ADHD reWired

Welcome to the second mastermind session of ADHD reWired. Will Curb is in the hot seat this episode discussing his podcast with Roxy, Tina, Aggie, and of course, Eric. A mastermind session is where we have one person bring a topic that they want some help with, and everyone in the group will give their insight to help them with that particular topic.

The group today will discuss Will's question of where he should be, how he can figure out his trajectory for 2020. He is thinking that just having the podcast isn't enough. He feels like he could do more to monetize the podcast, but he doesn't want it to appear like he is in this only for the money. Do people appreciate a service more if they spend money on it? This is Will's conundrum.

What can I do to grow the podcast in 2020? Eric and the mastermind group talk about how great the podcast is and share their ideas on how Will can do this and let him know that the podcast is doing great. They discuss the reviews on the podcast and relay how much people are relying on what he says about ADHD to help them with their diagnosis. They also chat about doing a content calendar for all the topics that Will wants to use for his podcasts in the new year.

This mastermind episode is all about helping Will to see ways to grow his listeners and grow the content of his podcast. Listen in as the group gives him valuable advice, fantastic ideas, and offers to help him in any way they can. If you have never listened to Will's podcast the link is below, if you are a fan, please let him know what you would like to hear about in the coming year.

Links:

Hacking Your ADHD with William Curb

You'll Learn:

  • [02:19] Welcome to the second mastermind episode.
  • [03:35] Will describes what he is wanting help with.
  • [06:15] Eric chats about head junk around money.
  • [07:41] How would you figure out if people would pay for your service?
  • [08:32] They open the floor to the mastermind for their response.
  • [09:28] How do you self assess what you have done so far?
  • [12:20] Eric says he should get a group to listen to his podcast and let him know how good it is.
  • [13:34] Are you getting reviews on your podcast?
  • [16:51] Eric pulled up Will's podcast to read the to help Will.
  • [19:10] Will are you enjoying creating the podcast?
  • [20:23] Will speaks about the numbers related to his podcast and how many downloads he gets per week.
  • [22:42] Aggie gives her input to Will about what he is doing.
  • [25:01] Will wants to know how he can grow the podcast in 2020.
  • [25:08] Eric gives his ideas on how to improve Will's podcast.
  • [27:02] They discuss the tools that some people need to manage their ADHD.
  • [29:23] Do you have a way for people to call in or questions they may have?
  • [31:34] They speak about Will's dry sense of humor and how great that is.
  • [33:13] What would it look like to have a tutorial about the tools and would you want to collaborate?
  • [34:37] a content calendar, it will help you coordinate your topics for the year.
  • [36:44] Will talks about a calendar tool and how to effectively put things into it.
  • [38:38] Do you think people are looking for how to use the tool? Maybe do an episode on the tool you use then have other people talk about the one they use.
  • [41:34] What tools are you going to use to create the content for this?
  • [44:15] One of Will's goals this past year was to finish all of the courses he signed up for.
  • [47:37] Are there questions you are afraid to ask around technology?
  • [51:30] Managing your systems is a topic Will wants to explore.
  • [53:00] Eric thinks the should get into neuroscience like talking about dopamine and ADHD.
  • [54:15] If you keep your focus very narrow, you will have the most credibility.
  • [58:07] They discuss the next action steps for Will to take.
  • [1:01:18] Eric gives him audio hacks.
  • [1:02:13] Planning a project is the first step.
  • [1:02:47] Tina thinks that Patreon is the best voting system Will can use.
  • [1:03:41] What things do you the listeners want to hear? What do you yell at the speakers?
  • [1:05:38] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 302_Will_Curb_Mastermind_-_Deciding_what_to_offer.mp3
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This episode of ADHD reWired is one of two mastermind sessions that will be released this month. Tena is in the hot seat this episode talking about emotional dysregulation with Roxy, Will, Aggie, and of course, Eric. A mastermind session is where we take a topic or issue that someone is having a problem with and do a deep dive into it to help the person find clarity.

 

Tena discusses how emotional dysregulation has affected her life. The group speaks about what triggers to look for and how being dehydrated can affect your behavior. Tena and Eric both talk about when they were diagnosed with ADHD, how it changed their lives, what they are doing today to manage it, and how self-compassion is critical when you have ADHD.

 

They all give their thoughts to Tena around what she can do to help herself at work, what software programs can be beneficial, and her need for a team to see what she misses. Tena goes on to discuss where her issues show up other than when she is at work and what they think would help her cope with it better.

 

Listen in as they have an informative discussion about triggers that create emotional dysregulation, issues surrounding self-care, self-management, drinking more water, and adding exercise. The mastermind panel gives Tena ideas and tools to manage the problems she is having, that you can't control ADHD with logic, and she needs to ask for help sometimes to manage it.

 

If you have issues with emotional dysregulation or want to know what it means, this is the episode for you. This mastermind team brings a lot of knowledge, ideas, and insight into this issue, and it's all to help you. If any of this resonates with you, don't miss this episode.



You'll Learn:

  • [03:52] Welcome to this mastermind episode.
  • [04:18] Tena discusses what her emotional dysregulation issue is.
  • [06:18] She tells us that she isn't processing tasks out far enough, and when she isn't prepared, she gets furious.
  • [08:00] Eric tries to get to the bottom of why her emotional dysregulation takes over at times.
  • [08:43] Will asks her if she drinks enough water.
  • [11:29] What does ADHD acceptance look like for you?
  • [12:34] You have been managing your ADHD for how long? What does that look like?
  • [14:38] Eric talks about his ADHD diagnosis and how he's trying to manage it.
  • [16:26] Tena speaks about being able to have self-compassion around parenting.
  • [17:06] Aggie gives her perspective on the issues Tena is having.
  • [18:45] Roxie chats with her insights also and examples of what Tena can do.
  • [20:09] When you were in real estate did you have a team that helped you? Maybe you need a team now in this business you have.
  • [21:37] What is the background around when your emotional dysregulation? 
  • [23:18] Will talks about being upset when he isn't prepared for something that is happening and gets mad.
  • [26:37] Tena says she needs an inventory system because she doesn't have one, and maybe that would help her down the road.
  • [29:01] They all give Tena some idea of software tools she can use to help her in her company.
  • [32:50] Tena where else does this show up beside at work?
  • [33:21] They discuss her organizational skills and expectations of others.
  • [34:52] She says she doesn't know where to start most of the time.
  • [36:52] How often do you have a specific repeated mistake?
  • [38:35] Is there a particular time of day that you usually lose your cool?
  • [40:36] Tena speaks about her retirement project that has turned into a successful business.
  • [42:21] Where are you compared to most eBay sellers? Do you get ranked?
  • [44:38] Tena says she does not currently exercise because it is such a struggle.
  • [45:28] Excercise is part of emotional self-management.
  • [48:18] Eric thinks that Tena should have a YouTube channel to offset the costs of hiring people to help her.
  • [50:31] Fascination attracts people.
  • [54:25] Will speaks about a dirty pan and cookie sheet that ruined his day. You can't control the ADHD beast with logic.
  • [56:51] Tena, what do you see yourself doing to try to manage this?
  • [57:33] When you feel the emotions rising, do something physical, it can help.
  • [59:06] If you can financially support this podcast, it would be much appreciated.
  • [1:00:15] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

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The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

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 Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.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: 301_Tena_Getting_emotionally_derailed_-_Mastermind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

ADHD reWired is doing something different today, Cameron Gott is interviewing Eric. Cameron is an ADHD coach, that typically works with entrepreneurs, professionals, and small business owners to make better decisions and leading teams. He also trains coaches with two organizations and has started his own podcast.

Cameron likes to use the curious accountability model for interviewing and will interview Eric with this same process. He likes to use it because it is a useful model for people with ADHD; we tend not to look back and reflect. Cameron wants us to imagine a rope bridge, the near side is resources, and the far side is the successful outcome. The middle of the rope bridge is the actual engagement, the anchor that leads from the resources to the successful results.

He starts by asking Eric questions about where he is at right now and how he feels about this being his 300th episode. Eric says that over time, he has become a perfectionist, and the challenge this can be when editing a podcast. He talks about his son's diagnosis of ADHD and autism and how that was the impetus for him starting the podcast.

Listen in as Cameron pulls some interesting new information out of Eric. With Eric on the other end of the microphone, you never know what he might say. You won't be disappointed, and you will learn a little about what makes Eric tick. Don't miss episode 300.

You'll Learn:

  • [02:05] Welcome to the show, Cameron.
  • [04:08] The topic today will be curious accountability.
  • [07:13] Eric where are you as you stand in this place, what is it to be here at this outcome?
  • [12:38] They discuss Eric's accomplishments and how much he has done with this podcast, the spinoffs, and his coaching.
  • [18:37] What was the impetus for starting this podcast?
  • [22:38] His son was born and he realized his son was ADHD on the autism spectrum.
  • [29:12] Eric talks about the first episodes and how they unfolded, there was no grand plan.
  • [32:29] Was there any time commitment on your part when you started this podcast?
  • [35:19] Eric discusses his coaching groups and the promise he made to it.
  • [40:29] He tells us he struggled with work-life balance when he had his practice. He worked hard for his son but he never saw his son.
  • [45:34] He speaks about releasing episode 47 @ 55 mph and the feedback he received from his listeners.
  • [48:34] Consistency with wiggle room
  • [51:56] Is there a surprise that came out of the left-field from this journey you've been on?
  • [57:35] Looking forward what do you see happening in the future? Opportunities for growth? Spinoffs?
  • [1:02:46] Thank you, Eric, for 300 episodes, and we can't wait for more.
  • [1:03:28] Cameron's podcast is translating ADHD @ translatingadhd.com.
  • [1:04:44] Cameron, thank you for doing this episode.
  • [1:05:00] Thank you, everyone, and if I forget someone, know that I appreciate you.

Links and Resources

Direct download: 300_Cameron_Gott_interviews_Eric_Tivers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Today's episode is our monthly Q & A session with guests Brendan Mahan and Will Curb. We are taking questions from you the listener about situations that you want to talk through. It doesn't matter if it's personal or professional, we are here to give you our perspective and see if we can help you find some answers. 

Our questions today are about walking the line between self-care and coddling, how to manage the anger of your ADHD diagnosis, breastfeeding and ADHD medicines, and the guilt when you chose to stop breastfeeding to get back on track. They discuss a question about self-regulating with a focus on how to handle active real emotions management instead of losing your mind and some tricks they use to alleviate the stress. The last question today is about letting people know you've been diagnosed with ADHD and how to handle the feelings of coming out.

Please note that when we discuss medications, we can only address personal experience. Anytime you have been prescribed a drug. You should reach out to your provider regarding your symptoms and experiences. Not all medications are useful for all people. There are a variety of options, and you'll need individual help to determine which medicines are right for you.

We cover a wide range of topics, and we provide some creative takeaways no matter what stage you're in with your diagnosis. Listen in as we not only discuss your questions but also the struggle we still have dealing with our ADHD.

Your Resources:



You'll Learn:

  • [02:03] Welcome to the show Brendan and Will for our monthly Q & A.
  • [02:30] They discuss their thoughts on a viewer's question about self-care vs. coddling.
  • [08:12] Ways to know the difference between the two.
  • [12:05] A view wants to know how to handle the anger of diagnosed with ADHD.
  • [13:20] The team speaks about how they are managing and tips that might help.
  • [18:08] The external thoughts that go through your mind when getting the actual diagnosis of ADHD.
  • [29:41] A mom's question about breastfeeding and the meds to control ADHD.
  • [31:35] They ask questions about her doctor and the meds that are safe to take.
  • [34:16] The guilt when you decide to stop breastfeeding in favor of the meds.
  • [37:01] You can bond with your baby even if you don't breastfeed.
  • [42:22] The second child is not more relaxed than the first one.
  • [44:48] A question about how to self regulate and how to handle strong physical reactions without losing your shit.
  • [44:49] Eric gives us ways he handles his responses.
  • [47:30] Can you remove yourself from the situation?
  • [49:45] Will talks about what works for him when he needs to manage his emotions.
  • [56:29] How did you tell people about your diagnosis? Did it feel like a coming out?
  • [01:00:25] Brendon gives ideas on how to say to people that you have ADHD.
  • [01:04:13] Do you have a community that will support you? Friends, neighbors, or coworkers?
  • [01:06:26] Thank you to the listeners for submitting the questions for today's show.
  • [01:06:33] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups

The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

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 Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.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: 299_Nov_Q__A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

ADHD reWired is excited to welcome Dusty Exner to the show. Dusty is an ADHD coach, mother, and musician from Vancouver B.C. She was formerly the front person for the punk rock band Kill Matilda. Dusty is one of the founders of girls rock camp La Paz in Baha, California. She lives in a suburb of Vancouver with her husband, daughter Melanie Sue, bird Professor, and dog Hemingway.

Dusty discusses being diagnosed with ADHD, touring with her band and living in a van, and the fact that she is trying to get used to being successful with her coaching business. She tells us she is still interested in music, and they have talked about getting the band back together, but she doesn't know what that will look like at this time.

She talks about being a mom, and all the struggles that you have to fight through with ADHD. Dusty chats about strategies to use when you feel that you are not present with your kids and how to practice self-compassion. Remember, it's the little moments you get each day with your children that matter, take advantage of those times. 

If you are struggling with ADHD, your career, and your family, this is the episode for you. Listen in as Dusty lays it all out, how she handles it, and some tips and tricks to make it easier for you. You won't want to miss this discussion so plugin, sit back, and get ready to be wowed.

You'll Learn:

  • [03:16] Welcome to the show, Dusty.
  • [04:41] Dusty talks about when she was diagnosed with ADHD.
  • [05:09] What did he see that made him think you had ADHD?
  • [05:51] She talks about living in a van and touring with her band and dog.
  • [09:17] Dusty says she is trying to get used to the idea of being successful and talks about building her coaching business.
  • [13:16] She plays the banjo now but is still involved in music. She and her husband are talking about getting the band back together.
  • [15:49] Dusty discusses her husband and his background in music and her ability to raise money.
  • [17:46] She believes that her ADHD caused her to fail at music the first time because it was so hard to settle down to practice.
  • [20:43] Dusty talks about missing being in a band and how ADHD affected it.
  • [30:04] They speak about instruments and which one Eric plays.
  • [32:11] Eric tells Dusty about the song he wrote for the conference.
  • [34:52] Eric talks about a blog post that he read about having children and how difficult it is to make time for them.
  • [37:21] What strategies do you use to take the time to play with your kids?
  • [40:24] She discusses how she worked around being a new mom with starting her new business and everything else she does with ADHD.
  • [42:51] When you find yourself not being present with your daughter, how do you practice self-compassion?
  • [49:04] When do you feel successful with ADHD? 
  • [50:13] They talk about the book The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.
  • [51:28] Dusty chats about her degree in Anthropology.
  • [56:15] Is imposter syndrome real? Have you ever felt it?
  • [59:03] Dusty talks about how she coaches people and their relationship to money.
  • [01:01:57] Thank you so much for being on the show, Dusty!

Links and Resources

Direct download: 298_Getting_Used_to_Success_Dusty_Exner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm CST

ADHD reWired is excited to welcome Natalie Walker to the show. Natalie is a professional musician and just released her new EP in September, which was her first since 2015. This Colorado-based singer has seen many changes in the last four years, from parting with her longtime label to being diagnosed with ADHD. Natalie has learned to embrace her different brain and has opened up about the challenges that have come from being a young, awkward kid with ADHD, learning how to navigate a thriving creative path to adulthood.

