My name is David Greenwood and I wrote the book Overcoming Distractions-Thriving with Adult ADHD. If you don’t have ADHD, don’t stop reading this because I’m confident you’ll find value here. The book profiles many entrepreneurs around the country who have ADHD. In the book, those once distracted professionals share their stories of struggles, success and everything along the way to being a winning entrepreneur; lessons we all can learn from.
But who am I? I’m an entrepreneur at heart. Like many with ADHD, when the time was right, I ventured out on my own, taking over and starting various businesses. I’ve been self-employed for much of my adult life, owning a karate school, a well-known restaurant near Boston and starting my own public relations firm. With the exception of about 10 years when I had a great opportunity to work for Special Olympics, I’ve charted my own course.
As a “hyperactive” kid, I was quite honestly a train wreck. As Jimmy Buffet says, “I suppose, the need to focus never arouse.” That was me. I struggled through school and when I got to high school age, I went to a vocational school and flunked freshman year. As I wandered around the hallways looking for my classroom much of the time, it’s still a mystery how I got a diploma.
Fast forward to today, I have a passion for helping others find focus and stay focused. That doesn’t mean you have to have ADHD. In fact, I have spoken to many business groups that have a desire to learn the lessons of Overcoming Distractions.
I wrote Overcoming Distractions because I wanted to find out how others who are easily distracted become successful in business and lead a happy and productive life; without the label of ADHD always being the center of his or her existence. What I found out is many in this book consider their ADHD as a gift and use it wisely. The myth that those with ADHD cannot focus is simply not true when placed in the correct environment.
How can I help you? Please contact me for speaking engagements or other needs.