Can You Be A Successful Entrepreneur with ADHD?

Running your own business can be hard, But imagine having ADHD on top of that. It can make things even trickier.

But did you know some big-time business folks like Mel Robbins, James Smith, Bill Gates, and Sir Richard Branson have ADHD too? Some people even say having ADHD is like having a superpower for starting businesses.

In fact, Forbes even wrote an article titled ADHD: The Entrepreneur's Superpower.

But is it really that simple?

Nope, I think it's way more complicated.

As someone who found out they had ADHD later in life, after already starting a business, let me tell you, it's a double-edged sword.

On one side, ADHD can give you very useful traits like being hyper-focused on things you like, making quick decisions, and not being afraid to take risks. But on the other side, it can also make you forget stuff, get distracted easily, and have a hard time sticking to plans.

So, is ADHD a superpower for me? 


And I think a lot of people with ADHD would agree. It's not all rainbows and unicorns.

The thing is ADHD affects everyone differently. It depends on things like how much support you had growing up and how bad your ADHD is. And sometimes, other things like learning differences or mental health problems can make it even tougher.

But here's the thing – lots of people with ADHD find it easier to run their own business than to work for someone else. Why? Because they can make their own schedule and do work they really care about.

If you're curious about what I think, check out my video on YouTube where I share my thoughts on whether you can be a successful business owner if you have ADHD.

I want to know what you think too. Do you think having ADHD is a good thing or a bad thing for starting a business?

Before I go, here's a quote I like from someone who also has ADHD that definitely sums of how we can make the most of our ADHD as an entrepreneur:

"We can't all be good at everything. That's why we have teams. Everyone has something they're good at, and together, we can do amazing stuff." - Simon Sinek



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