ADHD reWired

On this week’s episode, we’re looking at our year in review and taking a sneak peek at the year ahead.  You will just hear my voice on this episode.  Every year, I spend time reviewing my goals from the prior year.  I believe it’s critical to reflect before you look forward.   

A lot of wonderful things happened in 2017, yet it was a really hard year.  You will hear what my goals, wins, and challenges were.  I also share the themes and aspects of my life and business that I am considering when looking at my goals for 2018.   

You’ll Learn: 

  • [05:30] - “Moving” was not on my list of goals for 2017.  This one thing was the most challenging thing of the year.  
  • [07:20] - I start the year by identifying overarching themes.  In 2017, I identified joy, music, gratitude, and balance as my themes for the year.   
  • [08:02] - In January, I made the decision to decrease the number of hours I was putting into my work.  I explain how our move changed this strategy.  
  • [10:45] - Around April or May, I realized I was falling into a scarcity mindset.  Upon recognizing that, I made a conscience effort to have an abundance mindset.  
  • [13:33] - I had a category of things I wanted to learn.  This included becoming a better writer, learning LinkedIn, and learning organizational strategies around things and stuff. 
  • [17:28] - One of my goals was to launch a new website.  This was a big goal that took longer than I wanted it to, but it was a successful launch! 
  • [19:13] - Another of my goals was to hire a Virtual Assistant.  That was a success with Jessica. 
  • [20:05] - I had a goal of maintaining six clients for my clinical practice.  During this calendar year, I closed my practice.  I see this as a shift based on life circumstances. 
  • [21:10] - My #1 podcast goal was to interview Brene Brown.  This did not happen, and I share my feelings on that.  
  • [22:12] - I wanted to hit ONE MILLION downloads in this calendar year. That goal was met! 
  • [22:57] - I share some other goals I had for the podcast.   
  • [26:10] - When looking at specific goals, I did not hit most of them.  This serves as a reminder that goal-setting is to provide direction.   
  • [27:03] - I share my goals on speaking.  I did not do anything in this category, and I blame our move. 
  • [27:30] - I did hit my financial goals for this year. 
  • [28:05] - I share my goals for coaching groups, which I did hit. 
  • [31:40] - I talk about my Patreon goals for 2017.   
  • [32:30] - Our Facebook community has been a real challenge for me.  I share why this is a challenge and describe my solution to this problem. 
  • [35:18] - I share a lesson I learned from moving. 
  • [37:05] - The best decision I made in 2017 was to say, “no.” 
  • [38:31] - I talk about the importance of friendship.  
  • [39:37] - The theme of “play” is something I need to bring back into my life. 
  • [40:57] - Tomorrow, I will be taking a day to focus on annual planning.  I share some of the themes I may be focusing on in 2018. 

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group 

The 11th season of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group starts on January 8th, and it is already full!  Our 12th season starts April 16th and registration starts January 16th.  To learn more, go to http://CoachingReWired.com

Support the podcast on Patreon 

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired  

ADHD reWired Facebook Group: 

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Productivity Q&A 

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events

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Direct download: 198_2017_A_Review_of_yearly_goals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

Aaron Anastasi returns to the podcast for this episode.  Aaron is a Southern Californian actor and film-maker who graduated with a master’s degree from Princeton.  He is a serial entrepreneur with an online presence that grosses seven-figures.  Aaron has the #1 singing life lesson channel on YouTube with over 20 million organic views and 250,000 subscribers.  Aaron is also a prominent success coach with a book that reached Amazon’s Top 100 Best-Sellers list within a week of its release.

In this conversation, you will hear Aaron talk about his new book, and he shares some stories and philosophies from the book.  Aaron talks about going from living in fantasy to seeing in reality. He shares some strategies on how to get to that point, and the role that feedback plays.  We also talk about passion, priorities, and music.

Connect with Aaron Anastasi:

Website - http://aaronanastasiofficial.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aaronanastasi
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aaronanastasi/
Your Prosperous Mind: Discover what you really want, what’s holding you back, and how to get new results - Aaron Anastasi 

You’ll Learn:

  • [05:30] - Aaron talks about his new book, and what prompted him to write the book.
  • [08:34] - Aaron shares a story from his childhood that shows that it’s possible to live in fantasy and not see reality.
  • [12:55] - Aaron says that seeing reality is a necessary first step.
  • [17:55] - Aaron talks about what he wants to gain from asking questions.
  • [21:35] - I explain that we can’t control our automatic thoughts, but we can hit pause to re-think the situation.
  • [22:20] - Aaron encourages people to consider what’s “as true” or “more true.”
  • [24:46] - Aaron spent a few years preparing a music course.  He considers it a “major failure.”
  • [26:16] - Aaron talks about feedback and says that feedback is the connection between fantasy and reality.
  • [29:10] - We talk about the value of passion.
  • [33:05] - Aaron and I talk more about feedback.  He shares what kind of feedback he looks for with his books.
  • [37:50] - Aaron shares what he is doing with production and acting.
  • [39:22] - Aaron explains that he uses feedback to determine which areas of his life he should master.
  • [42:58] - Aaron talks about his acting, and how he moved into music.  We both talk about our relationship with music.
  • [46:00] - Aaron shares how he can tell when he’s stretched himself too thin and where his priorities are.
  • [51:13] - Aaron talks about tension in his book.  He explains there are two types of tension and how he processes this information.
  • [55:15] - Aaron explains how he will be celebrating the release of his book.
  • [56:30] - Aaron shares who his thought-leader influences are.

Your Resources:

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life - Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 11th season of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group starts on January 8th, and it is already full!  Our 12th season starts April 16th and registration starts January 16th.  To learn more, go to http://CoachingReWired.com.

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 197_Aaron_Anastasi_Your_Prosperous_Mind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

This episode is the recording of November’s live Q&A.  These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  I am joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.  

In this discussion, you will hear Brendan, and I answer several questions from diagnosis and medication to refocusing after interruption, overwhelm by digital tools, and everything in-between.  You’re welcome to join these monthly live Q&A sessions.  They take place the second Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

You’ll Learn:

  • [05:52] - Colleen asks about fish oil and other supplements.
  • [10:25] - Beth asks for tips on getting diagnosed with ADHD. We share tips and warnings about the diagnosis process.
  • [15:20] - Catalina asked if medication should help with organizing your space.  
  • [21:02] - Catalina follows up with a question about medication dosage.  We also talk about medication and insurance costs.  
  • [24:30] - Dmitri asks about emotional control and disruptions.  Brendan talks about the role that mindfulness plays in controlling emotions.
  • [36:44] - We answer two questions that are similar on procrastination and taking control of our lives away from ADHD. We discuss this topic in regards to interviews.  
  • [47:59] - Deborah was part of an ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group and asks what her follow-up should be after the group.  I share that I am building a community for alumni.  
  • [52:57] - Olivia asks how to assist her 19-year-old son with life decisions.
  • [57:13] - We answer a question about refocusing after interruptions.  Brendan explains that the process starts with avoiding interruption.
  • [1:03:46] - Carl has trouble differentiating between his thoughts and ADHD thoughts.  Brendan states that he draws the line at useful thoughts and unuseful thoughts.
  • [1:04:22] - A questioner is looking to avoid overwhelm by digital tools.
  • [1:05:48] - A listener asks how to explain ADHD to others.  


Your Resources:
GlassDoor.com

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ADHD reWired’s 200th Episode!

Our 200th episode is coming up, and I’d like you to be a part of it.  Do you have a great ADHD story, poem, or song?  It could be funny, triumphant, inspiring, or even cringe-worthy.  Record yourself using a voice recording or memo app on your smartphone.  Submissions are due no later than December 19th.  You can email me the mp3 file at Eric@EricTivers.com and put “#200” in the subject line.  

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 11th season of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group starts on January 8th, and you can go to my website and reserve your registration time.  Registration starts today and goes through Wednesday, November 22nd.  To learn more and schedule your interview, http://CoachingReWired.com.

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 196_Q__A_November_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

Justin Classen joins me on this episode.  Justin is 27-years-old, and a whirlwind of intense, hyper-active energy, born, raised and distracted in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  He received a diagnosis of ADHD only 9-months ago.  However, this diagnosis was prolonged by two years, due to lapses in memory to actually attend his evaluation.  Considered a “jack of all trades” by those who know him, Justin has found success in a multitude of endeavors, and an acceptance in a profound number of failed ones.  Justin is currently maximizing his energy and investing into his careers as a journeyman, industrial scaffolder, exotic dancer, as well as a music producer and nightclub DJ.  

In this conversation, you will hear Justin talk about his life before and after his ADHD diagnosis, 9-months ago.  Justin says that his ADHD diagnosis gave him confidence at work.  He describes how his diagnosis and medication have impacted his work as a journeyman on scaffolding.  Justin is a man of many interests and passions, and I think you will enjoy this conversation and glimpse into Justin’s life. 

Connect with Justin Classen:

Music - https://soundcloud.com/juiceboxsmusic

You’ll Learn:

  • [05:27] - Justin talks about his life before his ADHD diagnosis. He shares how he felt he was losing his identity.
  • [07:12] - Justin describes his childhood and schooling.
  • [09:14] - Justin shares how he “discovered” ADHD.
  • [10:42] - Justin explains the ADHD evaluation process in Canada.
  • [14:55] - Justin describes his work as a journeyman working on scaffolding.  
  • [16:42] - Justin says that working after his diagnosis gave him confidence.  
  • [19:18] - Justin talks about some of the risky behavior he engaged in prior to his diagnosis.
  • [22:19] - Justin explains what a journeyman is.
  • [24:25] - Justin shares how he became an exotic dancer.
  • [29:46] - Justin talks about his current interest in computer processing and building his own instruments.
  • [32:08] - We talk about MIDI.
  • [33:27] - Justin describes his career as a DJ.  
  • [38:41] - Now that he has been diagnosed, Justin shares that he needs to go back and review his past.
  • [40:10] - Impulsivity is something that Justin is still struggling with.
  • [42:45] - We talk about fidget items and the need for them.
  • [44:04] - Justin shares that he does not get restful sleep.  
  • [47:31] - Justin looks to the future.

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ADHD reWired’s 200th Episode!

Our 200th episode is coming up, and I’d like you to be a part of it.  Do you have a great ADHD story, poem, or song?  It could be funny, triumphant, inspiring, or even cringe-worthy.  Record yourself using a voice recording or memo app on your smartphone.  Submissions are due no later than December 19th.  You can email me the mp3 file at Eric@EricTivers.com and put “#200” in the subject line.  

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 11th season of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group starts on January 8th, and it is already full!  Our 12th season starts April 16th and registration starts January 16th.  To learn more, go to http://CoachingReWired.com.

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 195_Justin_Classen_Risk_reward_of_high_risk_jobs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

Brett Smith joins me on this episode. Brett is a real estate broker in Austin, Texas who was diagnosed at the age of 42.  This diagnosis came after struggling with job change after job change after job change.  

About two years ago, Brett took a job in software sales, and he noticed “the cycle.”  After a Google search, he realized he needed to explore the possibility that he has ADHD.  Through Driven to Distraction,  He recognized he experienced things everyone does, but the connection between these things.

In this conversation, you will hear how Brett has experienced some clarity since he started implementing strategies for managing his ADHD.  Brett also talks about failure, and he says that “Acceptance has a period at the end of the sentence.  Grace has an ellipses.”  Listen to our conversation and Brett will explain that what you’re experiencing is totally normal, and you can take control of it and empower yourself by getting the right tools and structure.  

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:42] - We talk about mountain biking, and Brett explains why it is his meditation.
  • [08:36] - Brett tells his ADHD story, which involves a lot of career changes.
  • [16:35] - Brett describes the feeling of “boring.”
  • [19:03] - Brett talks about his troubles with email.
  • [27:38] - Brett recalls his conversation with his friend that prompted him to get serious about ADHD and treatment.  He explains why he changed his mind about medication.
  • [30:53] - Brett shares his “AHA!” moment.
  • [31:53] - Brett talks about email strategies he’s implemented. I suggest he prints his email.
  • [33:57] - Brett shares that people don’t have a great understanding of how ADHD manifests.  
  • [40:02] - Brett is “aggressively” trying to figure out how to handle the impact of his ADHD.  He describes the changes he has made.
  • [47:21] - Russell Barkley talks about building external structures. Brett talks about using Evernote and Todoist.
  • [49:55] - Brett explains how he handles his failures.  
  • [52:30] - Brett geeks out about Todoist.
  • [57:05] - We talk about acceptance and grace.  
  • [59:00] - We rave over Gary Keller’s book, The ONE Thing.

Your Resources:

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 11th season of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group starts on January 8th, and it is already full!  Our 12th season starts April 16th and registration starts January 16th.  To learn more, go to http://CoachingReWired.com.

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.





Direct download: 194_Brett_Smith_Boredom_and_Grace.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

Stephanie Sammons joins me on this episode of the podcast.  Stephanie is a certified financial planner, the founder of Sammons Wealth, an independent wealth management firm.  Stephanie is also a best-selling author, speaker, and recording singer-songwriter.  Stephanie was a member of our most recent ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  Stephanie’s songs go right to the heart of what a lot of us are feeling on a regular basis.  

In this conversation, you will hear an interesting mixture of music and money!  While wearing her certified financial planner hat, Stephanie talks about wealth and why money is such a complex issue for many of us.  Stephanie believes the foundation for financial success is planning. She shares some tips for planning and describes the things you should be doing before investing.  Stephanie also talks about her ADHD diagnosis, and she plays some of her incredible music that she has written.

