Eric Tivers, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and productivity coach who has ADHD. Eric interviews people just like yourself, as well as ADHD experts, entrepreneurs, and more.

ADHD reWired with Eric Tivers

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ADHD reWired with Eric Tivers

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ADHD reWired is more than just a podcast, we are a community for adults with ADHD. This podcast brings you stories, strategies, and science from everyday people and the world's top experts. The host, Eric Tivers, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and coach in private practice. Eric Tivers has the unique perspective of being both a clinician who specializes in ADHD and an adult who has ADHD. Eric talks openly about his own ADHD. If you're looking to feel less alone, hit subscribe for a weekly dose of "me too."

Episodes

309 | Rethinking Adult ADHD with Dr. Russell Ramsay

Feb 18, 2020 01:04:52

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Breaking down the increments of time to organize behavior for people with ADHD is like driving in fog at slow speed. Listen to Eric and his guest as they discuss this, and many other topics on this episode of . Dr. Ramsay is the co-founder and co-director of the and an . He is also the author of five books, including the recently released , along with many articles with issues relating to ADHD.  How do we break down tasks to make them more actionable? Listen as Eric, and Dr. Ramsay discuss Cognitive Behavior Therapy, the difference between agency and efficacy, automatic negative thoughts, and core beliefs. Dr. Ramsay also shares that there are no trade secrets with coping strategies; the issue is with implementation and follow-through. Eric wonders if clients can be taught to change the questions they ask themselves and instead of being discouraged because all of something does not work, look and see if a part of it will work, look at the smaller picture.  Listen in as Dr. Ramsay shares the difference between procrastination and front end perfectionism, along with general cognitive disorders in the general population versus overgeneralization with ADHD. Dr. Ramsay says that it is ok to start toward something with the end in mind, but remember to implement the next incremental step to reach the goal.  Eric and Dr. Ramsay both share some extraordinary information about ADHD. Even though Cognitive Behavior Therapy sounds hard, these two break it down into layman terms so that we can all understand it. Small steps with realistic expectations can help you reach whatever goal you want to achieve. You'll Learn: [02:47] Dr. Russell Ramsay, welcome back to the show! [03:09] Dr. Ramsay why are we rethinking adult ADHD? [05:40] He speaks about the main cognitive theme in CBT [Cognitive Behavior Therapy]. [08:04] Dr. Ramsay discusses a scale that measures distorted positive thoughts. [09:57] Do you know the difference between agency and efficacy? [12:30] Dr. Ramsay speaks about automatic negative thoughts and core beliefs. [15:45] There are no trade secrets for coping strategies we know they work, the problem is implementation. [18:06] How do we break down tasks to make them more actionable? [28:56] Dr. Ramsay addresses the overgeneralization of distortions in positive and negative ways. [31:46] Eric wonders if maybe clients should be taught to change the questions they ask themselves. [33:17] Dr. Ramsay says that writing is hard for everyone, so if you can sequence your thoughts conversationally, it can help you express things in a more precise way. [34:20] Are there differences in general cognitive distortions in the general population versus overgeneralization with ADHD? [37:02] Dr. Ramsay speaks about procrastination and front end perfectionism. [38:03] Dr. Ramsay shares some areas of perfectionism that many people do not recognize and productive procrastination. [41:04] What something you can do behaviourally even though it is not actionable? [47:44] Dr. Ramsay discusses the unrealistic expectations of reality, lowering the bar of sufficiency. [50:30] Organizing behavior across time towards an outcome that we want to achieve. [51:33] Dr. Ramsay says to start with the end in mind but implement the next incremental step toward your goal. [53:51] How long does it take for replacement thoughts to become automatic? [56:39] Dr. Ramsay gives examples from a study of framing bias and remarks that framing a task so that it is actionable makes it seem more natural to accomplish. [57:43] Dr. Ramsay, do you have any final thoughts for our listeners? [59:28] Thank you so much for being on the show today. [1:00:41] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at Find Dr. Ramsay: by J. Russell Ramsay

308 | January 2020 Q & A with Brendan Mahan and Will Curb

Feb 11, 2020 01:19:22

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Have you ever heard anyone say, "lazy is learned helplessness brought about by a lack of skills"? This is just one of the topics we cover in 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 start with a question about doing tasks when you don't feel well and how to hit a pause button around these tasks instead of a stop button. Getting accountability groups set up when you want to make sure you are accomplishing what you set out to do, how to ask a friend to be your accountability partner, and how to set up ground rules about what accountability is and isn't. It is always easier to have an accountability partner that is doing something similar or at least in the same ballpark as what you are doing. A mom of a 7th grader asked the team how she should respond to his failing grades and his resistance to taking the prescribed medicines. Laura asks for tips on how to not beat yourself up over a failure to complete calendar tasks, and Jennifer from the U.K. wants to know if they have ever had someone on the podcast from an area where the resources are limited. Jennifer is also curious about the team's response to podcasts that are selling products to manage ADHD like essential oils as an alternative to medicines. Listen in as 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: [02:19] Welcome our monthly Q & A with Will Curb and Brenden Mahan. [03:00] Madeline starts off with a question about getting tasks done when she is not feeling well. [04:40] Will and Brenden give their feedback on what is a priority when they are not feeling well. [07:01] Eric speaks about having the flu and the response he got when he couldn't get an episode out. [08:50] Beware of the guilt, shame and anxiety feelings that can surface. [12:08] Blake has an issue with his accountability and is asking for help. [14:35] Eric asks if there are certain things he has found helpful in the past. [15:45] What is the purpose of your need for accountability? [18:05] They discuss setting up a daily task list and sharing it with someone. [20:21] The follow up is a crucial thing with accountability. You need to report back to someone. [23:21] Alexis is asking how do you choose a non-therapist to be your accountability partner? [23:41] Eric speaks about needing to know what accountability is and what it isn't. [24:29] Will says that setting up ground rules, in the beginning, is very helpful. [26:20] Do you need an accountability partner to be doing something similar to what you are doing? [32:02] Andrew feels either everything is great or everything is terrible and wants to know if they have any tips to help to level this out. [33:57] Eric wants to know what time he is going to bed versus what time he is falling asleep and when he is waking up. [36:34] Do you regularly? Do you eat correctly? [39:08] When you have ADHD you have to think about your brain, do things that self-monitoring. [40:20] A mom shares that her son is struggling with school and resistant to meds, she is asking for ideas. [41:35] Brenden says that she needs to find out where the breakdown is at school and activate his school team to help figure this out. [44:09] Do you know where the skill deficit is? What is going on right now? [46:51] Brenden gives an example of how it feels to kids when they are trying hard, but the outcome doesn't show it. [48:46] Laura wants to know how to manage the tendency to ignore your calendar to-do list? [50:03] When you realize you haven't looked at your calendar, look at it, don't beat yourself up. Be more resilient, get up when you fall down. [52:03] If you can only get one thing done today, what would that be? [52:44] Will shares his tricks for getting back on track when he falls down. [54:18] Don't beat yourself up because you missed a few days on your calendar starting with today. [58:48] Jennifer wonders if they have ever had anyone on their podcasts from different areas like the U.K. about the limited resource. [1:03:08] Do you have any tips for people looking for evidence-based resources on ADHD? [1:05:05] Drug-free advertising for all-natural approaches for ADHD keeps people from trying the medication that could get their lives together. [1:07:11] Brenden gives his insight into alternative ways to manage ADHD. [1:10:30] Will believes that the more things claim to cure, the less it probably cures. [1:11:26] Eric says that they support science and are curious about magic is what he believes is the consensus. [1:12:03] Jennifer, thank you for your questions! [1:13:16] Will and Brenden thank you as always. [1:13:31] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at

307 | Suicide and ADHD with Roberto Olivardia

Feb 4, 2020 01:00:00

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Were you aware that suicidal tendencies are more common in people with untreated ADHD? Listen to guest, , as he explains his findings and gives his insight into the research that supports these statistics. Roberto is a clinical psychologist and lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at the . He also has a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD and many other disorders.  Roberto shares how he got involved with the study of ADHD and suicidality, and the research showing that individuals with ADHD have a higher risk of self-harm and suicide. explains the Roberto believes that people with ADHD sometimes feel like they don't fit in, which is why finding their tribe is so important.  Feeling like you don't belong, and are a burden to the people you love, can be a catalyst to suicide. If this resonates with you, please don't hesitate to call the for help. Do you have any thoughts of hurting or harming yourself? If you are worried about someone, don't be scared to ask them this question. Roberto informs us that asking the question can erase the stigma and let them know that others are having these kinds of thoughts, and it's ok to talk about it. Listening without overreacting is the first thing you should do and never simplify what they are feeling. But if you believe that they are in imminent danger, it's time to get help by whatever means necessary. Listen to this in-depth conversation on the statistics of suicide and ADHD. Eric and Roberto give a roadmap on what to do and say if you know someone who might be following a path of darkness without any hope of finding the light. Suicide is a subject that should be talked about, so spread the word you never know who you might be able to help. You'll Learn: [02:57] Roberto, welcome back to the show! [03:07] Roberto please fill us in on how you got involved with ADHD and suicidality. [04:12] He gives us statistics on the number of people who die by suicide every year. [05:52] Roberto shares how ADHD can impact the treatment when dealing with both issues. [07:04] There is research that shows that individuals with ADHD have a higher risk of self-harm and suicide. [07:24] Does that include people with ADHD but have never had depression? [09:31] Roberto shares a study following kids with ADHD ages 4 to 6 for fourteen years showing how many of them had a plan for suicide during that time. [10:32] Roberto describes the difference between self-harm versus suicide. [13:02] He speaks about author a leading suicide specialist and his book [15:57] Because people with ADHD are prone to impulsiveness, could there be a non-attempt attempt at suicide? [18:34] Roberto tells us that many people who attempt suicide feel like they are burdens to their families and leaving will make it easier on them. [21:06] If you feel like you are a burden or that you don't want to be here, please call the at 800-273-8255 to talk to someone about what you are feeling. [27:01] Roberto shares a story where a client had rehearsed his suicide so often in his mind that he used it to self-soothing. [29:40] Coping mechanisms can take many different forms, but you shouldn't be ashamed to tell someone about them. [31:00] Roberto speaks about how he struggled in high school to find out where he fit in the world. [34:41] How should someone respond if a loved one comes to them with thoughts of suicide? He says the first thing is to listen without overreacting. [36:06] Praise them for being open and trusting you with these thoughts. [37:31] Give them the and don't simplify it. [39:57] If there is an imminent risk that they will follow through, it's time for them to get help as quickly as possible. [41:39] Roberto shares that 50% of suicides are by firearms, 66% of gun deaths are suicides.  [43:28] What are some lessons you have learned from people who have attempted suicide? [45:00] If you have ADHD and major executive dysfunction it can be very difficult but there are ways and strategies to get through the challenges. [47:56] Roberto chats about how important finding your tribe or community is because you are not alone. [50:41] Roberto shares that non-suicide contracts do not work and are not effective. [52:32] He speaks about occasions when churches wouldn't do funerals of people who died from suicide because of the stigma that lingers even today. [54:22] Roberto wants listeners to know that there is help out there for anyone that has feelings of suicide. [55:01] Thank you, Roberto, for being on the show, please come back again. [55:47] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at Find Roberto:

306 | Creativity Heals with Roxanne Jarrett

Jan 28, 2020 01:11:01

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There is healing power in being creative as Eric's guest, Roxanne Jarrett, can testify. Roxanne is a singer and coach who performs in five languages and provides one on one intensive services to help creatives with ADHD finish their dream projects. As an arts educator, she facilitates workshops on various subjects, including acting, videography, writing, Shakespearean language, and authentic relating. Roxanne is living proof of the healing power of creativity. She practiced multiple art disciplines to heal from PTSD and no longer meets the criteria for that diagnosis.   Roxanne shares her journey of being a gifted child and the loneliness of being different. Being in high school at age twelve, college at sixteen and feeling overwhelmed and unequipped to handle the day to day struggles. Getting creative with how she studied got her through the next three years, and she graduated in four years on the Dean's list. Listen as she speaks about grad school, her stress level and finally breaking down and being hospitalized.   Roxanne speaks about being homeless because she fell into severe depression, how blessed she feels to have been exposed to art therapies and creativity, and why she decided to make creativity her primary recovery practice. She believes that creativity doesn't just build your self-esteem; it helps you maintain it. Roxanne shares that taking an idea from your mind and bringing it into the world by your hand is tangible proof of your value. Even though Roxanne has faced many challenges, she has learned to see the beauty of those experiences. Can getting creative help you on your journey with ADHD? This conversation will show you the possibilities so relax and listen and hear. You'll Learn: [02:41] Roxanne, welcome to the show! [03:32] Roxanne shares her journey from being a gifted child feeling lost to the success she has now. [07:10] She chats about getting noticed by a teacher for her singing voice and how life-changing that was. [09:43] Roxanne started high school at age 12 and by 16 she was leaving home to go away to college. [11:55] She speaks about almost failing out of college her first year but the desire to stay caused her to get resourceful and creative to bring her grades up and graduate.  [12:53] Did you go to any parties or where you totally focused on academics? [13:34] Roxanne shares how she organized her second year of college so that she didn't have the same challenges as the first year. [16:15] Roxanne and Eric discuss the similarities in their college experiences. [23:58] Roxanne continued to improve in college and graduated in 4 years on the Dean's list and went to grad school. [25:57] She got a master's in educational theater at NYU, directed a children's theater, worked as a researcher for the university, and started making. [27:10] How was your stress level during this time? Did you have a breakdown? [28:35] Roxanne shares falling into a deep depression after grad school and her self esteem bottoming out. [30:41] She chats about the fear she buried after being kidnapped by a teacher when she was in high school. [35:35] Roxanne speaks about being hospitalized at 25 and how that finally helped her start the healing process. She finally felt like she had hope. [40:30] She talks about being in and out of recovery therapy for many years, once she found drama therapy she learned how to speak up for herself. [43:27] Do you have a small voice telling you that you are not good enough? [45:11] Roxanne wants anyone who is feeling unfulfilled or depressed to get creative by any means necessary, find what brings you joy. [46:15] Taking an idea from your mind and bringing it into the world by your own hand is tangible proof of your value. [48:44] What do you say to someone who says I am not a creative person? [53:04] You can write and create from happiness, it might look different but it can be done. [54:55] How do you help people with ADHD finish projects?  [57:10] Roxanne says that a lot of people with ADHD need ongoing support and accountability. [1:02:06] Roxanne sings a part of "Simple Gifts" for us. [1:02:46] Thank you so much, Roxanne, for being on the show!  [1:06:49] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at Find Roxanne | | Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: 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 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 . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to 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 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, .  

305 | Aggie Mastermind - Phone and Text Communications

Jan 21, 2020 01:07:04

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Welcome to episode 305 of ADHD reWired a mastermind session with your host Eric and a panel featuring Roxy, Tina, and Will. Aggie is in the hot seat, talking about expectations around communication and establishing boundaries around her need for it. She also wants to set boundaries when it comes to her phone and other areas daily so that she feels more productive and less stressed.   The group discuss Aggies issues with replying to texts with an affirmative to meet up with friends later but then not making it or being late. She chats about how people's expectations of her make her feel like a failure because she can't live up to them even though she tries.   Have you ever wanted to turn your phone off and be unreachable? Listen in as they talk about the habits they all have around their phones and how in the moment you can be when your phone is off. Aggie speaks about not paying attention when texting someone back and giving them the wrong information, not remembering events that are texted to her, and maybe trying to add the events to her calendar consistently.    Do you have trouble with communication? Are you on time for commitments? Listen to this fantastic conversation, and see if any of this sounds like you or someone you know. These mastermind sessions are a great way to get thoughts and insights from your peers on issues that you might think only affect you. Take notes, phone a friend, or just sit back and plugin but you won't want to miss this episode.     You'll Learn: [02:08] The mastermind today will be with Aggie. [03:03] Aggie tells us what she wants help with. [04:25] What other should be we know about? [06:04] Do you feel like there have been changes with communication since your mastermind a year ago? [08:13] They discuss her scheduled social interaction and what happens with it. [09:10] What questions do you all have, Roxy, Tina or Will? [09:50] Aggie says when the request is immediately she is more successful with going. [11:13] Roxy wants Aggie to expand on the expectations of others and the challenges. [13:40] Do you feel shame when you don't return calls or texts? [15:00] Aggie discusses being late and her friends being upset because it always happens. [16:48] Can you have people in your life that you feel comfortable having a conversation about your struggles? [18:11] Will speaks about the issues that Aggie has been having. [20:38] Do you like the feeling of being off the and no one can get a hold of you? [21:57] They discuss having automatic messages saying when you will return calls. [26:41] The group chats about their phone habits and when they turn them off. [29:17] Do you sleep at night? Do you get texts when you are asleep? Yes, you can make it so that people can't contact you at certain times. [31:23] Aggie discusses what time would be a great time to not have her phone on. [32:44] Where do you find your cellphone helpful as a tool? [34:04] Roxy talks about the wallpaper on her phone that says, "Why are you here?" [36:10] Will speaks about how he uses his phone and the roadblocks he uses. [37:43] Aggie in what way are you being distracted by your phone? [40:01] Have you ever messed up a reply when texting someone because you weren't paying attention? [44:20] You can add events on your text directly to your calendar, do you do that consistently? [48:04] Roxy adds her insight to texting and it not being casual anymore. She also speaks to a failproof way of communication for Aggie. [50:58] Aggie chats about taking a pause before replying to text messages. [52:44] Roxy tells Aggie what she used to do to cover the face of her phone so she couldn't see messages. [53:28] Will talks about his Apple watch and how that has helped him when viewing and replying to text messages. [55:05] How often do you get long texts from people? Do you send long texts? [59:01] Finding Aggie a spot to text from, so she has to go there to text. [1:00:51] Maybe only using your computer when replying so that you can schedule for more than just a day. [1:01:46] Any other commitments you want to share right now? [1:02:08] I hope this was helpful to you, Aggie, and I hope it was helpful to you, the listeners. [1:02:54] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: 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 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 . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to 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 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, .  

304 | December Q & A with Brendan Mahan and Will Curb

Jan 14, 2020 01:10:50

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This 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 first question is from a listener who has been struggling to get a professional diagnose of what she believes is ADHD. She keeps getting the runaround and is asking for advice on where to go from here. Vanessa wants tips for dealing with avoidance issues when it comes to her work and financial habits, and another listener is asking what they should be looking for in an ADHD coach and what they should expect once they find one.  Daniel wants to find out what he can do when he lacks the motivation to get things done, why sleep is so important, and getting tested for sleep apnea. Emily's question is what can she do with her history of unfinished projects, and Ben has a question about how marijuana and alcohol affect people with ADHD. Another listener asks the panel how to stay focused on a project once the new wears off. 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: [02:04] Welcome to the show Brendan and Will for our monthly Q & A. [02:33] Listener talks about trying to get diagnosed and having issues with professionals that don't have any knowledge of ADHD. [03:45] They suggest she get a second opinion and still do the management techniques. [06:03] What is causing you to down an ADHD diagnosis? What are your challenges? [07:01] How long have you suspected you have ADHD? [07:17] The challenges of just starting college is something they give some feedback on. [09:42] Vanessa's question is around tips for dealing with avoidance issues with her work habits, she explains. [12:21] Eric is asking the panel, who of you have ever felt this way? [13:33] They talking about and discussing some core issues. [14:15] In regards to your finances, what have you put into place to help you? [15:49] The next question is what should I look for in an ADHD coach and what should I expect once I have one? [16:13] Will says it depends on how old you are and where you are in your life because that makes a difference. They talk about the credentials you should look for. [18:06] They talk about the ways to find a coach that works for you and the personality that you might work best with. [24:24] We are back with Vanessa once she finished what Eric asked her to do. [27:24] Daniel wants help with a lack of motivation to do things he needs to do and wants to do. [27:45] Eric gives a rundown on ADHD and motivation. [29:50] What is your need for stimulation? Are you low energy or high energy? [31:28] They discuss his lack of sleep and how important it is for people with ADHD to get rest. [37:32] How would you feel if you looked back on your life 30 years from now and know that you wanted to make changes but didn't. [39:46] Emily says that her life is a series of unfinished projects, what can she do? [41:01] Eric addresses this with her. [45:46] How long have you had boxes in your home? How long has it been since you moved? [51:40] Ben has a question about how alcohol and pot affect ADHD. [52:13] Eric says that the current research doesn't now encourage the use of marijuana to manage ADHD symptoms; he gives details. [55:48] A listener has a question around the hyperfocus of starting something new and then getting tired of it as the new wears off. [58:19] Can you set yourself up so that you are doing more than one thing at a time? [1:01:47] They discuss planning breaks, do a project, and then give yourself a time frame for time off. [1:05:08] We do this every 2nd week of the month with Will and Brendan. [1:06:38] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: 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 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 . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to 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 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, .  

303 | Kyle Taking The Next Step

Jan 7, 2020 01:17:01

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Eric's guest on this episode of ADHD reWired is Kyle. Kyle is a nineteen, born and raised near Vancouver British Columbia and was diagnosed with ADHD, an attentive type in June of 2019. Since his diagnosis, he has learned a lot about himself, how ADHD affects him and many great and not so great things that life has to offer. He is on the show for some coaching and assistance from Eric about the choices he needs to make and how ADHD can affect his future. Kyle discusses his childhood, pivotal moments growing up, and how school was always easy for him. He speaks about being diagnosed with ADHD as a senior, then realizing he could see himself in the way his dad did things and how he talked to him about getting tested for ADHD. He also tells us about partying in 10th grade, how it affected his classes, and how marijuana helped and hindered his ADHD. He also talks about his friend dying right in front of him and how it was his wake up call that something needed to change. What is your action plan to make college happen? This is a question Eric asks because Kyle wants to go to college, but right now, he is not financially able. They discuss asking his parents for money, getting student loans, and the pros and cons of both. Kyle doesn't like to ask for help, but to make this dream come true, he is going to have to do something. Eric talks to him about making the plan and following through, whatever that might look like. Listen to this fantastic conversation, and see if any of this sounds like you or someone you know. Once you have an action plan and the process, it doesn't seem so overwhelming. If you are not happy with your job prospects straight out of high school, ask for help, and take the next step in your education like Eric is encouraging Kyle to do. Take notes, phone a friend, or just sit back and plugin but you won't want to miss this episode. You'll Learn: [01:39] Kyle, welcome to the show! [02:40] He is looking for some coaching and advice about what he wants to do with his life. [04:31] Kyle talks about his childhood and some of the pivotal things that have occurred in his life. [07:05] How was a school for you growing up? [08:26] Kyle speaks about what he did when school got too hard and how he handled it. [09:43] He tells us that in grade 10 he started partying and when he stopped doing homework. [11:16] Did your parents provide structure for you growing up? [12:42] Kyle discusses telling his parents and siblings they need to get tested for ADHD. [15:39] In 10th grade did your grades decline? [16:43] He chats about how marijuana affected his ADHD both the good and the bad. [18:37] Kyle talks about a traumatic event that happened to him this last year. [19:48] Did the realization of your mortality wake you up? [25:56] Kyle says that he wants to go back to school, but the cost of living is so high that he can't work part-time and survive financially. [27:06] Have you started saving money while you are working? [27:35] Are your parents not able to help you with college? Have you thought about student loans? [28:50] Kyle speaks about not wanting to ask his parents for money to help him. [30:01] How are you with asking for help in general? [31:15] Did your parents go to college? Would you be the first one in your family to get a degree? [32:21] He chats about his extended family. [34:30] He talks to Eric about the homework Eric assigned him to do before the podcast. [36:38] What are your earning prospects at your current job? What is the highest earning potential? [39:34] Kyle tells what his go-to response is too tricky situations? [42:34] He wants to work with people and help them through situations he has been through. They discuss his whycue. [47:00] Eric talks to Kyle about college and how to save money, time, and career choices. [48:45] Kyle tells us he is always trying to find ways to save money. [51:34] What actions do you need to do to make visiting colleges possible? [52:17] They discuss his action plan to make college possible in his future. [57:05] You have been talking about one school, what are the other options? [58:22] What about online courses? Have you ever taken one? [59:35] What are all the helping professions in the area you live in? [1:01:00] Kyle says he has a cousin that has a degree in social work, so Eric says to message her. [1:02:27] Now that you messaged her, how does it feel? Do you feel empowered? [1:04:34] They review the action steps and go through each one to see the objective. [1:07:01] Eric encourages Kyle to take the next step and move forward. [1:09:23] Can you make school your full-time job? [1:10:44] When will you take the following action step and call to set up an appointment with the college? [01:11:34] Eric asks Kyle to contact him later today and let him know what he found out. [01:12:49] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: 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 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 . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to 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 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, .  

302 | Mastermind Session with Will Curb: Deciding What To Offer

Dec 31, 2019 01:09:48

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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: 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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: 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 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 . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to 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 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, .

301| Mastermind: Tena Getting Emotionally Derailed

Dec 24, 2019 01:03:05

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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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: 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 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 . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to 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 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, .  

300 | Cameron Gott Interviews Eric Tivers

Dec 10, 2019 01:14:53

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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 Cameron Gott Facebook |  LinkedIn Translating ADHD Podcast

299 | November Q & A with Brendan Mahan and Will Curb

Dec 3, 2019 01:11:38

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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: ADHD Essentials Podcast with Brendan Mahan Hacking Your ADHD with William Curb 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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired 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.

298 | Getting Used to Success with Dusty Exner

Nov 26, 2019 01:08:24

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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 Dusty Exner @dustyexner Twitter | Instagram @vancouverADHDcoaching Facebook Dusty’s Blog The Success Principles by Jack Canfield You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero

297 | Create Don't Suffocate with Natalie Walker

Nov 19, 2019 01:19:15

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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: Natalie Walker Evenfall @nataliewalkeris Twitter @nataliewalkermusic Facebook | Instagram  Spotify Patreon

296 | October Q & A with Brendan Mahan and Will Curb

Nov 13, 2019 01:06:37

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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: Hacking Your ADHD with William Curb ADHD Essentials Podcast with Brendan Mahan 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: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired 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.

295 | Strategies to Identify, Manage, and Overcome Hoarding with Elaine Birchall

Nov 5, 2019 58:45

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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. [54:31] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com Links and Resources Elaine Birchall Website Elaine’s Book - Conquer the Clutter: Strategies to Identify, Manage and Overcome Hoarding Elaine on Linkedin | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

294 | Mastermind Session: Emily in the Hotseat

Oct 29, 2019 01:00:43

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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. Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired 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.  

293 | Revel in Better Sex, Intimacy and Relationships With Tanya Brakeman

Oct 22, 2019 01:09:01

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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. Your Resources: Tanya Brakeman Tanya on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter 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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired 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.

292 | Diagnosis Recontextualized Everything with Brian Behm

Oct 15, 2019 01:08:05

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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: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday The War of Art by Steven Pressfield Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell   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. [01:03:53] 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: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired 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.  

291 | September Q & A with Jessica McCabe and Brendan Mahan

Oct 8, 2019 01:07:51

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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: Parenting Manifesto by Brene Brown The One Thing by Gary Keller Burli ADHD Essentials Podcast with Brendan Mahan How to ADHD with Jessica McCabe Hacking Your ADHD with William Curb 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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired 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.

Hacking Your ADHD - Building Your Toolbox (Simulcast) Ep1

Oct 7, 2019 12:50

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This is the premiere episode of Hacking Your ADHD, a brand new ADHD reWired Network Podcast.  Subscribe to this podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify 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.

290 | Surviving Childhood with "Sarah Edgewood"

Oct 1, 2019 58:46

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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. Your Resources: Brene Brown Russel Barkley Books on ADHD Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell NAASCA AL-ANON 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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired 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.  

289 | Sex, Intimacy and ADHD with Ari Tuckman

Sep 24, 2019 01:02:38

Description:

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.

Your Resources:

More Attention, Less Deficit Podcast More Attention, Less Deficit by Ari Tuckman Ari’s Website 17: Ari Tuckman on Sleep, Meds, Self-Esteem & He-Man 55: Ari Tuckman: ADHD Sex and Intimacy 94: ADHD, Sex, and Intimacy Survey Results, with Ari Tuckman Bonus Episode: One Of 15 Million (CHADD) She Comes First by Ian Kerner ADHD After Dark by Ari Tuckman CHADD Conference 2019

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. [57:47] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

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288 | Mastermind: Gaining Financial Literacy

Sep 17, 2019 59:23

Description:

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. 

Your Resources:

ADD and Your Money by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis and Karl Klein Financial Peace University (FPU) I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins Unshakeable by Tony Robbins A Woman’s Guide to Personal Finance by Virginia Morris CHADD Finance Resources Planet Money Podcast Motley Fool Money Podcast The Financial Diet Money Management for Dummies

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! [54:31] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

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287 | Aug Q & A

Sep 10, 2019 01:06:02

Description:

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:

ADHD Essentials Podcast with Brendan Mahan CHADD

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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

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286 | Strengths, Expectations, Frustration, and Sensory Processing with Ann Marie Silverberg

Sep 3, 2019 58:27

Description:

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:

Temple Grandin Ann Marie’s Website Brainiacs Dog Training on YouTube

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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

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285 | I'm not Broken, I'm Different (part 2) with Geneviève Sévigny

Aug 27, 2019 01:10:05

Description:

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:

Procrastinate on Purpose by Roy Vaden The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

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284 | I'm not Broken, I'm Different (part 1) with Geneviève Sévigny

Aug 20, 2019 56:15

Description:

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.

Your Resources:

Totally ADD with Rick Green Brene Brown

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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

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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!

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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283 | July Q&A

Aug 13, 2019 01:08:12

Description:

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:

Purpose Driven Life by Pastor Rick Warren ADHD Essentials Podcast with Brendan Mahan ADHD reWired Episode 118: Could it Be Bipolar Disorder? with Dr. Roberto Olivardia

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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

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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

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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282 | Mastermind Session: Doing Stuff You Don't Feel Like Doing - Madeline

Aug 6, 2019 01:16:41

Description:

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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

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281 | Mastermind Session - Communication and Relationships

Jul 30, 2019 01:17:39

Description:

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.

Your Resources

Rising Strong by Brene Brown Melissa Orlov ADHD reWired Episode 59: ADHD and Marriage

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 Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:

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Productivity Q&A

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280 | Mastermind Session - Routines, Budgeting, and coffee runs

Jul 23, 2019 01:12:23

Description:

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

Atomic Habits by James Clear Bullet Journal

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. [1:07:35] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups

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279 | The Right Job for you with Dr. Miriam Reiss

Jul 16, 2019 01:09:22

Description:

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

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life by Sari Solden Dr. Miriam Reiss Coaching Program

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

278 | June Q & A

Jul 15, 2019 01:16:18

Description:

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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277 | Leadership and ADHD with Sharon Weinberg

Jul 2, 2019 01:16:22

Description:

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
ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups
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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:  www.sharonweinberg.com sharon@sharonweinberg.com Call her: (510) 858-9196

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276 | HSP, Empaths, Sleep, and ADHD with Susie Gutierrez

Jun 25, 2019 01:10:05

Description:

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
ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups
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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

275 | Mastermind Clutter with Marisol, Will Curb, Carl and Kim

Jun 18, 2019 01:24:00

Description:

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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274 | May Q&A

Jun 11, 2019 01:10:06

Description:

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

273 | Mastermind Sessions- A new ADHD podcast with Will Curb

Jun 4, 2019 01:14:23

Description:

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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272 | Russell Barkley, Ph.D., Part 2 - The Case Against Neuropsychological Testing and New Research Part 2

May 28, 2019 50:28

Description:

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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Productivity Q&A

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271 | Russell Barkley on Life Expectancy and ADHD Part 1

May 21, 2019 47:18

Description:

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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Productivity Q&A

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270 | April Q&A

May 16, 2019 01:07:45

Description:

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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269 | Family Challenges through the lens of ADHD with Kali Stanton

May 7, 2019 01:07:59

Description:

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

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:

[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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Productivity Q&A

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268 | Neurodiversity in the Workplace with Todd Ellis from Microsoft

Apr 30, 2019 01:04:19

Description:

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

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 Todd Ellis on LinkedI Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

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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267 | Thriving at 75 - Hope, Strengths, and the Value of Animals with Paul Phenix

Apr 24, 2019 01:05:27

Description:

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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266 | Losing 330 pounds, after sleep apnea, ADHD, dyslexia diagnosis

Apr 16, 2019 01:06:00

Description:

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

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:

[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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265 | March 2019 Q&A

Apr 9, 2019 01:07:58

Description:

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.  

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Connect with Brendan Mahan

ADHD Essentials Podcast

Your Resources

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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264 | Hypnosis for ADHD?

Apr 2, 2019 01:11:58

Description:

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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263 | Recovery and Community

Mar 26, 2019 01:06:49

Description:

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

Working Ourselves to Death: The High Cost of Workaholism and the Rewards of Recovery - Diane Fassel Workaholics-Anonymous.org

 

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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262 | Sleep with me - Finally

Mar 20, 2019 01:16:02

Description:

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

Your Resources

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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261 | February 2019 Q&A

Mar 12, 2019 01:08:43

Description:

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

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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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260 | Progress is Power with Justin Classen

Mar 5, 2019 01:02:23

Description:

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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259 | Mastermind - Preventing Burnout

Feb 26, 2019 01:05:48

Description:

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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258 | Mastermind - Asking for Help and Making Decisions

Feb 19, 2019 01:18:02

Description:

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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257 | January 2019 Q&A

Feb 12, 2019 01:14:17

Description:

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

ADHD reWired Episode #193:  Stephanie Sammons Music and Money ADHD reWired Episode #57: Stephanie Sarkis on Money and ADHD

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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256 | The One You Feed with Eric Zimmer

Feb 5, 2019 01:14:28

Description:

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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255 | Exercise, Study Habits and a Healthy Perspective with Isaac Boutin

Jan 29, 2019 01:10:54

Description:

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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254 | Mastermind: Cut the BS

Jan 22, 2019 01:09:09

Description:

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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253 | Self-Advocacy and Disclosure: LeDerick Horne

Jan 15, 2019 56:53

Description:

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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252 | Live Q & A - Dec 2018

Jan 8, 2019 01:05:31

Description:

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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251 | Be Bitter or Better and Workplace Accommodations with Shelley Ann Morris

Dec 27, 2018 01:16:28

Description:

The guest for this episode is Shelley Ann Morris.  Shelley is an administrative assistant receptionist who assists people who are blind.  She volunteers at CKCU FM and hosts the show Welcome to My World.  Shelley is a triathlete who does sprints and Olympic distance triathlons.  She was born with significant vision loss.

In this conversation, you will hear Shelley talk about being diagnosed at age 44, and she explains how being born with a vision disability gave her the skills and tools to cope with ADHD.  Shelley talks about coming out of the “dark days” and how connecting with a coach and counselor, she was able to find success in the workplace and life.

Connect with Shelley Ann Morris

Website: www.ckcufm.com/wtmw

You’ll Learn:

[03:32] - Shelley was diagnosed with ADHD at age 44.  She describes her vision loss. [05:12] - Shelley explains why she sought a diagnosis. [09:17] - She describes how being born with a vision disability gave her the skills and tools to cope with ADHD.  It comes down to decisions to be better or bitter. [15:22] - Shelley talks about her dark days and challenges. [21:43] - Taking positive steps and forgiving others in her dark days helped her find her way. [24:36] - She explains how she connected with a coach and counselor, and what she worked on with them. [26:46] - Shelley describes how she works best. [30:35] - The variety of tasks and the energy from people helps Shelley succeed as an administrative assistant and receptionist.  She also talks about the benefit of having a good manager. [32:01] - A listener of Shelley’s radio show was prompted to seek an evaluation for ADHD.   [34:40] - Shelley explains that because she’s been hurt, she goes out her way to not hurt others. [35:24] - While she was between jobs, she managed volunteers.  When she introduced herself via email, she encouraged people to communicate challenges with her. [42:32] - Shelley describes some of the accommodations she receives to be successful at work. [48:38] - Shelley says that ADHD is a bigger beast to deal with than low vision. [52:50] - Listening to music helps inspire Shelley.   [55:18] - Shelley explains why she sometimes feels like The Grinch, but not for a reason you’d expect.  This leads to a discussion on background noise and distractions. [1:00:50] - Shelley says there are a lot of resources to help.   [1:02:00] - Shelley talks about her athletic endeavors as a triathlete.

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250 | Best Productivity Episode Yet with Emily Parks

Dec 18, 2018 01:18:07

Description:

The guest of this episode is Emily Parks.  Emily is a productivity consultant and the owner of Organize for Success.  She is an Evernote certified consultant. A lover of technology, Emily can help with prioritization, email, calendar management, and everything else that we could all use help with.  

In this conversation, you will hear Emily share a ton of super helpful tips and strategies.  This is a can’t-miss episode if you would like to become more efficient in areas of your life with things like digital clutter, time-blocking, and email.  At the end of the episode, you’ll even hear Emily share some tips specific to this holiday time of the year.

Connect with Emily Parks

Website - OrganizeForSuccess.biz

You’ll Learn:

[02:26] - “Our brain is made for thinking, not remembering.” [03:28] -  Emily shares her answer to “What’s the best tool for remembering things?” She shares a few reasons she loves Evernote. [05:36] - Emily says that she uses Evernote as her external brain. [07:19] - When it comes to Evernote, Emily never recommends having too much of anything.   [08:57] - Emily shares tips on naming folders in Evernote. [10:54] - I describe my “1-2-3 Hack.” [12:42] - If using the subject line is too overwhelming, you can rename your default notebook and use it as an inbox to hold items for processing. [15:38] - “One is the most productive number” is Emily’s line of thinking behind having people do an audit [24:57] - We tend to scatter our organization.  Emily talks about managing this clutter. [27:27] - Emily addresses the issue of social media notifications. [31:00] - It’s easy to get sucked into the neverending stream of videos on Facebook.  Emily shares how to keep yourself from falling into those traps. [34:49] - Emily encourages me (and all of us) to do our daily wrap-up. [43:11] - Daily planning is very important for people with ADHD, and Emily gives tips on staying on track.   [51:20] - Emily talks more about time-blocking methods. [57:26] - Emily and I share a hatred of email.  Emily shares some tips and tricks related to email. [1:00:35] - Emily gives a few tips on keeping phone calls short in length. [1:03:00] - Email: Checking vs. Processing [1:07:24] - Emily talks about staying productive and on-task during the holidays.

