How to Snap Out of ADHD Brain Fog So You Can Be Productive

Screen shot 2013-01-31 at 10.07.25 PM**Marcia is on vacation this week, so we’re re-running an older article we think you’ll enjoy. Use this strategy and let us know how it works for you!

So there you are, another morning with brain fog. And there’s that important project you know you should be working on, but you can’t get through to your brain about actually working on it.

Yes, you know what you should do. And you know how to do it. But you just can’t get your brain to go along with you.

Here is one of my favorite ways to work with your ADHD (instead of fighting against it) to get your brain to pay attention:

Step 1.

When you notice that you’re drifting or have that “mired in mud” feeling and just cannot do the thing you know you should be doing, or, you watch yourself getting involved in something else you can “get out of the way quickly,” which of course is just procrastination -- the very moment you notice it, STAND UP. If you’re already standing up, take a step back, shake your arms, jump up and down a few times, and stand at attention. (Okay, you may feel weird doing this, but it’s worth it.)

Step 2. 

From there, give yourself marching orders. Whatever it is you should be doing, say it [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...]

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Why “1″ Is the Loneliest Number

We live in a society that prizes independence and autonomy. However, humans weren’t designed to forge ahead as lone wolves. We are pack animals. We work better, live longer and are healthier (physically and emotionally) when we are [Read more...]

Diary of our “Focus, Control, & Balance” Live Retreat

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Tuesday, April 30th
12 noon
Flew from Montreal to Detroit. It was a painless flight, no delays or hold ups . . . even my suitcase got there safely.

6 pm
Marcia met me at the Detroit airport and we ran errands. We bought gifts for our retreat participants as well as water and tons of apples for refreshments. We both were excited, because our first ever live event was just days away after 6 months of planning!!

8 pm
Arrived at Marcia’s home and I saw Todd (Marcia’s husband) for the first time after his quadruple bypass heart surgery. Despite it only being 6 days after the operation he was doing really well. I also got to see [Read more...]

5 Ways You May Stop Clients from Seeing the Value in What You Do

womanstopsignDo your clients truly value your work, allowing you to charge what you’re worth, and trusting you to do more for them?

You may think you’re describing your work’s true value in conversations with clients and prospective clients, when you’re really not. Your clients may not be getting it.

If you’re not able to charge what you’d like to, it may be because you’re not communicating well enough — and if that’s the case, you can’t blame them for not knowing.

It’s not your clients, it’s you

This takes digging and thinking and putting some meat on the bones of how you talk to clients. It may be more you, than them.

Take a look at these five ways you may be talking about your work that stop clients from seeing how valuable you are:

1.) You may be doing work you don’t believe in

If you’re not well placed in your work or if you’ve chosen the wrong niche — if you really want to be a dog trainer instead of the copywriter you are (but you became a copywriter because it seemed more sensible, or your parents wanted you to be a copywriter) — it’s going to [Read more...]

Announcing our LIVE 3-day retreat May 2-4

We’d love to have you join us at our LIVE Business ADHD event!

May 2-4, 2013

“Focus, Control, and Balance:

 How to Take Charge, Get Out of Overwhelm, and Stay on Track

for Business Owners with ADHD

3-Day Live Retreat

In 3 short days, you can learn focus, control, and balance in your business, even if your struggles with ADHD get in your way and keep you from building the business you know you’re capable of building.

Go here for more information. Email us at marcia.jacqui@gmail.com if you have questions.

Marcia and Jacqui

Here’s What We Did on Our Spring Break

Jacqui and I both took breaks this month to spend time with our families — Jacqui took off to England to visit her mum and dad, and I went to my mom’s in San Diego, CA.

Want to take a peek at what we did during our time off?

My turn:

Before I left for San Diego, my husband and I spent a long weekend at the cottage on Pelee Island, Ontario, in the middle of Lake Erie, to open it for the summer. It looks like my two best girls are behaving themselves on the beach. What they usually like to do is get wet and sandy and roll in dead fish. They get lots of baths at the cottage. [Read more...]

Meet Us (and Your Peers) in the Mountains!

Are you working up to your potential?

Or do your struggles with ADHD get in your way and keep you from building the business you know you’re capable of building?

 

I’m about to burst — and now I can tell you why. It’s about something Marcia and I have been planning for awhile. We haven’t breathed a word until now, because we weren’t sure the logistics would be feasible. But, Marcia just now got off the phone with our dream venue and we got the thumbs up, so now we can tell you all about it.
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It’s soooooo exciting.

We dreamed of having an event where we could get all of you, our favorite people, together — for a weekend of masterminding, business building, and personal development — and now we’re doing it!

 

May 5th & 5th, 2012

 

Join us for our Brilliant Business Weekend

Teton Springs Lodge, just outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming

 

As you know, Marcia and I have been working with entrepreneurs with ADHD for the past year and a half or so. We both have our own separate, individual businesses, and this joint work started as sort of a “side project.”

Well, since our first teleclass, our “side project” has had a life of its own. And it’s been growing and growing. It’s now at the front of our attention, which is wonderful because we love you guys. The term “guys” is actually being used loosely because most of you are strong women.

A few things have struck us about you, as we get to know you better, like . . . well, you should just go here and continue reading.


ADHD in Business Survey Results

On Thursday, Marcia and I hosted a special Business Brilliance call. In it we announced the results of the survey you took time to answer in July.

Listen and find out!!! Click on the link below to download the MP3:

Business Brilliance: ADHD in Business Survey Results, October 6, 2011

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or click below to listen online:

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We’re sharing the results because we thought you would be interested in knowing the very same problems you face, are also faced by 1000′s of other ADHD entrepreneurs. While you might [Read more...]