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Thank you for listening to this continuation of yesterday's episode with your host Eric, and his guests Jessica, Erica, and Blake, with Natalie in the hot seat, continuing the discussion on how to build a business. Natalie is an Occupational Therapist and is looking to start her own practice but needs help from the mastermind on this episode of ADHD reWired.

Listen as the mastermind continues to give Natalie suggestions and feedback on her idea of starting a virtual and in-home Occupational Therapy Practice. Blake speaks about a book on marketing that he recommends, and Jessica thinks that Natalie should write out her vision statement and put it on her wall for encouragement.

Eric suggests that she get a website, and Jessica offers to set it up for her while Erica adds her insights into building a website. Eric suggests doing some SEO research to determine better her domain name and Blake discusses the niche group that Natalie wants to work with.

Natalie wants to have a cash-only business, but Eric suggests looking into a membership type business model. He says that when working with your core values, the energy for what you do will never falter. To close out, Natalie shares what she will commit to after she gets off this call and her goal for the next seven days. 

You'll learn:

  • [02:28] Blake speaks about marketing and a book that Blake and Eric recommend.
  • [03:08] Jessica speaks about Natalie writing her vision statement out and putting it on the wall.
  • [04:57] Eric shares what he did to stay excited about starting his business.
  • [06:52] Eric tells her she has to have a website.
  • [07:39] Jessica says that she could do a website for Natalie.
  • [09:25] Erica shares her views on a website.
  • [11:42] Eric suggests doing SEO research and seeing what people are searching for when they look for an OT.
  • [13:24] Blake discusses the niche group that Natalie wants to work with and her idea of mixing in-home and virtual therapies.
  • [14:52] Jessica shares an idea she thought of around her YouTube channel.
  • [16:55] Start looking for conferences that you can speak at.
  • [17:56] Blake tells her to listen to a group he recommends.
  • [20:23] Eric talks about being a student of social media when he first started his business.
  • [26:46] Eric speaks about reading the book Profit First by Mike Michalowicz.
  • [29:12] Blake shares something else for her garage.
  • [31:24] Eric suggests building a membership community.
  • [33:28] When you are working in your core values, you have unstoppable energy.
  • [35:18] Listen as Natalie shares what she will commit to.
  • [37:56] Natalie speaks about her goals for the next seven days.
  • [39:38] Thank you for listening!
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Could you use a mastermind group to help you start your business?" Listen as your host, Eric, and his guests Jessica, Erica, and Blake, with Natalie in the hot seat, discuss how to build a business. Natalie is an Occupational Therapist and is looking to start her own practice but needs help from the mastermind on this episode of ADHD reWired.

Natalie shares that she wants to open a cash practice that centers around invisible illnesses and work with the LGBT community as well as the Trans community. Her job is to fix people's environments, not people, and she feels that with the insurance regulations that she isn't allowed to help people the ways she wants to.

The mastermind discusses what part of control is important to Natalie, is she good at saying no if a client calls her on her day off, and Eric suggests she makes her company an LLC. They talk about having an accountant and an attorney to ensure she is financially safe and an attorney to be on her legal council. 

We have broken this episode into two parts, so if you notice an awkward ending, that's the reason. Because the content is so good, we didn't want to lose your attention by playing the entire hour and twenty-minute show. So stay tuned for Part 2, dropping into your feed tomorrow. 

You'll learn:

  • [02:35] Welcome to the show, everyone!
  • [03:18] Natalie kicks it off with her reason for being on the hot seat.
  • [05:33] Natalie is speaking about having a cash practice with no insurance billing.
  • [06:59] Her job is to fix people's environments, not people.
  • [08:43] Natalie shares how big an LGBT community that they have in Indianapolis.
  • [10:05] Blake speaks about how concise and put together Natalie's plans are.
  • [11:20] Blake wants to know what control is important to Natalie.
  • [13:21] Eric asks how good she is at saying no.
  • [15:29] Erica wants to know if anyone else is doing this business model that Natalie wants to do, and if she knows what she needs to make monthly.
  • [16:51] Jessica speaks about being let down by the healthcare system and proud of Natalie for wanting to build her practice.
  • [24:10] Eric discusses the first steps that Natalie needs to think about.
  • [26:03] Eric suggests that Natalie makes her company an LLC.
  • [27:30] Blake shares some thoughts he has on this.
  • [29:01] Natalie speaks about finding an accountant to handle the financial side of the business.
  • [34:33] Erica wants to know if Natalie has a place where she has been putting all her ideas.
  • [35:56] How developed is your audience on your YouTube channel?
  • [38:34] Natalie discusses what certificates that she can get that will allow her to charge more.
  • [41:13] Eric says that there are people who move things forward in healthcare, and there are people who don't want to change.
  • [43:30] Eric suggests that Natalie get an attorney as she starts this business.
  • [45:37] Thank you for listening to part 1. We will drop part 2 tomorrow.
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"Is stress a big factor in your life? Listen as your host, Eric, and his guests Jessica, Natalie, Erica with Blake in the hot seat, discuss Blake's issue of getting himself going to start his day. He shares that it takes hours for him to function enough to start work, and he is looking for solutions so he can get more out of his day on this episode of ADHD reWired.

