Why You Should Never Charge Your Watch With Jumper Cables

Overcoming the Adult ADHD Motivation Gap: Part 3

If you try to power a wrist watch with jumper cables…
You might be shocked at the results.

Using the right power source with the right device matters.

Once we find those sweet spots of passion-driven activities….
How can we best leverage them for maximum, beneficial impacts?

We want to engage in these high-interest, high-curiosity, flow-generating activities just regularly enough to reset our Default Mode;
‣ To retrain our mind, body, and whole being to a New Default;
‣ To carry that energy & drive to our work & everyday life.

But how do we identify and properly leverage the power source(s) with the right “device(s)”, in the right setting(s)?

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations;
We fall to the level of our conditioning.”
- Archilochus

Experiment → Evaluate → Iterate → Practice (with Support)

For most of us, it takes some experimentation, evaluation, getting feedback, iteration, & finding the right support to help us find & connect the right pieces.

What’s a healthy amount of time spent on these activities?

Not so much that it’s addictive or disruptive.
Not so little that it’s just enough to be distracting in unhelpful ways.

Hobby for pleasure without pay vs. Hobby for pleasure with pay?

Does getting paid for the passion-driven activity ruin it for you?
This may indicate this is better served as a primary hobby, spending significant amounts of time with it each week.

Paid Hobby vs. Profession?

Does the idea of turning this into a product, service, or project that can serve others excite you?
This may a be a good indication to consider a paid Hobby or Profession.

Do you have the requisite skill sets to do that yourself, or lead a team of others to create it? Maybe this is a good fit as a business, or a pitching as a project internally, with an existing company.

Get Support

If you need help sorting through how to best leverage what you’ve been learning, consider finding a mentor, coach or course in that space.

Find support to help you intentionally iterate & optimize the ways you incorporate these activities into your life for the most beneficial results.

Additional Frameworks & Resources

For more information & resources on how to best leverage your unique overlap of interests, passions, skills, etc.,

Check out the Appendix to my related blog post, featuring info & resources from folks like:
Neil Pasricha
Kyle Kowalski of Sloww
Héctor García
Ken Mogi
• and more!

Here’s a preview:

The Japanese Art of Ikigai.

Venn Diagram Illustrating the Model Used in the Pursuit & Art of Ikigai. Originally posted in an article for the Toronto Star, by Neil Pasricha, of the Institute for Global Happiness,

Venn Diagram Illustrating the Model Used in the Pursuit & Art of Ikigai. Originally posted in an article for the Toronto Star, by Neil Pasricha, of the Institute for Global Happiness,

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Jeremy is an ADHD Coach exploring intersections of ADHD & Neurodiversity with Peak Performance Frameworks, Routines, & Strategies, including Flow States.

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