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249 | November Q & A

Dec 11, 2018 01:08:28

Description:

This episode is the recording of November’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 I recount our experiences at the CHADD conference.  We also dive in and answer a handful of listener-submitted questions on topics like digital minimalism, holiday stress, and time blindness.

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:

[05:36] - Brenan shares his most significant takeaway from the CHADD conference. [09:00] - I talk about my takeaways from the conference.   [18:39] - Gerald asks about digital minimalism regarding smartphones.  We talk about some of the apps we like to use, and how we manage our apps. [28:47] - Lisa talks about having original plans derailed, and then failing to get back on track. [33:59] - We talk about the stress that is induced by the holidays.  We share some ideas on how to simplify and redefine the holidays. [44:26] - Lane feels overwhelmed by work email.  We both hate email and share some of our strategies to manage it effectively. [55:14] - Someone asks about time blindness.  This person is having trouble with managing several calendars in one and struggling with isolating their important appointments.  During the discussion of this topic, I talk about FreakyAlarm, but Brendan shares why he wouldn’t use it.

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Time Sensitive Coaching Group Registration Info

Dec 8, 2018 05:49

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248 | Reset ADHD - Alex Hey

Dec 4, 2018 01:03:59

Description:

I am joined on this episode by Alex Hey.  Alex is a new ADHD coach from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He is launching his new coaching practice, Reset ADHD. His mission is to help people hit the reset button on their ADHD.  Alex is turning his mess into his message. Alex has had to hit the reset button a fair number of times in his life.

In this conversation, you will hear Alex share some of his poetry, which is what made Alex stand out to me and invite him onto the podcast.  Alex provides us with some of his backstory, which includes a diagnosis about five years ago. Alex also talks about his coaching service, Reset ADHD, and the unique perspective he has.  

This episode does contain a conversation around suicide.  If you experiencing suicidal thoughts and you don’t know where to turn, here are resources for help:

United States - https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Outside of the US - http://suicideprevention.wikia.com/wiki/Online

Connect with Alex Hey:

Website - http://ResetADHD.com
Twitter - @ResetADHD
Instagram - @ResetADHD
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/resetadhd/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/resetadhd

You’ll Learn:

[05:23] - Alex reads a poem he wrote.  I previously heard Alex read this, and it’s a big reason he’s on this episode. [07:00] - Alex shares some of the background information behind this poem.   [08:50] - Alex was diagnosed at the age of 20, and describes his history with depression. [10:23] - Alex describes the role that his relationships have played in his breakthrough. [11:57] - We talk about Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. [12:56] - Seeking support for yourself is vital, and Alex talks about his progress in this area. [15:16] - Alex reads his love poem.   [17:35] - Alex describes his poem-writing process, and we discuss the power of storytelling. [20:55] - Alex shares some of the thoughts that he corrects, and he describes the process. [29:36] - I share that when I’m in the moment of “the suck,” what is helpful for me is to stay curious about what I can gain from the experience. [35:05] - Alex talks about the role of prayer and faith. [37:59] - Alex shares some information on his business, Reset ADHD.  He also explains why he decided to become an ADHD coach. [43:20] - We talk about the state of Christian-based ADHD coaching. [45:45] - I explain how giving free talks can help grow a coaching business. [51:09] - Alex has written a four-part blog post about the growth mindset.   [53:20] - Live life in permanent beta.

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247 | Adult ADHD Assessments - Part 2: The Solutions with Laurie Peterson M. Ed, MA, LPC

Nov 28, 2018 44:21

Description:

This episode contains the second part of my discussion with Laurie Peterson.  Laurie is the owner and director of Diagnostic Learning Services in Plano, Texas.  Laurie and her group assess and diagnose students and adults with ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning disabilities.  Laurie was diagnosed with ADHD in her late 20s. 

In this conversation, Laurie and I discuss the steps following the diagnostic assessments she administers.  Medication plays a considerable role, but Laurie also shares how to work to improve skills in areas with lower scores. 

Connect with Laurie Peterson:

Website - http://Diagnostic-Learning.com

You’ll Learn:

[05:08] - Once we have the information from the testing, what do we do with the information? The first step is medication, but it is not the entire solution. [06:20] - Laurie explains how to improve vocabulary skills by reading. [07:57] - Laurie shares how to build your perceptual reasoning skills, problem-solving skills, and visual processing skills. [11:53] - I share how an instructor used color overlays to help a student read. [14:33] - Improving your problem-solving skills can be done by playing games. [18:08] - Working memory can be improved, but there is a lot of technology to help. [20:22] - Laurie explains how she uses Alexa to put together her shopping list. [24:20] - I talk about a few of the benefits of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group, including shame-free accountability. [26:18] - Environmental modification is a large piece of ADHD management. [28:34] - We discuss interactive metronome therapy, diet, and exercise. [30:48] - Laurie shares information for those that believe they may have ADHD, but have not yet been diagnosed. [33:19] - Laurie talks about the cost of this type of testing.

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246 | Adult ADHD Assessments - Part 1: My Results with Laurie Peterson M. Ed, MA, LPC

Nov 27, 2018 01:04:06

Description:

On this episode, I am joined by Laurie Peterson.  Laurie is the owner and director of Diagnostic Learning Services in Plano, Texas.  Laurie and her group assess and diagnose students and adults with ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning disabilities.  Laurie was diagnosed with ADHD in her late 20s.

In this conversation, you will hear Laurie and I discuss the battery of diagnostic assessments she administered to me.  You will hear us discuss the verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory, processing speed, and memory assessments I took.  We describe what these tests are, and what my results tell Laurie.

Connect with Laurie Peterson:

Website - http://Diagnostic-Learning.com

You’ll Learn:

[04:08] - Laurie shares her ADHD story.   [06:37] - Laurie talks about how she views and approaches the diagnosis when she meets with people.   [09:02] - I describe the battery of tests that Laurie did with me. [09:56] - Laurie explains why she looks at verbal comprehension when assessing for ADHD.  This leads to a discussion on how I am more of an “audio reader.” [14:23] - Laurie puts the scoring of these texts into context, and how scores can improve. [17:14] - We discuss how “verbal regulation” is where impulsivity and the organizing of ideas meet. [18:08] - Laurie talks about some vocational options for people who score higher in verbal comprehension testing. [19:20] - I scored in the “very average” range of perceptual reasoning. I explain why this surprised me.  Laurie explains this realm of the testing. [24:52] - Laurie talks about vision therapy, which retrains the muscles in your eyes. [32:01] - The next domain we cover is “working memory.” [37:43] - Processing speed is a domain in which I scored “below average.”  Laurie explains that score is common for people with ADHD. [43:18] - Coding and symbol search were two subsets that I didn’t enjoy.  I explain why I struggled with these. [46:42] - Laurie explains the adult memory test. [51:00] - Laurie describes the kind of background information she gathers. [53:00] - Laurie shares a few areas where my wife and I have different perceptions of my skills. [57:07] - I confess I thought, “What if I don’t have ADHD?”  Laurie confirms that I do have ADHD.

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245 | Mastermind Session: Big Changes, Big Dreams, So Many Options with Natalie Stark 4 of 4

Nov 20, 2018 01:19:22

Description:

This episode is part of a four-episode series of mastermind session.  A mastermind group is a concept that comes from the book, Think and Grow Rich.  We have implemented this concept into our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups. Alumni of our coaching groups have the opportunity to work with me as “addmins,” and those members get an entire hour to sit in the hot seat in our mastermind sessions.

This week, Natalie is sitting in the mastermind hot seat.  Natalie has recently experienced some pretty significant life changes.  This has allowed her to step back and determine what she wants to do with her life.  In this conversation, you will hear us walk through some of these things with Natalie.  

You’ll Learn:

[04:22] - We check in with Dan’s progress since his time in the hot seat.   [05:57] - Dianna shares that she is making progress.  She has set up a sleep study. [07:20] - Sandra says that she needs to listen to her hot seat session again because she had so many great things to work on. [09:34] - Natalie provides us some backstory.  She has recently moved and is in a bit of a reset stage in life.   [11:12] - Natalie finds herself overwhelmed by many tasks, and she lists a few things that aren’t overwhelming her.  She provides us with some examples of things she needs to do. [13:05] - Natalie opens her routine app, Fabulous.  I encourage her to screenshot the app and then make that her home screen image to remind her to adjust things. [14:52] - I ask Natalie if she could join a professional or networking group.   [16:42] - Natalie explains that she’d like to hire a personal trainer and start working out in the mornings. [21:21] - Natalie says she feels weird having a masters degree and living at home with her parents. [22:43] - Dianna asks Natalie if she’s done a brain dump. [25:06] - Natalie discusses one YouTube habit she would like to create. [31:42] - We realize that Natalie’s morning routine is more like a morning menu.  I share with her that she needs to create habits, not routines. [35:45] - I encourage Natalie to keep things basic, for the purpose of getting started. [41:58] - Natalie talks about the first video she will be producing.   [46:41] - Earlier in the conversation, Natalie said she would like to travel the country for four months.  She talks about the conflict between this and working a job, and the type of work she is considering. [50:46] - Natalie says her lack of routine is what’s holding her back right now.   [53:39] - Natalie talks about needing to find online work in order to accomplish her goal of being mobile. [59:10] - Natalie shares that she is trying to find herself after the end of her marriage. [1:03:48] - I suggest to Natalie that she write a letter. [1:07:00] - Dan takes a few seconds to give Natalie some encouragement to get started.

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244 | October Q&A

Nov 13, 2018 01:05:15

Description:

This episode is the recording of October’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 I talk with a few listeners and read some questions that had been submitted.  We talk about ADHD and substance abuse, a child with ADHD who becomes emotionally sensitive with redirection, and something we label, “procrastappointment.”

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: [11:26] - Erica brings up the topic of ADHD and substance abuse.  Brenden and I share our experiences as smokers. [24:04] - Sarah asks if there is a term for her type of procrastination.  We invent one called “procrastappointment.” We share some tips on getting out of this pattern, including not taking appointment cards! [33:38] - Marisol recently had parent-teacher conferences.  The teacher asked about her daughter’s emotional sensitivity.  Brendan shares some of his expertise with this situation. [40:49] - Marisol wonders how to teach her daughter that redirections are not a failure. [47:20] - Rachel asks about self-guided learning and online classes with an ADHD brain.  I share that I consider this to be “registering for good intentions.” Brendan talks about how to create the structure to be successful in this type of endeavor. [51:07] - Sarah asks if we have figured out how to slow down our lives.  I believe she has taken the first step by asking that question. I encourage anyone in this situation to decrease overwhelm by saying “no” like we are passing out candy on Halloween.

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243 | Mastermind Session: Navigating Overwhelm with Dan Johnson 3 of 4

Nov 6, 2018 01:28:18

Description:

This episode is part of a four-episode series of mastermind session.  A mastermind group is a concept that comes from the book, Think and Grow Rich.  We have implemented this concept into our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups. Alumni of our coaching groups have the opportunity to work with me as “addmins,” and those members get an entire hour to sit in the hot seat in our mastermind sessions.

This week, Dan sits in the hot seat.  In this conversation, you will hear Dan talk about over-committing.  He explains why he has a hard time saying “no,” but this results in sometimes not meeting the deadlines.  Dan has a major traveling project coming up, and this situation is the foundation of this discussion.  

You’ll Learn:

[8:48] - Dan sets up this conversation and shares that he struggles with overcommitment. [11:44] - Diana asks if Dan has traveled in the trailer before. Dan also talks about setting expectations at work vs. expectations outside of work. [15:14] - I ask Dan how often he ignores the little voice in his head. Dan believes he can be intentional about giving the little voice time to pop up. [17:10] - I share that having a Plan B doesn’t take much time, and the reward is great. Dan talks about his Plan B. [19:08] - Dan explains that he needs to learn how not to say “yes.” [20:18] - Sandra wants to know what Dan has done with this RV project, and how he prioritizes the tasks. [24:31] - Sandra asks more about contingency plans when working with the list. [25:32] - Dan says that there are not hard-stops in their schedule unless it’s for a meeting. [26:39] - Dan says that his list is written in a shared note-taking app that he and his wife can use. [29:54] - Natalie asks Dan if he has considered getting an antenna to boost his cell phone signal. She also asks for examples of little things that need to be done in the house that overwhelm him. [34:15] - I ask Dan for some time-frame dates. I challenge Dan to consider what he would do if he had no time or less time to prepare. [38:58] - Natalie reminds Dan that friends will be coming into his house so that they will be more understanding than a customer. [40:38] - After Dan talks about envisioning looking what “done” looks like. I talk about the difference between a due date and a done date. [49:45] - I ask Dan what the situation would be if he had to tell someone he can’t do something or hit a deadline he committed to. [51:50] - I ask Dan to consider what carries more weight, the current satisfaction of saying “yes,” or the future disappointment of not being able to meet the deadline. [52:46] - Dan explains how it’s possible to build a reputation as the go-to guy, but then expectations can hurt your career. [54:53] - Dan shares that he would be receptive to a suggestion that he seek assistance with a task. I draw a link between Dan’s perfectionism and self-worth. [58:54] - Diana talks about her own personal experience in the area of self-worth. Dan shares what he wants to gain from this journey.  [1:02:46] - I used to say “yes” to everything, and this brought me stress from being overwhelmed. I changed my default answer to “no.” [1:07:22] - Natalie suggests bringing yourself back to the big picture and asking why you want to do something. [1:10:37] - Natalie brings up Dan’s wife and kids. Dan shares an experience from his ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [1:14:33] - Dan admits that he is scared. [1:17:12] - I share how I threatened myself with Workaholics Anonymous. [1:18:55] - Dan shares his takeaways from this conversation. 

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242 | Mastermind Session: Communications - Sandra in the Hot Seat 2 of 4

Oct 30, 2018 01:23:16

Description:

This episode is part of a four-episode series of mastermind session.  A mastermind group is a concept that comes from the book, Think and Grow Rich.  We have implemented this concept into our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups. Alumni of our coaching groups have the opportunity to work with me as “addmins,” and those members get an entire hour to sit in the hot seat in our mastermind sessions.

This week, Sandra sits in the hot seat.  She explores a topic that a lot of us struggle with and we haven’t really discussed on the podcast.  Sandra feels that she struggles with communication and what she calls “verbal regulation.” In this conversation, you will hear us discuss the issues surrounding communication, and the participants share their experiences and the techniques they employ.

You’ll Learn: [10:21] - Diana was in the hot seat on our last episode, and she committed to scheduling a sleep study.  She shares her progress. [12:44] - Sandra lays the foundation for this discussion.  She would like to talk about what she is calling “verbal regulation.”   [17:06] - Sandra says that neuro-typical people tend to make comments to her on this topic.   [19:04] - Dan asks Sandra about her structure creation skills.  She shares a story about someone comparing her work as something similar to the movie “A Beautiful Mind.” [23:52] - Dan asks a clarifying question about her reactions to compliments. [24:46] - Natalie shares that she had similar situations.  She asks about Sandra’s processing characteristics. [29:02] - Sandra talks about trying to communicate to her co-workers how her brain works without it sounding like an excuse. [30:18] - Diana asks in what types of situations this becomes an issue, and she shares her experience in this area. [34:18] - Diana suggests beta-blockers or alpha-blockers.   [36:20] - Natalie suggests that Sandra talks to her friends about their perceptions of her. [38:28] - We talk about fidgets and the advantage of having a more obvious fidget. [40:23] - We put Sandra’s negative self-talk on trial through role-playing.   [47:19] - I talk with Susan about processing speed and the role it plays in things like communication. [55:05] - Natalie shares that she’s also a slow processor and intelligent person, and she talks about things she does in conversations to help this communication.   [59:22] - Dan explains how he builds trust with people by preparing them for his communication style. He also suggests practicing conversation. [1:01:11] - Sandra finds practicing conversation to be difficult because of other ADHD tendencies. Dan shares how he accomplishes this. [1:03:57] - Sandra talks about a recent course she took on self-observation and self-coaching.  She says that a lot of feedback she got in this discussion reinforces what she learned from that. [1:06:10] - I talk about acceptance being a gift to ourselves and other people.  I also share how slowing my speech has helped me. [1:10:41] - Natalie reminds us that we need to start small.   [1:13:36] - Sandra shares what she would like to learn and improve in the near-future.

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241 | Mastermind Session: Morning Routines - Diana in the Hot Seat 1 of 4

Oct 23, 2018 01:27:04

Description:

This episode is part of a four-episode series of mastermind session.  A mastermind group is a concept that comes from the book, Think and Grow Rich.  We have implemented this concept into our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups. Alumni of our coaching groups have the opportunity to work with me as “addmins,” and those members get an entire hour to sit in the hot seat in our mastermind sessions.

This week, Diana will sit in the hot seat, and we are joined by Natalie, Dan, and Sandra.  The morning routine on non-urgent days is what has Diana hung up right now. Throughout this conversation, you will hear us offer suggestions, tips, techniques, and strategies to help her make these mornings productive.  If you find it difficult to get started in the mornings, you should have plenty of things to try after listening to this episode.

You’ll Learn:

[11:02] - The members of this mastermind introduce themselves, including Diana who is sitting in the hot seat this week. [13:57] - Diana shares that she’s been struggling with her morning routine on non-urgent days. [15:30] - Diana talks about the things she’s implemented to try to create some consistency.   [21:05] - Dan asks if Diana has experienced insomnia and what may have caused that lack of sleep.  This leads to a discussion on sleep. [27:02] - Sandra asks about Diana’s medication.   [29:55] - Sandra suggests Diana recall the last time she had a non-urgent morning and it didn’t work out the way she wanted.   [33:16] - I ask Sandra if she’s ok with choosing comfort over courage. [34:47] - Dan shares that when he thinks about data and analyzing what’s working and not working, his mind gets stirred up.  Diana talks about what the pebbles are. These are the small things that seem to trip her up. [37:19] - Natalie shares that this conversation is speaking to her because she shares some of these issues.  She finds herself wasting entire mornings by hitting the snooze button. The Fabulous app is something that has helped her. [40:00] - We discuss the individual steps that could help with her morning routine. [43:38] - Natalie says that the inside of her refrigerator makes for a good dry erase board. [47:26] - I suggest the app, Wake and Shake Alarm and the clocks Clocky and Tocky. I also talk about the Pavlok, which I don’t wholly endorse. [54:30] - Dan asks, “What’s important to you?” when trying to find the motivation to get up and get the day going.  He also suggests finding the areas where other people are depending on her. [57:09] - Natalie explains how she has benefitted from this conversation and the strategies she is going to implement to help her with these areas where she is having trouble. [58:30] - I explain why sleep hygiene is more important than the number of hours of sleep. [1:02:54] - Sandra shares that this discussion reminds her a lot of her own mastermind.  She shares some advice I gave her in that mastermind. [1:08:09] - We talk about using music to motivate in the morning. [1:09:12] - Dan suggests that Diana’s husband helps get her going in the morning.   [1:13:13] - We talk about vitamins, specifically Vitamin B. [1:14:52] - Diana has resisted undergoing a sleep study.  We convince her to make an appointment for a sleep study. [1:16:57] - I suggest morning errands and exercise classes to help Dianna get moving in the mornings. [1:20:28] - Diana shares what she would like to commit to.

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240 | Dear ADHD - Special Episode

Oct 16, 2018 23:16

Description:

Do you say that you “are ADHD” or say that you “have ADHD?”  Through people-first language, we show that people are more than their diagnosis.  However, over time, I’ve come to appreciate how nuanced language is, and how important it is to let people express their identity.  Living with ADHD is a story.  As we change, so does our relationship with ADHD.   

One way I’ve helped people capture their relationship with ADHD is an exercise I’ve been doing with my coaching groups.  I call this exercise, “Dear ADHD.”  I encourage members to write letters to their ADHD.  Since this is ADHD Awareness Month, I invited members of our alumni membership community to write another letter to their ADHD.  What you will hear on this episode is some of those members reading their “Dear ADHD” letters. 

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239 | September Live Q & A

Oct 11, 2018 01:14:54

Description:

This episode is the recording of September’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 month, our conversation keeps looping back around to play and planning.  

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: [08:48] - Erica asks about planning fun.  We talk about the struggles of prioritizing, initiating, and planning. [18:10] - Marisol asks how to stay in motion when there’s nothing to react to.  This continues our conversation on planning. Brendan shares how he uses motion to get back on track. [24:47] - Marisol sat in the hot seat in May and talked about diet and exercise.  She gives us an update on her progress. [26:45] - Gerald asks if we have any rules to help us be productive.  We share some of our “guiding principles” to stay on track throughout the day. [32:45] - We talk about trying to diligent about phone usage, specifically between the hours of 9 pm and 9 am.    [36:50] - I share how staying up too late will impact my ability to function with my family.  “It’s about what I want most vs. what I want now.” This leads to a discussion on parenting. [45:35] - Dianna asks Brendan and me what podcasts we enjoy. [52:16] - AJ asks for strategies for making phone calls.   [57:09] - Alyssa wonders how to make yourself do something that seems unbearably boring.   We share our own experiences and share what does and doesn’t work for us.

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238 | A Mixed Marriage, Alex and Alison

Oct 2, 2018 01:21:33

Description:

I have two guests joining me in the studio for this episode.  Alex is a proud husband of eight years and is a father to two children.  He teaches special education at the middle school level. His daily practice of mindfulness and meditation has had a profound effect on his life. His ADHD witness story comes into focus in 2008.  The most recent stage of his ADHD journey began with the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. Alison joins Alex (her husband) on this episode. They have known each other since 2008, and she is a mental health nurse.

In this conversation, you will hear Alex and Alison share how they have navigated the obstacle course that is a marriage or relationship with one person who has ADHD and one person who does not.  Alex and Alison discuss their challenges and explain how they resolve conflict.

Connect with Alex:

Email: aganderson1@gmail.com

You’ll Learn:

[09:45] - Alex shares how the two met.  He explains why he saw her as mysterious. [12:30] - Alison talks about the impact diagnosis, and medication had on their conversations. [13:46] - Alison was once brought to tears by Alex having a spotlessly clean living area. [16:06] - We talk about our memories from before we started medication. [22:30] - Alison talks about one of their challenges with parenting. Alex describes his feelings when he’s frustrated with his son, who displays some ADHD characteristics. [26:12] - Alison shares how she allows Alex space in some of these difficult situations. [27:47] - Alex struggles with sharing what is happening in his brain. [30:06] - When Alex’s ADHD is winning, Alison takes his reactions personally. [31:55] - I share that non-ADHD spouses can understand ADHD by listening to these conversations. [33:11] - Alex explains how they engage in constructive problem-solving. [37:38] - Alex considers himself lucky to have someone like Allison, who understands his situation. [39:17] - Alison says that she’s needed to explain Alex’s characteristics with her family. [41:10] - We talk about the dance between accommodating and enabling. [50:54] - Alex talks about why he made the decision to join the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  Alison chimes in with developments she’s seen. [55:22] - The two talk about changes they’ve seen since Alex joined the group. [59:20] - Alison shares what she has learned about ADHD since meeting Alex. [1:02:30] - We talk about the long-term aspect of marriage, which involves things like apologizing, and the process of resolving conflict. [1:11:24] - Alex shares his experience with mindfulness.

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237 | Don't Dis-My-Ability with Shawn Smith

Sep 25, 2018 01:10:49

Description:

Shawn Smith joins me on the podcast this week.  Shawn has his Master’s in Education and Counseling.  He is the proud founder and CEO of Don’t dis-my-ability Consultation Services, an innovative, multi-faceted coming specializing in the emerging field of neurodiversity.  He is a counselor, psychotherapist, and national award-winning entrepreneur.   

Diagnosed with ADHD Inattentive Type at age 30, Shawn struggle through every level of the public education system prior to his diagnosis.  It took Shawn 32 attempts to earn the 18 credits required to graduate high school.  Medication gave Shawn’s brain a jump start it needed to wake from 30 years of slumber, taking his thought process from dial-up to fiber-op.  

In this conversation, you will hear Shawn talk about his company and the services he provides.  He explains why his company being located in a cooperative creates a constructive environment for his work.  Shawn discusses his background, his struggles in school, his diagnosis, and why the entrepreneurial life fits him well.   

Connect with Shawn Smith: 

Website - Don’t Dis My Ability 

You’ll Learn:  [07:45] - Shawn describes the Villa cooperative, where his business is located.    [09:41] - Shawn provides some details on the services Don’t dis-my-ability provides, and shares how this environment fits him.    [10:47] - Keynotes and workshops are things that Shawn frequently does, and he describes the content of these offerings.  [11:54] - Shawn describes his life before diagnosis as “hell.”  [12:28] - We discuss the idea of being “lazy.”  [14:07] - Shawn describes some of the strategies he uses to stay organized and productive.  [15:47] - Shawn talks about growing up and seeing people around him making changes he wasn’t making.  [18:23] - A labor dispute is what led to Shawn’s diagnosis.  [22:07] - Shawn describes the changes in his life after diagnosis, and he started medication.  [24:06] - Shawn talks about being “snuck in” to college.  [25:26] - We talk about trying to filter out background noise, and I share my technique for accomplishing this.    [28:45] - Shawn shares more specific information on the services Don’t dis-my-ability provides.  [30:35] - Shawn talks about being a social entrepreneur and describes some of the challenges he faces in this role.  We also talk about being drawn to entrepreneurship out of boredom and resentment.  [34:42] - Shawn says the name of his business came from a rap beat he had in his head.  [40:06] - Shawn lists some of the things he does with his company.    [42:50] - Shawn shares how he plans projects. I talk about using Miranda to help with time zones.  We also talk about the challenge of writing checks and addressing envelopes as “macro thinkers.”  [45:49] - Shawn describes how to make context matter.  [48:37] - Shawn talks about his podcasting experience, including his upcoming video podcast, Don’t dis-my-ability Podcast.   [52:50] - Shawn speaks about the term neurodiversity and why it’s being used.  [1:00:05] - I talk about the book Rocket Fuel, and understanding the unique skills we as people with ADHD have. 

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236 | Honoring Your Nature with Maria Luisa Ruiz Luna

Sep 18, 2018 01:12:26

Description:

Maria Luisa Ruiz Luna joins me on this episode. She is the founder of Wellways, a venture whose goal is to promote a way of living that prioritizes our nature, wellbeing, and peace.  She creates experiences that provide the tools and space for modern humans to thrive by honoring and networking against their individual and biological nature.   

Maria Luisa moved from Peru to Arizona fifteen years ago to attend grad school.  She obtained her degree in neuroscience at the University of Arizona.  Currently, she offers coaching to individuals and workshops to crowds. Focus subjects are related to wellbeing.   

In this conversation, you will hear Maria’s insight into how ADHD impacts her, and how she lives her life.  She points out that we live in a fast-paced society, which is challenging for those of us with ADHD.  She shares some strategies for slowing down, embracing silence, and overcome this busy lifestyle we all live.  

Connect with Maria Luisa Ruiz Luna: 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mruizluna 

You’ll Learn:  [05:18] - Maria starts this conversation by talking about what she trusts, and is in situations that other people view as “crazy.”   [07:15] - According to Maria, having ADHD causes you to constantly try to be someone else.   [09:36] - Maria explains how mindfulness blends with her academic studies involving neuroscience and biology.  [16:17] - Our modern, fast-paced culture can be difficult for us.  Maria shares that we urgently need to be comfortable in our own skin.   [19:12] - Leaving space between activities helps Maria overcome our fast-paced society.    [22:47] - Maria explains what has led her down this path of mindfulness.  [25:25] - It’s easier to be positive when things are going well.  Maria explains how to find gratitude when things are rough.  [32:33] - Maria talks shares how to practice mindfulness when you have ADHD.  [42:18] - Silence is something we desperately need!  [44:40] - Maria says that she always thinks that she doesn’t deserve a break.  But that keeps her from experiencing the clarity of silence.   [45:50] - I walk in the evening, and I’ve been trying to let my mind wander instead of taking in information.   [47:33] - Maria explains why she sees everything as being sacred.  [52:00] - Maria talks about an upcoming trip to Africa, and she explains that she has no plan for this trip.    [55:30] - Our fast-paced society makes things more challenging for those of us with ADHD.  Maria talks about simplifying.    [1:02:12] - Maria and I talk about the idea of “work less, live more.” 

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235 | August Q & A

Sep 11, 2018 01:17:17

Description:

This episode is the recording of August’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 month, we have a few questions on careers.  We talk about exploring careers and finding the one that best suits us and our strengths and weaknesses, and we talk about being successful with a manager or in a workplace that is not necessarily ADHD-friendly.  

If you’re listening to this on the day it is published, you can listen to September’s live Q&A at 1:30pm 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:  [07:09] - Jennifer starts with a question about working for a manager or in an organizational structure that is not friendly to techniques people with ADHD use to thrive.  She also asks about disclosing ADHD.    [18:13] - Nick asks about using rewards to manufacture a habit.    [23:30] - Madeline admits to starting a lot of things, and finishing few of them because of “choice paralysis.”  She asks how to overcome this.   [30:40] - Christian shares a dilemma with us.  He believes he is in the career field he wants to do, but now he’s not sure.  He’s having trouble with blending his passions with his abilities, which are impacted by ADHD.  This leads to a discussion on self-awareness and strengths.    [44:45] - We answer another question about accomplishing career goals.  Brendan and I share our thoughts on satisfaction in careers.  [49:05] - Sheila is worried about being overwhelmed and stressed with her daughter visiting.  She wonders how to get her emotions under control.  We share some ideas with her.  [1:00:30] - Brendan shares how the heat and humidity have impacted his productivity.   [1:03:10] - Brendan asks me how I transition from one minor task to another minor task.  I share my strategy with these situations.  [1:04:45] - Brendan asks how I avoid being derailed by infrequent appointments. This leads to a discussion on cars. 

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234 | Tech Tools with "Dr. Mac"

Sep 4, 2018 01:16:39

Description:

Today’s guest is Bob LeVitus.  Bob is the author of more than 80 technical books and has been a columnist for the Houston Chronicle since 1996.  He’s known about his ADHD for almost 20 years, and he says at this point, he considers it “kind of a blessing.”  Bob has a company called Working Smarter for Productions.

Bob is a Mac aficionado, and he’s going to help us understand how he uses different Mac products to improve his productivity, and hopefully help your productivity.  If you don’t have a Mac product, I would encourage you to still listen to this conversation.  Bob says that most of his information is applicable across other platforms.

In this conversation, Bob shares a ton of great tips for organization and time management. You will hear us discuss lots of apps and services. If you would like to take Bob’s course, you can get it 50% off!  The coupon code is ADHD reWired.

Connect with "Dr. Mac":

Website - http://WorkingSmarterForMacUsers.com

You’ll Learn: [07:50] - Bob shares his ADHD story. [09:46] - Being in a group for adults with ADHD was more beneficial for Bob than individual therapy. [11:17] - Bob explains that he tried several strategies for organization and time management. [12:40] - Bob describes the Pomodoro Technique. [14:33] - Not a single one of David Allen’s suggestions worked for Bob. [15:56] - Bob talks about time-blocking and keeping himself in the chair. [17:16] - I talk about one of the oldest documented descriptions of ADHD. [18:41] - We talk about predicting the amount of time a task should take you and comparing that to the amount of time it actually takes. [20:17] - Bob talks about typing speed, and suggests TypingTest.com to test yourself and improve your typing speed. [22:35] - Most thinner keyboards actually slow your typing speed down.  Bob talks about keyboards built in a manner that helps your typing. [25:44] - We talk about using dictation and enhanced dictation.  Bob compares Dragon to the built-in dictation on Mac. [28:40] - Bob shares how he uses voice with his iOS devices. [33:53] - I share that I wish location reminders were able to be micro-location reminders. [35:36] - When Bob was writing an article, he discovered weird things you can get Siri to answer.  This leads us to a rabbit hole and a beat-boxing Siri. [39:56] - Bob talks about how you can create snippets or shortcuts on Mac and iOS. [48:00] - Bob suggests not obsessively checking email. He shares ways to pry yourself away from the inbox. [49:52] - Bob doesn’t pay for many services, but he pays for Sanebox. [52:03] - Turn off your notifications! [52:40] - Bob used to believe he was great at multitasking. He now realizes he CAN’T multitask. [54:53] - We talk about the amount of time it takes to create or break a habit. [56:16] - Bob talks about the Pomodoro Technique app he likes to use, Zonebox. [56:55] - I talk about one of my favorite apps, NextMeeting. [58:35] - I share how I use AutoSilent. [1:00:06] - Focus At Will is a paid service that we have both used in the past. [1:01:52] - I share that Bose headphones have helped my focus. [1:03:07] - Bob talks about how he organizes the apps on his iPhone. [1:05:03] - Bob attributes almost all of his weight loss to the Apple Watch. [1:08:00] - I share a usage monitoring tool for the iPhone, which leads to a confession.

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Productivity Q&A 

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TIME SENSITIVE ANNOUNCEMENT - LAST WEEK TO REGISTER

Aug 31, 2018 05:35

Description:

COACHING GROUP ANNOUNCEMENT - TIME SENSITIVE

www.coachingrewired.com

**Transcript**

Hey everyone, it’s Eric. I wanted to catch you before Tuesday’s episode comes out to let you know that this coming week,  we’re wrapping up Registration for this falls Coaching and Accountability Groups

I’m recording this on Friday, August 31, and while these numbers may change, right now, we only have 5 spots left in each of our 3 sections.

To join our fall coaching groups, you must attend one of our information and registration events.

This weeks registration schedule is as follows:

Monday, September 3 at 9 AM Pacific, that’s 10 mountain, 11, Central, 12 Eastern

Wednesday, September 5 at 11 AM Pacific, that’s 12 mountain, 1 Central, 2 Eastern

Thursday, September 6 at 2 PM Pacific, that's’ 3 Mountain, 4 Central, 5 Eastern

And if there is still space, Friday, September 7 at 9 AM Pacific, that’s 10 mountain, 11, Central, 12 Eastern

I would encourage you to RSVP to the first one you can attend.

Our fall sessions begin on Friday, September 21, and finish up December 7.

We meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Zoom for an hour.

Section 1 starts at 9 AM Pacific,  that’s 10 mountain, 11, Central, 12 Eastern

Section 2 Starts at 11 AM Pacific, that’s 12 mountain, 1 Central, 2 Eastern

Section 3 Starts at 2 PM Pacific, that's’ 3 Mountain, 4 Central, 5 Eastern

In addition, you will be expected to meet 2x per week for 20-30 minutes on Zoom with your accountability team.

You will also be expected to check in with your accountability team via group messaging app to share with them what you’re trying to get done each day, when you’re planning on doing it, and when you’re planning on reporting back to your team that you’ve done in.

This is a big commitment. On average, members report spending between 5-7 hours per week on things related to group.

And we do expect that you take every reasonable step to attend all the sessions. Over the last several seasons, The average number of session most members miss is 1.

During the course of this group, you will learn how to better estimate how long things will actually take you. You will learn strategies for planning your day, your week, your month, your year, and beyond.

You will be a part of one of the most extraordinarily supportive, accepting, caring and growth-minded communities of other adults with ADHD who totally, and completely get you. Our coaching communities are shame-free, and judgment-free.

You will learn self-compassion, self-acceptance, and how to prioritize self-care.

You will learn more about ADHD, and Executive Functioning. We will explore some of the social and emotional challenges that often arise living with ADHD.

if you’re ready to invest your time and your treasure into learning to live better with ADHD, then I’m ready to take you on a truly life-changing experience.

We know that starting is the hardest part, so are you ready to get started?

If you are, go to coachingrewired.com to learn more and to RSVP for our next information and registration event. This is the final week. Time is running out. We only have 5 spots left in each group. Don’t get stuck on the waitlist. Go to coachingrewired.com and RSVP for the next information and registration session.  That’s coachingrewired.com

233: We Fall So We Can Rise with Katie Schonwit

Aug 28, 2018 01:23:56

Description:

Katie Schonwit joins me on this episode.  Katie is a 30-year old Brooklyn, NY native who is a Senior Office Manager and an Executive Assistant, a gamer, and a nerd extraordinaire.  After her mother passed away when she was 18, she was forced to grow up and struggled for years until she was finally diagnosed with ADHD a year ago.  She is now on a path of self-discovery.   

In this conversation, you will hear Katie’s story.  Katie has experienced a lot in life, but you will hear that she has the perseverance to get past any barrier she encounters.  She talks about her childhood, the early and sudden death of her mother, an abusive relationship, and multiple miscarriages.   

Connect with Katie Schonwit: 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KatieCuppyCakeMakeUp 

You’ll Learn:  [06:47] - Katie describes her life pre-diagnosis.    [09:53] - Katie shares her family situation growing up, including her mother’s sudden death.  Now, Katie can appreciate her even more.  [13:55] - Katie talks about working retail and her work history.  She explains why she has stayed at her current job.    [17:51] - Katie shares her experience in an abusive relationship.   [21:03] - Katie talks about her relationship with her fiance.   [22:44] - Katie was prompted to seek an evaluation because of a subway sign.   [26:20] - Katie describes the grieving process around her evaluation.    [28:06] - In the last year, Katie has gone on a path of self-discovery, and she explains her growth.    [31:20] - Katie shares a message for anyone who is recently diagnosed.     [35:55] - I talk about my past experience with Minecraft.   [42:59] - Katie talks about some of the hardships she’s faced recently.   [53:40] - Katie describes how it felt to “come clean” about what she has been going through with her accountability group.    [56:11] - Katie talks about her action steps regarding pregnancy.   [58:44] - Katie talks about her YouTube channel.  [59:50] - There is a profound underrepresentation of women in gaming.  [1:05:30] - Katie shares that she’d like to cover the miscarriage experiences on her YouTube channel.   [1:09:36] - Katie dedicates to start working on her YouTube channel this weekend.   

