ADHD reWired

Jason Warren joins me on this episode of the podcast.  Jason is a writer, theatre director, and acting teacher based in London, UK.  This autumn, he will go to Bucharest to help build Romania’s first large-scale interactive production.  He trains actors in London, and his experience with ADHD and neurodiversity are a fundamental part of the skills he teaches.   

In this conversation, you will hear Jason talk about his career and how his recent ADHD diagnosis impacts it.  We cover many topics in the episode, including decision fatigue, routine, language, task management, and much more.   

Connect with Jason Warren: 

Twitter - @AxisCarthage 

You’ll Learn: 

  • [03:32] - Jason describes the school where he trains actors. 
  • [04:02] - Jason shares his background with acting and the theatre. 
  • [05:27] - “Creating Worlds” is Jason’s book, and he talks about the purpose of this book. 
  • [08:14] - Jason’s mother introduced him to the theatre at around five-years-old. He describes his journeys in acting and ADHD. 
  • [14:02] - Jason says that at around age 22 or 23, he benefited from support.  Now he gets to provide support to others. 
  • [17:22] - Jason was recently diagnosed with ADHD.  He also talks about his dyspraxia diagnosis.  
  • [20:50] - With his ADHD in mind, Jason shares how he navigates the tasks of his job. He shares how ADHD positively and negatively impacts his ability to do his job. 
  • [24:43] - Jason explains how he uses language to create actionable items. 
  • [30:56] - I share a concept I teach in my groups.  We need to assume we’re going to forget everything.  
  • [32:43] - Jason says that when he implemented changes with his organizational strategies, he lost flexibility.   
  • [41:32] - Jason talks about the areas he is working on to manage his ADHD. 
  • [48:36] - Jason says he handles the work/life struggle as a freelancer “with difficulty.” 
  • [53:17] - We discuss hyper-focus.   
  • [1:00:33] - Jason shares some of his thoughts on the idea of a growth mindset.   
  • [1:03:45] - If you are a freelancer or entrepreneur, Jason has a few words of wisdom for you. 

Your Resources: 

Creating Worlds: How to Make Immersive Theatre - Jason Warren

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http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired 

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group 

Our summer sessions are now full, but if you would like to join the wait list for our summer season, schedule a call at http://coachingrewired.com. In our last three seasons, most of our wait list people were able to join!  Our fall season will begin September 24th.   

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.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  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: 224_Creatives_Doing_Freelance_with_Jason_Warren.mp3
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Nathalie Pedicelli joins me on the podcast this week.  Nathalie is a professional organizer and an ADHD organizer coach-in-training.  She wants to live in a world where people with ADHD are recognized as geniuses, where asking questions and challenging the status quo is a good thing.  With over 25 years of organizing people, events, and places, she is a speaker on how organization helps people with ADHD live a less chaotic and more productive life.  

On this episode, Nathalie will share her knowledge and experience in the area of organization.  She shares her history of organizing, and in our conversation, we tackle many areas of life where organization can be a real struggle.  In this conversation, Nathalie gives us all practical tips to implement to become more organized.  

Connect with Nathalie Pedicelli: 

Website: http://organizethrivemonetize.com  
Email: nat@organizethrivemonetize.com 

You’ll Learn: 

  • [03:45] - Nathalie talks about an RV she converted to an office.  
  • [06:12] - Nathalie describes what a organizational coach is.  
  • [11:15] - Nathalie shares her history of organizing, and explains that this was a natural thing for her.  
  • [15:58] - Seeing creative potential in things can cause people to collect things.  Nathalie talks about her experience working with people that engage in this behavior. 
  • [20:38] - Nathalie explains how the fear of missing out contributes to hoarding. 
  • [26:21] - Deciding what to keep and what to get rid of can be a difficult task for many people. Nathalie explains how to view these situations.  
  • [29:10] - I have heard that it’s best to decide on whether or not to keep an item without touching it.  Nathalie is able to draw on her experience and talk about this idea. 
  • [35:44] - I ask Nathalie for some coaching advice for our kitchen counters.  She covers some organizational strategies. 
  • [48:00] - Nathalie describes the purpose of a sanity basket. 
  • [50:48] - Meal preparation can be a challenge for people with ADHD.  Nathalie shares some meal prep tips. 
  • [56:22] - For many people, the garage is a dumping ground.  Nathalie gives some rules for having an organized garage.  
  • [1:00:28] - Nathalie explains her statement, “When you’re sorting, there’s no deciding.” 
  • [1:01:47] - We have lots of wedding gifts we’ve never used.  Nathalie suggests selling or giving away these items. 
  • [1:04:19] - Nathalie suggests throwing an event to get an organizing project completed. 
  • [1:07:14] - Nathalie shares several organizational quick tips. 
  • [1:11:28] - Nathalie suggests a few books, ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life and Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD.  