Eric and Natalie discuss music, albums, and writing songs. Natalie tells us what she's been up to since her last album dropped in 2015 and her new EP in September, why she likes Instagram but dislikes Facebook, and how to make Instagram do the marketing for this podcast. Natalie speaks about starting her label and her inability to do the bookkeeping herself.

Have you ever looked at your financials and been ashamed? Natalie discusses seeing her and feeling like a failure, how her scarcity mindset tells her she will never be rich, and all the problems she feels come with having large amounts of money. They talk about getting a financial planner and a bookkeeper, don't stress yourself out over something you aren't good at instead concentrate on what your strengths are and let someone else handle the rest.

Listen as Eric and Natalie talk about issues surrounding money, how financial advisors can help, and where to get referrals. Have you listened to Natalie's music? Her new song Starry Eyed Kids closes out this episode, it's the latest single off of her recently released EP Evenfall. You won't want to miss this behind the scenes look at a successful musician with ADHD and her struggles with money.

You'll Learn:

  • [02:21] Welcome to the show, Natalie.
  • [03:27] Eric talks about writing an original song for the ADHD conference and the hardest parts of writing and singing the song.
  • [06:38] Natalie tells us she doesn't play an instrument and sing because it is to difficult. She starts with a feeling when she writes.
  • [07:48] She speaks about what happened between her 2015 album and the one she just released.
  • [10:43] She chats about starting a patreon last year.
  • [12:21] Natalie talks about her opposition to Facebook and the chaos that it contains.
  • [15:05] Do you understand Instagram? Do you like to engage in that way?
  • [23:34] She tells us she started her label and chats about why she did it and her anxiety around doing the books.
  • [26:09] Should she hire an accountant or learn to do it herself?
  • [29:57] Natalie discusses her inability to manage her finances and how it makes her feel ashamed.
  • [34:04] Her mindset is that she will never be rich, she feels afraid of money and the financial mistakes she could potentially make.
  • [35:05] Do you have a financial advisor? Do you have a scarcity mindset?
  • [38:30] Natalie says that she had no models for managing money when she was growing up. She wasn't good at math in school, so she stays away from it.
  • [42:56] Ask a friend or coworker if they have a financial advisor and if they would recommend them.
  • [45:05] Natalie says there is so much noise around money, and she can't shut her mind off.
  • [48:24] She wants to know when Eric got a financial advisor and how he went about it.
  • [54:42] What makes a bookkeeper that handles the music industry different than a regular bookkeeper?
  • [59:45] Eric is talking about making Natalie accountable for reaching out to her network to ask for help finding a bookkeeper and financial advisor.
  • [01:03:15] Making money making music is the dream for Natalie.
  • [01:04:07] Thank you to all of our patreons that support this podcast you have no idea how much it is appreciated.
  • [01:07:31] Starry Eyed Kids off her new EP take us out.

Links and Resources:

Direct download: 297_Create_Dont_Suffocate_with_Natalie_Walker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am CST

Today's episode is our monthly Q & A session with guests Brendan Mahan and Will Curb. We are taking questions from you the listener about situations that you want to talk through. It doesn't matter if it's personal or professional, we are here to give you our perspective and see if we can help you find some answers. 

We are discussing time blindness and why people don't allow themselves enough time to get where they are going without being late. Ways to remind ourselves what we need to take with us before we are in the car and strategies to help teenagers understand time restrictions. 

Eric, Brendan, and Will talk about the different types of behavior therapy and compare DBT for ADHD and CBT. The unknowns with CBD because it isn't regulated, the connection between ADHD and sleeplessness plus some strategies that might help you get some rest. Reducing screen time before bed is essential so we can shut down our brains and let them take a break from information gathering.

Our monthly Q & A sessions are a great way for us to talk to listeners and hash out things they are wondering about. If you have a question, please feel free to email us at ADHDRewired.com, and we will try to give suggestions on ways to handle whatever it is.

Listen in to this episode and see if the questions asked and answered are possibly things you have been wondering about. These entertaining friends can solve the pressing issues with an optimism that will leave you asking for more.

Your Resources:

You'll Learn:

  • [02:24] Welcome to the show Brendan and Will for our monthly Q & A.
  • [03:45] Our listener asks a question about time blindness.
  • [04:20] Have you been able to make any improvements? What strategies have you put in place, so you are on time?
  • [06:10] Do you tell yourself something will take you ten minutes, but it takes much longer?
  • [09:13] Have a plan for what to do when you get there if you are early.
  • [11:30] Why do we only remember things when we are getting in the car to leave?
  • [13:02] How do we remind ourselves much earlier? What can I use to jog my mind before?
  • [23:29] What are some strategies to use when teens with ADHD that have time blindness?
  • [28:12] Making things much worse than they are, magnifying things. A listener wants approaches to stop doing this.
  • [37:95] Ryan asks, how well does DBT work with ADHD compared to CBT?
  • [42:26] They discuss CBD oil for sleep and to relax muscles.
  • [45:41] ADHD and lack of sleep seem to go hand in hand and strategies that can help. Eric gives examples of what he had to do at his house.
  • [54:27] A listener asks about reducing screen time and what counts as screen time.
  • [01:01:04] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:
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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups (ArC)
Fall Sessions for ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups are coming. ArC 18, run October 4 – Dec. 20. Registration is by invitation only. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more. Click the yellow button at coachingrewired.com to get added to the invite list.

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 Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:
If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A
Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.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: 296_Oct2019_Q__A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm CST

Eric's guest on this episode of ADHD reWired is Elaine Birchall. Elaine is a social worker and a hoarding behavior and intervention specialist. She is the director of Birchall Consulting and is dedicated to helping those with hoarding behaviors to learn to manage their possessions and vulnerabilities. She founded the Canadian National Hoarding Coalition and hosted the weekly Voice America radio show Take Back Your Life When Things are Taking Over and many other things.

Elaine describes hoarding as a disorder that leads to excessive accumulations of stuff, some or all of your living spaces are not useable because of things and stress or impairment of functioning because there are piles of stuff. You might say to people I am a bit of a hoarder, but unless the symptoms repeatedly occur, consistently and extend over some time, it's probably not hoarding. The younger a person is when diagnosed with the disorder, the better the chance of recovery is.

For some people decluttering a room is very difficult. Elaine gives us tips and tricks to keep it from taking so long. The key to a list is keeping it close by, you don't want to look for it, or you might get sidetracked, and the whole hampster on a wheel things starts over.

Elaine tells us to set three goals every day to get your decluttering done and still have time to do what you want. She talks about her scaling system so you can decide how to categorize the items you need to get rid of. Can you rip your house apart and get it all done in one day? Elaine says to find out how much energy you have and do a task that matches it. Don't have the power to do a 15 min job, but try to handle an hour's situation. It won't work. 

Listen to this fantastic conversation, and if any of this sounds like you or someone you know. You never know when you may have an ah-ha moment. Take notes, phone a friend, or just sit back and plugin but you won't want to miss this episode.

You'll Learn:

  • [03:04] Elaine, welcome to the show!
  • [03:47] They chat about hoarding confoundedness and vulnerabilities.
  • [04:21] Elaine, how did you get into specializing in hoarding?
  • [07:52] There are three criteria of hoarding. Elaine defines and explains them.
  • [12:21] Hoarding and ADHD can have very similar rules.
  • [14:35] It needs to be repeated, consistent, and extend over some time before you can call it hoarding.
  • [15:53] When diagnosed early, it is easier to recover than if you wait, and the groove gets more profound, then you can only manage it.
  • [22:32] What triggers the hoarding disorder? What is the Path?
  • [27:33] Being in control of a part of your life gives you peace like a clean.
  • [29:51] Don't put it down, put it away!
  • [30:19] Catch yourself when you say I'll pick it up later. Tell yourself, do it now.
  • [31:58] The trick is to take a second, hold the thing in your hand, and ask yourself if I was looking for you where you would be?
  • [32:44] Two ways to remediate the clutter is the swiss cheese method or pick a spot and start in a corner and work your way around.
  • [35:27] Externalize the message so that it occupies time and space. A chalkboard list or a list on your phone.
  • [38:01] Set three goals every day (1) Have joy, fun, and play (2) remind yourself that you are a developing human being (3) Legitimate work.
  • [41:48] Elaine explains her rule of three.
  • [42:27] Elaine talks about her scaling system around clutter.
  • [44:02] Can you rip your house apart and do the whole thing in one day?
  • [44:48] Gage how much fuel you have and find a job that matches that.
  • [49:24] Elaine runs two support groups for hoarding, but she is preparing to do an online group also.
  • [51:32] Elaine gives us some tools to use on how to approach someone with this disorder.
  • [52:06] Get Elaine’s book, it is designed to fill the gap if you aren’t getting help.
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Links and Resources

Direct download: 295_Elaine_Birchall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

In this Mastermind Session, we have Emily in the hot seat on the subject of emotional regulation. She tells us that she is not capable of regulating anything when her switch gets flipped. When that happens, she does and says things that could get her injured or put in jail, and that while she is in the moment, she feels very positive she is in the right. 

Are conflict and the feelings it causes a way to self-medicate? They discuss why she levels up to crazy mad so fast and the euphoria she feels afterward. She tells us that she does not repress her emotions. If someone makes her angry, she will let them know in no uncertain terms. Emily gives examples of what she means when she says she is ready to change her perceptions up to a point.

Eric talks to Emily about coming to conflict from a place of love instead of anger. Finding out why the person acted that way instead of assuming they have character has flaws. Try doing something to reset the mind instead of giving in to the anger.

Did you know that the natural fluctuations of hormones both monthly and through different phases of life can increase ADHD? If this gives you pause, and you think, could it be that easy? Please talk to your doctor.

If any of this resonates with you, this is the episode you can’t afford to miss. Listen to this mastermind and see if they can help you come up with the answers you are seeking. If not, answers maybe ideas of where to search next. Sit back, relax, and push play.

You'll Learn:

  • 01:33] Welcome to the show Emily, Roxy, Aggie, and Will.
  • [02:03] Emily tells us a little about why she is here.
  • [07:14] She tells us that she is ready to change her perceptions of situations up to a point.
  • [08:09] They discuss whether a conflict is a way for her to self-medicate.
  • [11:51] Have you had any negative fallout from your actions?
  • [12:52] She is being controlled by the anger that consumes her.
  • [14:07] Emily tells us she does not repress her emotions. If she gets mad at something someone does, she lets them know.
  • [16:35] She tells us what she means by changing her perceptions up to a point.
  • [18:01] They talk about her being impulsive and that it is a part of ADHD.
  • [19:41] When your switch gets flipped, where do you feel it? Temples? Chest?
  • [21:49] Eric encourages her to reenact and do role play so she can learn to handle her feelings.
  • [26:10] They discuss her personality and how great it would be if she could react in a loving matter instead of anger.
  • [33:27] She is encouraged to leave when she feels like she is going to explode, go to an empty room or her car.
  • [36:04] Eric talks about her brain being hijacked.
  • [38:58] Are you open to discussing new medications? Please speak to your prescribing physician.
  • [44:11] Have you ever taken an anger management class? Would you?
  • [44:59] Anger can be a secondary emotion, and fear could be the primary emotion.
  • [45:23] Progesterone levels can affect your ADHD medication.
  • [48:10] Hormone levels change monthly and can affect the effectiveness of your meds.
  • [50:29] Eric talks about the vagus nerve that can be used to reset your reactions.
  • [52:39] Emily speaks about the commitments she wants to make from what's been discussed today.
  • [54:33] Thank you, Emily, for sharing today and keep working on it.
  • [56:32] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com
  • [57:34] If you would like a pack of podcast postcards to hand out, please request them at www.ADHDreWired.com.
  • [58:04] If you liked what you heard, please leave an honest review and to the podcast.
  • [58:45] Not sure where to start Eric, give us some titles of books that can help.

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Direct download: 294_Mastermind_Session_-_Emily.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Welcome back to ADHD reWired. In this episode, we welcome Tanya Brakeman. Tanya is an Interior Designer, writer, teacher, and relationship mentor. She has spent over ten years engaged in the field of transformation leadership. She has developed a curriculum in the study of the erotic discipline called 'Revel, the Audacity of Ecstacy.' Revel is a daringly vulnerable investigation into how we relate to ourselves, influence our relationships, and express our uniqueness in our community and world.

Do you treat others better than you treat yourself? Are you wrestling with your self worth? Tanya believes that the acronym for self is a single evident life force, that we are individually unique in this universe. She also discusses restoring our connection to the intelligent erotic life force in such a way that dignity naturally arises, self respect returns, and how empowering it is to trust your own sense of wisdom.

Tanya describes the four spheres of influence, why she uses the word erotic, and what she means by it. She asks us if we use our bodies as a source of intuition and listen to it when it is telling us something. They speak about how emotional self-regulation is a core component of ADHD and how, when we express ourselves to the world, we are experiencing ourselves.

Listen in as Tanya tells us how she dealt with her abusive childhood, how she overcame it and decided not to be a victim. She chats about sexual expression and not being afraid to discuss what you want or what you need even when that includes BDSM. 

This is a conversation about finding one’s self in, eroticism, intimacy, and relationships and how ADHD can affect it. If any of this resonates with you, grab a snack, plugin and learn how to express yourself.

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You'll Learn:

  • [03:20] Welcome to the show, Tanya!
  • [03:51] Tanya discusses why she got into the study of sex, love, and intimacy and how it changed her life.
  • [05:49] Have you heard of the sex-positive community?
  • [07:30] They speak about 50 Shades of Grey and how that opens up conversations that might have thought were tabu until then.
  • [10:09] Tanya discusses how and why people misuse sex, love, and intimacy and how that affected her as a young child.
  • [13:28] Just because your body can be aroused doesn't mean that you like what is happening.
  • [23:22] Tanya talks about the four spheres of influence and what they mean.
  • [26:10] She explains erotic the way she uses it, not the plasticized way the world uses it.
  • [28:51] Do you listen to your body as your sense of intuition? Do you trust your gut?
  • [31:30] She discusses restoring the connection to the intelligent erotic life force.
  • [34:25] Emotional self-regulation is a core component of ADHD; it's essential to recognize it.
  • [36:15] As we express ourselves in the world, we experience ourselves.
  • [37:15] Tanya chats about her wedding in 30 days, and she hasn't started planning it yet.
  • [39:42] They speak of her love story and how her finance pointed out that she had ADHD.
  • [42:03] There is a difference between bodily urges and knowing.
  • [45:15] The body and the mind coming together is the core point, no matter how you get there.
  • [46:08] Tanya tells us what nurture is all about.
  • [51:00] Do you have real self-respect? Do you have a deeply embodied sense of dignity?
  • [54:54] Do you ever have conversations with your children about sex, love, intimacy, and power?
  • [57:40] Tanya talks to us about the subject of sexual intelligence, sexual expression.
  • [59:10] "Everything in the world is about sex, except sex and sex is about power."
  • [1:00:33] How do we find you, Tanya?
  • [1:02:00] Tanya tells us her adult children are her wedding planners.
  • [1:04:52] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 293_Revel_in_Better_sex_intamacy_and_relationships_with_Tanya_Brakeman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

ADHD reWired welcomes Brian Behm to the show. Brian is a freelance creative director and motion artist based in Austin, Texas. His Augmented Reality Streetwear Project, NO_SYS, works to empower and amuse people through secret messages. He is excited about how Augmented Reality plays into the future of Art.

