Harnessing Your Neurodiversity Gifts
I’m passionate about promoting the ways in which neurodiverse individuals such as those with autism, ADHD and dyslexia can use their unique gifts to aid them in their profession.
When it comes to the workplace and approaches to work, all too often the focus is on how neurodiverse individuals can ‘adapt’ in order to fit societal norms. In fact, neurodiverse people have a unique set of skills and perspectives that can benefit businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of different ways.
Harnessing those unique gifts is easier than you might think - and it often starts with simply having belief in yourself and faith in your gifts. Here are three ways in which neurodiverse people can start to do just that:
1. Embrace Your Hyperfocus
For many people, concentrating on one task or project for an extended period of time can be challenging.
In contrast, ‘hyperfocus’ is one of the defining traits of many neurodiverse individuals. For example, a person with ADHD is able to focus intensely on a given task for an extended period of time. This means the task is completed quickly and with great attention to detail.