How to Finish What You Start When You Have ADHD

Happy young woman enjoy finishing job on timeStarting a task or project and not seeing it all the way to the end is a classic ADHD trait. Most new projects seem exciting at the start, but then there is a danger period when the novelty has worn off and before the feeling of accomplishment kicks in.

As you are reading this, think of a project that you started but haven’t finished yet. Why did you stop?

Some common reasons are:
1) I wasn’t sure it would work out
2) No one around me thought it would work (don’t you hate nay sayers!)
3) I got overwhelmed
4) I got stuck, a problem came up and I wasn’t sure how to solve it
5) I got busy with other things and got side tracked

Questioning yourself is the number one reason why we don’t finish what we start. Plus, once we begin to question ourselves, we are much more [Read more...]

How to Always Appear Smart when You Run a Business and Have ADHD

Index cardsDo you ever wonder how people in the public eye—politicians, executives, media personalities—manage to sound so intelligent in interviews, and even when caught seemingly off-guard? (Most of the time, anyway.)

Many of them are no smarter than you and me, and some of them may even have ADHD. So how come they can pull off sounding smart when it counts, and you can’t?

Does any of this sound familiar?

1.) The telephone rings and it’s a client you really want to impress. You’ve been working hard on his project, but your brain picks that moment to freeze up and you can’t remember what the heck you’re supposed to talk with him about, or how to say it.

2.) You go to a business networking event and someone asks you what you do. Oh my god, you can’t bring the information to your speaking function. What is it you do again? And how do you talk about it so it makes sense?

3.) You’re making a point in a business conversation and someone asks a question. You do know the answer, so you spend 5 minutes going off on a tangent and lose the attention of everyone else about the main point you really wanted to make. And of course, you can’t remember the main point now, anyway. Darn!

Enter talking points

Remember the smart politicians and media personalities we talked about earlier? They can have the same problem. The difference is that they’ve had [Read more...]

Take Control of the Squirrel: How to Master the Mental Game of (ADHD) Business

 

Did you see the movie“Up!” where Dug the dog keeps getting distracted . . . by squirrels?

That’s the story of our lives. 

Join us as we walk you step-by-step through the exact solutions we teach our clients and use ourselves to feel accomplished and productive in our businesses every day.

We are excited to announce our first comprehensive virtual training series, 

“Take Control of the Squirrel: How to Master the Mental Game of (ADHD) Business So You Can Get Things Done, Make More Money, and Feel Good About Your Business.” 

 

This 4-part training series begins February 11. Click here to find out more (and don’t forget to check out the awesome bonuses!)

Bonus #1: Running a business with ADHD is lonely. Our first bonus is a Private Facebook group for interacting, networking, supporting, and getting your questions answered.

Bonus #2: Register now and you’ll get a complimentary ticket to our live 3-day retreat in May!

Our wish is that you’ll have buckets full of confidence and success . . . and take control of that squirrel!

“Look! Squirrel! How to Stop, Find Direction, and Get Things Done”

It can be so frustrating. You’ve worked so hard to get your business to the point it’s at now. You’ve invested time, money, blood, sweat, and tears. Your business idea is sound, your experience is solid, and there is no doubt in your mind that the work you do gets results and helps people a great deal.

Yet often, without warning, you’re spinning out of control.

You’re overwhelmed. Or stuck, anxious, unable to focus or really do anything productive. Or you just feel like you’re in nowhere land.

You procrastinate because you don’t know how or where to start, or what to fix. You know you need to find a way to stop this crazy cycle and focus on your work.

We talked about how you can do just that in our no-cost training class,

“Look! Squirrel! How to Stop, Find Direction, and Get Things Done”Training Class

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Get Out of Overwhelm, How Your Personal and Business Confidence are Linked, and How to Boost Both

Did you miss Monday’s “Ask Marcia and Jacqui ANYTHING!” call for entrepreneurs with ADHD or ADHD tendencies? Not to worry . . . of course we recorded it for you.

Jacqui and I answered questions about business confidence, from those who listened to our special call two weeks ago.

Here are the questions we grappled with on Monday:

  • One listener agreed that being overwhelmed affects confidence and results in many totally unproductive days, but she resists structure, as many with ADHD do. What else can be done to get out of overwhelm? [Read more...]