ADHD reWired

Have they labeled you or your child a misbehaving kid? Listen as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest Adrien Harrison discuss why he was labeled a misbehaving kid, changing schools, quitting university, and a podcast that changed his life, plus much more on this episode of ADHD reWired.

Adrien is a serial entrepreneur specializing in education technology, digital healthcare, and he has had his own rocky road with education. As the Founder and CEO of Smart Course, he's focused on solving all of education's failures, especially for kids with special needs, by bringing together the world's leading experts and the most effective treatments and strategies. Smart Course is making sure all kids get access to equal opportunity, a solid education, and a chance to thrive. 

Adrien shares his academic background, the differences in education he found in France, United States, and England, and what he did during the year he took off from university. He also talks about a startup he did as a college project that made him realize being an entrepreneur was for him.

Listen, as Adrien discusses starting a small website building business with his parents' friends, how he wanted to grow his business and why revolutionizing the education system for special needs kids became so important. Adrien believes that career readiness is much more important than good grades, which is how Smart Course is structured.

Adrien's path for his company is to be ready so that when the internet is available worldwide, they will be ready and available to help low-income and impoverished children get a good solid education that will help them build careers. 

Go to www.adhdrewired.com/smartcourse to register for the ADHD Smart Summit. They bring together the best ADHD experts in the world to teach you everything they know about dealing with ADHD.

You'll learn:

  • [02:55] Welcome to the show, Adrien!
  • [05:16] Adrien shares his story. 
  • [08:07] He speaks about what he saw as a child with education and his conversations with the Dean.
  • [09:21] Adrien discusses going to an American boarding school and the difference in the support he got versus the French school system.
  • [12:25] Going to college does not guarantee you will get a job.
  • [14:24] Adrien shares what kind of startup he helped build in university.
  • [16:34] Adrien talks about what he did when he took a gap year from college.
  • [18:50] Adrien speaks about a podcast he listened to that changed his life.
  • [21:53] Adrien discusses realizing that he had value to offer to people of his parents' generation that hadn't grown up with computers and social media.
  • [29:26] While building very inexpensive websites, he started thinking about digital marketing as a way to expand his business.
  • [31:38] Adrien shares what was important about a course that he took.
  • [35:15] He decided he wanted to revolutionize the education system.
  • [38:57] How will you bridge the gap that will allow lower-income people to know about and participate in what you want to accomplish?
  • [40:48] Adrien what his definition of the entrepreneurial mindset is.
  • [41:53] Eric believes the educational system was designed for.
  • [44:18] The best way to help families is to help their kids do well.
  • [48:21] Adrien believes that career readiness is more important than grades.
  • [54:31] Adrien suspects he has ADHD but has never been diagnosed.
  • [55:32] Adrien shares how everything came full circle when he called his middle school dean and found out he had ADHD.
  • [57:27] He wanted to create a course on ADHD in the middle school years.
  • [1:00:40] Adrien speaks about how to get to the root cause.
  • [1:01:15] Adrien discusses Smart Course and what it covers.
  • [1:04:54] He shares a blog he thinks people should read.
  • [107:58] Thank you so much for being on the show!
  • [1:08:44] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron click on our Patreon tap at www.ADHDreWired.com

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Productivity Q&A

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

"ADHD is never an excuse; it's an explanation." Listen as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest Angela Pieper discuss how companies can have more empathy around neurodiverse people while still holding them to the same standards as neurotypical employees, plus much more on this episode of ADHD reWired.

 Angela has worked in the alcoholic beverage industry for over fifteen years in roles ranging from waiting tables to managing multi-million dollar portfolios. She hopes to affect change in diversity and inclusion initiatives for people with neurodiverse conditions. Angela is a mom to a brilliant seventeen-year-old daughter and loves to travel with her husband.

Listen as Angela discusses the company she works for and how the culture is important for her, what she would like her company to do to educate the leadership team around the struggles of neurodiverse employees, and how these same people can add value to the organization.

