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Career Storyteller Vanessa Jones on Navigating Life's Little Battles

by Faster Than Normal

Having #ADD or #ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their #ADD and #ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives.

Our Guest today, Vanessa Jones, is an English teacher, writer, and voice actor. When Vanessa received her #adultADHD diagnosis, she did a deep dive into #ADHD research and applied this knowledge to her teaching practices with #ADHD students. She also wrote down her own stories to make sense of the impact of #ADHD on her life. She especially wanted to understand how undiagnosed #ADHD has affected her failed marriage. The result is an #ADHD-friendly guidebook, complete with an engaging, poignant and funny personal narrative of her lived experience that illustrates the various challenges (and strengths) of #ADHD, one trait at a time. 

Vanessa likes using her narrative skills to promote the educational messages of organizations working to teach people about #neurodivergence. On any given day, you may find her poring over Medium articles of peoples’ lived experiences with #autism and #ADHD, wiring a personal essay about her sweater, or using her voice to tell a company’s story. 



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00:00 – Thank you again so much for listening and for subscribing!!

00:37 – Introducing and welcome Vanessa Jones! 

01:28 – Vanessa’s life before her diagnosis. 

02:17 – “I knew that I was brilliant in certain ways.”

02:39 – What happened next…

03:49 – Realizing it wasn’t her fault. 

04:19 – What does the right support look like? 

05:04 – What was different after your diagnosis? 

07:22 – Has the shift happened? 

08:42 – It’s not about you. 

09:40 – What Vanessa needed to move forward. 

11:10 – “How Did That Happen?”

13:40 – Thanks so much for enjoying “Faster Than Normal”! We appreciate you and your hard work so much! Onwards! We’ll see you next week right back here!

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