ADHD reWired

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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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

October is ADHD Awareness Month, and we are kicking off with early registration for the 11th season of the ADHD Coaching and Accountability Group.  January 8th is the start date for this season, and you can save $400 by registering during October’s early registration drive.  Schedule your October registration call now. I’m available on most Tuesdays and Thursdays.  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: 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!

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: 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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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!

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: 183_A_bus_full_of_ADHDers_with_Bonnie_Mincu_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

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.

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

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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!

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: ADHD-182-I_Got_This.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

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