Angela shares some strategies and tools she uses in the workplace that have helped her and helped some of her neurotypical colleagues. Angela speaks about what her ideal workplace would look like and how she would change the world if she could to help neurodiverse people in the workplace. Angela believes that if companies and leadership teams educated themselves about these issues, they could retain employees, which would help their bottom line.

You'll learn:

  • [02:36] Welcome to the show, Angela!
  • [03:27] Angela explains why she wanted to come on the podcast.
  • [05:26] Angela speaks about having the MTHFR gene mutation and how it affects people.
  • [08:23] Angela shares how she felt when she realized she appeared combative or defensive when being curious.
  • [10:07] Did you change the way you asked questions or change your tone?
  • [12:18] Angela talks about being on a performance improvement plan and how her 90-day review went.
  • [15:04] Angela speaks about where she wants to be in the next year.
  • [18:51] Angela discusses the company culture she works in and how important it is for her to work for a company that talks the talk and walks the walk.
  • [27:31] Angela shares what she wants to see companies do around neurodiversity and her company specifically.
  • [29:52] How does this understanding of neurodiverse people add value to an organization?
  • [31:08] Angela describes some tools and strategies she uses.
  • [34:16] Eric believes that we should be curious about how people do and think differently.
  • [36:55] By the age of 12, children with ADHD have five times a day more corrections than children without ADHD do.
  • [39:26] Angela's ultimate goal is to say let's work together to figure out how we can fix this instead of being shoved into the neurotypical box.
  • [44:58] What would your ideal workplace look like?
  • [48:57] Angela speaks about what her ideal role would be.
  • [52:34] Angela discusses how she would change the world for neurodiverse people in the workplace.
  • [55:23] Angela shares some final thoughts about the awareness around ADHD.
  • [57:03] Thank you for being on the show!
  • [57:59] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron click on our Patreon tap 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:

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Productivity Q&A

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Listen as Eric Tivers with his guests, Brendan Mahan, Will Curb, Moira Maybin, and MJ Siemens, 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.

Kathy starts by asking for suggestions about going to bed at a decent time so she can get up early to write her book. Melissa wants some suggestions on incorporating weekly planning in her life. Lauren is looking for help to find resources for getting a correct diagnosis for ADHD instead of depression, as she's always been told.

Brendan wants suggestions on what project management tool to use as his business grows, and he is being overwhelmed with inquiries. Jacob wants some help and resources to quit smoking. He has quit multiple times over the years but always started back up. The panel shares their tips and suggestions on talking to his doctor about the ADHD meds he is on and asking if they can be changed to make quitting easier.

This is the last live Q&A recorded in 2020, and as usual, 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 discuss your questions and the struggle we still have dealing with our ADHD, and get ready for more in 2021.

*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 various options, and you'll need individual help to determine which medicines are right for you.

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You'll learn:

  • [02:15] Welcome to the show, everyone!
  • [04:49] Kathy speaks about her issue of going to bed late.
  • [07:13] Eric wants to know if she has to get up early.
  • [09:45] Brendan shares his insights into Kathy's issue.
  • [13:02] If you can find a book that is fiction and part of a series, it might allow you to go to bed sooner.
  • [15:58] Kathy talks to her future self every morning.
  • [18:13] MJ talks about the meds she takes for her ADHD.
  • [21:02] Melissa wants to know how to incorporate weekly planning in her life.
  • [23:46] Eric says that planning makes everything else you are doing easier.
  • [25:47] Telling people no is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves.
  • [26:22] Brendan shares his suggestions for Melissa.
  • [32:47] Lauren believes she has been misdiagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder; she believes she has ADHD but doesn't have the money to pursue a diagnosis.
  • [35:02] Women are the largest demographic for being diagnosed with ADHD because they are the largest group being misdiagnosed.
  • [36:50] Moira shares some resources for Lauren.
  • [39:04] Will asks if a diagnosis is a road to getting medication to help with her ADHD.
  • [42:16] Brendan has a question about a project management tool to manage his inquiries.
  • [44:20] Eric shares his ideas on what Brendan can do.
  • [47:17] Eric discusses some automated tools he can use.
  • [48:47] MJ speaks about how she manages contacts and her schedule.
  • [53:11] Do you have a form on your website for people to fill out?
  • [53:32] Moira has three questions to ask Brendan.
  • [55:41] Eric shares with Brendan when it's time to hire your first assistant.
  • [59:04] Eric discusses his post-covid plans and what he hopes to accomplish during 2021.
  • [1:04:52] Jacob wants some tips on how to quit smoking.
  • [1:05:36] MJ asks what kind of medicine he is on.
  • [1:06:22] MJ shares that she couldn't reduce her nicotine level until she was on the correct dosage of meds for her ADHD.
  • [1:08:00] Eric discusses how he quit smoking and his triggers for restarting.
  • [1:11:00] Eric shares some programs that are available to help people quit smoking.
  • [1:12:48] Jacob talks about the contraindications that quit smoking medications have, so he can't take them.
  • [1:15:12] Thank you all for being on the show!
  • [1:16:11] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron by clicking on our Patreon tab 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: 358_December_2020_Q__A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

