Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

January 2008

Thank you all so very much!

Thank you all so very much!

When I started this blog and my Powerful Intentions web pages I really didn’t know what direction I would be going in and if people would read and/or care, but I have to tell you this has been and is an amazing experience! The day I posted the announcement of my book over 50,000, that’s right and I will say it again, over 50,000 readers have visited Adder World! I can’t even count the number of emails I have received and the outpouring of support. I plan on responding to each and every one of you, if I haven’t already, just give me a few days and I will, I promise! To all of you THANK YOU! We are making this world a better place, together. It is amazing what one can do once we learn to control and use our thoughts for our own good and to the benefit […]

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ADD ADHD Relationships Start Exciting, but what happens next? PART 3 – The lost art of listening

ADD ADHD Relationships Start Exciting, but what happens next? PART 3 – The lost art of listening

Hear and Listen, and come together I consider this part to be of the utmost importance for us ADDers. In the previous article I talked about asking questions, being interested, but I did not mean just appear to be interested. People appreciate, respect and even love those who pay attention to them with purposeful interest. I am talking legitimate interest here, not stalker interest. Don’t you just hate it when you are talking and talking, expressing yourself and baring your soul and all the while you think the other person cares and then later, when you bring up a previous point, the other person has a deer in the headlight look, which means he or she was not listening? That’s pretty rude, don’t you think? Many ADDers are known for, uhmmm, ahem, not paying attention. When we do not pay attention, we don’t listen and when we don’t listen, we […]

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Dr. Phil and ADHD and Tara McGillicuddy

Dr. Phil and ADHD and Tara McGillicuddy

I was just talking, via email, to Tara about my book and she asked me if I sent her a review copy and then I asked her for her address, without even realizing she had sent me a link with her address in it already. Hey, I still have ADD, even if I succeed with it I still miss some things, but I did not miss her article about Dr. Phil! Like the true coach that she is, she let me figure it out! Check out Tara and her recent article about Dr. Phil and ADHD. Tara has a lot to offer her readers and is a strong supporter of those with ADD and ADHD, as well as, she is a life coach for ADDers.

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One Boy’s Struggle: PUBLISHED ~!

One Boy’s Struggle: PUBLISHED ~!

If you Believe, you can acheive anything! (click the image for your copy) Finally, after so much, the manifestation of my life’s story is here, it is in print, it is published and I hope and believe what I have written will help people across the world in a new enlightening way. This is my story, my memories, the good, the bad, the ugly and the wonderful, the successes and the reality that there is more and we can all find it within each of us. This is the story of what I went through and the people around me were subjected to and reacted to. This is the story of a boy who was lost, all over the place, struggled with school, with friends and just about everything, but with all the struggles, there was always something special within and for many reasons I found that something special and […]

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Even With ADD ADHD – When there is a WILL there is a WAY

Even With ADD ADHD – When there is a WILL there is a WAY

  There’s going to be people who say you can’t, there’s going to be people who tell you there is no way, there are going to be people who try to hold you back, but the truth is—you can, there is a way and no matter what someone says or tries to make you believe, it really comes down to what you believe, what you think and what you want. Nobody has control over your mind and your future the way that you do! I am here to tell you that there will be times that people make you feel bad, make you feel down and make you feel like nothing you do is worth anything. It can get to you and it got to me, but the great power within our minds has the ability to overcome naysayers, put-downers and those who are trying to make us feel as […]

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ADD ADHD Parents and their Child’s Homework

ADD ADHD Parents and their Child’s Homework

  A few parents have written me from time to time asking me what I did as a child to succeed with my homework. Because this question comes up quite a bit from concerned parents I thought I would put my two cents into the hat and if you decide to read this, remember this is from my experience and my opinions—ultimately what you decide is up to you. Let’s start this off with the honest truth about me as a child with concern to homework. I hated it and when I could get out of it, I did. The most important thing, from my perspective and experience, for a parent to realize about ADD ADHD children is that most of them are experts in getting out of things. We spend more time coming up with detours, ways out and loop holes more than anything else. ADD ADHD children are […]

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ADD ADHD Relationships Start Exciting, but what happens next? PART 2

ADD ADHD Relationships Start Exciting, but what happens next? PART 2

  Chew, taste and enjoy. That’s easy to say, but some relationships with ADDers get off to such an exciting start it takes a major act of will power to stop and smell the flowers every once in a while. If a relationship with an ADDer is to be healthy and last, smelling the flowers might be the most important thing a couple can do for each other, especially at the beginning. Fear of failure and fear of revealing too much can be a motivational factor for an ADDer to not slow down and keep the hot fires roaring just to avoid giving anything of his or her real self. And yet we wonder why in the world relationships don’t work and why they keep ending without substance. The truth is simple, no matter how exciting and exhilarating the initial relationship is, we eventually will have to take time to […]

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People Pleasers – May I have your approval?

People Pleasers – May I have your approval?

  Do you ever get the feeling that all you want to do is please other people or that your main mission in life is to seek the approval of others for your own very existence? And for some reason or another, no matter how you try you are just not succeeding and nobody really notices your efforts. Do you feel like it is a waste of time, but you can’t stop? We can be very hard on ourselves for seemingly not fitting in, for not getting things right, or not understanding what it takes to make another person feel good. It can be so hard that, at times, our first thoughts when we wake up in the morning is what can I do better for this person or that person and unfortunately, we forget that the most important approval comes from within ourselves. If you don’t love yourself, then […]

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ADD ADHD Relationships Start Exciting, but what happens next?

ADD ADHD Relationships Start Exciting, but what happens next?

  One of the most familiar things all ADD ADHD relationships seem to have in common is that they most always have a very exciting beginning. Once the initial meeting has happened and two people connect, that’s when it is full speed ahead and it might be months, even years before the two involved catch a breath and actually get to know each other. This might be the most fantastic time in their lives, but it could also be very dangerous. Why dangerous? You might ask…

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Are you able to utilize your ADD ADHD Talents and Traits?

Are you able to utilize your ADD ADHD Talents and Traits?

  I often write about how great ADD and ADHD talents and traits can be and I really think they are wondrous. However, do you get noticed for them? Do you get credit for them? Are you able to utilize them in a manner which benefits others? I mentioned in yesterday’s article that I am hyper-focused and able to think rationally around Big Names, especially when I am supposed to be nervous and this trait I have been able to utilize. I like to write a lot and hopefully inspire others with positive thoughts and ideas. I utilize that with my Blog. I have learned to utilize my traits and talents by trying, and trying always brings with it new understandings and discoveries of what more I can do, even if I use what I learn in something else other than what I originally started out with. For example, I […]

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