How Can I Be So Smart and Capable, and Still Get Stuck?

ThomasBrownPhoto2Did you listen in on our most recent interview with Dr.Thomas E. Brown? Once again, it was full of really interesting information. We always learn so much from him!

Dr. Brown sent both of us a copy of his newest book, “Smart But Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD,” which is packed full of great information about people just like us. It’s easy to read, too, because it’s broken up into sections based on the people Dr. Brown interviewed for his research.

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We covered lots of topics, including:

• Adult onset ADHD
• Motivation, and how emotion motivates action [Read more...]

How Can I Focus So Well on One Thing, and Have Such A Hard Time Focusing on Another . . . even when I know they both are important?

ThomasBrownPhoto2Did you listen to our interview with Dr.Thomas E. Brown? It was fascinating!

(After you listen to this interview, be sure to listen to our follow-up interview with Dr. Brown, How Can I Be So Smart and Capable, and Still Get Stuck?)

Dr. Brown sent Marcia and me both a copy of his new book, “A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments,” which is packed full of great information – especially the new science behind your ADHD.

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Working With ADHD

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During the interview we learned about:

  • Why people think ADHD is about not trying hard enough, and the scientific reasons why it’s not about willpower

It’s got nothing to do with effort! Dr. Brown explains this misunderstanding arose because ADDers can focus and concentrate on things they enjoy, yet can’t on things that are boring to them. It has nothing to do with willpower or effort and everything to do with brain chemistry.

  • ADHD meds

Why and how they help
Why they make some people feel “different”
Why they get bad press
How to find a knowledgeable doctor in your area to prescribe the right meds and dosage for you

[Read more...]

How Can I Improve My Executive Functions? Part 2

Today we had the second part of our executive functions subject. Even though research has found executive functions don’t work as well in adults with ADHD, there are lots of things to can do and have in your environment to support yourself so you can thrive in your business and in life.

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We gave you tips on:

  • emotional control
  • enduring frustration, thinking prior to speaking or taking action [Read more...]

How Can I Improve My Executive Functions?

Executive functions are high-level cognitive processes that take place without us having to think about them. There is a growing amount of research showing that adults with ADHD have a weakness in how the executive functions work. But don’t be alarmed, there is lots you can do to help yours so you can still excel.

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On today’s call, we talked about what exactly executive functions are, and then went into detail on the following four (we will cover the others in our next call):

We gave you tips on:

  • Working memory and recall
  • Keeping facts in mind, manipulating information, and retrieving stored data from long-term memory

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How to Deal with Unsupportive Family and Friends

Yesterday’s call was all about how to deal with unsupportive family and friends, when you have a business and ADHD. Here’s what Brenda had to say about this call:

“Phenomenal call! Your calls are what help me more than anything — to know that someone understands me, even if I don’t remember all of the strategies. You guys help me keep my sanity.”

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Marcia and I covered lots of points, including these listed below. As always, Marcia shared her tips as a business coach and as someone who fairly recently discovered she has ADHD. My tips and suggestions come from my years of coaching ADHD adults, and the solutions I found worked for my dyslexic brain.

We gave you tips on:

  • How separate what other people think you should do from what you know is right for you.
  • How to ignore unsupportive family and friends so they don’t affect your business. [Read more...]

How to Improve Communication to Build Strong Relationships

Thank you to everyone who joined us live yesterday for our “Improving Communication” program. We were very pleased there were no technical hitches this week!

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The call was all about how to improve communication when you have ADHD and your own business.

We gave you tips on:

• How to ‘look’ like you’re listening to the people your life, even if you can’t maintain total focus

• How to stop talking and listen, even though you think you know what the person is going to say

• What to do if you interrupt people because you get ideas, and think if you don’t say it now you will forget  [Read more...]

ADHD in Business Survey Results: What Are You Most Interested in, As an Entrepreneur with ADHD?

 

In Monday’s call, Marcia and I shared the results of our ADHD in Business Survey! If you think that sounds boring . . . it wasn’t. Participants loved the survey (so did Marcia and I), and they gave us wonderful feedback.

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ADHD in Business Survey Results: What Are You Most Interested in, As an Entrepreneur with ADHD?

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As well as sharing the results about what you’d like us to focus on, we also read some comments and questions you left in the open-ended sections of the survey. We couldn’t answer every one, but were able to answer some that stood out to us, such as:

• Where do your ideas come from?

• How did you start forgiving yourself for making so many ADHD mistakes? [Read more...]

Take Control of Worry

Today, Marcia and I talked about worry.

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
— Leo Buscaglia

Did you know that ADDers worry more than the average person? And that the very same traits that make you an entrepreneur also make you a great worrier?

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When you are smart, creative, and imaginative, you can come up with great business ideas — but you can also conjure up worst-case scenarios. AND your busy ADD brain keeps playing them over and over in your head.

In the call today, we shared tips for controlling your worries so you can keep your worrying to a minimum and enjoy your life and your business. [Read more...]

How to Make the Transition Back to Work After Time Off, and Making Transitions Between Work Tasks

Today, Marcia and I talked about making transitions, big and small, as smooth as possible. Transitions are really hard when you have ADHD, and they can cause huge amounts of anxiety, stress, and loss of productivity.

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How to Make the Transition Back to Work After Time Off, and Making Transitions Between Work Tasks

 

 

 

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It takes large amounts of energy to disengage from one activity and start to focus on another when you have ADHD. It is also difficult to shift gears from vacation mode to work mode.

In the call today, I shared my best ADHD coach’s tips to help you cope with transitions, AND Marcia shared her personal top tips on how she manages transitions in her business. [Read more...]

The Maverick’s Guide to ADHD, or, How to Succeed When You Don’t Conform: Interview with Jennifer Koretsky

Jennifer KoretskyYesterday, Marcia and I interviewed Jennifer Koretsky, author of Odd One Out: The Maverick’s Guide to Adult ADD.

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Working with ADHD: The Maverick’s Guide to ADHD

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Jennifer has a dynamic and positive approach to managing and treating ADHD, which is very much in line with our philosophy. During the hour we spent together, Jennifer outlined:

1) The 5 Essential Skills that successful adult ADDers use to manage their ADHD. She explains what these are so you can develop them, too

2) Why ‘stress management = ADHD management’ and what you can do to reduce your stress [Read more...]