Jim Livingstone

16 August 2023


“I don’t have a short attention span, I have a quick reaction time to boredom.” – Unknown



Personal Power

Owning your personal power means embracing your true ADHD self. 

It enables you to be authentic and genuine, which not only builds stronger relationships but also helps you live a more fulfilling life.

Personal power is not about controlling or dominating others; it is about harnessing your inner strength and living authentically.

This week’s ADHD Advantage


Your ADHD Explorer Skills

Your ADHD has given you some unique natural ADHD abilities to adapt to your environment.
Living with ADHD requires continuous adaptation and problem-solving.

Your adaptability makes you more resilient and better able to bounce back from challenges and persevere in the face of adversity.

Overall, adaptability empowers you to navigate uncertainty, embrace change, and flourish in a rapidly changing world. 

Adaptability is a quality highly sought after in personal, professional, and social contexts.

This week’s ADHD Challenge


Late ADHD Diagnosis

A late diagnosis of ADHD can have a significant impact on your life. When ADHD is undiagnosed and untreated, it can lead to various difficulties and challenges in different areas of life.

Overall, a late ADHD diagnosis can result in missed opportunities, academic challenges, strained relationships, decreased job satisfaction, and adverse effects on mental health.

This can result in lower performance, decreased self-esteem, and a negative impact on career opportunities.

In personal relationships, a late ADHD diagnosis increases the probability of strained relationships with partners, family members, and friends, causing frustration and conflicts. Leading to misunderstandings, difficulties with communication, impulsivity, and inconsistent behaviour.

Undiagnosed and untreated ADHD can also have an impact on your mental health. You may experience feelings of frustration, low self-esteem, mood swings, chronic stress, and anxiety as you struggle to meet expectations and keep up with daily demands.

However, it’s important to note that receiving a diagnosis and appropriate treatment can help you understand and manage your challenges effectively, overcoming these difficulties and leading a fulfilling life.


“ADHD is not a choice, but managing it is.” – Unknown



  • Consult with a healthcare professional who specializes in ADHD to obtain a formal diagnosis. They can help navigate through the challenges of a late diagnosis and provide tailored strategies for managing symptoms.
  • Learn as much as you can about ADHD to better understand its impact on your life. Knowledge about the disorder can help you develop coping strategies and make informed decisions about treatment options.
  • Find a support network and community experienced in dealing with ADHD. Share your diagnosis with understanding and supportive family and friends.
  • Sharing your experiences with others who can relate to your challenges can provide valuable emotional support and practical advice.
  • Explore treatment options. Discuss all the treatment options with your healthcare professional. They may recommend a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments to manage symptoms. 
  • Strategies, structure and routines can help manage symptoms and improve focus. Identify coping mechanisms that work for you.

Weekly Tip


Limit the number of decisions you have to make by following pre-set routines.

Only use your energy for important decisions.

Ask will this decision move me closer to my desired results?

Match the time invested to the importance of the decision.

Only make ONE decision at a time.

Gather relevant information, access it, decide, and move on.

Don’t second guess your choice.


“Make your decisions reflect your dreams, not your fears” – Jim Livingstone


About my book notes.

I have read over 500+ books since 1992. Unfortunately, my limited ADHD memory means I forget most of it within a week or two!

I started keeping notes of interest on Word docs for later reference, and I am using these notes as the basis of what I present here.

When I’m reading and come across an inspiring idea or something that I haven’t heard before, or something I want to try, I save it.

That’s all my notes are. I’m not summarizing the book. I’m just saving useful ideas for later recall and use.

For your FREE copy of My Book Notes, www.jimlivingstone.com.au/adhd-resources/book-notes/

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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