 

Brian was diagnosed with ADHD last year at age 41. He started researching ADHD, and what he found was eyeopening. He could now explain some of the quirks he had instead of wondering why he had them. Why, when he got in an emotional situation, he would shut down and not be able to talk, and why his brain didn't kick in on command so that he could finish tasks that needed to be done. 

 

He left a lucrative job to open his own business doing freelance work. He has done work on many things like the Grammy's and a backdrop for a Diana Ross concert. His lack of time management sometimes causes him to say yes to projects when he shouldn't, but he is still a work in progress and doing very well.

 

Listen in to this conversation about discovery, trials, and reinventing oneself. Brian tells us about being in an Ironman Triathalon, working on Indie films and a new project called Augmented Reality Streetwear that he is excited about. He isn't letting ADHD stop him; he is learning how to stop ADHD and living his life around it. This is an episode you won't want to miss.

 

 Your Resources:

 

You'll Learn:

  • [02:47] Welcome to the show, Brian!
  • [03:00] Eric and Brian chat about giant cold beverages to combat the heat in Austin, TX
  • [03:34] Brian speaks about being diagnosed with ADHD at age 41.
  • [04:51] He talks to us about his last job with Rooster Teeth and what led to him leaving that job.
  • [07:42] Brian didn't know that there was an emotional to ADHD until he started learning about it.
  • [09:26] They talk about doing everything except what they need to do and the reasons for that.
  • [10:50] Brian says when he gets into an emotional situation, he can't talk and shuts down.
  • [15:58] Brian tells a story about a co-worker that was a brilliant animator.
  • [21:14] His schedule is horrible, and his time management is atrocious.
  • [21:53] What did it feel like when you took your medicine for ADHD for the first time?
  • [24:52] He talks about an assault in his 20's and how the fear changed how he handled his life.
  • [27:08] Brian speaks about the trauma he was going through when he left his job. The shame of not being able to deliver the project.
  • [28:28] He had a friend send him a clip of Robin Williams telling Matt Damon in Goodwill Hunting, 'It's not your fault' it helped him so much.
  • [30:11] Have you ever felt the need to do a type of 12 step program with your ADHD diagnosis?
  • [39:45] He has done work for the Grammy's, and he has done drape background for Diana Ross.
  • [41:45] Have you ever turned a project down that you didn't have time for, but you were scared that they wouldn't ask you to work with them again?
  • [46:39] Brian discusses feeling so good for a few weeks that you almost forget you have ADHD and then bam it rears its head again.
  • [47:56] He talks about doing a mastermind with Seth Godin.
  • [50.34] Brian speaks about an Ironman Triathalon that he competed in and how stressed his system was.
  • [57:23] Brian says how helpful this podcast has been for him while trying to figure out ADHD.
  • [58:01] He talks about books that have helped him and chasing down what other people are reading.
  • [1:00:45] Brian tells us how to find him on social media.
  • [1:02:01] Would you wear a shirt that says I hate my boss if he couldn't see that it said that?
  • [01:03:44] Thank you to the listeners for submitting the questions for today's show.
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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 292_Diagnosis_Recontextualized_Everything_-_Brian_Behm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Today's episode is our monthly Q & A session with guests Jessica McCabe and Brendan Mahan. We are taking questions from you the listener about situations that you want to talk through. It doesn't matter if it's personal or professional, we are here to give you our perspective and see if we can help you find some answers. 

Our questions today are about being overly sensitive to rejection, how to know the difference between essential tasks versus important ones, and everything in between. We also talked about the different types of medicine and how your dose might need to be tweaked to find what works best for you.

Please note that when we discuss medications, we can only address personal experience. Anytime you have been prescribed a drug, you should reach out to your provider regarding your symptoms and experiences. Not all medications are useful for all people. There are a variety of options, and you'll need individual help to determine which medicines are right for you.

We covered a wide range of topics, and we provide some creative takeaways no matter what stage you're in with your diagnosis. Listen in as we not only discuss your questions but also the struggle we still have dealing with our ADHD.

Your Resources:

You'll Learn:

  • [02:13] Welcome to the show Jessica and Brendan for our monthly Q & A.
  • [03:13] Listen to find out if people with ADHD are more sensitive to rejection.
  • [08:20] They chat about why you feel like having ADHD is the reason for everything. 
  • [12:31] Is age 12 too late to ADHD medicine?
  • [13:19] They discuss why looking for a and not having a schedule can really mess with how you deal with your ADHD.
  • [23:18] Learning about and acceptance of ADHD are two of the best strategies you can have.
  • [32:11] Is being on time hard for you? Do you like having to beat the clock?
  • [40:05] How do you identify the things that are a priority to complete?
  • [49:24] They talk about how ADHD can sometimes make you feel like a failure as a parent.
  • [55:01] When your child is unloading and frustrated might not be the time to discuss them embracing their ADHD.
  • [57:08] What is the best way to limit adults with ADHD usage on devices?
  • [01:02:30] Thank you to the listeners for submitting the questions for today's show.
  • [01:03:43] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

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Support the Podcast on Patreon

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Direct download: 291_Sept_Q__A_w_Jessica_McCabe_and_Brendan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

This is the premiere episode of Hacking Your ADHD, a brand new ADHD reWired Network Podcast. 

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ADHD can make it hard for us to work on our intentions. This is even harder when we forget the things that we want to do. When you are learning about new ADHD strategies while reading books or listening to podcasts (like this one!) it is really easy to forget your intention of implementing those strategies. In these instances when we learn about a new tool, what we can do is write down our intended strategy and put it into our ADHD Toolbox. Our toolbox is simply a way for us to record the strategies and ideas we have for working with our ADHD - a place we can go and look at our intentions when we are off track.

While new strategies are fun to add to our toolbox, we should also focus on adding things that are already working in our life to our toolbox. If you've found a great bedtime routine? Stick it in your toolbox. Figured out a great way to plan your upcoming week? Stick it in your toolbox. Found a great tool for keeping you focused? Stick it in your toolbox.

Just creating a toolbox for yourself isn't enough. We all know that we forget things. That we get off track. And sometimes when we are off track it takes us a while to realize what we are doing wrong. Use your toolbox to speed up the process of getting back in the groove of things. To do this you've got to set up regular times to check your toolbox.

But we also know that sometimes even when we set aside time to check something we aren't always going to get to it, which means we've got to set up redundant reminders for ourselves to make sure we don't miss out on our most important intentions.

If this sounds like something that you need to do check out the full episode.

Direct download: Building_Your_ADHD_Toolbox.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Sarah grew up in urban poverty with domestic violence, alcohol, drugs, and all before she turned 14. She had a hard time in school and with making friends, but her tenacity got her through, she ended up graduating from college with an MBA in finance. For the last 11 years, she has had a career in higher education. 

She discusses her childhood, the abuse, and being diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, and depression. She tells us why her son hasn’t seen his grandparents in 4 years, and why she hasn’t told her family about the way her father treated her.

Stories like Sarah’s need to be told so that maybe her words can help someone heal. She is a strong, resilient woman because of and in spite of her upbringing. Listen in as she explains how she feels and why she feels like it was her fault. I am sure there are people we know who this will resonate with maybe suggest that they listen to this episode with you.

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You’ll Learn:

  • 02:49] Welcome to the show, Sarah!
  • [03:25] Eric and Sarah discuss her childhood and growing up a victim of domestic violence by her father.
  • [05:41] Mental Health in her family is never discussed.
  • [06:32] How is your relationship with your dad now? Do you have one?
  • [07:43] She tells us about an incident when she was caught holding hands with a boy walking down the street, and her father reacted violently against her.
  • [09:55] Her dad's brother was the only one that knew what happened and he was an alcoholic.
  • [10:40] She thinks that people would think it's strange that she has a good relationship with her dad.
  • [11:27] Sarah speaks to us about her father threatening her son; he no longers sees his grandparents.
  • [13:23] Have you ever felt that if you tell someone about the abuse, it will blow up everything you have tried to build? 
  • [17:20] You can't numb the hard stuff if you want to feel the good stuff.
  • [18:39] Have you ever sat in the muck? How long did it take you to get out?
  • [19:20] Sarah speaks about her and trying to deal with her suicidal feelings.
  • [21:20] If you could go back and talk to your 10-year-old self, what would you say?
  • [25:41] No one will ever know how awful and painful this was for Sarah, but it is ok to have strong feelings and to see that it wasn't her fault.
  • [27:33] Once she was diagnosed, everything started making more sense. Why wasn't this diagnosed years sooner?
  • [29:48] Sarah reminisces about staying up all night with her mom watching tv and cooking 3-course meals at midnight.
  • [33:30] Shame grows with silence, secrecy, and judgment.
  • [38:10] It took Sarah 10 years to get her undergrad degree, and she got her MBA after she had her son.
  • [40:40] She tells us about a guy she dated in high school that was controlling that she stayed with for four years. She failed classes because he followed her to college and stalked her.
  • [45:46] Even the most resilient people need to stop and take a minute to say, this is hard!
  • [47:00] How has the adversity you have faced shaped your ability to show up for life's challenges now?
  • [49:52] Sarah says sometimes you have to be ok with not always being ok.
  • [50:40] Eric's hope for Sarah is that she will continue working with her therapist and continue to tell her story and keep healing.
  • [51:58] Eric will put some more resources on his website. 
  • [53:03] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

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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 Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: ADHD_290_Surviving_Childhood_with_Sarah_Edgewood.mp3
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Ari Tuckman is back on the show to discuss his new book and new findings regarding how ADHD affects sex and intimacy. Ari is a psychologist in Pennsylvania working to help others live their best lives. Many times, living your best life requires understanding your sexual needs and wants and how they affect your partner or spouse.

Ari has spent a great deal of time researching how people with and without ADHD relate to and process sexual activities and intimacy. In his new book ADHD After Dark, he shares the results of a survey taken of those with and without ADHD to reveal their levels of sexual eagerness. He then dispenses this down to share how varying levels of sexual eagerness affect intimate relationships and how to find ways to connect in the gaps.

This conversation is full of great information about the true core issue of any sexually deficient relationship… communication. Ari shares some amazing statistics, I share some really terrible dad jokes, and together we hope to inspire you to use better communication skills to create a more unified sex life.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:59] Welcome back to the show Ari Tuckman!
  • [02:51] Ari is back to discuss sex and intimacy for those with ADHD.
  • [03:24] Ari shares some of the recent shows he’s gone to.
  • [03:56] Why does Ari study ADHD and sex? 
  • [05:58] Romantic and sexual satisfaction overlap and affect one another.
  • [07:24] Ari has been studying the difference between willingness and eagerness.
  • [09:03] How do you address the core issue of communication to improve sexual interaction? 
  • [10:22] What is emotion regulation and how can you employ it? 
  • [13:03] Ari reveals several of the differences between the sexual interactions of those with ADHD and those without.
  • [17:25] Which categories did people with ADHD rate themselves higher in on a survey of sexual eagerness.
  • [20:36] What considerations should a person who is beginning a relationship think about? 
  • [23:35] Learn about the differences between ADHD and non-ADHD regarding masturbation, kinkiness, and monogamy.
  • [27:25] How does masturbation affect your life and sex life? 
  • [28:50] Where does kink fit into this spectrum? 
  • [31:31] What is consensual non-monogamy?
  • [40:46] Does Ari’s research touch on cheating and sex addiction? What does it reveal?
  • [46:33] Is porn use for those with ADHD really about porn?
  • [47:50] The problem with labeling things an addiction…
  • [50:06] Did Ari open up the survey to same-sex couples? 
  • [51:10] Ari shares 5 tips that men and women with and without ADHD could use to better their sex lives.
  • [56:37] Learn more about the CHADD conference for this year.
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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 289_Sex_Intamacy_and_ADHD_with_Ari_Tuckman.mp3
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What do you do when your entire experience with money has been negative? Mastermind ways to overcome the negativity and get in tune with your finances! Agnes has had a tough time getting the people in her life to realize that she is ready to take control of her finances and learn what it means to be financially savvy.

When she should have been learning the ins and outs of money management, Agnes was instead dealing with the death of her father. Since then she and her mother have had conflicting ideas on how to approach money management. Listen in as Agnes shares how she has dealt with money in the past and how she’s looking to manage it in the future. Overcoming the emotional aspect is a big one for her.

The mastermind group gives amazing advice for ways to approach money and insights on why she’s been clashing with family members over the management of their trusts. The group also provides an amazing number of resources when getting started with money management. If money management is an issue for you as well, take heart, the reason money is a problem for most people is that we don’t talk about it often enough! Stay! Listen! Learn! This group gives some amazing advice. 

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:34] Agnes shares a bit about where her issues with money started. 
  • [04:20] What needs to happen for Agnes to start working on her finances?
  • [08:39] Will steps in with some great information about how to get started and who to look for.
  • [10:56] Agnes works through the mental block she has surrounding the various aspects of her inheritance and the familial burdens that come along with it.
  • [14:06] Emily steps up to ask clarifying questions about Agnes’s issues with paying people and continuing to feel like a burden.
  • [15:28] What is the thing that she’s gone through with her mother over and over again?
  • [16:39] Perhaps the issue is that the people around Agnes also don’t know anything about money…
  • [19:51] Who has Agnes given permission to know about her finances? Why?
  • [24:23] We are back from the break and diving into educating yourself on finances.
  • [31:06] Agnes commits to reaching out to a financial planner/fiduciary to help her.
  • [38:03] Emily recommends checking with the bank for financial classes and encourages Agnes to only share her financial woes with people directly related to her money.
  • [41:05] Maybe having someone address finances in a positive light is all that Agnes needs.
  • [44:42] You won’t take care of it later. Start putting money away now.
  • [50:43] What is Patreon?
  • [53:17] Finances are like dieting… learn why!
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Support the Podcast on Patreon

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 288_Mastermind_Agnes_Gaining_Financial_Literacy.mp3
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August’s Q&A was a great one for everyone needing tips and tricks for helping their children and themselves get and stay “organized.” Brendan and I help talk through various strategies we’ve used to help our kids with schoolwork and assignments as well as ways we stay on top of our homes, cars, and calendars.

We start the session off with a question about the progress that’s being made with making ADHD a nationally recognized health issue and our recommendations for bringing awareness to your state politicians. The only way to really raise this issue up is being persistent and helping others to recognize the effects ADHD has on so many other health issues.

Have you ever wondered if stimulants have an impact on your creativity? We had an awesome question from a creator in the group asking about the long-term effects of taking stimulants and staying creative. This question led to our discussion of the distinction between being a creative person and being a creator. 

