Guess What Justin Timberlake and You Have in Common?

photo (6)Justin Timberlake came to Montreal! JT is a brilliant performer; he can sing, dance, has an incredible stage presence, and is funny and genuine.

If you are thinking the photo was taken a long way away from the stage, you are right. It was! 15 months ago, tickets went on sale at 10:00 am, and at 10:06, those were the best seats I could get. Crazy (in a good way), right?

Justin Timberlake has a huge fan base; the noise at the concert was insane, not from the music but from the cheering crowd. Everyone was very happy to be there. Imagine having the power to make that many people happy by doing something you love to do.

Did you also know that JT has ADHD?

JT, like other successful people with ADHD, uses it to his advantage (it takes a lot of energy to perform 2 hours and 30 minutes). He focuses on what he is good at and what he enjoys doing.

When you have your own business, you are in the best position to focus on what you are good at. In fact that is probably why you started your business in the first place . . . to focus on a skill or talent you enjoy.

However, after a while of being in business, it’s easy to let ‘not-so-good-stuff’ creep into your day. You might agree to work with a client on something outside of what you are good at. Or you do your own booking because you don’t want the expense of hiring someone. Or you forget that you can make your own rules and do things you feel you are ‘supposed’ to but don’t really have to.

When you are spending time away from what you are naturally good at, your ADHD seems [Read more...]

Get Out of Overwhelm, How Your Personal and Business Confidence are Linked, and How to Boost Both

Did you miss Monday’s “Ask Marcia and Jacqui ANYTHING!” call for entrepreneurs with ADHD or ADHD tendencies? Not to worry . . . of course we recorded it for you.

Jacqui and I answered questions about business confidence, from those who listened to our special call two weeks ago.

Here are the questions we grappled with on Monday:

  • One listener agreed that being overwhelmed affects confidence and results in many totally unproductive days, but she resists structure, as many with ADHD do. What else can be done to get out of overwhelm? [Read more...]

How ADHD Affects Your Business Confidence

Monday, we hosted our bi-weekly “Ask Marcia and Jacqui ANYTHING!” call with a bit of twist.

We focused on one of Marcia’s fav subjects — confidence in your business.

If you have ADHD, this can be a constant challenge, as confidence in your business is related to your self esteem, and self esteem is often quite low in adults with ADHD.

However, your clients are drawn to confident business owners, and your confidence grows when you have clients. [Read more...]