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

http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired 

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group 

Our summer sessions are now full, but if you would like to join the wait list for our summer season, schedule a call at http://coachingrewired.com. In our last three seasons, most of our wait list people were able to join!  Our fall season will begin September 24th.   

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.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  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: 223_Organize_This_with_Nathalie_Pedicili.mp3
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This episode is the recording of May’s live Q&A.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  Brendan Mahan once again joins me on this Q&A.  

If you’re listening to this on the day it is published, you can listen to May’s live Q&A at 1:30pm Eastern.  Join Brendan Mahan and me as we answer your questions live.  You can register at http://ADHDreWired.com/events.   

Connect with Brendan Mahan 

ADHD Essentials Podcast 

You’ll Learn: 

  • [06:30] - Marisol joins the call and asks a question about her daughter that involves hair-pulling.  We discuss some fidgets that may help. 
  • [16:45] - Krystal asks for advice on balancing work and school.   
  • [21:43] - Amber has “mountains of stuff” to sort and place.  She is looking for assistance with strategies.   
  • [31:16] - Amber needs to find an internship and asks about finding the courage to do it.  
  • [37:42] - Shawn was diagnosed with ADHD as a child, and asks if the symptoms can get “worse” for adults.  I talk about the environment as a variable. 
  • [45:27] - Shawn asks a follow-up question about medication.  I suggest that he start a medication journal.   
  • [47:49] - Kent needs help getting focused when he sits at his desk to work.  I share my own experience.   
  • [56:40] - Our last question is about dealing distraction in high-stress or crises situations.  

Your Resources: 

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

http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired 

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group 

Our summer sessions are now full, but if you would like to join the wait list for our summer season, schedule a call at http://coachingrewired.com. In our last three seasons, most of our wait list people were able to join!  Our fall season will begin September 24th.   

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.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  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: 222_May_Q__A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CST

Jackie Basham joins me on the podcast this week.  Jackie is a wife, mother, and grandmother.  She has a degree in public health, and scattered around her house are several certificates of graduation.  She is an artist and currently has art hanging in two galleries in Springfield, Missouri.  She is a substitute teacher and maintains her sanity by running, yoga, and nature.  Jackie has probably prepared about 8,000 meals in the past two decades. 

In this discussion, you will hear Jackie tell her ADHD story, and she shares some of her personal philosophies.  You’ll hear how Jackie developed these philosophies and strategies, and how she has (and sometimes hasn’t) been successful with them.   

Connect with Jackie Basham: 

Website:  http://YourADHDRoadmap.com 

You’ll Learn: 

  • [04:56] - Jackie explains what she means by “sh*t-storms and unicorns.” 
  • [07:27] - At age 49, Jackie realized she has ADHD. This was when she hit the wall of awful. 
  • [10:25] - Jackie shares a story that is a perfect example of her black and white thinking. 
  • [11:42] - Learn as much as you can about about ADHD and your own ADHD. 
  • [12:09] - Jackie says you should “own your own crap.” 
  • [14:35] - Jackie explains how she learned everything she could about ADHD, which included listening to a lot of podcasts.   
  • [15:35] - Jackie shares how she takes what she learns and puts it into practice.  
  • [19:10] - Jackie describes the things that have been vital for her healing. 
  • [20:43] - Criticism and a lack of affirmation in childhood contributed to Jackie’s story. 
  • [22:57] - We talk about letting go of comparison, and focusing on the right things. 
  • [27:00] - Jackie talks about the transition away from being a mom. 
  • [31:35] - Jackie experienced failure on a daily basis with getting her stuff together.  But now she’s rewriting that narrative. 
  • [34:42] - It’s all about progress, and Jackie shares how she’s struggled with certain aspects of ADHD coaching.  
  • [37:18] - Jackie says that scheduling software would help her and her clients with ADHD coaching. 
  • [39:04] - A lack of marketing and self-promoting is something that Jackie feels holds her back. 
  • [46:07] - We talk about making things more complicated than they need to be.  
  • [53:17] - An auto-scheduling tool is essential for people with ADHD who schedule appointments with clients. 
  • [54:28] - We come up with a list of things Jackie needs to do to get squared away with her coaching. 
  • [59:43] - Jackie shares how to go from the sh*t-storm to the the unicorn.  

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

http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired 

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group 

Our summer sessions are now full, but if you would like to join the wait list for our summer season, schedule a call at http://coachingrewired.com. In our last three seasons, most of our wait list people were able to join!  Our fall season will begin September 24th.   

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.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  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: 221_Sh-tstorms_and_Unicorns_with_Jackie_Basham.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CST

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