Living with ADHD is frustrating to children sometimes. They don’t understand why they are different or can’t do things with ease the way other children do. However, ADHD doesn’t just end in childhood. ADHD symptoms continue into adulthood for about 60% of children with ADHD. That translates into 4% of the U.S. adult population, or 8 million adults. Because ADHD is often thought of as a disorder that is characterized by impulsiveness, inability to focus and hyperactivity, many adults who live with this day to day have a hard time in their careers.
Adults with ADHD may have difficulty following directions, remembering information, concentrating, organizing tasks, or completing work within time limits. This can make it increasingly difficult to find and succeed in competitive job market of today. What many adults don’t think about is, maybe the jobs they are choosing are not the best jobs for them. There are a few jobs that would be ideal situations for someone with ADHD; for example, Self Employment.
Self Employment jobs are a mastery of time management and freedom. A true whirlwind of pros and cons for the adult dealing with ADHD. It often requires a great amount of organization that can be troublesome for those that have trouble focusing for long periods of time. However there are now many online tools and apps that can help anyone stay on top of their schedule. The freedom to do what you want is a big bonus that helps many people remain engaged in what they are working on.
“Most of my adult ADHD clients are self-employed or independent contractors.” says Jane Massengill, a certified adult ADHD coach for more than 30 years. ADHD does not have to be a hinderance in your pursuit of success in the vast world of business. Find what interests you and go after it!
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