Do you have questions that you need to be answered or a solution to a problem you experience every day? Sign up for next month’s Q&A at www.adhdrewired.com/events

Your Resources:

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:38] Welcome to the August Q&A session with Eric and Brendan.
  • [03:50] Any progress or thoughts on the goal of raising ADHD to the federal level?
  • [04:50] Learn what you can do to help the push for awareness!
  • [09:38] How to stop keeping so many tabs open on our internet browsers.
  • [15:16] Tips for sticking with calendar reminders for notifications.
  • [22:18] Do stimulants affect creativity over the longterm?
  • [30:47] Could stimulants increase study speed? Other exercises or practices? 
  • [33:36] How to help children with ADHD remember school work and assignments to curb procrastinating.
  • [39:47] Learn helpful strategies for keeping your home, car, etc clean when you are ADHD inattentive? 
  • [51:02] Does Eric feel like he’s changed since he started his podcast? 
  • [54:44] Has Brendan changed since starting his podcast? 
  • [1:00:25] If you want to join in next month’s Q&A, check out www.adhdrewired.com/events
  • [1:01:11] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com

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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 Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events

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Direct download: 287_Aug_Q__A.mp3
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Ann Marie Silverberg is a wife, mother, dog trainer and was recently diagnosed with ADHD. Listen in as we chat about her road to diagnosis, how ADHD affects her life and business, and why, in many ways, she views the condition as a strength. 

Ann Marie’s road to diagnosis was a fairly long one. Like many others trying to find a reason for their behavior, she had an Aha! moment, but an actual diagnosis was long in coming. It was almost as if no one WANTED to diagnose her. She shares the struggle that she went through and what led to her finally receiving the help she needed.

Do you have sensory processing issues? So does Ann Marie! She uses that sensory overload to her advantage in her work. Listen as she shares why she’s very similar to the animals she trains and how that similarity makes her an expert at her craft.

This was an awesome conversation full of positivity and advice for keeping on track with your goals. We dig into how Ann Marie cues herself for behavioral change and the importance of positivity in everyday life.

Your Resources:

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:35] Welcome to the show Ann Marie Silverberg, a certified dog trainer and behavioral consultant!
  • [03:44] Learn why Ann Marie decided to work with aggressive dogs.
  • [05:24] What has Ann Marie learned from working with anxious and aggressive dogs about her own behavior? 
  • [06:06] Why trying to parent keyed her into a possible underlying issue in her own behavior.
  • [09:58] How long did it take for Ann Marie to be diagnosed with ADHD after she had her “Aha!” moment.
  • [18:02] Why setting realistic expectations is very important to maintaining your sanity.
  • [21:54] How does ADHD show up in Ann Marie’s business? 
  • [24:39] Do cues work to remind Ann Marie to use the spreadsheets she creates? 
  • [31:24] Ann Marie shares some of her sensory processing issues and how they affect her business for the good and bad.
  • [37:08] What cues does Ann Marie use to reinforce behavioral changes? 
  • [39:13] How does she leverage her strengths in her business? 
  • [47:50] Does Ann Marie struggle with low frustration tolerance? 
  • [53:02] Connect with Ann Marie!
  • [53:32] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at
  • www.ADHDreWired.com

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The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

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 Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events

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Genevieve’s coaching session was so good we had to break it into 2 parts. Last week we discussed a variety of topics, but this week we dig deeper. Genevieve has a variety of passions but finding the time and energy to not only start them but complete them has been a struggle.

Genevieve discusses several business ventures she has considered and started and we dig into how those ventures can support her. We also discuss ways she can stay on track and create success. She has a lot of passions and philanthropic goals, so helping her complete those goals is important.

Genevieve really did have some amazing ideas and questions. Listen in if you’ve had any issues staying on track in your business and life. If you didn’t listen to part I, go back now and hear how we tackled some of the issues leading into Genevieve’s business creation.

Your Resources:

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:07] Listen as Eric introduces Part 2 of Genevieve’s interview with a listener comment.
  • [03:14] How do you figure out your priorities when you have multiple passions? 
  • [07:27] Genevieve shares the passions she wants to pursue.
  • [10:41] We unpack how YouTube can be monetized.
  • [14:53] Are there any connections between Genevieve’s various passions and goals? 
  • [20:02] Can Genevieve connect her Etsy work and her YouTube work? 
  • [21:37] What will pay the bills? What strategy has Genevieve employed?
  • [28:04] Why is procrastinating on purpose important? 
  • [31:53] What can you do that makes everything else easier? 
  • [40:39] Back from the break and how do you remember the one thing that needs to be done? 
  • [41:42] What could get in the way of doing the ONE thing? 
  • [45:50] Determining the timing of task is very important.
  • [50:24] Are Genevieve’s next steps clear? 
  • [55:33] The more we say no to, the more we get done.
  • [1:00:58] What could Genevieve do to systematize her time?
  • [1:04:23] Connect with Genevieve.
  • [1:05:14] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com

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The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

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 Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events

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Direct download: 285_Im_not_Broken_Im_Different_with_Genevive_Svigny_-_Part_2.mp3
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There is a fine line between feeling broken and feeling different. Today’s guest is Geneviève Sévigny, who was recently re-diagnosed with ADHD. She has been struggling with how to connect to her friends and ways that she can discuss her symptoms with them. 

This is a 2-part episode chock full of ways that you can approach well-meaning friends and acquaintances when they say things that set you on edge. Geneviève is open and honest about her struggles and beliefs and the conversation was so seamless that we went way over the normal span of an episode. Get ready to dig into the beliefs you have about your diagnosis and how it affects your life.

We also discuss some of the internal conversations we have with ourselves and how our self-talk affects our relationships and worldview. Geneviève shares her struggles in the hope that others feel less alone and can learn from her experience. You won’t want to miss this 2-part episode.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:53] Welcome back to the show as we discuss the feeling of brokenness.
  • [04:27] How do you stop feeling like you’re broken and lazy?
  • [10:25] What are some ways to discuss the symptoms with friends without frustration?
  • [16:26] Ways to respond when friends say, “I do that too!”
  • [28:25] Back from the break and working to understand ourselves and our gifts.
  • [33:59] We discuss the implications of, “It’s not me, it’s my ADHD.” 
  • [42:12] Geneviève shares why the French think of ADHD as lunacy.
  • [48:30] What sucks more than ADHD? Brain injuries!
  • [50:53] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com

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The 18th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are coming soon.  ArC 18 Summer Sessions run Oct 4 – Dec 20.  Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more. You don’t want to miss it!

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 Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events

Want to be a guest?

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Direct download: 284_Im_not_Im_Different_Genevive_Svigny.mp3
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Brendan and I are back for July’s Q&A session! The goal of these Q&A sessions is to allow you, the listener, a chance to submit questions and situations for us to help talk you through and mastermind. It doesn’t matter if the issue is personal or professional, sometimes you just need to talk it through and look at it from a different perspective.

Our questions this month range from how to get “unfrozen” when making decisions to medications to questions on coaching styles. The questions were in-depth this month and Brendan and I really dig in to help answer your questions. As usual, if you’ve been dealing with problematic ADHD symptoms, then you need to listen to this episode.

Please note that when we discuss medications, we can only address personal experience. Anytime you are prescribed a medication, you should reach out to your provider regarding your symptoms and experiences. Not all medications are effective for all people. There are a variety of options and you’ll need individual help to determine which medications are right for you.

This Q&A covered a wide range of topics and we provide some fantastic takeaways no matter what stage you’re in with your diagnosis. Listen in as we not only discuss your questions but also struggle with our own flare ups! Lack of sleep and competing priorities is problematic for everyone, but when you have ADHD it’s worse! (just ask Brendon!)

Your Resources:

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:34] Welcome back! This is the July Q&A session.
  • [05:48] Julie needs to learn how to break out of the frozen zone and make decisions.
  • [15:10] Daniel needs some help figuring out his medication times.
  • [23:39] Back from the break and responding to a question about managing dual diagnoses.
  • [27:36] How can you focus on the positives in the midst of failure? 
  • [33:50] Is group coaching comparable to 1:1 coaching? 
  • [42:43] How do you motivate yourself to get up and go when you have several responsibilities?
  • [46:42] Welcome Diane to the show! She asked a live question about overcoming sleep procrastination.
  • [56:22] How do you break big projects down into smaller steps so that you get them done? 
  • [1:03:21] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups

The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

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 Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.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: 283_July_Q__A.mp3
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Welcome back to another mastermind episode. Today we have Madeline in the hot seat as we work through the issues she has been facing with getting more done and having productive free time. We discuss ways that she can get more done while still playing video games but also doing things in her free time that restore and rejuvenate not just kill time.

This mastermind begins with a discussion on how to break through and do the I don’t wanna’s, ways to help Madeline do her chores, study and how “I’ll do it later” is just a lie we tell ourselves. They talked about what they feel like when they think I don’t wanna, is it resentment because you have to do it?  Is there guilt because you feel the resentment?

Madeline is given some great advice in this mastermind! Listen in and learn some fantastic tips to manage your I don’t wannas, learn to rewrite the script in your head and make the I don't wannas into a positive outcome..

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:04] Welcome back! Madeline is in the hot seat on this episode.
  • [02:16] Everyone is introduced by Eric.
  • [03:04] Madeline tells us what she wants to Mastermind today.
  • [03:58] Has Madeline done research on whether play is part of productivity? 
  • [05:26] Does anyone feel rejuvenated after using technology? 
  • [12:27] Madeline talks about how she likes to do non productive things first thing in the morning.
  • [25:49] We are back from the break and dive into working through the transitions of I don’t wanna’s.
  • [27:51] What video game has Madeline played that does make her feel good?
  • [32:52] We now shift to how to be more productive and how to beat the I don’t wannas.
  • [32:58] What are Madeleines key I don’t wannas that she is struggling with?
  • [35:17] What chore does she do that when it is done she it makes her feel really good?
  • [42:02] How can we help Madeline do her chores like drying dishes, scooping kitty litter and decluttering her desk?
  • [46.38] Stopping the I’ll do it later syndrome.
  • [54:19] Is there a degree of opposition when someone asks you to do something?
  • [55:58] Madleine needs to learn new scripts in her mind and use scripts to do it.
  • [58:24] What's the equivalent of wiggling the pinkie finger for the tasks you don't wanna do?
  • [1:03:12] How is accountability brought into the situation?
  • [1:09:29] After listening to what has been discussed, what things does Madeleine think she can commit to?
  • [1:11:17] Final thoughts?
  • [1:12:27] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups

The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

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 Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.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: 282_Mastermind_Session_Doing_Stuff_You_Dont_Feel_Like_Doing_-_Madeline.mp3
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Welcome back to another mastermind episode. Today’s hot seat member is Derek and we work through the issues he has been facing with communication and relationships. We discuss a variety of topics ranging from moving your internal conversation to an external one, and establishing strong and appropriate communication boundaries. 

This mastermind starts off with a discussion on appropriate conversation lengths and topics. Derek shares an issue he has with his unwillingness to limit his conversations to an appropriate amount of time. A lot of times he relies on his wife to pull him out of conversations that have gone over the acceptable social timeframe. Learn the groups’ tips and tricks on how to limit your conversation.

This led into a conversation about boundaries and appropriate tactics for addressing conflict in relationships. Learn how to keep hard conversations from becoming catastrophic events by regularly expressing grievances in a controlled manner. Keeping things in only leads to having harder conversations later.

Derek is given some amazing advice in this mastermind! You wont want to miss the references to Brene Brown’s book as the tips are very actionable. Listen in and learn some fantastic tips to manage your boundaries and communication in a variety of relationships.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:16] Welcome back! Derek is in the hot seat on this episode.
  • [02:18] Derek shares the topics he needs to mastermind.
  • [03:06] What does Derek mean by wanting his “true” feelings to be known?
  • [08:19] Does Derek have relationships where he can interact unfiltered? 
  • [10:54] What is guiding his interactions? What is his internal monologue? 
  • [14:37] Learn tips on how to exit a conversation.
  • [22:48] We are back from the break and dive into boundaries, bad conversations, and medication.
  • [27:02] When do the hard conversations happen and how often does Derek let things roll off of him? 
  • [33:23] How about creating weekly check-ins to establish a space to discuss conflict? And other great tips.
  • [42:57] Learn how to get more time together with your spouse by using your resources when you have kids on the spectrum.
  • [49:21] Use your body as a cue to protect your boundaries. 
  • [55:20] How Brene Brown approaches trust both for ourselves and others.
  • [1:01:40] Always be aware of how you’re coming off to other people.
  • [1:05:10] Roxie and Derek discuss work boundaries and their perceptions of a specific situation and how avoiding conflict creates a bigger story.
  • [1:09:49] Derek speaks out his commitments for this mastermind and how he’ll stick to them.
  • [1:12:48] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com

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Direct download: 281_Mastermind_Communication_and_relationships_-_Derek_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

This episode is another Mastermind episode designed to help a member work through something that has been holding them back from success. Our Mastermind hotseat participant is Roxie and she’s looking for help creating systems for remembering her priorities. We discuss various reward systems, memory enhancement tactics, and dig into the root of the problem.

To frame the issue, Roxie uses her need for coffee as the catalyst for her memory concerns. She and her husband sit down every month and create a budget for their spending. Within a few minutes, hours, or days, she’ll forget everything they are working toward and make bad spending decisions. Today we dig into how to reset her memory and break the habit of rewarding herself with coffee breaks.

From doing chores for coffee, to using the Starbucks rewards system, the Mastermind group gives Roxie tons of great advice. Her biggest issue we find is triggering her memory on the plans and future wants that she and her husband are saving up for. Learn how to create effective memory triggers that work in this episode. You wont want to miss the creative journaling ideas, QR code triggers, and tattoos!

Your Resources

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:21] Welcome back to the show and another Mastermind Session!
  • [02:49] Roxie wants to mastermind maintaining systems on this episode of the show.
  • [06:11] Learn how coffee represents a reward system and also a budget buster.
  • [08:55] Additional questions about how purchasing coffee is affecting Roxie’s life and ways to approach the issue.
  • [16:19] One strategy for curbing spending is to create barriers to spending.
  • [23:24] How to disrupt our routine when we’re on auto-pilot.
  • [25:10] It’s more helpful to remind yourself what you do want to do versus what you don’t want to do.
  • [28:59] Would a point system help in the reward system?
  • [32:28] When the issue isn’t what you do or don’t want to do but instead it’s a cycle of behavior.
  • [34:45] Learn how order is the number one thing Roxie wants her day to revolve around, and that can be used to curb the forgetfulness.
  • [38:09] Could journaling help? Learn more after the break.
  • [44:46] Do you beat yourself up when you fall off whatever horse you’ve created?
  • [47:16] How can you reinforce your priorities when you make decisions in the moment?
  • [49:55] What two phrases can help keep you on track when you have competing wants?
  • [53:15] Can living with an enabler be overcome? What about having an external accountability partner?
  • [56:57] Mastermind members share their tips and tricks for creating memorable reminders and Roxie responds.
  • [1:01:51] Creating QR codes that link to videos could help with reminders!
  • [1:04:40] The members help with additional reward tips for Roxie’s coffee habits.
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Direct download: 280_Mastermind_Session_-_Routines_Budg_runs_-_Roxie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

On this episode, Eric is joined by Dr. Miriam Reiss, a career and life strategist who is living with ADHD and working to help those with ADHD crush finding the right job for them. She shares information about her programs and the 5 stage process she puts all of her clients through for building their best career. You wont want to miss a minute of this great conversation.

Learn all about the 5 stages of Miriam’s job searching process. Each stage is designed to help you identify your core goals, the way your brain works, and how the two come together to influence your perfect job. She focuses heavily on figuring out the right environment for your brain and how there is no one job that is “best” for someone with ADHD.

