ADHD reWired

This week, Eric is joined by Chris Wang, the cofounder and CEO of Shimmer, an ADHD startup offering bite-sized coaching to individuals with ADHD!  Chris is an entrepreneur, social-impact advocate, angel investor, growth consultant, and forever tinkerer.  She believes strongly that business should be used as a force for good, and that positive impact not only isn’t the enemy of profit, but is a catalyst. 

This thesis underpins every decision she makes, especially when it comes to the communities she is a part of and cares the most about, the communities including LGBTQ+, AAPI (Asian-American Pacific Islander), women, non-binary, and neurodiversity - especially with ADHD. 

Find out more about Shimmer at https://www.shimmer.care 

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:02:26] Chris talks about getting prepared for the show
  • [00:03:20] Eric asks Chris about her story launching Shimmer 
  • [00:04:12] Chris shares her experience as a kid and where the messages of “being a kid” came from
  • [00:07:19] Eric asks Chris about a “failure” from a previous business venture 
  • [00:08:18] “I have the learning, it’s on a sticky note!” -Chris 
  • [00:10:14] Where did Chris learn all of the skills she has now that’s led to personal growth and building a business? 
  • [00:11:33] Eric pokes Chris’s brain: “How did you figure out what you needed to figure out?” 
  • [00:15:09] Chris shares her journey with feedback and how it’s been used to improve Shimmer
  • [00:23:14] Chris walks us through different types of feedback sessions, inspired by https://thefoundercoach.com 
  • [00:26:53] What kind of person does it take to engage in vulnerable and courageous conversation? 
  • [00:28:36] Chris shares an example of the language used when engaging in a feedback session 
  • [00:33:28] “Sometimes feedback stings.” Chris talks about dealing with the sting of feedback. 
  • [00:37:50] How do you get back up from negative or critical feedback? 
  • [00:42:51] Chris shares more about what Shimmer is all about 
  • [00:50:23] What is Chris most excited about with Shimmer? 
  • [00:54:49] “What are you nerding-out about lately” and the importance of having something fun to do outside of business 
  • [00:59:58] Chris gives listeners her final thoughts

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • Tool: Notion (also an editor’s favorite!)

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Direct download: 457_-_Whats_Your_Relationship_with_Feedback_with_Chris_Wang.mp3
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This week, Eric is joined by Dr. Diana Mercado-Marmarosh, also known as Dr. D, a family-medicine physician, clinic medical director, and chief medical officer.  Dr. D is also the founder of OverAchieve Life Coaching.  Prior to discovering coaching, Diana typically had 200 charts open and a “graveyard” of unfinished projects.  

Now, she’s on a mission to empower healthcare professionals to create simple systems that support their zone-of-genius and reclaim their freedom of time as her clients learn to leave work at work.  She is happily married with two children and enjoys travel, painting, Zumba, yoga nidra meditation, and exploring different cultures! 

In this episode, you’ll hear Eric and Dr. Diana talk about her struggles through medical school, the pressures she experienced, and what led to her ADHD diagnosis.  Then, you’ll hear discussions on the importance of self-care, how we can advocate for ourselves and how we communicate, and putting ourselves first.  

Find more from Dr. Diana Mercado-Marmarosh at https://www.adhd-lifecoach.com 

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:03:59] “You need to stop putting your clients and patients first!”  What does Dr. Diana mean? 
  • [00:05:14]  Dr. Diana talks about living in self-neglect.
  • [00:09:00]  Eric and Dr. Diana discuss the statistics of life-expectancy for those of us with ADHD. 
  • [00:10:08]  Dr. Diana shares her ADHD story. 
  • [00:11:59]  How did Dr. Diana get through medical school before her ADHD diagnosis? 
  • [00:14:37]  Dr. Diana shares the catalyst that led to her diagnosis and how her cultural background and upbringing implanted the ideas to “just work hard” and “do whatever it takes.” 
  • [00:22:16]  Dr. Diana shares more about the pressure of being the first person in her family to pursue further education. 
  • [00:23.29]  How does Dr. Diana set up her environment for the most success?  What has coaching taught her? 
  • [00:26.19]  How does Dr. Diana communicate with her patients? 
  • [00:28:12]  Eric and Dr. Diana discuss their thoughts about ADHD as a gift. 
  • [00:31:50]  Eric and Dr. Diana talk about boundaries and how she has conversations around her own boundaries.  
  • [00:35:36]  “Boundaries from a place of love and a place of compassion.” 
  • [00:39:35] “How do we leave work at work?”
  • [00:45:12] What does Dr. Diana recommend patients say to their doctors if they encounter a physician that doesn’t believe in ADHD, believes that ADHD is something that is ‘grown-out-of’, etc.? 
  • [00:48:31] Dr. Diana shares her definition of success and shares some words of wisdom for listeners.