Connect with Stephanie Sammons:

Website: SammonsWealth.com
Website: StephSammonsMusic.com
Twitter - @StephSammons
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniesammons
Facebook - Facebook.com/sammonswealth

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:37] - Stephanie explains the meaning behind her song, Record Time.  
  • [04:18] - Stephanie performs the song.  
  • [06:34] - Stephanie elaborates further on the lyrics of the song.  
  • [07:44] - Stephanie was diagnosed at 43, and she explains what her life was like at that point in time.
  • [10:13] - Stephanie plays “Who I Am,” which is a song about acceptance and redemption.  
  • [15:40] - Stephanie realized at the age of 15 that she is gay.  She draws a parallel to ADHD and loving who you are.
  • [19:33] - Being a financial planner and having ADHD is a pretty impressive accomplishment. Stephanie talks about this. 
  • [21:59] - Stephanie defines “wealth” and talks more about her career.
  • [30:20] - Many of us find money to be boring and complex. Stephanie explains that many people take an apathetic approach to money.  
  • [31:39] - Stephanie talks about the importance of planning.  
  • [32:44] - Stephanie lists some questions a financial planner will ask you.
  • [34:34] - According to Stephanie, you don’t know if you’re saving enough money until you know where you want to be and when you want to retire.  
  • [39:43] - Stephanie shares an action step for financial planning, automation.
  • [42:56] - Stephanie explains what an index fund is.
  • [45:09] - Before you start thinking about investing, there are other things you should do. Stephanie tells you how to lay the groundwork.  
  • [47:38] - Stephanie talks about the larger purchase in life.  
  • [51:18] - The best advice Stephanie ever received was, “Don’t use credit cards.”  
  • [52:58] - We talk about college and the climbing costs.  
  • [55:00] - Stephanie talks about the “buckets” you should start saving in.
  • [59:29] - Stephanie describes her ideal client.

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 11th season of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group starts on January 8th, and it is already full!  However, we do have a waiting list.  You can go to my website claim your spot on that list. Go to http://CoachingReWired.com. Registration goes through Wednesday, November 22nd.  

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 193_Stephanie_Sammons_Music_and_Money.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

This episode is the recording of October’s live Q&A. These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month. The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live. I am joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.

In this conversation, you will hear us answer several questions. We talk about productivity tips, techniques, and resources. We also talk about follow-through and scheduling. A few of the questions are big-picture. Deborah has a partner with ADHD, and she feels frustrated by the same characteristics that she’s had in the past. Another listener asks how to handle a partner that sees an ADHD diagnosis as a stigma. We received lots of great questions, and I’d love to answer your question in our November live Q&A.

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:50] - Daniel asks for tips for writing notes during conversations.
  • [11:02] - Deborah shares that her partner has ADHD and she is feeling frustration with the characteristics he’s exhibiting.
  • [18:42] - Jordan asks about setting up accountability when living alone.
  • [24:17] - Marisol has trouble with putting away clothes. She asks for suggestions in this area.
  • [30:17] - Brendan states that he plans to launch his podcast in mid-November.
  • [39:25] - Janice asks for recommendations for calendars and to-do lists.
  • [47:33] - Laura asks for tips refocusing after feeling emotionally sensitive.
  • [50:44] - Nick wonders how to avoid getting derailed for an entire day when one aspect of the plan goes wrong.
  • [54:04] - Melissa gets hyper-focused on things, but does not follow through. She wonders how to screen herself to determine if something is a good idea or a whim.
  • [1:02:04] - We answer a question on making time for meditation.
  • [1:02:55] - A listener asks a question about managing money.
  • [1:05:02] - Jos asks about scheduling projects with other people.
  • [1:09:10] - I share tips on accomplishing a full reset.
  • [1:10:24] - Brendan shares some thoughts on a partner that sees a diagnosis as a stigma.

Your Resources:

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 11th season of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group starts on January 8th, and you can go to my website and reserve your registration time. Registration starts today and goes through Wednesday, November 22nd. To learn more and schedule your interview, http://CoachingReWired.com.

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a Coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 192_Live_Q__A_Oct_2017-v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

This week, I am joined by three guests.  What you will hear is a behind-the-scenes and insightful perspective of ADHD reWired and our coaching groups.  Joining me on the episode are Brendan Mahen, Kat Hoyer, and Cassandra Tower.  

In this conversation, you will hear Brendan, Kat, Cassandra, and me talk about the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  You will hear them share the changes they have seen in others and themselves through this group.  If you would like more information on the 11th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group, which starts on January 8th, go to http://CoachingreWired.com. Registration is open from November 14th through the 22nd.  

You’ll Learn:

  • [07:15] - Brendan, Kat, and Cassandra introduce themselves.
  • [09:49] - Brendan talks about what prompted him to join the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  He shares what is the most useful component of the group for him.
  • [11:54] - Brendan shares the growth that he has seen in himself through the group.
  • [14:44] - Kat says that she had to have her mindset right when coming into the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  
  • [18:18] - Cassandra describes her entry into the group.  
  • [26:09] - I talk about the time I considered doing two groups at once.  Brendan explains why he encouraged me to do it.
  • [32:56] - Cassandra shares what it’s been like being part of the ADHD reWired team.  
  • [36:57] - Cassandra’s ability to be concise with language really impresses me.  She shares how supportive voices encouraging strengths is powerful.
  • [45:44] - Brendan talks about the struggles of being consistent in group coaching.  He explains what makes this group different in this area.
  • [49:27] - Many people see these groups as classes.  We talk the flexibility in these groups.
  • [53:31] - Brendan talks about a couple of people he connected with because of he encouraged them.
  • [56:27] - I share that I am interested in starting a membership group for alumni.  I share why one of my previous attempts at this did not work.
  • [58:10] - Early on in the group, we have participants write letters to their ADHD.  Kat explains why this is a powerful exercise.
  • [1:01:13] - Cassandra shares some of the impressive growth that she has seen with Kat in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.
  • [1:06:47] - We share why community is so important.  
  • [1:09:40] - We tell “the shiny bookcase” story.
  • [1:16:00] - Cassandra shares what listeners should know about the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 191_What_you_might_know_about_ADHD_reWired_Coaching_Groups.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Noelle Matteson joins me on this week’s episode of ADHD reWired.  Noelle has lived in various places around the United States and the world.  Her background is mostly in writing and publishing.  She has an M.A. in Shakespeare Studies, and she has published a short book on the Civil Rights Movement, The Freedom Rides and Alabama: A Guide to Key Events and Places, Context, and Impact.  Noelle currently writes for Healthy Place’s blog, Living with Adult ADHD.

In this conversation, you will hear Noelle share her ADHD story.  Like most of these stories, this starts back with Noelle in school.  Because of her success in school and the structure of her schooling, she did not recognize her ADHD symptoms.  She talks about a therapist identifying these symptoms, her reaction to this news, and her experiences with medication. 

 

Connect with Noelle Matteson:

Twitter - @NoelleVivante

Blog - http://noellevivante.wordpress.com

Blog - Living with Adult ADHD

 

You’ll Learn:

  • ● [07:30] - Noelle shares her background with us.  She talks about a therapist identifying her ADHD symptoms. She explains that her first reaction to this news was “shock.”
  • ● [12:35] - At that time, Noelle was looking for work and her therapist.  Her therapist shared with her that her ADHD was holding her back in this effort to get a job.
  • ● [16:06] - Noelle talks about meeting her psychiatrist and trying medications for her ADHD.
  • ● [18:16] - Noelle shares her religious background and how this shaped her opinions on medication.
  • ● [27:14] - Noelle talks about being overwhelmed with how the medication helped her.
  • ● [31:08] - Noelle points out that she needs to remember that she still has ADHD and those tendencies, even when she’s on medication.
  • ● [33:28] - Noelle talks about moving from being overwhelmed to the point of acceptance. 
  • ● [34:47] - Noelle did well in school, and she explained why this fact, and the structure of her schooling, led to her not recognizing her ADHD symptoms.
  • ● [37:27] - Noelle started on medication in April.  She talks about how it is impacting her life now.
  • ● [45:27] - Noelle shares her list.
  • ● [57:33] - Noelle talks about productivity and organization.
  • ● [1:00:48] - Noelle explains what productivity “feels like” to her.
  • ● [1:04:18] - Coming back from breaks can be difficult, and Noelle talks about this step in productivity.
  • ● [1:08:28] - Noelle is now thinking ahead, and she discusses some of her aspirations and goals.

 

Your Resources:
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results - Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Rosa Swann has been a full-time romance author for two years. She starting writing romance novels while she was working on her master's degree. Rosa believes in happy endings and making choices that make you happy. She spends most of her day behind the computer, but does all of her planning on paper, because she’ll forget about it otherwise. Having been diagnosed with both ADHD and Autism a decade ago, she has been able to control her brain with a lot of planning and tactics. Recently, she has started to share some of her tactics on her blog.

In this conversation, you will hear Rosa talk about being diagnosed with ADHD and Autism. She explains how they both affect her, and how she has gone about treating both of these diagnoses. We talk a lot about Rosa’s career as a romantic novel author, and how she organizes her work and accomplishes her tasks on a daily basis.

Connect with Rosa Swann: Rosa’s Blog

You’ll Learn:

  • [10:19] - Rosa was diagnosed with ADHD and Autism at the same time. She explains that she first focused on Autism.
  • [12:48] - Rosa describes how she is affected by Autism.
  • [14:25] - While Rosa was diagnosed ten years ago, she just started taking medication. She explains why she waited.
  • [17:09] - Rosa describes being on medication as “interesting.”
  • [19:27] - Rosa talks about writing romantic novels and the paradox of that with her Autism.
  • [22:21] - Rosa explains how she got into writing romance novels.
  • [24:26] - Rosa takes us on her journey through academia.
  • [29:00] - Rosa describes herself as a workaholic.
  • [37:05] - Rosa talks about her scheduling and task completion with her writing.
  • [43:44] - Rosa talks about staying focused on her tasks throughout the day. She shares what has helped her.
  • [47:09] - According to Rosa, her sleep has been “good” since she started taking medication.
  • [51:30] - Rosa talks about using a Hobonichi planner.
  • [57:25] - Rosa explains how her plans have backup plans.
  • [1:00:46] - Rosa describes how she bounces back if something doesn’t go as planned.
  • [1:05:41] - Rosa talks about her reading habits.

Your Resources:

Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels, Explained - Maya Rodale

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Support the podcast on Patreon

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 189_She_wasnt_always_this_focused_-_Rosa_Swann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

Steve Mazure was diagnosed with ADHD in June of 2016, and since the diagnosis, everything has changed. Steve has been on a journey of growth and self-discovery.  He is now learning to accept who he is and he’s letting go of the person he was trying to be.

In this conversation, you will hear Steve share his story of being diagnosed with ADHD and decided to start a chocolate company.  He talks about the aspects of running a business that he struggles with, and I share some tips with him that will hopefully help him overcome these barriers.

Connect with Steve Mazure:

Website - Freespir.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [05:27] - Steve describes the process of being diagnosed and treated for ADHD.
  • [09:40] - Steve talks about going “all in” with his treatment of ADHD.  
  • [10:49] - Steve is currently home-schooling his 13-year old daughter and seeing some ADHD traits in her.
  • [16:52] - Steve shares some of his life developments since being diagnosed with ADHD, including starting a chocolate company.
  • [19:54] - Steve describes where he is with his business, right now.
  • [24:58] - We talk about the challenge of shipping.
  • [27:50] - Steve talks about challenges with his business.
  • [29:42] - Steve talks about his plans for his business he’d like to accomplish in the next year.
  • [36:49] - We discuss Steve’s preparation for events like farmer's markets.
  • [43:55] - Steve talks about wanting to introduce online marketing for his company, but feeling some reservations about going for it right now.
  • [49:20] - We talk about pseudo-verbs and starting the process to complete tasks.
  • [54:12] - We discuss designating blocks in a schedule to accomplish tasks and not letting other tasks displace them.  
  • [1:01:25] - Steve says he is a “build the momentum” type of person.  
  • [1:02:50] - We talk about ways to kill our executive function, including a lack of sleep.
  • [1:09:30] - Steve shares what he would like to take action on after this conversation.
  • [1:16:27] - One week later, Steve joins me to talk about the chocolates he sent me and the progress he’s made with sleep since our last recording.

Your Resources:
The Fizzle
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results - Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Rescue Time
Sleep Cycle

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 188_Steven_Mazure_-_life_is_like_a_box_of_..._ooh_chocolate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

This Week’s Episode:

On this week’s episode of ADHD reWired, I am joined by Anne Hougas. Anne is a 65-year old who had “normal” problems growing up.  Her family members have been diagnosed with ADHD.  It was not until recently that Anne realized that she too, has ADHD.  

In this conversation, you will hear Anne share her life experiences.  Anne talks about her family and being raised by parents that perhaps had ADHD.  She also shares her relationship history with three marriages.  Anne was a pleasure to talk with, and I think you’re going to enjoy this conversation.

You’ll Learn:

  • [07:32] - Anne talks about her family life, growing up. This includes her school performance.
  • [12:47] - Anne explains that there was a lack of support because of her home life.
  • [15:05] - I explain that the “it must be me” voice never goes away.
  • [16:02] - Anne talks about her experience in high school, which included moving and going from six to two hundred peers in her classes.
  • [18:36] - After her move, Anne found a group of friends and she explains her social activities and how that helped her come out of her shell.
  • [20:58] - Anne talks about her relationship history in this stage of her life.
  • [23:14] - Anne talks about moving to Wisconsin and her short college experience.
  • [24:05] - Anne describes her social life during this stage of her life and meeting her first husband.  
  • [27:44] - Anne talks about meeting her second husband.  
  • [34:00] - Anne moves to Ohio and her second marriage ends. She talks about meeting her current husband.
  • [41:49] - Anne talks about her husband recognizing that she may have ADHD and her parents possibly having ADHD.
  • [54:54] - Anne thinks back to learning that her childhood and relationship with her parents is not everyone’s experience.
  • [56:47] - Anne talks about her work history and enjoying temporary employment.
  • [58:26] - Anne recently started taking Adderall.  She talks about this experience.

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 187_It_only_took_65_years_with_Anne_Hougas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

This Week’s Episode:

This week, I am pleased to be joined by Tom Nardone. Tom is not only a friend to ADHD reWired and the ADHD community, but someone who really has become one of my best friends.  Tom is the voice of courage, humility, and bravery.  On September 19th, Tom had a brain surgery to try to remove a tumor from the part of his brain that deals with his speech.  His speech has been affected.  Tom and his wife, Yvonne, join me about a week after Tom’s surgery.

In this conversation, you will hear details from Tom on his recent brain cancer diagnosis and surgery.  Tom explains his speech issues, and what it’s like to adapt to those changes.  Tom also shares how this situation has changed his perspective on life.  

