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What works for me as an ADHD Entrepreneur

What works for me as an ADHD Entrepreneur

There are so many questions around here about how to deal with being ADHD without meds etc. So here is what has worked for me. I will link as many resources as I can for you… 

A little background first I was diagnosed with mental retardation and hyperactivity (I am in my late 40’s so ADHD wasn’t a thing yet especially not for girls) at 6 years old.  I didn’t start talking till I was almost 5, didn’t read till I was 10, and didn’t really do school till I was 11 (I had that one amazing teacher that changed the world for me).  Also, Ritalin was a game-changer for me back then… I took that until I was 15 and started to have some health issues. My son is also ADHD and ASD and is now a functioning happy adult (which we were told he would not be).  I went down the RABBIT trail HARD when my son was about 2 since I didn’t want him having the issues I had with medication. 

I am not a Doctor but I have 3  degrees and one of them makes me an amazing researcher. I am a hobby herbalist, nutritionist and as a profession a  Practical How of life & business ADHD coach. 

Here is what works for me and also what works for my son.

1:   Dopamine Hacking is a HUGE deal – see the other article here… 

2: No processed grains, sugars ok well any food.

3: Bullet Proof Coffee:  https://www.fastcompany.com/3034539/what-its-like-to-drink-bulletproof-coffee-every-morning-for-two-weeks

    – set timer go down TikTok and IG stories rabbit trail     for 1/2hour to an hour 

4: 1/2 cup of grapes in the morning with my coffee https://www.techtimes.com/articles/220338/20180213/eating-grapes-can-help-improve-symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-says-study.htm

    -Shower

5: 2 eggs (hardboiled is my favorite way) https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/adhd-protein-breakfast-recipes/    

    -Get to desk and brain dump for the morning 

6: Tumeric, Liquid Magnesium, Liquid Potassium, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B complex, Food Enzymes

    – get to my desk and start my day

    – I have a 15 min break every hour to move and do a     chore or something 

7: Snack 1 cup plain yogurt with berries and 1 TBL spn honey or maple syrup mixed in. 

8: Protein, veggies, and some dark chocolate 

9: Green tea I sip this all day instead of water, honey added for taste or berries crushed 

10: berries, yogurt, and 1/2 cup grapes 

11: Bullet Proof Coffee 

12: Dinner: Protein, salad or fresh veggies, carb – almost always potato with brown rice once in a while 

13: Bedtime snack might be frozen yogurt but I allow myself good quality ice cream some as well. 

14: Bedtime routine no matter what time I go to bed this routine is always followed: 

    -Wash my face and then do a hot washcloth placed over my face for a minute to relax me. 

    -Breathing exercises for 2 minutes 

    -Stretching for 1 minute 

    -Cuddle with puppy and husband for a few 

    -Make sure the book light is charged (plugin if needed) 

    -Make sure relaxing reading is close (no electronics just a good old book) for when I wake up at 2 am and  read for about half-hour and then go back to sleep.

If you are an ADHD or otherwise neurodivergent woman come join us in our private community. You get a Free 7-day trial. We do 3 accountability/group coaching and Entrepreneur/life hacking support calls a week.

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9 Ways to Find Killer Ideas for Your Next eCourse

Here’s the number one question I hear—not only from new product creators, but even from seasoned business owners: “How do I find a good idea?” 

What they really mean, of course, is “How do I find an idea that will sell?” No one wants to spend days or weeks or more planning, developing and launching a course only to hear crickets on the big day. You want to know you’ll have at least some measure of success. 

But don’t overthink it. The answer is simple. Just give your audience what they are asking for. 

  1. Check out the competition. What are they creating? If you serve a similar audience, then what sells for them will very likely sell for you. Now, before you break out the “But it’s already been done!” line, keep this in mind: No two coaches are alike. You may create a similar course, but your voice, your experience, your teaching style, and your personality are all very different. No one else is you, and for some customers, YOU are the only one who will resonate with them. 
  2. Pay attention to your ideal client. What questions does she ask in private groups, in your help desk, and elsewhere? What posts are she reading on your blog (check your Google Analytic stats)? These are all valuable sources of intel about exactly what she needs and wants from you. 
  3. Ask. Still not sure what your dream client is looking for? Ask her. Create a survey and ask her to tell you what she struggles with, what keeps her from realizing her success, and even what she’s tried before in an effort to solve her issues. 
  4. Check the bestsellers list. Which books in your niche are outperforming others? These are the ones that offer answers your clients are seeking. Flip through the table of contents and read the online reviews to dig deep into the topics that really resonate with your audience. 
  5. Read the FAQs. Check the frequently asked questions section on competitor blogs and in forums and Facebook groups. Also check blogs for “Start Here,” and “Quickstart” pages. Many times the most common questions and concerns are addressed here. 
  6. Review the available resources. Which are the most common resources your colleagues and competitors are recommending? There are often questions surrounding the use of software and other tools, and these can be great ideas for eCourses. 
  7. Check your email. If you’ve been in business for more than a few months, chances are you receive questions from friends, clients and even strangers on a daily basis. What are they asking about? Look for common themes and trends. 
  8. Revisit your keyword research. Review the terms and phrases that your community most frequently searches on, and use them as a basis for your own research. 
  9. Check your search terms. Google Webmaster Tools allows you to check which terms are sending visitors to your website. Since people often search on questions (“how to design a logo” or “how to start a business”) this can be a rich source of ideas.  

