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Interview with Writer Frank South: From Hollywood to Doing Good

After listening to Frank South, the Hollywood writer and executive producer tell his ADHD story on our Business Brilliance call . . .  all that remains to be said is wow.

Frank had undiagnosed ADHD all through his successful “glamorous” lifestyle, and he walks us through his life, from high school to Hollywood and back again. His natural storytelling ability had Marcia, me, and our listeners captivated. We felt like we were on the roller coaster of life in the fast creative lane, right there with Frank.

As much as Frank’s life was exciting, it was also painful. Listening to him, we realize that money and fame might buy impressive cars, outfits, and a nice lifestyle for him and his family, but if something emotional is out of sync, none of that matters. With the support of his wife and children, he made some brave changes, and now he “works” his ADHD as a writer for ADDitudes Magazine and independent playwright.

Franks shares his  secrets to living a successful life with ADHD so that you can too!

To download the call, click the link below:

“Business Brilliance,” July 25, 2011


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Look for information coming soon about our next private “Focus, Control, and Balance Retreat,” tentatively scheduled for the first week in June, 2014.

In the meanwhile, read about the December 2013 retreat in San Diego here.

Registration is Now Open for “Focus, Control, & Balance!”

Is it time for you to stop struggling on your own, to set aside a few days to finally get a good grasp on strategies that can really help, to connect with other ADHD business owners just like you who are all facing the same issues you’re facing?

Then join us for


San Diego Harbor

December 5 – 7, 2013, San Diego, California

If you’ve been following us for awhile, you know we’ve been helping entrepreneurs and business people with ADHD make powerful changes in their businesses for over 3 years — and we’ve got success stories to prove it! One of the most powerful things we do is get ADD business owners together, roll up our sleeves, and spend 3 days working on our businesses, our mindsets, and our understanding of ourselves and our ADHD. 

“You know you have ADHD and you’ve been treated for it, but you’ve never had anyone go beyond medicating — nothing personalized, or giving a common sense way to deal with it. I thought the coolest thing was, [the retreat] is the first time you have someone to deal with it who understands specific things — like going into hibernation, and opening up the business side, all the way through to handling diet and what to eat to improve. There were lots of things I needed to work on for business, and a lot of people wouldn’t understand the ADHD side of that.

I was spending time on things that didn’t matter. Now I’m getting a sense of what’s realistic and measurable, and I see the improvement. It’s a relief, it feels more confident, and it gives me a sense of control.”
– Brooks White, Midland, TX

Learn more about our 3-day in-person retreat, “Focus, Control, & Balance,” by clicking here.


Look! Squirrel! How to Stop, Find Direction, and Get Things Done

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Or, if you just registered, please check your inbox for call access details.

Are you ready to make big changes in your business?

It can be so frustrating. You’ve worked so hard to get your business to the point it’s at now. You’ve invested time, money, blood, sweat, and tears. Your business idea is sound, your experience is solid, and there is no doubt in your mind that the work you do gets results and helps people a great deal.

Yet often, without warning, you’re spinning out of control.

You’re overwhelmed. Or stuck, anxious, unable to focus or really do anything productive. Or you just feel like you’re in nowhere land.

You procrastinate because you don’t know how or where to start, or what to fix. You know you need to find a way to stop this crazy cycle and focus on your work.

We’ll be talking about how you can do just that in our training call, “Look! Squirrel! How to Stop, Find Direction, and Get Things Done.”

Live training call: “Look! Squirrel! How to Stop, Find Direction, and Get Things Done”

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

12:00 noon Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern

Sign up here to get immediate access to the details for this training class and announcements about future classes.

Focus, Control, & Balance: How to Take Charge, Get Out of Overwhelm, and Stay on Track for Business Owners with ADHD

Click here to learn more or to register! 

Every 6 months we host this intimate retreat, where you’ll connect with entrepreneurs and business owners just like you. Creative, passionate, fun, and smart . . . and all facing issues with ADHD.

You’ll learn business strategies that work for people with ADHD. Because your brain works differently than the brains of the non-ADHD population and standard productivity and business tips don’t work for you, we structure this retreat specifically for YOU and the way your brain receives information.

