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!


 Why Wacky Ways?Stickman2

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:

StickManJumpingHow Can You Get Involved with Wacky Ways?

Whether you’re a parent, an ADHD coach, a health professional, a therapist, teacher or just a regular Joe (or Jane) living with ADHD, you’ve got something special to share. Some golden nugget of wisdom that could be exactly what someone, somewhere with ADHD needs to hear to change their life forever. I’m all about win-Win-WIN solutions, and this book is no exception. As an author, you’ll not only share your knowledge and change lives, but you’ll be able to expand your brand to a worldwide audience too. And you’ll be a part of a project that raises money for some of the most deserving ADHD organizations around. AND you’ll have a chance to be a contributor in an Amazon bestseller. The previous versions of the ADHD Awareness books skyrocketed to #1 on Amazon, and there’s a major chance Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD will too. Pretty sweet perk, right? And if all that doesn’t get you fired up to sign up, put on your creative cap and head to your keyboard… we have some unique bonuses that will help you gain exposure for your business and get your name out there! See below.

The first step is to purchase your spot in the book.

If you’re ready to help people not just live with but LOVE and LAUGH with their ADHD, let’s rock this together!

1 Page Package

Cost: $87

150 word tip

  • 25 word bio with your contact details
  • Your name with title listed in the Table of Contents
  • Personal copy of the book per contributor
  • Exclusive contributor bulk purchase of book at a significant discount

3 Page Package

Cost: $247

(3) 150 word tip or (1) 400 word story

  • Expanded 100 word bio with story, plus 25 word bio with tips
  • Your name with title listed in the Table of Contents
  • Personal copy of the book per contributor
  • Exclusive contributor bulk purchase of book at a significant discount
  • Provide bonus give away during book launch

5 Page Package

Cost: $397

(1) 400 word story + (2) 150 word tips or (5) 150 word tips or (1) 600 word story + (1) 150 word tip

  • Expanded 100 word bio with story, plus 25 word bio with tips
  • Your name with title listed in the Table of Contents
  • Personal copy of the book per contributor
  • Exclusive contributor bulk purchase of book at a significant discount
  • Provide bonus give away during book launch
  • Full contact details, displayed on book project landing page with image and link back to site
  • Guest Blog on Laurie’s site with backlinks
  • Your logo featured as a sponsor on the 2015 Succeed with ADHD Telesummit

10 Page Package

Cost: $787

(10) 150 word tips or (3) 400 word stories + (1) 150 word tip or (2) 600 word stories + (2) 150 word tip or (2) 800 word story or (1) 600 word story + (1) 400 word stories

  • Expanded 100 word bio with story, plus 25 word bio with tips
  • Your name with title listed in the Table of Contents
  • Personal copy of the book per contributor
  • Exclusive contributor bulk purchase of book at a significant discount
  • Provide bonus give away during book launch with OWN OPT IN to build your list
  • Full contact details, displayed on book project landing page with image and link back to site
  • Guest Blog on Laurie’s site with backlinks
  • Facebook Ad created on Coaching for ADHD FB page
  • Be a Featured Contributor in monthly ADHD Community News Bulletin
  • Added to infographic that can be shared via social media
  • Your logo featured as a sponsor on the 2015 Succeed with ADHD Telesummit

Rest easy – your order will be processed via secure servers.

After you reserve your spots, you will receive an email outlining guidelines including everything you need about being part of our dynamic community including how to submit your tip or story.

Have more questions? Contact us at Support@Coachingforadhd.com.

About Laurie Dupar

laurie-photoWhen 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!

SitckManHelloFor 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?

StickManJumpContributors 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:

  • 1

    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.

  • 2

    Send us your tip or story

    You can email your tip to support@coachingforadhd.com (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.

Here are some comments from past contributors:

Laurie, you had everything so well laid out for us and support was awesome with following up with questions etc. You've got this down to a science.  I got a ton of traffic back to my website from the ADHD Awareness Month blog and promoted the book at a couple live events, on my website and on Social Media. Also, donated to local libraries and other professionals in the local community. Gave away as bonuses to clients etc. Looking forward to this year's ADHD Awareness Book Project!

Carlene Bauwens, About-FACE Life Coaching for ADHD

Laurie and Meg make this thing so dang easy.

Alan Brown, ADDCrusher

I participated in the very first ADHD Awareness Book Project by contributing 4 pages for the book.  I created a large sticker with my logo, my contact information, a brief bio, and the pages that my content is on and place this sticker on the inside of every book.  I do a great deal of public speaking and always bring books to sell.  When I begin my presentation I usually show the book and explain that I'm going to pass it around because I know that many people sitting in my audience may have ADHD themselves and they like to have something else to keep themselves busy while they listen to my talk.  I also show the book cover on the front page of my website. It is been a great tool for marketing.

Cindy Goldrich, PTS Coaching

As an ADHD coach, I have always wanted to share my views on a bigger stage than just my office, and this book is the perfect place to do that! I have contributed to this book for 4 years now, and have received really good feedback from clients and colleagues year after year. Since first publishing my stories in Laurie’s book, I’ve had people tell me how much they relate to my writings and how much they see their lives reflected in the book. Being a contributor to the book has also provided me with a level of credibility in the community as a published author. Laurie and her team do a fabulous job of putting all this together. In my experience, she and her team have made the process to contribute so simple and easy. When I first committed to doing it, I thought it would be a very overwhelming process to be published in her book. But I found that she and her team walked us through the whole process step-by-step and it could not be any easier!

Roya Kravetz, ADHD Success Coaching

It was an exciting professional highlight for me to contribute a chapter and tips to the 2014 ADHD Awareness Book Project.

First of all, I loved your team's organization and clear communication.  This helped me to produce my written pieces efficiently and according to clear specifications.

Once that was done, I was proud of myself, but the real fun was to come on launch day.  Thanks to the excellent menu of marketing ideas, I posted on LinkedIn for the first time, and communicated more effectively than ever before about ADHD, to my business audience.
I'm happy to say that we received immediate inquiries from known and new clients as a direct result. I look very forward to partnering with you on the 2015 Awareness Project!

Sherri Cannon, The Cannon Group

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™.