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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 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.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

232 | Mastermind with Tena: Overcoming Emotional Storms in Business

Aug 21, 2018 01:13:41

Description:

Today’s episode is the final installment of our special series of mastermind sessions we recorded with a small group of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group alumni.   

This episode is Tina’s turn in the hot seat.  When you listen, think about what questions you would have asked and what ideas you would have shared.  Then, share them with us in the comments section of this episode, or tweet at me @EricTivers

In this conversation, we are going to help Tina address some challenges she’s having in her business. If you struggle with emotional flooding, overwhelm, or decision-making, you will like this episode.  If you are an entrepreneur, I think you’ll love this episode.   

You’ll Learn:  [06:14] - Tina describes the issue she would like to mastermind in this conversation.  [07:11] - Tina shares what her career is, and where these situations tend to arise.   [10:54] - Tina identifies which situations trigger these emotional responses.  [13:18] - Marisol asks Tina if she could have her lawyer involved in some of these conversations from the beginning.  [14:58] - Natalie asks some detailed financial questions to put things into context.   [18:56] - Erica asks if Tina could start conversations earlier to avoid some issues.  [22:35] - Will asks if there is any sign that a client could cause problems, and if there’s a way to prepare for that.    [25:19] - Tina shares some insight into the nature of her business.  She also explains that she has no qualms evicting people.  I talk about the importance of bending the world to us, and not spending time working in areas that are not our strengths.  [26:54] - Natalie talks about using intuition and identifying problem clients.   [29:24] - I ask a general question about real estate on renting vs. selling.   [31:26] - Will brings up the fact that Tina has been considering moving.   [34:29] - Erica comments that Tina is very professional and straight-forward, so when she’s faced with people who don’t operate in the same manner, it is upsetting.  [35:55] - Will shares his techniques for handling specific situations.  I share the STOPP method.  [43:39] - Marisol asks Tina about meditation or mindfulness practices.  [47:22] - Will talks about anxiety, how it impacts him, and how he works through it.  [50:38] - Tina dives a little deeper into her current position.   [54:00] - I ask Tina, “What is the one thing you can do to make this easier?”  [57:48] - Natalie goes over some organizational structure with Tina.   [1:01:23] - Tina shares her takeaways from this conversation.  [1:02:33] - We check in on progress from previous discussions. 

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Our fall season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group will begin September 24th.  To learn more or RSVP for the group registration, go to http://CoachingreWired.com.   

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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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231 | July Q & A

Aug 14, 2018 01:00:38

Description:

This episode is the recording of July’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.  In this conversation, you will hear us discuss perfectionism, procrastination, and many other topics.  You will even hear what prompted me to request a medication change.  

If you’re listening to this on the day it is published, you can listen to August’s live Q&A at 1:30pm 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:  [06:13] - Brendan launched his coaching group the day this was recorded.  Brendan talks about making structure and systems successful, which he covered with this group.  [09:33] - I explain why I recently requested a medication change.  [12:25] - Brendan puts on his coaching hat with me.  [13:52] - Erica asks why perfectionism has such an effect on people with ADHD.  We share our personal thoughts and experiences on this topic.  [22:12] - Sara weighs in from the chat and says, “Procrastination is my out from perfectionism.”  This can be a good strategy.  [22:50] - Marisol asks how to stop the drive of perfectionism when you recognize it.  [25:37] - Marisol has a follow-up question.  She says that at the moment, she acknowledges she’s overdoing it, but it’s hard to stop.   [28:40] - Brendan talks about disconnecting physically, but struggling to disconnect mentally.   [36:05] - Sara says that when her students use fidgets, it’s distracting for others.  Brendan explains that her students need to understand it’s a fidget, not a toy.  I also share my feelings on this topic.  [41:35] - Gina asks the difference between rejection sensitive dysmorphia and regular rejection feeling bad.     [45:59] - Carl joins the call.  His husband has done a lot of research about ADHD, but at times, he sees Carl’s ADHD as work.  He would like his husband to understand his struggles.   

Your Resources: 

Procrastination on Purpose: 5 Permissions on Multiply Your Time - Rory Vaden 

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

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230 | Mastermind with Natalie: Building a Website

Aug 7, 2018 01:21:10

Description:

This week, we have another special episode for you.  This is the next installment in a series of mastermind sessions that I did with a few members of the coaching group alum. 

This episode is Natalie’s turn in the hot seat.  You may remember Natalie from Episode 223. When you listen, think about what questions you would have asked and what ideas you would have shared.  Then, share them with us in the comments section of this episode, or tweet at me @EricTivers

In this conversation, we talk with Natalie about her business.  The bulk of the conversation is on figuring out how she can narrow her focus and building her website. These are the two things that we determine will lead to immediate income.   

You’ll Learn:  [09:49] - Natalie lays the groundwork for this conversation.  She launched her business ten years ago, but feels overwhelmed and is looking for guidance.   [11:08] - Natalie shares what she is doing with her business right now.   [14:45] - Will asks Natalie about her business’ social media presence.   [15:38] - Erica wonders how Natalie would like to divide and spend her time.   [18:52] - Tina brings up the topic of blogging.  Natalie explains that she has a few written, but she has not published them yet. She also explains how she will produce the blog as a video.  [21:26] - Marisol asks Natalie if she’s able to devote her entire work day to her business.  She talks about the distractions she faces during the day and explains how her medication helps with this.   [23:15] - Erica talks about the paralyzation we can feel with the number of social media outlets.  She asks Natalie if she can focus on her specific platforms because that’s where her audience is.   [28:50] - I ask Natalie which medium she could develop to make posting on social media easier or unnecessary.  This leads to a discussion on how she can show people that she’s good at what she does.  [33:07] - Tina gives Natalie an idea for video, focusing on the emotional aspect of organization.  [37:30] - Erica compliments Natalie’s “hot box” strategy for desks.    [38:36] - Will suggests that Natalie raise her prices, without even knowing where her pricing is.  He explains the thought process behind this.   [43:45] - I ask Natalie what the one thing is that she could finish that would make everything else easier or unnecessary.   [45:23] - Because Natalie also speaks French, she would like to market to the French-speaking community. We talk about the practicality of doing this.   [51:00] - Marisol asks if Natalie should break down information so that she can get it out more quickly in a manner that would be better suited for people with ADHD.   [52:53] - Erica asks Natalie how she markets the ADHD component of her business.  [58:18] - Marisol suggests partnering with someone to share ideas.  [59:44] - Erica asks Natalie if she is connected with therapists and psychologists.  [1:01:55] - Marisol brings up something she heard on The Jordan Harbinger Show on networking.   [1:03:16] - Will reminds Natalie (and everyone) that you should network before you need it.   [1:04:30] - Tina suggests writing hand-written notes.   [1:05:05] - Erica reminds Natalie that therapists protect their clients, so she needs to show that she is trustworthy, and this could take some time.  [1:07:04] - Natalie shares the commitments she would like to make, going forward.  This leads to a discussion on language and publishing the website in French. 

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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 Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

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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229 Mastermind with Erika: Travel Challenges

Jul 31, 2018 01:08:32

Description:

Over the next few weeks, you’re going to hear a few very special episodes that are a part of a series of mastermind sessions that I did with a few members of the coaching group alum.   

On this episode, Erika is on the hot seat over travel challenges.  She explains the aspects of traveling that give her the most trouble.  Then, other members of the mastermind ask questions and share ideas and advice to help Erika overcome these situations. 

You’ll Learn: [07:53] - Marisol starts things off by giving us a little update on our last mastermind conversation, which was in Episode 220.   [12:03] - Erika lays the groundwork for this discussion on traveling.    [15:48] - I share that over the years, I have become less interested in leaving the house.  I like being places, but I don’t like going places.  [18:19] - Will asks for clarification on the source of Erika’s anxiety in these situations.  [19:46] - Marisol asks how long these vacations or trips are.   [21:53] - Natalie is a professional organizer with a lot of experience in this area.  She says she understands Marisol’s need to have things clean before she leaves, and provides a few tips.  [27:09] - I speculate that Marisol is experiencing executive functioning anxiety, and share some other examples of this.   [29:41] - Tina asks if routine would help alleviate pressure and anxiety.  [31:50] - Will shares something he recently read in a Brene Brown book that is related to this conversation.  [33:08] - I ask Marisol to consider the one thing she would like to accomplish on a short trip.  [34:42] - Marisol points out the time restrictions on these shorter vacations.    [38:22] - We discuss the issues around clothing and body issues and traveling.  [44:27] - Will says that he doesn’t have as much time as he thinks he does during the day.  He has a trip coming up, and he talks about making a list of things to do when he returns.    [47:05] - We talk about the idea that this anxiety is caused by a disturbance in routine. This leads to a discussion about negative talk and staying positive in this situation.   [52:53] - Natalie revisits the discussion on clothing size and options.   [59:37] - I talk about the five-second rule, which sometimes works for me.    [1:01:54] - Natalie offers help as her accountability partner.    [1:02:27] - Erika shares her action steps, moving forward.    Your Resources: 

The 4-Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss 
Rising Strong - Brene Brown 
The Five Second Rule:  Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage - Mel Robbins 

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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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228 | An ADHD and Non ADHD Couple

Jul 24, 2018 01:15:10

Description:

On this episode, I am joined by two guests in my studio.  These two people are in, what we are calling, a “mixed (almost) marriage,” where one of the partners has been diagnosed with ADHD.  Emily and Josh, a couple from Chicago, have been together for three years and sat behind my mics for this conversation.   

Josh has ADHD and Emily does not.  He was diagnosed with ADHD right before they met, so his journey has coincided with their relationship.  Josh works as a support engineer at a tech company and codes on the side for fun.  Emily works at a non-profit for middle and high school girls.   

In this conversation, you will hear Josh and Emily share the techniques and strategies they have discovered and created to have a successful mixed relationship.  The discussion includes their stories, their experiences, and their intentional efforts to overcome.

You’ll Learn: [06:25] - Josh talks about his diagnosis.  He met Emily a few months later, and he recounts his first impressions and conversation.  [09:00] - Emily and Josh talk about the step of moving in with each other.  Emily explains what it was like to move in with someone with ADHD.   [12:12] - Emily shares a tip she learned on this podcast.  [14:25] - We talk about self-awareness being part of executive functioning.  [17:00] - Emily talks about the discoveries they have made.   [20:16] - Emily shares that Josh is quick to look at the system, and look for a solution that involves technology.  [23:50] - Josh shares two changes he’s made with technology that has helped them.  This leads to a discussion on setting alarms.  [27:30] - Josh and Emily share what they have learned from each other.  Emily says that Josh has helped her leave open space on her calendar.   [30:26] - Emily gives some advice to the neurotypical person in a mixed marriage.    [33:32] - Emily talks about the idea of suggesting someone “try harder” or “focus more.”  [40:53] - Emily and Josh explain how they have names for features of ADHD.    [48:40] - Emily says if you are with someone who was diagnosed as an adult, they are probably beating themselves up for things that have happened over the years.  [49:45] - Josh explains that Emily pauses and gives Josh time to come up with the words to convey what he is going through.  He provides an example.  [56:23] - Emily explains “the true step one.”  [59:37] - Josh shares what he finds challenging about Emily, as she is neurotypical.  He goes on to explain how people with ADHD have an advantage with systems in this time of technological intrusion.  [1:05:50] - Emily describes some strategies that help her in this relationship. 

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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 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.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

227 | Neurofeedback - Can it Really Help?

Jul 17, 2018 57:58

Description:

Joining me on the podcast this week is Jake Stauch.  Jake is the founder and CEO of NeuroPlus, a company that has developed a platform for helping ADHD children and adults with brain sensing technology.  Prior to NeuroPlus, Jake founded NeuroSpire, which used brain scans to test advertising effectiveness.  Jake previously worked at Duke Center for Cognitive Science. He’s been named to the Forbes 30 under 30. His works have been featured in Rolling Stone, Popular Science, and IEEE.   

Brain activity is different for individuals with ADHD and neurotypical individuals, and Jake and his company, NeuroPlus, are working in the world of games with neurofeedback.  In this conversation, you will hear Jake talk about the science, the questions, and the research they have seen in this area.   

Connect with Jake Stauch: 

Website - http://neuro.plus  

You’ll Learn:  [05:22] - Jake explains how he got into this realm, and why he calls himself a skeptic.  [07:37] - Jake says that what NeuroPlus is doing is geared towards both children and adults.   [08:13] - Jake provides us with a summary of where the research is right now with neurofeedback.  [14:17] - Jake explains some problems with the way neurofeedback is done.   [16:25] - I read a piece of an article that I found in researching for this episode. Jake shares some thoughts on that information.  [19:50] - I read another passage from an article that speaks to the effectiveness of neurofeedback.  Jake responds to some of these questions around neurofeedback.  [23:30] - Jake talks about the risk for people looking to explore neurofeedback.   [24:45] - I share that one of my concerns about neurofeedback is the claim of being “all natural.”  [26:48] - Jake explains some of the mindset behind marketing neurofeedback.   [28:13] - Jake describes some of the challenges with implementing the science and research with the delivery of the product.   [34:39] - Jake talks about Calypso, which is one of the games I experienced.   [37:44] - During the game, my mind wandered, but it said that I was focused.  Jake explains what was happening.   [39:34] - We talk about the idea of seeing brain waves during the games.    [41:55] - Jake explains that he started this company, and how they are not popular with other companies in the space.    [44:00] - When asked about data, Jake says that because of privacy protocols, they actually do not currently store raw brainwave data.   [45:18] - Jake is looking for participants and researchers.   [46:25] - Jake says that he is excited by the question, “What else can we help people with this type of technology?”  [47:35] - Jake talks about how the company would handle things if the product were discovered not to be effective.   [48:37] - We talk about how this technology could be introduced into popular games.  [50:16] - Jake talks about the future of his business. 

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226 | June Q & A

Jul 10, 2018 01:10:50

Description:

This episode is the recording of June’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.  

If you’re listening to this on the day it is published, you can listen to July’s live Q&A at 1:30pm 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:  [07:07] - Sandra joins the call to ask a few questions.  She wonders how to manage RSD.   [19:50] - We answer the question, “What should every ADHD house have?”  We share some of the items we use regularly.  Brendan also talks about what to look for in a house.  [27:21] - A listener asks how to declutter a room and manage storage.   [33:35] - We discuss what an ADHD house should NOT have.   [40:45] - David joins the call and asks about ADHD advocacy.    [47:10] - A live viewer asks about strategies and routines for sticking to day-to-day schedules, and avoiding burnout.   [58:58] - After talking about my graham cracker addiction, Max joins the call to talk about diet and nutrition.  Your Resources:  Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts - Guy Winch  Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Become Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection - Jia Jiang  Is This Adulting Podcast 

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225 | Finding the Magic with Natalie Walker

Jul 3, 2018 01:11:22

Description:

Natalie Walker joins me on this episode of the podcast.  Natalie is a multi-creative who has tackled some pretty big dreams and always has been determined never to allow her different brain to define or stifle what she has gone after in her life.  She’s a mom, a songwriter, a makeup artist, a chef, and probably a bunch of other things!   

Natalie is a creative artist, and I think you will enjoy this conversation with Natalie about her background, her ADHD diagnosis, and her music.  She talks about how her music career started, while she was away at college.  She shares how she gets herself in the right mindset to create art, and she also shares some advice for struggle creatives.   

Connect with Natalie Walker: 

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/natalie-walker/152140052 
Pandora - https://www.pandora.com/artist/natalie-walker/AR36jkjxvXfhK9J 
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/31Az4QOGpXowht4dz0ks7a 

You’ll Learn:  [04:23] - Natalie recently discovered this podcast. We talk about how this conversation came to be.   [05:55] - Natalie shares her ADHD story, starting in childhood.  [14:07] - Natalie recounts her high school years when she continued to immerse herself in music.   [19:10] - After high school, Natalie talks about attempting college, connecting with musicians, quitting college, moving to Philadelphia, and having a baby.  [26:00] - Natalie shares where some of her music has been used.   [28:03] - “Urban Angel” is her favorite album, and she talks about her songwriting style.   [29:53] - On our break, we play one of Natalie’s songs, “Quicksand.”  [34:24] - Natalie talks about her creative process when it comes to writing music.   [39:43] - Natalie’s music has a dark/melancholy tone to it.  She explains how the music allows her to tell her story and bring out things she usually doesn’t verbalize.  [42:28] - In order to get herself into the right mindset and place, she needs to separate herself from her regular life to write music.  [44:25] - Because the amount of time she has for writing is limited, she feels that the pressure actually helps her write music.   [51:08] - Natalie shares some words of wisdom for struggling creatives.  [55:08] - Natalie says that while she hasn’t written songs about ADHD, there may be some indirect relationship between her music and ADHD. She could see herself writing about ADHD in the future. 

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224 | Creatives Doing Freelance with Jason Warren

Jun 26, 2018 01:12:37

Description:

Jason Warren joins me on this episode of the podcast.  Jason is a writer, theatre director, and acting teacher based in London, UK.  This autumn, he will go to Bucharest to help build Romania’s first large-scale interactive production.  He trains actors in London, and his experience with ADHD and neurodiversity are a fundamental part of the skills he teaches.   

In this conversation, you will hear Jason talk about his career and how his recent ADHD diagnosis impacts it.  We cover many topics in the episode, including decision fatigue, routine, language, task management, and much more.   

Connect with Jason Warren: 

Twitter - @AxisCarthage 

You’ll Learn:  [03:32] - Jason describes the school where he trains actors.  [04:02] - Jason shares his background with acting and the theatre.  [05:27] - “Creating Worlds” is Jason’s book, and he talks about the purpose of this book.  [08:14] - Jason’s mother introduced him to the theatre at around five-years-old. He describes his journeys in acting and ADHD.  [14:02] - Jason says that at around age 22 or 23, he benefited from support.  Now he gets to provide support to others.  [17:22] - Jason was recently diagnosed with ADHD.  He also talks about his dyspraxia diagnosis.   [20:50] - With his ADHD in mind, Jason shares how he navigates the tasks of his job. He shares how ADHD positively and negatively impacts his ability to do his job.  [24:43] - Jason explains how he uses language to create actionable items.  [30:56] - I share a concept I teach in my groups.  We need to assume we’re going to forget everything.   [32:43] - Jason says that when he implemented changes with his organizational strategies, he lost flexibility.    [41:32] - Jason talks about the areas he is working on to manage his ADHD.  [48:36] - Jason says he handles the work/life struggle as a freelancer “with difficulty.”  [53:17] - We discuss hyper-focus.    [1:00:33] - Jason shares some of his thoughts on the idea of a growth mindset.    [1:03:45] - If you are a freelancer or entrepreneur, Jason has a few words of wisdom for you.  Your Resources: 

Creating Worlds: How to Make Immersive Theatre - Jason Warren

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223 | Organize This with Nathalie Pedicili

Jun 19, 2018 01:19:45

Description:

Nathalie Pedicelli joins me on the podcast this week.  Nathalie is a professional organizer and an ADHD organizer coach-in-training.  She wants to live in a world where people with ADHD are recognized as geniuses, where asking questions and challenging the status quo is a good thing.  With over 25 years of organizing people, events, and places, she is a speaker on how organization helps people with ADHD live a less chaotic and more productive life.  

On this episode, Nathalie will share her knowledge and experience in the area of organization.  She shares her history of organizing, and in our conversation, we tackle many areas of life where organization can be a real struggle.  In this conversation, Nathalie gives us all practical tips to implement to become more organized.  

Connect with Nathalie Pedicelli: 

Website: http://organizethrivemonetize.com  
Email: nat@organizethrivemonetize.com 

You’ll Learn:  [03:45] - Nathalie talks about an RV she converted to an office.   [06:12] - Nathalie describes what a organizational coach is.   [11:15] - Nathalie shares her history of organizing, and explains that this was a natural thing for her.   [15:58] - Seeing creative potential in things can cause people to collect things.  Nathalie talks about her experience working with people that engage in this behavior.  [20:38] - Nathalie explains how the fear of missing out contributes to hoarding.  [26:21] - Deciding what to keep and what to get rid of can be a difficult task for many people. Nathalie explains how to view these situations.   [29:10] - I have heard that it’s best to decide on whether or not to keep an item without touching it.  Nathalie is able to draw on her experience and talk about this idea.  [35:44] - I ask Nathalie for some coaching advice for our kitchen counters.  She covers some organizational strategies.  [48:00] - Nathalie describes the purpose of a sanity basket.  [50:48] - Meal preparation can be a challenge for people with ADHD.  Nathalie shares some meal prep tips.  [56:22] - For many people, the garage is a dumping ground.  Nathalie gives some rules for having an organized garage.   [1:00:28] - Nathalie explains her statement, “When you’re sorting, there’s no deciding.”  [1:01:47] - We have lots of wedding gifts we’ve never used.  Nathalie suggests selling or giving away these items.  [1:04:19] - Nathalie suggests throwing an event to get an organizing project completed.  [1:07:14] - Nathalie shares several organizational quick tips.  [1:11:28] - Nathalie suggests a few books, ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life and Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD.  

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222 | May Q & A

Jun 12, 2018 01:03:58

Description:

This episode is the recording of May’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.  

If you’re listening to this on the day it is published, you can listen to May’s live Q&A at 1:30pm 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:  [06:30] - Marisol joins the call and asks a question about her daughter that involves hair-pulling.  We discuss some fidgets that may help.  [16:45] - Krystal asks for advice on balancing work and school.    [21:43] - Amber has “mountains of stuff” to sort and place.  She is looking for assistance with strategies.    [31:16] - Amber needs to find an internship and asks about finding the courage to do it.   [37:42] - Shawn was diagnosed with ADHD as a child, and asks if the symptoms can get “worse” for adults.  I talk about the environment as a variable.  [45:27] - Shawn asks a follow-up question about medication.  I suggest that he start a medication journal.    [47:49] - Kent needs help getting focused when he sits at his desk to work.  I share my own experience.    [56:40] - Our last question is about dealing distraction in high-stress or crises situations.   Your Resources:  The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results - Gary Keller and Jay Papasan 

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221 | Sh*tstorms and Unicorns with Jackie Basham

Jun 5, 2018 01:05:36

Description:

Jackie Basham joins me on the podcast this week.  Jackie is a wife, mother, and grandmother.  She has a degree in public health, and scattered around her house are several certificates of graduation.  She is an artist and currently has art hanging in two galleries in Springfield, Missouri.  She is a substitute teacher and maintains her sanity by running, yoga, and nature.  Jackie has probably prepared about 8,000 meals in the past two decades. 

In this discussion, you will hear Jackie tell her ADHD story, and she shares some of her personal philosophies.  You’ll hear how Jackie developed these philosophies and strategies, and how she has (and sometimes hasn’t) been successful with them.   

Connect with Jackie Basham: 

Website:  http://YourADHDRoadmap.com 

You’ll Learn:  [04:56] - Jackie explains what she means by “sh*t-storms and unicorns.”  [07:27] - At age 49, Jackie realized she has ADHD. This was when she hit the wall of awful.  [10:25] - Jackie shares a story that is a perfect example of her black and white thinking.  [11:42] - Learn as much as you can about about ADHD and your own ADHD.  [12:09] - Jackie says you should “own your own crap.”  [14:35] - Jackie explains how she learned everything she could about ADHD, which included listening to a lot of podcasts.    [15:35] - Jackie shares how she takes what she learns and puts it into practice.   [19:10] - Jackie describes the things that have been vital for her healing.  [20:43] - Criticism and a lack of affirmation in childhood contributed to Jackie’s story.  [22:57] - We talk about letting go of comparison, and focusing on the right things.  [27:00] - Jackie talks about the transition away from being a mom.  [31:35] - Jackie experienced failure on a daily basis with getting her stuff together.  But now she’s rewriting that narrative.  [34:42] - It’s all about progress, and Jackie shares how she’s struggled with certain aspects of ADHD coaching.   [37:18] - Jackie says that scheduling software would help her and her clients with ADHD coaching.  [39:04] - A lack of marketing and self-promoting is something that Jackie feels holds her back.  [46:07] - We talk about making things more complicated than they need to be.   [53:17] - An auto-scheduling tool is essential for people with ADHD who schedule appointments with clients.  [54:28] - We come up with a list of things Jackie needs to do to get squared away with her coaching.  [59:43] - Jackie shares how to go from the sh*t-storm to the the unicorn.  

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220 | Mastermind Session on Diet and Exercise

May 29, 2018 01:06:16

Description:

I think you’re going to love this week’s episode. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while.  On this episode, you will hear a mastermind session we recently did with my alumni admin team.  The idea of a mastermind was introduced by the book Think and Grow Rich.  The idea is that a group of people convene, and someone experiencing a challenge sits in the hot seat.  Instead of just trying to solve their problem on their own, the group becomes their mastermind.  

On this episode, you’re going to hear Marisol talk about her struggle with diet and exercise.  Marisol shares her history with weight loss and healthy eating and talks about where she is in this area of her life now.  Several participants ask clarifying questions, which help us explore other areas of this topic.  By the end of the conversation, Marisol has a clear vision of what she needs to do and how she’s going to do it.  

You’ll Learn:  [06:31] - Marisol explains what her current struggle is.  She says that she’s experienced a weight issue for about half of her life.  She is looking for guidance on food choices and exercise.   [09:04] - Marisol says she can stick with an exercise routine for a few weeks or a few months.    [11:37] - Marisol explains herself as a obliger with a little bit of rebellion.   [12:38] - When asked about her sleep, Marisol describes her sleep patterns.  [13:22] - Evening snacking tends to be a trouble-spot for Marisol.  [14:42] - Marisol shares what food tempts her the most, and when/why it tempts her.  [17:03] - After struggling with moderation, Marisol realized this strategy does not work for her.   [19:41] - Marisol explains why she wants to make these changes in her life.  [22:17] - Since she already feels like she’s not home enough, the idea of going to the gym seems tough.  [26:32] - Marisol describes her evening routine.  [28:34] - After recently doing a taekwondo session with her daughter, she enjoyed it quite a bit.    [33:53] - A participant encourages Marisol to consider a gym with childcare services.  [35:13] - Tina references the book, Better Than Before, and she explains how we struggle with the back and forth.  [37:52] - Marisol says that she has not discussed diet and body image with her children.  She explains why this is the case.  I share how I discuss this with my son.  [39:57] - Natalie comments that Marisol has some factors working in her favor.    [42:15] - Another participant talks about the book, It’s Not About the Broccoli.   [45:48] - Erica shares the difficulty women have in the areas of body image.    [48:01] - Without thinking about the outcome, Marisol shares some of her steps in the process.   [52:00] - Marisol finishes this thought, “I am a person who…”  [53:36] - I ask Marisol how she will remember this in the future.   [58:05] - Marisol shares which commitments she wants to make in this area of her life.  [1:01:12] - Marisol talks about the experience of being on the hot seat.   Your Resources:  Better Than Before - Gretchen Rubin  It’s Not About the Broccoli - Dina Rose 

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219 | Diet and Exercise with Gabriel Villarreal

May 22, 2018 01:12:40

Description:

Gabriel Villarreal comes back on the podcast this week.  Gabriel is a resident in counseling and soon to be a licensed practicing counselor.  He owns a part-time practice in ADHD counseling in Roanoke Valley, where he helps children and adults manager and master their ADHD superpowers.  Additionally, he owns Lost Boys Strength and Conditioning and is the host of Informed Consent, a weekly podcast supporting incoming clinicians in the mental health field.  

On this episode, you will hear Gabriel, and I discuss diet and exercise.  While we like to stay rooted in science on this podcast, the science in these areas is emerging.  However, Gabriel shares information on where science is taking us on these topics, and he shares the knowledge he has gained from his experience.   

Connect with Gabriel Villarreal: 

Websites - http://RoanokeADHD.com  http://lostboyssnc.com 
Email - gabriel@lostboyssnc.com 

You’ll Learn:  [09:25] - Gabriel shares where he currently is in his practice.   [11:46] - Gabriel discusses his educational background, specifically in the area of exercise and diet.   [14:17] - These are areas where there isn’t a lot of hard data.  This means the conventional wisdom is always changing.  Gabriel explains why this is the case.  [18:36] - Gabriel defines BDNF.   [20:05] - Gabriel shares the max heart rates for boys and girls.  [21:22] - Gabriel talks about weightlifting.   [23:35] - I describe my exercise routine, and Gabriel says there is no right or wrong routine.   [31:33] - Gabriel talks about the app Zombies, Run, and encourages people to listen to music or audiobooks when they exercise.   [35:45] - Gabriel says that the most significant thing parents reported to him, is that children go to bed better on days they work out.   [36:31] - I share that I suffer from seasonal affective disorder.  Gabriel shares some thoughts on going through these regular events.  [43:57] - Gabriel shares that he transitioned to the bulletproof diet a number of months ago.  He describes this diet and lifestyle change.   [46:30] - I share the difference between focus and hyperfocus.   [51:20] - We talk about the negative aspects of sugar.  [55:59] - Gabriel explains why people with ADHD can struggle with diet and exercise.  [59:56] - Gabriel says there are tremendous benefits to having a coach.  [1:00:43] - Gabriel shares some current diet fads and describes them.  [1:05:08] - Gabriel encourages you to read Mark Sisson’s books if you want to be healthy and you don’t want to look into the science.  [1:05:37] - We talk about the importance of drinking water.  Your Resources:  Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success - Shawn Stevenson 

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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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218 | Models for Coaching: David Giwerc

May 15, 2018 01:11:22

Description:

The man, the myth, the legend, David Giwerc joins me on this episode of the podcast.  David is the president of the ADD Coach Academy.  He is a global leader in coach training and education.  ADD Coach Academy is the only comprehensive ADHD coach training program accredited by ICF and PAAC.  His internationally recognized coaching practice is dedicated to empowering ADHD entrepreneurs and executives.  David was recently inducted into the International CHADD Hall of Fame, and he received the coveted ADHD Coaches Organization Founders Award.   

In this conversation, you will hear David share some of his expertise in coaching.  He starts by explaining what coaching brings us as people with ADHD.  He also describes what the purpose of ADHD coaching is, and maybe more importantly, what coaching is NOT.  You’re also going to hear David describe one of his models, the “I Model.”   

Connect with David Giwerc: 

Website - ADDCA.com 

You’ll Learn:  [08:01] - David describes ADHD coaching, and shares why this coaching is unique.  [13:01] - “A really masterful coaching doesn’t need to know a single thing about the thing they’re coaching” is something that resounded with me.   [15:13] - David and I share our thoughts on viewing ADHD as a gift.  [21:40] - David explains it’s easier for him to transition from task to task.  He shares a technique he thinks may help me.   [26:25] - David says that perfectionism paralyzes progress.  He also explains vision vs. revision and perfection vs. excellence.   [29:56] - David talks about feeling emotionally right.    [33:19] - I explain that our internal stories are like breathing.  However, we can be mindful and control our inner voice.   [42:43] - David describes the “I model.”    [57:09] - David talks about accountability and responsibility. 

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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 Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired  

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

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217 | April Q & A

May 8, 2018 01:15:03

Description:

This episode is the recording of April’s live Q&A.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  I am, once again, joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan. In this discussion, you will hear us discuss several topics, including asking for workplace accommodations, breastfeeding mothers unable to take ADHD medication, imposter syndrome, children “outgrowing” ADHD, and much more.  

If you’re listening to this on the day it is published, you can listen to May’s live Q&A at 1:30pm 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:  [06:28] - Brendan shares that he recently went to a sensory sensitive comic book convention.    [09:34] - Marisol asks a question about inattentive type ADHD being somewhat rare and those with inattentive type ADHD displaying outbursts when someone disrupts their routine.  [15:27] - Brendan says that people with ADHD struggle with flexible thinking, yet we excel at inspired improvisation.    [19:46] - David asks for suggestions on workplace accommodations.  [28:08] - Kenya is struggling with letter her husband help her set up schedules and routines.  [42:10] - TK asks for advice for a breastfeeding mom unable to take ADHD medication.   [47:47] - A listener says their child’s pediatrician stated children could outgrow ADHD.  We discuss that this is true, and share some thoughts.   [53:44] - A listener shares that her husband has ADHD, and she asks how she can help him with it being a positive experience.   [1:00:48] - Sheila asks about artists who get stuck and don’t know how to move on. I share my own personal experience in this area. 

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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 Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired  

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

Want to be a guest? 

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216 | PTSD and ADHD with Marcelle Clowes

May 1, 2018 01:13:35

Description:

Marcelle Clowes has always lived with ADHD and Complex-PTSD.  However, she wasn’t diagnosed until her early-30’s. Since then, she has experienced, treatment, healing, acceptance, setbacks, and self-awareness.  Marcelle has attended college many times, held many jobs, and has lived in more cities than she can count.  Her story illuminates the parallels between PTSD and ADHD, what it’s like living with both conditions and how the disorders can contribute to the cycle of family violence.  Marcelle dreams of a career as a freelance writer and a visual artist.  She works with a coalition for anti-violence and has done work around the death penalty.   

In this conversation, you will hear Marcelle share her personal experiences with ADHD and PTSD.  She shares details about her childhood, and she explains that she was the only adult in her house from the day she was born.  Marcelle also talks about raising her own children, and she claims that one of her biggest accomplishments is helping them navigate life.   

In the second half of the episode, we talk about trigger warnings.  Marcelle shares how these impact her, and what traditional and social media can do to better prepare people for these triggers.  She also talks about the difference between a trigger warning and being uncomfortable.  

You’ll Learn:  [06:26] - Marcelle tells her ADHD background story.  She explains how the work program at her school helped her graduate and keep her life on track.    [11:42] - Marcelle states that she manages crisis well, and her ADHD helps her in that area of life.   [13:22] - Marcelle shares her what her home-life was like, growing up.  She says that she was the only adult in the house the day she was born.  We talk about “emotional incest,” which is when a parent uses a child to meet their emotional needs.   [16:50] - Marcelle’s mother routinely told her she was the least likely of all of her friends to end up in therapy.  She believed she had “broken the cycle,” and this serves to show the dysfunction in the house.    [19:44] - Marcelle talks about her life in her 20’s.  She was diagnosed with ADHD in the early 2000’s after her children were born.  PTSD was mentioned at that time, but she was not ready to acknowledge this.   [23:50] - Marcelle talks about having twins, and being excited about having children.  She claims that one of her biggest accomplishments is helping them navigate life.  She talks about her and her children’s relationships with the father.  [28:42] - After working with the survivors of violent crimes, Marcelle learned to embrace the terms “survivor” and “victim.”  [29:47] - While doing trauma work for herself, she learned to identify and implement strategies.    [34:05] - Marcelle explains the difference between self-care and numbing.   [38:58] - Marcelle and I discuss trigger warners.  She shares some of her personal triggers and explains how trigger warnings are not always given the space to remove themselves from the situation or avoid them.    [45:50] - Marcelle talks about the difference between being triggered and being uncomfortable.  [47:22] - I share an experience where I used an expression with a friend on the podcast, and a listener brought it to my attention that I used some words I shouldn’t have.   [1:00:24] - Marcelle says that humor is a big part of dealing with trauma.    [1:07:14] - Marcelle shares a message for anyone who wonders if they have PTSD, or knows they do but haven’t done the work with it.    Your Resources: 

Out of the Fog 

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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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215 | 4 Motivators with Lisa Alexoff

Apr 24, 2018 01:17:29

Description:

Lisa Alexoff is an experienced licensed clinical professional counselor with a demonstrated history in the mental health and healthcare fields.  She specializes in helping children, teens, adults, and families in dealing with ADHD, anxiety, and medical issues.  She enjoys collaborating with clients as they discover the next best steps on their journey to a healthier life.   

In this conversation, you will hear Lisa’s ADHD story.  Right now, the group of people being diagnosed with ADHD at the highest rate is women over 40.  This was when Lisa realized she has ADHD.  We talk about some of the developments in ADHD diagnosis in women.   

The bulk of this discussion revolves around motivation.  Lisa explains that ADHD is about energy management. If we can put our energy in the right place, we can be successful.  Lisa tells us that we are motivated because we are blissed, dissed, or pissed.  We each share some of our strategies for motivation, and some of these could be defined as Lisa’s “woo woo” strategies.   

Connect with Lisa Alexoff: 

Email - lisa@aspireccc.com 
Phone - 847-962-1639 

You’ll Learn:  [08:21] - Lisa introduces herself, and describes her “former lives.”  [10:36] - Lisa was in grad school in her early 40’s and realized that she has ADHD.    [13:34] - Lisa explains that she doesn’t get the desired effect from stimulants.  This leads to a discussion on medication.    [20:34] - I share my current medication cocktail.  [22:23] - We talk about developments in ADHD diagnosis in women.    [24:45] - Lisa explains how motivation works for people with ADHD.    [25:28] - Lisa says that people with ADHD experience three forms of motivations.  They need to be blissed, dissed, or pissed.    [27:10] - Lisa talks about being in a classroom during one of the first school shootings.  [30:45] - Lisa shares that one of her clients said that he is most motivated when he is desperate.    [32:25] - I share my new approach, “diversify joy by scheduling joy.”  I also talk about my struggles in March, and how my response has helped me.  [36:16] - Lisa talks about paying for a personal trainer.  We consider what the motivational framework would be to stay on schedule with the trainer.   [44:41] - We talk about finding motivation if you’re not blissed, dissed, or pissed.  [47:55] - I explain that part of being successful when you have ADHD is being able to push through a task when you don’t feel like doing it.   [51:00] - Lisa shares that we should focus on our top five priorities.  [54:34] - I share that things can drop off your to-do list.    [56:00] - We both share our distaste of paperwork, and talk about other work tasks we struggle with.   [1:02:37] - Lisa talks about the things you can do when you’re in a self-destructive mode.   [1:05:50] - Lisa shares the “woo woo” things she does.  

