Moe and Dr. Ned Hallowell discuss the underlying reasons why people lose their ability to focus at work and how to sustain a productive mental state.
Harnessing the Positive Side of ADHD
Life is a matter of perspective, or like Tim Burton likes to say, there are no facts, only interpretations; and for far too long, society has misjudged the symptoms of ADD or ADHD for a disorder with far too dark a downside. Certainly, Attention Deficit isn’t to be taken lightly, and one should always seek professional counsel, still it’s critical to distinguish it as a trait that has both a positive side and a negative one.
For the better part of three decades, Dr. Ned Hallowell has been a rare champion helping those with ADHD celebrate their uniqueness. Through his private practice and 18 published books, he continues to empower his patients and followers to not only recognize the symptoms of Attention Deficit, but to manage them in such a way that they become superpowers. Learn the psychology behind his approach and you’ll understand why he sees distraction as curiosity, impulsiveness as an act of creativity, and hyperactivity as a contagious energy force. In his latest book, Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive, he distinguishes six common distractions at work: screen sucking, multitasking, idea hopping, worrying, playing the hero and dropping the ball. He lays out an integrated attention management strategy that will help you redefine your optimal state of excellence.
Here’s what you can expect from our conversation:
- Why some entrepreneurs stretch their limits while others shrink
- Is ADHD in the DNA of an entrepreneur?
- Why work and play has to coexist for a startup to survive
- The key ingredient that helps entrepreneurs thrive under pressure
- Why emotion is the on/off switch to peak performance
- How to identify and harness a creative outlet
- Never worry alone