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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How to Deal with Unsupportive Family and Friends

Yesterday’s call was all about how to deal with unsupportive family and friends, when you have a business and ADHD. Here’s what Brenda had to say about this call:

“Phenomenal call! Your calls are what help me more than anything — to know that someone understands me, even if I don’t remember all of the strategies. You guys help me keep my sanity.”

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Marcia and I covered lots of points, including these listed below. As always, Marcia shared her tips as a business coach and as someone who fairly recently discovered she has ADHD. My tips and suggestions come from my years of coaching ADHD adults, and the solutions I found worked for my dyslexic brain.

We gave you tips on:

  • How separate what other people think you should do from what you know is right for you.
  • How to ignore unsupportive family and friends so they don’t affect your business. [Read more...]

How to Make the Transition Back to Work After Time Off, and Making Transitions Between Work Tasks

Today, Marcia and I talked about making transitions, big and small, as smooth as possible. Transitions are really hard when you have ADHD, and they can cause huge amounts of anxiety, stress, and loss of productivity.

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How to Make the Transition Back to Work After Time Off, and Making Transitions Between Work Tasks

 

 

 

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It takes large amounts of energy to disengage from one activity and start to focus on another when you have ADHD. It is also difficult to shift gears from vacation mode to work mode.

In the call today, I shared my best ADHD coach’s tips to help you cope with transitions, AND Marcia shared her personal top tips on how she manages transitions in her business. [Read more...]

The Maverick’s Guide to ADHD, or, How to Succeed When You Don’t Conform: Interview with Jennifer Koretsky

Jennifer KoretskyYesterday, Marcia and I interviewed Jennifer Koretsky, author of Odd One Out: The Maverick’s Guide to Adult ADD.

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Working with ADHD: The Maverick’s Guide to ADHD

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Jennifer has a dynamic and positive approach to managing and treating ADHD, which is very much in line with our philosophy. During the hour we spent together, Jennifer outlined:

1) The 5 Essential Skills that successful adult ADDers use to manage their ADHD. She explains what these are so you can develop them, too

2) Why ‘stress management = ADHD management’ and what you can do to reduce your stress [Read more...]