John received his ADHD diagnosis about a year ago, when he was 54, joining the many ADHDers who have discovered their condition later in life. Prompted by a friend who noticed ADHD-like traits during their conversations, John sought out a diagnosis through his primary care provider and after a series of online meetings, was given a definitive answer. He definitely had ADHD.
Looking back at his life with this new information, it all made sense. As the owner of Holyoke Hummus Company in western Massachusetts, John’s structured business approach aligned with his ADHD coping mechanisms. His newfound self-awareness is not only aiding him professionally but also shedding light on personal behaviors, fostering a deeper understanding of the power of empathy in his role as a husband and father of three.
Listen in as John shares what he’s discovered about himself since being diagnosed with ADHD, how that experience is changing how he shows up at home and at work and the absolute dread he’s working to overcome when it comes to those easy tasks that can be a major struggle to get done.
Refocused, Together is a collection of 31 stories told throughout the 31 days of October, a part of our commitment to ADHD Awareness Month. Make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss a single story this month!