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👋 ARI || THE ADHD
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3 YEARS OLD
I was asked to leave Ballet Lessons. They said I was "too disruptive"
4 YEARS OLD
This is my school report
at 4 years old...
Not bad, but described as “very lively” and “likes to be involved in everything”.
It all went downhill from there...
10 YEARS OLD
By 10, I was in trouble all the time.
I just couldn't sit still, stop asking questions or talking to anyone around me.
MY SCHOOL REPORTS
FROM AROUND THAT TIME
“If I could bottle Ari’s enthusiasm and filter out the poor attitude and impatience, we would have a real star. Unfortunately, I’m not sure I can do this”
“I hope Ari can direct all her energy into positive things at her next school. She has the potential to achieve much”
"TOO SMART TO HAVE ADHD"
“Ari is reported as being “demanding” and “unrelenting” in school...I do not view this as a difficulty. Rather, she is very bright...”
I was tested for ADHD, but the psychologist told my Mum I was too intelligent to have the diagnosis.
With no ‘reason’ for my behaviour came no support - labelled a ‘problem child‘, eventually, I was expelled.
FINALLY, I WAS DIAGNOSED ADHD
My first ever
Instagram post as The ADHD Entrepreneur
My diagnosis changed it all.
I obsessed over learning (and sharing) everything I could about ADHD and business to grow my business to 6 figures in less than a year.
FAILED AT EMPLOYMENT
As an adult, I couldn’t keep a job. I’d be bored and hated “because I said so” -
so I’d be fired or quit after 6 months.
I LOST $100,000
Then, My first business hanndl, an ethical, e-bike food delivery company, failed when my $100k investor pulled out for health reasons.
Now, I have helped build countless ADHD-owned businesses to 5 figure months AND to show the world exactly what they are made of.
If I could go back in time and tell little me everything we would do in life - that misunderstood, lost little soul would be proud.
But I‘m not done yet...
100,000 ADHD OWNED BUSINESSES
Ebooks and Masterclasses
(Plus, the 40,000+ on social media...but we’re not counting that 😉)
My story is a big part of why, as an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach, I’m on a mission to build 100,000 ADHD-owned businesses. I’m not using my ADHD as an excuse when I say this...
However, my lack of diagnosis inevitably stole many opportunities -
and I know my story isn’t unique. I’m willing to bet that most ADHD brains will find their own story reflected in mine.
THE WORLD IS NOT DESIGNED FOR THE ADHD MIND BUT THE ADHD MIND IS DESIGNED TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Entrepreneurship offers a valuable opportunity for those with ADHD to create fulfilling lives in a society that often marginalizes them.
With this in mind, my primary goal since launching The ADHD entrepreneur, our ADHD In Business Programs and providing all the free resources we do for building ADHD-owned businesses is to make ADHD-aligned business knowledge accessible to every ADHD brain worldwide.
READY TO BECOME 1 OF THE 100,000 ADHD
OWNED BUSINESSES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD?