Neurodiversity Seeds Business Opportunities
Last week I explored how neurodiverse gifts can be successfully harnessed to aid problem-solving, help you overcome challenges, and achieve success. In case you missed it, you can read it here→
In this blog - part three of my series exploring how neurodiversity seeds business opportunities - I want to look at how the positive traits of resilience, tenacity and passion manifest themselves in those of us with neurodiverse gifts. I’ll also be sharing ways in which we can further develop these traits.
As somebody with ADHD, I understand the challenges that neurodiverse individuals face in work and in life in general. Our unique perspectives, ways of thinking, and ways of working are not always understood or valued by those with a low level of understanding about neurodiversity.
However, I also know that, whatever difficulties I face, I have an unwavering energy and determination to overcome them. I motivate myself by seeing challenges and obstacles not as setbacks, but as opportunities for development, or problems to be solved.
Tenacity is closely linked to determination - however I think that ‘tenacity’ better captures the way in which neurodiverse people are able to adapt and employ totally different approaches in order to overcome an obstacle.
It’s one thing to work diligently to overcome an obstacle (determination), it’s another to adopt a state of mind with an unwavering focus on solving a problem (tenacity).
I know from my own experience that tenacity and resilience require huge amounts of energy.
Thankfully, one of the gifts of neurodiversity is the ability to draw on the incredible passion we have when we’re working on an idea that we really believe in. When we understand our purpose, and we’re working towards it, our level of passion - and therefore our energy levels - go through the roof!
Developing Your Resilience, Tenacity, & Passion
All three of the traits above make neurodiversity a gift, not a hindrance when it comes to working and fulfilling your goals. So how can we nurture them further?
Here are three places to start:
✨ Set Clear Goals: Setting clear goals, which are linked to your purpose, help us become more passionate about achieving them. It provides rocket fuel for our endeavors - even in the face of obstacles and challenges.
✨ Build a Support Network: By building a support network of family, friends, colleagues or even a coach, you can use their advice and wisdom to reinforce your own confidence and become even more resilient.
✨ Embrace Your Creativity: Resilience means never giving up hope on finding a solution to a problem. Potentially, finding that solution might require an unusual or creative approach. So embrace your creativity because you never know where it might lead you!
There are limitless ways in which I coach my clients to harness their gifts and manage them in a way that reveals clear and ready-to-create ideas in a meaningful and healthy way. Harnessing gifts such as resilience, tenacity and passion might be your key to propelling your ideas into full bloom fruition!
If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about managing neurodiverse gifts and the unique capabilities they have, please feel free to get in touch. I’m always happy to share my knowledge and I’m passionate about helping people to achieve their goals not matter how big or small.