ADHD can be harnessed as a force for greatness in your life. This is a message that I strongly believe needs to be heard and a position that needs to be staked out forcefully and persuasively. This is because I firmly believe that it’s true, but also because the alternative — to be buried or stymied by the barriers we face as people with differentially tuned attention — will get us nowhere. Nowhere.
To this end, I’ve written an inspiring book that focusses on the many positives that having ADHD brings to the table — but that doesn’t gloss over the negatives. I want to challenge stereotypes, and, like a good life coach, provide a blueprint for better living. I want to share stories of coping and of success, and hopefully find a new way of framing a condition that affects so many. Mainly, though, I want to share my story and the stories of others in a way that illuminates the path forward and gives hope to those who are struggling.
I'm excited to publish ADHD Unlocked this July 2022 in printed form, ebook, and audiobook narrated by me.
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Against All OddsHow attitude, passion, and work ethic lead to success.
In 1965, John Brink left the Netherlands for Canada equipped with only a single suitcase and $25.47 in cash. He had no connections, he didn’t speak the language, and he’d never finished elementary school, yet he was convinced he could make his dream to build his own sawmill come true. With a tenacity bordering on obsession, John achieved his dreams … and then some. Today, he not only owns Canada’s largest wood remanufacturing company but he’s been recognized with the most prestigious awards for his commitment to his industry and the communities where he works. This, with an attention deficit disorder that ran undiagnosed for decades.
How did he achieve his business success? How did he go from a three-time Grade 7 dropout to an honorary doctorate? How did he grow $25.47 into the means today to substantially expand his business, support a lifestyle that includes showing horses and flying planes, and support hundreds of charities across the country?
In this lively autobiography, John distills a half-century’s hard work to share 10 simple takeaways. Maximize undervalued assets. Find opportunity in niche markets. Do the right thing. And above all, embrace the requirements that brought him success and can do the same for you: attitude, passion, work ethic.