17: Are You An Entrepreneur With ADHD? You Are Not Alone.

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In this episode, Samantha Foote, the CEO of Boise Music Therapy Company, shares her journey as an entrepreneur and the challenges and advantages of being neurodivergent, an entrepreneur with ADHD. She discusses her ADHD diagnosis and how it has shaped her approach to running her business. Samantha also provides strategies for neurodivergent business owners to reduce overwhelm and increase focus. She emphasizes the importance of outsourcing tasks and seeking help when needed. Additionally, she highlights the impact of neurodiversity on her company’s services and operations. In this episode, Samantha Foote, a music therapist and neurodivergent entrepreneur, shares her journey and insights into the field of music therapy. She explains how music therapy is used to achieve non-musical goals and provides examples of techniques such as composition, recreation of songs, and improvisation. Samantha also discusses a case study of Gabby Giffords, a congresswoman who used music therapy to heal from a traumatic brain injury. She offers advice for neurodivergent individuals navigating networking events and emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and getting help in running a business. Samantha encourages neurodivergent individuals to pursue entrepreneurship, highlighting the flexibility and variety it offers.

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  • Neurodivergent entrepreneurs face unique challenges and strengths in managing their businesses.
  • Regulating emotions through music can help neurodivergent individuals process and transition between different emotional states.
  • Enhancing focus and concentration can be achieved through specialized music, such as binaural beats or tongue drum music.
  • Outsourcing tasks and seeking help is crucial for neurodivergent business owners to manage overwhelm and focus on their strengths.
  • Understanding neurodiversity can influence the services and operations of a business, allowing for better connection and support for clients. Music therapy is a field that uses music to achieve non-musical goals, such as improving communication, motor skills, and emotional well-being.
  • Techniques in music therapy include composition, recreation of songs, and improvisation, which can help individuals process emotions and develop flexible thinking.
  • Gabby Giffords’ story is a powerful example of the effectiveness of music therapy in healing from traumatic brain injuries.
  • Neurodivergent individuals may face challenges in networking, but practicing and finding supportive environments can help overcome these obstacles.
  • Entrepreneurship can be a great fit for neurodivergent individuals, as it allows for flexibility and the ability to pursue multiple interests.

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