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? Part 2

Today we had the second part of our executive functions subject. Even though research has found executive functions don’t work as well in adults with ADHD, there are lots of things to can do and have in your environment to support yourself so you can thrive in your business and in life.

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We gave you tips on:

  • emotional control
  • enduring frustration, thinking prior to speaking or taking action [Read more...]

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...]

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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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