ADHD reWired

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.

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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
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