ADHD reWired

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 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 go to my website and reserve your registration time.  Registration is November 14th through the 25th.  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.


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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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 October 26th and 31st. 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: 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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http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired

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 October 17th, 19th, 26th, and 31st.  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: 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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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: 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:


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

http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired

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.


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