Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD
Be a Part of the Book that will Change the Way the World Looks at ADHD!
When a child or adult is diagnosed with ADHD, it’s typically seen as something that will make life harder. Something that will cause difficulties and struggles. Something they will have to fight to overcome.
And I’m just sick of it. To quote one of my high school clients…I literally can’t even.
With all the incredible gifts and insanely beneficial personality traits ADHD brings with it, why do we look at ADHD as a problem to be rid of? Why do we waste a minute feeling down about the struggles instead of loving it for all the opportunities it brings?
I think it’s high time we started looking at ADHD in a new light…don’t you?
In the 2015 edition of the ADHD Awareness Book Project, we’re changing the conversation around ADHD, one smile, laugh, wacky tip or story at a time and we want you to join us!
Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD
The never before told fun, creative, out-of-the-box secrets that will get you smiling and surviving with ADHD
And we want YOU to be a part of this book!
In the first four ADHD Awareness project books, we shared bite-size lessons to help people manage their ADHD. Using strategies and stories, we knocked out the fear and uncertainty that comes with an ADHD diagnosis by empowering people to not just live, but thrive with ADHD. Now, for the fifth ADHD Awareness Book Project book, it’s time to get crazy. ADHD brings so many fun, creative, and inspiring things into our lives that most people overlook. These amazing traits are ones no one else in the world gets to experience…and that means they need to be embraced and loved for the rare gifts they are. Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD is about helping people have fun with their ADHD, not just “survive” it! There’s no denying ADHD is hilariously unique, and we want you to embrace the quirks, spontaneity, individuality, and the isms of ADHD while you enjoy the ride. We’re pulling together the best, brightest, and most creative minds in the ADHD community — yes, I’m talking about YOU! — to share the out-of-the-box ways people can use their ADHD to their advantage and succeed in ways they never expected. By publishing your story or tip in the Wacky Ways book, we’ll change the way the world views ADHD…one story and tip at a time.
Along with reaching out to the 300 million people with ADHD worldwide, sharing your story, tips and experiences in this year’s ADHD Awareness Book Project will help you:
- Reach and positively impact the lives of those who feel held back by their ADHD diagnosis
- Provide you the opportunity to “pay it forward” by sharing your story or best tips and strategies with the worldwide ADHD community
- Make a meaningful difference in the lives of people with ADHD by changing the way this so-called “disorder” is viewed
- Earn special bonuses and marketing opportunities that will help you draw traffic to your website, reach out to more clients, build your list and get your name out there worldwide
- Be part of a one-of-a- kind resource to share with family, friends, clients, and other professionals
- Experience the professional (and personal) benefits of being a published author and the sense of satisfaction of seeing your name in print
- Inspire others to embrace their ADHD and love it for what it really is
- Support three of the world’s most prominent ADHD organizations: CHADD, ADDA, and the ADHD Coaches Organization (One dollar is donated from each book that is sold on Amazon.com )
- Have your name in an Amazon bestseller, alongside previous expert contributors, such as:
- Linda Roggli
- Dr. Billi Bittan
- Elaine Taylor-Klaus
- Sarah Wright
- Bonnie Mincu
- Alan Brown
- Roya Kravetz
- Dana Rayburn
- Jeff Copper
- And more...
- Robert Tudisco
- Sari Solden
- Tara McGillicuddy
- Roxanne Fouche
- Nancy Ratey
- Diane Dempster
- Terry Matlen
- Barbara Luther
- Drs. Sarah Ferman and Robert Wilford
- Pete Quily
- Suzanne Evans
- Michelle Novotni
- Dr. Charles Parker
- Madeline Griffith-Haynie
- Alan Graham
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About Laurie Dupar
When my son was diagnosed with ADHD 15 years ago, I was completely overwhelmed. I was scared and unsure and had no idea how I could help him deal with this new set of challenges he’d be dealing with. Because I didn’t just want him to live with it, I wanted him to find a way to succeed and become something amazing. So I started on my journey to help people see and approach ADHD differently.
Now, 15 years later — 12 of those as an ADHD coach — I’ve seen many families and individuals struggle with the misconceptions of ADHD just like I did. But I’ve also seen how drastically people can turn their lives around by learning to see the whole ADHD picture, and embracing the good that far outweighs the bad. It’s time we take that message and blow it up for the world to see!
For the past four years, I have joined together ADHD colleagues from a variety of disciplines, experiences, and expertise to compile four #1 bestselling resource books that answered the question, “What is the most valuable tip or strategy for succeeding with ADHD?” And this year, I hope to add you to that list by sharing your tip or story as a part of the Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD book.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is The ADHD Awareness Book Project?
The ADHD Awareness Book Project is a yearly event that raises ADHD awareness worldwide, inspires people with ADHD to live their best lives and supports ADHD organizations. Each year, a community of professionals, experts and people just like you share their best tips and stories to thrive with ADHD in a published book. This community is growing and expanding with over 200 contributors worldwide, and this year, you can be a part of it!
Who can become a contributor?
Contributors include ADHD experts, coaches, doctors, teachers, therapists,,.helping professionals who work with people who have ADHD, people with ADHD …people just like you. Anyone who has insight or knowledge that will help people with ADHD find success in his or her lives and love their ADHD is welcome. In the past we have had submissions from people with ADHD as fresh as 10 and as wise as 78!
