HYGTJ?! | How balancing anxiety and ADHD under stimulation led to my “just right” job

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Delia Gallegos combined her love of fandoms with her business experience to create the perfect job for her ADHD. Delia is the chief financial officer of Black Nerds Create (BNC), a collective for marginalized creators to make fandom content.

Delia first joined BNC as a side hobby to her business operations career. But during the pandemic, she took part in the great resignation and left a job she loved at the Smithsonian. Delia realized that everything she loved about that job was about being there in person. Without that stimulation, she couldn’t get a thing done. Delia’s resignation led her to transition her hobby to full time work when she saw that BNC could use her business skills.

Listen to this week’s episode of “How’d You Get THAT Job?!” for tips on forming habits with ADHD — and how sometimes you need to throw everything against the wall to see what sticks.

To find a transcript for this episode and more resources, visit the episode page at Understood.

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