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"

Secret to Productive Prolific Writing! ADHD and Passion

Secret to Productive Prolific Writing! ADHD and Passion
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Every day (and I do mean every day!) I get at least one email with the question that never fails to be asked. But. It’s not the right question. . Question: How do you write so much and so often? (Usually two questions in one. Sneaky. I get it.) I have a book coming out soon called Write Anyway! In my new book I reveal all of my writing secrets, but for this post I will answer the real question. Yep, I know the real question. There’s always a real question! . Short Answer: Passion! . Long Answer: ADHD and Passion. (I gave it away in the title didn’t I? Darn ADHD!) . Even Longer Answer (there always is a longer answer): . ADHD has always been the answer. It’s written in the stars, in the sky – in the everywhere. But, there’s a trick. A secret, if you will. You […]

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10 Things I Hate About ADHD Extended Edition Kindle coming soon!!

10 Things I Hate About ADHD Extended Edition Kindle coming soon!!

Update: 10 Things I Hate About ADHD has been one of the most popular and downloaded ADHD eBooks ever! Soon I will be releasing an extended edition subtitled “Laughing at Distraction” there will be 10 more things included and the originals have been extended. It is funnier than ever. It will be released as Kindle. The original version is still available in the eBooks group on our network for a little while longer, but it has been removed from other 3rd party websites. After tens of thousands of downloads, my first ever eBook will be getting the funniest update ever, I say! I look forward to letting you know when it is available. Short Excerpt (I hate repeating mistakes): You can like my facebook page to stay updated (right column), or join the ADHD social Network ADDer World!! Are you ready to laugh? Are you ready to have fun? Are you tired […]

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SAY WHAT?! 5th Appearance in ADDitude Magazine

SAY WHAT?! 5th Appearance in ADDitude Magazine

Just wanted to take a moment give a short update that I have an article appearing in the Spring 2012 issue of ADDitude Magazine, titled: “Say What?!”. If you’re not an ADDitude Magazine reader yet, you can get a copy here. This is my 5th appearance in the magazine and it is always a pleasure to contribute. I look forward to appearing in ADDitude again in the future. . Speaking of appearances in ADDitude Magazine, one of the honors I am most gracious and proud of is achieving the Editor’s Pick for my book The Brilliant Reality of ADHD in the May 2010 issue! Although I most often mention One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir, which is by far my most well known and read book, The Brilliant Realty of ADHD is my second book and it has a very special place in its own right. The Brilliant Reality of ADHD is […]

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Who are the Famous, Successful Women with ADHD?

Who are the Famous, Successful Women with ADHD?

Why don’t we hear more about them? . This is my attempt at guessing part of the reason: . I do not entirely know the answer. However, I do know that for a long time it was thought that ADHD was only an issue for males, but we now know that is simply not the case. Women have ADHD, too! And, I am certain there are many who have overcome, succeeded and who are thriving with ADHD. . But why don’t we hear more about them? . Two of the most successful movie franchises at the moment have women in the lead, doing action flicks as used to be only done by men (Underworld / Resident Evil). Some highly successful women are also becoming self-made millionaires and billionaires, leaving most men in the dust (J. K. Rowling / Sheryl Sandberg). . So what’s notable about these women and their success […]

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The Jobs Crises! The past: Factory Workers = Normal. Can’t work in a Factory = ADHD?

The Jobs Crises! The past: Factory Workers = Normal. Can’t work in a Factory = ADHD?

Getting a job straight out of college or high school where you can work in your area of interest for the majority of your life is no longer a reality for most people. People have to adapt to the jobs that are available, that those jobs likely will not last but a few years and then they are faced with looking for entirely different type of employment. My question in this post is: what disorders might be discovered for the educated jobless who are trained to work in an employment system that is transforming? . We are in a labor transformational era!  I know we are trying our best to maintain an outdated education system that impresses upon students to stay in school, learn what and how we tell them to learn so they can get a good job, but civilization, like it did a hundred and fifty years ago with the industrial […]

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Do people with ADHD Scare the Living Heck out of themselves?!

