Jim Livingstone

14 December, 2022


“ADHD is not a mental illness even though the government says it is. It is an amazing blessing if you learn how to use it and stop using it to play a victim.” ― Shayne Neal


Personal Power

 Self Awareness
 Self Knowledge
 Human Capitals
 Quality of life

You are not defined by your abilities, but by how you use them.
You are not defined by your challenges, but by how you respond to them.

You were built to conquer challenges, solve problems and achieve goals. Without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve, there can be no real satisfaction or joy in life.

ADHD Challenge

Procrastination can be caused by

  • The size of the task, which makes taking action more difficult.
  • Your struggles with uncertainty.
  • It’s an involuntary, subconscious protection trigger to help you avoid dealing with a potentially painful or uncomfortable experience. It’s an emotional issue you are avoiding.
  • Seeking perfection, not knowing where to start.
  • Feeling overwhelmed.


  • Pick a task and break it down into underwhelming steps.
  • Remove visual and auditory distractions
  • Set a timer for five to fifteen minutes and drift into focused, yet, relaxed action.
  • Forget perfection; edit the crap out later.
  • Reward yourself after you have finished.

This week’s ADHD Advantage

Lateral Thinking is the ability to use your imagination to look at a problem in a fresh way and come up with a new solution.

Lateral thinking is the key to finding new and better ways to do things. Innovation is a necessity for competitive advantage and survival. Lateral thinking is a tool for creativity which leads to innovation.

Solving problems and responding to changes in environments in new and innovative ways can come in handy in many creative fields, such as construction, photography or high-pressure careers like first responders.

Lateral thinking allows you to thrive in chaos. Your brain can process information and make key decisions at incredible speed.

In the right environment, your ADHD brain can help you thrive. So, get out there and make the most of the advantage!

Weekly Tip

Lay One Brick Every Day

Pick a major career, personal or financial goal, like starting your own business, changing your lifestyle, or getting super healthy.
Then for the next 12 months, commit to laying one brick each day.
Take only ONE action each day that moves you closer to your goal.
It doesn’t have to be big, it might only take five to fifteen minutes, but it does have to be something that moves you closer to your goal.
Commit to doing just one thing per day. If it’s too hard, then you don’t want it bad enough.
Compounded over time, this will build self-discipline and self-confidence and produce massive results.


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined”  Henry David Thoreau


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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