Jim Livingstone

15 March, 2023


“A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” –  Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor


Personal Power

The strength of your personal power is determined by your mindset. You have two choices. A growth mindset or a fixed mindset

A person with a growth mindset believes that they can build on their skills and improve themselves. On the other hand, a person with a fixed mindset thinks that talent is inborn and cannot be honed or developed.

Those with a growth mindset do not consider their lack of skills as a permanent setback, as they
know that they can work on them. They are neither ashamed about it nor do they try to act smarter than they actually are.

They accept setbacks and failures as part of the journey. They learn from them and move on. Neither do they ignore nor suppress pain and suffering. Instead of wallowing in misery and self-pity, they work hard on themselves, aim high, and think big.

Having a growth mindset (and lots of action) is the only way you can bring your dreams and goals into reality.

This week’s ADHD Advantage


Your unique ADHD ability to hyperfocus can make a huge positive difference in your life, if you can direct and control when and where you use it. Hyperfocus can help you get an extraordinary amount done in a relatively short period of time.

Hyperfocus can be a powerful tool for achieving your goals and completing tasks efficiently. Here are some tips on how to direct and use hyperfocus:

  1. Identify the tasks that require your full attention: Make a list of the tasks that require your undivided attention and focus. These are the tasks that you are most likely to hyperfocus on.
  2. Minimize distractions: Minimizing distractions is key to directing your hyperfocus. Turn off your phone, close your email, and minimize any other distractions that could pull you away from your task.
  3. Set a time limit: Hyperfocus can be exhausting, so it's important to set a time limit for yourself. Decide how long you want to focus on a particular task, and take a break once the time is up.
  4. Take breaks: Taking breaks is essential for maintaining your focus and preventing burnout. Take short breaks every hour or so to stretch, move around, and rest your brain.
  5. Use positive reinforcement: Reward yourself for completing tasks that require hyperfocus. This can help motivate you to maintain your focus and achieve your goals.
  6. Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness can help you stay focused on the present moment and avoid distractions. Take a few deep breaths and focus on the task at hand.
  7. Be aware of when hyperfocus is not appropriate: While hyperfocus can be helpful, it important to recognize when it not appropriate. If you find yourself hyperfocusing on unimportant tasks or neglecting other important areas of your life, it may be time to step back and re-evaluate your priorities.


Remember, hyperfocus is a powerful tool, but it’s important to use it wisely and in a way that supports your overall goals and well-being.


“You get what you focus on, so focus on what you want”


This week’s ADHD Challenge

Understanding ADHD.

ADHD is essentially a chemical issue in the management systems of the brain. It is not a lack of willpower, laziness or being away with the fairies. The difficulties you’ve experienced stem from ADHD – they are not a result of personal weakness or a character flaw.

Research highlights what people with ADHD already know. It is challenging to know what to do, where to start and when to do it

You can spin in all the possibilities until physical and psychological chaos takes over. Feelings of dissatisfaction and frustration in your inner world are then substantiated by events in your outer world.


  • Educate yourself about the possible challenges that lay ahead. Ignorance is not bliss!
  • Everyone with ADHD is different and you need to get a handle on how ADHD affects YOU.
  • Accept that it isn’t going away, but you can learn to control it.
  • Seek help from ADHD-specific medical professionals.
  • Join an ADHD tribe that you connect with.
  • Become part of the solution for yourself and others.
  • Focus on the benefits of ADHD, of which there are many.
  • Don’t use ADHD as an excuse, take control of your ADHD and your life.

Weekly Tip

Thinking Your Way to Success

We become what we think about.

If you are constantly worried and thinking of all the sh*t in your life, the law of attraction with deliver the same in spades! This law states that we attract into our lives what we focus on.

It doesn’t care if your thoughts are positive or negative. It is indifferent to the supportive or destructive thoughts in your conscious mind. It simply delivers what you think about.

Your thoughts shape your reality by influencing your beliefs, emotions and actions, which produce the results you are experiencing.

To get the law of attraction working in your favour, learn to focus on positive and empowering thoughts.

Your thoughts ultimately deliver the results you experience in life
To alter your life, change your thoughts.


“Success is not the absence of failure; it is the use of failure to succeed”.


Take care, enjoy
Jim Livingstone

Author & Founder


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Email: jim@adhdaddults.com
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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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