Eric and Miriam also dig deep into the importance of preparing for your interviews. Just because you think you know exactly what to say in an interview and how you come off, does not mean that your interviewer’s perspective is the same. Learn some tips and tricks on how to crush the interview not only by impressing your potential company but by interviewing them as well.

Miriam leaves you with so many great tips and tricks for managing the job search. Listen in and listen close to glean all of the amazing nuggets she gives. What was your favorite takeaway? Let us know on your favorite podcast app by leaving a review and rating.

Your Resources

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:44] - Welcome back to the show! Today’s guest is Dr. Miriam Reiss.
  • [02:38] - Learn how Dr. Reiss got into the business of focusing on career coaching.
  • [06:23] - Where does Dr. Reiss start when she begins working with her clients? 
  • [10:02] - What are the 5 stages of Dr. Reiss’s program?
  • [21:22] - Miriam continues to discuss the 5 stages and the job search strategy.
  • [25:34] - How does Miriam help her clients overcome the barrier of the fear of networking?
  • [28:51] - What is her response to the person who asks her what the best job is for someone with ADHD?
  • [34:33] - What does it mean to create an ADHD friendly environment? 
  • [38:50] - How entering an interview from a place of self-respect alters the energy of the interaction.
  • [46:43] - Learn how Dr. Reiss helps her clients evaluate their work environment.
  • [49:05] - What is the process for taking stock of the things they hate in their jobs? 
  • [55:09] - Asking the right questions in the interview is key to loving your job!
  • [57:02] - How should a person with a spotty work history address that in their interview?
  • [1:02:10] - How to reach Miriam!
  • [1:03:37] - Hear Miriam’s final thoughts for you!
  • [1:04:31] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com
Direct download: 279_The_Right_Job_for_you_w_Dr._Miriam_Reiss.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

It’s June’s Q&A epiosode on the podcast and I’m joined by Brendan to answer your questions. We chat about topics ranging from the effects and need for medication to how to manage and cope with various aspects of having ADHD. There were a ton of great questions this month and you won’t want to miss the responses.

What do sticky notes, note pads, and index cards have in common? Several of our questions had to do with accountability. Write things down! Put away the computer and put pen to paper, not only does this help keep you focused, you are also more likely to absorb the information. Learn more throughout the show. 

Need to dive deep into how manage family responsibilities and schedules when members are on different systems? Change your verbiage and you may be able to alter their response. We spend a good bit of time on this topic because keeping an ADHD family on track is very important.

There were so many fantastic questions this month that we didn’t get to them all. If you’re not already, consider becoming a Patron to access the full episode. Also, let us know what your questions are for next month’s episode.

Your Resources

Brene Brown: the Call to Courage
ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups
www.ADHDreWired.com/events

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:40] Welcome back to the podcast for June’s Q&A episode with Eric and Brendan.
  • [02:45] Our first question is from Shawn, asking about life hacks for feeling more functional.
  • [07:05] How to stay focused in meetings and not get flustered by questions.
  • [12:17] Learn how permission relates to accountability? 
  • [16:57] Eric asks Brendan what he tells clients who have issues taking responsibility for issues in their lives.
  • [24:15] Eric and Brendan take the first live question on how to engage family members in an ADHD household in awareness and proactivity.
  • [44:37] Learn about medications, long-term use of medications, and side effects.
  • [50:34] How to get written meeting notes into Evernote!
  • [52:30] Tips, tools, and insights for managing distractions to move forward in life.
  • [57:47] Why breaking chores down and writing them on index cards reduces overwhelm.
  • [1:00:39] How to cope with being gifted and ADHD.
  • [1:04:21] Any tips on becoming less sensitive about family member’s remarks on ADHD?
  • [1:09:59] Time ran out for the podcast episode. If you’re a Patron check out the unedited video for the full set of questions.
  • [1:11:27] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 278_June_Q__A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm CST

Today on the podcast I’m joined by Sharon Weinberg to discuss how ADHD affects the leadership role. We chat about how ADHD changes the dynamic between leaders and their team members and how best to approach different kinds of conversations to create strong bonds and positive environments.

As a leader with ADHD, it is important to understand and acknowledge how the condition affects your interactions with your team. It is also important for employees with ADHD to be open in conversation to elicit the most pertinent and usable feedback. Altering and realigning messaging helps create a positive environment for all. Sharon also shares in-depth about how evaluating processes and altering them to better match the capabilities of those with ADHD leads to more efficient and effective teams.

One of my goals for this year is to re-evaluate my leadership style and the ways that I lead. This conversation with Sharon was unbelievably enlightening and provided me with amazing insights into how I can change my own processes. If you are a leader with ADHD or you have ADHD and want to develop a better relationship with your leaders, this episode is for you.

Your Resources

Dare to Lead - Brene Brown
Leading with Emotional Courage - Peter Bregman
Ram Charan
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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:14] - Welcome back to the show! Today I chat with Sharon Weinberg about ADHD and how it affects leadership roles.
  • [04:08] - Sharon has been developing leaders in the corporate world for many years and across two different careers.
  • [08:00] - Leadership is about communication, strategy, and implementation and Sharon reveals what that means and understanding leadership legacy.
  • [14:50] - Context is key when providing feedback to your colleagues and co-workers.
  • [16:13] - Proficiency and consistency are required for building behaviors both with ADHD and in leadership.
  • [18:05] - Sharon and I discuss the connection between ADHD and rejection-sensitive dysphoria and ways to address them in a team setting.
  • [34:25] - We return from the break and dig into collaborative decision making and how it helps people with ADHD to finalize decisions.
  • [41:54] - Before a final decision can be made, you have to move from divergence, through convergence, to a decision.
  • [44:01] - Being clear about expectations and how the final decision will be made.
  • [46:45] - Sharon gives pro-tips on how to create an agenda for a meeting.
  • [53:52] - Sharon provides some insights leaders listening to their intuition and developing their blind spots.
  • [1:06:41] - We discuss the difference between getting by and excelling or thriving.
  • [1:08:33] - There is an art and a science to leadership and you need to put both intention and attention together to be a successful leader.
  • [1:10:34] - Connect with Sharon: 

[1:11:32] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com

Direct download: 277_Leadership_and_ADHD_with_Sharon_Weinberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Today on the podcast I’m joined by Susie Gutierrez a singer, songwriter, actor, and all-around creative soul. We talk about her journey to being diagnosed with ADHD, how being empathic has impacted her relationships, and how important sleep schedules are.

We talk about topics ranging from her short-lived career as a mascot to her songwriting journey. We also discuss the reasons she stopped seeing a therapist and instead started working with an ADHD coach. She also shares how important giving yourself permission to practice self-love is. 

Susie was a blast to have on the show! She has an amazing upbeat personality and sheds light on different facets of living with and managing ADHD. Check out our conversation to gain some insights on how ADHD may be affecting your life.

Your Resources

https://hsperson.com/ | Dr. Elaine Aron
https://tannergers.com/ | Tanner Gers
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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:21] Welcome back! Susie Gutierrez and I chat all about HSP and related topics.
  • [05:18] Working as a mascot was a way of hiding for Susie, is she still hiding? 
  • [08:28] Susie describes what it means to be a highly sensitive person (HSP).
  • [11:50] HSP is not a DSM but it is something that we need to be careful about.
  • [16:08] Susie chats about her weird sensory triggers like whispering and baby talk.
  • [22:35] Back from the break and we move into stimulation seeking behaviors we have.
  • [26:07] Susie chats about how her high level of empathy and her ADHD diagnosis has affected personal relationships.
  • [33:30] Susie shares her sleep issues and her belief that they are related to her ADHD.
  • [39:38] Susie was diagnosed two years ago and is on her first round of medications. We chat about the changes in her life since introducing meds (when she takes them).
  • [52:36] Therapy and coaching help in completely different ways but both are valuable.
  • [55:29] Does being an empath connect with improv? 
  • [1:01:11] Self-love is so important, give yourself permission to take care of you.
  • [1:03:27] Check out Susie on Medium, Instagram, and YouTube
  • [1:05:11] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com
Direct download: 276_HSP_Empaths_Sleep_and_ADHD_with_Susie_Guiterrez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Today we are sitting in an ADHD mastermind session, where our group will chat about how clutter affects our lives, what we can do about the clutter on a day-to-day basis. How can you be proactive about not making the clutter, how to keep the house clean, and how you can get your family involved to work together to keep your place organized.

We talk about how you can get a hold of clutter by making decisions on the spot and taking a few minutes to take care of the mess, so the clutter doesn't pile up in the first place. What you need to do for the first "domino" to get your family started on a team effort for household chores. Tying one habit to a habit that's already in place can quickly transfer into more work done.

Your Resources
The One Thing Book | How you can make a difference on outcomes

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:39] Marisol shares her troubles with clutter and her family’s role in clearing clutter in the house.
  • [06:01] Does Marisol fulfill society’s role as a female who should do the housework even though she’s a full-time mom and she works full-time.
  • [07:39] The processes Marisol have tried to get her family to pitch in to clear the house.
  • [09:55] What can her children do that are 10 and 6 years of age?
  • [12:50] List of house chores and who has responsibility for different house chores
  • [16:34] What is the first domino of getting the family involved in household chores?
  • [20:52] Fit one thing here and there and add small items one at a time to achieve your goal.
  • [27:10] Atomic Habits is the book recommendation for this episode from Eric.
  • [27:54] Carrie talks about having goals for the month and to pick one goal at a time.
  • [32:51] What is the self-talk when you put something down where it doesn’t belong?
  • [39:09] How to use the two sticky note strategy for a reminder.
  • [42:44] How can we queue ourselves to remind us to do an activity when we don’t want to?
  • [54:07] Methods to make sure things have a “home” to place them repeatedly to keep track of items you can easily lose.
  • [58:40] The open loops we have created the anxiety which we feel on a daily basis.
  • [60:18] What Marisol can get rid of from her craft space to make her space a place she can craft with her kids.
  • [64:45] Is not giving things away Marisol isn’t using a way of not saying goodbye to her friend?
  • [65:56] What would Marisol’s friend say to her if she saw her craft table?
  • [67:03] Marisol decides to donate the art supplies she hasn’t used to her daughter’s preschool teacher, who her daughter is very fond of.
  • [70:13] Marisol’s teacher will be receiving the supplies by a certain date for a sense of urgency.
  • [74:45] Using pictures to show others what you would like them to do.

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Direct download: 275_Mastermind_Clutter_with_Marisol.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Welcome back to the monthly Q&A episode. Brendan Mahan and I take questions from the group about everything from setting boundaries to setting and accomplishing goals. Learn about finding your “Why” Q, and how setting S.M.A.R.T. goals helps you stay on track in the long-term.

We then move into ADHD medications, irritability, and the stigma surrounding the disease and its symptoms. Finding the right kind of medication and dosing is paramount to reducing symptoms of the medication. Brendan and I also help walk through post-school and work activities and how making minor tweaks helps with the medication crashes and over-stimulation.

Brendan and I also address the stigma surrounding medications. For most people, medications are safe and effective. Seeing your doctor and finding the right medication for you is the most important piece of that. Knowing that you are not alone in the symptoms you are experiencing is also helpful, but realize that the stigma surrounding ADHD is daily being debunked by science.

Join us as we chat about the good and bad of medication, overstimulation, and setting goals and boundaries. We cover so many topics in this episode and share so many great coping tips. You won't want to miss this epic Q&A session!

Your Resources

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups
www.ADHDreWired.com/events

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:51] Welcome back! Brendan Mahan helps in our monthly live Q&A.
  • [03:22] Nick asks about strategies for long term focus and motivation techniques.
  • [05:32] We dig into Nick’s current strategy and ways he can improve by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals.
  • [11:55] Eric asks Nick to define his “Why”Q for language learning.
  • [13:33] Brendan and Eric provide tips on reinforcing long-term motivation and goals.
  • [15:07] Kerry asks about resisting the urge to blurt out every opinion, how do you overcome this?
  • [21:00] Use reflective listening to resist the urge to blurt and validate the thoughts the other person is sharing.
  • [27:31] What are some strategies to handle irritability with and without medications?
  • [35:23] Consider listening to the music you like in middle and high school. That music brings a great deal of comfort and helps set the emotional tone.
  • [39:25] Jacinto seeks out advice for being diagnosed and treated with ADHD because his mindset is affecting his family.
  • [49:03] Michael asks how to scale the wall of awful and Brendan shares more about the wall and how it’s built.
  • [54:18] Find your time wisdom. Figure out how long it takes to do things.
  • [57:36] Attention is not just about focus. Learn how to make smooth transitions.
  • [1:00:06] Create a monthly reminder to review the things you’ve learned and keep track of your “aha’s” and “re-ha’s.”
  • [1:02:16] Don’t feel disappointed when you looking to scale the walls of awful in your life. Just start fresh each time.
  • [1:03:47] This episode of ADHD reWired is brought to you by falafel waffles - just kidding… making sure you read to the bottom!
  • [1:05;54] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com
Direct download: 274_May_Q__A_-_Update.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Today we are sitting in an ADHD mastermind session, where our group will ask Will Curb questions about different aspects of ADHD, how Will moves through and deals with certain obstacles. You can check out our panel guests on previous episodes of ADHD rewired.

We talk about the value of information, how to create habits after learning executive functioning skills, what ARC can do for you. Will talks about why he likes being an admin in the coaching group. Will’s mom recently passed away and we talk about how he is dealing with his grief and the steps he is taking to move through this emotional time. He talks about his podcast and his current and future plans.

Your Resources
The One Thing Book | How you can make a difference on outcomes

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:15] Will shares the mastermind schedule, starting with ARC.
  • [05:30] The why behind this type of learning.
  • [08:49] Marisol’s question for Will. Does Will want to keep his podcast a set number of episodes?
  • [12:12] Why sponsorship is difficult to do with ADHD podcast.
  • [13:10] Cary asks Will about his five Whys.
  • [19:03] Why Will feels validation is important.
  • [21:00] Carl suggests setting monetary goals.
  • [26:23] What kind of subject trees can Will create for his podcasts?
  • [29:32] Marisol asks how Will plans to keep up his interest throughout keeping up his podcasts, especially without immediate feedback.
  • [33:32] Carl suggests using his podcast as an open forum for creating a course on social media.
  • [37:49] Will called himself the “fraud police” and how covering everything isn’t a good idea.
  • [41:07] Eric asks Will to shoot him questions point blank.
  • [45:41] What subjects and ideas are important to an ADHD podcasting community.
  • [48:38] Do the podcast you would want to hear and be yourself.
  • [49:41] What charity would Will donate to if he could have used funding to give back to the community.
  • [51:55] Do you think your podcast would be able to extend the ADHD brand?
  • [56:30] What to do when someone in your classroom knows more than you do.
  • [57:13] Potential names for Will’s podcast

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 273_Mastermind_Sessions-_A_new_ADHD_podcast_with_Will_Curb.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm CST

Russell Barkley joins me for the fourth time as a guest on my podcast.  He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Board certified in three disciplines: clinical psychology, clinical child and adolescent psychology, and clinical neuropsychology. Russell is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner with 23 published books and 41 editions, more than 290 scientific articles and chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. He is the founder and editor of the newsletter “The ADHD Report”. He has spoken at over 800 events and has been recognized for his contributions.