Connect with Tom Nardone:

The Tom Nardone Show
GoFundMe Campaign

You’ll Learn:

  • [08:32] - Tom talks about recording and releasing a podcast episode shortly after his brain surgery.
  • [11:46] - Tom shares what he remembers about the day of the surgery.
  • [15:05] - I explain how I used my conversation with Tom as a scenario with my coaching group. Tom tells the story of this medical issue.
  • [23:25] - Tom says that finding an entertainment niche without formal education.
  • [24:23] - Tom explains what it is like to speak now and shares his outlook on his situation.
  • [42:56] - Tom talks about a country singer that stutters, but when he sings, his speech is not impacted at all.  
  • [46:22] - When Tom was in the hospital, he made the nurses download his podcast.
  • [50:12] - Tom talks about how this experience has changed his perspective.
  • [57:18] - Tom shares that he hates going to the doctor’s office, usually. But he has had a very pleasant experience with the medical care he received in this process.
  • [58:08] - Tom explains his current outlook on life, which is quite inspiring.
  • [1:00:54] - I share my observation on Yvonne’s role in Tom’s communication.  Tom shares the role she has played in his life recently despite her medical issues.
  • [1:03:16] - Tom thanks the community for their support during this time.
  • [1:06:35] - I took notes during our conversation, and I ask Tom to sing the words I had trouble understanding. We also work though the word “gigabyte.”
  • [1:14:54] - Yvonne talks about enjoying some of this process.
  • [1:17:14] - Yvonne has been talking with several people about helping set up a crowdfunding campaign.  

Your Resources:


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Productivity Q&A

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This Week’s Episode:

Shauna Heron joins me on this episode.  Shauna is a wedding photographer, entrepreneur, mom, world traveler, game streamer, techno-nerd who just recently found out that she has ADHD. After 44 years, Shauna was researching information to support her 7-year old son with ADHD; she started to have that sneaking suspicion that she had found the answer to her life-long question, “What the (bleep) is wrong with me?!”

In this discussion, you will hear Shauna’s interesting and unique life story.  She talks about her childhood, her involvement in the punk scene, and running away as a teenager.  She had an interest in technology, which led to a well-paying job before she decided to move to Europe.  Shauna details her addiction to hard drugs and what the recover process looked like for her.  This is a fascinating story, and I am excited to share it with you.

Connect with Shauna Heron:

Website - http://shaunaheron.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [05:25] - I share the bio I wrote for Shauna’s introduction.
  • [06:42] - Shauna starts by talking about her childhood, not fitting in, finding “her people,” and running away from home as a teenager.
  • [11:23] - Shauna talks about her job at the age of 18 and deciding she wanted to move to Europe.
  • [13:38] - Shauna describes moving in with a friend that was struggling with a heroin addiction.  She talks about her first time using hard drugs. We talk about the seriousness of heroin and other hard drugs.
  • [17:29] - Shauna talks about what prompted her to stop doing these drugs.
  • [19:35] - Shauna describes her life in Holland and living on the streets.  She tells the story of a police officer convincing her to move back to the US and completing her education.
  • [23:50] - After finishing college and securing a job, Shauna purchased her first house.
  • [25:38] - Shauna talks about walking away from her past and being able to move beyond situations.
  • [26:42] - Shauna talks about streaming video games, making money from that, and its impact on her life.
  • [33:52] - Shauna shares her experience with hiring a life coach.
  • [35:53] - We talk about the shame we can feel when it comes to video games.
  • [39:38] - Shauna explains how video games can be an outlet for community.
  • [49:08] - We discuss a Maya Angelou quote.
  • [52:43] - Shauna talks about her “superpower” and how her past has made her who she is.
  • [55:04] - Shauna shares her AA 12-step experience.  The recovery process can vary for each person, and it involves a lot of luck.

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 185_Finding_belonging_with_Shauna_Heron.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

This Week’s Episode:

This episode is the recording of September’s live Q&A.  These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  I am joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.

In this episode, we cover a variety of topics.  Some questions are about adolescents with ADHD, from morning routines to college applications.  We also talk about managing emotions during hormonal changes, weight loss with ADHD, managing anxiety and excitement, and many more topics. Be sure to sign up for a reminder for our next ADHD reWired Live Q&A at http://erictivers.com/events.

You’ll Learn:

  • [06:03] - Several people asked questions about managing anxiety that results from their ADHD.  I explain that anxiety and ADHD can go together and I share a personal experience.
  • [10:08] - Carolyn asks a question about emotions during hormonal changes.  
  • [12:10] - Sarah asks about losing weight with ADHD.  We share some of our struggles with food.
  • [18:57] - I answer a question about controlling excitement when feelings are triggered. I explain that ADHD is a disorder of self-regulation and share some tips on managing these situations.
  • [26:30] - A live viewer expresses concerns over her son’s boredom and performance at school.  We share some tips on helping me manage how he feels about school.
  • [34:21] - Donald has ADHD and will be returning to college.  He asks for advice on breaking perfectionism and working efficiently.
  • [41:58] - We answer a question about a gifted child with inattentive type ADHD who is a high school senior and facing college applications and preparation for college. Both parents also have ADHD.  We share some thoughts and provide tips on this entire process.
  • [47:48] - Linda joins the call and shares that her 9-year-old daughter struggles with the morning routine.  I share how my parents handled that situation and some suggestions for Linda’s situation.
  • [58:10] - Craig asks about avoiding procrastination.  We attempt to pull Craig out of shame. He joins the call to provide more details.  

Your Resources:

How to ADHD YouTube Channel

Time Timer

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group is now full. If you would like to join the waitlist go to CoachingReWired.com.  The 11th season of the group starts on January 8th. When I have details on early registration, I will let you know!

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 184_Live_Q__A_Sept_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

Bonnie Mincu joins me on this episode. Bonnie spent 23 years in a Fortune 50 corporation as a marketing manager, training manager, executive coach, and organizational development consultant. She left her consulting firm in 2000 to do similar work on her own. But, without the structure of fast-paced deadlines, she found herself floundering and avoiding her desk. This was when she discovered she has ADHD. She built her business around coaching and training individual ADHD clients. Since starting Thrive ADHD in 2001, Bonnie has developed a number of training tools and programs.

In this conversation, you will hear Bonnie list and describe the characters that she has developed. These characters are riding the bus in our brains and take turns driving the bus.  You will also learn how these characters can impact each other.  Bonnie is launching a new membership-based training program called, Productivity PathFinder.

Connect with Bonnie Mincu:

ProductivityPathfinder.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [06:12] - Bonnie explains a new concept that involves a way of thinking of your brain, and characters in your brain.
  • [07:12] - Bonnie says we frequently use terms to describe what is happening, but they aren’t accurate. She provides an example of this with procrastination.
  • [09:36] - Bonnie describes characters in your brain. You will meet Steady Eddie, Whiny Winnie, Impatient Iggy, Overwhelmed Oscar, and Emotional Emma and the personalities all of these characters have.
  • [21:08] - Bonnie talks about time sense and being able to estimate the amount of time a task will take.
  • [24:10] - Bonnie explains that she does not have a poor time sense, which led to her not realizing she had ADHD.
  • [24:58] - Bonnie continues listing characters, describing Helpless Hannah and Critical Calvin.
  • [32:10] - We talk about decision making and the cause of difficulties in this process.
  • [33:35] - Bonnie explains how these characters can interact and how to bring certain characters to the forefront in situations.
  • [38:40] - Bonnie describes Disorganized Derek, and she explains the cause of disorganization, and its impact on people that don’t want to be disorganized.
  • [43:01] - Bonnie explains the four quadrants of organization.
  • [44:35] - We discuss the idea of multi-tracking vs. multitasking.
  • [49:58] - Bonnie shares a secret on what she calls a “weird obsession.”
  • [51:07] - We come up with a character that Bonnie may be missing, Distracted Dave.
  • [52:28] - Bonnie describes Emotional Emma and the role Critical Calvin plays in Emma’s actions.
  • [54:30] - I address the fear of being judged.
  • [57:53] - Bonnie shares a tip for managing shame.
  • [59:28] - Bonnie talks about visual images for these characters she has developed.
  • [1:00:38] - Bonnie talks about Productivity Pathfinder.

Your Resources:

Jia Jiang Ted Talk

10% Happier - Dan Harris

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This Week’s Episode:

Rich Schramm is a seasoned technology executive, entrepreneur, and software development expert with over 25-years in information and technology. He is also the father of three kids with ADHD.  Rich is putting his experience and skills to use in creating a tool to manage ADHD families, called I Got This. I Got This is an app, a community, and a mission to change the story of ADHD.

In this conversation, Rich shares some of his story and his personal experiences that led to the development of his app.  The app is not yet live but in beta.  In addition to sharing what some of the nuts and bolts of his app are, he talks about some of the challenges of working on this project.  Rich also describes how working on this project has been a journey for him, personally and professionally.

Connect with Rich Schramm:

App Website - http://igotthis.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [05:55] - Rich talks about the challenge of predicting timeframes when working on new projects.
  • [08:09] - We talk about perfectionism and how this can hold back a project.
  • [10:27] - Rich explains how he communicates with the off-shore team that is helping him with I Got This.
  • [14:26] - Rich explains how he manages meetings with off-shore leaders. He also talks about overcoming language and cultural barriers.
  • [22:26] - Rich talks about his family and how their needs shaped his app.
  • [26:15] - Rich describes the app’s failsafe notification system. 
  • [30:45] - Rich explains how the app gives token rewards.
  • [32:23] - Rich talks about the guide and two-torials for parents that help with setting up tasks.
  • [43:13] - Rich describes how this project has been a journey, personally.
  • [44:37] - Rich explains how this project has helped him overcome fear and helped change his view of humanity.
  • [49:57] - Rich talks about going through programs with a life coach to help identify the things that held him back, personally and professionally.
  • [55:40] - Rich shares why he views this product as a community.
  • [1:01:36] - Rich explains that he intends to change the way people see ADHD.

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Productivity Q&A

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This Week’s Episode: 

James Ochoa returns to the podcast on this episode. James is a licensed professional counselor and the author of Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD.  He is the founder and Director of the Life Empowerment Center in Austin, Texas. James offers action-focused counseling and executive coaching to help his clients discover ways to empower themselves in all areas of life.  His passion is treating the emotional distress of ADHD so clients can build their internal worlds using their imagination to manage their attention challenges.  

In this conversation, you will hear James talk about emotional regulation.  He discusses the concept of emotional distress syndrome and the stress model, which involves distress and eu stress.  James shares how micro-meditations in the middle of the day create the activation of the kinesthetic muscle and how that activity helps keep us in balance.  He shares how slowing down actions by 25% at any given moment puts the mind in a state of pause and contemplation.  You will hear helpful strategies that are customizable and easy to implement.   

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You’ll Learn: 

  • [04:02] - I share what has been going on in my life, which includes a recent move, working on becoming a minimalist, and trying to find an office space. 
  • [17:00] - James shares that he has been diving into the emotional distress of ADHD. He explains that this is a balancing factor.   
  • [20:03] - James shares that he came up with the concept of emotional distress syndrome, a low-grade post traumatic stress.   
  • [21:07] - James would like people with ADHD to think about the stress model from a two component system, distress and eu stress.  
  • [23:13] - James talks about handling eu stress and moving forward. 
  • [25:41] - I share that I recently listened to a guided meditation with poor audio quality and I was able to shape this into a really good experience.  
  • [27:12] - James talks about elevating meditation to a higher level of need.   
  • [33:19] - James shares that as he walks on the beach, he will close his eyes.  He explains that it helps keep him connected to himself.  
  • [35:00] - James talks about Emotional Distress Syndrome. He explains micro-traumas and why it is critical to understand them. 
  • [37:36] - James states that it is important to customize and personalize strategies that work. 
  • [42:24] - James explains the shiny object du jour. 
  • [47:51] - James would like to develop a professional consultation model, and he talks about this.  
  • [51:50] - James talks about a new podcast series he is working on. It will be called “The Complex.”  
  • [56:24] - James follows up on our conversation when he was on the ADHD reWired Hot Seat the last time he was on the podcast.  
  • [59:41] - James shares that exercise has been difficult for him and customized short-term goals have helped him. 

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Direct download: 181_Emotional_Regulation_and_Shiny_Objects_w_James_Ochoa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

Jo Meleca-Voigt returns to the podcast on this episode. Jo is a teacher and she last came on the podcast right after being diagnosed with ADHD and starting medication.  

In this conversation, you will hear Jo describe the last year of her life since we last spoke.  She has had some opportunities in her professional career to advocate for students with ADHD.  She shares how this has helped her in her own journey.

Jo shares some of the strategies that she has implemented in the last year.  Although a component of a strategy may not work, that doesn't necessarily mean the entire strategy does not have beneficial pieces.  We also discuss loss in this conversation, as Jo recently lost someone to suicide.  This situation brought back memories of her childhood and she explains how she is dealing with this loss.  

Connect with Jo Meleca-Voigt:

You’ll Learn:

  • [06:23] - Jo shares how the last year has been life-changing and career-changing.
  • [08:00] - Jo talks about the support she received at work after her diagnosis. 
  • [09:19] - Jo led a group of students with ADHD to support each other.
  • [12:28] - Jo saw herself in an individual student, and she explains how this student’s life changed after diagnosis.
  • [15:28] - Jo explains how being an advocate has changed her. 
  • [18:01] - Jo describes how the way that she viewed herself as a kid helped her work with students with ADHD.
  • [19:44] - Someone Jo knew recently committed suicide.  She explains how this situation brought back some memories of something that happened in her childhood.
  • [28:21] - Jo describes how she is dealing with this loss.
  • [36:00] - Jo clarifies some of her statements from earlier in the discussion.
  • [40:04] - Jo lists some strategies that she has implemented in the last year.
  • [43:48] - Jo shares how things have changed in her relationship with her wife since her diagnosis. 
  • [45:47] - We talk about the “mail monster.”  Jo explains her method of sorting mail.
  • [47:51] - Every strategy has a piece that doesn’t work, and we fall into an “all or nothing” mindset and dismiss those strategies that have beneficial pieces.
  • [51:31] - Jo explains how she prepares students for the world they are going to live in. 
  • [55:46] - We discuss the difficulties of grocery shopping. 
  • [1:02:24] - Jo talks about the things that have surprised her since her ADHD diagnosis. 

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This Week’s Episode:

Jim Klopman is an innovator in other industries, Jim says that his brain damage, ADHD, and Dyslexia are blessings that free his mind to see tech advances before others. Jim developed the SlackBow Balanced Training System to improve and maintain his own athletic performance.  Jim believes a fit human balance system is the key to maintaining physical and psychological success in all areas of life.