Blake summarizes the issues he is having with getting started in the mornings. Eric believes that Blake needs a sleep study, and Jessica shares some ideas that might help. Blake shares that he sometimes gets anxiety when he sleeps, and Erica shares some facts about adenosine and sleep pressure.

Natalie talks about how Blake's situation sounds like what she went through, and Eric shares that once he started eating protein shakes for breakfast and cut back the carbohydrates, he stopped having the same issues. Jessica speaks about a book that turned her life around called The Power of When.

They also discuss the fact that Blake plays video games for an hour to an hour and a half every morning. Eric shares that when you consume instead of generating output you don't get your brain activated, and he suggests walking first thing in the morning instead of the video games

Does any of this resonate with you? If it does, this is a mastermind episode that you don't want to miss. Eric, Jessica, Erica, and Natalie give Blake some expert advice, tips, and tricks to get his morning started so that the rest of the day can be as productive as he needs it to be.

You'll learn:

  • [01:17] Welcome to the show, everyone!
  • [03:14] Blake summarizes the issue he is bringing to the group.
  • [06:10] Blake shares what his average morning looks like.
  • [07:15] Eric asks some questions for clarification.
  • [10:01] Eric says the first thing Blake needs is a sleep study.
  • [10:40] Jessica asks Blake to expand on his bedtime routine.
  • [12:25] Jessica shares a few ideas she has that might help him.
  • [14:39] She discusses having hypoglycemia but thought it was a panic attack.
  • [16:23] Erica asks Blake some additional questions around anxiety.
  • [19:33] Erica speaks about adenosine and sleep pressure.
  • [26:15] Eric talks about sweating, exercising, and if Blake is getting his heart rate up to 150 or 160.
  • [28:26] Natalie discusses how Blake's situation sounds like the situation she was in a few years ago.
  • [31:49] Eric speaks about having the same issue as Blake, and as he stopped eating carbs, it stopped.
  • [34:49] Jessica shares a book called The Power of When and how it helped her.
  • [36:55] Erica asks some additional questions about Blake.
  • [38:01] How long do you play video games in the morning?
  • [38:48] Eric says that Blake is consuming instead of generating output.
  • [41:31] Blake shares why he was late to the smartphone party.
  • [47:13] Eric believes that Blake needs to have exercise be his morning routine and do it before his brain can talk him out of it.
  • [48:43] Jessica suggests that Blake move his video game system away from his couch and put his walking shoes on the couch to change the loop.
  • [51:40] They discuss Blake's fitness program for the Wei.
  • [54:19] Eric speaks about what he did during COVID to get his heart rate up.
  • [55:49] Blake, has this conversation helped you?
  • [59:21] Thank all of you for being on the show!
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"Do you have a problem prioritizing" Listen as Eric Tivers with his guests, Brendan Mahan, and Will Curb answer questions from the listeners in our monthly Q & A session of ADHD reWired. We are taking questions from you, the listener, about situations 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. 

Daniel starts the questions with one around lack of motivation and follow through and how to tell if it's from ADHD or depression. Christina wants to know how to set a routine and follow through for over two weeks because that's when she stops, and Tony is struggling with behavior around emotional flooding.

Sheila asks for suggestions on how to turn the TV and computer off at night, and the consensus is to set the time on both to shut off at a given time, therefore taking the decision out of your hands. Victor wants to know what the chances are of being misdiagnosed with ADHD when it is actually complex PTSD. Eric shares that they are both disorders, and their symptoms are similar.

Pat wants to discuss being a new dad with ADHD and his need to stay busy. Stephanie is writing a book and is asking for ways to hold herself accountable so she can get more done each day, and Kendra is always distracted and overbooked and is looking for help to keep from saying yes to everyone who wants her help. Will shares that every time you say yes, you are saying no to something else, and Brendon tells her to have a not-to-do list.

Your Resources:

You'll Learn:

