Delegate —- ADD Tip o the day 166

The computer got messed up so I had to buy a new one.  I’m technologically challenged, so I hired a high school student to set it up.  I could have done the first part, but there were lots of complicated issues he knew about and I didn’t.  I had found some of the info on the net and possibly I could have done some of it, but it would have been hard and uncertain.  I was glad to delegate.

A young man is working hard on a very complicated project,the product of his gifted creativity.  He has to give an important presentation on it, and was spinning in circles struggling with power point, which he doesnt know much about.  He realized that this is not the time for him to learn power point, and that he could easily find someone to do those slides for him, so he could concentrate on the rest of the work.  He escaped a typical ADD trap, getting off on tangents and side projects.

We with ADD and ADHD tend to be creative but not so good at implementing and at the details.  We can try to improve on that, but its more effective to learn to —- Delegate.

doug 

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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