In this conversation, you will hear Jim explain the importance of balance and the human balance system.  He explains how, through technology and other modern ways of living, we have diminished balance abilities.  Jim shares how strengthening the human balance system, you can calm your whole system and how this can help you in life, and specifically with ADHD.

Connect with Jim Klopman:

Website - SlackBow.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [06:17] - Jim explains the SlackBow Balanced Training System.
  • [07:46] - Jim talks about the human balance system and the sensors that make up this system.  
  • [08:48] - Jim sees a correlation between extreme sports and ADD.  He shares his opinion on why this is the case.
  • [09:43] - We talk about balance and counter-balance.
  • [14:06] - Jim explains why he calls it “the balance system” and explains why this is a set of systems.
  • [18:12] - Jim shares his background, which includes brain injury, dyslexia, and ADHD. He also describes his diagnosis experience.
  • [24:03] - Jim talks about his ADHD journey after his diagnosis.
  • [32:27] - Jim explains the brain-body connection and concussions.
  • [35:31] - Jim provides some examples of balance training that you can do at home.
  • [40:40] - Jim explains why balance training can help in life and with ADHD.
  • [47:22] - Jim shares how to calm your whole system.
  • [49:05] - We discuss vision, peripheral vision, and visual overstimulation.
  • [54:24] - I talk about my dad’s balance issues.  Jim provides me with some ideas that could help him.
  • [1:00:06] - Jim explains how a nerve stimulator can help with balance.
  • [1:05:45] - Jim talks about what he is working on with his business.

 

Your Resources:

SlackBow Balanced Training System

Balance is Power: Improve Your Body’s Balance to Perform Better, Live Longer, and Look Younger - Jim Klopman

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results - Gary Keller and Jay Papasan


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Direct download: 179_Creating_Balance_Jim_Klopman.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

On the 2nd Tuesday of every month, we do a live Q&A.  This episode is a recording of the June Live Q&A.  If you are listening to this episode the day it’s released, tune into August’s Live Q&A at 12:30pm at http://EricTivers.com/events.

On this episode, I’m joined by Brendan Mahan. This is Brendan’s third appearance on the podcast.  Brendan is an ADHD coach and speaker.  He is currently a special education teacher.  He understands ADHD from as an insider, as well as from the perspective of an educator.

In this conversation, you will hear Brendan, and I answer listener questions, primarily on parenting.  We cover a variety of topics on children and adolescents with ADHD.  We talk about diagnosis, medication, and everything that goes along with parenting with ADHD and parenting a child with ADHD.

Connect with Brendan Mahan:

Website - ADHDEssentials.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [06:20] - Brendan talks about “the wall of awful.”
  • [08:45] - We talk about the danger in asking our children, “Why did you do that?”
  • [10:39] - Brendan shares his thoughts on lying.
  • [14:39] - VJ asks about the appropriate age for diagnosing ADHD and the role of parents in this process, specifically parents with ADHD.
  • [19:40] - We talk about how ADHD affects us as parents.
  • [22:40] - Marisol asks about consistency in the house and chores.
  • [38:29] - Brene Brown wrote about “the wholehearted parenting manifesto,” and I read a passage.
  • [42:39] - I share one of my most non-proud Daddy moments.
  • [44:36] - A few people asked questions about summer scheduling and structure. Brendan and I both have experience as a camp counselor, and we share some thoughts on theming and structure.
  • [49:44] - VJ asks about the appropriate time for speaking with a pediatrician about an ADHD diagnosis.
  • [52:27] - Steven reports he is seeing signs of ADHD in his daughter and has questions about diagnosis.
  • [59:20] - We talk about fidget spinners and alternatives.
  • [1:02:57] - Marisol asks for strategies for her daughter, who has impulse control issues during angry outbursts.
  • [1:11:43] - Brendan and I share our opinions on video games causing ADHD.
  • [1:13:50] - We talk about the importance of information and education for people recently diagnosed with ADHD.
  • [1:15:28] - We answer a question about getting a teenager to understand the importance of taking medication.
  • [1:18:39] - Brendan talks about medication diversion.
  • [1:23:08] - Brendan and I have an idea, and we share some information and ask for your feedback.  
  • [1:33:56] - Brendan explains why he feels that parents yell “too quick” and he shares how to start at a lower tier.

Your Resources:

ChorePad
The Tangle
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD - John F. Taylor

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Thomas Wandall joins me on this episode of ADHD reWired.  Thomas is a listener of this podcast and was recently diagnosed with the inattentive presentation of ADHD. Thomas has lived in the Bay Area of California since 1995 and has a variety of interests.  He enjoys mountain climbing, bike building, novel writing, painting, crisis counseling, and shoe-making. He enjoys the hands-on nature of his work. He owns a shoe-making and repair business. He also struggles with broken deadlines and unfinished shoes, which he calls “shame shoes.”

In this conversation, you will hear Thomas explain different tasks that he has difficulty with in his business as a shoe-maker.  A major area of difficulty for Thomas is time estimates and finishing work within deadlines.  Thomas and I talk through his systems, and I provide him with some suggestions to adapt these systems to help him be successful in these areas.

Connect with Thomas Wandall

ThomasWandall.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:51] - Thomas explains his history and experience as a crisis counselor.  
  • [06:53] - Thomas was diagnosed just a month before the recording of this episode. He explains why he was evaluated.
  • [08:35] - Thomas wrote (and finished) a novel, a mountaineering ghost story.  He talks about the story he constructed.
  • [10:32] - Thomas explains how he got into shoe-making.  
  • [12:07] - Thomas describes what has allowed him to be a successful entrepreneur.
  • [14:24] - Thomas shares the process of his business.  He explains why he tries to NOT answer the phone and struggles with returning calls.
  • [17:35] - Because phone calls are such an issue for Thomas, we consider the benefit and value of hiring someone to answer and make calls.  
  • [22:36] - Thomas explains how he gives time estimates to customers. He describes his prioritization techniques.  I give Thomas a suggestion on creating short-term progress benchmarks.
  • [26:18] - Thomas shares the physical systems he uses to organize different orders. I give him some ideas on this organization and share my own techniques of under-promising and over-delivering.
  • [30:32] - We talk about the idea of working “slow” into the business slogan.
  • [32:34] - Thomas tells a story about clown shoes, which have become his shame shoes.
  • [39:18] - I share some ideas for Alex to deal with his shame shoes and the customer who owns these shoes.
  • [52:20] - I talk about the five-second miracle and how this practice can help us complete a task.
  • [59:05] - Thomas shares what his next action-steps are, and I issue a “preposterous” challenge for Thomas.

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Direct download: 17720Blue20Shame20Shoes20Thomas20Wandall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

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This Week’s Episode:

Diann Wingert is a licensed psychotherapist, master certified coach, parent of adult children with ADHD, and she has ADHD herself. After many years of “dancing with denial,” she was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of sixty. Diann specializes in coaching high-functioning but under-achieving adults with ADHD.

In this conversation, you will hear Diann discuss her personal history with ADHD and her recent diagnosis at the age of sixty. For years, this diagnosis didn’t seem possible, as she excelled in so many areas that her child with ADHD struggled in.  Diann also talks about the value and importance of coaching. She is a member of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group and shares why she joined the group and what she has gained from her involvement.

Connect with Diann Wingert:

Website - http://DiannWingertCoaching.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [10:12] - Diann talks about coaching, and she describes her history with acting as a coach. It was in our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group that Diann decided to focus on people with ADHD.
  • [11:40] - Diann explains what she has learned about herself through coaching other people. She also shares why she enjoys working with entrepreneurs.
  • [13:32] - Diann talks about her personal discovery of ADHD and labeling.
  • [18:43] - Diann shares her career path.  She opens up about enjoying building things, but when it moves to the maintenance stage, she loses interest.
  • [21:27] - Diann talks about her son being diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 8.  Because she excelled in the areas that her son struggled, she didn’t see how she could also have ADHD.
  • [26:15] - Diann explains how she perceived herself with ADHD.
  • [28:00] - When she joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group, Diann realized that she is a perfectionist.
  • [30:33] - At times, Diann wishes that she would have dealt with her ADHD earlier.  
  • [32:20] - Diann shares why she had an evaluation for ADHD at the age of 60.
  • [41:37] - Diann and I talk about the idea of to “bending the world to you.”
  • [47:14] - Diann explains why she joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group and what she has gained from this experience.
  • [56:54] - Diann shares milestones on her path to acceptance.
  • [1:01:01] - Diann is starting a podcast for women over 50 with ADHD.  She talks about the future launch of this podcast and her coaching program.

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Direct download: 176_Bending_the_world_to_our_ADHD_with_Diann_Wingert.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

Kat Hoyer is a certified life and career coach. She offers personal and professional development workshops, retreats, and coaching. After spending 15 years in corporate America, Kat found herself at a personal and professional crossroads. Through a series of unexpected detours, she found her way to help people find their own success.

In this conversation, you will hear Kat share her ADHD story.  You will also hear two letters that she has written to her ADHD.  After losing three jobs in three years, Kat decided to start her own business.  She explains how she helps individuals “STEER” their own lives.  

Kat is part of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  She shares her experience in this group and explains why the lack of judgment in this group is so important.  She discusses working with accountability partners and the ROI that comes with a coaching group.

Connect with Kat Hoyer:

Email - kat@composecoaching.com
Twitter - @Kat_Hoyer
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kat.hoyer

You’ll Learn:

  • [11:12] - Kat explains how she helps individuals “STEER” their own lives. She explains each aspect of the acronym.
  • [12:21] - Kat discusses a letter that she recently wrote.  
  • [14:20] - Kat shares how she discovered that she has ADHD.
  • [22:04] - Kat is not currently medicated, and we talk about a misconception with dosages.
  • [23:49] - Kat lost three jobs in three years and decided to start her own career coaching business.
  • [26:57] - Kat explains why she joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.
  • [30:28] - Kat discusses the ROI that comes with a coaching group.
  • [31:54] - Kat shares what she has learned from the ADHD reWired group that is helping her get her business off the ground.
  • [33:51] - Kat reads her first letter to her ADHD.
  • [38:42] - Kat reads her second letter to her ADHD.
  • [40:21] - Kat shares why the lack of judgment in the ADHD reWired group is so important.
  • [42:25] - Kat explains why she benefits from being around like-brained people.
  • [43:40] - Sharing from her experience, Kat tells people what she wants to know about the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.
  • [51:23] - Kat shares how she works with her accountability partners.
  • [53:07] - Kat talks about using block scheduling.
  • [57:45] - Kat explains why the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is helping her put together a puzzle.

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group starts on August 21st.  Registration will be open July 19th through 25th.  Go to CoachingReWired.com to learn more and schedule your registration interview.

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here:  http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

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Direct download: 175_Were_like-brained_not_just_like_minded_with_Kat_Hoyer.mp3
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Dr. Abigail “Abi” Weissman joins me on this week’s episode. Abi is a clinical psychologist who calls herself an Empowering Supporter and a Self-Love Affirmer. Abi helps people who wish they could fulfill their queer, transgender, religious, liberal, polyamorous, and/or kink selves, but hold themselves back because they are scared they will be unloved, unemployed, and rejected by their loved ones and communities.  

In this conversation, you will hear Abi explain the LGBTQIQA acronym and why it is so important to individuals that identify with those classifications.  Abi tells her personal stories about coming out in both her sexuality and with ADHD. She explains why coming out as having ADHD was more difficult.  There is a high overlap with ADHD and people that identify as LGBTQIQA and Abi discusses this intersection.

Connect with Dr. Abigail Weissman:

Website: www.doctorabi.com

Phone: 619-403-5578

Email: info@doctorabi.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [07:33] - We start this conversation by Abi defining “LGBTQIQA” and some of the other terms people use to identify themselves.
  • [09:13] - Abi shares how she identifies herself. She explains these classifications.
  • [11:46] - Abi explains how people can decide how to identify.
  • [13:35] - Abi shares some terms of classification that are used and some of the difficulty in using these terms.  
  • [18:21] - We talk about the series, “Transparent.”
  • [19:17] - Abi shares her experience with coming out and how her family has handled this news.
  • [22:01] - Abi explains what it’s like to come out every day.
  • [26:17] - Abi is visiting this podcast today to come out of another closet.  
  • [27:36] - Abi shares why she finds coming out as having ADHD more difficult than coming out as queer. She goes on to share how she discovered that she has ADHD.
  • [30:03] - Abi talks about medication.
  • [32:32] - Abi describes how much about herself she shares with her clients.
  • [38:17] - Abi is going to a conference on conversion therapy and talks about this situation.
  • [44:29] - We talk about the intersection of ADHD and LGBTQIQA.
  • [56:28] - Abi explains why it is important to many people that each letter is in the acronym.
  • [59:08] - Abi shares some safer sex practices for people with ADHD.
  • [1:03:26] - We talk about organization and what we’d like to work on in the future.

Your Resources:

Zynnyme.com

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group starts on August 21st.  Registration will be open July 19th through 25th.   Go to CoachingReWired.com to learn more and schedule your registration interview.

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to ADHDreWired.com and click “Community” and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here: http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 174_GLBTQIQ_and_Coming_out_ADHD.mp3
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Chris Neely earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chris’ research focused on Autism and the family. Chris currently provides office-based, nature-based, and in-home psychotherapeutic services for individuals, families, couples, and groups affected by Autism and ADHD.  Chris co-owns Halcyon Mental Health in North Carolina.

In this conversation, you will hear Chris, and I discuss some of the similarities of ADHD and Autism.  We also consider techniques that are used with people with Autism and how those strategies can work with others.  Chris talks about the strength and challenge that comes with microexpressions.  At the end of the conversation, Chris shares information on equine therapy.  If you would like to hear the bonus content from this conversation, visit our Patreon page.

