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Jack DeBrabander Explains How He Leverages His ADHD to Achieve the Impossible



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!

Mark David is a writer best known for his science fiction, but over the course of his life he published more than sixty books of fiction and non-fiction, including children's books, poetry, short stories, essays, and young-adult fiction. He publishes news on related to the science.


Victoria Team: Setting the Standard of Resilience and Innovation for Miss Supranational 2024



Malaposka, Poland – April 15, 2024 – As the Miss Supranational 2024 pageant approaches, Denmark’s Victoria Team emerges as the epitome of resilience and innovation, setting new standards in pageant preparation. With an unwavering commitment to excellence and a penchant for groundbreaking ideas, Victoria Team is poised to redefine success on the global stage.

Under the visionary leadership of National Director Lisa Lents CEO and Creative Director Nicole Rodrigues, the Victoria Team embodies a spirit of perseverance and forward-thinking. Their approach blends tradition with innovation, ensuring Denmark’s representative stands out amidst fierce competition.

At the heart of their strategy lies a dedication to continuous improvement and adaptability. Pageant Q&A coaches Jimmy Langhoff, Anjli Raut, and Carlos instill confidence and clarity in communication, while Fashion Director Rocky Star pushes boundaries with avant-garde designs that showcase Denmark’s unique style.

The Victoria Team’s social media prowess is unparalleled, led by Social Media Managers Nishant, Utkarsh, and their dynamic team. Through strategic content and engaging campaigns, they harness the power of digital platforms to amplify Denmark’s voice and message worldwide.

In the face of challenges, Victoria Team remains steadfast, thanks to the resilience instilled by PR Managers Maryna Savchenko, John Lumansi, and Amber. Their ability to navigate diverse cultural landscapes ensures Denmark’s story resonates with audiences across Europe, Africa, and beyond.

Behind the scenes, photographers Tina Patni, Steen Vlad, Veronika Hobson, MADDY, Jonas Jensen, Rozen Antonio, Jan Hammerstad, Anastasia Ranjinskaya, and Jaffrin capture moments of strength and grace, while Gym/Fitness Coaches Daniela, Morgan Morgan, and Carlos sculpt not only bodies but also minds, fostering a mindset of perseverance and determination.

Catwalk Coaches MAI-BRITT CATRINE, Alesia Raut, Anea Rasch, and Camilla Dalsgaard refine Denmark’s representative into a vision of confidence and grace, while Branding & Strategy expert Thom Brodeur ensures every aspect of her persona reflects resilience and innovation.

With Personal Stylist Steve Anozie and Makeup Artists Alesya Karunets, Anam Nazmi, Lanah Hamad, and Bianca Louzado adding the final touches of elegance and sophistication, Denmark’s representative emerges as a beacon of resilience, consistency, and innovation.

As the world watches with anticipation, the Victoria Team remains steadfast in their mission to redefine success, setting new benchmarks for excellence in pageantry. Stay tuned for updates as Denmark’s journey unfolds.

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Star of “A Christmas Story,” Peter Billingsley, resolves the controversy surrounding “Die Hard” holiday films




Star of A Christmas Story, Peter Billingsley, resolves the controversy surrounding Die Hard holiday films

Star of “A Christmas Story,” Peter Billingsley, is putting up a strong argument in the age-old argument over whether or not “Die Hard” qualifies as a Christmas film.

His reasoning was so strong that he was able to persuade “Die Hard” cinematographer Jan de Bont, who wasn’t entirely convinced that the action film starring Bruce Willis is a holiday classic despite its mid-summer release date.

“Can we have a healthy debate? Can we make the argument to you of why it’s a Christmas movie?” Billingsley proposed to de Bont on a recent episode of his podcast “A Cinematic Christmas Journey.”

He continues, saying that the movie’s main setting is a Christmas party and that “production design put Santas everywhere.” Of course, there’s the scene where Willis’s character John McClane “decorates the dead body and puts it into an elevator,” which Billingsley refers to as the “iconic ‘ho ho ho’ moment.”

“But I’ll leave you with this,” Billingsley told de Bont. “Most importantly, I think it embodies the themes of Christmas of acceptance, forgiveness, love and family.”

With a nod of approval, de Bont smiles and says, “Okay, I’m sold now.”

In a video that Billingsley and his co-host Steve Byrne shared on Instagram, they can be seen grinning and laughing as de Bont concedes their disagreement.

“Die Hard,” which starred Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, and the late Alan Rickman, debuted in July 1988. It tells the story of a New York City police officer who tries to rescue hostages who are kidnapped by terrorists on Christmas eve at a party.

Willis, on the other hand, views “Die Hard” as a very different kind of film.

“Die Hard is not a Christmas movie!” He proclaimed during his 2018 Comedy Central Roast. “It’s a Bruce Willis movie, so yippee-ki-yay… and good night!”

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Katrina Kaif ‘threatened’ Vicky Kaushal when she asked him to return to film set two days after their marriage: ‘Shaadi rehne hi do’



Bollywood stars Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif‘s 2021 wedding ceremony in Rajasthan captured hearts with its dreamy charm. Recently, Vicky recalled how the shoot of Zara Hatke Zara Bachke collided with his marriage. The actor published that he had to take offs from Zara Hatke Zara Bachke shoot to attend his wedding. However, when the makers of the movie requested him to return to the set inside two days of marriage, Katrina issued a hazard and pushed him to remain longer with her.

Speaking about the time he used to be taking pictures for Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, Vicky instructed media, “I have completed half of of the film’s capturing earlier than my marriage and then I took off for my marriage. Right after the marriage, inside two days, they had been calling me on the set. Toh fir mujh dhamki mil gayi thi ki tumhe do din baad set pe hi jana hai toh shaadi rehne hi do (Then I acquired the hazard that if you have to go to the set in two days then don’t get married). Then I said ‘no’ and I went to the units of the movie after 5 days.”

Vicky additionally spoke about how his lifestyles has modified after marrying Katrina. Sharing how she brings ‘peace’ to his life, Vicky said, “Marriage has been in reality stunning and it absolutely is a blessing to discover a accomplice for your self the place you surely experience like you have come again home. It’s a sukoon (peace) vala feeling. It’s a fantastic feeling, she is a beautiful human being. It is enjoyable dwelling and exploring existence with her. I am touring a lot with her, some thing I didn’t journey a lot before.”

Though they belong to the equal profession, Vicky stated that he and Katrina don’t talk about work a lot. “We don’t talk about work a lot. We are each from the identical industry, so we discuss about it however we don’t talk about scripts and all,” the actor said.

On the work front, Vicky will subsequent be viewed in Sam Bahadur, which is directed by way of Meghna Gulzar. The movie will launch in theatres on December 1 and will conflict with Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal. Katrina used to be closing considered with Salman Khan in the undercover agent thriller, Tiger three

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