Our Focus, Control, and Balance Retreat was Powerful, Validating, and Motivating

FCB_AliciaMarkJacquiCropWhew! Jacqui and I are back from our Focus, Control, and Balance Retreat in San Diego, and it was an intense three days.

We love totally immersing ourselves in the issues faced by business people with ADHD, and for the second time (we held our first retreat in May 2013), we know with absolute certainty that these retreats attract the most sincere, interesting, intelligent, creative, open, passionate, and fun people we’ve met anywhere.

There were several themes that rang true and strong this first week of December — themes that kept cropping up for us and holding special meaning. For some, they were breakthroughs. For some, ahas. And for others, reminders of things learned before but resisted, or put aside.

Theme 1: ValidationFCB_groupfrmsideCrop

Some of us felt powerful validation. Either because someone else noticed and gave us credit for something we had not given ourselves credit for, or because we were finally in a room where we could release the tension in our shoulders and talk about things that others can’t know and don’t understand.

Theme 2: Turning points

Some of us are at turning points — and we got to a place where we could peek around the corner. The support of the group gave us the strength, and the permission, to open our eyes.

Theme 3: Talking points

Some of us found words, or the sparks of words, to ground us; to give us something to hold onto when the [Read more...]

Your Questions . . . Answered!

DugDogFromUpThank you! We asked for questions . . . and you responded.

Here are the answers to the questions you’re asking the most right now:

FAQ #1 – I’ve been listening to you, and I’m interested in the 4-week course you’re offering now — but how do I know if it’s right for me?

Answer: If you’ve been listening to us for a while and have been looking for the right opportunity to “try us out,” this is it. Our podcasts and teleclasses are great (so you tell us :), but if you’d like a way to get some interaction with us — a way to stick your toe in the water without actually hiring us for private coaching — you’ll get that in the course. For a really, REALLY reasonable investment.

We’ll be interacting with you in the course sessions, to the degree the group wants it (every group is different), and also in the private Facebook forum.

AND, don’t forget the free ticket to our December retreat, where you’ll get to work with us live for 3 days in San Diego.  

FAQ #2 – What if I want to take the course, but can’t make the live calls?

Answer: No problem! All of the calls will be recorded and transcribed, so you’ll still be able to listen to the calls afterwards. And you can read every word that was said. So you can refer back to the course material any time you want to, even if you can’t make the live calls.

And if you have a question but won’t be able to make it to the live Q&A call on November 4, you can submit your question by email or through the private Facebook forum in advance. That way, we’ll be sure to answer it so you can still get feedback and coaching from us, even if you’re not on the live call!

You don’t have to attend a single live call if you don’t want to. (But do participate in the private Facebook forum — where else can you network with a non-judgmental group of like-minded ADHD business owners, ask questions, and support each other? You really should take advantage of this bonus — it’s worth the price of the whole course by itself!)

Register for “Take Control of the Squirrel” here.


FAQ #3 – What if I’m overwhelmed and don’t feel I can handle any more information?

Answer: We get it. We have ADHD and dyslexia, too, remember? So our objective is to help you cut through the overwhelm, and we know our methods can help. They’re a little bit crazy sometimes. A little bit woo woo sometimes. And, we admit, a little bit [Read more...]