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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 Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired  

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

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214 | Screentime, tech tools and processing speed with Randy Kulman

Apr 17, 2018 01:10:05

Description:

Randy Kulman joins me on this episode of the podcast.  Randy is the founder and president of an educational technology company, LearningWorks for Kids.  They specialize in using video games to teach executive functioning and academic skills.  For the past 25 years, Dr. Kulman has also been the clinical director and president of South County Child and Family Consultants, a private practice that specializes in assessments and interventions for children with learning disorders and attention difficulties.  He has authored numerous essays and book chapters on the use of technology in improving executive functioning skills.   

In this episode, you will hear Randy talk about translating game-based learning into the real world.  He describes how “Detect-Reflect-Connect” helps individuals connect skills developed in games to the real world.  He also talks about the career fields individuals with ADHD and processing speed deficits are drawn to and explains that parents can help nurture positive self-esteem in their children by nudging them into certain activities.  

Connect with Randy Kulman 

Website - LearningWorksforKids.com 
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LearningWorksForKids/ 
Twitter - @LW4K 
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/lw4k/ 
Email - Randy@LearningWorksForKids.com 

You’ll Learn:  [06:15] - Randy talks about some of his current projects.    [07:24] - I talk about my own addiction to Minecraft, and Randy talks about why it’s difficult to stop playing these games.    [10:42] - Randy describes the concept of “play diet.”  He also defines “play” as an optional, voluntary activity that you choose to do.    [14:30] - Randy explains how we can use games and apps to learn.  He says that games provide the opportunity to develop skills.    [18:11] - Randy says that “Detect-Reflect-Connect” helps individuals connect skills developed in games to the real world.   [19:22] - According to Randy, apps are supports to executive skills.    [22:51] - Randy talks about the time it takes to practice a new behavior, and he talks about the effect of exercise on the brain.  [24:40] - Randy emphasizes the importance of maintenance.    [29:25] - Randy talks about how virtual reality is being used for assessing ADHD.   [36:48] - Randy defines “processing speed” and talks about why it has become an interesting issue over the last 15-20 years.   [40:08] - We talk about individuals with ADHD who are gifted, yet struggle with processing speed.  [45:08] - Randy shares how he dictates his notes into his phone.  [47:25] - Randy talks about a study that found that slow reaction time associated with slow processing speed was associated with depression 20-years later.    [48:55] - Randy lists some careers that have higher rates of people with slower processing speed.   [52:50] - Randy explains that he tells parents of children with ADHD that their biggest job in life is to nudge them into activities and interests where ADHD doesn’t really matter.   [56:00] - Randy describes how he manages his life with technology.   

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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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213 | March 2018 Q & A

Apr 10, 2018 01:09:01

Description:

This episode is the recording of March’s live Q&A.  These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  I am, once again, joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.  

 If you’re listening to this on the day it is published, you can listen to April’s live Q&A at 1:30pm Eastern.  Join Brendan Mahan and me as we answer your questions live.  You can register at http://ADHDreWired.com/events.  In this episode, you will hear Brenden and I answer several listener questions on medication, managing emotions at the end of the day, procrastination, cell phone notifications, and much more.   

Connect with Brendan Mahan 

ADHD Essentials Podcast 

You’ll Learn:  [05:05] - A listener asks if we have learned a new skill lately.  I share the importance of hydration and my recent bout of seasonal affective disorder.  Brendan talks about his learning experiences with podcasting.   [11:16] - Another listener asks about guanfacine, a non-stimulant form of ADHD medication.  I share that it tends to work with a stimulant medication.    [13:33] - Elise asks about activities with strict structure.  Brendan explains why he shys away from these types of activities.  I address the individuality of strategies.  [17:40] - Jessica asks about managing emotions later in the day when multiple family members have ADHD.  We share some of our experiences and Brenden provides us with some strategies.   [23:35] - David asks about managing evening routines when medication has worn off.  Brenden and I share some thoughts on this situation.   [32:58] - Rob asks about forming in-person support groups with other adults with ADHD in their lives.  I share some resources to help make this happen.   [37:05] - We discuss Elise’s follow-up question about bad habits.   [40:00] - A listener asks us to discuss procrastination. I suggest the I Procrastinate Podcast.   [45:45] - A listener struggles with being assertive and asks for some techniques.   [48:08] - We field the question, “Does turning off notifications apply to calendar notifications?” I explain my answer, “It depends.”   [52:40] - A listener asks for resources on the neural anatomy involved with their ADHD.  We share several ADHD resources.  [55:37] - A listener asks about people with ADHD finding themselves in difficult financial situations.   [1:01:45] - We end the episode with the question, “Does Harry Potter have ADHD?” 

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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 Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired  

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

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212 | I Take My Pills Because... with Jessica McCabe and Edward Newton

Apr 3, 2018 01:16:53

Description:

Joining me on this episode are Jessica McCabe and Edward Newton.  Jessica is the creator of the extremely popular and successful How To ADHD YouTube Channel.  She recently did a Ted Talk that has over 10 million views!  Edward has a background in television production and has played a large role in the success of How To ADHD.   

On this episode, you will hear Jessica and Edward talk about how How To ADHD has grown since they were last on the podcast.  They also share the backstory behind her Ted Talk, including how the talk was put together and executed.  Jessica has also organized a grassroots campaign in response to the Netflix documentary, “Take Your Pills.”  We discuss why this film isn’t accurate and does a disservice to those who would benefit from ADHD medication. 

Connect with Jessica McCabe and Edward Newton 

How To ADHD Website 
How To ADHD YouTube Channel 
How To ADHD Patreon 

You’ll Learn:  [05:07] - Jessica talks about being asked to do a Ted Talk.   [07:32] - Jessica started How To ADHD about a year into their relationship.  Edward stepped in to share his expertise with video production.    [09:30] - Jessica shares how Edward helped craft the ending of her Ted Talk.   [11:10] - Edward tells his version of the Ted Talk story.  They admit to writing the second half of the talk on the plane.    [16:55] - Jessica explains how time restrictions impacted her talk.    [17:59] - Jessica describes what it was like to see a million views a day on her video.  [20:58] - Since the last time she came on the podcast, Jessica and Edward have been able to go full-time with How To ADHD.   [25:18] - We discuss some ADHD cooking tips.   [28:00] - With around 100 videos completed, Jessica shares how their videos are evolving.  [35:37] - Jessica and Edward talk about his ADHD characteristics and diagnosis.    [38:53] - We talk about the Netflix documentary on the abuse of ADHD medication, Take Your Pills.    [41:46] - Jessica explains that this production is painting everyone with a broad brush and did not draw a distinction between people diagnosed and appropriately prescribed medication and those who may have been abusing it.   [45:29] - Jessica and Edward talk about how this film misrepresented ADHD meds and compared it to meth.    [47:25] - Jessica talks about her response to this film, including the hashtag #ITakeMyPills.  [49:40] - We talk about the idea that medication should be a last resort, and how this is not what the research says. We also discuss how safe these medications are.  [54:43] - I share that my brain is like a clock and how it operates differently with and without medications.  Jessica shares the positive effects of her starting medication.  [56:35] - Jessica describes her grassroots campaign to change public perception of ADHD medication.   [1:00:17] - Jessica shares how you can tell your own story about meds helping you.  [1:05:28] - I share that this is the 4-year anniversary with ADHD reWired.  [1:08:18] - Jessica shares how much time they invest in each video.  

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Registration of our 12th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is now over.  If you would like to join the waiting list for our spring season, schedule a call with me at http://CoachingReWired.com.  The spring session begins April 9th.  Our summer session begins July 9th.  

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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 Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired  

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 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.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

 

211 | The Complex - James and Jules Ochoa

Mar 27, 2018 01:10:42

Description:

James Ochoa returns to the podcast this week.  James is a licensed professional counselor, author of Focus Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD.  He is the founder and director of The Life Empowerment Center in Austin, Texas.  James offers action-focused counseling and executive coaching to help his clients discover ways to empower themselves in areas of their lives.  His passion is treating the emotional distress of ADHD, so clients can begin to build internal worlds in their imagine to manage their attention challenges.  For the past 27 years, his passion has been to transform how society understands and treats the diagnosis of ADHD.  By standing in the fire with his clients, he has helped them find ways to live powerfully in the midst of their storms while managing his own ADHD.   

Jules Ochoa is 22-years-old, and currently pursuing a masters degree in psychology with the intention of working with mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and dissociative identity disorder.  He is self-taught in the world of podcasting and audio engineering.  He produces and co-writes the new podcast series, The Complex.  

On this episode, you will hear the second episode of James’ and Jules’ podcast, The Complex.  We play “Ok, stop” and interrupt the episode to talk share some thoughts on what is happening in that particular episode.   

Connect with James and Jules Ochoa 

The Complex Podcast 
JamesOchoa.com  

You’ll Learn:  [07:05] - Jules describes the podcast he has been working on with James, The Complex.    [08:10] - Jules talks about working on a creative project with his father.   [11:41] - We play “OK Stop” with on of Episode #2 of The Complex.   [15:58] - I share that this particular story rings true with my life experience. James explains why this story feels real.    [18:07] - When I first listened to this, it struck some shame triggers.  James talks about the balance they try to strike with this podcast.  Jules says that one aim of the podcast is to help people that don’t have ADHD relate to people in their lives that do have ADHD.    [24:18] - Jules explains why they made some creative decisions with one of the characters.    [26:30] - Jules shares how the audio demonstrates that someone with ADHD can jump tasks and orientations.  He says that this is one of the most confusing aspects of ADHD for other people.   [36:53] - We pick back up with the episode after our break.    [37:22] - I share that I really liked the description a character used in the episode.   [41:10] - I talk about a meditation practice, “Welcome to the Party.”  [46:16] - Jules explains why the story may take a route to help address another area of ADHD.  James lists the different types of issues and areas of disruption covered in the podcast.   [51:10] - James shares one of the things that was difficult with the creation and writing process of the podcast.   [52:51] - Jules talks about playing the role of the son of James, an ADHD expert.  James shares his feelings on that topic, too.   [1:02:10] - James talks about how podcasts and community can turn the tide of understanding and living with ADHD.   

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210 | Live Q&A March 2018 with Brendan Mahan

Mar 20, 2018 01:16:53

Description:

This episode is the recording of February’s live Q&A.  These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  I am, once again, joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.   

In this conversation, you will hear several listener questions.  This month, a lot of these conversations involved medication.  We also talk about employment and recovering from a loss of employment.  These Live Q&A’s are a great opportunity for you to get your questions answered.  The sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events

You’ll Learn:  [02:19] - Brendan shares how things are going with his podcast,  ADHD Essentials.  [04:16] - Jane asks what Patreon is.  This gives me an opportunity to talk about the unique opportunity you have to support this podcast.  [06:41] - Sue was recently let go at her job.  She tells some of her story and asks for advice on employment and recovering from this disappointment.  [21:20] - Samantha asks about focusing on ADHD and coaching instead of general psychotherapy.   [32:22] - A listener asks for tips on keeping up with laundry.  Brendan and I share a few ideas to help with this “im-bore-tant” task.   [41:32] - Chris asks about medication for adults with ADHD.  We talk about how we have a responsibility as consumers to take valuable information on medication to our medical professionals.    [44:23] - While we’re on the topic of medication, I mention a thread from our Facebook community.  Robin asked what the optimal dose of medication should feel like. I share that when I found the right dosage, I felt “normal.”  I read a few responses from the thread.  [50:14] - Katie joins us live to ask for suggestions for remembering tasks and keeping the same drive at work that she has at home. This leads to a discussion on medication and some routines Katie could implement.   [58:53] - Sheila asks about higher correlation within “The Four A’s.”    [1:00:34] - David shares that he was about to be fired and he realized it was because of his ADHD.  We talk about the coaching he received, and the struggles he’s continued to experience. 

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209 | Work Life Balance with Marisol Salizar

Mar 12, 2018 01:13:24

Description:

If you’re expecting to hear last month’s live Q&A, I’ve changed the plan.  I really want to share a conversation with Marisol Salizar.  Marisol is one of the members of our Coaching and Accountability Group, and I think when it comes to finding what really matters in life, and creating healthy boundaries between work, family, and play, the progress that she has made can be inspirational for all of us who really struggle with this balance, especially when we are fortunate enough to love the work that we do.   

Marisol is a wife, a mom, and a biology professor.  She made it through her whole academic career not knowing she had ADHD.  Like many undiagnosed women, she hit 40 with a full-time career, a husband, two kids (one recently diagnosed with ADHD), a house, a geriatric cat, and several dead plants.  She just couldn’t juggle it anymore.  Luckily, her daughter’s psychiatrist advised her not to quit her job before coming in for an evaluation.   

In this conversation, you will hear Marisol share her successes, her struggles, and her story.  Marisol talks about her diagnosis, “parenting herself,” and some of the strategies she has implemented.  Marisol explains why she decided to join the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group, and what she has gained from participating.

You’ll Learn: [05:19] - Marisol tells her ADHD story.  She talks about being overwhelmed and the feeling of failure, and the impact that was having on her career.   [09:33] - Marisol expected her evaluation results to show one thing, but she explains why the results surprised her.    [10:22] - After starting her prescription, Marisol experienced an “astounding” semester.    [11:18] - Marisol talks about introducing strategies to work hand-in-hand with her medication.  She shares what drew her to the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  [13:30] - Marisol explains that parenting her daughter she was parenting herself.    [15:56] - Marisol describes her husband’s reaction to the news that she has been diagnosed with ADHD, and wanted to join the Coaching and Accountability Group.  [19:30] - Marisol talks about her interview with me to join the group.  [21:20] - There is power in a group and the power of “me too.”  Marisol describes this feeling.   [22:47] - Marisol explains what she hoped to get out of the group.  [26:29] - Balancing work and home life was something that Marisol identified as a major issue.  [29:30] - Marisol describes her time-blocking strategies, and how they’ve changed.  [33:33] - Marisol talks about battling with perfectionism.    [39:23] - Marisol talks about the mind map she created.  She explains how she aims to keep work at work, and home at home.   [48:45] - Marisol talks about the layers of her personal life goal cake.   [54:28] - Marisol says that one her takeaways from the group was “friendship.”  [1:00:13] - Marisol talks about the difference in her planning since she’s joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  [1:06:27] - Marisol has a message for those of you considering joining the Coaching and Accountability Group.   Your Resources: 

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group: 

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Productivity Q&A 

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208 | A Recovering Achievement Addict Finds Stillness with Jamie Popernack

Mar 7, 2018 01:20:01

Description:

Jamie Popernack is a recovering achievement addict living a fiercely simple life with her husband and daughter.  Jamie is a public health educator who works at a crisis program.  She has a lot of love for the ADHD tribe.   

In this conversation, you will hear Jamie explain the idea of achievement addictions.  She shares how she fell into that trap.  She was hustling for her self-worth and doing things because she had to and it looked good.  Her motivation was no longer to help people, but to make herself feel good.  One of the ways Jamie combats this achievement addiction is living what she calls a “fiercely simple life.”  Jamie also tells about her career, working suicide prevention.  She shares some insight into this year.  She says, “You can’t prevent suicide without talking about it.”   

Connect with Jamie Popernack 

Website - JamiePopernack.com  

You’ll Learn:  [06:44] - Jamie explains that she is coming on the podcast because of a dare.   [07:42] - Although she wasn’t a perfectionist, Jamie feels that she is a recovering achievement addict.  She shares what this means to her.  [09:42] - Jamie shares her ADHD story.    [11:50] - Jamie says that her achievement addiction started in college.   [12:55] - Jamie shares some of her “epically messy” weaknesses and a forgetfulness story from college.   [14:56] - Being hospitable and community drives her to want to improve.   [17:05] - Jamie talks about some of the labels that have been attached to her over the years.  [19:33] - Jamie explains the concept of living a “fiercely simple” life.   [24:55] - Jamie describes how she approaches her day.  It starts with meditation and prayer.  She shares how she deals with time.   [26:22] - Jamie shares her experience of working in a restaurant.   [28:55] - Jamie talks about the support she receives from her husband.   [31:17] - Jamie takes us back to the roots of her achievement addiction.    [40:08] - After college, Jamie ended up working in the disability community.  She shares her goals of learning how to love and learning how to be still.   [47:30] - Jamie describes her current job, working in suicide prevention.    [52:28] - Jamie explains that you need self-love to be able to help people.   [52:22] - Jamie encourages individuals struggling with thoughts of suicide to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-2255.  [54:18] - Jamie suggests if you are concerned about someone’s well being, you should ask directly about suicide.    [56:28] - There are red flags with suicide and Jamie says she doesn’t understand the statement, “that’s just a cry for help.”  [57:10] - Jamie explains why sometimes her ADHD works to her advantage in her work.   [59:45] - Jamie claims she would rather give birth than do paperwork.  This leads to a discussion on what she learned about ADHD from childbirth.   [1:04:48] - Jamie experienced conscious surrender, and that led to stillness.  She talks about letting go in labor and carrying that with her in life.   [1:09:53] - In this conversation, Jamie said that she’d like to start a blog.  I put my coaching hat on and push her on this a little.   Your Resources: 

Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better Than Your Mess - Rachel Hoffman 

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207 | Creating Your Own Path with Kwame Dougan

Feb 28, 2018 01:15:50

Description:

Kwame Dougan is an attorney by training, an investor by experience, and an advisor by design.  He earned his Juris Doctor from Columbia University and a Master of Science from London School of Economics, attending as a rotary ambassadorial scholar.  Previously, Kwame practiced commercial litigation with a global law firm.  His journey overcoming poverty and an undiagnosed learning disability has been documented in various publications and is the subject of a Ted Talk.  In 2015, Kwame was honored as a trailblazer by the National Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.   

In this conversation, you will hear Kwame describe his background as a refugee from Ghana who grew up in Canada.  He talks about his unique experiences as a black man in China.  Kwame went through a lot of personal growth in China, and he explains why he felt successful in his time there.  Kwame was diagnosed in 2006, and until that point, he had been thriving in chaos and learning in a state of drowsiness.  Kwame is intentional and thoughtful and I think you’ll enjoy this conversation.   

Connect with Kwame Dougan 

kwame.dougan@scotchpalm.com 
Kwame Dougan on LinkedIn 

You’ll Learn:  [08:35] - Born in Ghana, Kwame grew up in Canada.  He shares his childhood story and explains how technology led to him not being diagnosed.    [11:50] - Kwame talks about his education history and the testing that identified some of his strengths, weaknesses, and diagnoses.   [17:20] - Kwame shares that he has also been diagnosed with sleep apnea. He shared how he learned to learn in a state of drowsiness.   [21:33] - Kwame survived a fire in China, and he shares this story of this situation.   [27:25] - Kwame talks about being black in China.  [34:06] - Kwame explains why he felt successful during his time in China.    [41:11] - We talk about attention, focusing, and leaving a trail of crumbs.   [45:00] - Kwame talks about how ADHD helps him encourage creativity with his daughter.   [46:45] - Algorithms to Live By is something that made sense to Kwame. He explains why.    [49:43] - Kwame talks about his intuition when it comes to a specific task that needs to be accomplished.   [53:20] - We talk about the concept of satisficers and maximizers.   [55:13] - Kwame shares that he was a successful nightclub promoter when he was in school.    [57:24] - Kwame says that the death rate is 100%, so we know what’s going to happen.  He talks about leaving a legacy by having a logical approach.    [1:01:03] - Kwame talks about being black with ADHD and creating your own path.   Your Resources: 

Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions - Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths 

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group: 

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Productivity Q&A 

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ADHD Women’s Palooza  

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206 | Scratch Your Itch: Logan Nelson

Feb 21, 2018 01:09:33

Description:

Logan Nelson joins me on this episode of the podcast.  Logan is the creator of Scratch Your Own Itch Podcast, where he inspires and motivates listeners to scratch your own itch so that you can grow personally and professionally.  He is a performance enhancement expert and published author on thrive global.  Logan graduated with a BFA in Acting from NIU, and is now sharing his story and his “why.”   

In this conversation, you will hear Logan explain his why.  Logan opens up about body dysmorphia, the fear of failure, and a suicide attempt.  After that suicide attempt. Logan spent seven days in isolation, and those experiences have led Logan to the work that he’s doing now.   

Connect with Logan Nelson: 

Website - LoganTylerNelson.com 
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/logan.nelson3 
Scratch Your Own Itch Podcast 

You’ll Learn:  [06:35] - Logan explains his “why.”  After 8 ½ years, he was not sure he still wanted to be an actor.    [09:33] - After a breakup, Logan didn’t want to see his own face, and he explains why he felt that way.  [10:24] - Logan describes body dysmorphia.   [11:30] - Logan shares his struggle with the fear of failure.    [12:32] - Logan believes that it’s good to joke about suffering.   [13:47] - Logan shares that he made the decision to jump off the top of a five-floor parking garage.  This has led Logan to the work he’s now doing.  [17:13] - Disproving a thought right away can help people with anxiety.    [19:45] - According to Logan, our stories make up the person that you are.    [21:54] - Logan says that scratching your own itch is about being creative, compassionate, curious, and making people feel less alone.  [24:18] - Logan asks me to give an example of a time I experienced trauma and turned it into a positive.    [32:23] - Logan wonders if the people who have things easy are asking themselves the quality questions that lead to a quality life.   [33:47] - Sam Harris is someone Logan believes people should listen to.  This leads to a discussion on truth and integrity.  [37:42] - Logan says that he reflects on times when he is the happiest.  However, he realized these were times when there was gossip.   [45:00] - Logan explains how he challenges his inner-dialogue and preconceived ideologies about himself.   [49:29] - Logan shares why he feels embarrassed  [51:27] - After his suicide attempt, Logan did seven days of isolation.    [56:31] - Logan talks about gratitude.    [1:00:34] - I read a passage of Brene Brown’s Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted.  Your Resources:  The Waking Up Podcast  Brene Brown’s Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted 

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Productivity Q&A 

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ADHD Women’s Palooza  

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205 | Live Q&A January 2018 with Brendan Mahan

Feb 14, 2018 01:14:21

Description:

This episode is the recording of January’s live Q&A.  These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  I am joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.   

We cover several different topics on this episode, including questions on prioritization systems, money management, “The Wall of Awful,” and much more.  Because of Brendan’s area of expertise, we also answer a handful of questions on parenting with ADHD and parenting children with ADHD.   

You’ll Learn:  [06:15] - ADHD Essentials is now available in all of the places you find podcasts.  This podcast is aimed at families that are affected by ADHD.   [09:40] - Sara asks about determining the difference between an engaging interest and a lasting passion.  [14:50] - Tre asks about prioritization systems. I talk about the idea of block scheduling.   [19:39] - We answer a question about the inability to keep going.  Brandon talks about the energy we feel when we start tasks, and then we hit “the wall of awful.”  [23:55] - We discuss a question from someone who wants to know what to do if their spouse is not on board.   [28:07] - Sharon and her son are newly diagnosed.  She asks for parenting advice for staying on-point.  Brendan shares some of his expertise in this area.  [35:53] - Brendan and I do an exercise that demonstrates why multitasking kills productivity.    [39:38] - Terry asks for tips on getting to bed on time after meds wear off.  Brendan talks about the importance of not looking at a computer screen after 6pm. He shares several other tips on lighting, food, and hygiene.  [47:32] - David comes on live to share that he has had trouble finding a medication that works properly.  We talk about how diet can help manage ADHD symptoms, and I share a few words of caution.  [52:34] - A listener asks for advice on ways to focus 1-on-1 attention with children when there are a lot of other things going through your head.  Both Brendan and I can relate to this topic.  [59:45] - A student asks about functioning without Adderall.  I share that I would not be where I am without medication.   [1:00:20] - Brendan vows to do a webinar on The Wall of Awful.  [1:01:17] - A listener asks how to know if symptoms of anxiety stem from ADHD.    [1:02:31] - We discuss how “sometimes the ADHD wins” and the idea of forgetting about consistency and focusing on resiliency.   [1:03:52] - A listener asks about an ADHD-friendly money management app. I suggest this person hire it out.  [1:04:47] - Multitasking comes back up, and Brendan encourages you to single-task.   [1:05:42] - Brendan explains that there’s no dopamine in our brains for doing the dishes.   Your Resources:  Ted Talk: “Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling” - Emilie Wapnick  TotallyADD.com  Understood.org  ADHDEssentials.com/essentials/the-wall-of-awful  

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

ADHD Women’s Palooza  

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, don’t worry.  They recorded all 33 sessions in audio and video, and they are available for purchase. Go to http://ADHDreWired.com/palooza for more information. 

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

 

204 | Matt Beardsley - Cracking the Code of You

Feb 7, 2018 01:46:46

Description:

On this episode, Matt Beardsley joins me in my office.  First off, thanks to Matt for giving me the motivation to clean my office!  Matt is a husband, father, and friend.  In his professional life, he works in technology as a site reliability engineer.  Since his diagnosis in April of 2017, Matt has been able to go on a deeper journey of self-discovery, finding along the way, himself and the community he cherishes.   

In this conversation, you will hear Matt’s story.  He talks about his academics and emotions as a youth.  He explains his love for math and why he sees math as a place for creativity.  When Matt was evaluated for ADHD, he was nervous that he would not be diagnosed because, in his research, it seemed to answer so many questions.  You will also hear Matt describe some of the tools he uses to be efficient.   

You’ll Learn:  [04:28] - Matt shares information on his background, which includes being labeled “sensitive” and being moved back and forth from advanced and standard classes.   [12:32] - Matt explains why he found it easier to pay attention in math classes and he says that math has space for a lot of creativity.  [14:38] - Matt talks about how numbers are abstract. An example is the fact that zero was not a number until a certain point.  [16:45] - Matt looks back on the anxiety he would feel with tasks and the introduction of the “what if” monster.  [21:42] - Matt says that, for him, numbers have shapes and feelings.  He explains why certain numbers are comfortable and uncomfortable.   [25:30] - Matt explains agile methodology and “cracking the code of you.”  [32:16] - Matt points out that we overestimate our ability to remember.  [33:17] - Matt talks about doing a budget.   [35:22] - Matt explains that 10% of your effort gets you to 90% of your goal.  The remaining 90% of your effort goes to the last 10% of your goal.   [37:37] - Matt talks about his routines and some of the adaptations he uses to be efficient.   [45:03] - Matt says his commute is the best three hours per day and he shares how he utilizes that time.  [50:56] - Matt tells the story of his diagnosis.  [1:00:07] - Matt talks about the support and love he receives from his family and the ADHD community.  [1:04:25] - Imposter Syndrome is something Matt has encountered.  We talk about reframing the situation by saying “Welcome to the party.”  [1:14:00] - Matt shares what a real apology sounds like.   [1:16:49] - Matt talks about “emotional flood” and the loss of control that comes as a result.  [1:20:00] - Matt explains that Delivered from Distraction made a lot of sense to him and his wife.  [1:22:59] - Matt listened to the first episode of this podcast and my sharing that I felt “normal” after starting medication.  He had the realization he had never felt normal.   [1:26:00] - Matt describes his first day on medication.  [1:38:44] - Matt says that if you want to be good, you have to be the best that you can be. 

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203| Tom Nardone - Afraid this is getting real

Jan 31, 2018 01:31:38

Description:

No guest in the history of ADHD reWired has appeared as many times as Tom Nardone, and he joins me again on this episode.  If you’re new to the podcast, Tom and I have been friends since the start of this show.  He is the host of The Tom Nardone Show.  Tom was diagnosed with brain cancer in September of 2017.

In this episode, you’ll hear a lot of laughter and emotion from Tom.  Tom is always an open book, and this visit to the podcast is no exception.  Most of this conversation is Tom sharing the emotions that he is experiencing at this stage of his brain cancer recovery.  He is incredibly transparent and I think we all have a lot to learn from Tom, and how he handles this situation.

Connect with Tom Nardone:

Website - The Tom Nardone Show

You’ll Learn: [09:21] - Tom came on the podcast about a week after brain surgery.  We talk about his communication skills after the surgery. [11:16] - Tom talks about his experience leading up to and immediately following his surgery. [17:00] - Tom describes what it’s like to go through radiation treatments. [20:55] - Tom explains why he tries to maintain a sense of humor throughout the process and provides a few examples of his humor opportunities. [27:55] - While Tom’s radiation has ended, and there is a tapering off period, he still has physical effects which leads to other people acting differently. [32:01] - Tom has been experiencing some unexpected symptoms that he considers a night panic attack. [37:17] - Tom shares why he struggles with his emotions during this time. [46:28] - We are trying to raise money to help Tom with his healthcare costs.  You can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/support-tom-nardone [54:08] - Tom talks about the anxiety he’s feeling and the fear of disappointing others. [1:05:03] - When it comes to ADHD, Tom says that he “is” ADHD.  He shares his thoughts on labels. [1:10:14] - Tom shares how he feels about people interacting with him after they know he was diagnosed with brain cancer. [1:13:40] - I have a little fun at Tom’s expense by having him repeat something he said earlier in the show. [1:17:04] - Tom explains how paralysis has caused him to spit when he talks and eats.

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202 | Women and ADHD with Linda Roggli

Jan 24, 2018 01:18:34

Description:

Linda Roggli joins me on this week’s episode. This is Linda’s third appearance on the podcast.  She is a professional certified coach, award-winning author, founder of the ADD Diva Network, and co-founder of the ADHD Women’s Palooza, which is just around the corner.  Linda is an expert in later-life ADHD. Linda is a popular speaker at national and international conferences and has coached 100s of women.

In this conversation, you will hear Linda share the role that estrogen plays in ADHD behavior.  This is something that a lot of OB GYNs don’t know about.  She also shares information on her observational study that you can participate in.  This could be an awakening and explain as much as an ADHD diagnosis.

Linda also talks about the upcoming ADHD Women’s Palooza conference.  This leads to a discussion on the importance of connecting with other people.  Linda explains how Women’s Palooza offers the opportunity to connect and speak with others.

Connect with Linda Roggli: 

Website - http://addiva.net

You’ll Learn: [03:10] - In Episode #199, I talk about my year in review.  I share that I would like to bring music back into my life and give you access. [13:18] - Linda talks about attending a conference last week and hearing details a lot of interesting research.  She talks about how it was clarified for her that ADHD is not about willpower. [17:44] - Estrogen plays a huge role in your ADHD behavior, Linda explains. [24:26] - We talk about stimulant medications being with severe depressive episodes. [25:46] - Linda shares that most OB GYNs don’t know about the role of estrogen in ADHD. [34:40] - Linda talks about her survey, which is a deep, observational study. [36:45] - Linda shares a conversation she had with a presenter at this conference.  This woman is setting up a world-wide study. You can donate at http://adhdfund.com [43:17] - We talk about the importance of connection with other people.  Group work has helped us achieve results we never saw without connecting with other people. [43:33] - Linda explains that ADHD Women’s Palooza was created to bring people and information into one place. [47:15] - Linda shares that the Women’s Palooza offers the opportunity to connect and speak with each other through a phone interface. [49:52] - Linda encourages you to go to use MeetUp.com to connect with local people. [51:38] - Linda talks about organizing the Women’s Palooza without Terry, her counterpart. [57:16] - Linda recently finished one of Stephen Hinshaw’s books, and he is a featured speaker at this year’s Women’s Palooza. [1:06:52] - Linda says that there are health issues that people with ADHD struggle with at a higher rate. [1:09:00] - Linda talks about purchasing 33 sets of necklaces and earrings. Your Resources:

Confessions of an ADDiva: Midlife in the non-linear lane - Linda Roggli
Period Tracker
Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness - Stephen Hinshaw

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201| Laura Wrzesinski - ADHD is More Than Focus

Jan 17, 2018 01:08:47

Description:

Laura Wrzesinski joins me on this episode of ADHD reWired.  Laura is a licensed marriage, and family therapist, who was a member of the most recent ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  In her private practice, Radical Realness Therapy, she works with LGBTQIA folks, feminists, and ADHD millennials who are ready for self-acceptance and healthy relationships. 

Laura was diagnosed with ADHD about two and a half years ago.  In this conversation, you will hear Laura share her ADHD story and her professional background.  Laura is “trauma-informed” and talks about trauma, including EMDR, which is a form of trauma therapy.  Laura was a member of the last ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group, and she shares some of her personal experiences from the group and explains how you could benefit from joining our next group. 

Connect with Laura Wrzesinski:

Website - http://radicalrealnesstherapy.com

You’ll Learn:

[04:50] - Laura was diagnosed with ADHD about two and half years ago. She tells her ADHD story.  [06:40] - Laura explains what prompted her to seek a diagnosis. [09:58] - Laura says that her favorite assignment in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group was listing successes. She explains why this list gave her mixed emotions. [11:30] - Laura describes her “current lens” and says that she is at peace with her past decisions. [12:25] - Laura admits that she feels weird sharing her story, as a therapist. [15:56] - We talk about the opinion that ADHD is not real. [17:07] - Laura explains what trauma is and what she means when she says she is “trauma-informed.” [20:36] - Laura describes EMDR, a form of trauma therapy. [22:58] - We talk about brainspotting. [25:16] - Laura and I talk about James Ochoa’s work with EMDR and ADHD. [29:03] - Laura says that she realizes that ADHD is more than just about focus. [34:26] - Laura talks about the emotional regulation piece she discovered around ADHD and explains how she had a better understanding because of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [37:32] - Laura shares that she had a hard time achieving big goals, and that is a reason she joined the group. [39:11] - Time-blocking is a strategy that Laura has tried to implement. [44:40] - One of the things Laura wanted to tackle was her early-morning exercise routine. She shares her progress in that area.  [50:18] - Laura knows that she has too many items on her to-do list. She shares how she manages this list. [56:25] - Laura talks about working with her accountability group. [57:45] - Laura shares her struggles with balancing executive functioning. [1:00:35] - Laura has a message for you if you’re considering joining the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.

 

Your Resources:

Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD - James M. Ochoa LPC

OmniFocus 

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ADHD Essentials Ep 2 (Simulcast)

Jan 11, 2018 43:49

Description:

ADHD Essentials Ep 2 Simulcasted on ADHD reWired.

Check out our newest pod, ADHD Essentials with Brendan Mahan.
If you have kids, if you work with kids, you'll want to check it out.

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ADHD Essentials EP 1 (Simulcast)

Jan 11, 2018 54:46

Description:

This is a special bonus simulcast episode of our newest podcast, ADHD Essentials.

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200 | Live Q & A December 2017 with Brendan Mahan

Jan 10, 2018 01:12:09

Description:

We did it!  We made it to episode #200!  I would have never guessed we would have over one million downloads over 176 different countries.  You and your stories are why this podcast is the top-rated ADHD podcast on iTunes.  Thank you. 

This episode is the recording of December’s live Q&A.  These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  I am joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.  

In this discussion, you will hear Brendan, and I answer several questions from You’re welcome to join these monthly live Q&A sessions.  They take place the second Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm (Central).  Go to http://erictivers.com/events

You’ll Learn:

[05:58] - I talk about how our moods can be affected by the weather this time of year. This impacts my ability to play, and I plan to be intentional about making that a priority. [07:57] - Brendan talks about starting his podcast. [09:58] - I share that I have experienced a dopamine crash as I’m between major projects. [16:07] - Brett was diagnosed about two months ago. He has gone back to school and realized through his struggles that he might have ADHD.  He is still struggling with certain things.  We talk about the possibility that he could have dyslexia.  [22:29] - Brett has experienced incredible weight loss. He has concerns about weight loss from medication.  [26:46] - Kat joins the call to talk about her 2018 planning. She shares her plan for this planning session and asks for some tip on staying focused and productive. [46:12] - Ben shares that he currently hates his job because of tasks he does not like. He asks how to be productive in this type of a situation.  We talk through Ben’s situation. [57:08] - Natalie jumps on the call to ask about accessing her thoughts. I explain how meditation can help her with this. [1:04:30] - Tamara is wondering about online and local support groups. I encourage her to join our ADHD reWired Facebook Group.  [1:05:40] - Someone asks about mirroring feelings and emotions when mirroring is not appropriate. I talk about mindful awareness.

Your Resources:
Freedom Planner

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199 | Plans Change and Pipes Freeze

Jan 2, 2018 10:40

Description:

Originally, I was not going to release an episode of the podcast, but at the last minute, I changed my mind.  This podcast exists to give you some updates on things.  

We made it to 2018!  I planned to spend an entire day doing my annual planning.  Instead, we had frozen drain pipes!  This was quite an ordeal that resulted in me losing a few days of work and $1800.  

I have been thinking about my goals for 2018, although I haven’t had time to put everything together.  I’ve also been looking at my quarterly planning and I will be setting aside a full day for my annual planning.  You can actually help me meet one of my goals.  I’d like to get about 15 guests scheduled for the podcast.  You can schedule a pre-interview call here.

Our newest podcast, ADHD Essentials will be out next week!  You will be able to find it in all of the podcast apps.  

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198 | 2017 Year in Review

Dec 27, 2017 54:16

Description:

On this week’s episode, we’re looking at our year in review and taking a sneak peek at the year ahead.  You will just hear my voice on this episode.  Every year, I spend time reviewing my goals from the prior year.  I believe it’s critical to reflect before you look forward.   

