My highlight from last month was guest lecturing at Texas A&M University for the Agriculture department’s Management & Entrepreneurial Studies course!
There were 3 key things that I wanted the students to walk away with, but number one was that making an investment in their mental health should be a priority. A great leader must be mentally steady, vulnerable, and understanding of the psychology of people. A healthy mind isn’t just feel-good mumbo-jumbo. Understanding ourselves and others will make for better salespeople, teammates, and leaders. Plus the added bonus of a happier life!
One student asked me how I balance my ADHD and stay engaged with work when we (ADHDers) get bored so easily. My answer? I quit! I quit the phone, the TV, and even people. I step away anywhere from a few hours to an overnight stay at a hotel. I listen to music, meditate, and get into nature. This is when my brain gets to activate its superpower. Creativity is at its highest during these times which allows me to set the vision and create new ideas. When I return to work, I’m engaged and excited to see what’s next at Betties!
Til next month!