ADHD reWired

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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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

Our Spring 2017 sessions are April 24th through June 30th. Registration is now through April 4th.  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

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.

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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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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

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

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: 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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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

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.  

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: adhd159-Feb_2017_Q__A.mp3
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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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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

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.  

 

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

 

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!

 

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: ADHD2015820Politics20and20Self20Care.mp3
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