Jim Livingstone

18 January, 2023

 The thing about #ADHD is that it’s actually great. I love the way my brain works. I’m funny and flexible and creative and adventurous. My frustrations mostly stem from trying to force my ADHD brain to function in a non-ADHD world.” — Brittney Bush Bollay

Personal Power

Your personal power is an interesting concept.

Is it real or just an illusion designed to make us feel better about the shit that happens in our life.

If you believe in personal power, you can change your life. You are in control. That also means you have to take full responsibility for all the shit in your life – all of it. No victim mentality allowed. You believe that if it’s to be, it’s up to me!

If you don’t believe in personal power, you are a fatalist. Your fate is out of your hands, and you have no control over anything. You can claim full victim rights! Nothing is your fault! No responsibility and no results. You are waiting on the lotto numbers to change your life.

Either way, personal power is the freedom of choice.


“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any”. — Alice Walker


This week’s ADHD Advantage


Your ADHD brain uses adventures to release dopamine.

You are, by nature, an adventurous soul. Anything new will grab your attention.
You are wired to seek out ‘different’ paths.

The key is to find new and exciting adventures that move you closer to your major goals and dreams.

Choose healthy adventures that don’t risk life and limb or financial suicide.

Choose to work in an environment that is adventurous, your brain will thank you for it.


This week’s ADHD Challenge

Indecision or Undecided…I can’t decide.

One of my biggest challenges was learning to make decisions. I could always see many different paths or solutions, which was both a blessing and a curse.

I love allowing my ADHD mind to spin out ideas and dopamine, even if the first solution is the most suitable. I would overanalyse the problem and then do the same with the solution. I was in a loop that was hard to break.

Indecision led to procrastination, and frustration and was a waste of my time and energy.

Learning to make decisions is vital for your success and happiness.


  • Don’t waste major time, on minor decisions.
  • Grade the level of the decision. Level 1, maximum time, five to ten minutes. Level 5 maximum time, one to five days
  • Don’t rush major decisions. Sit on it for some time and see if it still feels right.
  • Put the process on paper or word doc.
  • Decisions, once made, must be acted on immediately before life blows away the opportunities.
  • Make your decision-making a repeatable process.
  • Making better decisions is a learnable skill.
  • Your decisions determine your life.
  • Better decisions, better life.

Weekly Tip


Welcome aboard the ADHD express. You ‘re in great company!

  • Walt Disney
  • Michael Phelps
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Michael Jordan
  • Jim Carrey
  • David Neeleman
  • Will Smith
  • John F Kennedy
  • Richard Branson
  • Albert Einstein
  • Simone Biles
  • Solange Knowles
  • Paris Hilton
  • Michelle Rodriguez
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Tanya Bardsley
  • Mel B
  • Olivia Attwood
  • Georgia Harrison
  • Erin O’Connor

This is a very short list of people with ADHD that have been able to capitalise on the ‘different’ and
unique abilities their ADHD brain provides.

What unique skills do you possess that you can bring to the world and improve the lives of others?

Be ‘different’. Be You.

Don’t live life on the back foot; step up and have a go…just for today.


If you want it, go for it. Take a risk. Don’t always play it safe or you’ll die wondering”. — Tenille Dashwood


Take care, enjoy
Jim Livingstone

Author & Founder


Mobile : 61477888369
Email: jim@adhdaddults.com
Website: www.jimlivingstone.com.au

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DISCLAIMER :This newsletter is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal or other professional advice. The content is designed to support, not replace, medical or psychiatric treatment. Please seek professional help if you believe you may have Mental Health Issues. 

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