This week I was a guest on The Spark Hustle Flow Podcast hosted by the talented Kemberli Stephenson
The topic was how to overcome distractions in your business and Kemberli asked me really good questions.
I felt like I had a million things to say for each one, and had to stay as succinct as possible so that the interview lasted 30 minutes rather than 3 hours.
Towards the end of the interview, one of the questions was
“how do you know if your distractions are part of being human, or if they could be related to ADHD?”
The quick answer is to take an online screening test.
The screening test doesn’t tell you if you have ADHD, but it will help you decide to contact a health professional to get an official diagnosis.
The slightly longer answer is:
You might have always thought you were a little bit different from other people but weren’t sure why.
You might have considered the possibility that you had ADHD in the past, but people dismissed the idea as you did well in school, or because you are an accountant.
Accounting is thought to be a bad career choice for people with ADHD because it requires attention to detail.
However, there are always exceptions. I know quite a few people with ADHD who love their accounting jobs. They find numbers relaxing, like a fun puzzle, and much easier to understand than people.
The same principles apply if you aren’t an accountant.
You might have done well in school and/or have a career that isn’t thought of as one that is ADHD friendly.
These things can be true AND you can still have ADHD.
The first step is to do an online screening test.
A well-recognized tool is the Jasper/Goldberg Adult ADD Questionnaire. If you google it, it is available on many websites.
To listen to the full interview click here!