What it’s like being a successful female biz owner with diagnosed ADD + ADHD

Ladies…

It is no easy task, to stay on task. RIGHT!?

I didn’t know how much harder and yet easier things would get after having a kid.

On one hand, your schedule is not your own. You are a slave to your house during nap time and your previous life of just leaving on a whim, disappears.

On the other hand, you learn how to get 1,200 things done in less than that two hour nap time.

I’m actually writing during his nap time right now and I have a list of like 10 tasks I need to finish for my business, but I thrive under pressure and they don’t need to be done for four days.

Let me share with you the task list of a successful biz owner with no team (yet).

  • Creating PowerPoints for Break Free Mastermind training.
  • Writing a book
  • Finishing a product so my graphic designer can start creating the look
  • paying Costco, Amazon and regular credit card
  • Enrolling early birds into the Activate your Gifts Retreat (the planning process hasn’t even begun yet and we’re less than 3 months away)
  • Sending session notes to private clients
  • Creating a 5 day challenge with free guides and an opt in page
  • Sending welcome letters to retreaters
  • Trying to figure out what I can automate
  • Social media for my second Instagram account “In My Sweats” named after my podcast
  • Recording a new podcast

I told my Fearful to Fit Fam that I’d be taking them on the journey with me. I wanted to show more behind the scenes of the unglam life of owning a biz and really doing 20% coaching and 80% biz.

In the last three years I went from $1,000 – $3,000 per month and now I’m averaging over $14,000 per month.

This is why I’m letting you in on the not so pretty. The 12-14 hour work days and why I wouldn’t want to do anything else, but this.

So, what’s it like owning a biz with two learning disabilities?

I use them to fire me up.

Having ADD and ADHD means I can do A LOT at one time. Like a scatter brained mongoose on the loose. She’s crossing her t’s and dotting her i’s but it’s more of a round about way then the rest of them.

I finish everything I start.

That wasn’t the case a few years ago. It’s a muscle I’ve had to grow and it pays off immensely.

I’m also more committed to plans than I ever have been.

Another muscle.

I’m a deep feeler, like so many of us ADD women.

And when I don’t feel my peppiest, I don’t want to be around people.

If I’m already zapped, I don’t want to be more zapped.

BUT if I constantly go with my feelings, I’d never leave the house!

So, I’m pretty good now…***instantly flashed to my toddler not sleeping and me canceling all my plans.***

Here are the best ways I know how to cope with a very active, excited mind:

Write it down. Whatever it is. Write that shit down. An idea? A grocery item? A bill you have to pay?

Say it out loud. Tell someone your idea and see how they respond. Are they like, “OOOooooooooo” or “oh?”

Walk outside or on the treadmill. THIS IS KEY to moving stuck energy around. I do jumping jacks and jump up and down before I give a master class to hype myself up.

Take deep breaths before doing a Facebook Live. I do this to calm my nerves. Some days I don’t want to be seen, I want to hide in my house under the comfiest blanket ever, but I don’t. Wanting vs. doing = two very different things

Turn the music on. When you feel stuck or stagnant – pump that shit up and start a family dance party or even party of one.

I took meds for ADD for four years and it royally screwed me up. I cut out sugar, gluten and dairy a long time ago and it helped immensely. I drink green juices and smoothies for energy and clearing the foggy head. I love basil and herbs and use them to heighten the taste of food – and they are epstein barr killers (I have it) so I use natural herbs to kill the pathogens.

I stay away from caffeine. It makes me panicky and sweaty.

I drink tons of water.

But these things don’t work for everybody. I developed a blueprint for my diagnosis and help other female biz owners do the same with their diagnosis.

Schedule your breakthrough call, so you can stop guessing your protocol. Talk to an expert. Someone who’s been in your shoes and knows how to get you from point A to point B without 15 detours.

The Ultimate Sisterhood Retreat in 2018

The Winter Beauty Detox Retreat includes everything you desire for a beautifully detoxed body and mind.

 

THIS is an ALL-INCLUSIVE weekend in Leavenworth, WA.
 

Not only does your retreat include: expertly planned beauty detox juices, smoothies, cozy meals and snacks perfect for winter, you will also receive my signature winter detox program in its entirety. The luxurious weekend meals will be printed and ready for you to devour and discover during the weekend and post retreat at home in your kitchen.
 

What else do I receive on this retreat?

Ask and you shall receive:

  • beautifully designed meals 
  • 3 restorative/gentle yoga classes
  • 1 barre yoga fusion class
  • emotional detox workshop
  • 1 outdoor hike (weather permitting)
  • morning beauty elixirs
  • daily snacks
  • lodging for 2 nights and 3 days
  • an entire winter detox program

Arrive on Friday, February 23rd for an organic beauty elixir, than fill your body with a satisfying meal and essential oil infused restorative yoga.
 

Wake up restored and refreshed in this lush lodge with hot tonic detox tea. Warm up with a gentle barre and yoga fusion class created to tone and sculpt in all the right places before your morning juice and light breakfast.
 

Slide on your comfy clothes for an early afternoon hike (if weather permits) or stay cozy in the lodge.
 

Refreshments and detox snacks will be available all day to enjoy.
 

Gather around to fill up your belly with deliciousness then let wounds + worries release in the afternoon emotional detox workshop.
 

We’ll enjoy a stress relieving evening yoga class before our soothing dinner puts us to bed.
 

Stay up talking or head to bed. Your choice. 
 

On Sunday, we’ll wake with beauty tea and stretch our bodies with an energizing vinyasa flow, perfect to get the lymphatic system moving for the drive home. Stick around for your goddess breakfast and get ready to leave the best and most relaxing weekend. 
 

It’ll be the first time you won’t need a vacation from your vacation.