggestion that I shrink my son’s goals revealed the risk of being confined by arbitrary limits.
Too many women live with reduced expectations and let life pass them by because they haven’t learned how to zero in on their strengths and work with their ADHD brain.
That’s why I started my podcast and free Facebook community. It’s also why I’m committed to changing the way we talk about ADHD and women.