When I was a business coach with set appointments working with clients, my ADHD gave me a unique challenge. When I have an appointment that day, I literally can only focus on that appointment. It’s hard for me to focus on anything else and after the appointment, I am exhausted. Being on camera is extra exhausting for me because I have to focus so much on remaining neutral. My normal fidgeting, eye movements and stims can be distracting for my clients as they are being coached. Within the Business Accelerator, we are usually in a virtual room and our cams are off. The audio-only aspect allows me to support members while I am laying down, moving around, fidgeting and being myself. We can hop on cams for short times if we need the connection.
This has increased my productivity by leaps and bounds. I can working with 15-20 members during the day while also keeping focused on my own work with marketing. My ADHD is “tricked” by not knowing when I’ll be needed by the members as generally people come in when they want support and either talk in the public room or we go off to a private room to work on their business. I don’t get exhausted and I can easily hop back into my own work or with another member after.