It’s estimated that nearly a fifth of Americans have ADHD and that more than 80% of those people are undiagnosed, not getting the help that could have a huge impact on their lives.
Life was going well. But, the thought of doing the same job for 30-40 years wasn't for me.
Having been diagnosed with ADHD at a young age I was seen regularly by multiple health professionals, specialists, psychiatrists and social workers. I don’t remember much of that, but at the age of 10 or 11 the help stopped.
I was always in trouble at school for clowning around, shouting out and generally being a bit of a dick.
I caused chaos around my neighbourhood too. The neighbours were constantly knocking our door to tell my parents what I’d done. I’d be in trouble with the police, change schools a few times, and nearly ended up going to prison.
Problems followed throughout my school life and followed into the workplace. Constantly being late for everything has never gone away.
Eventually, after a period of being homeless, suffering with depression, and ending up living in a shit hole flat, I landed a job in the ambulance service. Finally, a job I could be proud of, a job with a career path.
Working in an emergency call centre was perfect for my ADHD. It was fast-paced, I never had to concentrate on anything for too long. It wasn’t long before I was promoted, and promoted again.
It’s where I met my partner, Laura. 10 years later we are still together and we now have four children.
Life was good. I had a good job that paid well, a family, a wife-to-be, and a beautiful home.
But something still wasn’t right. I needed to be doing something constantly.
I'd always wanted to start a business
I helped a friend get started with social media for his business, it did well. Maybe this is how I could make money? In July 2013 I registered my very first business and it wasn’t long before I’d become a Jack of all trades, dabbling in social media management, graphic design, web design, print, and more.
It took a few years to realise that this wasn’t what I wanted to be doing and in 2017 I rebranded a focused on one thing. I’ve since invested hundreds of hours and thousands of pounds in myself, joining mastermind groups, coaching programs, and learning how to put processes in place to scale a profitable business.
And one day the thought came to me that I have this inner need to work for myself, maybe others with ADHD do too, and maybe I could help them. Maybe I can help those younger than me realise that they can do it, they can start a business and they can learn to put processes in place to keep them on track and not just run a business, but actually learn how to grow their business.
Speaking to people in Facebook groups and on Reddit I realised that so many people had the same problems. Some had gone years before being diagnosed. I spoke to entrepreneurs with ADHD, some were doing well, others had lost focus and became uninterested in their own business.
The stories were all different yet we shared so many similarities. I’d finally met my tribe.
What can I do for you?
Ask me to speak at your event
I love to talk about ADHD, WordPress, web design, and building a business whilst doing an endless list of others things. I love sharing my story and passion with others.
If you like the sound of the podcast and you think I’d be a good fit to speak at your conference, drop me a message and I’ll be available to talk and hear your plans.
I’m happy to promote the event on the website and on social media before, during, and after the event.
Hire me as your coach
If you’re looking for an ADHD coach to help with organisational and timekeeping issues, you’re barking up the wrong tree here.
But, if you’re looking for someone to help you grow your business using your website and social media, as well as someone to talk to and hold you accountable, let’s talk.
Ask me to be a guest on your podcast or write an article
If you like my stories and you’d like to talk more about how I decided to focus on helping entrepreneurs with ADHD on your podcast or in your publication, get in touch and let me know what you have in mind.
If you’d like me to try to help with a specific issue, or if there’s someone you’d like me to try to interview, reach out and let me know and I’ll try my best to make it happen.
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