Do people with ADHD Scare the Living Heck out of themselves?!

Or is it just me? . I don’t believe in ghosts, I don’t believe in ghosts, I really, truly don’t believe in ghosts!!! . I really don’t, but sometimes, well, maybe I do! . Okay, this post is not entirely about ghosts. It is about the ADHD brain taking something and making it much bigger than it really is. Last night (a few hours ago) I was watching my latest episode of Ghost Hunters. I love that show! Anyway, I fell to sleep and about 3am I woke up suddenly because I hear a loud bang! The sound came from the kitchen. I lay there for a few minutes, frozen, of course, my mind coming up with all kinds of scenarios (and yes, the supernatural is involved) so finally, ever so slowly, I get up and cautiously go check things out. . Everything looks okay, nothing out of the ordinary. It […]

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Famous, Successful People with ADHD… should we be Inspired by them?

Famous, Successful People with ADHD… should we be Inspired by them?

Every now and then I will come across the strangest suggestions and the oddest questions. I am sure you have too. One of the strangest suggestions I came across recently is that people, especially children, with ADHD should not look up to, aspire to be or admire successful people with ADHD. I suppose there may be several potential reasons for this idea: Having goals that are too high, fear they will suffer great disappointment aspiring to such greatness or be hurt if they discover that they can’t necessarily be exactly like their heroes. . I guess we could call those reasonable reasons, but what I am getting from this are a few things that come directly to mind: People with ADHD should not be inspired or motivated by people with ADHD who have gone before them and especially not those who have succeeded. If you have ADHD you’re not good enough […]

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Having ADHD Justifies a Negative Attitude!

Having ADHD Justifies a Negative Attitude!

But is it helpful? Does negativity help someone gain friends? Is it a likable characteristic or make a person enjoyable to be around? Does it help one find a job or retain a job and become someone who is respected and admired? . I believe that our attitude is within our control and can be modified. . (Disclaimer: what follows is only my opinion, read it at your own risk. Take it or leave it as any reader sees fit. I have the greatest respect for those suffering from co-morbid conditions such as ODD or Bipolar and this post does not encompass co-morbid conditions.). There are many justifications for someone with ADHD to have a negative attitude: Considering repeated mistakes, mental, impulsive blunders, speaking one’s mind when one shouldn’t and oh, I almost forgot: forgetfulness. And much, much more depending on how much ADHD affects someone. . Not everyone falls […]

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One Blogger’s ADHD Year in REVIEW!

One Blogger’s ADHD Year in REVIEW!

In my latest free eBook I ask readers to ‘note’ the good things. It is so easy for us to point out and beat ourselves up over our mistakes and things that didn’t work out. But if we really want to live happier, more positive lives, then we probably should give the “good” things the credit they deserve, too. Don’t you think? . One way that leads to happiness is gratefulness and I have a lot to be thankful for this year. . Here’s my list of my top 10 ‘good’ things this year: . 1 I released my first free eBook of the year 7 Crucial Tips for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD. It has been downloaded thousands of times and passed on via email countless more times, also via facebook and so many other ways. .2 The ADDer World ADHD Social Network reached a new milestone as membership went over 3000 […]

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What is your life’s purpose? Let’s find out! Even if you have ADHD!

What is your life’s purpose? Let’s find out! Even if you have ADHD!

What is your life’s purpose? What is that “something” that fills you with abundant energy and joy? . Everyone has it, that “It” factor, that special quality that sets them apart from everyone else. It’s their purpose and doing it takes no excessive effort or exasperating force of will. It comes naturally, like a cool breeze on a hot summer’s day. It’s not about making money or meeting any requirements or doing something that you are “told”. . Most of a person’s life with ADHD is doing things that do not come naturally. It starts in school and just seems to continue forever. This typically happens because we live in a world setup for the non-ADDer and we are regularly following guidelines and rules created for people without ADHD. We are constantly trying to “fit in” and be different than we are wired to be. We are today’s left handers practically […]

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