Connect with Chris Neely:

Website - CreateYourCalm.com

Email - chris@createyourcalm.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [05:23] - Chris shares how he fell into his career.
  • [09:11] - Chris shares his experience when he first took medication for his ADHD.
  • [10:50] - Chris talks about the similarities between Autism and ADHD. This leads to a conversation on how these techniques and strategies can work for different people.
  • [15:15] - Chris explains TEACH. Chris talks about this approach and why it makes sense to him.
  • [20:57] - Chris is currently reading Neurotribes. He talks about the idea of the reframing of diagnoses.
  • [23:24] - We discuss a study of individuals with a diagnosis of ADHD and have traits of Autism. This leads to us talking about the fidget spinner popularity.  
  • [28:22] - Chris shares a personal story about not knowing how to do the appropriate thing in public.  
  • [37:00] - People with Autism like predictable situations.  Chris and I talk about communication in social situations.  
  • [43:41] - We talk about the rare cases that a person with ADHD can qualify for disability.  Chris explains how his diagnosis caused his life insurance policy to double in cost.
  • [52:19] - Chris shares that the strength and challenge come with microexpressions. We discuss our struggles with remembering names and conducting phone calls. I share how not having to masquerade as “normal” has helped me be more normal.
  • [1:06:37] - Tony Attwood talks about a large population of Americans with Asperger’s and Autism in China.  We share some thoughts on the reasons for this and talk more about social context and the necessary complex neurological processes.
  • [1:10:05] - Chris explains why “just” is a four-letter word.
  • [1:10:56] - Chris talks about equine therapy for individuals with Autism.   

Your Resources:

Neurotribes - Steve Silberman

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group starts on August 21st.  Registration will be open July 19th through 25th.   Go to CoachingReWired.com to learn more and schedule your registration interview.

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to ADHDreWired.com and click “Community” and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here:  http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here. 


This week, we bring you a recorded session of a live ADHD Q&A session.  The recording you will hear on this episode is from the May session.  

If you are listening to this episode the day it is published, Tuesday, June 13th, you can participate in the June ADHD Q&A session!  It starts at 12:30pm Central. Go to EricTivers.com/events to register.  

Ryan McCrae joins me on this Q&A.  In this conversation, you will hear Ryan, and I share our thoughts and tips on the questions that were submitted before and during the recording of this episode.

Connect with Ryan McCrae:

Website - TheADHDNerd.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [05:14] - We talk about clutter and clutter control.  Ryan talks about decluttering in a neutral state.  I am preparing for a move with my family and having a decluttered space has simplified decisions for me.  
  • [12:07] - We talk about the 5-minute rule and a 60-second clutter clearing exercise.
  • [13:07] - A listener asks a question about academia, graduate school, and self-employment.
  • [19:24] - Ryan talks about decision fatigue after a listener asks about switching between tasks.  
  • [24:11] - A live viewer asks about keeping track of all of your ideas and avoiding forgetting them.
  • [32:08] - Dennis asks about forming boundaries.  We talk about the need to say, “no.”
  • [42:34] - A listener asks a question about shortening conversations and streamlining discussions. I have experienced this issue and share some of the strategies I have implemented. Ryan shares some techniques, as well.
  • [47:10] - Jessica asks for tips on staying positive rather than focusing on past mistakes in work environments that focus on the bad ADHD traits.
  • [55:07] - We talk about using an accountability partner.

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The 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group starts on August 21st.  The “Still Kinda Early” early registration drive is now open.  If you register during one of the four early registration days, you can save $200! Registration interviews will be held June 15th.  Go to CoachingReWired.com to learn more and schedule your registration interview.

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to ADHDreWired.com and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here: http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 172_May_Live_Q__A.mp3
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Gabriel Villareal is a resident in counseling, soon to be a licensed practicing counselor in Virginia. He works part-time with a community agency that serves children and adolescents in crisis. He also runs his own part-time practice, specializing in ADHD.  Gabriel is the host of Informed Consent, a weekly podcast for incoming clinicians.  

In this conversation, you will hear Gabriel talk about how he helps the people he works with find their strengths.  Gabriel believes that ADHD is a gift and if he were given the opportunity “return” his ADHD, he wouldn’t.  Gabriel talks about resiliency, experimenting, and finding the balance of routine. You will also hear how Gabriel stays organized with his busy schedule.  

Connect with Gabriel Villareal:

Informed Consent Podcast

Website - Roanoke ADHD

You’ll Learn:

  • [06:39] - Gabriel shares his background and explains how he got to where he is.  
  • [10:59] - Gabriel talks about mastery and failure.
  • [13:24] - Gabriel explains that there are lots of different skills and strengths that people with ADHD can have, but not all have them all the time.
  • [16:27] - Gabriel talks about resiliency. He talks about the resiliency he was born with and what he has worked to develop.
  • [17:39] - Gabriel shares how he helps the people he works with find their strengths.
  • [19:08] - We talk about the idea of being able to “return” ADHD.  
  • [25:11] - Gabriel addresses the idea that viewing ADHD as a “gift” is a mechanism to make ourselves feel less bad about this thing we have.
  • [38:30] - Gabriel talks about experimenting in different areas.
  • [41:13] - Gabriel shares how he does with relaxing.
  • [45:46] - Gabriel talks about finding the balance of routine.
  • [47:28] - Gabriel is involved in many endeavors and shares how he keeps his schedule organized. This leads to a discussion on managing a calendar.
  • [52:28] - Gabriel talks about his podcast, Informed Consent.

Your Resources:

All Dogs Have ADHD

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

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The 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group starts on August 21st.  The “Still Kinda Early” early registration drive is now open.  If you register during one of the four early registration days, you can save $200!  Registration interviews will be held June 6th, 8th, and 15th.  Go to CoachingReWired.com to learn more and schedule your registration interview.

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to ADHDreWired.com and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here:  http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 171_Strength_and_Positioning_with_Gabriel_Villareal.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

Erik Fisher has been producing his podcast, Beyond the To-Do List for more than four years.  His podcast focuses on productivity.  Erik is a social media manager at Social Media Examiner. He is also a member of the ADHD tribe.

In this conversation, you will hear Erik and I discuss a variety of productivity techniques and resources.  We share several productivity apps that might be a fit for you and your routines.  We talk about “the drug” of social media and how to keep social media usage in check while we are trying to be productive. Throughout the episode, Erik shares how to achieve success by matching your priorities to your habits and “passing the baton to future you.”

Connect with Erik Fisher:

BeyondTheToDoList.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [06:01] - Erik shares why he decided to do a podcast on productivity.
  • [07:25] - Erik was diagnosed with ADHD in 2005. He talks about what prompted him to seek his diagnosis. He also describes his experience with medication.
  • [10:13] - We talk about digital distractions.  Erik works in the world of digital distractions and shares a few tips for keeping social media in check.
  • [14:14] - Erik shares how he uses his Apple Watch as a satellite to help him filter information and notifications that could potentially distract him.
  • [18:08] - Erik talks about dealing with distractions throughout the day.
  • [21:06] - Erik recently moved. Because I am getting ready to move, Erik shares some strategies for dealing with a move.
  • [23:24] - Erik explains how he sets up his schedule to stay productive through the day and week. This includes how he works within his workspace and working better with distractions.
  • [33:20] - Erik and I talk about the apps we use for to-do lists and calendars.
  • [41:42] - Erik shares some of the questions he is typically asked by people as a productivity guru.
  • [45:18] - To stay productive, we need to cancel out the digital noise.  We discuss some strategies of keeping our technology in check.
  • [49:03] - Erik shares some of the people he has interviewed for his podcast that have influenced him in the area of productivity.  
  • [52:29] - Erik and I talk about Chronotherapy.
  • [54:25] - While on Beyond the To-Do List, Michael Hyatt said, “Productivity isn’t about time management, it’s about energy management.”  
  • [56:17] - Erik talks about internet-blocking software.  

Your Resources:

Sleep Cycle
OmniFocus
BusyCal
Kitchen Safe Timer
Freedom Internet Blocker
Pavlok

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group starts on August 21st.  The “Still Kinda Early” early registration drive will open on June 1st.  If you register during one of the four early registration days, you can save $200!  Registration interviews will be held June 1st, 6th, 8th, and 15th.  Go to CoachingReWired.com to learn more and schedule your registration interview.

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to ADHDreWired.com and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here: http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 170_Beyond_the_To_Do_list_-_Digitial_Distraction_with_Erik_Fisher.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

Anders Ronnau is a leading ADHD Coach Trainer in Denmark. He also has a PhD in Applied Physics and is a furniture designer. He has taught parent programs since 2010 and coach training since 2012.

In this conversation, you will hear Anders talk about transforming ADHD from the “inside out” through cognitive enhancements and techniques like Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP. Some of the things he talks about include building rapport, mirroring, anchoring, and triggers. This is an interesting episode that steps out of my science based comfort zone.

Connect with Anders Ronnau:

Transforming ADHD Website

You’ll Learn:

  • [06:48] - Why transforming from the inside out? As a problem solver, Anders wanted to find the root of the problem, not the behavior.
  • [09:27] - The origins of NLP and how it is the "ADHD stepchild" of traditional psychology and psychotherapy.
  • [11:31] - Positive intentions behind behaviors. Separating behavior from the intention.
  • [12:35] - Getting to the motivation is the beginning of change.
  • [13:27] - Programming the mind and the brain is similar to programming a computer.
  • [13:57] - Some of the things that NLP offers like building rapport in minutes.
  • [19:22] - Anchoring and creating anchors to connect a state of mind to a situation.
  • [21:18] - How NLP can be misused in marketing situations.
  • [25:06] - How trigger images that feature you can help to instill positive habits.
  • [33:23] - Going for the coaching approach of what is going on, what would you like different, and how can we get there?
  • [41:38] - Ander's shares an example of changing the inner map of a world through "mind hacks".
  • [51:52] - Examples of cognitive enhancements like hyperfocus.

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Early registration for the 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is now open.  Register early and get $400 off! The last early registration interview will be held this Thursday.  Schedule your screening call at CoachingReWired.com

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here: http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 169_Transforming_ADHD_from_the_inside_out_with_NLP_Anders_Ronnau.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

Alan Brown returns to the podcast for this episode.  Alan is an ADHD Productivity Coach, best-selling author, and host of a subscription-based internet tv show and membership community.  

In this conversation, you will hear Alan talk about “theming.”  This is the idea of bringing similar activities and ideas together.  Alan explains how his techniques of theming, clumping, and batching by using compartments result in feeling “not ADHD.”  There is a lot of shame in productivity and not getting things done. Tactical theming is organic in helping guide you in productivity.

Connect with Alan Brown:

Zen and the Art of Productivity: 27 Easy Ways to Have More Time, Earn More Money and Live Happier - Alan P. Brown

Website - CrusherTV

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:45] - Alan explains “theming” and why it’s important for people with ADHD.
  • [07:10] - Alan compares clumping and batching.
  • [10:58] - Alan shares how he organizes his calendar with this strategy of batching.
  • [16:43] - When discussing “How to plan your day like a badass,” Alan tells us a way to fail at planning. He explains why his techniques don’t result in that same failure.
  • [19:37] - With planning regimens, there is expected success.  Alan explains why this isn’t a theming failure.
  • [22:05] - Three times in the last year, Alan has completed everything on his daily to-do list.  
  • [24:26] - Alan shares that resilience and forgiving ourselves are important with task completion.
  • [25:40] - Alan talks about theming for months and shares some of his tasks.
  • [38:25] - Alan explains how his themes for the year are leverage, courage, and easy. He explains how we all have tasks to do that are tough and realizing the task is easier than it seems helps accomplish the task.
  • [49:20] - Alan talks about the power of externalization and simple planning and prioritizing.

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Early registration for the 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is now open.  Register early and get $400 off! The last early registration interview will be held this Thursday.  Schedule your screening call at CoachingReWired.com

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here: http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: 168_Could_Theming_help_you_be_more_productive.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

This week, we bring you a recorded session of a live ADHD Q&A session.  The recording you will hear on this episode is from the April session.  Laura Curvin joins me to moderate this event.

If you are listening to this episode the day it is published, Tuesday, May 9th, you can participate in the April ADHD Q&A session!  It starts at 12:30pm Central.  Go to EricTivers.com/events to register.  

In this episode, you will hear the questions that attendees submitted during this Q&A.  We discuss morning routines and behaviors, procrastination, completing projects, and much more.  Join one of our upcoming ADHD Q&A sessions to have your questions answered!

You’ll Learn:

  • [07:36] - “Gurk” asks a question about the best morning routines or behaviors.  I share some of my morning behaviors and stress the importance of enough sleep the night before.  
  • [10:37] - Amanda is struggling with goals, projects, and short-term tasks at work and in the home setting.  I talk about the 20x5x5 challenge.
  • [17:19] - Laura asks a follow-up question about signs that your strategies need to change and be updated.
  • [21:40] - The next question is about procrastination.  I explain the problem with procrastination is the task completion system.  I also encourage the person to consider if they are in the right line of work.
  • [26:10] - Alene asks about not being able to finish tasks.  I explain that coming up with too many projects can the perfect recipe for having too much on your plate. Laura talks about deferring projects.
  • [37:57] - Karen joins the call to share some things speech pathologists are missing with ADD.  She talks about auditory association and asks for feedback from attendees.
  • [46:52] - Missy asks a clarifying question. She wants further explanation of the term “association task.”
  • [47:42] - Kim asks how to get through “the final five” and finish projects. 
  • [57:47] - Kat asks how much CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) can impact ADHD and productivity.  I explain that CBT can be very helpful when dealing with cognitive distortions.

Contact Karen: K_Campbell@communitycounts.org

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Productivity Q&A

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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Direct download: 167_April_Live_QA.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

Julie Reichenberger is a counselor in Denver, Colorado.  She primarily works with adolescents and adults with ADHD.  Julie, who has ADHD herself, found accepting her ADHD to be a real struggle.  

In this conversation, you will hear Julie’s story of discovering she has ADHD.  At a certain point, she had what she calls a “final acceptance” of her diagnosis.  Some of her stories involve her not being as self-aware at younger ages.  We talk about the idea of whether or not things are easier if you’re less self-aware.  When Julie sits in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat, we talk about her struggle with naming her business.  We go through some of the legal and strategic things to consider in this process.  

Connect with Julie Reichenberger:

Website: http://jrcounseling.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrcounseling/

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:56] - Julie shares when she discovered that she has ADHD.  She explains her history with medication.
  • [08:35] - Julie talks about coming to a “final acceptance” of her ADHD diagnosis.
  • [12:10] - Julie does crisis evaluations for work.  She was talking with some co-workers that had observed some ADHD tendencies.  We talk about the term “ditzy” being a trigger word.
  • [15:30] - We talk about being aware and whether or not things are easier if you’re less self-aware.
  • [23:23] - Julie talks about working on the areas in which she has self-awareness.
  • [27:53] - I ask Julie how she deals with “the yawn” as a therapist.
  • [33:00] - When Julie was in college, she was a cheerleader.  She describes this experience.
  • [39:17] - Julie sits in the ADHD reWired hot seat.  She is having trouble naming her practice.  We discuss some of the legal and strategic considerations when naming her business.
  • [52:00] - When looking at options to come up with a name for her business, we talk about sharing information with clients.
  • [1:01:30] - Julie shares what energizes her with her work.  
  • [1:04:05] - I call BS on one of Julie’s statements.
  • [1:14:00] - I commend Julie on her organized space.