ADHD and Russell’s work has sometimes been considered “over pathologizing”, however, his message is to get the science out for those with ADHD so these individuals can get proper treatment and lead healthy lives. Russell talks about why neuropsychological testing is inappropriate and misleading as a test for ADHD.

Russell is a proponent of discontinuing the use of neuropsychological testing for ADHD. We talk about a controversial device, recently approved by the FDA, for treating ADHD, and new, innovative, research using Virtual Reality for ADHD at the University of Berkley, California.

Your Resources

Russell Barkley | Dr. Barkley’s website
The One Thing Book | How you can make a difference on outcomes
When An Adult You Love Has ADHD | Russell’s book for those who live with adults who have ADHD

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:12] The misuse of neuropsychological testing for diagnosing ADHD.
  • [06:35] Comparing test group averages versus classifying individual people.
  • [09:15] Why neuropsychological tests are not accurate for testing for a diagnosis of ADHD.
  • [10:13] Why people with ADHD are passing neuropsychological tests.
  • [11:41] What categories are included in neuropsychological tests assessment.
  • [13:33] Test environments are not conducive to someone’s everyday normal environment.
  • [16:53] Neuropsychological testing may be useful for physical brain injury situations.
  • [19:45] How should a medical provider be evaluating ADHD, the timeframe and what conditions to rule in or out based on second or third disorders.
  • [23:50] What should you do if you are experiencing something else other than ADHD? Other testing which can assess ADHD and impairment.
  • [26:32] Russell’s definition of executive functioning skills.
  • [34:32] Device which has shown improvement for treating children with ADHD.
  • [41:16] New and novel research using Virtual Reality for possibly diagnosing ADHD.

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 272_Russell_Barkley_on_Life_Expectency_an_ADHD_part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm CST

Russell Barkley joins me for the third time as a guest on my podcast.  He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Board certified in three disciplines: clinical psychology, clinical child and adolescent psychology, and clinical neuropsychology. Russell is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner with 23 published books and 41 editions, more than 290 scientific articles and chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. He is the founder and editor of the newsletter “The ADHD Report”. He has spoken at over 800 events and has been recognized for his contributions.

ADHD and Russell’s work has sometimes been considered “over pathologizing”, however, his message is to get the science out for those with ADHD so these individuals can get proper treatment and lead healthy lives.

Russell has learned how ADHD is a bigger factor in life expectancy than the big five killers put together. His goal is to get people to take ADHD more seriously to avoid negative outcomes which are correlated with not treating ADHD. Genes related to nicotine addiction and smoking, which are identified as ADHD genes, in and of themselves reduce life expectancy. Your lifestyle habits with ADHD are modifiable and, with positive changes, can expand your life expectancy. The higher the level of conscientiousness, the better lifestyle choices, and higher life expectancy.

Your Resources

Russell Barkley | Dr. Barkley’s website
The One Thing Book | How you can make a difference on outcomes
When An Adult You Love Has ADHD | Russell’s book for those who live with adults who have ADHD

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:02] Russell is welcomed to the show and explains his “why”.
  • [05:45] Why ADHD is considered the “diabetes of psychology”.
  • [07:15] How Russell conducted research for his book “ADHD for Adults” and why this led to his research on life expectancy and ADHD.
  • [10:35] Reduction in life expectancy based on time of diagnosis.
  • [12:41] Putting reduction in life expectancy in focus related to other health care factors.
  • [14:48] How ADHD genes reduce your life expectancy, outside of the other factors studied.
  • [23:30] Conscientiousness is stopping to contemplate the outcomes of your actions to effect and self-regulation as a factor of a healthy lifestyle.
  • [26:36] The best predictor of your lifespan is conscientiousness.
  • [27:38] Self-regulation and executive functioning measures and how this affects life expectancy.
  • [29:10] Creating cues in your environment for self-talk, self-imagery which creates self-regulation.
  • [31:12] Addressing the underlying problems of self-regulation and self-control to create the basis for change.
  • [32:22] Develop self-compassion in order to move forward and obtain your goals.
  • [33:33] Message which resulted from Dr. Barkley’s research.
  • [35:12] Primary care physicians need to understand the underlying problem and take a different approach to changing behavior.
  • [38:16] How you can bring this information to your primary care physician’s office.
  • [40:10] It’s OK to be vulnerable in disclosure and have the courage to talk to others about ADHD.

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

Encore packages of this amazing conference are available for only $97!  That includes audio and video downloads, as well as abridged transcripts. Learn more at http://adhdrewired.com/palooza

Support the podcast on Patreon

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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 12:30 pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

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Direct download: 271_Russell_Barkley_on_Life_Expectency_an_ADHD_part_1_V2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Welcome to this month’s live Q&A episode! I’ll start off myself (as my co-host is either mid-interview or heading back to join me). Let’s dive in! First, Kimberly asks about ADHD and PTSD, since her doctor suggested that she might only have PTSD and seemed to completely discount the ADHD. She’s also curious about gut bacteria helping with executive function. We’ll dig into both topics, including the point that trauma is about how we perceive a situation.

Marisol then joins the episode. As a microbiologist, she has some insight into gut-brain connection and the role of gut flora. She recommends starting by looking into the NIH Human Microbiome Project and journal articles from the American Society for Microbiology. (Meanwhile, someone in chat recommends Heads Up Health.)

After the first break, Brendan is back! We then hear from Marisol about her question, which is about thinking your feelings instead of feeling your feelings. Sometimes, for example, someone can feel anxious about something without having the physical components.

Other questions we’ll address in today’s episode include how long after diagnosis it takes to start getting ADHD under control, whether imposter syndrome is linked to ADHD (and what to do about it), what to do when you’re tired of self-care, the role of exercise for people with mobility limitations, and more!

Your Resources

NIH Human Microbiome Project
American Society for Microbiology
Brené Brown
Fighting Imposter Syndrome | TED
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD | John F. Taylor
My Brain Still Needs Glasses | Annick Vincent

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:25] Eric welcomes listeners to the monthly Q&A.
  • [01:59] Kimberly shares a question about ADHD and PTSD.
  • [05:07] We hear about how Kimberly was first diagnosed with ADHD, and what led to her diagnosis.
  • [08:01] How does Kimberly see her difficult past experiences impacting her?
  • [10:48] Kimberly talks about her next steps in scheduling appointments with therapists (both where she is now, and where she’s moving to soon).
  • [11:53] I share my thoughts on the gut bacteria link to executive function.
  • [13:55] Marisol joins the episode, and starts off by talking about whether she has any insights into the gut-brain connection.
  • [18:40] Brendan is back! He talks about how his radio interview went, then we dig into Marisol’s question about thinking your feelings.
  • [23:21] We hear Brendan’s thoughts on the topic of thinking your feelings.
  • [25:34] How long after diagnosis does it take for you to start to get your ADHD symptoms under control?
  • [29:20] It’s really important to focus on permission when talking about self-care.
  • [32:16] What is Marsol’s support system around ADHD?
  • [35:25] The next round of coaching groups starts July 15th!
  • [36:00] Mimi asks whether imposter syndrome is a typical ADHD thing, and how to eradicate it.
  • [40:51] Brendan shares a story involving an event that he mistook the date for.
  • [43:41] What do you do when you’re tired of self-care?
  • [45:48] We compare productivity systems and performance.
  • [47:59] Sheila’s question involves suggestions about exercise for people with limited mobility.
  • [53:43] Mary wants to know how to catch herself when she starts spending too long on the wrong thing.
  • [57:52] We hear one more question, this time from Robert. He wants to know where to begin as an adult with an ADHD diagnosis.
  • [59:41] If you want your question to be guaranteed to be answered in the next Q&A, join the VIP line at the $15 level on Patreon!

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: ADHDRewired-270_April_QA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm CST

Kali’s father recently passed away: this podcast is dedicated in memory of her father.

Kali Stanton joins me on this episode of the podcast.  She lives in Minnesota and is a teacher, wife and mom. Her most recent hobby she enjoys are piano lessons. I previously interviewed Kali  in Season 6. She has had many changes in her life since then, including moving to a new town and a new job. Kali was diagnosed in 2015 with ADHD and has now been told she now does not have ADHD.

In the last three years, Kali has had many changes in her life, including having her ADHD “undiagnosed”. The new clinic which treated her sent her to a psychologist for a more accurate diagnosis of Kali’s situation. Kali wasn’t sure what to do, then decided that instead of focusing on a diagnosis, she would focus on how she felt and if the therapy and methods she was practicing were making her feel better or not.

Kali has learned how having empathy for other family members and assisting them when they are diagnosed can help the entire family be better together. She also realizes there are times you need to take a break with another who you are in a relationship with to preserve the relationship for the future.

Your Resources

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:02] Kali talks about her diagnosis and her “undiagnoses”.
  • [05:06] She was told her diagnosis of ADHD with the psychiatrist wasn’t valid.
  • [09:02] More adults are misdiagnosed with ADHD than are children.
  • [10:15] Using strategies and coaching group instead of looking for a diagnosis.
  • [12:10] His current wife and others in his family who held him accountable for his actions.
  • [13:07] DSM and the lack of validation for patients and getting help for ADHD.
  • [15:00] Being on time is a hard challenge, especially with a partner.
  • [23:35] Family history and how that plays into the diagnosis with ADHD.
  • [26:27] Obsessive, compulsive checking your activities, if you did or didn’t do something.
  • [31:44] Autism community, diagnosis and polarization and overlap with ADHD.
  • [37:10] Seeing ADHD symptoms in family members and having empathy for them.
  • [47:14] Kali’s mom diagnosis and why her diagnosis helped her to put things into perspective.
  • [52:04] Putting on “the translator” when trying to decipher what a family member is talking about.
  • [53:18] Having compassion and taking a break with others who you have a relationship with.
  • [55:40] Resources which helped Kali learn about ADHD and how to deal with symptoms.

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 269_Family_Challenges_through_the_lense_of_ADHD_-_Kali_Stanton_V2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Todd Ellis joins me on this episode of the podcast.  Todd is 43, is a grandfather of one and works for Microsoft Corporation outside of Seattle for the past 18 years. He was diagnosed at age eight. He recalls being a “spark plug” for his parents. As the youngest of three and the only boy, his parents didn’t understand his behavior.  His parents moved around quite often because of his parent’s work, so he was often the “new kid” at school. He found school boring and dull, except for science classes. He skipped most of high school,

In the last few years, Todd has “discovered an inner joy in helping people realize and reach their potential. Through this crazy tenure I have found space to reflect and what I have discovered has shaken my core.” His fulfillment is expressed in more “humanistic ways” with CrossFit, cookies, mindfulness and service to others. His personal mission is “To inspire and cultivate within everyone I meet, the reality that we all can stretch and reach milestones which lay far beyond what we comprehend as our current limit.”

Todd has learned through trial and error that he doesn’t have to be pegged into a socially “normal” role. He gravitates towards others who will also “go deep” to solve a problem, find out more information as these are the people who will connect you to others in life.

Your Resources

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:02] Todd’s introduction and background.
  • [07:50] Todd learns that he doesn’t have to be the way everyone else wants him to be and gets off his medication.
  • [08:30] Todd chats about leaving high school before graduating and chasing his new girlfriend to Florida.
  • [10:12] Rebuilding after his relationship fails and moving back in with his parents.
  • [12:10] His current wife and others in his family who held him accountable for his actions.
  • [19:23] Todd’s family, including his four children and his wife’s family.
  • [20:50] Moving to Minnesota, his new job and the beginnings of his new family.
  • [23:37] Todd’s 21 jobs he had at 21 years of age.
  • [25:00] Todd falls in love with personal computing and his brother getting him into tech field.
  • [31:28] Todd’s typical day, driving 50 miles each way to work.
  • [38:40] What is going on now at Microsoft Corporation and the work culture.
  • [42:17] His engineering team switch and how that gave him a different perspective.
  • [44:35] The book “Hit Refresh” The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone.
  • [47:25] Workplaces and why they should make accommodations for their employees
  • [51:04] How does Todd “wear” his ADHD label in his work environment.

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

Encore packages of this amazing conference are available for only $97!  That includes audio and video downloads, as well as abridged transcripts. Learn more at http://adhdrewired.com/palooza

Support the podcast on Patreon

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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

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Direct download: 268_Neurodiversity_in_the_Workplace_with_Todd_Ellis_from_Microsoft.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Paul Phenix joins me on this episode of the podcast.  Paul, at the age of 75, has an extraordinary story of his journey with ADHD and is the oldest (and most wise) guest on my show to date. Paul has struggled with ADHD throughout his life, especially when attending medical school to be a veterinarian. Since his retirement, Paul has learned to enjoy life, leisurely activities and how to say, “Thank You.”  

Since his childhood, Paul has loved animals of all species: from the 500 frogs he brought into his mom’s parlor to the python he put under his new bride’s bed, he has been active with animal research and welfare since the age of 5. When he found out as a child he could take care of animals for a living, Paul knew what he wanted to do as an adult.

Paul has learned through research since being diagnosed at age 50 how to be a good problem solver, alternative therapies which work for lessening his anxiety and how to use different strategies to get through his day.

Your Resources

The Gift of Adult ADHD: How to Transform Your Child’s Problems into Strengths  | Lara Honos-Webb PhD

The Red Green Show - Adult ADHD, ADD Blog   | Totally ADD

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results  | Gary Keller

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:46] How Paul found out he had ADHD.
  • [05:00] When Paul learned he could be a veterinarian and the social negativity he experienced when he was young.
  • [07:50] Wild animals Paul brought into his home as a child.
  • [09:45] The size of the python Paul’s new bride found next to their bed!
  • [15:21] How Paul’s life changed after being diagnosed and treated with medication.
  • [17:35] Rejection sensitivity and other issues that changed when Paul started to manage his ADHD.
  • [19:19] Wellbutrin’s benefits for those with ADHD.
  • [21:07] Two times for those with ADHD: now and not now and hyperfocus.
  • [25:57] What Paul can do for enjoyment at this period in his life without feeling guilty for having fun.
  • [28:10] What advice Paul would give to his past self and learning how to say “Thank You”.
  • [35:49] Tapping your body meridians to relieve anxiety.
  • [38:20] Hypnosis and the benefits for those with ADHD.
  • [44:30] Paul was the first person in New Hampshire to bring a dog into a nursing home and the therapeutic power of dogs.
  • [50:35] How a golden retriever saved a family’s life.
  • [53:30] Releasing anxiety around daily activities.
  • [57:01] The more information we can get to kids, the better off they will be.

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

Encore packages of this amazing conference are available for only $97!  That includes audio and video downloads, as well as abridged transcripts. Learn more at http://adhdrewired.com/palooza

Support the podcast on Patreon

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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

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Adeola Sogbein joins me on this episode of the podcast.  Adeola is a listener of the podcast, and he has an inspiring story to share with us.  Over the last four years, he has lost the weight equivalent of two adults (330 lbs) and was diagnosed with ADHD at the same time.  He comes on the podcast to talk about the importance of having people on your side and not giving up.

In a way, Adeola’s journey started when he fell asleep in a job interview.  That led to a sleep apnea diagnosis, and once he was able to treat that, many things in his life started falling into place.  That diagnosis allowed him to lose an incredible amount of weight. Shortly after that, he was diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, and dyscalculia.  In this conversation, he shares how he embraced education, and that allowed him to manage these things.