"If you don't want your ADHD to disrupt your life, then don't say you can't do something." Listen as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest Terry Huff discuss the important idea of accepting the brain you have, plus much more on this episode of ADHD reWired.

Terry is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist specializing in adults with ADHD; he is a blogger and the author of Living Well with ADHD, which came out in 2016. He has practiced in the Nashville area for 31 years and is the founder of ADD Nashville, a support group he founded in 2005. Terry leads workshops and has presented at international conferences on ADHD, and has had a personal meditation practice for over 25 years.

Listen, as Terry discusses practicing meditation and how meditation can help you notice your mind. If you practice compassion meditation, you can strengthen the brain areas that are involved with empathy. Terry also shares a story about his wife and how it has been possible for her to stay by his side for the forty-plus years they have been married.

Do you get frustrated with your ADHD? Terry shares some resets, tips, and techniques you can use to access more of your brain and learn to accept your brain with ADHD. Terry believes that if you wake up every morning and tell yourself you have ADHD, and you will possibly screw up today, you probably won't.

You'll learn:

  • [03:17] Welcome to the show, Terry!
  • [03:55] Terry shares his background and his journey to where he is today.
  • [06:32] Terry speaks about losing open awareness when he was on medicine.
  • [08:47] Terry discusses practicing meditation and the type that helped him.
  • [11:47] Listen, as Terry tells a story about a situation with a client that changed how he helped his clients.
  • [15:02] The goal of meditation isn't to quiet the mind; the goal is to notice the mind.
  • [18:46] "The moment that we accept ourselves exactly as we are in the moment we can begin to change,"
  • [21:02] People who practice compassion meditation seem to strengthen the brain areas that are involved in empathy.
  • [28:03] Do you teach and guide people in meditation?
  • [28:49] Terry defines cognitive therapy.
  • [32:12] Be gentle with yourself; you didn't ask for this.
  • [33:40] Terry tells people you have ADHD, act as if you know it.
  • [35:41] Terry speaks about his wife and how she has always stayed right by his side during his ADHD journey.
  • [37:21] Are there times that you get frustrated with your ADHD? You are not alone.
  • [39:17] Terry shares an embarrassing story about himself.
  • [41:45] Terry discusses why rewards and punishments don't work on people with ADHD.
  • [42:49] Preventing the problems in your life that ADHD can cause you are the way.
  • [47:59] Terry says to wake up every morning and tell yourself you have ADHD and why.
  • [50:12] Accept that your memory isn't reliable, and it won't be a problem for you.
  • [51:49] What are some concrete things that someone can do that is having trouble accepting their brain with ADHD?
  • [54:32] Terry shares some resets you can do to access more of your brain.
  • [56:48] Thank you for listening to the show!
  • [57:30] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron click on our Patreon tap at www.ADHDreWired.com

Connect with Terry:

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Living Well with ADHD

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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: 357_Accept_The_Brain_You_Have_with_Terry_Huff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

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