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Productivity Q&A

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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Direct download: 16620Julie20Reichenberger.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

David Greenwood is the author of the book, Overcoming Distractions: Thriving with Adult ADD/ADHD, which looks at ADHD through the eyes of an entrepreneur. The book shares people’s stories and strategies.  

In this conversation, you will hear David share his story and experiences that lead to him developing self-awareness about his future and moving toward entrepreneurship.  David explains how self-awareness and “owning yourself” can help lead to success.  Allowing yourself to daydream leads ideas and innovation.  

Connect with David Greenwood:

Website - DavidAGreenwood.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:43] - David tells a story from his childhood.  He believes this is his mother’s “aha!” moment.  This led to his diagnosis.
  • [05:48] - David shares his educational experience and getting off Ritalin.  This leads to him talking about his early jobs and self-awareness about his future and eventually, entrepreneurship.
  • [08:29] - David talks about owning a karate school.  He talks about the early lessons he learned.
  • [09:31] - David shares how he sets goals.  He uses a legal pad to organize his goals, which are short-term. He also talks about accountability through his coach.
  • [12:06] - Dave explains why exercise is important to maintain focus.  
  • [13:16] - Dave is a proponent of batching tasks and explains why that also helps with focus.
  • [15:48] - We discuss the idea of “just getting started.”
  • [19:11] - Dave talks about meditation and how it helps him relax and develop ideas.
  • [22:30] - David shares what prompted him to write his book.
  • [30:49] - Dave talks about being comfortable with who you are and “owning yourself.”
  • [33:38] - His next project is a career manual for people with ADHD. He talks about this project, which is yet to be named.
  • [39:11] - David recently got an email requesting him to teach the “non-ADHD” version of his book. He explains how he is going through the journey of his new book with the reader.
  • [44:25] - David talks about entrepreneurship and what aspiring entrepreneurs have in common.  
  • [47:25] - David shares a moment from his career that he deems to be a shameful moment.

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Productivity Q&A

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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Direct download: 16520Overcoming20Distraction.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

Rick Green returns to this podcast on this episode.  Rick created the ground-breaking website TotallyADD.com.  He’s also responsible for two PBS documentaries on adult ADD, ADD and Loving It?! and ADD and Mastering It!  These documentaries were very well received.  Rick is a former Physics teacher and became a full-time comedian with The Frantics, The Red Green Show, and History Bites.

In this conversation, you will hear Rick talk about the sacrifices he’s made and the struggles he’s endured to produce his incredible documentaries on ADHD. ADHD and Loving It?!  has been viewed by an estimated 4-5 million Americans!

Because of Rick’s experience as a content creator in show business, he provides an interesting look into the areas of the industry that can cause people with ADHD some trouble.  He also shares resources and techniques that he has implemented to help him with organization and structure.  

Connect with Rick Green:

Website: http://totallyadd.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [05:17] - Once he left science, Rick became a comedian.  He shares some of his show business experiences.
  • [09:01] - Rick was diagnosed in 2001.  He talks about his idea to pitch his first tv show on ADHD.
  • [11:31] - Rick shares that he created a website that was originally meant to provide complementary material.
  • [14:13] - Rick went 18 months without income, selling his wife’s care and even his house.  He could sacrifice his vision to be in a better financial state.
  • [17:17] - Rick talks about the organization and structure of his website and explains the type of resource that it is. We talk about getting away from the clinical checklist and connecting through story.
  • [24:21] - Rick shares why he picked the title “ADHD and Loving It?!”
  • [26:42] - Rick talks about a humorous take while they were filming.
  • [27:57] - We talk about the power of personal positive reviews and recommendations and struggling with making decisions.
  • [34:40] - A few years ago, Rick was appointed to a patient advisory committee.  He shares some of the research that he’s been a part of.
  • [46:01] - I explain how I use this podcast.  Rick talks about the reluctance to spend money on mental health.  
  • [54:38] - Rick sits in the ADHD reWired hot seat.  He has lately felt overwhelmed because of the marketing overhaul with his content.  We talk about prioritizing the tasks and focusing on tasks that make others easier or unnecessary. It becomes clear that Rick could use a project manager.
  • [1:17:33] - We talk about organizing systems and the creation of a process map. We share some helpful resources.

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Productivity Q&A

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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Direct download: 16420Rick20Green.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

This week, we bring you a recorded session of a live ADHD Q&A session.  The recording you will hear on this episode is from the March session.  Nisha Subramanian joins me to moderate this event.

If you are listening to this episode the day it is published, Tuesday, April 11th, you can participate in the April ADHD Q&A session!  It starts at 12:30pm Central.  Go to EricTivers.com/events to register. 

On this episode, you will hear a variety of questions that we received for this Q&A session.  We talk about accountability, group conversation dynamics, and strategies with organization and motivation.  Toward the end of this episode, Nisha and I share one of our struggles with the ADHD reWired community, and we ask live viewers for advice. 

You’ll Learn:

  • [08:45] - Anne asks how to help her college freshman with his executive challenges when he is far away. I share my personal experience with college and discovering I have ADHD when I was in college. I share some ways that he can get some support while away at college.
  • [12:15] - Sarah asks a question about making accountability work, as she requires a level of accountability that asks a lot of the other person. Nisha and I talk about accountability. 
  • [17:17] - Rebecca has ADHD and is a therapist that is starting her private practice. She asks for tips on keeping up with paperwork. I talk about my experience in starting my own business.
  • [20:55] - Eileen asks about knowing the appropriate time to speak in group conversations. I encourage her to ask for feedback from her friends.
  • [24:52] - Tiffany asks how to stop over-sharing. Experts say that oversharing is fueled by our insecurities.  I ask, “Are you sharing something that you’ve dealt with?” and encourage you to ask yourself, “Why am I sharing this?”
  • [29:07] - Sarah asks re-framing a task you have a lot of resistance towards. Nisha shares her experience with having a resistance towards writing. 
  • [33:54] - Liz joins the call to ask about lists. She asks for tools or tips to update these lists.  Liz is currently using Evernote, and I explain how Evernote may not be the best tool for this.  I explain how I set up my boards.
  • [40:54] - Anthony shares that if he doesn’t know what to do, he doesn’t do anything. He asks for help in this area. I have a lot of strategies for this situation because I struggle with this.
  • [46:37] - Nisha and I talk about one of our struggles, which is managing the ADHD reWired Facebook group. We ask live viewers for advice on handling this situation.
  • [53:52] - Teresa asks when I was first diagnosed with ADHD.

 

Your Resources:

Brené Brown - Anatomy of Trust

Asana

Trello

Marie TV on YouTube 

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Productivity Q&A

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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Direct download: 163_QA_3_Recorded_March_2017.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

This week, I’m joined by Ana Gillon.  Ana is a mother, wife, and project coordinator.  She has been on a meandering journey of self-understanding since she was diagnosed with ADHD five years ago. A self-proclaimed “wandering creative,” Ana was part of a recent ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group.  

In this conversation, you will hear Ana tell her ADHD story.  She talks about ADHD and the idea of giving your ADHD a job.  Ana explains how the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group is helping her. She describes how the use of bread crumbs and other techniques from the group helps with organization.  Ana also shares her planning strategies, which includes necessary adjustments.  Investing time into planning helps build an attainable roadmap.                                          

Connect with Ana Gillon:

Email: ana.gillon@gmail.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [07:47] - Ana talks about how her diagnosis came about and found this podcast.  She talks about the discovery that she is a “hot mess”.
  • [12:00] - Ana shares a personal story about the co-parenting of her son and explains how this situation helped her understand that her ADHD was impacting her life.
  • [16:00] - Ana describes how she saw herself as an employee in the workplace when she was issued performance plans.
  • [18:44] - Ana explains what a project coordinator is and how this is a position you would not expect to be filled by a person with ADHD.
  • [23:37] - Ana talks about working in a corporate environment with ADHD. She would not recommend the strategy she has historically taken, avoidance.  
  • [27:37] - It has been two years since Ana started in her current role.  She explains how her mindset has recently changed.
  • [30:59] - Ana talks about how she uses the bread crumbs strategy that she learned in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.
  • [33:08] - Ana explains how she uses a Google calendar and a paper calendar together.
  • [39:32] - Ana explains that the more she makes bread crumbs and other strategies as part of her routine, the less energy she is putting into single decisions.
  • [42:05] - We talk about using Craigslist as a storage locker.
  • [43:34] - Ana shares her strategies for going through her stuff.
  • [46:50] - Ana talks about how she plans, and she describes how planning gives her comfort.
  • [56:32] - Ana explains how her strategies mesh with her husband’s organization. I share a suggestion with Ana to help with these situations.
  • [1:00:27] - Ana shares some advice for the spouse of someone that will be participating in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.
  • [1:05:42] - Ana describes where she would like to be in five years and what she is doing now to work towards that goal.
  • [1:08:53] - Ana talks about the biggest change that she’s seen in herself since becoming part of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group.


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Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

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Direct download: 16220The20Life20Changing20Magic20of20Understanding20yourself.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

This week, I’m joined by award-winning podcaster, Kevin Allison.  Kevin is the host of the story-telling podcast, Risk!  This is a podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they would share in front of an audience.  Kevin is also part of the sketch comedy troupe, The State.

Considering he is the host of a wildly successful podcast on storytelling, you are going to hear Kevin tell some parts of his story.  Kevin has always seen himself as a creative type that is “kind of a mess,” and he realized he needed help with the podcast’s business.  One of his listeners helped him build the podcast into a thriving business.  

In this conversation, you will hear us discuss various aspects of telling your ADHD story.  Kevin explains that forming and telling a story can help you learn more about yourself as you dig into the complexities of those situations.  He shares some tips on putting together your story and determining if you are ready to tell your ADHD story.  

Connect with Kevin Allison

Risk! Podcast
Twitter - @TheKevinAllison

You’ll Learn:

  • [06:17] - Kevin talks about his habit of working in bed and knowing that it may not be the best environment to be creative and get work done.
  • [07:40] - Kevin talks about “coming out” with his executive functioning challenges. He shares how he tapped into his listeners to get help with the business.
  • [10:57] - Kevin tours with his podcast frequently.  He shares how his business associate helps him by putting together the itineraries for these trips.
  • [12:29] - Kevin talks about how he has been thinking about returning to an anti-depressant.  
  • [14:03] - We talk about the effect that the 2016 election is having on some people.
  • [16:30] - Kevin shares some ways that he takes care of himself.  He talks about how he loses the desire to do those things when depression creeps in.
  • [18:27] - Our community is very familiar with shame.  Kevin explains the role that shame plays with Risk and in his life.
  • [24:54] - Kevin says that it’s when you dig into the complexity of situations for the purpose of storytelling, it is a process that helps you learn about yourself.  He also explains that this type of art is sometimes at it’s best when it is rooted in reality.
  • [31:52] - Kevin shares an instance of sharing a personal story and how it helped him create a connection with the audience that he had never experienced.
  • [33:02] - Kevin talks about how Risk is shocking but is not going for shock-value.
  • [34:06] - Risk is currently involved in a controversy.  He shares some information on this situation and incidents in the past.
  • [45:17] - I feel there is power in people sharing their ADHD stories.  Kevin shares some thoughts on whether or not you’re ready to tell your story.
  • [52:27] - I talk with Kevin about an idea I have about creating storytelling opportunities for people with ADHD.

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Planning Workshops

Do you feel like consistency is a weakness of yours?  I would like to show you the effective planning strategies I have used to be incredibly consistent with this podcast.  Join me for two free planning workshops.  The first session will be on Monday, March 27th. We will be covering yearly and quarterly planning in that first session. The second session covers planning your day, week, and month. This session is on Wednesday, March 29th. Registration is free, but space is limited. Register at EricTivers.com/events.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here:  http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

Want to be a guest?

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Direct download: adhd161.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

Nicole joins me on this episode of ADHD reWired. Nicole is a mom of two with a background in sales.  Nicole has been a member of our most recent ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  

In this discussion, Nicole shares her ADHD story with us.  She has an entertaining story of how she first realized she has ADHD.  Nicole shares a lot with us in the conversation. You will hear how she views the role that ADHD plays in her life, she reads a letter she wrote to her ADHD, and she describes the changes she is experiencing in her life now because of her involvement in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  

Connect with Nicole

Email: plymouthmn7@gmail.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [06:09] - Nicole describes her background and her history with ADHD.  She was not diagnosed until she was a senior in college. She shares how this discovery and diagnosis came about.  
  • [09:12] - Nicole talks about some of the resources she found (this podcast included) and how she started to understand the science of ADHD.  
  • [16:30] - Nicole shares how she views the role ADHD plays in her life. I describe a post-it note that Nicole has designed that symbolizes everything.
  • [21:38] - We recently did a writing exercise in the group.  I asked members to write a letter that starts “Dear ADHD,” and she shares her letter with us.
  • [24:24] - Nicole explains why she joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.
  • [31:17] - Nicole shares some of her transformation that was brought on by being part of the group.  
  • [33:27] - Nicole believed that hyperfocus was one of her greatest strengths.  We discuss the side effects that can make hyperfocus a weakness.
  • [43:36] - Nicole talks about how she benefitted from mindfulness meditation.  
  • [46:20] - Nicole texted me that she needed to reschedule our appointment, but then changed her mind.  We talk about pushing through perfectionism and feelings of not being in the right mental place for events to take place.  
  • [50:50] - Holding onto strengths and successes is important because there will be times of weakness that you use those to push through.
  • [51:58] - Nicole lists some of the successes she’s experienced because of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. This has helped her grow in ways she would have never expected.
  • [56:52] - Nicole talks about using paper and Evernote to organize.
  • [1:01:53] - If you are newly diagnosed with ADHD and are planning on having children or have children that are young, Nicole has a message for you.

Your Resources:

More Attention, Less Deficit - Ari Tuckman Podcast

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Our Spring 2017 sessions are April 24th through June 30th. Registration is March 27th through April 4th.  If you reserve your spot now on a Tuesday or Thursday before March 24th, mention the promo code “reWired 100” to get $100 off registration. Go to http://coachingrewired.com and schedule a call if you want to join.  

