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.

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

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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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...]