Ideas are everywhere. Your potential buyers are sharing them with you each and every day, if you just know where to look. So don’t let your insecurities hold you back. Develop the course they are asking you for!

5 Money-Making Action Tasks to Grow Your Business

5 Money-Making Action Tasks to Grow Your Business

Inaction is the death of any business. Without taking regular action every single day to grow your business, inaction will cause your business to become stagnant. Clients will disappear, your sales funnel will be empty, and your revenue will dip to zero in a heartbeat.

Let’s avoid this scenario!  Here are five action tasks that will lead to increased income and business growth.

  1. Email Your Customers Regularly. 

Contrary to popular belief, email marketing is NOT dead. Email is the easiest way to stay in touch with customers and prospects to let them know about your new offerings or to recommend an affiliate product which pays you a commission.

  1. Focus on Customer Service.

You will never please everyone but you may as well try your best. Inevitably customers will contact you with questions or refund requests so be prepared to answer these requests in a timely manner. Stick to your rules about refunds but never disregard or disrespect a customer. Negative online reviews are easier to find than positive ones.

  1. Raise Your Rates.

When was your last rate increase? Are your prices competitive with the current market of coaches of your caliber? Can your ideal client still afford your new rates? Be confident that your expertise is worth that new rate and break the new carefully to your current clientele so they don’t jump ship.

  1. Repackage Your Offerings.

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Simply take your older content – books, programs, blog posts, etc. – and create new bundles or create an entirely new product. The information or products should obviously be related in topic to appeal to the most people and be sure to price it accordingly.

  1. Create a New Offering for Old Clients.

People buy from those they know, like, and trust, so open up that old client list and create an exclusive offer just for them. Make the offer sexy, exclusive, and time-sensitive to get quick action results.

How Do I Know What to Offer?

This is an age-old question of many coaches and business owners and it boils down to knowing your target audience. How do they want their information presented? What are the hot topics in their industry? What struggles do they have every day? The simplest way to know what they want is to simply ask them.

Another reason coaches don’t know what to offer is because they don’t have a plan, either for their business or who they want to help. Writing a business plan with action steps is imperative for business growth and I’m presenting a very in-depth workshop on this very topic.

“Your 12 Month Marketing Calendar: Plan Your Programs, Content, and Promotions for the Entire Year!” contains four modules filled with actionable steps anyone can implement. At the end of the modules you will have a completed 12-month calendar with all your programs, content, and promotions listed along with the action steps necessary to produce it all. If you want to leverage your business to the next level, click here

Implement These 3 Productivity Hacks Today

Implement These 3 Productivity Hacks Today

Productivity and efficiency are the popular buzzwords lately as more and more business owners try to make the most of their time during a busy day. No matter how hard you try, you simply cannot do everything yourself when it comes to running your business. Investing in your business not only decreases stress but it makes your business run more smoothly, therefore increasing profits.

If you need to improve your productivity, try these three tips:

Outsource It

Rather than being saddled with monotonous tasks and expensive software they may have to learn, many smart business owners are accepting their limitations and finding expert service providers to take over these tasks. What takes one expert an hour to do can easily take a non-savvy business owner 5 hours to complete. Is that really a good use of your time?

Start off by asking your business associates for referrals and conduct regular interviews, as though you were hiring an employee. Just because they are a virtual service provider doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the same high standards you would expect from an employee.

Kick the Bad Habits

Are you stuck in the dark ages, doing things just because you’ve always done it that way? Analyze your business during the last year. Did you launch any programs? Were the results better or worse than you expected? Are there any new software programs or apps that will make your work more efficient? Are you still keeping your books in a handwritten ledger or are you ready to convert to a computer software program? Delegate tasks; find a new software; plan out new programs or updates; these are all things you can start doing today, not to spend money unnecessarily but to breathe some excitement into your business.

Create an Actual Plan

Use a project management program or an old-fashioned paper planner but put your projects onto a calendar and work towards achieving those goals. Without a plan, your actions are meaningless. You might decide to work on something unrelated to your goals or you might delay your own deadlines in order to put client business ahead of your own work. A business plan is your blueprint to reaching your goals, no matter how lofty they may seem. Seeing this plan daily will give you something to focus on, therefore increasing your daily productivity.

Overwhelmed at the Idea of Planning? Have No Fear!

While everyone’s goals will be different, we all have to create a roadmap and learn how to take real action. There’s no excuse not to grow your business this year!   After all, if you set out on a road trip with no destination in mind, how will you know when you’ve arrived?

Sure, the journey might be fun, but when you’re growing a business, that’s not your first concern…

Let me share a proven way to plan your best year yet!  This mini-course will give you all the things you need to create a strategy for long-term profit and growth!

Who knows – it might help you reach that 6-figure goal you have been trying to reach!