Planning Workshops

Do you feel like consistency is a weakness of yours?  I would like to show you the effective planning strategies I have used to be incredibly consistent with this podcast.  Join me for two free planning workshops.  The first session will be on Monday, March 27th. We will be covering yearly and quarterly planning in that first session. The second session covers planning your day, week, and month.  This session is on Wednesday, March 29th. Registration is free, but space is limited. Register at EricTivers.com/events.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

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Want to be a guest?

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Direct download: adhd160.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

This week, we bring you a recorded session of our ADHD Q&A session.  The recording you will hear on this episode is from the February session.  Nisha Subramanian joins me to moderate this event.  We field several questions on ADHD, task management, and organization.  We talk about avoiding social media distractions, setting goals, controlling emotions and anger management, accountability, and much more.  

If you’re listening to this episode the day it is released (Tuesday, March 14th), you can join the March session today!  It starts at 12:30pm Central, and you can register at EricTivers.com/events.

You’ll Learn:

  • [11:57] - When considering teens with ADHD and anxiety, task initiation is especially hard and involves a lot of parent involvement.  I discuss some ways for adolescents to increase independence in this area.  
  • [14:45] - Lucinda asks about items that are scheduled, but don’t have a home for until that scheduled time.  I share some ideas on how to organize and store these tasks.  
  • [19:52] - Scott asks how a question about selecting a doctor. I give some tips and things to consider when selecting a physician to administer medications.
  • [23:05] - Chris asks what techniques could be used to control emotions and anger management.  I explain why this is an important topic for people with ADHD and some tips to manage these emotions through self-care.
  • [28:03] - Adam wonders, “How do you set goals when you don’t know what you want?”  I share some self-exploration practices to evaluate your situation to determine what energizes you.  
  • [33:48] - Aziz finds that chess is one of the few things in which he’s able to hyperfocus. However, he plays chess daily and would like to know how to disengage. I explain the role of dopamine in these situations and share that accountability is a way to stop at an appropriate time.
  • [40:28] - Tom shares how he uses Alexa to help him with task management and organization.  
  • [48:03] - We spend a lot of time on Facebook and this inevitably leads to a lack of productivity.  I share a few resources to limit and control online and social media use to maintain productivity.
  • [52:51] - Scott asks about a medication suggestion, but I explain why I am not able to give a recommendation.  
  • [54:50] - Lucinda asks a follow-up question to her previous question.  Nisha and I have some advice to have a visual reminder of items that need to be taken care of.
  • [59:33] - Nisha brings up a topic from a coaching group.  She asks the question, “What is self-care?”  I describe self-care as self compassion and self kindness and describe some ways to practice self-care.

Your Resources:

Alexa
RescueTime
Forest
Freedom
Facebook Purity
Messenger.com

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This Week’s Episode:

Best-selling author, blogger, speaker, and friend Stephanie Sarkis returns to the podcast on this episode.  Recently, one of Stephanie’s blog posts went viral, and she was interviewed on CNN.  This article was on “gaslighting.”  She joins me on this episode to discuss this topic and the issues surrounding it.

In this conversation, we use Stephanie’s blog piece on gaslighting to jump into a discussion on the current political environment.  We talk about how the current climate is affecting us all as individuals.  Stephanie shares how to practice good self-care, and we talk about how to engage in constructive discourse with those that we don’t agree with.

In this episode, you will hear some of my personal political opinions.  ADHD reWired is more than a podcast, we are a community. As a community, I want to bring people together so we can learn more from each other.  These conversations about politics may be difficult; it’s my hope that these conversations can help us all become better listeners, communicators, and citizens.

Connect with Stephanie Sarkis

Website - http://www.stephaniesarkis.com/

You’ll Learn:

  • [08:39] - Stephanie talks about gaslighting, which is a series of behaviors that is used to manipulate. She explains what types of people use these behaviors.
  • [10:49] - Stephanie did not write this article based on current political events, but people are becoming more aware of manipulative behavior in politics.
  • [13:12] - Recent political events have caused people to obsess and struggle to function.  Stephanie talks about self-care in these tumultuous situations.  
  • [13:53] - Stephanie talks about how to practice good self-care, specifically with electronics. “Electronics are cocaine for the ADHD brain.”
  • [19:15] - While talking about self-care, we talk about the role of exercise.
  • [23:04] - Stephanie talks about the importance of being around people that lift you up, rather than bring you down.  
  • [23:42] - We talk about relationships with people who we disagree with politically.  People struggle with knowing how to speak out appropriately.  Stephanie shares some thoughts on this scenario and when it’s right to disengage.
  • [28:22] - I recently posted some political thoughts on my personal Facebook page.  This led to some back-and-forth with friends that disagreed with me.  I share some of my behaviors in this discussion and Stephanie explains why communication can break down.  
  • [32:48] - Stephanie shares what we can do to get involved to be constructive with these emotions we feel.
  • [36:14] - We talk about some of the work that groups like CHADD have been doing.  
  • [41:25] - I share what I have done to take action with my elected officials.  Stephanie shares what we do and don’t have control over in these situations.
  • [46:22] - Calling legislators can be intimidating for those of us that have phone anxiety.  Stephanie talks about ways to get involved and contact legislators without calling them on the phone.
  • [49:19] - There’s a lot of illegitimate news sources out there right now.  It’s important to verify that the information you are receiving and using is accurate.
  • [52:28] - While it feels like civic discourse has disappeared, Stephanie says that we are moving in the right direction.  Our common goals will be what ties us together.
  • [55:59] - We explain the loaded background of the term “snowflake” and the history of Japanese internment camps.
  • [1:00:10] - Journaling can help you work through things if you are upset.

Your Resources:

Stephanie’s blog post on Gaslighting
Fitocracy
Insight Timer
Countable
SFax
Civics 101 Podcast
Pod Save America
Shower Thoughts on Twitter

 

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Help With Organizing with Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright

This Week’s Episode:

I’d like to thank Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright from coming on the podcast this week. I’d also like to thank Nikki and Pete for having me on their show.  This episode was recorded live on Facebook.  If you’d like to be notified of future live Facebook broadcasts, like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ADHDreWired/.  

 

Nikki Kinzer is a blogger, online course creator, professional and certified ADHD coach, and co-host of the Taking Control Podcast.  Pete Wright is Nikki’s co-host.  In addition to a broadcaster, storyteller, photographer, and tech geek.  Nikki and Pete have been co-hosting together since 2010.  

 

I think you will enjoy this lively and resource-packed discussion.  We start the conversation off by Nikki and Pete sharing their professional backgrounds, both as individuals and as a team.  You are going to learn about a lot of resources in this discussion.  Pete and I also share how we use some of these resources and give you tips on how to get the most out of them.  Later in the discussion, Nikki talks about organizing and she shares some techniques you can use to help get organized.

 

Connect with Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright

Taking Control Podcast

Twitter - @TakeControlADHD

Take Control ADHD on Facebook

 

You’ll Learn:

  • [07:02] - Pete shares that he is doing a second podcast. As it turns out, he’s been doing this podcast for a year and until recently, Nikki was not aware of this podcast.
  • [08:59] - Nikki started as a professional organizer.  Unlike her co-host, Nikki does not have ADHD.  Nikki and Pete share their history together.
  • [10:57] - Pete talks about his background, which includes how he discovered that he had ADHD.  
  • [12:56] - The brand under which Pete podcasts is Rash Pixel FM. He talks about this platform.
  • [14:47] - We discuss TextExpander, which is a productivity tool. We share the different ways we use this resource.  This leads to a discussion on several tools we use with our workflow.  
  • [34:13] - Nikki came out with two new courses in 2016, “Organizing Your Space Your Way” and “The Paper Solution”.  She has another course coming out this spring on time management.  I share my weakness with organization when it comes to paper.  I show Nikki and Pete my workspace.  
  • [40:35] - Nikki and Pete talk about “tolerations”.  The first step to take control is to purge.
  • [43:21] - Pete talks about their last monthly challenge which helps de-clutter.  
  • [48:12] - Nikki said when it comes to organizing, we’re not looking for perfection, you just need to find what you need when you need it.
  • [49:50] - Nikki explains how to decide whether or not you should keep something or get rid of it.  She shares various techniques to help you get organized.
  • [58:44] - A live viewer asks a question about the amount of time people spend on “desk duty.”

 

Your Resources:

ADHD Rewired YouTube Channel

Jessica McCabe’s How to ADHD YouTube Channel

Taking Control Podcast

TextEpander

2Do

Process.St 

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I’m joined on this episode of ADHD reWired by Eric Light.  Eric was diagnosed with ADHD as a child but did not take the diagnosis seriously until recently.  Eric emailed me that he was interested in sharing his story and I’m excited to let him share his story.

In this conversation, you will hear Eric tell his personal story.  Eric was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of ten.  Eric story involves mental and physical abuse and self-medication.  Now that he is receiving counseling and appropriate medication, he is able to work through this past abuse, including through exposure therapy.  

Connect with Eric Light

YouTube Channel

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:10] – Eric tells his ADHD story. He was diagnosed at the age of ten.  He didn’t like his medication because it made him physically ill.  He started with medication in high school and it had other negative side effects.
  • [06:10] – Eric hid his pills when he was a child.
  • [07:00] – Eric shares his high school experience.
  • [08:07] – Eric self-medicated with marijuana and we talk about marijuana use with people with ADHD.  Eric explains how marijuana helped him.  Eric no longer uses marijuana and he explains why.
  • [11:45] – Eric talks about his post-high school life.  He describes his gaps between high school and college.  He explains some struggles he has been through.
  • [17:20] – When he was around the age of four, he was abused by a babysitter. He talks about how this has affected his life.  This includes some terrible advice from a therapist.
  • [21:28] – Eric describes the mental and physical abuse he sustained from this babysitter.
  • [25:00] -  We talk about the role his abuse may play in his ADHD symptoms.
  • [29:00] – Eric explains how he sees this abuse now, years removed from it. He believes his is normal, based on the circumstances.
  • [29:52] – He has recently started receiving counseling and taking medication. He talks about how this all has helped him deal with the abuse and other areas of his life. He explains how his medication has helped with his counseling.
  • [32:55] – Eric talks about what has helped him the most, including exposure therapy.
  • [36:50] – Eric explains exposure therapy and how it has helped him.
  • [41:56] – Eric talks about accepting the good and bad about yourself through introspection.
  • [47:41] – The struggle and pain that Eric went through have put things into perspective for him.
  • [50:31] – Eric believes that some people take comfort in negativity.
  • [52:20] – Eric sits in the ADHD hot seat.  We focus on the social aspects of life that Eric struggles with.

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Productivity Q&A

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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ADHD-Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

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This Week’s Episode:

Returning to join me on the podcast again is Dr. Roberto Olivardia. Dr. Olivardia is a clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private practice in Massachusetts. Dr. Olivardia specializes in ADHD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, personality disorders and eating disorders.  He joins me to talk about Dyslexia on this episode.

In this discussion, you will hear Roberto describe what Dyslexia is like for someone that has it.  He goes into detail with the professional definition and then explains what this looks like in real life.  Roberto also talks about the overlap in symptoms between ADHD and Dyslexia and describes how these are different, even with similar symptoms.  We discuss why it’s best that Dyslexia is diagnosed in youth and Robert talks about some of the assistive technology that is available.

Connect with Roberto Olivardia:

Email - roberto_olivardia@hms.hardvard.edu

You can thrive with dyslexia if you have the right tools

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:05] - Roberto talks about what interests him about dyslexia.  
  • [06:47] - Roberto lays the groundwork for this discussion by defining Dyslexia (with an accent). He describes what Dyslexia is like and I share some of my own experiences.  
  • [18:27] - Roberto explains what to look for when testing for Dyslexia.  Some of these issues can overlap with ADHD, but there is a clear difference.
  • [21:15] - Robert talks about some of the assistive technology that is available for people with Dyslexia.
  • [22:23] - Robert tells the story of he and his son testifying at the Massachusetts State House.
  • [26:09] - Robert talks about some of the teaching patterns for people with Dyslexia.  Robert shares why repeating a grade is a horrible idea for youth with Dyslexia.
  • [29:45] - Robert  believes that children with dyslexia should get diagnosed as early as possible.  
  • [31:30] - Being diagnosed with Dyslexia is more difficult for adults and Robert explains why.  
  • [35:20] - Robert talks about a certain font that has been successful for people with Dyslexia.  It doesn’t really work for Robert’s son and this leads to a discussion on how Robert explains Dyslexia to his son.
  • [39:36] - Robert shares that people with Dyslexia struggle with foreign languages.  However, he has had a number of patients that have excelled in certain languages.
  • [42:02] - A lot of techniques for people with Dyslexia can help people that don’t have Dyslexia.  Robert shares some of these techniques.
  • [50:38] - Robert explains why it is so important for college students to register with the disability office.

Your Resources:

Learning Ally
Understood.org
Bookshare
Grammarly
BeelineReader

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Productivity Q&A

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

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This Week’s Episode:

This week’s episode is the audio from our January Q&A session.  Nisha Subramanian joins me to answer your questions and discuss the topics you choose to bring up in these Q&A sessions.  

In this conversation, you will hear us talk about a variety of topics.  We talk about time-blocking and strategies for the time-blind. We have a couple of questions on the idea of discussing ADHD with people you are close with.  This includes sharing ADHD information with an adult that you feel could benefit from the information and handling the situation where your spouse has ADHD and refuses to get tested or use coping skills.  This was a fun and lively conversation and I think you’ll enjoy it!

You’ll Learn:

  • [10:21] - Aaron asked about strategies for the time-blind. Looking at the clock can be anxiety provoking. I explain how to rewire yourself in this area.
  • [12:39] - We talk about sharing information on ADHD with adults in your life that you think could benefit.
  • [16:49] - We talk about the chasm in our brain between knowing what to do and being able to do it. We call ADHD the disorder of good intentions. We know what to do, but we don’t do what we know.
  • [21:25] - We talk about the key difficulties in communicating with those who have ADHD and for those who have ADHD.
  • [28:48] - We talk about the latest research on sluggish cognitive tempo.
  • [32:46] - Judy wants to know if it’s possible for someone with ADHD to be as organized and productive as someone that does not have ADHD. We discuss the spectrum nature of ADHD. Nisha also talks about this being a matter of perspective.
  • [41:26] - Jessica asks Nisha about accountability and accountability partners.
  • [46:38] - In a recent webinar, I talked about time-blocking. We talk about the scenario where a task comes up on your calendar and you don’t feel like completing that task. Jessica follows up with a question, “What is it being lazy and when is it ADHD?”
  • [58:38] - Someone asks how to handle the situation where your spouse has ADHD and refuses to get tested or use coping skills.

