Billable hours, time & materials - ADHD makes me more efficient, but also more tired. Partners are consistently surprised that my utilization is <100% when I’m producing a lot of high quality work. I think it’s due to my ability to hyper focus, an ADHD superpower. So my hour is more efficient than others, but I’m the same or even more exhausted after billing at 90-95% compared to colleagues who bill 100%+. If I take on more work to reach 100%+, I’ll burn out. What should I do?

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Pad your hours. Hyperfocus IS a superpower.

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This ^ I take frequent breaks that I build into my hour. They don’t expect us to be at 100% all 9-10 hours of the day.

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If you take into account the time you spend *thinking* about work, what do your hours look like then? I used to work as a freelance writer and realized I was massively under-billing my clients because I would only charge for the time I was actually physically writing, which was maybe 20% max of the time I spent working for them

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Think about your hours in terms of productivity not time typing or reading. If you work hyper focused for 6 hours per day this is at least 8 hours for people who don’t hyper focus. Just be smart about it. Like don’t leave the office at 3:00 every day-

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