My work life is a strange-- but effective-- reflection of what it's like to live with ADD, and intuitively understanding how to "work WITH it."
I was drawn to the idea of being self-employed from a pretty early age because working "for" someone seemed incredibly oppressive. And I was not very good at it. Of course, these realizations came to me long before I was aware of such things as ADD. They were simply based on bosses who told me they wished I could stay "more focused" for longer periods of time.
Of course, it took many years before the idea was turned into some form of reality. The first thing I had to do was let go of "societal conventions" with respect to what "work" and "a career" are supposed to look like. When your perspective-- even when you know you're right-- represents a tiny minority viewpoint, it takes a certain amount of fortitude to ignore the myriad voices telling you that you're doing a "stupid" or "wrong" thing, and that "it will never work."
Anyway, 20 years later my work life consists of (A) writing articles on the web, and off; (B) keeping a couple of-- quite distinct-- eBay businesses; (C) Organizing retreats and self-development workshops (with my wife); (D) creating and selling a unique type of art; (E) conducting workshops for highly sensitive persons (HSPs) and (F) Doing some occasional "solopreneurship" consulting.
Maybe that sounds like a LOT, but it allows me to "flit around" between tasks, and still remain productive.
Do I work on all six, on any given day? Nope. Rarely. Some days-- and weeks, even-- I may only work with one of them. However, having all six takes away a lot of the pressure that comes with "feeling stuck in a rut," which actually makes "sticking to it" somewhat easier.
"Could I" be making a lot more money as-- say-- a corporate attorney, bank president or engineer? Absolutely! But I have to ask the question "WHOSE priorities are represented by striving to 'make a lot more money' and by striving to have a 'respectable career?'" Not mine. I can pay my bills, and I am debt free...