Connect with Adeola Sogbein:

Email - sogbeina@gmail.com

Your Resources

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:49] - Adeola explains his history with OCD and how he has worked to overcome some of those challenges.
  • [06:43] - Adeola describes what was going on in his life when he was diagnosed with ADHD.  Things started with a sleep apnea diagnosis.
  • [09:14] - A book on Adult ADHD changed Adeola’s life.
  • [11:07] - Three women came into Adeola's life and helped him through this period in his life.  He also shares some of the resources he accessed.
  • [13:24] - Adeola talks about receiving his ADHD diagnosis and describes his emotions following that diagnosis.  
  • [19:00] - I explain the idea of the domino effect.  Adeola identifies sleep apnea as that first domino.
  • [22:46] - Adeola shares how he started this journey through education.
  • [24:44] - We talk about how important it is for children with IEP’s to know what is on their IEP and why they receive certain accommodations.
  • [27:10] - Adeola was just recently diagnosed with dyslexia and dyscalculia.  He expresses that he finds it difficult to explain this to neurotypical individuals.
  • [30:23] - Finding a proper support group has played a huge role in Adeola's success. This leads to him describing some of his exercise routines.
  • [33:44] - Adeola explained how moving to the right apartment for him helped him with his ADHD symptoms.  
  • [36:48] - As he worked through his ADHD symptoms, Adeola re-engineered his life.  He shares what he means by “re-engineering life” and explains how he did it.
  • [44:45] - Adeola has gone back to school and talks about his experience with online classes.
  • [48:11] - Adeola shares how he views himself now that he has lost a significant amount of weight.  
  • [51:40] - Adeola says that once his sleep apnea was under control, everything fell into place.  He also talks about the importance of drinking the right amount of water.
  • [56:28] - Adeola talks about the book he wrote on his journey.  

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 266_Losing_330_pounds_after_sleep_apnea_ADHD_dyslexia_diagnosis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

This episode is the recording of March’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.

We cover a variety of topics on this episode.  We talk about anxiety, impulsivity, consistency, resiliency, accommodations, and much more.  In this conversation, Brendan has many opportunities to point you to episodes of his podcast.  

You can listen to our live Q&A sessions on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm Eastern.  Join Brendan Mahan and me as we answer your questions live. You can register at http://ADHDreWired.com/events.  

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ADHD Essentials Podcast

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ADHD Essentials Podcast

How to ADHD YouTube Channel

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:29] - Deborah asks what accommodations would be appropriate for someone who works a desk job.   We share several accommodations and tips on the timing of requesting accommodations.
  • [10:19] - Chelsea asks how to be more consistent.  She is having trouble keeping pace with her goals. I suggest focusing on resiliency instead of consistency.
  • [20:38] - Susan would like to find a good ADHD coach.  Because coaching is not covered by her insurance, she’d like to find good coaching that fits in her budget.
  • [26:24] - Meghan shares that she is impulsive with the things she says.  She asks how to slow her response to avoid saying hurtful things to her husband.  Brendan and I provide some strategies to try.
  • [35:56] - We answer a question from Facebook.  This person wants to know how ADHD medications impact Autism Spectrum Disorder.  
  • [39:28] - Theresa asks for events like this Q&A for youth.  Brendan points out that he does a podcast on/for this population.
  • [45:14] - Brendan talks about navigating anxiety and getting that in check before looking at the ADHD.  I talk about doing food experiments with a family. Certain foods impact how we feel.
  • [49:13] - Kate asks how to identify what is ADHD and what is anxiety.  Brendan shares some tips on this identification process. I take a more clinical approach to the topic.  
  • [53:43] - Rosa would like to know how to get a day back on a track after experiencing anxiety. I can relate to this, and I share how physical exercise helps me. Brendan also suggests social interaction.
  • [58:10] - Brendan goes through some important and useful episodes of his podcast.  

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 265_Q__A_March_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

My guest this week is Linda Donalds.  Linda was diagnosed with ADHD in her early 40s.  Like so many who were diagnosed later in life, the ADHD diagnosis helped explain so many of her struggles.  Professionally, Linda is a board-certified hypnotist.  She’s been an active member of the Guild of Hypnotists for over 20 years, and in recent years has shifted her focus to using her hypnosis for helping adults and teens struggling with ADHD and sleep-related issues with ADHD. 

Linda is an alumnus of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups and knows that I am somewhat skeptical of hypnosis.  In this discussion, I am setting aside my judgments, and I will be open and curious. 

Linda explains that hypnosis is a state where your brainwaves slow down, and it’s like being on the edge of sleep without actually falling asleep.  It allows you to harness your busy thoughts by exploring the past, present, and future.  In this episode, you will get the opportunity to participate in a guided hypnotic experience. 

Connect with Linda Donalds:

Website: http://newhorizonsinhypnosis.com

Bonus Gift from Linda: https://newhorizonsinhypnosis.com/adhdrewired/

Phone: 508-246-2721

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:56] - Linda talks about working in two spaces that have a lot of skepticism, hypnosis and ADHD. She shares some specific concerns
  • [07:22] - Linda says there is a fine line between using ADHD as an explanation and an excuse.
  • [09:28] - Linda gives a thorough an explanation of what hypnosis is. As a hypnotist who specializes in sleep, she puts things into context by comparing it to sleep stages.
  • [13:11] - Hypnosis has three characteristics, and when these characteristics exist together, you have a hypnotic state.
  • [23:17] - Linda lays the groundwork as she prepares to lead us through a hypnotic experience. This includes some safety disclaimers and suggestions.
  • [26:47] - Linda walks us through a guided hypnotic experience.
  • [37:08] - Linda brings us out of this hypnotic experience. She agrees with me that there are a lot of similarities between hypnosis and meditation.
  • [39:47] - I share my experience with meditation and explain that having a voice guiding me helps me significantly. Linda explains that hypnosis allows you to harness the busy thoughts.  We also discuss the role of memories.
  • [51:23] - Linda shares how hypnosis can help with sleep issues.
  • [57:10] - We end this discussion by talking about the evidence for hypnosis, and the lack of evidence of hypnosis as a treatment for ADHD.

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 264_Hypnosis_-_this_is_different.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Dawn Nickel is my guest on this episode.  Dawn is a certified professional recover coach and holds a Ph.D. in Healthcare Policy with a focus on women who experience issues related to mental health, addiction, and intimate partner violence.  Dawn has taken her life experiences of being in recovery from substance abuse, domestic violence, cancer, codependency, grief, and workaholism and turned it into an empowerment movement called She Recovers. 

 

It is a fact that people with ADHD have higher rates of addiction.  Because of that, I’m excited to share this conversation with you.  You will hear Dawn share her incredible story that includes four overdoses by the time she was a 20-years-old, a pregnancy at that same age, struggling with workaholism, and defending her dissertation in recovery from surgery.  Dawn says that we are all recovering from something.

 

Connect with Dawn Nickel:

Email - Dawn@SheRecovers.co

Website - SheRecovers.co

Facebook - She Recovers

 

Your Resources

 

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:01] - Dawn shares her story and tells us how she got to where she is now.
  • [08:33] - When Dawn went back to school, she found herself addicted to the pace of school. She calls this “toxic productivity.”
  • [09:30] - Dawn describes the experience of her daughter falling into drug use.
  • [12:08] - Overachieving was a confirming experience for Dawn.
  • [12:33] - Dawn considers workaholism “the final frontier.” I share my struggles in this area of life.
  • [16:10] - By having nine retreats a year, Dawn is guaranteed periods of time away from work.
  • [18:04] - When I am working longer than I want to, I find myself getting annoyed. Dawn says this is a matter of being aware.
  • [20:01] - Dawn talks about identifying bottom-lines and high-lines and using healthy accountability to meet goals.
  • [29:20] - Dawn tells us the story surrounding her cancer diagnosis. She defended her dissertation from the hospital post-surgery.
  • [36:12] - “Everyone knows what addiction looks like. Nobody knows what recovery looks like.”
  • [43:08] - Dawn talks about working with Shelly, and witnessing the changing perspective with shame.
  • [52:16] - Dawn shares the story of She Recovers and describes their offerings.

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 263_Recovery_and_Community.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

We have a different type of episode for you this week.  Brendan Mahan joins me for this episode. We’re talking about sleep!  Brendan and I had our monthly Q&A episode last week, and we ended the episode on the topic of sleep.  

Since the beginning of the year, my sleep has been incredible.  On the other hand, Brendan has struggled with sleep. He cites a number of changes in his weekly schedule as the primary reason for this.  Throughout this conversation, you will hear many of the changes in routine and strategies I have implemented that has led to a higher quality of sleep.  

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ADHD Essentials Podcast

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Sleep with Me Podcast

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:31] - Brendan shares the reasons why his sleep has not been great recently.  
  • [05:32] - My wife and I sleep in separate bedrooms because of our differences in sleep.  
  • [06:52] - Brendan provides us with another reason why his quality of sleep has suffered.
  • [08:44] - I share my strategy behind using specific language with my goals to help me get my sleep on track.
  • [10:38] - Another goal I have for this year is on the topic of difficult conversations.
  • [14:07] - Brendan talks about how boundary-setting helps his sleep.
  • [20:55] - One of my goals was to have a deeper connection with myself.  A meditation class is helping me accomplish this. I’ve also started journaling.  I talk about how my writing strategy is soothing for me.
  • [29:24] - I have been participating in a meditation class, and explain my efforts to stomach the “woo woo.”  
  • [35:27] - Sleepytime tea has been a key addition to my evening routine.
  • [38:29] - Believe it or not, closing my closet doors helps me wind down and prepare for sleep.  If I’m going to look at a screen an hour or two before sleep, I put on Blublocker glasses. This leads to a discussion on boundaries around screen-time.
  • [46:21] - I talk about using supplements and medication to help with sleep.  
  • [49:53] - I have changed what I listen to at night.  I play a sample of what helps me go to sleep.
  • [55:04] - 9:15 is the tuck time.  9:45 is my next target-time, to get upstairs.
  • [58:56] - I use sleep notes in my Sleep Cycle app, and it indicates that when I stick to my strategies, my sleep benefits from it.
  • [1:08:05] - Warm showers and meditation have helped me the most with my sleep.

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 262.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm CST

This episode is the recording of February’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.

This week, we had several listeners join us on the podcast.  You will hear us talk with a couple of people who were diagnosed later, and are working through things like finding helpful therapists and being ready for coaching.  

You can listen to our live Q&A sessions on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm 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

Your Resources

CHADD

How to ADHD

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:18] - Brendan shares that he is filling in as principal for a school.
  • [06:50] - Brendan explains why he is no longer a fan of the concept of behavior management.  
  • [08:24] - Anna has a question about dyslexia.  Some of the characteristics of dyslexia are becoming apparent.  She wonders how dyslexia is displayed and diagnosed.
  • [13:48] - Amy joins the call and shares that she was diagnosed with ADHD at 41.  She doesn’t feel that the therapists she has encountered aren’t that helpful.
  • [18:32] - I ask Amy some follow-up questions and Brendan and I share some thoughts on her situation.  
  • [27:24] - Rob was just diagnosed with ADHD at 50.  He wonders where to start. We give him some resources.  
  • [31:52] - Juliet joins the call and is looking to manage anger and frustration she feels, specifically with her 8-year old who has ADHD.  This is an aspect of ADHD that is not discussed much. I share some of my thoughts on regulating these emotions.
  • [45:24] - Brett talks with us about being ready for coaching.  
  • [56:33] - Tina joins the call.  She brings up the idea of using a filter in interactions with others.  
  • [1:01:07] - Brendan and I talk about our current sleep habits and progress.

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 261_Feb_Q__A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Justin Classen returns to the podcast for this episode.  He previously appeared on Episode #195.  Justin learned that he has ADHD in April 2017.  Since then, he has been devoting himself to a journey of acceptance and developing a true sense of awareness.  Prior to his diagnosis, Justin would describe his life as a seemingly endless series of impulsive catastrophes.  Since he was last on the podcast, Justin continues to make tons of progress and positive changes in his life from improving his health, getting control of his finances, and being more organized.  Justin is here to share the message that if he can do it, so can you.

“You know you have ADHD when you set reminders to set reminders.”  The progress that Justin has made since our last discussion is impressive, and in this conversation, you will hear him describe the strategies he has implemented and the results he’s experienced.  One area that Justin is struggling with is readjusting to home life after a week away for work. We discuss some ways he could transition between those two worlds.

Your Resources

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones - James Clear

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:43] - Justin describes his life since he was on the podcast over a year ago.
  • [03:21] - Justin explains the type of work he does.
  • [05:15] - When discussing his progress, Justin emphasizes how vital medication is.
  • [06:34] - We all experience setbacks, and Justin describes how he recovers from these situations.
  • [07:32] - Justin tells us how he avoids misplacing his wallet, keys, and phone.
  • [08:36] - Having clocks and timers in various locations helps Justin stay on track with appointments and tasks.  
  • [09:56] - Justin talks about some of the pleasant surprises he’s experienced since his diagnosis. One is the repairing of relationships, and he explains how he fixed these.
  • [19:57] - Justin says these high-energy and impulsive tendencies are still there.  He shares how he keeps those things in check.
  • [22:32] - Justin talks about his self-care.  
  • [27:04] - Justin has a strange schedule with seven days away from home and then seven days at home.  He talks about his struggles with juggling those two different routines.
  • [29:46] - Audiobooks are something that Justin has been enjoying recently.  He shares how the books he is listening to are helping him work through things.
  • [33:14] - Justin talks about giving back to the ADHD community.  He would like to do something that’s more interactive and intuitive.
  • [41:28] - Meditation is something Justin is curious about.  I share some tips on meditation and mindfulness for Justin, who is a very physically active person.  
  • [45:12] - Justin talks about keeping track of the positive things he’s doing for himself.  
  • [47:58] - Justin asks about molding his home life and work life together.  

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 260_Progress_is_Power_with_Justin_Classen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

This episode is another mastermind group session!  This conversation is with ADHD reWired Addmin, who help with our coaching group.  This week, Juliet sits in the hot seat. Also in the mastermind call are Kat, Dave, Katie, and Roxy.

In this conversation, you will hear Juliet describe her situation and challenges.  Juliet feels that situations in her life go in circles. She’d like to change her outcomes by doing things differently instead of doing them the same ways, expecting different results.  Throughout this conversation, you will hear the other members of the group and me ask her questions, share our own experiences, and provide some action-items to help her get past these things that seem to be holding her back.  

