The signs of my ADHD, (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in hindsight, were glaringly obvious from an early age. However, it is quite common for people with ADHD to be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and this was certainly the case for me.
ADHD is like being in a room with 1,000 televisions on, but all on different channels, It makes simple tasks more difficult. People with ADHD experience, interact with and interpret the world in a different way, people with ADHD are often dismissed as lazy, forgetful, and rude but ADHD can be hugely positive.
The reality is that everyone varies in terms of neurocognitive ability. Everyone has talents and, in turn, they have things they struggle with. However, for some people the variation between those strengths and weaknesses is more pronounced.
After my diagnosis, It made me question everything my failures, missed opportunities, relationship breakdowns but probably more than anything it made me question if I had reached my potential. This is something that I think many people feel for a number of reasons and in part has contributed to why with my good friend and Co-Editor in Chief (I will update the site accordingly) we are creating The Future Academy.
The Future Academy will change the way we learn, equipping people with the skills that employers are looking for and entrepreneurs need by using the most effective online learning methodologies. The Future Academy will, most all, help everyone reach their potential.
At the age of 87, Michelangelo wrote the inscription “ancora imparo” which means “still I am learning.” It reminds us that we are all still learning and it has inspired me to do something I haven’t done for nearly 20 years, I’m going back into the classroom, I am learning to code. I wanted to challenge myself, learn from the best, and for the first time in my life finish something.
Learning new skills is always beneficial it will help you to achieve your goals, it will give you confidence, and and help you take that next step in your career. But too often skills are learned without acquiring the knowledge that enables you to implement these skills.
No matter what skills we learn, our greatest learnings will come from our failures. How we deal with a situation can change the situation itself. Our margin for failure in life is so small, we will fail over and over again. Michael Jordon famously said “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Included with every course will be our “Resilience” masterclass. Teaching you the one skill that making everything you will learn achievable.