I know its a popular diagnosis these days, but whatever... I always got terrible grades in school. No motivation, never did my homework. I have an above average IQ, but can be forgetful and unable to focus on details. It can make the most minor things difficult at times but then the over all "big picture" of life and work appeals to me more and I can relate to it better. I have been self employed since 22... since I got bored at most of my jobs too quickly or... got tired of keeping up with the politics. Plus... I always saw the owners reaping all the rewards, while we got a 45 minute lunch and 2, 15 minute breaks. It never scarred me to be self sufficient and on my own. I haven't had- paid medical, paid vacations or paid sick days in 15 years. But I wouldn't have it any other way. I cant live without the freedom that being self employed provides. I have had months where I made mid 6 figure incomes and months that I lived on credit cards. But it always seems to balance out. It would be too kaotic for most people... and I get that. But I don't see working at Walmart or for any boss for that matter and "wasting" the one "life" I have been given. Its tuff at times, but the rewards outweigh the benefits a million to one in my opinion. As far as ADD I have found that adderall helps. I take a small 15mg of the XR... and wow, it really gets the motivation up and helps with the focus. Being self employed and ADD is a tuff combination. You have a hundred things to do, with no "due-date" and no one telling you when to complete them. I also found a great mentor here on the forum. He got me hooked on "to-do" lists and explained he has met many (and is himself) very successful, wealthy people... And they all live by their to-do lists. It's been a great help and a lethal weapon in battling ADD and keeping focus. Anybody here diagnosed ADD or can relate... feel free to respond or share your methods of dealing with being self sufficient or self employed. Tips, tricks, experiences??? How do you guys keep focused on your success and what do you do thats going to bring in a million dollars (or a high income) this year!!? .