A lot of wonderful things happened in 2017, yet it was a really hard year.  You will hear what my goals, wins, and challenges were.  I also share the themes and aspects of my life and business that I am considering when looking at my goals for 2018.   

You’ll Learn:  [05:30] - “Moving” was not on my list of goals for 2017.  This one thing was the most challenging thing of the year.   [07:20] - I start the year by identifying overarching themes.  In 2017, I identified joy, music, gratitude, and balance as my themes for the year.    [08:02] - In January, I made the decision to decrease the number of hours I was putting into my work.  I explain how our move changed this strategy.   [10:45] - Around April or May, I realized I was falling into a scarcity mindset.  Upon recognizing that, I made a conscience effort to have an abundance mindset.   [13:33] - I had a category of things I wanted to learn.  This included becoming a better writer, learning LinkedIn, and learning organizational strategies around things and stuff.  [17:28] - One of my goals was to launch a new website.  This was a big goal that took longer than I wanted it to, but it was a successful launch!  [19:13] - Another of my goals was to hire a Virtual Assistant.  That was a success with Jessica.  [20:05] - I had a goal of maintaining six clients for my clinical practice.  During this calendar year, I closed my practice.  I see this as a shift based on life circumstances.  [21:10] - My #1 podcast goal was to interview Brene Brown.  This did not happen, and I share my feelings on that.   [22:12] - I wanted to hit ONE MILLION downloads in this calendar year. That goal was met!  [22:57] - I share some other goals I had for the podcast.    [26:10] - When looking at specific goals, I did not hit most of them.  This serves as a reminder that goal-setting is to provide direction.    [27:03] - I share my goals on speaking.  I did not do anything in this category, and I blame our move.  [27:30] - I did hit my financial goals for this year.  [28:05] - I share my goals for coaching groups, which I did hit.  [31:40] - I talk about my Patreon goals for 2017.    [32:30] - Our Facebook community has been a real challenge for me.  I share why this is a challenge and describe my solution to this problem.  [35:18] - I share a lesson I learned from moving.  [37:05] - The best decision I made in 2017 was to say, “no.”  [38:31] - I talk about the importance of friendship.   [39:37] - The theme of “play” is something I need to bring back into my life.  [40:57] - Tomorrow, I will be taking a day to focus on annual planning.  I share some of the themes I may be focusing on in 2018. 

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197 | Aaron Anastasi Your Prosperous Mind

Dec 20, 2017 01:06:56

Description:

Aaron Anastasi returns to the podcast for this episode.  Aaron is a Southern Californian actor and film-maker who graduated with a master’s degree from Princeton.  He is a serial entrepreneur with an online presence that grosses seven-figures.  Aaron has the #1 singing life lesson channel on YouTube with over 20 million organic views and 250,000 subscribers.  Aaron is also a prominent success coach with a book that reached Amazon’s Top 100 Best-Sellers list within a week of its release.

In this conversation, you will hear Aaron talk about his new book, and he shares some stories and philosophies from the book.  Aaron talks about going from living in fantasy to seeing in reality. He shares some strategies on how to get to that point, and the role that feedback plays.  We also talk about passion, priorities, and music.

Connect with Aaron Anastasi:

Website - http://aaronanastasiofficial.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aaronanastasi
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aaronanastasi/
Your Prosperous Mind: Discover what you really want, what’s holding you back, and how to get new results - Aaron Anastasi 

You’ll Learn: [05:30] - Aaron talks about his new book, and what prompted him to write the book. [08:34] - Aaron shares a story from his childhood that shows that it’s possible to live in fantasy and not see reality. [12:55] - Aaron says that seeing reality is a necessary first step. [17:55] - Aaron talks about what he wants to gain from asking questions. [21:35] - I explain that we can’t control our automatic thoughts, but we can hit pause to re-think the situation. [22:20] - Aaron encourages people to consider what’s “as true” or “more true.” [24:46] - Aaron spent a few years preparing a music course.  He considers it a “major failure.” [26:16] - Aaron talks about feedback and says that feedback is the connection between fantasy and reality. [29:10] - We talk about the value of passion. [33:05] - Aaron and I talk more about feedback.  He shares what kind of feedback he looks for with his books. [37:50] - Aaron shares what he is doing with production and acting. [39:22] - Aaron explains that he uses feedback to determine which areas of his life he should master. [42:58] - Aaron talks about his acting, and how he moved into music.  We both talk about our relationship with music. [46:00] - Aaron shares how he can tell when he’s stretched himself too thin and where his priorities are. [51:13] - Aaron talks about tension in his book.  He explains there are two types of tension and how he processes this information. [55:15] - Aaron explains how he will be celebrating the release of his book. [56:30] - Aaron shares who his thought-leader influences are. Your Resources:

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life - Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell

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Productivity Q&A

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196 | Live Q & A November 2017 with Brendan Mahan

Dec 13, 2017 01:11:49

Description:

This episode is the recording of November’s live Q&A.  These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  I am joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.  

In this discussion, you will hear Brendan, and I answer several questions from diagnosis and medication to refocusing after interruption, overwhelm by digital tools, and everything in-between.  You’re welcome to join these monthly live Q&A sessions.  They take place the second Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

You’ll Learn:

[05:52] - Colleen asks about fish oil and other supplements. [10:25] - Beth asks for tips on getting diagnosed with ADHD. We share tips and warnings about the diagnosis process. [15:20] - Catalina asked if medication should help with organizing your space.   [21:02] - Catalina follows up with a question about medication dosage.  We also talk about medication and insurance costs.   [24:30] - Dmitri asks about emotional control and disruptions.  Brendan talks about the role that mindfulness plays in controlling emotions. [36:44] - We answer two questions that are similar on procrastination and taking control of our lives away from ADHD. We discuss this topic in regards to interviews.   [47:59] - Deborah was part of an ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group and asks what her follow-up should be after the group.  I share that I am building a community for alumni.   [52:57] - Olivia asks how to assist her 19-year-old son with life decisions. [57:13] - We answer a question about refocusing after interruptions.  Brendan explains that the process starts with avoiding interruption. [1:03:46] - Carl has trouble differentiating between his thoughts and ADHD thoughts.  Brendan states that he draws the line at useful thoughts and unuseful thoughts. [1:04:22] - A questioner is looking to avoid overwhelm by digital tools. [1:05:48] - A listener asks how to explain ADHD to others.  


Your Resources:
GlassDoor.com

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ADHD reWired’s 200th Episode!

Our 200th episode is coming up, and I’d like you to be a part of it.  Do you have a great ADHD story, poem, or song?  It could be funny, triumphant, inspiring, or even cringe-worthy.  Record yourself using a voice recording or memo app on your smartphone.  Submissions are due no later than December 19th.  You can email me the mp3 file at Eric@EricTivers.com and put “#200” in the subject line.  

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 11th season of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group starts on January 8th, and you can go to my website and reserve your registration time.  Registration starts today and goes through Wednesday, November 22nd.  To learn more and schedule your interview, http://CoachingReWired.com.

Support the podcast on Patreon

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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Want to be a guest?

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195 | Justin Classen: Risk Reward of High Risk Jobs

Dec 6, 2017 01:01:23

Description:

Justin Classen joins me on this episode.  Justin is 27-years-old, and a whirlwind of intense, hyper-active energy, born, raised and distracted in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  He received a diagnosis of ADHD only 9-months ago.  However, this diagnosis was prolonged by two years, due to lapses in memory to actually attend his evaluation.  Considered a “jack of all trades” by those who know him, Justin has found success in a multitude of endeavors, and an acceptance in a profound number of failed ones.  Justin is currently maximizing his energy and investing into his careers as a journeyman, industrial scaffolder, exotic dancer, as well as a music producer and nightclub DJ.  

In this conversation, you will hear Justin talk about his life before and after his ADHD diagnosis, 9-months ago.  Justin says that his ADHD diagnosis gave him confidence at work.  He describes how his diagnosis and medication have impacted his work as a journeyman on scaffolding.  Justin is a man of many interests and passions, and I think you will enjoy this conversation and glimpse into Justin’s life. 

Connect with Justin Classen:

Music - https://soundcloud.com/juiceboxsmusic

You’ll Learn:

[05:27] - Justin talks about his life before his ADHD diagnosis. He shares how he felt he was losing his identity. [07:12] - Justin describes his childhood and schooling. [09:14] - Justin shares how he “discovered” ADHD. [10:42] - Justin explains the ADHD evaluation process in Canada. [14:55] - Justin describes his work as a journeyman working on scaffolding.   [16:42] - Justin says that working after his diagnosis gave him confidence.   [19:18] - Justin talks about some of the risky behavior he engaged in prior to his diagnosis. [22:19] - Justin explains what a journeyman is. [24:25] - Justin shares how he became an exotic dancer. [29:46] - Justin talks about his current interest in computer processing and building his own instruments. [32:08] - We talk about MIDI. [33:27] - Justin describes his career as a DJ.   [38:41] - Now that he has been diagnosed, Justin shares that he needs to go back and review his past. [40:10] - Impulsivity is something that Justin is still struggling with. [42:45] - We talk about fidget items and the need for them. [44:04] - Justin shares that he does not get restful sleep.   [47:31] - Justin looks to the future.

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ADHD reWired’s 200th Episode!

Our 200th episode is coming up, and I’d like you to be a part of it.  Do you have a great ADHD story, poem, or song?  It could be funny, triumphant, inspiring, or even cringe-worthy.  Record yourself using a voice recording or memo app on your smartphone.  Submissions are due no later than December 19th.  You can email me the mp3 file at Eric@EricTivers.com and put “#200” in the subject line.  

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 11th season of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group starts on January 8th, and it is already full!  Our 12th season starts April 16th and registration starts January 16th.  To learn more, go to http://CoachingReWired.com.

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

Want to be a guest?

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194 | Brett Smith Boredom and Grace

Nov 29, 2017 01:07:27

Description:

Brett Smith joins me on this episode. Brett is a real estate broker in Austin, Texas who was diagnosed at the age of 42.  This diagnosis came after struggling with job change after job change after job change.  

About two years ago, Brett took a job in software sales, and he noticed “the cycle.”  After a Google search, he realized he needed to explore the possibility that he has ADHD.  Through Driven to Distraction,  He recognized he experienced things everyone does, but the connection between these things.

In this conversation, you will hear how Brett has experienced some clarity since he started implementing strategies for managing his ADHD.  Brett also talks about failure, and he says that “Acceptance has a period at the end of the sentence.  Grace has an ellipses.”  Listen to our conversation and Brett will explain that what you’re experiencing is totally normal, and you can take control of it and empower yourself by getting the right tools and structure.  

You’ll Learn:

[04:42] - We talk about mountain biking, and Brett explains why it is his meditation. [08:36] - Brett tells his ADHD story, which involves a lot of career changes. [16:35] - Brett describes the feeling of “boring.” [19:03] - Brett talks about his troubles with email. [27:38] - Brett recalls his conversation with his friend that prompted him to get serious about ADHD and treatment.  He explains why he changed his mind about medication. [30:53] - Brett shares his “AHA!” moment. [31:53] - Brett talks about email strategies he’s implemented. I suggest he prints his email. [33:57] - Brett shares that people don’t have a great understanding of how ADHD manifests.   [40:02] - Brett is “aggressively” trying to figure out how to handle the impact of his ADHD.  He describes the changes he has made. [47:21] - Russell Barkley talks about building external structures. Brett talks about using Evernote and Todoist. [49:55] - Brett explains how he handles his failures.   [52:30] - Brett geeks out about Todoist. [57:05] - We talk about acceptance and grace.   [59:00] - We rave over Gary Keller’s book, The ONE Thing.

Your Resources:

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder - Edward M. Hallowell M.D. and John J Ratey M.D. Carl Pullein Working With Todoist Series The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results - Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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193 | Stephanie Sammons Music and Money

Nov 22, 2017 01:07:58

Description:

Stephanie Sammons joins me on this episode of the podcast.  Stephanie is a certified financial planner, the founder of Sammons Wealth, an independent wealth management firm.  Stephanie is also a best-selling author, speaker, and recording singer-songwriter.  Stephanie was a member of our most recent ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  Stephanie’s songs go right to the heart of what a lot of us are feeling on a regular basis.  

In this conversation, you will hear an interesting mixture of music and money!  While wearing her certified financial planner hat, Stephanie talks about wealth and why money is such a complex issue for many of us.  Stephanie believes the foundation for financial success is planning. She shares some tips for planning and describes the things you should be doing before investing.  Stephanie also talks about her ADHD diagnosis, and she plays some of her incredible music that she has written.

Connect with Stephanie Sammons:

Website: SammonsWealth.com
Website: StephSammonsMusic.com
Twitter - @StephSammons
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniesammons
Facebook - Facebook.com/sammonswealth

You’ll Learn:

[03:37] - Stephanie explains the meaning behind her song, Record Time.   [04:18] - Stephanie performs the song.   [06:34] - Stephanie elaborates further on the lyrics of the song.   [07:44] - Stephanie was diagnosed at 43, and she explains what her life was like at that point in time. [10:13] - Stephanie plays “Who I Am,” which is a song about acceptance and redemption.   [15:40] - Stephanie realized at the age of 15 that she is gay.  She draws a parallel to ADHD and loving who you are. [19:33] - Being a financial planner and having ADHD is a pretty impressive accomplishment. Stephanie talks about this.  [21:59] - Stephanie defines “wealth” and talks more about her career. [30:20] - Many of us find money to be boring and complex. Stephanie explains that many people take an apathetic approach to money.   [31:39] - Stephanie talks about the importance of planning.   [32:44] - Stephanie lists some questions a financial planner will ask you. [34:34] - According to Stephanie, you don’t know if you’re saving enough money until you know where you want to be and when you want to retire.   [39:43] - Stephanie shares an action step for financial planning, automation. [42:56] - Stephanie explains what an index fund is. [45:09] - Before you start thinking about investing, there are other things you should do. Stephanie tells you how to lay the groundwork.   [47:38] - Stephanie talks about the larger purchase in life.   [51:18] - The best advice Stephanie ever received was, “Don’t use credit cards.”   [52:58] - We talk about college and the climbing costs.   [55:00] - Stephanie talks about the “buckets” you should start saving in. [59:29] - Stephanie describes her ideal client.

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Productivity Q&A

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192 | Live Q & A Oct 2017

Nov 15, 2017 01:17:41

Description:

This episode is the recording of October’s live Q&A. These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month. The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live. I am joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.

In this conversation, you will hear us answer several questions. We talk about productivity tips, techniques, and resources. We also talk about follow-through and scheduling. A few of the questions are big-picture. Deborah has a partner with ADHD, and she feels frustrated by the same characteristics that she’s had in the past. Another listener asks how to handle a partner that sees an ADHD diagnosis as a stigma. We received lots of great questions, and I’d love to answer your question in our November live Q&A.

You’ll Learn: [03:50] - Daniel asks for tips for writing notes during conversations. [11:02] - Deborah shares that her partner has ADHD and she is feeling frustration with the characteristics he’s exhibiting. [18:42] - Jordan asks about setting up accountability when living alone. [24:17] - Marisol has trouble with putting away clothes. She asks for suggestions in this area. [30:17] - Brendan states that he plans to launch his podcast in mid-November. [39:25] - Janice asks for recommendations for calendars and to-do lists. [47:33] - Laura asks for tips refocusing after feeling emotionally sensitive. [50:44] - Nick wonders how to avoid getting derailed for an entire day when one aspect of the plan goes wrong. [54:04] - Melissa gets hyper-focused on things, but does not follow through. She wonders how to screen herself to determine if something is a good idea or a whim. [1:02:04] - We answer a question on making time for meditation. [1:02:55] - A listener asks a question about managing money. [1:05:02] - Jos asks about scheduling projects with other people. [1:09:10] - I share tips on accomplishing a full reset. [1:10:24] - Brendan shares some thoughts on a partner that sees a diagnosis as a stigma. Your Resources:

Livescribe Pen
Asana
Mint Budget App
Doodle.com

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Productivity Q&A

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191 | What You Might Not Know About ADHD reWired Coaching Groups

Nov 7, 2017 01:28:02

Description:

This week, I am joined by three guests.  What you will hear is a behind-the-scenes and insightful perspective of ADHD reWired and our coaching groups.  Joining me on the episode are Brendan Mahen, Kat Hoyer, and Cassandra Tower.  

In this conversation, you will hear Brendan, Kat, Cassandra, and me talk about the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  You will hear them share the changes they have seen in others and themselves through this group.  If you would like more information on the 11th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group, which starts on January 8th, go to http://CoachingreWired.com. Registration is open from November 14th through the 22nd.  

You’ll Learn:

[07:15] - Brendan, Kat, and Cassandra introduce themselves. [09:49] - Brendan talks about what prompted him to join the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  He shares what is the most useful component of the group for him. [11:54] - Brendan shares the growth that he has seen in himself through the group. [14:44] - Kat says that she had to have her mindset right when coming into the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.   [18:18] - Cassandra describes her entry into the group.   [26:09] - I talk about the time I considered doing two groups at once.  Brendan explains why he encouraged me to do it. [32:56] - Cassandra shares what it’s been like being part of the ADHD reWired team.   [36:57] - Cassandra’s ability to be concise with language really impresses me.  She shares how supportive voices encouraging strengths is powerful. [45:44] - Brendan talks about the struggles of being consistent in group coaching.  He explains what makes this group different in this area. [49:27] - Many people see these groups as classes.  We talk the flexibility in these groups. [53:31] - Brendan talks about a couple of people he connected with because of he encouraged them. [56:27] - I share that I am interested in starting a membership group for alumni.  I share why one of my previous attempts at this did not work. [58:10] - Early on in the group, we have participants write letters to their ADHD.  Kat explains why this is a powerful exercise. [1:01:13] - Cassandra shares some of the impressive growth that she has seen with Kat in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [1:06:47] - We share why community is so important.   [1:09:40] - We tell “the shiny bookcase” story. [1:16:00] - Cassandra shares what listeners should know about the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.

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Productivity Q&A

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190 | Emotions, Accepting ADHD, and Productivity as a Feeling with Noelle Matteson

Oct 31, 2017 01:18:18

Description:

Noelle Matteson joins me on this week’s episode of ADHD reWired.  Noelle has lived in various places around the United States and the world.  Her background is mostly in writing and publishing.  She has an M.A. in Shakespeare Studies, and she has published a short book on the Civil Rights Movement, The Freedom Rides and Alabama: A Guide to Key Events and Places, Context, and Impact.  Noelle currently writes for Healthy Place’s blog, Living with Adult ADHD.

In this conversation, you will hear Noelle share her ADHD story.  Like most of these stories, this starts back with Noelle in school.  Because of her success in school and the structure of her schooling, she did not recognize her ADHD symptoms.  She talks about a therapist identifying these symptoms, her reaction to this news, and her experiences with medication. 

 

Connect with Noelle Matteson:

Twitter - @NoelleVivante

Blog - http://noellevivante.wordpress.com

Blog - Living with Adult ADHD

 

You’ll Learn:

● [07:30] - Noelle shares her background with us.  She talks about a therapist identifying her ADHD symptoms. She explains that her first reaction to this news was “shock.” ● [12:35] - At that time, Noelle was looking for work and her therapist.  Her therapist shared with her that her ADHD was holding her back in this effort to get a job. ● [16:06] - Noelle talks about meeting her psychiatrist and trying medications for her ADHD. ● [18:16] - Noelle shares her religious background and how this shaped her opinions on medication. ● [27:14] - Noelle talks about being overwhelmed with how the medication helped her. ● [31:08] - Noelle points out that she needs to remember that she still has ADHD and those tendencies, even when she’s on medication. ● [33:28] - Noelle talks about moving from being overwhelmed to the point of acceptance.  ● [34:47] - Noelle did well in school, and she explained why this fact, and the structure of her schooling, led to her not recognizing her ADHD symptoms. ● [37:27] - Noelle started on medication in April.  She talks about how it is impacting her life now. ● [45:27] - Noelle shares her list. ● [57:33] - Noelle talks about productivity and organization. ● [1:00:48] - Noelle explains what productivity “feels like” to her. ● [1:04:18] - Coming back from breaks can be difficult, and Noelle talks about this step in productivity. ● [1:08:28] - Noelle is now thinking ahead, and she discusses some of her aspirations and goals.

 

Your Resources:
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results - Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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189 | She Wasn't Always This Focused with Rosa Swann

Oct 24, 2017 01:13:10

Description:

Rosa Swann has been a full-time romance author for two years. She starting writing romance novels while she was working on her master's degree. Rosa believes in happy endings and making choices that make you happy. She spends most of her day behind the computer, but does all of her planning on paper, because she’ll forget about it otherwise. Having been diagnosed with both ADHD and Autism a decade ago, she has been able to control her brain with a lot of planning and tactics. Recently, she has started to share some of her tactics on her blog.

In this conversation, you will hear Rosa talk about being diagnosed with ADHD and Autism. She explains how they both affect her, and how she has gone about treating both of these diagnoses. We talk a lot about Rosa’s career as a romantic novel author, and how she organizes her work and accomplishes her tasks on a daily basis.

Connect with Rosa Swann: Rosa’s Blog

You’ll Learn: [10:19] - Rosa was diagnosed with ADHD and Autism at the same time. She explains that she first focused on Autism. [12:48] - Rosa describes how she is affected by Autism. [14:25] - While Rosa was diagnosed ten years ago, she just started taking medication. She explains why she waited. [17:09] - Rosa describes being on medication as “interesting.” [19:27] - Rosa talks about writing romantic novels and the paradox of that with her Autism. [22:21] - Rosa explains how she got into writing romance novels. [24:26] - Rosa takes us on her journey through academia. [29:00] - Rosa describes herself as a workaholic. [37:05] - Rosa talks about her scheduling and task completion with her writing. [43:44] - Rosa talks about staying focused on her tasks throughout the day. She shares what has helped her. [47:09] - According to Rosa, her sleep has been “good” since she started taking medication. [51:30] - Rosa talks about using a Hobonichi planner. [57:25] - Rosa explains how her plans have backup plans. [1:00:46] - Rosa describes how she bounces back if something doesn’t go as planned. [1:05:41] - Rosa talks about her reading habits. Your Resources:

Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels, Explained - Maya Rodale

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

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Productivity Q&A

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188| Life is Like a Box of... ooh Chocolate with Steven Mazure

Oct 17, 2017 01:30:32

Description:

Steve Mazure was diagnosed with ADHD in June of 2016, and since the diagnosis, everything has changed. Steve has been on a journey of growth and self-discovery.  He is now learning to accept who he is and he’s letting go of the person he was trying to be.

In this conversation, you will hear Steve share his story of being diagnosed with ADHD and decided to start a chocolate company.  He talks about the aspects of running a business that he struggles with, and I share some tips with him that will hopefully help him overcome these barriers.

Connect with Steve Mazure:

Website - Freespir.com

You’ll Learn:

[05:27] - Steve describes the process of being diagnosed and treated for ADHD. [09:40] - Steve talks about going “all in” with his treatment of ADHD.   [10:49] - Steve is currently home-schooling his 13-year old daughter and seeing some ADHD traits in her. [16:52] - Steve shares some of his life developments since being diagnosed with ADHD, including starting a chocolate company. [19:54] - Steve describes where he is with his business, right now. [24:58] - We talk about the challenge of shipping. [27:50] - Steve talks about challenges with his business. [29:42] - Steve talks about his plans for his business he’d like to accomplish in the next year. [36:49] - We discuss Steve’s preparation for events like farmer's markets. [43:55] - Steve talks about wanting to introduce online marketing for his company, but feeling some reservations about going for it right now. [49:20] - We talk about pseudo-verbs and starting the process to complete tasks. [54:12] - We discuss designating blocks in a schedule to accomplish tasks and not letting other tasks displace them.   [1:01:25] - Steve says he is a “build the momentum” type of person.   [1:02:50] - We talk about ways to kill our executive function, including a lack of sleep. [1:09:30] - Steve shares what he would like to take action on after this conversation. [1:16:27] - One week later, Steve joins me to talk about the chocolates he sent me and the progress he’s made with sleep since our last recording.

Your Resources:
The Fizzle
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results - Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Rescue Time
Sleep Cycle

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187 | It only took 65 years - with Anne Hougas

Oct 10, 2017 01:04:20

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

On this week’s episode of ADHD reWired, I am joined by Anne Hougas. Anne is a 65-year old who had “normal” problems growing up.  Her family members have been diagnosed with ADHD.  It was not until recently that Anne realized that she too, has ADHD.  

In this conversation, you will hear Anne share her life experiences.  Anne talks about her family and being raised by parents that perhaps had ADHD.  She also shares her relationship history with three marriages.  Anne was a pleasure to talk with, and I think you’re going to enjoy this conversation.

You’ll Learn:

[07:32] - Anne talks about her family life, growing up. This includes her school performance. [12:47] - Anne explains that there was a lack of support because of her home life. [15:05] - I explain that the “it must be me” voice never goes away. [16:02] - Anne talks about her experience in high school, which included moving and going from six to two hundred peers in her classes. [18:36] - After her move, Anne found a group of friends and she explains her social activities and how that helped her come out of her shell. [20:58] - Anne talks about her relationship history in this stage of her life. [23:14] - Anne talks about moving to Wisconsin and her short college experience. [24:05] - Anne describes her social life during this stage of her life and meeting her first husband.   [27:44] - Anne talks about meeting her second husband.   [34:00] - Anne moves to Ohio and her second marriage ends. She talks about meeting her current husband. [41:49] - Anne talks about her husband recognizing that she may have ADHD and her parents possibly having ADHD. [54:54] - Anne thinks back to learning that her childhood and relationship with her parents is not everyone’s experience. [56:47] - Anne talks about her work history and enjoying temporary employment. [58:26] - Anne recently started taking Adderall.  She talks about this experience.

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186 | One week after brain surgery - hope, courage and the power of laughter: Tom & Yvonne Nardone

Oct 3, 2017 01:36:55

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

This week, I am pleased to be joined by Tom Nardone. Tom is not only a friend to ADHD reWired and the ADHD community, but someone who really has become one of my best friends.  Tom is the voice of courage, humility, and bravery.  On September 19th, Tom had a brain surgery to try to remove a tumor from the part of his brain that deals with his speech.  His speech has been affected.  Tom and his wife, Yvonne, join me about a week after Tom’s surgery.

In this conversation, you will hear details from Tom on his recent brain cancer diagnosis and surgery.  Tom explains his speech issues, and what it’s like to adapt to those changes.  Tom also shares how this situation has changed his perspective on life.  

Connect with Tom Nardone:

The Tom Nardone Show
GoFundMe Campaign

You’ll Learn:

[08:32] - Tom talks about recording and releasing a podcast episode shortly after his brain surgery. [11:46] - Tom shares what he remembers about the day of the surgery. [15:05] - I explain how I used my conversation with Tom as a scenario with my coaching group. Tom tells the story of this medical issue. [23:25] - Tom says that finding an entertainment niche without formal education. [24:23] - Tom explains what it is like to speak now and shares his outlook on his situation. [42:56] - Tom talks about a country singer that stutters, but when he sings, his speech is not impacted at all.   [46:22] - When Tom was in the hospital, he made the nurses download his podcast. [50:12] - Tom talks about how this experience has changed his perspective. [57:18] - Tom shares that he hates going to the doctor’s office, usually. But he has had a very pleasant experience with the medical care he received in this process. [58:08] - Tom explains his current outlook on life, which is quite inspiring. [1:00:54] - I share my observation on Yvonne’s role in Tom’s communication.  Tom shares the role she has played in his life recently despite her medical issues. [1:03:16] - Tom thanks the community for their support during this time. [1:06:35] - I took notes during our conversation, and I ask Tom to sing the words I had trouble understanding. We also work though the word “gigabyte.” [1:14:54] - Yvonne talks about enjoying some of this process. [1:17:14] - Yvonne has been talking with several people about helping set up a crowdfunding campaign.  

Your Resources:

Chasing Kites: A Memoir About Growing Up With ADHD - Tom Nardone


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185 | Finding Belonging with Shauna Heron

Sep 26, 2017 01:06:39

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Shauna Heron joins me on this episode.  Shauna is a wedding photographer, entrepreneur, mom, world traveler, game streamer, techno-nerd who just recently found out that she has ADHD. After 44 years, Shauna was researching information to support her 7-year old son with ADHD; she started to have that sneaking suspicion that she had found the answer to her life-long question, “What the (bleep) is wrong with me?!”

In this discussion, you will hear Shauna’s interesting and unique life story.  She talks about her childhood, her involvement in the punk scene, and running away as a teenager.  She had an interest in technology, which led to a well-paying job before she decided to move to Europe.  Shauna details her addiction to hard drugs and what the recover process looked like for her.  This is a fascinating story, and I am excited to share it with you.

Connect with Shauna Heron:

Website - http://shaunaheron.com

You’ll Learn:

[05:25] - I share the bio I wrote for Shauna’s introduction. [06:42] - Shauna starts by talking about her childhood, not fitting in, finding “her people,” and running away from home as a teenager. [11:23] - Shauna talks about her job at the age of 18 and deciding she wanted to move to Europe. [13:38] - Shauna describes moving in with a friend that was struggling with a heroin addiction.  She talks about her first time using hard drugs. We talk about the seriousness of heroin and other hard drugs. [17:29] - Shauna talks about what prompted her to stop doing these drugs. [19:35] - Shauna describes her life in Holland and living on the streets.  She tells the story of a police officer convincing her to move back to the US and completing her education. [23:50] - After finishing college and securing a job, Shauna purchased her first house. [25:38] - Shauna talks about walking away from her past and being able to move beyond situations. [26:42] - Shauna talks about streaming video games, making money from that, and its impact on her life. [33:52] - Shauna shares her experience with hiring a life coach. [35:53] - We talk about the shame we can feel when it comes to video games. [39:38] - Shauna explains how video games can be an outlet for community. [49:08] - We discuss a Maya Angelou quote. [52:43] - Shauna talks about her “superpower” and how her past has made her who she is. [55:04] - Shauna shares her AA 12-step experience.  The recovery process can vary for each person, and it involves a lot of luck.

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184 | ADHD reWired September Live Q&A

Sep 19, 2017 01:20:52

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

This episode is the recording of September’s live Q&A.  These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  I am joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.

In this episode, we cover a variety of topics.  Some questions are about adolescents with ADHD, from morning routines to college applications.  We also talk about managing emotions during hormonal changes, weight loss with ADHD, managing anxiety and excitement, and many more topics. Be sure to sign up for a reminder for our next ADHD reWired Live Q&A at http://erictivers.com/events.

You’ll Learn:

[06:03] - Several people asked questions about managing anxiety that results from their ADHD.  I explain that anxiety and ADHD can go together and I share a personal experience. [10:08] - Carolyn asks a question about emotions during hormonal changes.   [12:10] - Sarah asks about losing weight with ADHD.  We share some of our struggles with food. [18:57] - I answer a question about controlling excitement when feelings are triggered. I explain that ADHD is a disorder of self-regulation and share some tips on managing these situations. [26:30] - A live viewer expresses concerns over her son’s boredom and performance at school.  We share some tips on helping me manage how he feels about school. [34:21] - Donald has ADHD and will be returning to college.  He asks for advice on breaking perfectionism and working efficiently. [41:58] - We answer a question about a gifted child with inattentive type ADHD who is a high school senior and facing college applications and preparation for college. Both parents also have ADHD.  We share some thoughts and provide tips on this entire process. [47:48] - Linda joins the call and shares that her 9-year-old daughter struggles with the morning routine.  I share how my parents handled that situation and some suggestions for Linda’s situation. [58:10] - Craig asks about avoiding procrastination.  We attempt to pull Craig out of shame. He joins the call to provide more details.  

Your Resources:

How to ADHD YouTube Channel

Time Timer

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183 | A Bus Full of ADHDers with Bonnie Mincu

Sep 12, 2017 01:10:27

Description:

Bonnie Mincu joins me on this episode. Bonnie spent 23 years in a Fortune 50 corporation as a marketing manager, training manager, executive coach, and organizational development consultant. She left her consulting firm in 2000 to do similar work on her own. But, without the structure of fast-paced deadlines, she found herself floundering and avoiding her desk. This was when she discovered she has ADHD. She built her business around coaching and training individual ADHD clients. Since starting Thrive ADHD in 2001, Bonnie has developed a number of training tools and programs.

In this conversation, you will hear Bonnie list and describe the characters that she has developed. These characters are riding the bus in our brains and take turns driving the bus.  You will also learn how these characters can impact each other.  Bonnie is launching a new membership-based training program called, Productivity PathFinder.

Connect with Bonnie Mincu:

ProductivityPathfinder.com

You’ll Learn:

[06:12] - Bonnie explains a new concept that involves a way of thinking of your brain, and characters in your brain. [07:12] - Bonnie says we frequently use terms to describe what is happening, but they aren’t accurate. She provides an example of this with procrastination. [09:36] - Bonnie describes characters in your brain. You will meet Steady Eddie, Whiny Winnie, Impatient Iggy, Overwhelmed Oscar, and Emotional Emma and the personalities all of these characters have. [21:08] - Bonnie talks about time sense and being able to estimate the amount of time a task will take. [24:10] - Bonnie explains that she does not have a poor time sense, which led to her not realizing she had ADHD. [24:58] - Bonnie continues listing characters, describing Helpless Hannah and Critical Calvin. [32:10] - We talk about decision making and the cause of difficulties in this process. [33:35] - Bonnie explains how these characters can interact and how to bring certain characters to the forefront in situations. [38:40] - Bonnie describes Disorganized Derek, and she explains the cause of disorganization, and its impact on people that don’t want to be disorganized. [43:01] - Bonnie explains the four quadrants of organization. [44:35] - We discuss the idea of multi-tracking vs. multitasking. [49:58] - Bonnie shares a secret on what she calls a “weird obsession.” [51:07] - We come up with a character that Bonnie may be missing, Distracted Dave. [52:28] - Bonnie describes Emotional Emma and the role Critical Calvin plays in Emma’s actions. [54:30] - I address the fear of being judged. [57:53] - Bonnie shares a tip for managing shame. [59:28] - Bonnie talks about visual images for these characters she has developed. [1:00:38] - Bonnie talks about Productivity Pathfinder. Your Resources:

Jia Jiang Ted Talk

10% Happier - Dan Harris

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182 | I Got This with Rich Schramm

Sep 5, 2017 01:13:51

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Rich Schramm is a seasoned technology executive, entrepreneur, and software development expert with over 25-years in information and technology. He is also the father of three kids with ADHD.  Rich is putting his experience and skills to use in creating a tool to manage ADHD families, called I Got This. I Got This is an app, a community, and a mission to change the story of ADHD.

In this conversation, Rich shares some of his story and his personal experiences that led to the development of his app.  The app is not yet live but in beta.  In addition to sharing what some of the nuts and bolts of his app are, he talks about some of the challenges of working on this project.  Rich also describes how working on this project has been a journey for him, personally and professionally.

Connect with Rich Schramm:

App Website - http://igotthis.com

You’ll Learn:

[05:55] - Rich talks about the challenge of predicting timeframes when working on new projects. [08:09] - We talk about perfectionism and how this can hold back a project. [10:27] - Rich explains how he communicates with the off-shore team that is helping him with I Got This. [14:26] - Rich explains how he manages meetings with off-shore leaders. He also talks about overcoming language and cultural barriers. [22:26] - Rich talks about his family and how their needs shaped his app. [26:15] - Rich describes the app’s failsafe notification system.  [30:45] - Rich explains how the app gives token rewards. [32:23] - Rich talks about the guide and two-torials for parents that help with setting up tasks. [43:13] - Rich describes how this project has been a journey, personally. [44:37] - Rich explains how this project has helped him overcome fear and helped change his view of humanity. [49:57] - Rich talks about going through programs with a life coach to help identify the things that held him back, personally and professionally. [55:40] - Rich shares why he views this product as a community. [1:01:36] - Rich explains that he intends to change the way people see ADHD.

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181 | Emotional Regulation and Shiny Objects with James Ochoa

Aug 29, 2017 01:07:37

Description:

This Week’s Episode: 

James Ochoa returns to the podcast on this episode. James is a licensed professional counselor and the author of Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD.  He is the founder and Director of the Life Empowerment Center in Austin, Texas. James offers action-focused counseling and executive coaching to help his clients discover ways to empower themselves in all areas of life.  His passion is treating the emotional distress of ADHD so clients can build their internal worlds using their imagination to manage their attention challenges.  

In this conversation, you will hear James talk about emotional regulation.  He discusses the concept of emotional distress syndrome and the stress model, which involves distress and eu stress.  James shares how micro-meditations in the middle of the day create the activation of the kinesthetic muscle and how that activity helps keep us in balance.  He shares how slowing down actions by 25% at any given moment puts the mind in a state of pause and contemplation.  You will hear helpful strategies that are customizable and easy to implement.   

Connect with James Ochoa: 

Website - JamesOchoa.com 
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-ochoa-4419274/ 
Twitter - @ADHDInsights 

You’ll Learn: 

[04:02] - I share what has been going on in my life, which includes a recent move, working on becoming a minimalist, and trying to find an office space.  [17:00] - James shares that he has been diving into the emotional distress of ADHD. He explains that this is a balancing factor.    [20:03] - James shares that he came up with the concept of emotional distress syndrome, a low-grade post traumatic stress.    [21:07] - James would like people with ADHD to think about the stress model from a two component system, distress and eu stress.   [23:13] - James talks about handling eu stress and moving forward.  [25:41] - I share that I recently listened to a guided meditation with poor audio quality and I was able to shape this into a really good experience.   [27:12] - James talks about elevating meditation to a higher level of need.    [33:19] - James shares that as he walks on the beach, he will close his eyes.  He explains that it helps keep him connected to himself.   [35:00] - James talks about Emotional Distress Syndrome. He explains micro-traumas and why it is critical to understand them.  [37:36] - James states that it is important to customize and personalize strategies that work.  [42:24] - James explains the shiny object du jour.  [47:51] - James would like to develop a professional consultation model, and he talks about this.   [51:50] - James talks about a new podcast series he is working on. It will be called “The Complex.”   [56:24] - James follows up on our conversation when he was on the ADHD reWired Hot Seat the last time he was on the podcast.   [59:41] - James shares that exercise has been difficult for him and customized short-term goals have helped him. 

