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: 

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: 198_2017_A_Review_of_yearly_goals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CST

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:

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: 197_Aaron_Anastasi_Your_Prosperous_Mind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CST

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 CST

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 CST

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