I just finished an interview Dr. Rory Stern about my new book “ADD and Your Money”. One thing I mentioned repeatedly during the interview is the importance of delegating.
No man is an island. ~ John Donne
We aren’t expected to do everything on our own. And when you have ADHD, you may be even less likely to ask others for help because you think:
* “I should be able to do this myself.”
* “If I don’t do this on my own, people will think I’m lazy.”
* “I’ll prove to them that I can do it!”
* “I don’t want to bother anyone by asking them for help.”
Remember, asking for help is a strength, not a weakness. It means that you are aware of your abilities and limitations.
Ask any successful businessman…he or she has people helping them.
Delegating (asking someone to help you with something or assigning a task to someone) means that you have more time to do the things you enjoy and are good at.
* Asking your kids to help out with chores.
* Hiring someone to help you clean or organize. (People tell me, “But I don’t have the money for that.” You’d be amazed at how much money and time you save or even make by having someone else do the cleaning and organizing for you. It means more time for you do to the things you like to do, which in turn results in a happier you and more income.)
* Going to a financial professional for help with your money nanagement.
* Asking a friend to pick up some stuff at the store if they are planning to go there anyway. (Granted, I’m talking about a few items here – not an entire cart. I know, it’s tempting.)
Remember, asking for help is a strength.