ADD is an Advantage In Business and in Life by Hanno Bekker
This book is about showing people that ADD is not the disorder and disadvantage that it is made out to be. It is about knowing and managing yourself to benefit from your self-knowledge.
The benefit is derived from knowing your Why? This can explained as your driving force to do things. But how can you know what drives you if you don’t explore your options in life? Do you allow others to dictate who you are and what you can do?
This is where people with ADD gets their first advantage in that they don’t allow people to dictate who they must be. They are willing to explore all options and choose what is the best for them.
The next Advantage that people with ADD have are that they can then go into a state of superfocus once the know what their why is and if they align their venture with that. Most people can actually do it, it is just easier for people with ADD to reach that laserfocus and to stay in that state of mind.
People with ADD also tend to think in a non-linear fashion when it comes to problem solving. When ‘regular’ people then see our way of thinking they claim that we “over complicate” things. So they attach negative labels to us. The key however is that sometimes non-linear solutions is what is required to solve problems. But people need to harness this ability in the best way possible.
However it is not just a book about ADD it is also about any alleged obstacles that people might think they have and how to use it to their advantage. At the end of the day it is as I have read onwww.virgin.com from some of Sir Richard Branson’s favourite quotes on stretching your mind: When they say you can’t, they show you their limits, not yours – Kevin Keenoo, and another one: The only limits in your life are those that you set yourself. – Celestine Chua
These two quotes summarises so well what I wish to achieve with this book.
Now a lot of people of people go around saying ‘”I can’t” or even “You can’t” and then we tend to believe them. The reason for this is because it is usually our closest family and friends that say it and then they say they “Just want to protect us.”
This is the system that I want to influence for the positive.
Now it is important to note that as you will see below at the ‘About the Author’ section I were myself diagnosed with ADD at age Six , I then had a teacher in third grade that called me dumb and that I won’t amount to anything.
I went and got my LLB degree and finish my internship at the same time! Then with minimal experience and resources I started my own Law Firm, it has since been growing at an average of 100% per year.
Then I said that I want to do what many people said is the second most difficult Ironman 70.3 and I wanted to do it in less than six and a half hours. I was told that I must just try to finish it in the cutoff time.
I then ended up doing it in six hours nineteen minutes.
Then earlier this year I acquired a second business that I help to manage and I did it without spending a single penny of my own money. I am now in the process of staring my third business.
And all it took was knowing my Why and maintaining Laserfocus on what I want to achieve.
We are all ADD to a certain extent; some of us are just labeled.
About the Author
The Author were diagnosed with ADD at age six and put on Zombie Medication (Ritalin) in order to make him “better”. He even had a teacher in third grade that called him dumb and that he won’t amount to anything, she even wanted to sent him to “Donkey School”. He however went ahead and disproved what was said about him.
He went and got his LLB degree and finish his internship at the same time! Then with minimal experience and resources he started his own Law Firm six years ago, it has in the mean time been going from strength to strength with an average of growing at a 100% per year since he started it. This is despite the economic ups and downs that the market is experiencing.
Then he decided that he wants to do what many people said is the second most difficult Ironman 70.3 and he wanted to do it in less than six and a half hours. He was told that as he is starting his training from being a Couch Potato he must just try to finish it in the cutoff time.
He gave himself about 9 months to get fit for it. He then ended up doing it in six hours nineteen minutes. So it was within the time that he was told is not doable for him.
Then earlier this year he acquired a second business that he helps to manage and he did it without spending a single penny of his own money.
He therefore were able to prove all his naysayers wrong in doing the impossible and now he is in the process of launching his Public speaking and Business Coaching Business. So now people are staring to grow quiet in saying “You can’t do it.”
And all it took was knowing his Why and maintaining Laserfocus on what he want to achieve, with only a few people in his support structure.