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180 | Can't change the past, only our understanding of it: with Jo Meleca-Voigt

Aug 22, 2017 01:13:33

Description:

Jo Meleca-Voigt returns to the podcast on this episode. Jo is a teacher and she last came on the podcast right after being diagnosed with ADHD and starting medication.  

In this conversation, you will hear Jo describe the last year of her life since we last spoke.  She has had some opportunities in her professional career to advocate for students with ADHD.  She shares how this has helped her in her own journey.

Jo shares some of the strategies that she has implemented in the last year.  Although a component of a strategy may not work, that doesn't necessarily mean the entire strategy does not have beneficial pieces.  We also discuss loss in this conversation, as Jo recently lost someone to suicide.  This situation brought back memories of her childhood and she explains how she is dealing with this loss.  

Connect with Jo Meleca-Voigt:

Adult Onset Runner YouTube Channel

Email - adultonsetrunner@gmail.com

You’ll Learn:

[06:23] - Jo shares how the last year has been life-changing and career-changing. [08:00] - Jo talks about the support she received at work after her diagnosis.  [09:19] - Jo led a group of students with ADHD to support each other. [12:28] - Jo saw herself in an individual student, and she explains how this student’s life changed after diagnosis. [15:28] - Jo explains how being an advocate has changed her.  [18:01] - Jo describes how the way that she viewed herself as a kid helped her work with students with ADHD. [19:44] - Someone Jo knew recently committed suicide.  She explains how this situation brought back some memories of something that happened in her childhood. [28:21] - Jo describes how she is dealing with this loss. [36:00] - Jo clarifies some of her statements from earlier in the discussion. [40:04] - Jo lists some strategies that she has implemented in the last year. [43:48] - Jo shares how things have changed in her relationship with her wife since her diagnosis.  [45:47] - We talk about the “mail monster.”  Jo explains her method of sorting mail. [47:51] - Every strategy has a piece that doesn’t work, and we fall into an “all or nothing” mindset and dismiss those strategies that have beneficial pieces. [51:31] - Jo explains how she prepares students for the world they are going to live in.  [55:46] - We discuss the difficulties of grocery shopping.  [1:02:24] - Jo talks about the things that have surprised her since her ADHD diagnosis. 

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179 | Creating Balance with Jim Klopman

Aug 15, 2017 01:15:53

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Jim Klopman is an innovator in other industries, Jim says that his brain damage, ADHD, and Dyslexia are blessings that free his mind to see tech advances before others. Jim developed the SlackBow Balanced Training System to improve and maintain his own athletic performance.  Jim believes a fit human balance system is the key to maintaining physical and psychological success in all areas of life.

In this conversation, you will hear Jim explain the importance of balance and the human balance system.  He explains how, through technology and other modern ways of living, we have diminished balance abilities.  Jim shares how strengthening the human balance system, you can calm your whole system and how this can help you in life, and specifically with ADHD.

Connect with Jim Klopman:

Website - SlackBow.com

You’ll Learn:

[06:17] - Jim explains the SlackBow Balanced Training System. [07:46] - Jim talks about the human balance system and the sensors that make up this system.   [08:48] - Jim sees a correlation between extreme sports and ADD.  He shares his opinion on why this is the case. [09:43] - We talk about balance and counter-balance. [14:06] - Jim explains why he calls it “the balance system” and explains why this is a set of systems. [18:12] - Jim shares his background, which includes brain injury, dyslexia, and ADHD. He also describes his diagnosis experience. [24:03] - Jim talks about his ADHD journey after his diagnosis. [32:27] - Jim explains the brain-body connection and concussions. [35:31] - Jim provides some examples of balance training that you can do at home. [40:40] - Jim explains why balance training can help in life and with ADHD. [47:22] - Jim shares how to calm your whole system. [49:05] - We discuss vision, peripheral vision, and visual overstimulation. [54:24] - I talk about my dad’s balance issues.  Jim provides me with some ideas that could help him. [1:00:06] - Jim explains how a nerve stimulator can help with balance. [1:05:45] - Jim talks about what he is working on with his business.

 

Your Resources:

SlackBow Balanced Training System

Balance is Power: Improve Your Body’s Balance to Perform Better, Live Longer, and Look Younger - Jim Klopman

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results - Gary Keller and Jay Papasan


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178 | Productive Parenting Live Q & A June 2017 with Brendan Mahan

Aug 8, 2017 01:40:04

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

On the 2nd Tuesday of every month, we do a live Q&A.  This episode is a recording of the June Live Q&A.  If you are listening to this episode the day it’s released, tune into August’s Live Q&A at 12:30pm at http://EricTivers.com/events.

On this episode, I’m joined by Brendan Mahan. This is Brendan’s third appearance on the podcast.  Brendan is an ADHD coach and speaker.  He is currently a special education teacher.  He understands ADHD from as an insider, as well as from the perspective of an educator.

In this conversation, you will hear Brendan, and I answer listener questions, primarily on parenting.  We cover a variety of topics on children and adolescents with ADHD.  We talk about diagnosis, medication, and everything that goes along with parenting with ADHD and parenting a child with ADHD.

Connect with Brendan Mahan:

Website - ADHDEssentials.com

You’ll Learn: [06:20] - Brendan talks about “the wall of awful.” [08:45] - We talk about the danger in asking our children, “Why did you do that?” [10:39] - Brendan shares his thoughts on lying. [14:39] - VJ asks about the appropriate age for diagnosing ADHD and the role of parents in this process, specifically parents with ADHD. [19:40] - We talk about how ADHD affects us as parents. [22:40] - Marisol asks about consistency in the house and chores. [38:29] - Brene Brown wrote about “the wholehearted parenting manifesto,” and I read a passage. [42:39] - I share one of my most non-proud Daddy moments. [44:36] - A few people asked questions about summer scheduling and structure. Brendan and I both have experience as a camp counselor, and we share some thoughts on theming and structure. [49:44] - VJ asks about the appropriate time for speaking with a pediatrician about an ADHD diagnosis. [52:27] - Steven reports he is seeing signs of ADHD in his daughter and has questions about diagnosis. [59:20] - We talk about fidget spinners and alternatives. [1:02:57] - Marisol asks for strategies for her daughter, who has impulse control issues during angry outbursts. [1:11:43] - Brendan and I share our opinions on video games causing ADHD. [1:13:50] - We talk about the importance of information and education for people recently diagnosed with ADHD. [1:15:28] - We answer a question about getting a teenager to understand the importance of taking medication. [1:18:39] - Brendan talks about medication diversion. [1:23:08] - Brendan and I have an idea, and we share some information and ask for your feedback.   [1:33:56] - Brendan explains why he feels that parents yell “too quick” and he shares how to start at a lower tier.

Your Resources:

ChorePad
The Tangle
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD - John F. Taylor

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177 | Blue Shame Shoes: Thomas Wandall

Aug 1, 2017 01:15:43

Description:

Thomas Wandall joins me on this episode of ADHD reWired.  Thomas is a listener of this podcast and was recently diagnosed with the inattentive presentation of ADHD. Thomas has lived in the Bay Area of California since 1995 and has a variety of interests.  He enjoys mountain climbing, bike building, novel writing, painting, crisis counseling, and shoe-making. He enjoys the hands-on nature of his work. He owns a shoe-making and repair business. He also struggles with broken deadlines and unfinished shoes, which he calls “shame shoes.”

In this conversation, you will hear Thomas explain different tasks that he has difficulty with in his business as a shoe-maker.  A major area of difficulty for Thomas is time estimates and finishing work within deadlines.  Thomas and I talk through his systems, and I provide him with some suggestions to adapt these systems to help him be successful in these areas.

Connect with Thomas Wandall

ThomasWandall.com

You’ll Learn: [04:51] - Thomas explains his history and experience as a crisis counselor.   [06:53] - Thomas was diagnosed just a month before the recording of this episode. He explains why he was evaluated. [08:35] - Thomas wrote (and finished) a novel, a mountaineering ghost story.  He talks about the story he constructed. [10:32] - Thomas explains how he got into shoe-making.   [12:07] - Thomas describes what has allowed him to be a successful entrepreneur. [14:24] - Thomas shares the process of his business.  He explains why he tries to NOT answer the phone and struggles with returning calls. [17:35] - Because phone calls are such an issue for Thomas, we consider the benefit and value of hiring someone to answer and make calls.   [22:36] - Thomas explains how he gives time estimates to customers. He describes his prioritization techniques.  I give Thomas a suggestion on creating short-term progress benchmarks. [26:18] - Thomas shares the physical systems he uses to organize different orders. I give him some ideas on this organization and share my own techniques of under-promising and over-delivering. [30:32] - We talk about the idea of working “slow” into the business slogan. [32:34] - Thomas tells a story about clown shoes, which have become his shame shoes. [39:18] - I share some ideas for Alex to deal with his shame shoes and the customer who owns these shoes. [52:20] - I talk about the five-second miracle and how this practice can help us complete a task. [59:05] - Thomas shares what his next action-steps are, and I issue a “preposterous” challenge for Thomas.

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Short - Last Day of Registration and making sense of a $12,000 mistake

Jul 25, 2017 13:32

Description:

July 25th is the last day to register for the 10th season of ADHD reWired Coaching & Accountability Group.
To learn more: www.CoachingreWired.com
To schedule your registration interview: www.meetme.so/adhdrewired

 

176 | Bending the world to our ADHD with Diann Wingert

Jul 18, 2017 01:09:40

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Diann Wingert is a licensed psychotherapist, master certified coach, parent of adult children with ADHD, and she has ADHD herself. After many years of “dancing with denial,” she was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of sixty. Diann specializes in coaching high-functioning but under-achieving adults with ADHD.

In this conversation, you will hear Diann discuss her personal history with ADHD and her recent diagnosis at the age of sixty. For years, this diagnosis didn’t seem possible, as she excelled in so many areas that her child with ADHD struggled in.  Diann also talks about the value and importance of coaching. She is a member of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group and shares why she joined the group and what she has gained from her involvement.

Connect with Diann Wingert:

Website - http://DiannWingertCoaching.com

You’ll Learn:

[10:12] - Diann talks about coaching, and she describes her history with acting as a coach. It was in our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group that Diann decided to focus on people with ADHD. [11:40] - Diann explains what she has learned about herself through coaching other people. She also shares why she enjoys working with entrepreneurs. [13:32] - Diann talks about her personal discovery of ADHD and labeling. [18:43] - Diann shares her career path.  She opens up about enjoying building things, but when it moves to the maintenance stage, she loses interest. [21:27] - Diann talks about her son being diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 8.  Because she excelled in the areas that her son struggled, she didn’t see how she could also have ADHD. [26:15] - Diann explains how she perceived herself with ADHD. [28:00] - When she joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group, Diann realized that she is a perfectionist. [30:33] - At times, Diann wishes that she would have dealt with her ADHD earlier.   [32:20] - Diann shares why she had an evaluation for ADHD at the age of 60. [41:37] - Diann and I talk about the idea of to “bending the world to you.” [47:14] - Diann explains why she joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group and what she has gained from this experience. [56:54] - Diann shares milestones on her path to acceptance. [1:01:01] - Diann is starting a podcast for women over 50 with ADHD.  She talks about the future launch of this podcast and her coaching program.

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175 | We're like-brained, not just like minded, with Kat Hoyer

Jul 11, 2017 01:12:46

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Kat Hoyer is a certified life and career coach. She offers personal and professional development workshops, retreats, and coaching. After spending 15 years in corporate America, Kat found herself at a personal and professional crossroads. Through a series of unexpected detours, she found her way to help people find their own success.

In this conversation, you will hear Kat share her ADHD story.  You will also hear two letters that she has written to her ADHD.  After losing three jobs in three years, Kat decided to start her own business.  She explains how she helps individuals “STEER” their own lives.  

Kat is part of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  She shares her experience in this group and explains why the lack of judgment in this group is so important.  She discusses working with accountability partners and the ROI that comes with a coaching group.

Connect with Kat Hoyer:

Email - kat@composecoaching.com Twitter - @Kat_Hoyer
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kat.hoyer

You’ll Learn:

[11:12] - Kat explains how she helps individuals “STEER” their own lives. She explains each aspect of the acronym. [12:21] - Kat discusses a letter that she recently wrote.   [14:20] - Kat shares how she discovered that she has ADHD. [22:04] - Kat is not currently medicated, and we talk about a misconception with dosages. [23:49] - Kat lost three jobs in three years and decided to start her own career coaching business. [26:57] - Kat explains why she joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [30:28] - Kat discusses the ROI that comes with a coaching group. [31:54] - Kat shares what she has learned from the ADHD reWired group that is helping her get her business off the ground. [33:51] - Kat reads her first letter to her ADHD. [38:42] - Kat reads her second letter to her ADHD. [40:21] - Kat shares why the lack of judgment in the ADHD reWired group is so important. [42:25] - Kat explains why she benefits from being around like-brained people. [43:40] - Sharing from her experience, Kat tells people what she wants to know about the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [51:23] - Kat shares how she works with her accountability partners. [53:07] - Kat talks about using block scheduling. [57:45] - Kat explains why the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is helping her put together a puzzle.

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174 | LGBTQIQA and Coming out ADHD

Jun 27, 2017 01:16:26

Description:

Dr. Abigail “Abi” Weissman joins me on this week’s episode. Abi is a clinical psychologist who calls herself an Empowering Supporter and a Self-Love Affirmer. Abi helps people who wish they could fulfill their queer, transgender, religious, liberal, polyamorous, and/or kink selves, but hold themselves back because they are scared they will be unloved, unemployed, and rejected by their loved ones and communities.  

In this conversation, you will hear Abi explain the LGBTQIQA acronym and why it is so important to individuals that identify with those classifications.  Abi tells her personal stories about coming out in both her sexuality and with ADHD. She explains why coming out as having ADHD was more difficult.  There is a high overlap with ADHD and people that identify as LGBTQIQA and Abi discusses this intersection.

Connect with Dr. Abigail Weissman:

Website: www.doctorabi.com

Phone: 619-403-5578

Email: info@doctorabi.com

You’ll Learn: [07:33] - We start this conversation by Abi defining “LGBTQIQA” and some of the other terms people use to identify themselves. [09:13] - Abi shares how she identifies herself. She explains these classifications. [11:46] - Abi explains how people can decide how to identify. [13:35] - Abi shares some terms of classification that are used and some of the difficulty in using these terms.   [18:21] - We talk about the series, “Transparent.” [19:17] - Abi shares her experience with coming out and how her family has handled this news. [22:01] - Abi explains what it’s like to come out every day. [26:17] - Abi is visiting this podcast today to come out of another closet.   [27:36] - Abi shares why she finds coming out as having ADHD more difficult than coming out as queer. She goes on to share how she discovered that she has ADHD. [30:03] - Abi talks about medication. [32:32] - Abi describes how much about herself she shares with her clients. [38:17] - Abi is going to a conference on conversion therapy and talks about this situation. [44:29] - We talk about the intersection of ADHD and LGBTQIQA. [56:28] - Abi explains why it is important to many people that each letter is in the acronym. [59:08] - Abi shares some safer sex practices for people with ADHD. [1:03:26] - We talk about organization and what we’d like to work on in the future. Your Resources:

Zynnyme.com

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173 | Autism, ADHD, Social Executive Functioning and Horses with Chris Neely

Jun 20, 2017 01:22:40

Description:

Chris Neely earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chris’ research focused on Autism and the family. Chris currently provides office-based, nature-based, and in-home psychotherapeutic services for individuals, families, couples, and groups affected by Autism and ADHD.  Chris co-owns Halcyon Mental Health in North Carolina.

In this conversation, you will hear Chris, and I discuss some of the similarities of ADHD and Autism.  We also consider techniques that are used with people with Autism and how those strategies can work with others.  Chris talks about the strength and challenge that comes with microexpressions.  At the end of the conversation, Chris shares information on equine therapy.  If you would like to hear the bonus content from this conversation, visit our Patreon page.

Connect with Chris Neely:

Website - CreateYourCalm.com

Email - chris@createyourcalm.com

You’ll Learn: [05:23] - Chris shares how he fell into his career. [09:11] - Chris shares his experience when he first took medication for his ADHD. [10:50] - Chris talks about the similarities between Autism and ADHD. This leads to a conversation on how these techniques and strategies can work for different people. [15:15] - Chris explains TEACH. Chris talks about this approach and why it makes sense to him. [20:57] - Chris is currently reading Neurotribes. He talks about the idea of the reframing of diagnoses. [23:24] - We discuss a study of individuals with a diagnosis of ADHD and have traits of Autism. This leads to us talking about the fidget spinner popularity.   [28:22] - Chris shares a personal story about not knowing how to do the appropriate thing in public.   [37:00] - People with Autism like predictable situations.  Chris and I talk about communication in social situations.   [43:41] - We talk about the rare cases that a person with ADHD can qualify for disability.  Chris explains how his diagnosis caused his life insurance policy to double in cost. [52:19] - Chris shares that the strength and challenge come with microexpressions. We discuss our struggles with remembering names and conducting phone calls. I share how not having to masquerade as “normal” has helped me be more normal. [1:06:37] - Tony Attwood talks about a large population of Americans with Asperger’s and Autism in China.  We share some thoughts on the reasons for this and talk more about social context and the necessary complex neurological processes. [1:10:05] - Chris explains why “just” is a four-letter word. [1:10:56] - Chris talks about equine therapy for individuals with Autism.    Your Resources:

Neurotribes - Steve Silberman

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172 | May Live Q&A

Jun 13, 2017 01:03:02

Description:

This week, we bring you a recorded session of a live ADHD Q&A session.  The recording you will hear on this episode is from the May session.  

If you are listening to this episode the day it is published, Tuesday, June 13th, you can participate in the June ADHD Q&A session!  It starts at 12:30pm Central. Go to EricTivers.com/events to register.  

Ryan McCrae joins me on this Q&A.  In this conversation, you will hear Ryan, and I share our thoughts and tips on the questions that were submitted before and during the recording of this episode.

Connect with Ryan McCrae:

Website - TheADHDNerd.com

You’ll Learn:

[05:14] - We talk about clutter and clutter control.  Ryan talks about decluttering in a neutral state.  I am preparing for a move with my family and having a decluttered space has simplified decisions for me.   [12:07] - We talk about the 5-minute rule and a 60-second clutter clearing exercise. [13:07] - A listener asks a question about academia, graduate school, and self-employment. [19:24] - Ryan talks about decision fatigue after a listener asks about switching between tasks.   [24:11] - A live viewer asks about keeping track of all of your ideas and avoiding forgetting them. [32:08] - Dennis asks about forming boundaries.  We talk about the need to say, “no.” [42:34] - A listener asks a question about shortening conversations and streamlining discussions. I have experienced this issue and share some of the strategies I have implemented. Ryan shares some techniques, as well. [47:10] - Jessica asks for tips on staying positive rather than focusing on past mistakes in work environments that focus on the bad ADHD traits. [55:07] - We talk about using an accountability partner.

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171| Strength and Positioning with Gabriel Villareal

Jun 6, 2017 01:04:26

Description:

Gabriel Villareal is a resident in counseling, soon to be a licensed practicing counselor in Virginia. He works part-time with a community agency that serves children and adolescents in crisis. He also runs his own part-time practice, specializing in ADHD.  Gabriel is the host of Informed Consent, a weekly podcast for incoming clinicians.  

In this conversation, you will hear Gabriel talk about how he helps the people he works with find their strengths.  Gabriel believes that ADHD is a gift and if he were given the opportunity “return” his ADHD, he wouldn’t.  Gabriel talks about resiliency, experimenting, and finding the balance of routine. You will also hear how Gabriel stays organized with his busy schedule.  

Connect with Gabriel Villareal:

Informed Consent Podcast

Website - Roanoke ADHD

You’ll Learn: [06:39] - Gabriel shares his background and explains how he got to where he is.   [10:59] - Gabriel talks about mastery and failure. [13:24] - Gabriel explains that there are lots of different skills and strengths that people with ADHD can have, but not all have them all the time. [16:27] - Gabriel talks about resiliency. He talks about the resiliency he was born with and what he has worked to develop. [17:39] - Gabriel shares how he helps the people he works with find their strengths. [19:08] - We talk about the idea of being able to “return” ADHD.   [25:11] - Gabriel addresses the idea that viewing ADHD as a “gift” is a mechanism to make ourselves feel less bad about this thing we have. [38:30] - Gabriel talks about experimenting in different areas. [41:13] - Gabriel shares how he does with relaxing. [45:46] - Gabriel talks about finding the balance of routine. [47:28] - Gabriel is involved in many endeavors and shares how he keeps his schedule organized. This leads to a discussion on managing a calendar. [52:28] - Gabriel talks about his podcast, Informed Consent. Your Resources:

All Dogs Have ADHD

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

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170 | Beyond the To Do list - Digital Distraction with Erik Fisher

May 30, 2017 01:05:30

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Erik Fisher has been producing his podcast, Beyond the To-Do List for more than four years.  His podcast focuses on productivity.  Erik is a social media manager at Social Media Examiner. He is also a member of the ADHD tribe.

In this conversation, you will hear Erik and I discuss a variety of productivity techniques and resources.  We share several productivity apps that might be a fit for you and your routines.  We talk about “the drug” of social media and how to keep social media usage in check while we are trying to be productive. Throughout the episode, Erik shares how to achieve success by matching your priorities to your habits and “passing the baton to future you.”

Connect with Erik Fisher:

BeyondTheToDoList.com

You’ll Learn: [06:01] - Erik shares why he decided to do a podcast on productivity. [07:25] - Erik was diagnosed with ADHD in 2005. He talks about what prompted him to seek his diagnosis. He also describes his experience with medication. [10:13] - We talk about digital distractions.  Erik works in the world of digital distractions and shares a few tips for keeping social media in check. [14:14] - Erik shares how he uses his Apple Watch as a satellite to help him filter information and notifications that could potentially distract him. [18:08] - Erik talks about dealing with distractions throughout the day. [21:06] - Erik recently moved. Because I am getting ready to move, Erik shares some strategies for dealing with a move. [23:24] - Erik explains how he sets up his schedule to stay productive through the day and week. This includes how he works within his workspace and working better with distractions. [33:20] - Erik and I talk about the apps we use for to-do lists and calendars. [41:42] - Erik shares some of the questions he is typically asked by people as a productivity guru. [45:18] - To stay productive, we need to cancel out the digital noise.  We discuss some strategies of keeping our technology in check. [49:03] - Erik shares some of the people he has interviewed for his podcast that have influenced him in the area of productivity.   [52:29] - Erik and I talk about Chronotherapy. [54:25] - While on Beyond the To-Do List, Michael Hyatt said, “Productivity isn’t about time management, it’s about energy management.”   [56:17] - Erik talks about internet-blocking software.   Your Resources:

Sleep Cycle
OmniFocus
BusyCal
Kitchen Safe Timer
Freedom Internet Blocker
Pavlok

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169 | Transforming ADHD from the inside out with NLP? Anders Ronnau

May 23, 2017 01:08:57

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Anders Ronnau is a leading ADHD Coach Trainer in Denmark. He also has a PhD in Applied Physics and is a furniture designer. He has taught parent programs since 2010 and coach training since 2012.

In this conversation, you will hear Anders talk about transforming ADHD from the “inside out” through cognitive enhancements and techniques like Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP. Some of the things he talks about include building rapport, mirroring, anchoring, and triggers. This is an interesting episode that steps out of my science based comfort zone.

Connect with Anders Ronnau:

Transforming ADHD Website

You’ll Learn:

[06:48] - Why transforming from the inside out? As a problem solver, Anders wanted to find the root of the problem, not the behavior. [09:27] - The origins of NLP and how it is the "ADHD stepchild" of traditional psychology and psychotherapy. [11:31] - Positive intentions behind behaviors. Separating behavior from the intention. [12:35] - Getting to the motivation is the beginning of change. [13:27] - Programming the mind and the brain is similar to programming a computer. [13:57] - Some of the things that NLP offers like building rapport in minutes. [19:22] - Anchoring and creating anchors to connect a state of mind to a situation. [21:18] - How NLP can be misused in marketing situations. [25:06] - How trigger images that feature you can help to instill positive habits. [33:23] - Going for the coaching approach of what is going on, what would you like different, and how can we get there? [41:38] - Ander's shares an example of changing the inner map of a world through "mind hacks". [51:52] - Examples of cognitive enhancements like hyperfocus.

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168 | Could Theming help you be more productive?

May 16, 2017 01:04:17

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Alan Brown returns to the podcast for this episode.  Alan is an ADHD Productivity Coach, best-selling author, and host of a subscription-based internet tv show and membership community.  

In this conversation, you will hear Alan talk about “theming.”  This is the idea of bringing similar activities and ideas together.  Alan explains how his techniques of theming, clumping, and batching by using compartments result in feeling “not ADHD.”  There is a lot of shame in productivity and not getting things done. Tactical theming is organic in helping guide you in productivity.

Connect with Alan Brown:

Zen and the Art of Productivity: 27 Easy Ways to Have More Time, Earn More Money and Live Happier - Alan P. Brown

Website - CrusherTV

You’ll Learn:

[04:45] - Alan explains “theming” and why it’s important for people with ADHD. [07:10] - Alan compares clumping and batching. [10:58] - Alan shares how he organizes his calendar with this strategy of batching. [16:43] - When discussing “How to plan your day like a badass,” Alan tells us a way to fail at planning. He explains why his techniques don’t result in that same failure. [19:37] - With planning regimens, there is expected success.  Alan explains why this isn’t a theming failure. [22:05] - Three times in the last year, Alan has completed everything on his daily to-do list.   [24:26] - Alan shares that resilience and forgiving ourselves are important with task completion. [25:40] - Alan talks about theming for months and shares some of his tasks. [38:25] - Alan explains how his themes for the year are leverage, courage, and easy. He explains how we all have tasks to do that are tough and realizing the task is easier than it seems helps accomplish the task. [49:20] - Alan talks about the power of externalization and simple planning and prioritizing.

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167 | April Live Q&A

May 9, 2017 01:08:14

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

This week, we bring you a recorded session of a live ADHD Q&A session.  The recording you will hear on this episode is from the April session.  Laura Curvin joins me to moderate this event.

If you are listening to this episode the day it is published, Tuesday, May 9th, you can participate in the April ADHD Q&A session!  It starts at 12:30pm Central.  Go to EricTivers.com/events to register.  

In this episode, you will hear the questions that attendees submitted during this Q&A.  We discuss morning routines and behaviors, procrastination, completing projects, and much more.  Join one of our upcoming ADHD Q&A sessions to have your questions answered!

You’ll Learn:

[07:36] - “Gurk” asks a question about the best morning routines or behaviors.  I share some of my morning behaviors and stress the importance of enough sleep the night before.   [10:37] - Amanda is struggling with goals, projects, and short-term tasks at work and in the home setting.  I talk about the 20x5x5 challenge. [17:19] - Laura asks a follow-up question about signs that your strategies need to change and be updated. [21:40] - The next question is about procrastination.  I explain the problem with procrastination is the task completion system.  I also encourage the person to consider if they are in the right line of work. [26:10] - Alene asks about not being able to finish tasks.  I explain that coming up with too many projects can the perfect recipe for having too much on your plate. Laura talks about deferring projects. [37:57] - Karen joins the call to share some things speech pathologists are missing with ADD.  She talks about auditory association and asks for feedback from attendees. [46:52] - Missy asks a clarifying question. She wants further explanation of the term “association task.” [47:42] - Kim asks how to get through “the final five” and finish projects.  [57:47] - Kat asks how much CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) can impact ADHD and productivity.  I explain that CBT can be very helpful when dealing with cognitive distortions.

Contact Karen: K_Campbell@communitycounts.org

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166 | How She Learned to Accept and Embrace ADHD- a Therapist's Story - Julie Reichenberger

May 2, 2017 01:21:12

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Julie Reichenberger is a counselor in Denver, Colorado.  She primarily works with adolescents and adults with ADHD.  Julie, who has ADHD herself, found accepting her ADHD to be a real struggle.  

In this conversation, you will hear Julie’s story of discovering she has ADHD.  At a certain point, she had what she calls a “final acceptance” of her diagnosis.  Some of her stories involve her not being as self-aware at younger ages.  We talk about the idea of whether or not things are easier if you’re less self-aware.  When Julie sits in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat, we talk about her struggle with naming her business.  We go through some of the legal and strategic things to consider in this process.  

Connect with Julie Reichenberger:

Website: http://jrcounseling.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrcounseling/

You’ll Learn:

[02:56] - Julie shares when she discovered that she has ADHD.  She explains her history with medication. [08:35] - Julie talks about coming to a “final acceptance” of her ADHD diagnosis. [12:10] - Julie does crisis evaluations for work.  She was talking with some co-workers that had observed some ADHD tendencies.  We talk about the term “ditzy” being a trigger word. [15:30] - We talk about being aware and whether or not things are easier if you’re less self-aware. [23:23] - Julie talks about working on the areas in which she has self-awareness. [27:53] - I ask Julie how she deals with “the yawn” as a therapist. [33:00] - When Julie was in college, she was a cheerleader.  She describes this experience. [39:17] - Julie sits in the ADHD reWired hot seat.  She is having trouble naming her practice.  We discuss some of the legal and strategic considerations when naming her business. [52:00] - When looking at options to come up with a name for her business, we talk about sharing information with clients. [1:01:30] - Julie shares what energizes her with her work.   [1:04:05] - I call BS on one of Julie’s statements. [1:14:00] - I commend Julie on her organized space.

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165 | Overcoming Distraction

Apr 25, 2017 58:22

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

David Greenwood is the author of the book, Overcoming Distractions: Thriving with Adult ADD/ADHD, which looks at ADHD through the eyes of an entrepreneur. The book shares people’s stories and strategies.  

In this conversation, you will hear David share his story and experiences that lead to him developing self-awareness about his future and moving toward entrepreneurship.  David explains how self-awareness and “owning yourself” can help lead to success.  Allowing yourself to daydream leads ideas and innovation.  

Connect with David Greenwood:

Website - DavidAGreenwood.com

You’ll Learn:

[03:43] - David tells a story from his childhood.  He believes this is his mother’s “aha!” moment.  This led to his diagnosis. [05:48] - David shares his educational experience and getting off Ritalin.  This leads to him talking about his early jobs and self-awareness about his future and eventually, entrepreneurship. [08:29] - David talks about owning a karate school.  He talks about the early lessons he learned. [09:31] - David shares how he sets goals.  He uses a legal pad to organize his goals, which are short-term. He also talks about accountability through his coach. [12:06] - Dave explains why exercise is important to maintain focus.   [13:16] - Dave is a proponent of batching tasks and explains why that also helps with focus. [15:48] - We discuss the idea of “just getting started.” [19:11] - Dave talks about meditation and how it helps him relax and develop ideas. [22:30] - David shares what prompted him to write his book. [30:49] - Dave talks about being comfortable with who you are and “owning yourself.” [33:38] - His next project is a career manual for people with ADHD. He talks about this project, which is yet to be named. [39:11] - David recently got an email requesting him to teach the “non-ADHD” version of his book. He explains how he is going through the journey of his new book with the reader. [44:25] - David talks about entrepreneurship and what aspiring entrepreneurs have in common.   [47:25] - David shares a moment from his career that he deems to be a shameful moment.

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164 | Rick Green is totally ADD?

Apr 18, 2017 01:34:21

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Rick Green returns to this podcast on this episode.  Rick created the ground-breaking website TotallyADD.com.  He’s also responsible for two PBS documentaries on adult ADD, ADD and Loving It?! and ADD and Mastering It!  These documentaries were very well received.  Rick is a former Physics teacher and became a full-time comedian with The Frantics, The Red Green Show, and History Bites.

In this conversation, you will hear Rick talk about the sacrifices he’s made and the struggles he’s endured to produce his incredible documentaries on ADHD. ADHD and Loving It?!  has been viewed by an estimated 4-5 million Americans!

Because of Rick’s experience as a content creator in show business, he provides an interesting look into the areas of the industry that can cause people with ADHD some trouble.  He also shares resources and techniques that he has implemented to help him with organization and structure.  

Connect with Rick Green:

Website: http://totallyadd.com

You’ll Learn: [05:17] - Once he left science, Rick became a comedian.  He shares some of his show business experiences. [09:01] - Rick was diagnosed in 2001.  He talks about his idea to pitch his first tv show on ADHD. [11:31] - Rick shares that he created a website that was originally meant to provide complementary material. [14:13] - Rick went 18 months without income, selling his wife’s care and even his house.  He could sacrifice his vision to be in a better financial state. [17:17] - Rick talks about the organization and structure of his website and explains the type of resource that it is. We talk about getting away from the clinical checklist and connecting through story. [24:21] - Rick shares why he picked the title “ADHD and Loving It?!” [26:42] - Rick talks about a humorous take while they were filming. [27:57] - We talk about the power of personal positive reviews and recommendations and struggling with making decisions. [34:40] - A few years ago, Rick was appointed to a patient advisory committee.  He shares some of the research that he’s been a part of. [46:01] - I explain how I use this podcast.  Rick talks about the reluctance to spend money on mental health.   [54:38] - Rick sits in the ADHD reWired hot seat.  He has lately felt overwhelmed because of the marketing overhaul with his content.  We talk about prioritizing the tasks and focusing on tasks that make others easier or unnecessary. It becomes clear that Rick could use a project manager. [1:17:33] - We talk about organizing systems and the creation of a process map. We share some helpful resources.

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163 | Q&A March 2017

Apr 11, 2017 59:49

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

This week, we bring you a recorded session of a live ADHD Q&A session.  The recording you will hear on this episode is from the March session.  Nisha Subramanian joins me to moderate this event.

If you are listening to this episode the day it is published, Tuesday, April 11th, you can participate in the April ADHD Q&A session!  It starts at 12:30pm Central.  Go to EricTivers.com/events to register. 

On this episode, you will hear a variety of questions that we received for this Q&A session.  We talk about accountability, group conversation dynamics, and strategies with organization and motivation.  Toward the end of this episode, Nisha and I share one of our struggles with the ADHD reWired community, and we ask live viewers for advice. 

You’ll Learn:

[08:45] - Anne asks how to help her college freshman with his executive challenges when he is far away. I share my personal experience with college and discovering I have ADHD when I was in college. I share some ways that he can get some support while away at college. [12:15] - Sarah asks a question about making accountability work, as she requires a level of accountability that asks a lot of the other person. Nisha and I talk about accountability.  [17:17] - Rebecca has ADHD and is a therapist that is starting her private practice. She asks for tips on keeping up with paperwork. I talk about my experience in starting my own business. [20:55] - Eileen asks about knowing the appropriate time to speak in group conversations. I encourage her to ask for feedback from her friends. [24:52] - Tiffany asks how to stop over-sharing. Experts say that oversharing is fueled by our insecurities.  I ask, “Are you sharing something that you’ve dealt with?” and encourage you to ask yourself, “Why am I sharing this?” [29:07] - Sarah asks re-framing a task you have a lot of resistance towards. Nisha shares her experience with having a resistance towards writing.  [33:54] - Liz joins the call to ask about lists. She asks for tools or tips to update these lists.  Liz is currently using Evernote, and I explain how Evernote may not be the best tool for this.  I explain how I set up my boards. [40:54] - Anthony shares that if he doesn’t know what to do, he doesn’t do anything. He asks for help in this area. I have a lot of strategies for this situation because I struggle with this. [46:37] - Nisha and I talk about one of our struggles, which is managing the ADHD reWired Facebook group. We ask live viewers for advice on handling this situation. [53:52] - Teresa asks when I was first diagnosed with ADHD.

 

Your Resources:

Brené Brown - Anatomy of Trust

Asana

Trello

Marie TV on YouTube 

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162 | The Life Changing Magic of Understanding Yourself

Apr 4, 2017 01:14:46

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

This week, I’m joined by Ana Gillon.  Ana is a mother, wife, and project coordinator.  She has been on a meandering journey of self-understanding since she was diagnosed with ADHD five years ago. A self-proclaimed “wandering creative,” Ana was part of a recent ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group.  

In this conversation, you will hear Ana tell her ADHD story.  She talks about ADHD and the idea of giving your ADHD a job.  Ana explains how the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group is helping her. She describes how the use of bread crumbs and other techniques from the group helps with organization.  Ana also shares her planning strategies, which includes necessary adjustments.  Investing time into planning helps build an attainable roadmap.                                          

Connect with Ana Gillon:

Email: ana.gillon@gmail.com

You’ll Learn:

[07:47] - Ana talks about how her diagnosis came about and found this podcast.  She talks about the discovery that she is a “hot mess”. [12:00] - Ana shares a personal story about the co-parenting of her son and explains how this situation helped her understand that her ADHD was impacting her life. [16:00] - Ana describes how she saw herself as an employee in the workplace when she was issued performance plans. [18:44] - Ana explains what a project coordinator is and how this is a position you would not expect to be filled by a person with ADHD. [23:37] - Ana talks about working in a corporate environment with ADHD. She would not recommend the strategy she has historically taken, avoidance.   [27:37] - It has been two years since Ana started in her current role.  She explains how her mindset has recently changed. [30:59] - Ana talks about how she uses the bread crumbs strategy that she learned in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [33:08] - Ana explains how she uses a Google calendar and a paper calendar together. [39:32] - Ana explains that the more she makes bread crumbs and other strategies as part of her routine, the less energy she is putting into single decisions. [42:05] - We talk about using Craigslist as a storage locker. [43:34] - Ana shares her strategies for going through her stuff. [46:50] - Ana talks about how she plans, and she describes how planning gives her comfort. [56:32] - Ana explains how her strategies mesh with her husband’s organization. I share a suggestion with Ana to help with these situations. [1:00:27] - Ana shares some advice for the spouse of someone that will be participating in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [1:05:42] - Ana describes where she would like to be in five years and what she is doing now to work towards that goal. [1:08:53] - Ana talks about the biggest change that she’s seen in herself since becoming part of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group.


