ADHD reWired

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

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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: 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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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

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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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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?

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Direct download: 168_Could_Theming_help_you_be_more_productive.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CST

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

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: 167_April_Live_QA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CST

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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Early registration for the 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is now open.  Register early and get $400 off! Early registration interviews will be held on the first three Thursdays of May. 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: 16620Julie20Reichenberger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CST

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