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Table of Contents

Part One: The Bad Parts of ADHD

Chapter 1What is ADHD?
  • Executive Dysfunction
  • Dopamine
  • What Causes Dopamine Dysregulation?
  • The Future of Medicine
Chapter 2My Story of ADHD
  • Am I not trying hard enough?
  • How it feels like to be permanently disorganized
  • The void of Self Doubt
  • Imposter Syndrome & The Bad Feeling
Chapter 3Getting Diagnosed
  • What it's like to get diagnosed with ADHD
  • Does medication really help?
  • The lack of next steps is a problem.
Chapter 4Going to Therapy
  • Therapy is vital for emotional issues
  • Do no expect practical help from therapists
  • The limitations of Therapy for ADHD
Chapter 5Neurotypical BS
  • Have you tried trying?
  • Does sugar cause ADHD?
  • Hustle culture is not compatible with ADHD
  • Mainstream opinions and attitudes must change
Chapter 6Time & Energy
  • What is Time Blindness?
  • Why do we lose track of time so often?
  • Where does all of our spare energy go?
  • Capturing our lost time
Chapter 7Some ADHD Misunderstandings
  • Doodling and other Coping Mechanisms
  • Creativity vs. Compliance

Part Two: The Harsh Truths about ADHD

Chapter 8Letting People Down
  • Disappointing People
  • ADHD Excuses
Chapter 9Letting Yourself Down
  • Your missed goals are real
  • Your unrealized potential is real
Chapter 10Take Responsibility
  • Your actions are real
  • Gain control to feel better
Chapter 11Calendar Anxiety
  • Anxiety about deadlines
  • Anxiety about anxiety
Chapter 12Stuff I Tried
  • Some experiments I tried
  • The limitations of 'brain hacks'

Part Three: A Better Mindset

Chapter 13Mindset
  • Building a Happy Mindset
  • It Should be Easy to do Hard Work
  • How to start changing your mindset
Chapter 14The Long Game
  • Avoiding Stupidity
  • Play Poker
  • Accept the Inconsistency
  • Forcing Yourself
  • Binary and Non-Binary Tasks
  • Distractions
  • Work Ethic
  • Laziness
Chapter 15Hyperfocus
  • The Hyperfocus Paradox
  • A Better Way to Handle Hyperfocus
Chapter 16Healthy Stuff
  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mindset
  • Get Diagnosed
  • Medication
  • Drink Water
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Diet
Chapter 17Tacit Knowledge
  • Why Can’t You Just Tell Me What to Do?
  • Tacit Knowledge
  • You Must Acquire Tacit Knowledge

Part Four: Build Your Strategy

Chapter 18Components of a Strategy
  • What does a strategy need?
  • What 5 components are needed?
Chapter 19Skill #1: Mindfulness
  • What is Mindfulness?
  • Mindfulness is Objectivity
  • Mindfulness is Judgment Free
  • Mindfulness is Better Solutions
  • 3 Ways To Become Mindful
  • Practical Implementation
Chapter 20Skill #2: Planning
  • Planning With ADHD
  • Learning to Plan
  • Don’t Plan For Hyperfocus
  • Plan For Average Instead
  • A Plan Is More Than Just A Deadline
  • How To Fill In Your Plan
  • The Folly of Trying Hard (Sustainable Plans Should be Easy to Follow)
  • Building Good Plans
  • The 5 Plan Components
  • Failure is a Good Thing
  • But I can complete so much more with hyperfocus!
  • Practical Implementation
Chapter 21Skill #3: Infrastructure
  • A Good Plan Needs A Good Infrastructure
  • All That Health Stuff
  • Environment
  • Tools
  • Reducing Friction
  • Dealing with Excuses
  • Accountability & Deadlines
  • Supporters
  • Practical Implementation
Chapter 22Skill #4: Motivation
  • The Negative Externalities of “Finding Your Passion
  • Passion vs. Hunger
  • Practical Implementation
Chapter 23Skill #5: Distractions
  • Why we get distracted so much
  • Internal Struggle
  • Three Types of Distractions
  • When to eliminate distractions
  • Practical Implementation
Chapter 24Putting It All Together
  • Full Strategy Example
Chapter 25Getting Stuck
  • I did everything right, but I’m still stuck
  • Do Something Scary
  • Do Something Else
  • Bonus