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161 | Is it worth the Risk?

Mar 28, 2017 01:05:29

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

This week, I’m joined by award-winning podcaster, Kevin Allison.  Kevin is the host of the story-telling podcast, Risk!  This is a podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they would share in front of an audience.  Kevin is also part of the sketch comedy troupe, The State.

Considering he is the host of a wildly successful podcast on storytelling, you are going to hear Kevin tell some parts of his story.  Kevin has always seen himself as a creative type that is “kind of a mess,” and he realized he needed help with the podcast’s business.  One of his listeners helped him build the podcast into a thriving business.  

In this conversation, you will hear us discuss various aspects of telling your ADHD story.  Kevin explains that forming and telling a story can help you learn more about yourself as you dig into the complexities of those situations.  He shares some tips on putting together your story and determining if you are ready to tell your ADHD story.  

Connect with Kevin Allison

Risk! Podcast
Twitter - @TheKevinAllison

You’ll Learn:

[06:17] - Kevin talks about his habit of working in bed and knowing that it may not be the best environment to be creative and get work done. [07:40] - Kevin talks about “coming out” with his executive functioning challenges. He shares how he tapped into his listeners to get help with the business. [10:57] - Kevin tours with his podcast frequently.  He shares how his business associate helps him by putting together the itineraries for these trips. [12:29] - Kevin talks about how he has been thinking about returning to an anti-depressant.   [14:03] - We talk about the effect that the 2016 election is having on some people. [16:30] - Kevin shares some ways that he takes care of himself.  He talks about how he loses the desire to do those things when depression creeps in. [18:27] - Our community is very familiar with shame.  Kevin explains the role that shame plays with Risk and in his life. [24:54] - Kevin says that it’s when you dig into the complexity of situations for the purpose of storytelling, it is a process that helps you learn about yourself.  He also explains that this type of art is sometimes at it’s best when it is rooted in reality. [31:52] - Kevin shares an instance of sharing a personal story and how it helped him create a connection with the audience that he had never experienced. [33:02] - Kevin talks about how Risk is shocking but is not going for shock-value. [34:06] - Risk is currently involved in a controversy.  He shares some information on this situation and incidents in the past. [45:17] - I feel there is power in people sharing their ADHD stories.  Kevin shares some thoughts on whether or not you’re ready to tell your story. [52:27] - I talk with Kevin about an idea I have about creating storytelling opportunities for people with ADHD.

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160 | Dear ADHD

Mar 21, 2017 01:07:27

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Nicole joins me on this episode of ADHD reWired. Nicole is a mom of two with a background in sales.  Nicole has been a member of our most recent ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  

In this discussion, Nicole shares her ADHD story with us.  She has an entertaining story of how she first realized she has ADHD.  Nicole shares a lot with us in the conversation. You will hear how she views the role that ADHD plays in her life, she reads a letter she wrote to her ADHD, and she describes the changes she is experiencing in her life now because of her involvement in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  

Connect with Nicole

Email: plymouthmn7@gmail.com

You’ll Learn:

[06:09] - Nicole describes her background and her history with ADHD.  She was not diagnosed until she was a senior in college. She shares how this discovery and diagnosis came about.   [09:12] - Nicole talks about some of the resources she found (this podcast included) and how she started to understand the science of ADHD.   [16:30] - Nicole shares how she views the role ADHD plays in her life. I describe a post-it note that Nicole has designed that symbolizes everything. [21:38] - We recently did a writing exercise in the group.  I asked members to write a letter that starts “Dear ADHD,” and she shares her letter with us. [24:24] - Nicole explains why she joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [31:17] - Nicole shares some of her transformation that was brought on by being part of the group.   [33:27] - Nicole believed that hyperfocus was one of her greatest strengths.  We discuss the side effects that can make hyperfocus a weakness. [43:36] - Nicole talks about how she benefitted from mindfulness meditation.   [46:20] - Nicole texted me that she needed to reschedule our appointment, but then changed her mind.  We talk about pushing through perfectionism and feelings of not being in the right mental place for events to take place.   [50:50] - Holding onto strengths and successes is important because there will be times of weakness that you use those to push through. [51:58] - Nicole lists some of the successes she’s experienced because of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. This has helped her grow in ways she would have never expected. [56:52] - Nicole talks about using paper and Evernote to organize. [1:01:53] - If you are newly diagnosed with ADHD and are planning on having children or have children that are young, Nicole has a message for you.

Your Resources:

More Attention, Less Deficit - Ari Tuckman Podcast

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Planning Workshops

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159 | Q&A February 2017

Mar 14, 2017 01:11:01

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

This week, we bring you a recorded session of our ADHD Q&A session.  The recording you will hear on this episode is from the February session.  Nisha Subramanian joins me to moderate this event.  We field several questions on ADHD, task management, and organization.  We talk about avoiding social media distractions, setting goals, controlling emotions and anger management, accountability, and much more.  

If you’re listening to this episode the day it is released (Tuesday, March 14th), you can join the March session today!  It starts at 12:30pm Central, and you can register at EricTivers.com/events.

You’ll Learn:

[11:57] - When considering teens with ADHD and anxiety, task initiation is especially hard and involves a lot of parent involvement.  I discuss some ways for adolescents to increase independence in this area.   [14:45] - Lucinda asks about items that are scheduled, but don’t have a home for until that scheduled time.  I share some ideas on how to organize and store these tasks.   [19:52] - Scott asks how a question about selecting a doctor. I give some tips and things to consider when selecting a physician to administer medications. [23:05] - Chris asks what techniques could be used to control emotions and anger management.  I explain why this is an important topic for people with ADHD and some tips to manage these emotions through self-care. [28:03] - Adam wonders, “How do you set goals when you don’t know what you want?”  I share some self-exploration practices to evaluate your situation to determine what energizes you.   [33:48] - Aziz finds that chess is one of the few things in which he’s able to hyperfocus. However, he plays chess daily and would like to know how to disengage. I explain the role of dopamine in these situations and share that accountability is a way to stop at an appropriate time. [40:28] - Tom shares how he uses Alexa to help him with task management and organization.   [48:03] - We spend a lot of time on Facebook and this inevitably leads to a lack of productivity.  I share a few resources to limit and control online and social media use to maintain productivity. [52:51] - Scott asks about a medication suggestion, but I explain why I am not able to give a recommendation.   [54:50] - Lucinda asks a follow-up question to her previous question.  Nisha and I have some advice to have a visual reminder of items that need to be taken care of. [59:33] - Nisha brings up a topic from a coaching group.  She asks the question, “What is self-care?”  I describe self-care as self compassion and self kindness and describe some ways to practice self-care.

Your Resources:

Alexa
RescueTime
Forest
Freedom
Facebook Purity
Messenger.com

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158 | Politics and Self Care

Mar 7, 2017 01:13:25

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Best-selling author, blogger, speaker, and friend Stephanie Sarkis returns to the podcast on this episode.  Recently, one of Stephanie’s blog posts went viral, and she was interviewed on CNN.  This article was on “gaslighting.”  She joins me on this episode to discuss this topic and the issues surrounding it.

In this conversation, we use Stephanie’s blog piece on gaslighting to jump into a discussion on the current political environment.  We talk about how the current climate is affecting us all as individuals.  Stephanie shares how to practice good self-care, and we talk about how to engage in constructive discourse with those that we don’t agree with.

In this episode, you will hear some of my personal political opinions.  ADHD reWired is more than a podcast, we are a community. As a community, I want to bring people together so we can learn more from each other.  These conversations about politics may be difficult; it’s my hope that these conversations can help us all become better listeners, communicators, and citizens.

Connect with Stephanie Sarkis

Website - http://www.stephaniesarkis.com/

You’ll Learn: [08:39] - Stephanie talks about gaslighting, which is a series of behaviors that is used to manipulate. She explains what types of people use these behaviors. [10:49] - Stephanie did not write this article based on current political events, but people are becoming more aware of manipulative behavior in politics. [13:12] - Recent political events have caused people to obsess and struggle to function.  Stephanie talks about self-care in these tumultuous situations.   [13:53] - Stephanie talks about how to practice good self-care, specifically with electronics. “Electronics are cocaine for the ADHD brain.” [19:15] - While talking about self-care, we talk about the role of exercise. [23:04] - Stephanie talks about the importance of being around people that lift you up, rather than bring you down.   [23:42] - We talk about relationships with people who we disagree with politically.  People struggle with knowing how to speak out appropriately.  Stephanie shares some thoughts on this scenario and when it’s right to disengage. [28:22] - I recently posted some political thoughts on my personal Facebook page.  This led to some back-and-forth with friends that disagreed with me.  I share some of my behaviors in this discussion and Stephanie explains why communication can break down.   [32:48] - Stephanie shares what we can do to get involved to be constructive with these emotions we feel. [36:14] - We talk about some of the work that groups like CHADD have been doing.   [41:25] - I share what I have done to take action with my elected officials.  Stephanie shares what we do and don’t have control over in these situations. [46:22] - Calling legislators can be intimidating for those of us that have phone anxiety.  Stephanie talks about ways to get involved and contact legislators without calling them on the phone. [49:19] - There’s a lot of illegitimate news sources out there right now.  It’s important to verify that the information you are receiving and using is accurate. [52:28] - While it feels like civic discourse has disappeared, Stephanie says that we are moving in the right direction.  Our common goals will be what ties us together. [55:59] - We explain the loaded background of the term “snowflake” and the history of Japanese internment camps. [1:00:10] - Journaling can help you work through things if you are upset. Your Resources:

Stephanie’s blog post on Gaslighting
Fitocracy
Insight Timer
Countable
SFax
Civics 101 Podcast
Pod Save America
Shower Thoughts on Twitter

 

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ADHD-Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

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157 | Help With Organizing with Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright

Feb 28, 2017 01:05:59

Description:

Help With Organizing with Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright

This Week’s Episode:

I’d like to thank Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright from coming on the podcast this week. I’d also like to thank Nikki and Pete for having me on their show.  This episode was recorded live on Facebook.  If you’d like to be notified of future live Facebook broadcasts, like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ADHDreWired/.  

 

Nikki Kinzer is a blogger, online course creator, professional and certified ADHD coach, and co-host of the Taking Control Podcast.  Pete Wright is Nikki’s co-host.  In addition to a broadcaster, storyteller, photographer, and tech geek.  Nikki and Pete have been co-hosting together since 2010.  

 

I think you will enjoy this lively and resource-packed discussion.  We start the conversation off by Nikki and Pete sharing their professional backgrounds, both as individuals and as a team.  You are going to learn about a lot of resources in this discussion.  Pete and I also share how we use some of these resources and give you tips on how to get the most out of them.  Later in the discussion, Nikki talks about organizing and she shares some techniques you can use to help get organized.

 

Connect with Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright

Taking Control Podcast

Twitter - @TakeControlADHD

Take Control ADHD on Facebook

 

You’ll Learn:

[07:02] - Pete shares that he is doing a second podcast. As it turns out, he’s been doing this podcast for a year and until recently, Nikki was not aware of this podcast. [08:59] - Nikki started as a professional organizer.  Unlike her co-host, Nikki does not have ADHD.  Nikki and Pete share their history together. [10:57] - Pete talks about his background, which includes how he discovered that he had ADHD.   [12:56] - The brand under which Pete podcasts is Rash Pixel FM. He talks about this platform. [14:47] - We discuss TextExpander, which is a productivity tool. We share the different ways we use this resource.  This leads to a discussion on several tools we use with our workflow.   [34:13] - Nikki came out with two new courses in 2016, “Organizing Your Space Your Way” and “The Paper Solution”.  She has another course coming out this spring on time management.  I share my weakness with organization when it comes to paper.  I show Nikki and Pete my workspace.   [40:35] - Nikki and Pete talk about “tolerations”.  The first step to take control is to purge. [43:21] - Pete talks about their last monthly challenge which helps de-clutter.   [48:12] - Nikki said when it comes to organizing, we’re not looking for perfection, you just need to find what you need when you need it. [49:50] - Nikki explains how to decide whether or not you should keep something or get rid of it.  She shares various techniques to help you get organized. [58:44] - A live viewer asks a question about the amount of time people spend on “desk duty.”

 

Your Resources:

ADHD Rewired YouTube Channel

Jessica McCabe’s How to ADHD YouTube Channel

Taking Control Podcast

TextEpander

2Do

Process.St 

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Productivity Q&A:

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156 | A Struggle towards happiness. Moving forward after trauma.

Feb 21, 2017 01:19:07

Description:

I’m joined on this episode of ADHD reWired by Eric Light.  Eric was diagnosed with ADHD as a child but did not take the diagnosis seriously until recently.  Eric emailed me that he was interested in sharing his story and I’m excited to let him share his story.

In this conversation, you will hear Eric tell his personal story.  Eric was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of ten.  Eric story involves mental and physical abuse and self-medication.  Now that he is receiving counseling and appropriate medication, he is able to work through this past abuse, including through exposure therapy.  

Connect with Eric Light

YouTube Channel

You’ll Learn:

[04:10] – Eric tells his ADHD story. He was diagnosed at the age of ten.  He didn’t like his medication because it made him physically ill.  He started with medication in high school and it had other negative side effects. [06:10] – Eric hid his pills when he was a child. [07:00] – Eric shares his high school experience. [08:07] – Eric self-medicated with marijuana and we talk about marijuana use with people with ADHD.  Eric explains how marijuana helped him.  Eric no longer uses marijuana and he explains why. [11:45] – Eric talks about his post-high school life.  He describes his gaps between high school and college.  He explains some struggles he has been through. [17:20] – When he was around the age of four, he was abused by a babysitter. He talks about how this has affected his life.  This includes some terrible advice from a therapist. [21:28] – Eric describes the mental and physical abuse he sustained from this babysitter. [25:00] -  We talk about the role his abuse may play in his ADHD symptoms. [29:00] – Eric explains how he sees this abuse now, years removed from it. He believes his is normal, based on the circumstances. [29:52] – He has recently started receiving counseling and taking medication. He talks about how this all has helped him deal with the abuse and other areas of his life. He explains how his medication has helped with his counseling. [32:55] – Eric talks about what has helped him the most, including exposure therapy. [36:50] – Eric explains exposure therapy and how it has helped him. [41:56] – Eric talks about accepting the good and bad about yourself through introspection. [47:41] – The struggle and pain that Eric went through have put things into perspective for him. [50:31] – Eric believes that some people take comfort in negativity. [52:20] – Eric sits in the ADHD hot seat.  We focus on the social aspects of life that Eric struggles with.

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155 | Dyslexia and ADHD ​

Feb 14, 2017 58:29

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Returning to join me on the podcast again is Dr. Roberto Olivardia. Dr. Olivardia is a clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private practice in Massachusetts. Dr. Olivardia specializes in ADHD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, personality disorders and eating disorders.  He joins me to talk about Dyslexia on this episode.

In this discussion, you will hear Roberto describe what Dyslexia is like for someone that has it.  He goes into detail with the professional definition and then explains what this looks like in real life.  Roberto also talks about the overlap in symptoms between ADHD and Dyslexia and describes how these are different, even with similar symptoms.  We discuss why it’s best that Dyslexia is diagnosed in youth and Robert talks about some of the assistive technology that is available.

Connect with Roberto Olivardia:

Email - roberto_olivardia@hms.hardvard.edu

You can thrive with dyslexia if you have the right tools

You’ll Learn:

[04:05] - Roberto talks about what interests him about dyslexia.   [06:47] - Roberto lays the groundwork for this discussion by defining Dyslexia (with an accent). He describes what Dyslexia is like and I share some of my own experiences.   [18:27] - Roberto explains what to look for when testing for Dyslexia.  Some of these issues can overlap with ADHD, but there is a clear difference. [21:15] - Robert talks about some of the assistive technology that is available for people with Dyslexia. [22:23] - Robert tells the story of he and his son testifying at the Massachusetts State House. [26:09] - Robert talks about some of the teaching patterns for people with Dyslexia.  Robert shares why repeating a grade is a horrible idea for youth with Dyslexia. [29:45] - Robert  believes that children with dyslexia should get diagnosed as early as possible.   [31:30] - Being diagnosed with Dyslexia is more difficult for adults and Robert explains why.   [35:20] - Robert talks about a certain font that has been successful for people with Dyslexia.  It doesn’t really work for Robert’s son and this leads to a discussion on how Robert explains Dyslexia to his son. [39:36] - Robert shares that people with Dyslexia struggle with foreign languages.  However, he has had a number of patients that have excelled in certain languages. [42:02] - A lot of techniques for people with Dyslexia can help people that don’t have Dyslexia.  Robert shares some of these techniques. [50:38] - Robert explains why it is so important for college students to register with the disability office.

Your Resources:

Learning Ally
Understood.org
Bookshare
Grammarly
BeelineReader

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154 | Q&A January 2017

Feb 7, 2017 01:08:11

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

This week’s episode is the audio from our January Q&A session.  Nisha Subramanian joins me to answer your questions and discuss the topics you choose to bring up in these Q&A sessions.  

In this conversation, you will hear us talk about a variety of topics.  We talk about time-blocking and strategies for the time-blind. We have a couple of questions on the idea of discussing ADHD with people you are close with.  This includes sharing ADHD information with an adult that you feel could benefit from the information and handling the situation where your spouse has ADHD and refuses to get tested or use coping skills.  This was a fun and lively conversation and I think you’ll enjoy it!

You’ll Learn:

[10:21] - Aaron asked about strategies for the time-blind. Looking at the clock can be anxiety provoking. I explain how to rewire yourself in this area. [12:39] - We talk about sharing information on ADHD with adults in your life that you think could benefit. [16:49] - We talk about the chasm in our brain between knowing what to do and being able to do it. We call ADHD the disorder of good intentions. We know what to do, but we don’t do what we know. [21:25] - We talk about the key difficulties in communicating with those who have ADHD and for those who have ADHD. [28:48] - We talk about the latest research on sluggish cognitive tempo. [32:46] - Judy wants to know if it’s possible for someone with ADHD to be as organized and productive as someone that does not have ADHD. We discuss the spectrum nature of ADHD. Nisha also talks about this being a matter of perspective. [41:26] - Jessica asks Nisha about accountability and accountability partners. [46:38] - In a recent webinar, I talked about time-blocking. We talk about the scenario where a task comes up on your calendar and you don’t feel like completing that task. Jessica follows up with a question, “What is it being lazy and when is it ADHD?” [58:38] - Someone asks how to handle the situation where your spouse has ADHD and refuses to get tested or use coping skills.

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153 | Starting Tomorrow How to Get Stuff Done and Have More Fun with Dr. Kim Kensington

Jan 31, 2017 01:06:13

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Dr. Kim Kensington is a clinical psychologist who maintains a private practice in Santa Monica, California.  She is the author of the book, Starting Tomorrow: 7 Steps to Lasting Change - Get Stuff Done and Have More Fun!  She has written for and been quoted in numerous publications.  

In this episode, you will hear Kim talk about being an expert in procrastination, both personally and professionally. Kim’s book is a step-by-step guide to making habits and creating routine.  This book is a simple 28-day program for individuals with no structure, no motivating, and no will-power.

Throughout the conversation, we share a lot of tips and resources, which you can find linked in the “Resources” section below.  We discuss being “stuck” and hyper-focus, considering most of us face both struggles at different times.  You will hear humorous stories and visit my Facebook page to learn how to win a copy of Kim’s book.

Connect with Dr. Kim Kensington:

Website: ProcrastinationDoctor.com

YouTube - Procrastination Dr

Facebook - The Procrastination Doctor

You’ll Learn:

[08:08] - Kim talks about a play she was recently in.  Many individuals with ADHD struggle with memorizing lines. This is not something that Kim struggles with.  She talks about some of her strategies and a few resources. [12:55] - Kim talks about her new book and what prompted her to write this book on how to make habits and create routines. [15:00] - I ask Kim to help me figure out how to create the routine for a regular meditation practice. She talks about using my desire for fun to create the routine. [21:00] - Kim says “If there is even the slightest chance for a decision to be made, we’re lost.”  She talks about choice and how we can train ourselves. [22:27] - We talk about pop psychology practices in this area.  This leads us to a discussion on streak apps. [25:26] - Kim explains that her book is not on procrastination or ADHD, but it’s on how to create habits from scratch, which happens to be an answer to procrastination and ADHD. [26:28] - Kim explains, “Respect your timer or it won’t respect you” and how this can help us stop. This gives you the opportunity to eventually choose whether or not you want to continue. [33:32] - Kim talks about activation and initiation being a major struggle.  For people stuck in this physical paralysis situation, she shares a tip to get off the coach.  This leads to a discussion on inventions. [37:48] - I was recently “stuck” and my wife helped me by breaking down my physical movements into individual steps.  I also share a story about a time when I could not disengage from work. [41:05] - We talk about hyper-focus.  Kim explains that prevention is the best way to fight hyper-focus. [48:05] - The idea for this book came to Kim 2001. The book did not reach Amazon until December 31, 2015. She explains why it took 14 years for this book to exist. She also explains that this book was originally intended to be a class. [55:37] - I share a story about Kim. For nearly every conference, there is a story about things not going as planned for Kim.  This includes missing flights and flying into the wrong city. I admit my own recent travel adventure, too. [1:00:53] - Kim and I float the idea of creating a class on the content from her new book. Comment and tell us what you think!

Resources:

Line Learner (app)

Yousician (app)

The Art of Practicing - A Guide to Making Music From the Heart

My Power Clock

Next Meeting (app)

 

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152 | Dr. Russell Barkley Research on Updates and What Loved Ones Need to Know About You

Jan 24, 2017 01:19:12

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Joining me for this week’s episode is Dr. Russell Barkley.  Dr. Barkley is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals. He has also published over 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature of assessment and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.

In this conversation, you will hear Dr. Barkley talk about his new book, When an Adult You Love has ADHD. This leads to an interesting discussion on attachment and relationships with people diagnosed with ADHD.  In the second half of this conversation,Dr. Barkley shares a lot of the recent findings on gender in ADHD, adult onset, neuroimaging, genetics, environmental factors, and psychosocial treatments.

Connect with Dr. Russell Barkley:

Website - http://RussellBarkley.org

You’ll Learn:

[07:13] - Dr. Barkley explains why he wrote the book, When an Adult You Love Has ADHD. [09:42] - In this book, Dr. Barkley talks about family members creating a safety net without enabling. [12:19] - Dr. Barkley talks about being an expert in the area of ADHD and having family members with that diagnosis. [15:03] - Dr. Barkley talks about the research of James Prochaska in the willingness of a patient to engage in the change process.  Dr. Barkley lists the different stages. [18:07] - Many people that don’t have ADHD don’t want to acknowledge ADHD, even if someone they love is diagnosed. [20:00] - Dr. Barkley addresses a question from a person that is in a relationship with someone that displays symptoms of ADHD, but will not get tested or adopt different strategies.  Dr. Barkley explains how handle these types of situations. [28:45] - Dr. Barkley answers a question from Tiffany.  She asks how ADHD impacts attachment and relationships.  Dr. Barkley also explains some of the risk areas that women with ADHD find themselves in. [32:40] - Dr. Barkley also describes some of the consistent characteristics linked to males with ADHD. [34:23] - Dr. Barkley talks about recent findings on women with ADHD and he shares his opinions on the role of gender with ADHD. [39:44] - Dr. Barkley talks about adult onset ADHD.  He explains that these self-reports are unreliable and inaccurate. [51:36] - Dr. Barkley shares some thoughts on the power of accountability for individuals with ADHD.   [53:59] - I have seen growth and development from people that participate in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. Dr. Barkley gives me some tips on showing this is an effective clinical intervention. [57:45] - Dr. Barkley talks about some new research that he’s recently learned about. [1:02:23] - Dr. Barkley believes we are 2-5 years from neuroimaging diagnosing cases of ADHD. [1:04:40] - Dr. Barkley talks about advances in the genetics of ADHD.   [1:08:55] - Dr. Barkley talks about the role of environmental factors in the ideology of ADHD. [1:10:42] - Dr. Barkley shares some new developments in psychosocial treatments.

Resources:

The 7 Habits of Effective People - Stephen Covey

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151 | Addiction and ADHD

Jan 17, 2017 01:10:42

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Dr. David Teplin is an adult clinical psychologist with a private practice in Toronto, Canada.  His primary focus is adult ADHD and substance use disorders.  David is also part of the task force that The Canadian Psychological Association started to look at the psychological issues potentially related to the legalization of marijuana in Canada.

In this conversation, you will hear David talk about addiction and ADHD.  David shares some statistics on the relationship between ADHD and substance abuse disorders.  There is overlap because there are factors that lend themselves to both conditions. All substances can mimic ADHD symptoms.

A good part of this discussion is on marijuana, as medicinal and recreational use is becoming legal in many places.  David speaks on this topic as both a citizen and a clinician.  David discusses why individuals with ADHD may be attracted to marijuana and he lists some pitfalls of marijuana use for individuals with ADHD. Later in the episode, he also talks about treatment.

Connect with Dr. David Teplin:

Website: http://www.drdavidteplin.com/

You’ll Learn:

[08:47] - David lays some of the groundwork for this discussion. ADHD is a risk-factor for developing possible issues around alcohol, drugs, and other forms of addiction. He shares some statistics on the relationship between ADHD and substance use disorders. [12:11] - ADHD oftentimes isn’t a condition that often exists by itself.   [14:47] - David talks about the legalization of marijuana, both as a citizen and as a clinician.   [19:21] - David talks about marijuana addiction and discusses if the addiction numbers will rise with legalization. [23:52] - David believes we need to investigate why individuals with ADHD are attracted to marijuana. [28:33] - David describes some of the pitfalls of marijuana use for individuals with ADHD.   [29:33] - We talk about “the gateway drug” theory. The evidence on this theory is not as strong as it used to be. [32:28] - David explains what his responsibility as a clinician. [34:32] - David describes the measures he relies on, like the CAGE questionnaire. [38:43] - David clarifies something he said earlier in the episode.  He talks about how the continuous usage of substances can “flood” dopamine and that can have negative impacts on the brain. [40:50] - David talks about the need for clinicians to acknowledge what the patient is saying without being judgemental. [46:13] - We talk about the rationalization and intellectualization of addictions. [50:08] - David encourages his patients to read. He suggests PubMed to discover peer-reviewed journals. He also warns against looking at forums. [52:00] - David talks about treatment needs of individuals with ADHD. [57:43] - David shares his opinions on the idea that the nature of addiction is that it’s a chronic condition. [1:01:42] - David explains how he determines which condition, ADHD or substance addiction, he treats first. [1:05:55] - David addresses the question that some parents have about medication in adolescents leading to substance abuse later in life.

Resources:

PubMed

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150 | I Don't Know How to Tell You This - This is ADHD

Jan 10, 2017 01:23:27

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

James Casteel is a film-maker and was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 13 years old. After being fired from four network jobs in five years, James decided to look into how his diagnosis affects him. What Goes Up is James’ documentary that examines ADHD through his personal lens, as well as others throughout the ADHD community.

In this conversation, you will hear James talk about various aspects of putting this film together. He explains how the film has evolved throughout the process. The people that James is tapping into for this film is quite impressive. He also talks about the aspects of the film that he is struggling with.

Connect with James :

Email: casteel.james88@gmail.com

Twitter: @james_casteel

You’ll Learn:

[09:00] - I had the opportunity to see James at the CHADD conference. James talks about why people were concerned about him at the conference.

[11:23] - James explains why he feels he got assistance from Russell Barkley with this project.

[13:42] - James lists people in the ADHD community that he has talked with for the project. James met with Steven Tonti and we discuss his Ted Talk.

[18:30] - James shares his story and we talk about medication. He shares his experiences in the film industry. When he was fired from his last job, the director encouraged him to make a film on ADHD.

[27:48] - With the documentary, James wants to show that awareness results in growth.

[29:40] - James reached out to Alan Schwarz and he explains his rationale for doing this.

[36:49] - In the ADHD community, there are various ways to explore the scientific side of ADHD. I explain why the “story” side of ADHD is valuable.

[48:33] - James talks about how his film has evolved from what he set out to do. He also talks about the danger in echo-chambers.

[53:11] - James has a few areas of the documentary that he has questions on. James avoids the ADHD ReWired Hot Seat and instead, we look at these areas. We start by James talking about what he hopes he accomplishes with this film.

[53:52] - One of the areas we discuss is how people with ADHD reveal that they have a diagnosis. James has questions about where the line is with his involvement in telling their stories.

[1:04:20] - James talks about the difficulty of crafting the film through editing. We talk about how he can include that in the film.

[1:10:25] - I ask James if there are aspects of this film that he can delegate to others. He talks about this practice in the film industry.

[1:14:24] - James asks me a question about having a voice vs. being pigeon-holed.

Resources:

Steven Tonti Ted Talk

How To ADHD YouTube Channel

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149 | OCD and ADHD

Jan 3, 2017 59:06

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

Dr. Roberto Olivardia returns to the podcast this week to talk about OCD and ADHD. Roberto is a clinical psychologist and an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

30% of people with OCD also have ADHD. In this conversation, you will hear Roberto and I talk about some of the traits of OCD, specifically when it exists with ADHD. Roberto states that, “OCD always gets worse without treatment” and he describes some of his personal experiences as a clinical psychologist.

Connect with Dr. Roberto Olivardia:

Email: roberto_olivardia@hms.harvard.edu

You’ll Learn:

[05:55] - Roberto talks about the frequency that OCD and ADHD coexist. 30% of the people that have OCD also have ADHD.

[8:20] - There’s a lot of misconceptions about OCD. Roberto defines and describes OCD.

[13:00] - Roberto provides an example of what real-life OCD is like.

[15:15] - Roberto explains teasing out what is OCD and what is ADHD when he works with people that have both.

[22:00] - Roberto shares some of his personal traits and habits.

[27:17] - Roberto explains that many of his patients that have ADHD and OCD are unable to take medication for ADHD because it causes them to have better focus on their obsessions.

[33:55] - Roberto talks about a recent session with one of his clients. In this session, Roberto ended up with a knife to his throat.

[37:05] - Roberto shares an example of a teenage client with OCD and ADHD.

[39:59] - Roberto talks about his experience with PANDAS.

[41:50] - We talk about Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD).

[51:52] - I ask a question about workaholism with people with OCD and ADHD.

Resources:

The Perfectionist’s Handbook: Take Risks, Invite Criticism, and Make the Most of Your Mistakes - Jeff Szymanski

How to ADHD YouTube Channel

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Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These will continue in 2017 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. Tuesday, January 10th is our January Q&A. Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

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148 | Productivity Q&A Nov 30, 2016

Dec 27, 2016 01:33:13

Description:

This Week’s Episode:

This week’s episode is the recording from one of our Productivity Q&A Sessions. If you are interested in participating in these live sessions, they are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Learn more at http://erictivers.com/events

Nisha Subramanian joins me in answering questions in this session.  We cover a plethora of topics that people with ADHD face.  We discuss time-blocking, goal organization, starting projects, time management and much more. 

You’ll Learn:

[04:42] - During registration, a question on how to combat paralysis and overwhelm when starting something was asked.  We discuss some tips and strategies. [08:03] - Another person asks how to recover and not feel like the entire day is ruined when something goes wrong in the morning. [14:50] - Jane asks for advice on organizing goals and tasks of various size and importance.  [20:17] - Lisa asks for advice on email management. This is something I’m currently working on, but I share some strategies that have worked for me in the past. [29:02] - Jessica jumps into the Q&A to ask a question about strategies for recognizing that you’re on autopilot.  This leads to Jessica not realizing she didn’t do something until it’s too late to complete that task. [38:36] - Nisha asks me to share any takeaways from my recent time management presentation at the CHADD Conference that people could implement in their daily lives. [48:35] - Amy wonders if time-blocking is even possible. I explain my time-blocking strategies.  [57:19] - Jeff asks about perseveration and how to stop doing it. [1:04:40] - With questions wrapping up, some participants join the call for a little chit-chat session. Becky is a graduate student and recently discovered this podcast.  Becky is struggling with the way her graduate program is structured and we discuss techniques she can implement.  [1:18:17] - Kim joins the call and we discuss his appearance on this podcast. This leads to a conversation about the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group.

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group.  The winter session will start on January 16th.  Registration ends Friday, December 30th!

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These will continue in 2017 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com

 

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147 | How to Do Hard Things, Like Saying No

Dec 20, 2016 01:31:22

Description:

147 | How to Do Hard Things, Like Saying No

This Week’s Episode:

Leya Russell is a photographer, entrepreneur, mother, and animal lover.  Leya was a member of the fall 2016 ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group and she joins me on this episode. 

In this conversation, you will hear Leya tell her ADHD story, which includes being kicked out of her house as a teenager, having a baby at the age of 18, traveling around the world, and studying religion and photography.

Leya talks about how her involvement in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group has impacted her life and her career.  In the hot seat portion of the episode, Leya is looking for accountability with her website, she needs help saying “no” to people, and we talk about how Text Expander can help her workflow.

You’ll Learn:

[10:17] - Leya talks about her diagnosis at the age of 29.  [12:32] - Leya has a very infectious smile. I ask her if she’s always been happy-go-lucky and this leads to a discussion on mindset. [16:35] - Leya talks about being kicked out of her home as a teenager.  She shares what she learned from this situation. [22:31] - Leya believes her mother may have ADHD.  She talks about being able to identify symptoms and signs. [25:08] - Leya describes her 20’s, prior to her ADHD diagnosis. [28:20] - Leya loves traveling and shares some of her favorite locations. [32:00] - Leya talks about working in public relations and having degrees in religion and photography. [37:32] - Leya talks about how her photography led her to a diagnosis with ADHD. [44:51] - Leya shares her progress since diagnosis. [50:25] - Leya talks about the reasons she joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group and she describes how the group has helped her. [52:56] - Being involved in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group has had an impact on Leya’s life and career. [59:48] - Leya dives into the changes she’s seen in her life since joining the group. [1:02:40] - Leya shares some advice if you take a lot of pictures and you aren’t sure what to keep or share. [1:07:57] - Leya Russell sits in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat!  She starts off by looking for accountability with creating her website.  She’s also looking for help with saying “no” to people.

Resources:

TextExpander

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group.  The winter session will start on January 16th. 

 

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  Join us December 21st at 10:30am.  This session will be 90 minutes. These will continue in 2017 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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146 | A Semester of ADHD School

Dec 13, 2016 01:22:21

Description:

146 | A Semester of ADHD School

This Week’s Episode:

On this episode, you will hear Nisha Subramanian and I talk about the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  Nisha shares what she has gained from the group, both in the role as a participant and as a facilitator.  

We see a lot of growth from participants and we also see accountability being a large factor for that.  It’s when group members can let their guards down that we see growth.  We also talk about the motivation that comes from accountability. 

You’ll Learn:

[02:36] - I play an audio clip from an ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group that describes the benefits of this group. [07:59] - We share our thoughts on this audio clip and the group. [11:58] - Nisha introduces herself. We talk about her role in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [18:08] - Nisha talks about leaving her career. [21:27] - There was a pivotal point where I felt Nisha went from a student to being a teacher and I share my thoughts on the growth I’ve seen in her. Nisha shares her thoughts on this growth. [26:20] - Nisha talks about the role of fear. [27:48] - Nisha talks about what she sees from group members at the beginning of the group session. [30:42] - I talk about some questions I ask in the screening calls for the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [33:30] - Nisha shares more about how feedback is delivered in the group. She goes on to describe the community within this group. [38:33] - I talk about the feeling of being understood in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [40:29] - We share how we pair people up with accountability partners. Nisha talks about this process. [45:06] - I talk about how accountability has motivated me lately. We discuss the idea of accountability. [50:02] - I talk about examples where group members let their guards down and share more than they originally planned. [51:14] - Nisha shares her thoughts on being held back by baggage of past disappointment and failures and the value of accountability partners in these situations. [1:01:52] - Nisha shares some of the productivity strategies that have made a big impact in her life. [1:12:12] - I talk about an upcoming episode on goal-setting. [1:13:30] - Nisha and I talk about why you should be involved with the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.

Resources:

Jessica McCabe’s How to ADHD YouTube Channel 

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group.  The winter session will start on January 16th. 

Productivity Solutions for the Time Blind

In this webinar, I will be sharing new content and we’ll be diving deep into my latest thinking around time management, productivity, planning, processing, prioritizing, and getting things done. Join us December 19th at 12:30pm (Central).  Register at http://erictivers.com/events

ADHD reWired Talent Show

Do you have a talent that you’d like to share with the ADHD reWired community? Get your webcam or smartphone ready and show us what you’ve got on Friday, December 16th from 6pm-7:30pm (Central). Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  Join us December 13th at 12:30pm and December 21st at 10:30am.  Each of these sessions will be 90 minutes. These will continue in 2017 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

 

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress. 

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145 | Live Panel of ADHD Experts

Dec 6, 2016 01:36:29

Description:

145 | Live Panel of ADHD Experts

This Week’s Episode:

At my local CHADD chapter (CHADD of Northern Illinois), we hosted a panel of experts and in this episode, you will hear the Q&A from this panel session.  I sat on the panel, as did Lisa Alexoff, Dr. Colin Ryan, Dr. Jeremy Kaplan, and Jonathan Carroll. 

This conversation tends to focus on ADHD in adolescents. The panel spends a lot of time discussing childhood ADHD and answering question from attendees on that topic.  The last 15 minutes of the discussion is on adult ADHD.

