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"

ADHD Tip: How to Accomplish Goals and Finish Projects without Setting Goals or Deadlines.

ADHD Tip: How to Accomplish Goals and Finish Projects without Setting Goals or Deadlines.

Put a bulletin board on your wall and make it a happiness board. I’ve always had difficulty with personal “deadlines” and “goals”. I wave at them as they pass by unfinished or, in most cases, not even started. However, I have found a way to turn my wants, needs and desires into visual reminders. I’ve learned that the more my mind is reminded of something in a pleasant, pressure free way, the more likely I am to do it. Because of this I created a visual “happiness board”. It’s on the wall just above my desk where I write every day. When I was writing One Boy’s Struggle, I created a mock-up cover and pinned it to my happiness board. I set no deadline to complete the book, but somehow that picture reminded me every day that I would finish it and, I did! Too simple, right?! That’s the point. Deadlines and specific […]

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Choose Friends Wisely! Here’s How and Why

Choose Friends Wisely! Here’s How and Why

It’s wonderful to have friends, especially those who encourage us to be the best that we can be. However, it’s also important to remember that we tend to emulate the people we are around the most. If we’ve fallen into a pessimistic, negative or downbeat group, then perhaps we need to adjust our friendships, especially if we want to move on to happier horizons. Friendships are incredibly important. Therefore: Choose friends wisely. If you truly want to be happy, my experience is to choose friends that encourage and support you, have an optimistic nature and like you for who you are and who you are becoming. Consider the direction you are going and the direction you want to go, and then hang around and befriend people that are as you would like to become. As they say, if you want to be happy, surround yourself with happy people, because they […]

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How to be Happy Every Day Even if you have ADHD free eBook

How to be Happy Every Day Even if you have ADHD free eBook

Today I would like to pass on my heartfelt thanks to you, the readers! Thanks for the opportunity to write about something that means so much to me! Well, I’ve thought a lot about what I want to write in this post, but there are no perfect words, so please allow me to skip directly to the gift giving! In the tradition of the holidays and to pass on my deepest thanks to you, I am giving away my latest eBook, How to be Happy Every Day – Even if you have ADHD. It is my holiday gift to you. Click Here. Download link now available in the free eBooks group on our ADHD social network (updated 2/12/12) I hope you enjoy this new eBook and please do pass it forward. Share it with your friends and anyone you think will enjoy it.  – Several people have emailed me asking what they can […]

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Have you labeled your ADHD?

Have you labeled your ADHD?

Over the last few years of reading and learning about ADHD I have noticed one thing many people with a positive, constructive perspective about ADHD have in common. And that is that they tend to label their ADHD in some way that sounds positively beneficial to them. These people tend to live happy lives and are a joy to be around, they laugh, dance and find ways to be genuinely kind and helpful to others.   I personally believe it is a wonderful thing to label one’s ADHD as you want to see it. ADHD is part of my uniqueness of being. The challenges do not magically disappear; of course not, but my point of view is to always look for solutions and possibilities, instead of waiting for the next shoe to drop.   If you have, what have you labeled your ADHD?   When I read about how someone who has […]

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The Ultimate ADHD Support Group Guide – Get it Here!

The Ultimate ADHD Support Group Guide – Get it Here!

I am proud to present the ultimate ADHD support group guide written by Sharon St. John, LPC! It’s free, so download it now by clicking here. (Best viewed after downloading to your computer – right click and choose ‘save as’.)   Okay, I added the ‘ultimate’ because it excites me that a book has been written to assist people with using my book One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir in a support group setting, (or, to be used individually with one’s therapist).  Over the last few years I have received many emails from support group facilitators around the world, from the United States to as far away as Australia, letting me know how they have used One Boy’s Struggle to assist their members in coming to grips with living with ADHD, and to some degree viewing ADHD in a more positive light.   Several ADHD support group facilitators have suggested I […]