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Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

Women are diagnosed with ADHD much later in life. The 2nd Annual ADHD Women’s Palooza will be happening February 6th-11th.  This is a free event and you can register at http://www.erictivers.com/palooza 

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

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Direct download: adhd154.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

Dr. Kim Kensington is a clinical psychologist who maintains a private practice in Santa Monica, California.  She is the author of the book, Starting Tomorrow: 7 Steps to Lasting Change - Get Stuff Done and Have More Fun!  She has written for and been quoted in numerous publications.  

In this episode, you will hear Kim talk about being an expert in procrastination, both personally and professionally. Kim’s book is a step-by-step guide to making habits and creating routine.  This book is a simple 28-day program for individuals with no structure, no motivating, and no will-power.

Throughout the conversation, we share a lot of tips and resources, which you can find linked in the “Resources” section below.  We discuss being “stuck” and hyper-focus, considering most of us face both struggles at different times.  You will hear humorous stories and visit my Facebook page to learn how to win a copy of Kim’s book.

Connect with Dr. Kim Kensington:

Website: ProcrastinationDoctor.com

YouTube - Procrastination Dr

Facebook - The Procrastination Doctor

You’ll Learn:

  • [08:08] - Kim talks about a play she was recently in.  Many individuals with ADHD struggle with memorizing lines. This is not something that Kim struggles with.  She talks about some of her strategies and a few resources.
  • [12:55] - Kim talks about her new book and what prompted her to write this book on how to make habits and create routines.
  • [15:00] - I ask Kim to help me figure out how to create the routine for a regular meditation practice. She talks about using my desire for fun to create the routine.
  • [21:00] - Kim says “If there is even the slightest chance for a decision to be made, we’re lost.”  She talks about choice and how we can train ourselves.
  • [22:27] - We talk about pop psychology practices in this area.  This leads us to a discussion on streak apps.
  • [25:26] - Kim explains that her book is not on procrastination or ADHD, but it’s on how to create habits from scratch, which happens to be an answer to procrastination and ADHD.
  • [26:28] - Kim explains, “Respect your timer or it won’t respect you” and how this can help us stop. This gives you the opportunity to eventually choose whether or not you want to continue.
  • [33:32] - Kim talks about activation and initiation being a major struggle.  For people stuck in this physical paralysis situation, she shares a tip to get off the coach.  This leads to a discussion on inventions.
  • [37:48] - I was recently “stuck” and my wife helped me by breaking down my physical movements into individual steps.  I also share a story about a time when I could not disengage from work.
  • [41:05] - We talk about hyper-focus.  Kim explains that prevention is the best way to fight hyper-focus.
  • [48:05] - The idea for this book came to Kim 2001. The book did not reach Amazon until December 31, 2015. She explains why it took 14 years for this book to exist. She also explains that this book was originally intended to be a class.
  • [55:37] - I share a story about Kim. For nearly every conference, there is a story about things not going as planned for Kim.  This includes missing flights and flying into the wrong city. I admit my own recent travel adventure, too.
  • [1:00:53] - Kim and I float the idea of creating a class on the content from her new book. Comment and tell us what you think!

Resources:

Line Learner (app)

Yousician (app)

The Art of Practicing - A Guide to Making Music From the Heart

My Power Clock

Next Meeting (app)

 

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Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

 

ADHD Women’s Palooza

Women are diagnosed with ADHD much later in life. The 2nd Annual ADHD Women’s Palooza will be happening February 6th-11th.  This is a free event and you can register at http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

 

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

 

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

 

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Direct download: adhd153.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

Joining me for this week’s episode is Dr. Russell Barkley.  Dr. Barkley is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals. He has also published over 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature of assessment and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.

In this conversation, you will hear Dr. Barkley talk about his new book, When an Adult You Love has ADHD. This leads to an interesting discussion on attachment and relationships with people diagnosed with ADHD.  In the second half of this conversation,Dr. Barkley shares a lot of the recent findings on gender in ADHD, adult onset, neuroimaging, genetics, environmental factors, and psychosocial treatments.

Connect with Dr. Russell Barkley:

Website - http://RussellBarkley.org

You’ll Learn:

  • [07:13] - Dr. Barkley explains why he wrote the book, When an Adult You Love Has ADHD.
  • [09:42] - In this book, Dr. Barkley talks about family members creating a safety net without enabling.
  • [12:19] - Dr. Barkley talks about being an expert in the area of ADHD and having family members with that diagnosis.
  • [15:03] - Dr. Barkley talks about the research of James Prochaska in the willingness of a patient to engage in the change process.  Dr. Barkley lists the different stages.
  • [18:07] - Many people that don’t have ADHD don’t want to acknowledge ADHD, even if someone they love is diagnosed.
  • [20:00] - Dr. Barkley addresses a question from a person that is in a relationship with someone that displays symptoms of ADHD, but will not get tested or adopt different strategies.  Dr. Barkley explains how handle these types of situations.
  • [28:45] - Dr. Barkley answers a question from Tiffany.  She asks how ADHD impacts attachment and relationships.  Dr. Barkley also explains some of the risk areas that women with ADHD find themselves in.
  • [32:40] - Dr. Barkley also describes some of the consistent characteristics linked to males with ADHD.
  • [34:23] - Dr. Barkley talks about recent findings on women with ADHD and he shares his opinions on the role of gender with ADHD.
  • [39:44] - Dr. Barkley talks about adult onset ADHD.  He explains that these self-reports are unreliable and inaccurate.
  • [51:36] - Dr. Barkley shares some thoughts on the power of accountability for individuals with ADHD.  
  • [53:59] - I have seen growth and development from people that participate in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. Dr. Barkley gives me some tips on showing this is an effective clinical intervention.
  • [57:45] - Dr. Barkley talks about some new research that he’s recently learned about.
  • [1:02:23] - Dr. Barkley believes we are 2-5 years from neuroimaging diagnosing cases of ADHD.
  • [1:04:40] - Dr. Barkley talks about advances in the genetics of ADHD.  
  • [1:08:55] - Dr. Barkley talks about the role of environmental factors in the ideology of ADHD.
  • [1:10:42] - Dr. Barkley shares some new developments in psychosocial treatments.

Resources:

The 7 Habits of Effective People - Stephen Covey

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Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These will continue in 2017 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

Women are diagnosed with ADHD much later in life. The 2nd Annual ADHD Women’s Palooza will be happening February 6th-11th.  This is a free event and you can register at http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

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This Week’s Episode:

Dr. David Teplin is an adult clinical psychologist with a private practice in Toronto, Canada.  His primary focus is adult ADHD and substance use disorders.  David is also part of the task force that The Canadian Psychological Association started to look at the psychological issues potentially related to the legalization of marijuana in Canada.

In this conversation, you will hear David talk about addiction and ADHD.  David shares some statistics on the relationship between ADHD and substance abuse disorders.  There is overlap because there are factors that lend themselves to both conditions. All substances can mimic ADHD symptoms.

A good part of this discussion is on marijuana, as medicinal and recreational use is becoming legal in many places.  David speaks on this topic as both a citizen and a clinician.  David discusses why individuals with ADHD may be attracted to marijuana and he lists some pitfalls of marijuana use for individuals with ADHD. Later in the episode, he also talks about treatment.

Connect with Dr. David Teplin:

Website: http://www.drdavidteplin.com/

You’ll Learn:

  • [08:47] - David lays some of the groundwork for this discussion. ADHD is a risk-factor for developing possible issues around alcohol, drugs, and other forms of addiction. He shares some statistics on the relationship between ADHD and substance use disorders.
  • [12:11] - ADHD oftentimes isn’t a condition that often exists by itself.  
  • [14:47] - David talks about the legalization of marijuana, both as a citizen and as a clinician.  
  • [19:21] - David talks about marijuana addiction and discusses if the addiction numbers will rise with legalization.
  • [23:52] - David believes we need to investigate why individuals with ADHD are attracted to marijuana.
  • [28:33] - David describes some of the pitfalls of marijuana use for individuals with ADHD.  
  • [29:33] - We talk about “the gateway drug” theory. The evidence on this theory is not as strong as it used to be.
  • [32:28] - David explains what his responsibility as a clinician.
  • [34:32] - David describes the measures he relies on, like the CAGE questionnaire.
  • [38:43] - David clarifies something he said earlier in the episode.  He talks about how the continuous usage of substances can “flood” dopamine and that can have negative impacts on the brain.
  • [40:50] - David talks about the need for clinicians to acknowledge what the patient is saying without being judgemental.
  • [46:13] - We talk about the rationalization and intellectualization of addictions.
  • [50:08] - David encourages his patients to read. He suggests PubMed to discover peer-reviewed journals. He also warns against looking at forums.
  • [52:00] - David talks about treatment needs of individuals with ADHD.
  • [57:43] - David shares his opinions on the idea that the nature of addiction is that it’s a chronic condition.
  • [1:01:42] - David explains how he determines which condition, ADHD or substance addiction, he treats first.
  • [1:05:55] - David addresses the question that some parents have about medication in adolescents leading to substance abuse later in life.

Resources:

PubMed

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Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These will continue in 2017 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

Women are diagnosed with ADHD much later in life. The 2nd Annual ADHD Women’s Palooza will be happening in February.  This is a free event and you can register at http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

 

Want to be a guest?

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This Week’s Episode:

James Casteel is a film-maker and was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 13 years old. After being fired from four network jobs in five years, James decided to look into how his diagnosis affects him. What Goes Up is James’ documentary that examines ADHD through his personal lens, as well as others throughout the ADHD community.

In this conversation, you will hear James talk about various aspects of putting this film together. He explains how the film has evolved throughout the process. The people that James is tapping into for this film is quite impressive. He also talks about the aspects of the film that he is struggling with.

Connect with James :

Email: casteel.james88@gmail.com

Twitter: @james_casteel

You’ll Learn:

[09:00] - I had the opportunity to see James at the CHADD conference. James talks about why people were concerned about him at the conference.

[11:23] - James explains why he feels he got assistance from Russell Barkley with this project.

[13:42] - James lists people in the ADHD community that he has talked with for the project. James met with Steven Tonti and we discuss his Ted Talk.

[18:30] - James shares his story and we talk about medication. He shares his experiences in the film industry. When he was fired from his last job, the director encouraged him to make a film on ADHD.

[27:48] - With the documentary, James wants to show that awareness results in growth.

[29:40] - James reached out to Alan Schwarz and he explains his rationale for doing this.

[36:49] - In the ADHD community, there are various ways to explore the scientific side of ADHD. I explain why the “story” side of ADHD is valuable.

[48:33] - James talks about how his film has evolved from what he set out to do. He also talks about the danger in echo-chambers.

[53:11] - James has a few areas of the documentary that he has questions on. James avoids the ADHD ReWired Hot Seat and instead, we look at these areas. We start by James talking about what he hopes he accomplishes with this film.

[53:52] - One of the areas we discuss is how people with ADHD reveal that they have a diagnosis. James has questions about where the line is with his involvement in telling their stories.

[1:04:20] - James talks about the difficulty of crafting the film through editing. We talk about how he can include that in the film.

[1:10:25] - I ask James if there are aspects of this film that he can delegate to others. He talks about this practice in the film industry.

[1:14:24] - James asks me a question about having a voice vs. being pigeon-holed.

Resources:

Steven Tonti Ted Talk

How To ADHD YouTube Channel

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Not sure where to start on Audible? Start with Brené Brown’s The Gift of Imperfections or The Power of Vulnerability

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group. The winter session will start on January 16th. We have two spots left for our winter session! Go to http://coachingrewired.com and schedule a call if you are certain you want to join.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These will continue in 2017 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. Tuesday, January 10th is our January Q&A. Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

Women are diagnosed with ADHD much later in life. The 2nd Annual ADHD Women’s Palooza will be happening in February. This is a free event and you can register at http://www.erictivers.com/copy-of-paloozagift2017

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series. Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe? Learn more at CoachingReWired.com

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a Coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

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This Week’s Episode:

Dr. Roberto Olivardia returns to the podcast this week to talk about OCD and ADHD. Roberto is a clinical psychologist and an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

30% of people with OCD also have ADHD. In this conversation, you will hear Roberto and I talk about some of the traits of OCD, specifically when it exists with ADHD. Roberto states that, “OCD always gets worse without treatment” and he describes some of his personal experiences as a clinical psychologist.

Connect with Dr. Roberto Olivardia:

Email: roberto_olivardia@hms.harvard.edu

You’ll Learn:

  • [05:55] - Roberto talks about the frequency that OCD and ADHD coexist. 30% of the people that have OCD also have ADHD.

  • [8:20] - There’s a lot of misconceptions about OCD. Roberto defines and describes OCD.

  • [13:00] - Roberto provides an example of what real-life OCD is like.

  • [15:15] - Roberto explains teasing out what is OCD and what is ADHD when he works with people that have both.

  • [22:00] - Roberto shares some of his personal traits and habits.

  • [27:17] - Roberto explains that many of his patients that have ADHD and OCD are unable to take medication for ADHD because it causes them to have better focus on their obsessions.

  • [33:55] - Roberto talks about a recent session with one of his clients. In this session, Roberto ended up with a knife to his throat.

  • [37:05] - Roberto shares an example of a teenage client with OCD and ADHD.

  • [39:59] - Roberto talks about his experience with PANDAS.

  • [41:50] - We talk about Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD).

  • [51:52] - I ask a question about workaholism with people with OCD and ADHD.

Resources:

The Perfectionist’s Handbook: Take Risks, Invite Criticism, and Make the Most of Your Mistakes - Jeff Szymanski

How to ADHD YouTube Channel

Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired

Not sure where to start on Audible? Start with Brené Brown’s The Gift of Imperfections or The Power of Vulnerability

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group. The winter session will start on January 16th. We have two spots left for our winter session! Go to http://coachingrewired.com and schedule a call if you are certain you want to join.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These will continue in 2017 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. Tuesday, January 10th is our January Q&A. Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series. Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe? Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

 

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a Coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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