Harnessing Your Neurodiversity Gifts
My recent blog posts we've examined the ways in which those of us with neurodiverse gifts can harness our traits to succeed in the workplace - from trusting your unique perspective to drive new ideas and innovation, to drawing upon your tenacity and hyper-focus to see a task through.
In this month’s final blog post, I want to talk about the importance of celebrating your neurodiverse gifts and everything they help you to accomplish. Because doing so will help you derive more satisfaction from your day-to-day work and also empower you to take the next step so that you can truly Bloom your business!
The power of celebrating success
Recognizing your own value and worthiness is super important for any individual.
If we never take the time to stop and reflect on the things we have accomplished, it’s difficult to see how we could ever derive value and happiness from our work.
However, celebrating success is particularly important for neurodiverse individuals. People with neurodiversity may struggle to see how their gifts are relevant to their work, or feel like they don't fit in with traditional work culture. This can quickly lead to feelings of self-doubt, or even to a person having low self-esteem.
Instead, by celebrating the successes made possible by their gifts, neurodiverse individuals can benefit from renewed confidence in their abilities, and find the energy and enthusiasm to drive them forward in their career.
How neurodiverse individuals can celebrate success
There are a number of simple, yet effective ways in which you can celebrate the successes which stem from your neurodiversity.
However, in order to be able to celebrate those successes, you'lll first need to identify your neurodiverse gifts. It is only by identifying, harnessing and trusting your gifts that you will be able to later recognize how they contribute to your successes.
Perhaps you already have a good understanding of your gifts; common examples in those with autism or ADHD include hyperfocus, problem-solving and attention to detail. For those who need some guidance, you can use the following process and articles from my blog to help you:
Step 2 - Stop diminishing your strengths
Step 3 - Eliminate doubt by overcoming the challenges of neurodiversity
Once you have an understanding of how your neurodiverse gifts contribute to your successes, it’s time to start celebrating them!
Here are three simples ways in which neurodiverse business people can celebrate their successes:
🟣 Write down your accomplishments - Keep a record of your successes in the form of a physical journal, a document on your computer, or a simple note app on your phone. For each achievement, ensure that you write down the challenges you overcame, the unique contributions you made, and the positive feedback you received. This will help you to remember your achievements and build confidence.
🟠 Treat yourself - When you achieve a goal or complete a project, it's important to take time to, literally, celebrate! Treat yourself to something you enjoy, whether that's your favorite meal, a new book, or a day off. This can help you feel motivated and energized to tackle your next task.
🟡 Share your success with others - Don't be afraid to share your successes with your colleagues, friends, and family. Not only will this help you build stronger relationships, but it can also inspire others and reinforce the value of neurodiverse perspectives in the workplace.
Are you a neurodiverse entrepreneur or executive who is ready to identify your strengths, celebrate your successes, and get to the next level?
Feel free to get in touch with me on social media or by scheduling a call. I help people just like you from around the globe innovate their ideas into reality - so that they can make a greater impact in the world. ✨ -Kate