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.

If you missed this special program, or want to listen to it again, click on the link below to download the MP3:

Download our Smart But Stuck interview with Dr. Thomas E. Brown here.

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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

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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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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...]

How to Take Control of Your Disorganized Mind: Interview with Nancy Ratey

Remember Marcia and I were excited about Nancy Ratey joining us? Well, she didn’t disappoint us!

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How to Take Control of Your Disorganized Mind: Interview with Nancy Ratey (Click to download)

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Nancy shared some practical points like:

• why a wall calendar is vital
• how setting an alarm to go off every hour so you get more familiar with the passage of time can help [Read more...]

Interview with Mark Kawate: The Best SmartPhone Apps for Entrepreneurs with ADHD

In our call yesterday, Marcia and I got up to speed with the lastest and greatest ADHD-friendly apps that are perfect when you have your own business. The term “app” is an abbreviated form of the word “application,” and in the last few years, it’s been used in regard to software programs.

We couldn’t have done this without our special guest, Mark Kawate. Mark is a self-described “ADD Geek” and knows exactly which apps are best when you have ADHD. You’ll want to hear his recommendations.

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Working with ADHD: The Best SmartPhone Apps for Entrepreneurs with ADHD

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Here are Mark’s top picks for ADHD-friendly apps:

Financial & e-commerce
Mint.com
Shoeboxed.com
Squareup.com
PayPal Here (soon to be available)

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Online Programs & Training that Can Help Your Brain and Improve the Way You Run Your Business

Yesterday Marcia and I reviewed 3 online resources to help your ADHD brain, so that you can have a profitable business.

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Working with ADHD: Brain Programs for ADDers

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www.rescuetime.com

One of the dangers of running your own business when you have ADHD is that you spend time on your computer ‘thinking’ you are working when in fact, you aren’t. Rescuetime shows you exactly how you’re using your computer so you can…

Interview with Tara McGillicuddy: Running a Successful Business as and ADDer: The Ups and Downs of An Entrepreneur with ADHD

Yesterday Marcia and I interviewed Tara McGillicuddy. Tara is a successful business owner and she has ADHD. What is really cool is that Tara’s business in helping people with ADHD lead happy and productive lives. Tara was one of the first people to use the internet as a way to connect people with ADHD.

Marcia and I picked Tara’s brain on how she overcomes her ADHD challenges to run this successful business.

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Working with ADHD: “Running a Successful Business as an ADDer”

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We asked Tara how she copes with the key business issues we know you are facing:
1.) Procrastination
2.) How to avoid distraction from necessary tasks

Back by Popular Demand! Q&A with Dr. Ari Tuckman: Executive Functions and ADHD

Marcia and I didn’t want to waste any precious time while we were interviewing Dr. Ari Tuckman yesterday. You have never heard us so quiet. But we were on a mission! to ask Dr. T all the questions you had written in.

Usually when we have a special guest, Marcia and I are bursting with questions to ask them. However, we sealed our lips and only asked one question each. Can you imagine how hard that was?! But it was worth it. We asked your questions, Dr. Tuckman answered them. Mission accomplished.

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Q&A with Dr. Ari Tuckman: Executive Functions and ADHD

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We covered lots of diverse topics, so listening to this recording is a must. You will learn so much. Plus, Dr. Tuckman is so [Read more...]

Interview with Dr. Ari Tuckman: “If I’m So Smart, Why Don’t I Do What I Know I’m Supposed to Do?” Understanding Executive Functions

Well! Dr. Ari Tuckman’s interview with us was a huge hit! How do we know? The number of questions we had and how many of you listening live reached an all time high!

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Working with ADHD: “Understanding Executive Functions”

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Marcia and I have good news and bad news . . . we will give you the bad news first: [Read more...]