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Procrastination beats them all

Thank you to the more than 600 ADD / ADHD Adults who filled out the Thrive with ADD survey on Workplace Challenges last week!

Once again, Procrastination takes the prize as the number one problem.  Here are the most troublesome issues for responders who were asked to indicate their top workplace challenges.  (The percentage indicates what percent of responders checked it as one of their top 3 to 5):

  • Procrastination – 53%
  • Mentally Staying on Task – 46%
  • Overwhelmed – 42%
  • Disorganization – 37%
  • Follow-Through – 37%
  • Prioritizing – 36%

Most valuable were heartfelt comments by responders, who were encouraged to elaborate in their own words throughout the survey.
Click here to see the Survey results.

Why conduct a survey?

Thrive with ADD Training Program in 2012

I conducted this survey because I’m developing an in-depth, comprehensive program of training to help ADD / ADHD Adults overcome their difficulties in the workplace.   Although I’ve a pretty strong understanding of what the problems are after coaching on ADD work and career issues for over 10 years, I wanted to hear in people’s own words how they feltClick here to read what people said.

I also wanted to find out what kind of a training program people wanted most.  It seems that convenience is the major factor; people wanted to know they can listen / view online classes in their own time.  They also valued live webinar training.

Most importantly, respondents cried out for the need for support throughout the training process.  Since follow-through is a challenge, I will create an implementation support and accountability process into the program.

I’m so charged up about creating what will be Thrive with ADD’s biggest program ever!  You’ll see training begin to roll out in the next few weeks, so watch your emails and SUBSCRIBE to the blog to keep informed.

Please read the survey results and share your comments below.

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Author: Bonnie Mincu
Senior Certified ADHD Coach, Founder of "Thrive with ADD," Bonnie has been coaching adults with ADD / ADHD traits since 2001. She has developed numerous training programs to help with the challenges of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.

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Comments

    Chris Wilhelm

    I initially subscribed to your newsletter because I have a daughter with ADD and wanted to help her gain the tools she needs as she matures into the adult world. Although my husband’s family has many members with varying degrees of ADD I always suspected that I was an adult with ADD, and had sufficiently coped using structure. Intellictually I understood that adults with ADD / ADHD are everywhere. What I did not understand was how many of the traits and situations I experience every day are tied to ADD, and and that it’s not just me. I am so overwhelmed right now. The people writing the comments could be me. Whether I have been diagnosed or not, I understand that I AM AN ADULT WITH ADD AND I AM NOT ALONE!

    Bonnie Mincu

    Hi Chris:
    Thank you for writing. Most ADD Adults find out about themselves when they seek help for their diagnosed children. It can be a great relief to finally find out there’s a reason for some of the baffling experiences you’ve had. Now you’ll be able to learn solutions. There are ways of coping… even for overwhelm!

    Ms. Me

    I originally looked for materials online because of a family member too. But the more materials I ordered/read that Bonnie offered, the more I realized that I am probably ADD too. Now that I have ADD information I clearly understand a lot of things… challenges are more interesting too. When I told some family members (who are ADD) that I think I have it too they argued with me and said I had to be diagnosed. The family member I was searching the web for (to find ADD self coaching) is the one in the most denial. I have left my copy of the Self coaching guide near that person to spark curiosity… but so far not much of a reaction (and that is OK). Bonnie’s website is a wonderful resource and so important. Her materials are helping with several odd things that life is throwing my way right now. Suddenly I am like a tennis player… ready to toss back the ball in real time!

    Chris Wilhelm

    Thanks for the support Bonnie and Ms. Me. Reading the survey results were like an epiphany, even though they should not have been.

    Bonnie Mincu

    Hey, we take our epiphanies as they come! You never know when another one will strike.

    Kelly

    Hi Bonnie,
    I am in tears ready the results of the survey…hearing the pain in people’s responses lets me know I am not alone in this daily struggle. Like others, I often feel alone, ashamed and hopeless since this has been my mode of operating my entire life (I’m 43) and can’t help but feel “less-than” people around me who seem to cope with life so much better. I think the loss of potential is the biggest source of pain…I know I have so much more to contribute. I see that reflected in others responses.
    Thank you for your efforts to serve us…I DO feel more hopeful. Looking forward to what you will be putting together. ~ A grateful ADDer

    Bonnie Mincu

    Hi Kelly:
    I am so touched by how candid and open people were in sharing their thoughts, hopes and fears in the survey. The worst thing is to feel alone and confused. I’m so glad the survey helped people like you realize the pain is shared, and — I promise — there ARE solutions that work specially for ADD.

    Your unmet potential can be realized, especially as people nowadays are likely to move through several careers in their lives. I didn’t have a clue I was ADD until I was 46 and would never have dreamed I would build a business of helping people with ADD. Life is full of wonderful surprises. At only 43, you can have loads of success ahead of you!

    Corinne

    Hi,
    I’m interested in learing what percentage of people diagnosed with ADD/ADHD end up being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or other neurological disorders. The reason I ask is I believe the stress people with ADD/ADHD experience daily contributes to the development of more serious disorders.

    The fear of being humiliated, bullied or being unable to keep up with others at school and in the work place, often leads to low self-esteem. Which in turn leads to an inability to even try. Seeing young children who break down in tears when asked to perform a simple task that I know they can do is heart breaking.

    Thanks for the survey, the comments are excellent and have given me a few ideas of how to support family and friends who despite high I.Q.’s just can’t get it together. The lack of supports for people of all ages who have symptoms of ADD/ADHD diagnosed or undiagnosed is disappointing to say the least. Keep up the good work, everyone needs more positive life experiences to reach their potential. Thanks Bonnie educating the world about what living with ADD/ADHD is like, benefits everyone.

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    Ms. Me

    I have noticed ADD information in only a very general way over the years. The difference with this site is that skills can be learned and solutions can be attained right away. Very powerful.

    James

    Thank you for that enlightening survey.

    I’m excited that YOU’RE excited for whatever you plan to come out with next.

    For some reason, in my mind, I had a feeling that 2012 was going to be MY YEAR to make some big changes and progress.

    I had no idea how, but I’m feeling very good about meeting you and working with you.

    You seem to have a genuine-ness (sp?) about you, in wanting to help people with ADD.

    I have a good feeling about this……. and just hearing those comments from the others who took the survey motivated me.

    Just knowing I’m not alone in this, and others are out there struggling with the same things that I am, makes me think that SOLUTIONS are possible!

    Thanks again,

    James

    James

    P.S. – I have a feeling that everyone enjoyed participating in that survey. It was an opportunity to release a lot of the emotions that have been building up, and to envision the possibility of getting solutions. Mark my words, if you have ANY other questions that a survey could help you understand about your ADD’ers, PUT OUT ANOTHER SURVEY!!! I think it will begin to get the feeling of inter-connectedness going, and that will help any product you come up with have the maximum impact.

    Bonnie Mincu

    You got it! The quick surveys are fun, and generate great information. They actually can get quite addicting!

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