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ADDer World updates

ADDer World updates

 We have started our new Signed Book Giveaway Contest: Untapped Brilliance: How to Reach Your Full Potential As an Adult with Attention Deficit Disorder by Jacqueline Sinfield. I’ve read the book and I really like it, Jacqueline has provided us with a brilliant roadmap to reaching our full potential in her book Untapped Brilliance!   It’s easy to enter the drawing by starting a new relevant topic on our ADDer World ADHD Social Network, inviting new members and, new members are automatically entered into the drawing box.   We are well over 3000 members now!! Goodness, we started as a relatively small community for people seeking a more positive place to discuss the trails, tribulations, triumphs and inspirations of life with ADHD. Over Three…Thousand members – we’ve come quite a ways. And our members are an active bunch, with over 1600 blog posts and over 1000 topics posted in the main […]

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ADHD the Creative Mind and Ghosts?

ADHD the Creative Mind and Ghosts?

Halloween was my favorite holiday as a child, because of the candy, not the costumes or any of the scary stuff. I was the wimpiest kid alive when it came to scary stuff, especially haunted houses. You could not get me into a haunted house no matter how much candy I was bribed with.   That’s funny, though, because now my favorite TV show is the Travel Chanel’s Ghost Adventures! It’s a lot of fun watching Nick, Aaron and Zak act like a bunch of kids in haunted houses with cameras (which is as close as I will get to a haunted house)! Ah, I envy them – not! But, it is fun to watch them cut up and have some fun, even if I am a skeptic (at least, I want to be a skeptic).   Okay, I had a purpose for this blog post. Oh, yes:   Do […]

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ADHD Debate and the Proliferation of Hate and Anger

ADHD Debate and the Proliferation of Hate and Anger

  I am not someone that entirely enjoys debates. However, I do enjoy reading multiple sides of a topic that are presented in an intellectual, sophisticated and respectful manner. The New York Times is currently presenting such a debate that I enjoy reading from true professionals who avoid name calling or the attempt to bastardize anyone’s belief. Whether I agree with any of the debaters or not, I do respect the tone and the professionalism, which is something that keeps me reading and more importantly, open to other ideas or viewpoints. Sometimes I agree with one of the writers and at other times, I do not, that’s my prerogative and yours, too.   However, the main reason I do not enjoy debates and the reason I stay away from taking part in them is that they usually result in bringing out the ugliest of society who are normally decent people on a […]

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How to Stay Positive and Happy Every Day – with ADHD!

How to Stay Positive and Happy Every Day – with ADHD!

The title of this post is a question I received from a reader just the other day and I thought it would make a great blog post: How can I stay positive and happy every day? I have ADHD!   There’s a common assumption that if you have ADHD life is pretty much is going to suck every day. Heck, I bet you can prove it, too! We are quickly drawn to the ‘problems’, ’challenges’ and ‘bad behavior’. It is natural and normal.   Here’s a simple multi-part tip that I have used for the last few years and I have found it very effective: Every morning before starting the day tell yourself something ‘good’ is going to happen today. At night, as you settle in to bed, reach over to your nightstand and open a special journal. In this special journal write down the ‘good’ thing(s) that happened that day. […]

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Lessons from Steve Jobs! Today is a Great Day even with ADHD!

Lessons from Steve Jobs! Today is a Great Day even with ADHD!

“Today is a day the Lord has made and I shall rejoice and be glad in it!” ~Me, today. I admit, I’ve never been an overly religious person, but the above statement always changes my perspective of the day that is ahead of me and I say it every morning when I wake up. Earlier this year I underwent surgery for something the doctors were not sure of. First, they were going to insert a camera into my body just above my naval and explore my insides to see if they could find the source of my pain and if they did, perhaps remove whatever it turned out to be. I had been suffering from severe pain in my abdomen for several months and didn’t know why. I was scared, to put it gently. They had already done every examination you can imagine, but could not find the source. As it turned out […]

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