What is it that drives most people to be an entrepreneur? Is it the allure of limitless income? Is it the ability to finally call their own shots and the thrill of being their own boss? Or is it because when they’re the one in charge, there’s nobody who can get in their face when they fail?
While most entrepreneurs would never admit to the third reason, for those who have been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), the thought of not having to say sorry for making another mistake is pretty enticing! It’s obviously shortsighted to think that if they fail, they won’t have to feel guilty about letting at least one person down. Someone, their customers, the bank, their friends and family, or even a spouse who bought into their grand dream, will be wanting answers on why they didn’t deliver. More often than not, it’s the thought that they will eventually let someone down again that keeps many would-be entrepreneurs from pulling the trigger and actually moving their business idea from concept to implementation phase. This is a real concern for many would-be entrepreneurs, and for most, the reason why they never make it past the starting gate.
Ask Jack DeBrabander, a young entrepreneur who was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age. “Being diagnosed with ADHD always gave me troubles with grades. Having to take Adderall (a stimulant to help treat ADHD symptoms), is the worst thing anyone could ever imagine.” However, he didn’t let that diagnosis stop him from pursuing his goal to become an entrepreneur. He continued, “I have learned how to cope with the drug…and am ready for the real world.”
According to a 2017 article published by the Mayo Clinic, the three main features of ADHD in adults may include but aren’t limited to, the following: difficulty paying attention, impulsiveness, and restlessness. Now, at first glance, these “symptoms” look like a recipe for disaster for anyone looking to start their own business. Surprisingly though, it’s these things that set entrepreneurs with ADHD apart from their non ADHD counterparts and may actually be a blessing in disguise.
A 2012 interview with Dr. Johan Wiklund, professor of Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management was quoted as saying, “People who have ADHD might gravitate toward entrepreneurship and the flexibility it offers. Further, they might be successful as entrepreneurs not in spite of their ADHD, but because of it. “ Dr. Wiklund explained how the lack of attention isn’t the best quality for someone looking to go into business for themselves. But rather the other two traits, impulsiveness, and restlessness which lend themselves to better business acumen. He went on to say that it’s this impulsivity, to “act in the moment” that makes people with ADHD better entrepreneurs.
A report by UBS and PwC called the 2019 Billionaires Report said that “billionaires’ appetite for smart risk-taking, business focus, and determination are what help them build and sustain their wealth.” This mirrored what Dr. Wiklund found when he studied some of the most successful entrepreneurs with ADHD. He found that their “lack of premeditation (acting first, and then thinking afterward)” led them to take risks that many non-entrepreneurs would be unwilling to make. Other studies have shown that many of the most highly successful business owners have already begun to act while others are still in the information-gathering phase. It’s also here where restlessness, translates into a desire to keep moving forward, and never being complacent with their current position, contributes to the never-ending drive of an ADHD entrepreneur.
People with ADHD do suffer from a lack of concentration, and it is here where we see one final dichotomy of the ADHD entrepreneur. The first is that even though they do struggle with the ability to concentrate, they somehow possess the “superpower” of being able to hyper-focus on what they feel is interesting or important at the moment. According to Dr. Wiklund, these super-distracted people are the same ones “who need to set a reminder on their phone telling them that it’s time to eat” because they are so caught up in a task at hand that they “focus and forget” about everything else going on around them. This ability to grind non-stop, and put in those extra hours, are what make ADHD entrepreneurs even more successful than their undiagnosed counterparts.
Lastly, the lack of being able to focus doesn’t stop the ADHD entrepreneur. They play (work) to their strengths and delegate to their weaknesses. Data entry, financials, or anything else deemed too mundane for the ADHD entrepreneur is shared among the other officers or workers within the business. Richard Branson, who is dyslexic and is also considered one of the most successful ADHD entrepreneurs out there, was quoted as saying “surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, empower them, and your business will thrive.
Ultimately, the key for a Jack DeBrabander, or any other successful entrepreneur with ADHD out there, is to see and accept themselves for who they truly are: a dichotomy of invaluable skills and manageable liabilities. In short, if the ADHD entrepreneur is willing to look at where they are weakest, and then delegating or hiring out for tasks in those areas, while at the same time, embracing the and playing to those strengths which come from their ADHD, there’s literally nothing stopping him, or anyone else, from reaching all the way to the top!
IS APOSTLE JP M DINAYEN A TRUE MAN OF GOD OR A MEDIA CELEBRITY
Since the past year we have seen many so-called “online prophets” rising from all over the globe to establish their ministries online. In this outbreak of prophets, we have seen many of their controversial gimmicks starting as small as showing off expensive clothing brands and their lavish lifestyles for all their followers to see (some of which are not really theirs), and ending as big as faking miracles of raising people from the dead or having a telephone conversation with God Himself.
It is safe to say we have seen all kinds of attempts at fame – so in this article we will be taking a close look at South African-based Cameroonian pastor – Apostle JP M Dinayen, founder of Dinayen TV and FOC Prophetic & Deliverance ministries – Could he be part of these “gimmick pastors” or could he be a beacon of hope for us that there are still true Men of God out there…
With allegedly 11 years of being in SA, the self-proclaimed “Apostle of Power” has had many well-publicised achievements in his ministry, which attracted both multitudes of followers and many adversaries. To mention a few of his alleged achievements, it is said that he is philanthropist by nature – allocating not less than hundreds of thousands (in US Dollars) of his ministry earnings to his charity department. But could this really be because he is passionate about helping the poor or is it just another media stunt to look good? We will leave that for you to decide..
