Being a neurodivergent, my mind is constantly spinning with creative ideas.
These same ideas and thoughts are lucrative opportunities that often get dismissed, disregarded, or shut down in corporate cultures. In fact this is something that I have experienced personally throughout my work history. It seems like being nuerodiverse is looked at as a problem verses a solution. And I’m here to be a solution to it.
Understanding Your Neurodiversity
I'll be the first to admit, a lot of the time ADHD feels like a curse. If you're neurodivergent, I know you can relate. Yet, when I have a set routine in place - like boundaries with others, work time, and creative time, then it becomes my biggest asset. For example, when my brain feels like it will never shut off, I stop myself to acknowledge it and celebrate it.
Yes, celebrating our brains and how they work is key. This takes practice of awareness it’s a want and a choice I make daily.
If you’re a Neurodivergent, you’re not alone. I’ve made it my personal mission to serve others like you and myself; those who want to go beyond the borders of your ideas, use your super human gifts, and unleash your greatness.
Trust me when I say that there is extraordinary personal growth and a ton of opportunities awaiting for you. You can also trust me when I say that people like us are valued and needed around the world. Outside-the-box thinkers and visionaries are needed now more than ever!
How does a neurodivergent manage so many ideas and thoughts?
1. Stop apologizing for yourself.
2. Stop diminishing your intelligence and capabilities because they don't mirror what's represented in dominant culture.
3. Finally, and most importantly, learn to start celebrating yourself. Put a system in place to do this daily.
Celebrating your Neurodiversity
There are many ways you can begin celebrating yourself on a daily basis. But for now, I want you to know and understand neurodivergent individuals are uniquely special. And I don't mean that facetiously. I mean special in an empowering way.
For starters, where others have a tough time wrapping their brains around certain thoughts and ideas, for you this is normal and natural.
And here's another thing to celebrate: Did you know that ADHD is inherited? There’s a strong hereditary component, with up to a 91% likelihood (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3245028/) that this condition was passed on to you. So you have permission to celebrate the fact that you had no choice; it’s not your "fault" and there is absolutely no shame or blame in the matter whatsoever.
Finally, celebrate the fact that you are amongst a select few who have these unique gifts that can be used to benefit the world - when you choose to fully embrace them.
Learn more about your neurodiversity
If you have any questions about the content in this article, including how to stop apologizing, how to stop diminishing, or how to start celebrating yourself, please reach out and schedule a free consult call with me. This is my passion and I'm happy to help you on this journey wherever you may be.