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Hi.

So I found a bunch of articles that tell me yet again I’m not lazy, crazy or stupid just ADHD and organizing my job-search and keeping myself accountable nad on track is near impossible…

I know what I want to do, I have a resume, cover letter, a target list ... now I’m in the send resumes, network with people and follow-up stage

So if you guys know of an unemployed ADHD who’s looking for an accountability partner; please let me know ...

A professional coach is WAY out of my budget at the moment unfortunately ...

Purpose is reciprocal coaching is sort-of ...
1) remind ourselves of the progress we did make
2) where weekly goals were missed and brainstorm alternative strategies that may work
3) summarize by stating what each person would like to be help accountable for next week

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I am trying to start my own home business could we work together

Posted by gibson.michelle.n on Dec 27, 2013 at 11:24am

What a great idea!

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Dec 27, 2013 at 1:26pm

GM: Thanks for responding. Sent you a PM; lmk

Posted by trying_optimism on Dec 27, 2013 at 7:48pm

I like the idea too!

Posted by organizationschmorganization on Dec 27, 2013 at 8:00pm

I’m also struggling with sending out my resume and have missed great work opportunities because I don’t hold myself accountable for what I need to do.

If it’s not to late, I’d love the opportunity to have an accountability partner, given that a professional coach is way out of my budget too.

Posted by Helene5050 on Dec 29, 2013 at 6:34pm

Helene5050; Not At All ... sent you a message via forum

Hopefully we can learn together how to sidestep the “missed opportunities syndrome” that seem to have quite an impact on our lives :|

Tx for responding

Posted by trying_optimism on Dec 29, 2013 at 10:23pm

Hi!  I can relate to this thread.  Although I am gainfully employed, I struggle with completing tasks and staying focused.  I ended finding a system that works for me (I write notes/to do lists everyday in a notebook) but still find it takes so much effort to do what everyone else seems to do without struggling like me.

I recently started as an independent consultant with two network marketing companies and it seems to help me stay focused and optimistic.  The challenge is to fight through the negative self-talk. 

I think starting own business would be a great idea!  Maybe we can start a new thread for ADHDer’s that are independent business owners?

Posted by aholamom on Dec 31, 2013 at 5:12am

I was just telling a therapist how I have over 100 files in my yahoo email account so I can manage my emails by subject or type.
I save so much, just in case I need some info. my brain won’t hold onto so I can easily find it on a public server!

Posted by survivor84 on Jan 11, 2014 at 2:26am

I am out of work also after working as a charge RN in a long term nursing facility x 3. I lasted 3 months in each spot. I think it was the word “Charge.” I would rather participate than be in charge.

Posted by bleverett on Jan 12, 2014 at 7:19pm

Wow, this just made me feel so much better about not having it together on my job search! I have so many good intentions, but can’t seem to follow through, and that’s even with medication. Hopefully by reading others progress, I will be motivated to get my resume done and stop self-sabotaging myself.

Posted by ali790 on Jan 17, 2014 at 12:30am

I’d like to be a part of this. After being unemployed for 2 years (except temp jobs), the “fire” I had at first after the layoff is long gone.  I often sit and stare at my laptop for hours. I got excited when I saw this post and planned to join immediately; you see how long that took. I was diagnosed later in life after finally conquering divorce depression, but feeling “off.” During unemployment there are so many things to do (financial issues, home clutter, etc.)  while searching - it’s wearing me out, even just THINKING about doing something!  The shortage of Adderall in my state and my cheap insurance doesn’t help. I just got 2 LOW paying part-time jobs through referrals from friends. I’ll need to keep actively looking lest I get bogged down and   time passes without any action on my part.

Posted by Belladee on Jan 31, 2014 at 8:40pm

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