Hyperfocus Like A Boss

Executive dysfunction done right

Being neurodivergent comes with quite a few challenges, and I’ve written extensively about many of them. However, a few of my stories have touched on some of the aspects of being neurodivergent I find to be positive, one of which is hyperfocus.

I have compiled a series of three of my stories related to the neurodivergent ability to hyperfocus.


The stereotype of someone with ADHD is that they can’t focus or pay attention for a long time.


People with ADHD have difficulty regulating their attention, which creates difficulties in telling your brain which thing to attend to, but is not an inability to focus.

ADHD: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Hyperfocus and executive functions

Hyperfocusing is defined as a clinical phenomenon of “locking on” to a task in patients with ADHD who have difficulty shifting their attention from one subject to another, especially if the subject is about their interests.

How Executive Dysfunction Impacts Daily Life

Hyperfocus and entrepreneurship

If we have chosen an endeavour about which we are passionate, we can hyperfocus on related tasks because we’re very interested in them, and as a result we can be incredibly hard-working and productive.

ADHD Qualities Of Successful Entrepreneurs

© Jillian Enright, ADHD 2e MB

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Hatak, I., Chang, M., Harms, R. et al. (2020). ADHD symptoms, entrepreneurial passion, and entrepreneurial performance. Small Business Economicshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-020-00397-x

Ozel-Kizil, E. T., Kokurcan, A., Aksoy, U. M., Kanat, B., Sakarya, D., Bastug, G., Colak, B., Altunoz, U., Kirici, S., Demirbas, H., & Oncu, B. (2016). Hyperfocusing as a dimension of adult ADHD. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(1), S707-S708. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2016.09.016

Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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