In this video, I share with you how you can turn problems into opportunities. After years of being diagnosed with ADD, I was finally able to transform it into a superpower. Watch the video to learn how you can also stop fighting and start taking control of your life. I also share some daily routines that have helped me.
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I was diagnosed with ADD when I was 11 years old. To say that had an impact on my life would be an understatement. For many years, I felt I was “broken”. After going through challenging teenage years, I finally decided to take control of my diagnosis and read a lot on the subject.
Since that point I’ve turned it into my single biggest asset. I’ve been blessed (and surprised) to have since founded several companies, raising millions in venture capital and being involved in hiring over 1000 people through the business I've started or invested in. All of this was the bi-product of my super power ADHD!
Here's a list of ways I've learned to leverage it:
Meditation: I do really simple things like meditating in the morning to reset my mind
Workout in the Morning: I workout in the morning to reset my body and my energy level.
Energy Management: I also do a thing called “energy management” which I did a video on recently, which talks about how I structure the tasks and activities I do in my day to really get the most out of it… KNOWING that this is how my brain is wired.
I eat a “Clean” diet: This probably has the biggest impact on my ability to focus. I only eat high quality, earth grown ingredients. This means no processed anything, a little sugar, and very little carbs, etc. It’s not Paleo or the Slow Carb diet, it’s just clean ingredients. Lots of organic vegetables, fruits, lean meats and nuts.
Instead of fighting it, I used it to my advantage. Found ways to manage my energy levels through the day based on the tasks at hand, as well as daily practices that keep things in check.
P.S. It took me until I was 24 when I finally, honestly, truly believe I was no longer "broken". I hope to share this message to let others know the same. We are blessed and it's time to shine.
ABOUT DAN MARTELL
Dan Martell is an award-winning Canadian entrepreneur and founder of Clarity, a venture-backed startup that makes it easy to connect with top business minds over the phone. He previously co-founded Flowtown, a San Francisco-based social marketing product which raised funding, grew to over 50,000 small business customers and was eventually acquired by Demandforce in 2011. In 2012 he was named Canada's top angel investor having completed over 33 investments with companies like Udemy, Intercom and Unbounce. He believes "you can only keep what you give away" and is heavily involved in many charitable organizations & community events.