Come work with us in person in December!

On December 5 – 7, 2013, we will present our 3-day, in-person retreat, “Focus, Control, & Balance: How to Take Charge, Get Out of Overwhelm, and Stay on Track” for business owners with ADHD. The retreat is designed to help business owners and independent reps with ADHD stop the cycle of distraction, procrastination, and overwhelm so you can be productive and successful in your work.

It’s time for you to stop struggling on your own, to set aside a few days to finally get a good grasp on strategies that can really help, to connect with other ADHD business owners just like you who are all facing the same issues you’re facing. Now is the time — come work with us in person in December!

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Business isn’t supposed to be this hard! We know the things you struggle with — like focus, procrastination, prioritizing your workload, and being productive. One of the most powerful things we do is get ADD business owners together, roll up our sleeves, and spend 3 days working on our businesses, our mindsets, and our understanding of ourselves and our ADHD — and gaining momentum in our businesses.

Join us December 5 – 7, 2013, in San Diego, California, for our in-person retreat for business owners with ADHD!

IMG_6366My ADHD was driving me crazy and I had no functional way of dealing with it, even though I was completely aware of different methods. You have a special way of doing things that really appeals to me – I think the value is obvious. You’ve helped me with narrowing my business focus, and with structures. It’s a connected personalized response from people who are qualified, and it’s something that I needed.”

My life changed after Detroit. That retreat was huge for me – I hadn’t had that, ever. I mean, you take a risk and it pays you back in spades. I didn’t know it would [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Your Head Trash

Screen shot 2013-10-24 at 3.34.40 PMDo you know what “Head Trash” is? You got it! It’s that inner voice of yours that is continually whispering negative messages into your ear. Your inner voice talks to you in a way you would never talk to another human being. It is mean and rude and leaves you feeling bad about yourself. If that wasn’t bad enough, your Head Trash also affects your business. Your business can only be as successful as you will allow it. Your critical Head Trash limits your success and only allows you to play small.

Adults with ADHD are usually extra critical of themselves and their achievements. This stems from years of not measuring up to what society deems as “normal”, and because ADDers are very creative and have active minds. Being creative and having an active mind can be very good in many situations, but when it comes to Head Trash, that’s a lethal combination.

Here’s a 5-step process to get rid of your Head Trash!

1) Notice what your head trash is

What are the common messages? You will probably notice 3-5 themes. Such as “I am lazy,” “I never finish what I start,” or “I am bad with money.”

2) Expose it

Head Trash hates the truth! Write the themes out and then assess if there is any truth to them. Are you really lazy or is that something that you were told as a child and you have continued saying it to yourself?

3) Speak to a loving friend

Next, speak to a kind supportive friend or family member and share your Head Trash with them. Usually the person is horrified that you would think of yourself like this. This is very validating.

4) Reprogram

Think of a short phrase that you can repeat to yourself whenever your Head Trash pops up. Head Trash doesn’t like rational thinking and will soon stop bothering you if you become rational!

5) Enjoy the benefits!

Once your Head Trash is exposed and met head-on, you will start to feel more positive about yourself. Other positive things people report are feeling happier, being more physically energetic, and having an increase in business!

Jacqui Sinfield is an ADHD Coach and author. You can find more from her at http://untappedbrilliance.com/blog/

What to Do When You Talk Too Much

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Do you talk a lot? Do you use more words to express yourself than other people you know? This might not be problematic in your home life, but it can be a huge problem in business, particularly when you run your own company.

People are busy and want you to get to the point, but that can be hard when you have ADHD. It’s not nice for you either when you sense someone getting impatient, or backing away when you start a conversation (as they know once they engage they will be there for a while).

I remember hiring one very chatty service provider who I would avoid phoning at all costs. A telephone call with them was never shorter than 60 minutes. That’s a lot of extra time when purpose of the call could have been resolved in 5 or 10 minutes! I would email instead, even when it would have been better for me to pick up the phone and speak to a real person.

You don’t want to repel clients because you talk too much! It is possible to keep conversations (either on the phone or in person) short and to the point.

Here is how:

Before approaching your client, employee or heading into a meeting:

  1. Grab a piece of paper and write the title of the topic you want to talk about. This keeps you on topic.

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