Sitting for hours on end listening to lectures doesn’t work when you have ADHD. Our event is designed to keep you actively engaged in the material. Even though it’s packed with great information, you won’t feel overwhelmed or bored.

You’ll return to your life rejuvenated and ready to kick your business up a notch.

Our last event was held May 2 – 4, 2013. Click here to read about this awesome retreat! Our next retreat is scheduled for December 5-7, 2013, in San Diego. Click here to learn more or to register! 

Educational calls and interviews

Join us live for our educational discussions, interviews with experts in the field of ADHD, and talks with entrepreneurs with ADHD about the challenges of running a business when you have ADHD.

Sign up by downloading our special report to the right –>>

Some of our popular interviews have been with:

  • Nancy Ratey, on her book “Your Disorganized Mind,” about how you can take control no matter how absurd things seem
  • Dr. Ari Tuckman, on the subject of executive functions, and why we don’t do what we know we’re supposed to do
  • Terry Matlen, and the challenges of the ADHD woman business owner
  • Jennifer Koretsky, and how you can succeed even when you don’t conform to the norm
  • Frank South, and his very interesting life as a Hollywood writer and producer with ADHD
  • Peter Riddle, on the subject of teaching your brain to focus using new learning technologies
  • Dr. Joe Flanders, on mindfulness meditation for adults with ADHD

and more!

When we’re not interviewing experts and entrepreneurs, we’re doing Q & A calls with you, our listeners, on popular topics like:

  • How to gain and maintain confidence in business
  • Computer games that are actually good for your ADHD
  • Customer service strategies
  • Should you talk about your ADHD at work with your staff and co-workers?
  • The truth about your brain’s role in your success
  • How to handle unsupportive family members and friends
  • Procrastination and self-esteem
  • How to market yourself without sounding salesy
  • How to interview, hire, and work with an assistant when you have ADHD

and other meaty subjects.

Call schedule

We’ll notify you by email to let you know about our upcoming interviews and teleclasses. All calls are available via phone and webcast.

Special report

To get on the list for call notices and access information, enter your email address in the form to the right. You’ll receive an immediate download of our free special report, “14 Simple Steps to Regain Control of Your Money When You Have ADHD” as well as updates about our calls and interviews.


You’ll also receive our bimonthly newsletter, full of tips and sound strategies for running a business when you have ADHD.

No spam

Don’t worry, we dislike spam as much as you do, so we won’t use your email address for anything other than communicating about our calls, events, and other working with ADHD information we think you’ll be interested in.

See you on the calls!

Marcia and Jacqui



Welcome to Working with ADHD

_96H4337 twitcrp2This website is designed to help you find everything you need to know about running a successful business when you have ADHD.

It’s likely you’re different

If you are reading this, it’s highly likely you are creative, fun, passionate, and a “think-outside-the-box” type of person—and you might not be ready to embrace all of those qualities in yourself yet, because your self esteem may be a little low.

You started your own business because working for someone else may have been agony. You’re really good at what you do, but working in a cubicle, coming and going by someone else’s idea of working hours, and taking direction based on outdated ideas or when you know a better way, just doesn’t work for you. And despite your many creative strengths, you also face many challenges—and these are the things that are holding you and your business back.

Here you’ll find strategies to help you reach your potential

On this site you will learn tips and strategies that will be your bridge between your current reality and your potential. We address subjects like How to Plan Your Time, the best Project Management Tools for Entrepreneurs with ADHD, Why Does It Take Me So Long to Finish a Task, and How Simple Systems Can Supercharge Your Business when You Have ADHD.  

We have also interviewed ADHD experts and successful business owners with ADHD, including the adventures of hilarious Hollywood writer Frank South; ADHD coaching pioneer Nancy Ratey, who talks about taking control of your disorganized mind; psychologist and specialist in ADHD Dr. Ari Tuckman, about why you don’t do what you know you should do; ADHD learning expert Peter Riddle about teaching your brain to focus; and Yale University psychologist and ADHD specialist and author, Dr. Thomas E. Brown, about why you can focus so well on one thing but not on others.

We hope you find it helpful.