  • [02:41] Welcome to our monthly Q & A with Will Curb and Brendan Mahan.
  • [03:04] Daniel has a question about motivation and follow through and when to know if it's from depression or ADHD.
  • [05:03] Will gives his insight into this question.
  • [07:19] Christina asks a question about making new routines and being consistent with them.
  • [09:51] Eric speaks about ways to self regulate.
  • [13:18] Why do you recommend an external timer instead of an app timer?
  • [13:32] Will explains why this is recommended.
  • [15:21] Tony wants to know about tools to handle certain behaviors he has been struggling with.
  • [21:14] Brendon addresses this question with examples of how he handles it.
  • [22:53] Eric speaks about his issues with having hard conversations.
  • [25:20] If it's easier to write things down than talk to someone, write things down in advance.
  • [28:30] Eric speaks about talking to his therapist and sharing what's in his head.
  • [30:40] Sheila asks for suggestions on how to turn off the tv and computer at night.
  • [31:09] Eric discusses what has worked for him.
  • [34:40] Victor wants to know the chances of a person being misdiagnosed with ADHD when they have complex PTSD.
  • [36:17] Eric believes there is a very high correlation between the two.
  • [37:43] Brendan gives his insights into this issue.
  • [39:46] Pat has a question about tactics, inspirations, or war stories related to being a new dad that doesn't sit very well.
  • [44:55] Will explains what he thinks is going on with Pat.
  • [46:56] Brendan believes that it doesn't matter what anybody else thinks; you are doing it right.
  • [49:30] Eric believes that as parents, we judge ourselves too harshly.
  • [52:07] Stephanie asks how she can hold herself accountable when writing a book.
  • [52:44] Eric shares that when you have ADHD, you must ask someone else to hold you accountable.
  • [54:08] Will suggests that she set herself goals.
  • [57:30] Brendan says that accountability buddies do not work for him.
  • [59:25] Kendra's question is about being distracted all the time, and how to combat her lack of focus.
  • [1:01:06] Eric discusses Kendra's self-regulation and having too much on her plate.
  • [1:03:11] Brendan speaks about a not-to-do list.
  • [1:05:42] Will adds a few suggestions to the conversation.
  • [1:07:31] Every time you say yes, you are saying no to everything else.
  • [1:10:05] Thank you for all of your questions.
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Direct download: ADHD_334_July_2020_QA.mp3
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"You develop a codependent relationship with work or with the world as a person of color because you end up playing to how people see you." Welcome to this episode of ADHD reWired with your host Eric Tivers and his guest, Romanza McAllister, LCSW. Romanza is a psychotherapist, and in 2008 she graduated from Hunter College School of Social Work, where she majored in case management and group work. Over the last ten years, Romanza has provided focused solution group and family counseling with inpatient and outpatient settings.

Romanza shares her experience of being black and diagnosed with ADHD at ten years old, and she speaks about how it affected her school years and career. Romanza discusses working for herself and the relief she feels, knowing she doesn't have to wonder why she was hired.

Eric asks some questions he is uncomfortable with, trying to learn how to approach certain subjects. Romanza states that there is no such thing as color blindness and how it's our responsibility to create a safe space through empathic and reflective listening.

Romanza shares how validated she feels when people ask her questions about being a woman of color. She says that it makes her feel like people are listening and trying to understand how her life is different. Eric and Romanza also speak about RSD and what can trigger the reaction.

Is sensitivity training enough? No, and Romanza feels like everyone, regardless of color, can benefit from anti-racism training. She also speaks about what they can do from a policy standpoint around ADHD, children of color, and schools so that people of color don't have to be either black or ADHD; they can be who they are. This is a compelling conversation that everyone should hear.

You'll learn:

  • [03:18] Welcome to the show, Romanza!
  • [03:42] Romanza shares her experience of being diagnosed at 10 with ADHD and as a child of color.
  • [06:38] How did the family deal with your ADHD diagnosis?
  • [07:57] Romanza speaks about dealing with ADHD throughout her school years.
  • [11:37] Romanza discusses being a woman of color with ADHD and how that has affected her work history.
  • [14:17] Have you ever sat at your desk and wondered why you were hired?
  • [16:12] Romanza speaks about working for herself and how it makes her feel.
  • [19:38] Listen as Eric shares that Issues around social justice fire people up with ADHD.
  • [25:03] Eric talks about asking Romanza some hard questions. 
  • [26:16] Romanza shares that talking to progressive people can be difficult because they are sometimes fragile.
  • [26:52] There is no such thing as color blindness.
  • [28:00] Creating a safe space through empathic and reflective listening.
  • [29:51] Romanza shares a story about micro-invalidation.
  • [33:28] When you get asked a question like what does it feel like to be a black person, is there validation in that someone is asking the question?
  • [35:56] Romanza says to ask but ask permission to the client first.
  • [40:16] Eric defines RSD because it is becoming more talked about in the community.
  • [41:46] Romanza discusses RSD and how it can be triggered when trying to have white/black conversations.
  • [44:01] Romanza speaks about the things she has to consider before she reacts to a situation.
  • [47:21] Romanza says she likes the idea of this racial RSD feedback loop.
  • [48:02] Romanza speaks about the story of a young girl that didn't turn in her homework.
  • [48:50] Romanza believes that everyone can benefit from anti-racist training no matter what the color.
  • [50:34] Is sensitivity training enough?
  • [52:40] Romanza speaks about what needs to be done from a policy standpoint in the ADHD space to create more equity.
  • [54:10] Say the words, address the thing!
  • [55:10] Romanza believes that everyone should check their bias with the Project Implicit bias meter.
  • [56:38] Thank you for being on the show!
  • [57:24] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron click on our Patreon tap at www.ADHDreWired.com

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Direct download: 333_Race-Based_Trauma_RSD_and_ADHDwith_Romanza_McAllister_V2.mp3
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