Episode 7: ADHD And Entrepreneurialism

EP. 7: ADHD and Entrepreneurialism

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Entrepreneurs and those with ADHD have some undeniable similarities. But could ADHD itself be the secret to their success? Today, Tracy explores the similarities between entrepreneurs and those with ADHD.

Entrepreneurs and those with ADHD have some undeniable similarities. But could ADHD itself be the secret to their success? Today, Tracy explores the similarities between entrepreneurs and those with ADHD. We will dive into some scientific evidence, as well as personal examples that show the differences in those with ADHD that make them perfect for being successful when pursuing their passion.

Here are the key connections that Tracy makes between entrepreneurs and those with ADHD.

Listen to Tracy’s anecdote of the first business she ever started – an unsuccessful Christmas Card business in her childhood. It may give you a chuckle.

Tracy’s entrepreneurial spirit spurred her on to even more endeavors in adulthood.

Listen as Tracy explains the pros of entrepreneurialism – from new experiences, never being bored, learning something new every day, etc.

Tracy lists some ADHD characteristics that most entrepreneurs tend to share: hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsivity.

You won’t want to miss the statistics Tracy shares that show a shocking connection between ADHD and entrepreneurship.

Hear Tracy explain how those with ADHD are “left over hunters in a farmer driven world.”

Listen as Tracy shares how the resilience of those with ADHD helps them weather the storms they will face in their entrepreneurial ventures.

Hear how it all may boil down to biology and neurological responses to our environment. 

Tracy explores impulsivity from a scientific standpoint and links it to intuition and impatience/boredom.

Tracy also explains how those with ADHD use intuitive decision making, proactiveness, and risk-taking to succeed.

Entrepreneurs and those with ADHD often love flexibility and love being their own boss. Hear how Tracy explains this from a personal perspective and a scientific point of view.

Find out why acting and seeking novelty are traits that explain the entrepreneurial brain.

Hear how she explains how creativity is impulsivity “gone right.”

Tracy explains “hyperfocus” and how it is the key to success for entrepreneurs. You won’t want to miss the evidence she shares about why it is so important for those of us with ADHD to discover and pursue our passion(s).

About Tracy

Host Tracy Otsuka is a lawyer, not a doctor, a life-long student, not a coach. She’s also the creator of Coretography a patent pending system that helps smart, driven women understand their own unique ADHD brain and use it to their advantage.

Tracy will be talking about ADHD. Your super powers, your symptoms, your solutions and work-arounds and how you proudly stand out. Tracy credits ADHD for some of her superpowers and much of her success in life.

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