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:05] - Juliet shares that she keeps going in circles with everything.  She provides a few examples of this happening in her life. This is what she’d like to mastermind.  
  • [04:21] - Juliet describes what is happening now in this area. 
  • [06:02] -  Working on this area of her life is important to Juliet.
  • [07:22] - Juliet is not sure how other people view her.  She feels this comes from her personality being extreme on both ends.
  • [10:10] - There is a fair amount of neurodiversity in Juliet’s family.  She talks about her self-concept as a person and mom on the spectrum.
  • [12:49] - Juliet describes her last job and why she lost interest in it.
  • [16:26] - I suggest Juliet come up with a more proactive self-care plan.  Kat asks Juliet about the difference between self-care and selfishness.
  • [18:31] - Dave points out that Juliet is navigating a lot of situations.  
  • [21:10] - Katie asks how long it takes Juliet to notice she’s getting burned out in a job.  We talk about preemptively handling this situation.
  • [28:03] - Katie encourages Juliet to consider taking “staycations” to avoid burnout from work.  She also suggests Katie find someone in the workplace to help her with honest feedback.
  • [30:00] - Juliet talks about the possibility of working with families of children on the spectrum.  I see the passion when she talks about this possibility, and encourage her to pursue this.
  • [33:02] - Juliet describes her ideal work day.
  • [37:28] - Roxy asks Juliet if there are things that work to bring her into the present.
  • [39:46] - Roxy wonders if there are things outside of her support group that she’s like to implement to help her regroup.  
  • [42:11] - Juliet talks about how she manages her calendar and tasks.  
  • [45:47] - I share an opinion on empathy with people on the spectrum.  
  • [47:30] - Kat talks about working with a client going through self-care guilt.  She shares her personal experience.
  • [50:56] - I share how I manage certain events on my calendar.
  • [51:57] - Roxy talks about giving herself a time-out can help in some interpersonal situations.
  • [56:05] - I share a situation where I lost my patience with my son.
  • [58:55] - Juliet shares the actions she would like to take.

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ADHD Women’s Palooza

The ADHD Women’s Palooza is back!  Join me, and over 30 of the top ADHD experts focused on women’s issues with ADHD.  The event is happening now through March 2nd. My session is on Friday, March 1st at 5pm Eastern.  All sessions are free to attend! Learn more at http://adhdrewired.com/palooza

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 259_Mastermind_-_Preventing_Burnout.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

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Direct download: 259_SPECIAL_AD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm CST

This episode is another mastermind group session.  This conversation is with ADHD reWired alumni from our 14th season.  This week, Katie returns to the podcast and is in the hot seat. We are joined by Kat, Roxy, Juliet, and Carrie.  

In this conversation, you will hear Katie describe her situation.  She would like to find her passion and potentially make a career out of it.  Katie enjoys creating content, specifically on YouTube. By the end of the conversation, Katie has an idea of what she wants to do, and she will have a timeline for herself to accomplish this goal.  

Connect with Katie:

https://www.youtube.com/user/katiecuppycakemakeup

Your Resources

The Art of Asking:  How I learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help - Amanda Palmer

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:19] - Katie shares that she is looking to mastermind finding her passion.  She has struggled with decisions, so figuring out what passion to focus on has been difficult.
  • [02:56] - Carrie asks about any limitations.  Katie would like to turn a passion into a career, but she’s having a hard time wrapping her head around that idea.
  • [03:47] - Roxy asks Katie to list some of her passions.  Katie explains why she is drawn to content creation via YouTube.  This leads to a discussion on the number of things Katie is good at.  
  • [08:11] - In the past, she got overwhelmed when she restricted her efforts to one thing.  She shared an example of this happening.
  • [09:53] - Kat suggests the idea of “seasons” with a podcast or YouTube channel, which would allow her to keep her interests in several areas, rather than focus on just one.
  • [12:26] - Juliet follows up on Katie’s earlier comment about being a Kindergarten teacher.
  • [14:55] - Carrie asks Katie to consider what she likes about each of her options.  
  • [22:03] - Katie describes “work.”  She describes what she finds fulfilling.  
  • [25:17] - Katie talks about how Jesse’s skills complement her own.  I talk with her about doing what you love and incorporating outsourcing.
  • [31:18] - Katie gives a few reasons why she is interested in moving toward following her passions.
  • [32:14] - We talk about talents and “gift.”  
  • [33:32] - Katie says a lack of action on other things in life and the fact she’s not on her medication is making moving towards her goal difficult.  I share that ADHD is a performance disorder.
  • [36:08] - Katie shares what she is doing to simplify things.
  • [41:15] - Katie tells us what her lifelong vision is, which is something that is happening soon!
  • [45:29] - Carrie asks if there are pain-points that might help Katie focus on specific things.  She admits that she does not ask for help enough.
  • [50:59] - Katie says she struggles with meal prep.
  • [53:48] - We discuss the idea of Katie having a YouTube Channel on being an ADHD mom.
  • [57:27] - Katie shares a recent epiphany.
  • [1:03:43] - Katie decides how and when she will take action.
  • [1:12:40] - Katie comes up with an impromptu song about her time on the hot seat.

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Direct download: 258_Mastermind_-_Asking_for_Help_and_Making_Decisions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CST

This episode is the recording of January’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. On this episode, you will hear Brendan and me discuss a handful of listener questions on sleep, multitasking, anxiety from goals, and other topics.  

You can listen to our live Q&A sessions on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm 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

Your Resources

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:59] - The first question comes from Christian.  He has been struggling with sleep and finds himself waking up frustrated.  We try to figure out what could be causing his sleep issues, and we give him some tips.
  • [17:22] - Drew asks if it’s possible to have attention focused in multiple places at once.  Brendan and I explain why it’s not possible to be good at multitasking. Brendan shares his thoughts on this topic.
  • [28:20] - Sarah is looking for advice on how to show her husband that the behaviors of their daughter with ADHD are not a matter of “not caring.”  We talk about helping her husband see things from a different perspective and trying to create better habits for children (and ourselves).
  • [44:22] - Mike joins the call to ask about money.  Finances are something he struggles with but isn’t sure how to unload that responsibility.   Brendan and I talk with him about some solutions.
  • [55:58] - Kenya wonders why just thinking about writing goals down causes anxiety.  Brendan talks about how he plays with language, and sometimes ADHD wins. This question allows me to go on a rant.  
  • [1:04:47] - I share a new strategy to get to bed at a better time.  Brendan talks about a new snack that helps him avoid unhealthy snacks.

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Direct download: 257_Jan_Q__A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Eric Zimmer joins me on this episode of the podcast.  He is a serial entrepreneur, coach, and host of the podcast, The One You Feed.  Eric is endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live.  

At the age of 24, Eric was homeless, addicted to heroin, and facing long jail sentences.  In the years since, he has found a way how to recover from addiction, and build a life worth living.  While Eric doesn’t know if he has ADHD, he does know a lot about doing hard things in order to live the life you want to live.

In this conversation, you will hear Eric, and I talk about perfectionism, battling depression, and meditation and other forms of self-care.  We also discuss the balance of being content and striving for growth. We even get a little “woo woo” in this conversation!

Your Resources:

The Spirituality of Imperfection - Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham
Happiness is a Choice You Make - John Leland

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:37] - Eric explains where he got the name of his podcast, The One You Feed.
  • [05:05] - Half a lifetime ago, Eric was homeless.  He tells us his path to that point in life.
  • [09:15] - “The nature of addiction is that it’s chronic.”
  • [10:40] - We talk about recovering from failure.
  • [13:19] - Eric shares his thoughts on perfectionism.
  • [18:51] - Eric says you need to throw the kitchen sink at depression.  He shares what is in his kitchen sink.
  • [26:29] - Eric talks about trying to balance being content and striving for growth.
  • [32:17] - Eric describes why he feels that he is a spiritual person.
  • [39:23] - I share my recent experiences with meditation and journaling.
  • [45:18] - Eric describes his meditations, and says to try things and see what works for you.
  • [48:43] - Eric talks about open meditation.
  • [51:48] - Self-care is exhausting, but trying harder is even more exhausting.
  • [54:19] - Eric states that we aren’t built well for long-term rewards.  We share tips for people who are not in an exercise routine.
  • [1:00:30] - Eric explains how we figure out how to unlock the key to our mental health.
  • [1:05:22] - Eric says that learning life lessons like a spiral staircase.  
  • [1:07:46] - The more we do hard things, the easier it is to do hard things.

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Direct download: 256_The_One_You_Feed_with_Eric_Zimmer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Isaac Boutin joins me on this week’s episode of the podcast.  Isaac has been diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, and Tourette’s. He also might be the youngest guest we’ve had on this podcast, as he is finishing his senior year of high school.  When I talked with Isaac, his story and attitude were so positive and inspiring, I knew we needed to have him on.

Recently, an academic advisor suggested to Isaac that he appear on a podcast or radio show.  He reached out to me, and here’s his appearance! Throughout this conversation, you will hear Isaac talk about the impact ADHD, OCD, and Tourette’s have had on his academics, sports, and life in general.  

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:35] - Isaac shares the story of his education.  He describes how he pushes himself in his studies.
  • [05:46] - An academic advisor suggested to Isaac that he look for an opportunity to be a guest on a podcast or radio show.
  • [09:15] - When he was younger, Isaac felt ashamed of himself.  As he got older, he realized he’s happy with who he is and chose to no longer hide his diagnoses.
  • [14:39] - Isaac describes his study habits.  This includes studying while he runs.
  • [19:55] - OCD and Tourette’s are part of Isaac’s everyday life.  He describes their impact.
  • [24:34] - Isaac shares a recent example of his compulsions.
  • [27:03] - We talk about OCD and Exposure and Response Prevention.
  • [36:38] - I talk about Jia Jiang’s efforts to deal with the fear of rejection. Check out his book, Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection.
  • [43:23] - Isaac loves talking about sports, and he shares their role in his life.
  • [51:52] - Isaac explains how his medication has helped him.
  • [53:04] - Isaac believes that having ADHD helps him in hockey, specifically with being “clutch.”
  • [56:12] - We look ahead to the future, which includes attending university and Toastmasters.

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Direct download: 255_Exercise_Study_Habits_and_a_Healthy_Perspective_with_Isaac_Boutin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CST

This episode is another mastermind session.  Kat, Katie, Juliet, Dave, and Carrie join me in this discussion with Roxy, who is in the hot seat.  Roxy has decided that the theme for this episode is “aging out of opportunities.”

In this discussion, you will hear Roxy express a desire for a change, but she is a bit overwhelmed by the number of options she has.  Throughout the conversation, it becomes clear that Roxy feels drawn to the idea of being an ADHD coach.  We talk about what appeals to her about being an ADHD coach, and some of the reasons she feels some apprehension.  One thing that intimidates her is marketing, and I share my experience of overcoming this and other fears in my journey.  

Your Resources:

Building Your Ideal Practice

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:42] - Roxy shares that she’d like to mastermind the theme of aging out of opportunities.  She feels she has too many options and too little clarity. 
  • [02:23] - Juliet asks if there are areas with positive experiences that could help guide her. 
  • [04:07] - Katie asks a clarifying question about the theme “aging out of opportunities.” 
  • [05:35] - I share what I envision when I hear “aging out of opportunities,” and ask Katie to further explain it from her perspective.  This leads to a discussion on pursuing becoming an ADHD coach. 
  • [10:11] - Dave feels that Roxy discounts her career, and wonders if she doesn’t value it. She says that living in a college town impacts the way she views things.  
  • [18:22] - Carrie wonders how much satisfaction Roxy currently gets from helping people. 
  • [25:12] - Juliet suggests Roxy consider teaching/coaching hairdressers. 
  • [26:50] - Roxy shares what her future would look like after a coaching certification. 
  • [31:13] - We talk about changing our perspective on “starting late.” 
  • [36:48] - Roxy says her first action is to talk more with people to determine the next step. I push Roxy to set some decision dates. 
  • [41:12] - Kat asks Roxy what her word of the year, “courage” looks like to her. 
  • [45:04] - Roxy shares some of her fears about this change, but believes these fears are out of her control.  Marketing is something that intimidates her. 
  • [50:36] - Kat says that they were drawn to me because I am authentic, and Roxy needs to be herself in everything, including marketing. 
  • [54:00] - Katie addresses the fact that Roxy doesn’t see herself as consistent.  
  • [56:56] - We talk about acquiring testimonials, and learning marketing. 

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Direct download: 254_Mastermind_-_Cut_The_BS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CST

I’m joined on this episode by LeDerick Horne.  LeDerick is a poet, leader, speaker, and disability activist.  LeDerick was diagnosed with a learning disability in the third-grade.  A tireless advocate for people with all disabilities, he uses his gift of the spoken word as a gateway to larger discussions on equal opportunity, pride, and self-determination.  

LeDerick has appeared at the White House and the United Nations.  He co-authored the book, Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success. He has also released two spoken word poetry albums.  I met LeDerick and had the opportunity to see him speak at the CHADD Conference, and I’m excited to have him on the podcast.  

In this conversation, you will hear LeDerick share his personal educational story and explain how the help from different people helped him be successful.  As a poet and writer, he shares some useful tips on writing and he points out that “everybody edits.” LeDerick has a lot of great insight into disclosing disabilities, specifically in the workplace.  He shares how by sharing your strengths, weaknesses, and the accommodations you need and using resources and allies, you can set yourself on a path for success.

Connect with LeDerick Horne:

Website - http://lederick.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:00] - LeDerick shares his story.  He talks about his educational journey and explains how it lead to where he is now.
  • [06:49] - LeDerick talks about his decision to self-disclose on the job. He describes self-disclosure as a powerful set of skills.
  • [10:53] - There is a risk in self-disclosure, and LeDerick describes how he explains this situation.
  • [13:03] - LeDerick reads some poetry from his first album. It’s a piece entitled “Nina.”
  • [18:07] - A counselor encouraged LeDerick to forget about his spelling, but just focus on writing.  He explains how she helped him get past the things that tripped him up with writing.
  • [21:35] - LeDerick talks about his writing process.
  • [25:33] - I share that I have changed my internal dialogue about how I think about myself as a writer.  LeDerick shares some of his wisdom in this area.
  • [30:14] - As adults, relying on the people around us is something that can help us be successful.  
  • [42:13] - LeDerick shares his thoughts on self-disclosing without risking a loss of employment.  He shares a resource, the 411 on Disability Disclosure.
  • [44:12] - The understanding of our rights as people with disabilities is essential.  
  • [47:16] - We talk about using discretion in disclosing in the workplace.  
  • [49:40] - LeDerick ends out discussion with another poem, “An American Idea.”

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 253_Self-Advocacy_and_Disclosure_LeDerick_Horne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm CST

This episode is the recording of December’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.

On this episode, you will hear Brendan, and me answer a handful of listener questions.  You will hear us answer questions on unstructured time, regulating emotions in the workplace, and the transition from high school to college.  You’ll also hear a story of a near-fight involving Brendan, and he has the ability to turn that situation into a learning opportunity.

You can listen to our live Q&A sessions on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm 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:

  • [02:26] - Juliet is struggling with finding time for herself.  She asks for suggestions on carving time out of a busy schedule.
  • [07:35] - Elliott asks about making the best of unstructured time.  I share some of my experience with unstructured time and the importance of accountability.
  • [19:09] - Brendan shares a question that came in ahead of time.  This person wants to know how to regulate their emotions at work.  Brendan shares why this scenario may not be a regulation of emotions issue.
  • [23:01] - Tracey is unsure how to identify rewards.  I explain that people with ADHD are less sensitive to rewards and need more of them.
  • [33:40] - Brendan shares his thoughts on his 2019 goals. He also tells a story that provides a good example to his philosophy “don’t get mad, get offended.”
  • [43:54] - Helen asks a question for son about homework and study habits as he prepares to enter college.  Brendan suggests checking out Episode 22 of ADHD Essentials Podcast for more information on the transition from high school to college.
  • [49:00] - David joins the call to update us on a question in a previous episode.  He is considering going back to college to study for a second career. He is searching for advice about the college process.

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Productivity Q&A

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Direct download: 252_Live_Q__A_-_Dec_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

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