"If it was not for The DaVinci Method I do not think I would have ever found my passion!"
~ Theo Garber, President, Rivitz
ADD Rebel Billionaire; Founder & CEO of the multi-billion dollar Virgin empire, has ADD and is Dyslexic, but he found a way to make his ADD work for him. He could have struggled his whole life trying to "fit in" by suppressing his ADD. Instead he "broke-out" into fame, fortune & wild success, because he discovered the genius behind his ADD.
Virtually all the great geniuses, entrepreneurs, artists and innovators have the symptoms ADD. This group includes most successful inventors, pioneers, self-made billionaires, rock stars, salespeople, and athletes.
Super-successful ADDers have mastered the misunderstood power of this "disorder" to achieve great things. You can too! Get complete insight on how to turn your ADD into strength and success.
CEO, Media for Your Mind, Inc.
Author of The DaVinci Method
Let us be clear right from the beginning. The personality trait which leads to Attention Deficit Disorder is a great thing, but our society has not traditionally honored those with this gift. Because 9 out of 10 people do not have the DaVinci trait, popular opinion and culture tends to be intolerant of the DaVinci temperament and the DaVinci's general approach to life.
DaVincis are full of spontaneous and unexpected ideas and behavior. So, as you might expect, DaVincis are generally condemned or shamed for their new approaches or spontaneous actions - no matter how right they might actually be. If this condemnation and shaming is internalized by a DaVinci child, it generally leads to one of a myriad of personality or behavioral disorders.
One of the most common disorders developed is ADD. Some others of note are depression, narcissism, anxiety, oppositional defiance disorder, bi-polar disorder, and ADDiction - but all of them seem to lead back to a root of Attention Deficit Disorder. That does not mean that if you have the DaVinci trait, you must develop a disorder. But chances are if, in your formative years, you were exposed to environments hostile to your DaVinci temperament you probably have developed at least some traces of what Otto Rank called "neurotic tendencies" or what today is commonly called ADD.
So Attention Deficit Disorder and these other disorders are basically the negative expression of the DaVinci temperament. ADD is generally the symptom of a frustrated and out of balance DaVinci. If you are a DaVinci and you have not cultivated yourself in a way that is compatible with your natural DaVinci temperament, you will most likely have developed Attention Deficit Disorder. This is curable.
ADD is the result of not working to your strengths when you have the DaVinci trait. Attention Deficit Disorder is the other edge of the DaVinci gene's double edged sword. With the DaVinci gene you will either be "in the flow" with your God-given brilliance or you will be struggling to fit in - trying to be like the other 90% of the population called "normal". You are not normal. You have a choice, let go and be brilliant with grace and ease, or struggle your whole life just to be mediocre. ADD is the direct result and symptom of rejecting your brilliance. Attention Deficit Disorder comes from forcing yourself to behave in artificial ways, (often fueled by your desire to "fit in"), instead of just letting go of "shoulds" and just being you.
You - with the activated DaVinci gene - basically have a choice: Be brilliant or suffer from the symptoms of ADD along with the potential to develop many other disorders like depression, ADDiction, narcissism, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and bi-polar disorder.