It is also said that he is well-known for empowering the youth, according to a recent public statement made by his wife Prophetess Nam Dinayen. She also added that a month does not go by without the Apostle donating funds to more than 12 families. Could it be that he loves the poor that much? Or is it a way to win the public over? Again, we will leave that for you to decide…
After an analysis of his lifestyle, our team found that the pastor is quite well-off, driving a latest Range Rover Sport with a classic Mercedes Benz C-Class and living in a world class estate, our doubts about him began to increase. Where could the money to fund these expensive assets be coming from? Some say he is also a businessman, some say he is a forex trader, some say this is money made from the church but the main question is: what do you say?
He is very controversial on social media popularly known as the “Gucci prophet” with many picture dressed in luxurious brands. He has also been highly ridiculed for his controversial haircuts – with many saying no pastor should cut their hair like he does.
With all this information at hand – ripped jeans, expensive cars, strange haircuts, flashy houses; would you say Apostle JP M Dinayen is a true Man of God or just another social media celebrity?
Feel free to drop your comments below and let us know what’s your take on Apostle JP M Dinayen…
‘Jeopardy!’ taps former champion Buzzy Cohen as guest host for ‘Tournament of Champions’ in next month
Previous “Risk!” champion Buzzy Cohen has been tapped to guest host the show’s upcoming Tournament of Champions.
The fan-favorite winner of 2016 who proceeded to win the following year’s tournament will take over guest-hosting duties as a feature of the growing roster of guests getting behind the podium to fill in for the late Alex Trebek, who passed on at age 80 after a protracted fight with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
As per People, Cohen will guest host the show beginning May 17 through the 28th and direct the tournament that will see returning champions compete against champions compete against to see who is the best “Jeopardy!” player among them.
The outlet reports that Cohen’s extended role on the show implies he’ll be working intimately with writers and producers and therefore disqualified himself from showing up as a “Jeopardy!” contestant in the future. Luckily, Cohen has effectively substantiated himself on the famous game show’s stage multiple times.
“Buzzy has been where each of these champions is, so it’ll be comforting for the contestants to see a familiar face behind the lectern,” “Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards told the outlet in a statement. “We will miss seeing him compete, but we look forward to seeing how he uses his quick wit and personality as guest host.”
This year, 15 past winners will go head-to-head for the tournament’s grand prize of $250,000 that will be matched and donated to the Hope of the Valley Trebek Center for the Homeless, an office named after the long-lasting host of the show that helps vagrants through different charitable services.
Right now, NFL star Aaron Rodgers is acting as guest host of “Jeopardy!” yet he’ll need to hang up his hosting cap soon to clear a path for an alternate guest judge. In any case, Rodgers recently indicated that he’d take the necessary steps to be made the lasting host of the competition show.
Up until this point, however, the popular game show has not declared any plans to install a permanent host, picking rather to continue to welcome on celebrity guests. In any case, fans as of late appealed to for “Reading Rainbow” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Levar Burton to take on the job.
Looking For Songs To Obsess Over? Nazara From Ahmad Rubani Is The Perfect Choice
Song is a daily part of almost every ones life, they listen to it while going somewhere, partying vibing with their best friend or their significant other, studying, and so on. It is so important that now music artists are rising as important people who contribute to shaping the minds of the younger generations. Though it influences the older ones too, the present generation focuses more on it like wet clay. There is a great essence in good songs because it becomes a daily part of your life without you even realising it. Ahmad Rubani is a talented artist because his songs are not only relatable but also products of years of experience.
Ahmad was only a kid when his father used to sing to him. It never really left and soon he was the one who adopted the same habit. Realising that he was indeed talented with an outstanding voice, Ahmad made a firm decision to continue as a music artist. He was a natural, and soon he learned something about lyrics to continue further.
For as long as he can recall, Ahmad has wanted to make people happy with his songs. He believes that negativity is a big factor to pull you down but if you want to achieve something in life, one must learn to keep away the discouraging words people say and embrace the support your family and friends provide you with since these things are the biggest assets. One of his biggest achievements is travelling to places like Holland, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia full form in front of thousands of people.
Not every music Artist is down to earth. Ahmad Rubani on the other hand is humble and glad that his fans support his work, he would have been nowhere without them. He has a well thought out idea about how he can perform at a global level. You can relate to his songs and keep listening to it over a loop yet you won’t be bored of it, that’s the magic of his voice.
His positive attitude towards life often leaves people baffled. How does a man stay calm after having a lot of pressure from the industry? Passion. Ahmad Rubani does not perform for the events to earn all the time, he does it simply out of pure passion. He wants to sing his heart our, feel the words and comprehend the meaning through his skills. This is clearly visible at all times. His song Nazara is one great example why he is rising in popularity so soon. Hum Rubani’s songs and sing away your troubles!
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