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The Annual International Conference on ADHD is this week!  Join virtually or in person in Dallas, Texas!  Listeners of ADHD reWired can get 15% off your registration at https://adhdrewired.com/adhdcon2022!  Or use the promo code adhdrewiredadhdcon2022 at checkout!

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This week, Eric is joined by Robyn Buchanan, a mom of two teenage boys and partner to an ADHD husband.  Robyn is also a registered nurse, life and focus coach, and YouTube creator who is an advocate for people with ADHD and neurodiversity to capitalize on their ADHD strengths and push the mundane aside to live their best lives.  She encourages minimalism and self-employment for maximum freedom and joy, is a self-admitted tea-addict, loves gardening, walking with friends around her Vancouver island town, and watching Jane Austen movies. 

You’ll hear Eric and Robyn talk about decluttering, how we can add “glitter” to make decluttering fun, and how important our spaces and environments are for getting things done.  

Eric and Robyn also discuss how decluttering our own spaces has potential to bring others joy, different ways we can use the concept of minimalism to keep our spaces clean and decluttered, what prompted Eric to hire a professional organizer, what sparked Robyn’s interest into getting her home organized, and more!  

Get in touch with Robyn:

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Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:03:54] Eric admits he “has crap everywhere” and asks Robyn, “Where do we start?” when we want to begin decluttering. 
  • [00:06:29] How do we make decluttering fun? 
  • [00:10:10] Robyn shares how and why she schedules her anti-procrastination tasks. 
  • [00:11:20] What sparked Robyn’s interest to get into organizing? 
  • [00:15:38] How does Robyn define minimalism for her? 
  • [00:23:29] Robyn takes us into the thinking realm of organizing:  What are the questions, leading thoughts, ideas, and the cognition piece behind this to help us make better decisions?
  • [00:29:19] “You mean we have to work to keep our home decluttered?” and a discussion about maintenance.
  • [00:37:16] How do we deal with family giving us things (memorabilia, furniture, etc.) that could lead to more clutter? 
  • [00:42:10] How do we deal with our mail? 
  • [00:47:10] What are some of the tools or the things that make keeping ourselves organized easier?
  • [00:50:46] Why does it take up to two weeks to put laundry away? 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

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Questions & Topics in this Episode:

  • [00:04:58] “What are your tips for taking yourself out of hyperfocus?”
  • [00:08:24] Tips on managing overwhelm, to-do lists, and cues for coming back to our lists 
  • [0019:09] A listener who was recently diagnosed asks about impulsivity and food in a work environment. 
  • [00:27:14] “How do you help someone who definitely needs help and support, but isn’t ready, doesn’t want it, or feels that they don’t need it, but at the same time, they’re constantly feeling overwhelmed and can’t manage?”
  • [00:36:31] Will Curb gives an update from last month’s episode and talks about making trying different foods fun for kids.
  • [0038:04] Ideas for incorporating exercise and body movement.
  • [00:43:29] Suggestions for managing impulsive behaviors, setting boundaries when making plans with other people, and online shopping. 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


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Direct download: 454_-_October_Live_QA_2022.mp3
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This week, Eric is joined by Marie Ng, the solo-founder of Llama Life!  Marie has worn many hats, including experience in advertising, working in corporate environments, teaching herself how to code, and startups.  

In this episode, you’ll hear about Marie’s experiences in the corporate world, how she found out about her own ADHD, what it was like working in an open space sitting across from her boss, and her entrepreneurial spirit.  Eric and Marie also cover topics like failure, resilience, and the importance of finding what you love. 

Check out Marie’s productivity tool, Llama Life at https://llamalife.co Llama life doesn’t just help you create your to-do lists, it helps you work through your list and helps manage your attention that  keeps you engaged by making it fun! 

Get in touch with Marie on Twitter: @threehourcoffee 


Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:02:38]  When did Marie’s ADHD journey begin? 
  • [00:10:37]  Did Marie ever think she would be working for herself? 
  • [00:13:16]  What is Llama Life all about? 
  • [00:14:04]  How does Llama life help you work through your lists? 
  • [00:15:36]  Thoughts on countdown timers & a feature-request
  • [00:21:19]  Are there any lessons Marie can share about transitioning from working a corporate job to being self-employed? 
  • [00:28:37]  Marie shares the ups and downs of her startups and shares thoughts about failure and bouncing back
  • [00:31:49]  “What’s the alternative? What’s the other choice?” Why did this resonate with Marie? 
  • [00:41:36]  What are some big lessons that can be applied to designing a life that is more ADHD friendly? 
  • [00:51:20]  Setting up for “failure” vs. setting up for learning
  • [00:54:36]  Eric asks Marie about perfectionism

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


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Direct download: 453_-_Find_what_Works_for_You_with_Marie_Ng.mp3
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