What if I’m not a writer?
That's totally okay! Being a great writer and having a kick-butt story or strategy to succeed with ADHD don’t always go hand in hand. My team and I will be with you every step of the way. From providing a contributor guide where you can brainstorm ideas to editing all submissions and polishing them up until they shine like the top of the Chrysler Building…we want you to look good!
What can I submit?
Submit your best tips, story, strategy, list, or technique about a wacky, creative, or fun way to succeed with ADHD. One that made you laugh at yourself or perhaps included your ADHD problem solving ingenuity. We’re looking for creative, out-of-the-box ways you get through every day! Depending on the package you purchase (see above), you can send in a combination of submissions.
Here are some topic ideas to get you started:
- What makes having ADHD so much fun
- A success story that came from harnessing your ADHD brain style and using it to your advantage
- An unexpected way that ADHD makes your life or someone else’s better
- The funny things that come up in a day in the life of someone with ADHD
- A humorous ADHD experience you found yourself in (or a client did – anonymously of course) and how you worked your way out of it
- An ADHD personality trait or quirk that became a major strength or talent
- Why you love the work you do or what wacky lessons you’ve learned working in the ADHD field
- How you have used your creative, out-of-the-box ways to succeed
- An inspirational story aimed at others to help them see the lighter, positive side of their ADHD
- Who is your biggest ADHD hero and how they use ADHD to fuel their success
You can move beyond these topics too. As long as your story and tip fit within the word limit and addresses a way that ADHD enhances your life in a positive uplifting way, you’re good to go!
What is the deadline for submissions, and when will the book be published?
Deadline is June 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PST, with benefits to submitting them sooner. The book will be published in early October 2015, just in time to celebrate ADHD Awareness Month!!!.
Why do I have to pay to share my story or tip?
Well, the simple fact is publishing a book isn’t free. Your small investment, combined with those from other ADHD contributors, makes the vision a reality. Together, your investment helps cover the costs of publishing the book, including:
- An associate editor, proofreader, formatter, and custom graphic designer
- Supporting staff and assistants to coordinate the contributor submissions and put together a book you will be proud of
- Killer marketing professionals, copy writers, and social media experts to craft promotions of this book to get our message out loud and proud for the world to see
The investment is small, but the impact is pretty darn huge. If you don’t believe me, just go to a library, national bookstore or Amazon.com and check out the last four books (365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD, 365+1 Ways to Succeed with ADHD, More Ways to Succeed with ADHD, and Inspirational Ways to Succeed with ADHD) to see what I mean!
Will I see a proof of the book before it is published?
Probably not – Once you have submitted your contributions, my team members and I will edit, proofread, and format your piece, but due to publishing deadlines we won’t be sending out any proofs of the final book prior to the October launch date.
What if I don’t have a business that serves people with ADHD, but I just want to contribute a tip, favorite quote, or my own inspirational story?
We’d love to have you join us! You have two options here:
Sign up as a Contributor and be listed in the book
You can reserve your spots along with other contributors in the book (see below for options) and have your name and contact information included in the book.
Send us your tip or story
You can email your tip to firstname.lastname@example.org (please indicate in the subject – BOOK SUBMISSIONS NO CREDIT) and we may include it “anonymously” if there is space available. Please note that if you choose this option, it will be done “anonymously”…and only you and I will know the real secret!
Have more questions? Contact us at Support@Coachingforadhd.com.
Remember, participation in this edition is limited and the opportunity is on a first come basis, so if you want to join the team of people who are changing the conversation about ADHD with this book, don’t drag your feet! The available spaces have sold out in the last four versions, so reserve your spot today.
Still not sure? Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- For too long, we have been focused on fixing the challenges, not celebrating the strengths and amazing qualities of people with ADHD.
- ADHD also brings with it a whole bunch of strengths and advantages, that when used the right way lead to massive success. We want you to share these stories and “how tos” with others.
- There are over 7 million people living with ADHD worldwide who can only benefit from realizing they are not alone. By reading your contributions about the best ways to harness their ADHD and love their lives, they will discover unique ways to succeed.
- You can help change the conversation about ADHD. Your tips and stories are the crucial piece to connect with and change the lives of those struggling with ADHD.
The Fine Print: Read This CAREFULLY
Laurie Dupar, and Coaching for ADHD, reserves the right to accept or reject any contributor and/or piece submitted to The ADHD Awareness Book Project™. Why would we do that? There are a few reasons, including:
1) The piece isn’t appropriate for the project and the contributor refuses to alter it, or
2) The contributor did not follow the guidelines indicated in the Contributor's Guide.
If we decide that your piece is not appropriate for the book, you’ll receive a full refund.
You will receive an agreement to sign for the submissions. Once you have returned the agreement, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, including contributors not getting pieces completed and submitted by the stated deadline of 11:59 p.m. PST June 15, 2015. Why are we such sticklers? Because, to make this project a success, we need people who support us in meeting the high standards of content and deadlines involved with this project. If we don’t receive your submission by the deadline or you change your mind about your submission following the deadline you will need to agree to forfeit your participation of that submission in The ADHD Awareness Book Project™.