ADHD ADDults: The Ultimate Success Manual by Jim Livingstone Review

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Author Jim Livingstone works to end the stigma surrounding an ADHD or ADD diagnosis and helps those working through the diagnosis to find ways to remain productive and achieve their goals in the book “ADHD ADDults: The Ultimate Success Manual”.


The Synopsis

Millions of adults are diagnosed with ADHD—but few find solutions needed to thrive…

An ADD or ADHD diagnosis—simply a label for the underlying cause of behaviours—doesn’t mean surrendering to the challenges. In fact, understanding how the brain works will change your perspective and help you become the best version of yourself.

ADHD ADDults: The Ultimate Success Manual serves as a guide—helping you navigate this daunting, uncharted territory in your life. Author Jim Livingstone—diagnosed with Adult ADHD at age 45—gives a first-hand account of his journey and shares everything he wished someone had explained to him when feeling discouraged and overwhelmed.

Jim hopes to erase the stigma around ADD and ADHD, and help others learn to manage and succeed. In this book, he explains ways to set goals, how to get a support system in place, and the seven key elements for action. He includes all the tips and tools needed to turn distractions into developments.

If you have ADHD or know someone who does, you know that living with it can be challenging. You might feel like you’re not doing as well as others or that you’re “different” from everyone else.

And while that’s true, it doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your dreams or things like being organized or getting things done on time—it just means finding new ways to do those things!

ADHD ADDultsThe Ultimate Success Manual is the ultimate ADHD manual. It is an all-inclusive adult ADHD toolkit that will help you understand what ADHD is, how it affects certain areas of your life, and offer a helping hand to get you to a peaceful and rewarding life.

The fact that it was written by someone who was finally diagnosed with Adult ADHD at the age of 45 means you’ll be getting a first-hand account of his journey and everything he wished someone had told him when feeling overwhelmed or demoralized.

Here are some reasons why this book is a must-have:

• An Ultimate Guide and ADHD Planner: This book is a practical guide with plenty of ADHD¬friendly ways to organize your life. It helps you stay relaxed and calm even in the most stressful situations.

• Helps You Feel Understood: Find caring and helpful advice from the journey of Jim Livingstone to help you feel understood when you feel demoralized or disheartened.

• A perfect book to deal with ADHD: In this book, Jim has shared his journey and experience

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The Review

This was a well-written and engaging book. The author does an amazing job of really honing in on the experiences of living with ADHD and the lessons it brought him to find success. The balance the author struck in his tone and writing style between personal experiences and guided lessons to help the reader understand how to combat and live with their own diagnosis was supremely helpful and well-developed, and the way the author writes allows the reader to feel seen and engaged on a personal level. 

What makes this book so unique is unlike other books in this genre, the author comes from a place of personal experience and not a straight-up medical or doctoral approach to the subject matter. It allows the reader to truly connect to the lessons the author is teaching and gives the reader the tools they need to implement these guides into their lives in a sensible way. The author also does great work to de-stigmatize the world of mental health overall but in particular ADD or ADHD. As someone with family members who suffer through their own mental health diagnosis, I understand the importance of shedding society’s labels and ideas about those going through these things and allowing the right course of treatment to be found without the pressures of judgment from others. 

The Verdict

Memorable, enlightening, and thoughtful in its approach, author Jim Livingstone’s “ADHD ADDults: The Ultimate Success Manual” is a must-read nonfiction book on success guides and understanding one’s ADHD or ADD diagnosis. The informative nature of the book and the compassion for which the author writes stand out in the book clearly, and the tips the author gives for setting up routines that work for you and having the support system you need in place to help out made this a truly must-own book for anyone dealing with this. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Jim Livingstone remembers when ADHD wasn’t a recognised or diagnosed health disorder. He was simply described as “overactive, stupid…a pain in the arse.” After spending four decades feeling discouraged by life failures, he was diagnosed with ADHD. He decided not just to survive—but to thrive. For the past 30 years, he has cultivated successful relationships and businesses—and is now on a mission to support others on ADHD journeys. He hopes his story will help others change their narrative—and learn to capitalise on their unique abilities.

Jim lives Down Under on the scenic Sunshine Coast. He loves driving country roads with his beloved wife and taking his dogs to the beach. When he’s not writing or reading about ADHD, you’ll find him working out at the gym…or tinkering with racecars.


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