Why one-size-fits-all doesn't always work: customizing your business approach
"I had no idea that my encounter with the famous Barry Bonds would be a life-changing lesson in the power of customizing business strategies to suit individual goals - but it was! What I learnt that day has revolutionized the way I advise aspiring entrepreneurs, but I never expected the unexpected twist that would come..." - Katie McManus, Brave Business Coaching
There I was, working at Equinox Fitness in San Francisco, blissfully unaware of sports stars and their accomplishments.
One day, Barry Bonds, a famous baseball player, walked in wanting to sign up for a membership with his friend Dexter Fowler.
I helped them through the process, and it was during our conversations about their workout routines that I realized a valuable lesson about customizing business approaches for individual success.
In this episode you're going to learn the story from Barry and I (he's kindly helping me tell it thanks to the magnificence of voice clips!) and we'll share how although we bonded over our workouts, we learned a great deal about our differences.
And how that impacts on business.
Challenges of mixing ADHD and instructions
I'd like for us to acknowledge the challenges faced by ADHD individuals in following instructions, both in their personal lives and in running a business.
I wanna share with you my own experiences with instructions and how they can be detrimental to someone with ADHD.
For ADHD business owners, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. And when people mislead us, we can easily come unstuck!
Tailoring your approaches
As an ADHD entrepreneur, you have to learn how to navigate the world of information that's out there and tailor it to your unique needs.
You have to be able to stand up and say, "This doesn't work for me" or "I need to modify this." And once you start doing that, you'll find that not only does your business start to grow and succeed, but you also become a lot more confident in your ability to run that business.
This episode that's all about ADHD instructions, covers:
Master methods to overcome ADHD-triggered executive dysfunction in your business ventures.
Discover how to tailor business strategies for optimum personal success.
Uncover the significance of mentorship when pinpointing your unique entrepreneurial talents.
Identify the causes behind misaligned online courses rather than personal shortcomings.
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Here's a glimpse of the transcript of the episode in which I share my story of becoming friends with the legendary baseball player, Barry Bonds.
00:00:00 In this episode, we're going to be talking about Barry Bonds, me, and how it can help you and your business.
00:00:16 Honestly, at this point, I feel like this podcast could be the vengeance podcast on all the high school teachers and middle school teachers who made my life miserable for the first X amount of years of being on this Earth.
00:00:34 I don't mean it to be that way. There were just some really abysmal teachers that I had to suffer through. I want to talk about this one project that I had in sophomore year biology that I remember to this day because of how traumatizing it was to me as an ADHD person. This project was basically an entire binder of instructions. I don't even remember what it was on, but it was miserable.
00:00:59 The teacher, Miss Flint, thought that she was being really clever and trying to teach us a life lesson around going through a myriad of instructions that often contradicted each other. That changed gears halfway through so that we could prove that we read the instructions. But what she didn't realize that she was making this massively not accessible to folks with ADHD. I remember working on this project and being very happy with how I had done it, the metaphors that I had used, the visuals I had done walking into school that day, convinced that I would get an A. I was so proud of the work I had done.
00:01:36 And I looked around and realized on first glance immediately that I had misread the instructions.