You’ll Learn:

[10:25] – Dr. Ryan describes some materials he hands out to the attendees, including a medication log, which helps you track usage, dosage, and results. [11:50] – Another resource Dr. Ryan provides is a document entitled, “Does my child have ADHD?”, which is from the American Pediatric Association. [13:45] – Dr. Ryan describes a timeline that he provides attendees. It lays out the steps families should take to identify if a student has ADHD. Ryan walks through all of these steps. [21:43] – Dr. Ryan explains the difference between a psychological assessment and a neuro-psychological assessment. [23:05] – Dr. Kaplan explains his role as a psychiatrist, which is to help give the medication that is necessary to treat an individual’s ADHD. [25:21] – An attendee that has two children on medication asks how likely it is that her children will grow out of the need for medication for their ADHD. Kaplan provides a general answer for this question. He talks about why children in school situations require medication at that time, but may not require it later in life. [29:00] – I share some research findings that show that teenagers that are “forced” to be on medication by parents are more likely to stop taking medication in their 20s than teenagers are given the choice to take medication. [31:50] – Jonathan Carroll introduces himself to the group of attendees. [33:50] – Jonathan describes what an ADHD coach does for their clients. [36:26] – A mother (with ADD) that has two children with ADHD asks if medication help her children learn the skills to not be as impacted as an adult. Lisa says, “Pills don’t teach skills, but we can’t teach the skills if the pills aren’t on board.” [40:03] – A mother (recently diagnosed with ADHD) has a child with ADHD and anxiety and a child with depression, anxiety, Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD. One of her sons is not open to organizational strategies. She is looking for advice in this situation. The panel shares thoughts on this situation. [49:05] – We discuss the idea of sometimes needing to let students fail and preferring to have that happen in middle school, rather than when the students have gone away to college. [1:01:00] – An attendee talks about how his life has benefited because of ADHD. [1:02:34] – An attendee that has a child with ADHD asks if it is normal to jump around between medications and dosages. Dr. Kaplan addresses why this happens. [1:09:17] – An attendee asks a question about genetic testing. This leads to a discussion on the topic. [1:14:24] – The panel discusses that there are different types and presentations in the “spectrum” of ADHD and things can change in different points in life. [1:17:59] – An attendee asks a question about his three-year old daughter. He sees a lot of signs of ADHD, where others write the actions off as a just being a typical three-year old. The panel discusses early intervention. [1:24:20] – An attendee asks a question about evaluating and making a diagnosis for adults. [1:30:15] – An attendee asks what a good educational advocate looks like, and what can reasonably be expected from them? [1:33:57] – An attendee asks about finding a medication that works, but over time it becomes less effective. The panel discusses possible explanations.

Resources:

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group.  The winter session will start on January 16th. 

Productivity Solutions for the Time Blind

In this webinar, I will be sharing new content and we’ll be diving deep into my latest thinking around time management, productivity, planning, processing, prioritizing, and getting things done. Join us December 12th at 10:30am Central or December 19th at 12:30pm Central.  Register at http://erictivers.com/events 

ADHD reWired Talent Show

Do you have a talent that you’d like to share with the ADHD reWired community? Get your webcam or smartphone ready and show us what you’ve got on Friday, December 16th from 6pm-7:30pm (Central). Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  Join us December 13th at 12:30pm and December 21st at 10:30am.  Each of these sessions will be 90 minutes. These will continue in 2017 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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.

144 | Stories from the CHADD Conference 2016

Nov 29, 2016 01:15:51

Description:

144 | Stories from the CHADD Conference 2016

This Week’s Episode:

This week’s episode is a compilation of clips of conversations I had at the 2016 CHADD Conference in Costa Mesa, California.  You will recognize some of their voices, as they are past guests on the podcast.

In this episode, you will hear several people sharing their personal “ADHD moment” stories. You will also hear some techniques and tools that these individuals use.  At the end of the episode, you will hear David talk about what he learned and will take away from the sessions at this conference.

You’ll Learn:

[04:08] - Alan Brown shares a story from his past. He also talks about our self medication with our diets and technology. [08:00] - Kirsten Milliken shares a recent ADHD story. [12:54] - David talks about his history with ADHD and he talks about how he relies on technology for task management. This conversation took place at the beginning of the conference. [16:00] - During a presentation, I noticed Kendra using a Live Scribe smart pen. She describes how she uses it and gives us a demonstration. [26:15] - Sarah Wright talks about the presentation that she gave at the CHADD conference this year. [30:11] - Belynda Gauthier talks about what led to her getting involved with CHADD. She also talks about the progress that she has seen in her son.  [33:40] - Shelley Karpel shares some of her take-aways from this CHADD conference. [36:02] - John Wilson is the Director of SOAR, an outdoor adventure camp for children. He shares an ADHD stories. [39:16] - Kate Barrett returns to the podcast and the two of us share a few ADHD stories involving business cards. [48:20] - Roberto Olivardia has been on the podcast several times (Episode 37, Episode 74, and Episode 118). A great storyteller, Roberto shares a few personal ADHD stories that demonstrates impulsivity. He also shares some strategies to create “pause”. [1:01:28] - Earlier in the episode, you heard David.  Here, to wrap up the podcast he tells us some of his take-aways from this conference.

Resources:

PlayDHD: Permission to Play...a Prescription for Adults With ADHD - Kirsten Milliken

LiveScribe

Sarah Wright’s website

Kate Barrett’s website

 

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Productivity Solutions for the Time Blind

In this webinar, I will be sharing new content and we’ll be diving deep into my latest thinking around time management, productivity, planning, processing, prioritizing, and getting things done. Join us December 5th or December 12th at 10:30am Central or December 19th at 12:30pm Central.  Register at http://erictivers.com/events 

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  Join us November 30th at 12:30pm, December 13th at 12:30pm, and December 21st at 10:30am.  Each of these sessions will be 90 minutes. These will continue in 2017 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

 

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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.

 

143 | There is Always a Better Way with Kim Denny

Nov 22, 2016 01:33:21

Description:

143 | There is Always a Better Way with Kim Denny

This Week’s Guest:

Joining me in the studio on today’s episode is my friend and former client, Kim Denny.  I had the pleasure of meeting Kim at a tumultuous time in his life and I think you will really enjoy this conversation. 

Kim runs a business he has been a part of for 51 years.  He talks about the challenges he faces as a business owner with ADHD.  You also get a real sense of who Kim is in this conversation as you can tell that his business and family are important and close to him.  As you will find out, when it comes to their living situation, they are very close!

Kim spends a lot of time grappling with the emotions of having ADHD.  I use this opportunity to open up and share a recent ADHD shame moment.  Kim uses the second half of the episode to ask me some ADHD questions. 

You’ll Learn:

[04:33] - Kim shares how his grandson’s ADHD diagnosis led to his curiosity if he might also have ADHD. [05:51] - Kim talks about his business and the aspects of running a business that he struggles with. He shares how he is able to delegate some of these tasks. [10:00] - These changes that Kim made with his business were done organically and he talks about that process. [17:08] - Kim shares how to feel something big, but show it small. [18:19] - How to correct team members and why your strategy may be different as a person with ADHD. [31:00] - While talking about the amount of things we do, Kim shares that he has cut out his vegetable oil recycling business. Through this, we learn some really interesting things about Kim’s family.  [37:50] - Kim talks about the emotions of having ADHD. I share a recent ADHD shame story. [42:50] - We talk about how ADHD impacts everyone differently. There are 86,400 possibilities when it comes diagnosis based on symptoms.    [46:20] - Kim has a unique living situation. He lives on compound and he talks about living and running a business from this location. [55:00] - Kim asks a couple of ADHD questions. The first is about ADHD exercises and time myopia. This leads to Kim explaining an incontinence product idea.  I share some tips on managing the amount of time the tasks on your to do list takes.  [1:14:45] - Kim asks, “How do you develop a more innate time management skills?” We talk about time management strategies. [1:17:25] - Kim states that people with ADHD have trouble with transitions and sees this as being a problem in relationships. [1:26:16] - Kim talks about some of the strategies he learned in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group and has implemented in his life. 

Resources:

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group.  The winter session will start on January 16th.  Early registration will be from November 16th-22nd!  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance.

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register! 

 

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.

 

142 | Embracing Intensity with Aurora Remember

Nov 15, 2016 01:12:38

Description:

142 | Embracing Intensity with Aurora Remember

This Week’s Guest:

Aurora Remember is on a mission to help people embrace their intensity and use their fire without getting burned.  With a background as a school psychologist, Aurora just launched a new podcast called, Embracing Intensity.

In this conversation, you will hear Aurora explain the traits and tendencies of a highly excitable person.  While she shares some of her personal traits, we also talk about Aurora’s most popular blog post, 25 Things Only a Highly Excitable Person Would Understand.  

In the hot-seat portion of the discussion, we talk about Aurora’s struggles with social media.  She struggles with being consistent and staying focused in this area.  We talk about some strategies she can implement to help herself in this area.  At the end of the episode, Aurora calls back to follow-up after her hot seat session.  Aurora tried using Fiverr for delegating some social content.  She also talks about using Buffer to help her streamline social posting.

Connect with Aurora Remember:

Website - AuroraRemember.com

Podcast - Embracing Intensity

Facebook - League of Excitable Women

Twitter - @AuroraRemember

You’ll Learn:

[03:35] - Aurora talks about the personality traits of a highly excitable person. [06:37] - Aurora shares how being highly excitable impacts her, personally. [09:02] - Aurora talks about the history of how high excitability is perceived and defined. [13:51] - Aurora talks about her popular blog post, 25 Things Only a Highly Excitable Person Would Understand. [22:45] - Aurora talks about labels and the shades of grey in individuals, including a self-diagnosis. [25:30] - We discuss the possible connection between chronic pain and ADHD because of an overactive nervous system. [27:55] - Aurora talks about using your intensity and fire without getting burned through her coaching. She also shares her personal strategies and struggles. [37:30] - Aurora Remember sits in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat. Aurora struggles with her social media, from consistency and staying focused. We discuss some ways for Aurora to stay on track, including mind-mapping, my two sticky-note strategy, and delegation. [1:07:20] - Aurora follows up after sitting in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat.

Resources:

The Brick Testament

E-Myth - Michael Gerber

Virtual Freedom - Chris Ducker

Fiverr

Buffer

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group.  The winter session will start on January 16th.  Early registration will be from November 16th-22nd!  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

The CHADD of Northern Illinois

If you are in the northern Illinois region, my local CHADD group will be doing a panel of experts on November 21st in Grayslake, IL.  More information can be found on our Meetup page or Facebook page.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

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.

 

 

141 |It's Not Me, It's My ADHD with Judy Huth

Nov 8, 2016 01:20:10

Description:

141 | Judy Huth - It's Not Me, It's My ADHD with Judy Huth

This Week’s Guest:

Diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 42, Judy Huth realized that a lot of her behaviors in life were due to her ADHD, rather than character flaws.  Judy was also part of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group.

In this conversation, you will hear Judy talk about her ADHD voyage, from childhood to adult diagnosis.  In addition to talking about how ADHD impacts her life, she shares her interesting perspective, “It’s my responsibility, but not my fault.” 

Judy was recently a member of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group and talks about the impact involvement in the group had on her life.  According to Judy, one of the changes she implemented saves her an hour a day.  One of the things Judy is struggling with right now is using her planner.  At the end of this episode, Judy calls back in and talks about her progress with this perfectionism.

 

Connect with Judy Huth:

Judy Huth on Facebook

 

You’ll Learn:

[03:32] - Judy talks about the events that led to her ADHD diagnosis. [06:51] - Judy shares that she was successful in school and explains why she believes she experienced this success. [10:53] - Judy talks about her career path to this point and describes the professional tasks that are most difficult for her and the tasks that result in efficiency. [20:15] - Judy shares details on her depression and her fibromyalgia. [27:10] - Judy talks about her perspective, which gives her the ability to say, “It’s my responsibility, but not my fault.” [28:30] - Judy talks her medication and its effects on her. [30:15] - Judy shares her experience with the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group and talks about some improvements she’s seen in her life because of the group. [36:15] - Judy talks about her depression. [41:15] - Judy shares her thoughts on patterns and shares a personal story. [50:07] - Judy talks about her eyesight and how bifocals helped her save an hour a day.  [55:13] - During the coaching group session, Judy and her husband decided to trade work spaces. This opened the door to a lot of labeling. [59:06] - Judy’s planner has caused her to become paralyzed because of perfectionism.  [1:16:38] - Judy calls back in and talks about her progress with her planner.

 

Resources:

You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

Hobonichi Planner

 

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group.  The winter session will start on January 16th.  Early registration will be from November 16th-22nd!

The CHADD International Conference on ADHD

This conference is being held November 10th - 12th in Costa Mesa, California.  I will be speaking about time management strategies at this conference.  To register, visit http://chadd.org

I will be doing a webinar in advance of this conference. On November 3rd (10:30am-12pm Central) is on the schedule and more dates will be announced soon!

The CHADD of Northern Illinois

If you are in the northern Illinois region, my local CHADD group will be doing a panel of experts on November 21st in Grayslake, IL.  More information can be found on our Meetup page or Facebook page.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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.

140 | Productivity Q & A No. 2

Nov 1, 2016 01:04:52

Description:

140 | Productivity Q & A

This Week’s Episode:

This episode is the recorded audio of our 4th Q&A webinar, celebrating ADHD Awareness month.  Nisha Subramanian joins me in answering live questions.  In this Q&A session, you will hear us talk about several aspects on task management, time management, motivation, and accountability. 

You’ll Learn:

[04:37] - Jessica asks a question about task management at times when energy levels are low. [09:01] - Nisha brings up the difficulty of task management when you work from home.  [12:24] - Maria asks when exercise should be placed in the daily routine.  We also discuss strategies to help with exercise motivation. [15:50] - Patricia asks about services and tools for managing a to-do list. [20:55] - Kali asks about starting and stopping or switching tasks.  This leads to a discussion on the Pomodoro Technique. [28:36] - Jessica asks about self-accountability. [36:55] - Steven asks about task lists that are more long-term and based on habits. [42:00] - Robert asks about the will power budget. [47:24] - A question comes from the chat, “How you move from the urgent to the important?” [51:45] - Kimberly asks about the things to remember when working with a new therapist. 

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group.  The winter session will start on January 16th.  Early registration will be from November 16th-22nd!

The CHADD International Conference on ADHD

This conference is being held November 10th - 12th in Costa Mesa, California.  I will be speaking about time management strategies at this conference.  To register, visit http://chadd.org

I will be doing a webinar in advance of this conference. On Thursday, November 3rd (10:30am-12pm Central) are on the schedule and more dates will be announced soon!

The CHADD of Northern Illinois

If you are in the northern Illinois region, my local CHADD group will be doing a panel of experts on November 21st in Grayslake, IL.  More information can be found on our Meetup page or Facebook page.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

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.

139 | ADHD on a Date

Oct 25, 2016 01:19:06

Description:

139 | ADHD on a Date

This Week’s Guest:

Jonathan Carroll is the founder of Carroll Education Group, IEP Experts and The Business of Coaching. He received his BA in Communications from DePaul University and his MA in Learning Disabilities from Northeastern Illinois University.

In this discussion, you will hear Jonathan talk a lot about navigating relationships as someone with ADHD.  Jonathan shares experiences from his first marriage and from his current relationship with his wife.  He talks about the issues he has encountered and the strategies he’s implemented to work through these issues. 

During the hot-seat portion of this discussion, Jonathan shares his struggles with public social interactions.  To help him work through this situation, I turn things around and ask Jonathan what he would tell someone he’s coaching that is in the same situation and he’s got some great insight.

Connect with Jonathan Carroll:

Jonathan Carroll’s website - http://adhdguru.com

Twitter - @ADHDGuru

Email - Jonathan@adhdefcoach.com

YouTube - http://youtube.com/adhdguru

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adhdefcoach

You’ll Learn:

[06:50] - Jonathan talks about making himself more acceptable in social situations.  He shares some tips that help make that happen. [10:40] - Jonathan believes you need to be a student of yourself and identify situations that are and are not ideal for you. [14:42] - Jonathan shares a story about where he needed to acclimated to a situation. [18:32] - For a long time, Jonathan tried to cover-up his ADHD.  He goes on to share his self-realizations. [22:28] - Jonathan talks about his first marriage and the role his ADHD played in the relationship.  He talks about the relationship he has with his current wife and shares what he learned from his previous marriage. [29:16] - Jonathan elaborates on relationship issues and solutions he has discovered to help work through those issues. [39:27] - Continuing on the topic of relationships, Jonathan talks about scheduling dates with family obligations. [51:24] - Jonathan Carroll sits in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat.  When Jonathan gets too comfortable, he has some problem with self-awareness and his filter. 

Resources:

AutoSilent

Kitchen Safe Timer

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group.  The winter session will start on January 16th.  Early registration will be from November 16th-22nd!

The CHADD International Conference on ADHD

This conference is being held November 10th - 12th in Costa Mesa, California.  I will be speaking about time management strategies at this conference.  To register, visit http://chadd.org

I will be doing a few webinars in advance of this conference. On Thursday, October 27th (2pm-3:30pm Central) and Thursday, November 3rd (10:30am-12pm Central) are on the schedule and more dates will be announced soon!

The CHADD of Northern Illinois

If you are in the northern Illinois region, my local CHADD group will be doing a panel of experts on November 21st in Grayslake, IL.  More information can be found on our Meetup page or Facebook page.

October is ADHD Awareness Month

Every Tuesday in the month of October, you can join Nisha Subramanian and me for a live, interactive webinar.  We will be answering your productivity and ADHD questions.  The webinars are held at 12:30-1:30pm (Central Time).  These webinars are free and you can sign up at http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

ADHD reWired Tech eCourses and Mini Workshops

Tell us what technology or tool you would like to learn about. Complete our 3 minute survey below and you can win free coaching, a $50 gift card to Amazon or your preferred app store, or a productivity mystery box.

Learn more about our courses and workshops at: https://surveymonkey.com/r/HDJCSSS

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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.

138 | Productivity Q & A

Oct 18, 2016 57:01

Description:

138 | Productivity Q & A

This Week:

This week’s episode is a Q&A session from one of the weekly webinars I do with Nisha Subramanian during the month of October. 

We fielded some great questions in this webinar.  Some were sent in ahead of time and some were asked live by viewers that we invited into the webinar.  We covered a great range of topics, all of which I think are applicable to almost everyone.

Join us next for next week’s webinar.  You can ask your questions and share your stories live on Tuesdays in October from 12:30-1:30pm (Central Time).  These webinars are free and you can sign up at http://erictivers.com/events.

You’ll Learn:

[03:25] - How do you keep focused on a task when working? [06:26] - What’s the best strategy to digitize handwritten notes. [12:50] - We discuss Dropbox and some of it’s key features. [16:43] - Are there resources for Evernote? [20:33] - How can we slow down in moments of decision-making? [33:00] - What are my thoughts on mind-mapping? [36:52] - There are lots of tools out there.  What’s the best? [45:10] - How do I survive without the coaching and accountability Facebook group? [47:33] - How do I eliminate long-standing tasks? [49:42] - My living space is a mess and when I try to organize, I get stopped in my tracks. What’s a solution?

Resources:

Evernote

Dropbox

Adonit stylus

Michael Hyatt

Beyond the To-Do List

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

We have dates for our winter sessions for the group.  The winter session will start on January 16th.  Early registration will be from November 16th-22nd!

The CHADD International Conference on ADHD

This conference is being held November 10th - 12th in Costa Mesa, California.  I will be speaking about time management strategies at this conference.  To register, visit http://chadd.org!

October is ADHD Awareness Month

Every Tuesday in the month of October, you can join Nisha Subramanian and me for a live, interactive webinar.  We will be answering your productivity and ADHD questions.  The webinars are held at 12:30-1:30pm (Central Time).  These webinars are free and you can sign up at http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at http://ADHDreWired.com

 

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.

137 | Leveraging Your Gifts

Oct 11, 2016 01:05:55

Description:

137 | Leveraging Your Gifts

This Week’s Guest:

Lea Ann Mallett, who was recently diagnosed with ADHD, is an entrepreneur that wears many hats.  As a leader of volunteer organizations, she exhibits great skill in certain areas, but has weakness in that same area in a different domain in her life. 

In this conversation, you will hear Lea Ann describe the challenges she’s faced in going from the leader of an organization to the owner of a person business.  One of the things that Lea Ann struggles with is deadlines because she’s always worked best under pressure at the last minute. 

When Lea Ann sits in the hot seat, she shares the challenges that she and her family face every day with their evening routine.  This involves cooking dinner and the child bedtime routine.  We look at some solutions, from finding someone to do the grocery shopping for the family to rearranging the order of the tasks that need to be completed every night.

Connect with Lea Ann Mallett:

Lea Anne Mallett’s website

You’ll Learn:

[3:06] - Lea Ann talks about her passion for activism, which led to her sitting in a tree for three days. [6:08] - There are certain aspects of leadership that come easy for Lea Ann and she talks about those things. [8:15] - Decision-making is an easy process for Lea Ann, although there’s some areas where she really struggles with this.  [12:50] - Because of her success in academics, she never suspected she could have ADHD.  Lea Ann believes that if she hadn’t had children, she wouldn’t have reached the point where she thought this was possible.  [15:37] - Lea Ann shares the difference between running an organization and a personal business and describes the aspects with which she struggles. [16:58] - Lea Ann describes her business as an Action and Results Coach.  [18:56] - Lea Ann explains why she sees her ADHD as a gift and she shares why it has enhanced her life. [23:07] -  Lea Ann talks about the challenge of deadlines and her “need” to work under pressure at the last minute.  This leads to a conversation on procrastination. [27:10] - Lea Ann talks about the shame of putting off tasks and working up the emotional scale to where she can complete the task.  [30:36] - Shame vs. Anger [32:52] - Lea Ann talks about needing to switch things up to keep herself interested. [36:05] - Lea Ann Mallett sits in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat.  “Creating a family routine for the routine-resistant family.” [38:28] - Lea Ann breaks down her weekday and weekend evening routines, including the dinner routine, which starts at shopping for food. [48:05] - Lea Ann describes the post-meal challenges. [58:25] - Lea Ann commits to some of the strategies we discussed.

Resources:

Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time 

Emotional Guidance Scale by Abraham - Hicks 

Time Tracker Mini

 

Use my Audible.com affiliate link to get an audio book for free (and a 30-day free trial)!

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The CHADD International Conference on ADHD

This conference is being held November 10th-12th in Costa Mesa, California. I will be speaking about time management strategies at this conference. To register, visit http://chadd.org!

October is ADHD Awareness Month!

You can join me and more than 30 other ADHD experts at the 2016 ADHD Awareness Expo. You can attend this free virtual event October 2nd-8th. Claim your spot at http://www.erictivers.com/expo2016.

Every Tuesday in the month of October, you can join Nisha Subramanian and me for a live, interactive webinar. We will be answering your productivity and ADHD questions! The webinars are held at 12:30-1:30pm (Central Time). These webinars are free and you can sign up at http://erictivers.com/events.

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe? Learn more at http://ADHDreWired.com

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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.

136 | Nutrition, Exercise, and How to Find Your Keys

Oct 4, 2016 54:46

Description:

136 | Nutrition, Exercise, and How to Find Your Keys

This Week’s Guest:

Ian Ryan is the founder of FearlessAndHealthy.com and the host of the Fearless and Healthy Podcast, a show on health, self-help, and education. With nine years of experience as a health coach, he believes in a holistic approach to wellness.  He puts a large emphasis on mastering mindsets.

In order to reach our full potential, the first thing we must focus on is our health and self-care. If we are not feeling well or healthy, nothing else will fall into place.  Ian believes in eating healthy and he shares what that means.  This give us more energy and it fuels our bodies to make us more productive. Ian shares a lot of his nutrition expertise throughout this discussion.

Ian struggles with organization and clutter.  In the ADHD reWired Hot Seat portion of this episode, we use some mind-mapping and other strategies to help him get more organized.  I share with Ian some ways for him to remember, implement, and correct.

Connect with Ian Ryan:

Fearless and Healthy Website

Fearless and Healthy on Facebook

You’ll Learn:

[3:07] - Ian talks about his goal of helping one-million people and how they led him to taking his passion online. [3:50] - Our health and self-care must be our top priority. [5:28] - Ian talks about his ADHD diagnosis and journey. [7:55] - Ian shares his personal approach being “natural” in his diet. [9:00] - Ian talks about his background in a fitness business and he describes this business that he has been running for 2 years. [10:00] - Ian explains his move from Washington DC to San Diego. 
This leads to a discussion on handling loss and the direction it can take our lives. [15:00] - Learn what you will go through if you approach Ian for his coaching services.  [18:50] - Ian shares some tips on physical activity, especially getting started.  [22:28] - The effects that exercising can have on the brain and the benefits of working out in the morning. [25:32] - We discuss sugar in our diets and how our diets vary. [32:10] - Should we be mixing up what our meals consist of, especially breakfast? [36:12] - When it comes to nutrition, “fat” is just a word. [39:37] - Ian Ryan sits in the ADHD ReWired Hot Seat. We discuss organization, clutter, and mind-mapping.

Resources:

Go Wild

 

Use my Audible.com affiliate link to get an audio book for free (and a 30-day free trial)!

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The CHADD International Conference on ADHD

This conference is being held November 10th-12th in Costa Mesa, California. I will be speaking about time management strategies at this conference. To register, visit http://chadd.org!

October is ADHD Awareness Month!

You can join me and more than 30 other ADHD experts at the 2016 ADHD Awareness Expo. You can attend this free virtual event October 2nd-8th. Claim your spot at http://www.erictivers.com/expo2016.

Every Tuesday in the month of October, you can join Nisha Subramanian and me for a live, interactive webinar. We will be answering your productivity and ADHD questions! The webinars are held at 12:30-1:30pm (Central Time). These webinars are free and you can sign up at http://erictivers.com/events.

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe? Learn more at http://ADHDreWired.com

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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.

135 | Overcoming Perfectionism

Sep 27, 2016 01:24:52

Description:

135 | Overcoming Perfectionism

This Week’s Guest:

Drew “Scooter” Ackerman is the host of the podcast, Sleep With Me.  This podcast is designed to lull you to sleep with stories that are delivered in soothing tones.  Drew has never been formally diagnosed with ADHD.  He has shared that he has dyslexia and he struggles with sleep.

In this conversation, we discuss some of the challenges Drew has with organization and perfectionism with his podcast.  We look at these challenges and in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat portion of the episode, I challenge Drew to make a commitment in his podcast editing. 

Included in this episode is a follow-up phone call, which took place a few weeks after the original interview.  Drew talks about the different topics that he’s been contemplating since the original call, including perfectionism, to-do lists and fears and goals.

Connect with Drew Ackerman!

Follow Drew Ackerman on Twitter - @DearestScooter Sleep With Me Podcast - http://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com/

You’ll Learn:

[4:20] - Drew shares why he started Sleep With Me. [8:00] - Two of Drew’s listeners started a Facebook group for his podcast, where his community could gather. [11:07] - Drew talks about his career path, which has led him to currently working at a library.  This is interesting because Drew has dyslexia. [15:28] - Determining how much to share. [17:38] - Drew gives us a taste of Sleep With Me. [20:33] - Overcoming perfectionism [26:18] - Drew talks about his podcast schedule and workflow. [35:49] - Drew Ackerman sits in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat. [47:46] - “You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.” [53:20] - The shame of feeling like we’re never doing enough. [56:00] - Drew talks about his podcast editing. [1:02:37] - Drew ponders a podcast editing commitment.  [1:09:20] - Follow-up call with Drew Ackerman. [1:10:20] - Things from the original call that have been on Drew’s mind since the call.

Use my Audible.com affiliate link to get an audio book for free (and a 30-day free trial)!

http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired

The CHADD International Conference on ADHD

This conference is being held November 10th-12th in Costa Mesa, California.  I will be speaking about time management strategies at this conference.  To register, visit http://chadd.org!

October is ADHD Awareness Month!

You can join me and more than 30 other ADHD experts at the 2016 ADHD Awareness Expo.  You can attend this free virtual event October 2nd-8th.  Claim your spot at http://www.erictivers.com/expo2016.

Every Tuesday in the month of October, you can join Nisha Subramanian and me for a live, interactive webinar. We will be answering your productivity and ADHD questions!  The webinars are held at 12:30-1:30pm (Central Time). These webinars are free and you can sign up at http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD reWired Coaching & Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at http://ADHDreWired.com

 

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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.

134 | Discovering You Are Enough

Sep 20, 2016 01:18:12

Description:

134 | Discovering You Are Enough

This Week’s Guest:

Jo Meleca-Voigt is an accomplished school teacher, wife, runner, social activist, and travel consultant.  Jo was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 45.  I invited Jo to come on the podcast since she is just now starting her ADHD journey. 

In this conversation, you will hear some of Jo’s thoughts as she starts her ADHD journey.  She shares how she is documenting everything.  Jo was named “Teacher of the Year” in a district with over 1,000 teachers and she shares some of her thoughts on teaching and learning strategies.  For years, Jo has been an advocate for same-sex marriage.  She shares her opinions on the similarities between being gay and having ADHD. 

On days when Jo feels like she’s having more difficulty with ADHD, she is more self-conscience in one-on-one conversations.  These situations bring her a lot of stress and anxiety. In the hot-seat portion of this discussion, we dig deeper and come up with some strategies that Jo could implement to help herself in these situations.

Connect with Jo Meleca-Voigt!

Follow Jo Meleca-Voigt on Twitter - @JoMelecaVoigt

You’ll Learn:

[3:55] - Jo talks about how she is documenting her ADHD journey.  [4:37] - She shares some insights she’s learned about herself since starting this journal. [6:16] - Jo believes the name “attention deficit” is misleading. [8:00] - Jo shares one of her first experiences after medication, which leads to some entertaining stories. [11:28] - Jo was named Teacher of the Year in a district of over 1,000 teachers. She talks about this recognition and what she did in her years of teaching to earn it. [16:33] - Jo explains the correct way to study.  [19:42] - Teaching students how to learn, not just what to learn. [21:42] - If government was run like a start-up.  [22:39] - Education is becoming more data-driven, but when the data is not specific enough, it can impact some students with ADHD. [29:55] - Coming out as being gay and coming out as having ADHD. [37:18] - Jo Meleca-Voigt sits in the hot-seat and we talk about issues regarding social conversations in a one-on-one setting and some solutions that Jo can implement. [1:03:10] - Self-acceptance has been the toughest part of this journey for Jo. [1:04:49] - Jo calls in to follow-up on our original discussion.  She talks about going through the “anger” stage. [1:09:03] - Jo talks about implementing one of the strategies we discussed when she was in the hot-seat. [1:11:36] - This is our third conversation, and Jo reflects back on our 2nd conversation and talks about getting to an area of acceptance.

Use my Audible.com affiliate link to get an audio book for free (and a 30-day free trial)! Not sure where to start? I’d recommend Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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October is ADHD Awareness Month!

You can join me and more than 30 other ADHD experts at the 2016 ADHD Awareness Expo.  You can attend this free virtual event October 2nd-8th.  Claim your spot at http://www.erictivers.com/expo2016.

Every Tuesday in the month of October, you can join Nisha Subramanian and me for a live, interactive webinar. We will be answering your productivity and ADHD questions!  The webinars are held at 12:30-1:30pm (Central Time). These webinars are free and you can sign up at http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD reWired Coaching & Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at http://ADHDreWired.com

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.

 

 

133 | Free to be ADHD

Sep 13, 2016 01:18:46

Description:

133 | Free to be ADHD

This Week’s Guest:

Brandy Wynn is a self-identified marketing maven in-the-making. Diagnosed at the age of 30, now at 40, she’s enjoying her freedom from the box. In this conversation, you’ll learn what “freedom from the box” means.

Brandy has been an entrepreneur from an early age.  You will hear her describe her life and entrepreneur journey.  As a student in her 40s, Brandy describes why she is pursuing her MBA, despite the popular opinion that entrepreneurs don’t need to achieve this level of education.  She also shares her experience with advocating for herself in the world of education.  When Brandy sits in the hot-seat, we look at her strategies in her education.  In this discussion, I suggest that Brandy outsources will-power via Kitchen Safe. I also suggest she use Waze.

Brandy shares some insight into her personal views on ADHD, and in particular, her brand of ADHD.  In describing her “freedom from the box”, she talks about being comfortable in your own skin.  This leads to a discussion on “people first” language and how individuals might prefer to describe themselves and their diagnosis.

Connect with Brandy Wynn

Website - GoneWithWynne Twitter - @GoneWithWynne Facebook – GoneWithWynne Instagram - @GoneWithWynne

You’ll Learn:

[2:10] – “Freedom from the box” [3:04] – Brandy talks about her hesitancy to talk about her diagnosis. [4:48] – Brandy describes her brand of ADHD.  [6:55] – Brandy is close to receiving her degree and she talks about her life as a student. [9:00] – Self-advocating in the world of education. [13:33] – “I don’t have a problem; I have a disability.” [14:44] – Brandy talks about speaking at CHADD.    [15:50] – Brandy shares how she describes and identifies her ADHD diagnosis.  This leads to a discussion about “people first” language. [19:13] – Brandy explains why she is would be uncomfortable with giving a Ted Talk. [23:15] – Brandy claims to be “the worst ever” with relationships. [27:11] – Now is the best time to be able to be comfortable in your own skin. [29:36] – Brandy shares her entrepreneurship story. [36:45] – Brandy explains why she wants her MBA. [39:00] – Brandy talks about the role of religion in her life and her journey. [41:50] – Brandy talks about two books, The Value in the Valley and In the Meantime. [43:03] – Brandy Wynn sits in the hot-seat.  In this discussion, we look at her academic strategies and timeliness.

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132 | It's Never Too Late

Sep 6, 2016 01:08:48

Description:

132 | It's Never Too Late

This Week’s Guest:

Liz Applegate is a life-coach, entrepreneur, and podcaster.  She introduces herself as a “second chance enthusiast positive change facilitator.”  Her work includes helping over-40 individuals turn the “maybe somedays” into “today”. 

Liz was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, after her son pointed out that she had a lot of the symptoms.  In this discussion, we start off by looking back on Liz’s ADHD journey.  She talks about what her life was and how ADHD impacted areas of her life, specifically in her first marriage.  It was actually ADHD reWired that helped Liz realize that she needed structure and medication to get her ADHD in check and live the life she wanted.  She shares some of her strategies, including KanbanFlow.

Liz balances her personal work, including her podcast, Midlife Schmidlife, but she also does virtual support work.  Balancing these two spheres and going from task to task is a challenge for Liz.  In the ADHD reWired hot seat portion of our discussion, we go through and identify some of the trouble spots and then look at solutions.  A few of the tools I mention are Realtime Board, Process Street, and Edgar.

Connect with Liz Applegate!

Podcast - Midlife Schmidlife Midlife Schmidlife on Facebook Liz Applegate on Twitter Midlife Schmidlife on Instagram Liz Applegate on Pinterest

You’ll Learn:

[3:40] - Liz talks about turning 50 and the negativity of midlife. [6:05] - Liz’s son realizes that she may have adult ADHD.  [7:00] - Liz’s ADHD journey and how her diagnosis helped her make sense of her life. [10:22] - Self medication and the driving factors behind it. [12:37] - After a period without medication, ADHD reWired helped Liz realize she needed structure and medication to keep her ADHD in check. [15:00] - Becoming the person Liz wants to be. [18:13] - Liz shares the strategies she’s adopted to bring structure into her work-life. [23:32] - Liz talks about the types of people that are attracted to her business. [26:40] - When Liz feels like the situation is beyond her capabilities, she refers clients to appropriate mental health professionals. [29:36] - Coaching and virtual support are two different realms in which Liz helps people. [31:40] - Deciding if it’s worth it to learn something new. [35:49] - “Even if you’ve never been diagnosed with ADHD, all of us have something.” [39:31] -  Liz Applegate sits down in the ADHD reWired hot seat!  [40:15] - Being on social media for work, but not getting sucked in and balancing work between personal and coaching/virtual support. [48:44] - Liz goes through an exercise. What will she do when Midlife Schmidlife becomes successful enough for her to stop doing virtual support. [51:23] - Liz experiences “break failure” when it comes to Facebook and we talk about one solution. [1:01:20] - Liz talks about her lack of accountability.

Book Review

This week’s book review is The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, the author of the Chicken Soup books. This is like ten great self-help books all-in-one.

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131 | Making Your Mess Your Message

Aug 29, 2016 01:31:13

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131 | Making Your Mess Your Message

News!

This episode is coming out a day early! If you’re listening on Monday, the day this episode has been released, you have just a few more days to reserve your registration call for the Fall Session of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!  Learn more about the group at http://coachingrewired.com

Today, Monday August 29th, we are doing a live Q&A webinar

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Also, I just created a brand new video series, “125 Strategies to Get Your ADHD reWired”. In this series, I go through the strategies I use to better my ADHD.  To access this series, go to http://www.erictivers.com/125strategiesvideo

This Week’s Guest:

Donna Barre has worked for years as a “data geek”.  She is now re-inventing herself to help others with ADHD find meaning, joy, and the pursuit of their creative endeavors.  Donna was also a member of the very first ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. 

Donna is doing something unique, she’s bringing arts and crafts into the world of ADHD.  In this conversation, Donna talks about the importance of play and creativity and their role in productivity.  She explains what art does for her and how activities like art can help in various areas of life.

In the ADHD reWired Hot Seat portion of our discussion, we work with Donna on her issues with confidence and bravery.  She shares some areas in which she feels like her bravery and confidence are lacking.  We work through some practical ways to build confidence and bravery.  We also learn what a brave Donna looks like.  In this discussion, I share this resource: http://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/

Connect with Donna!

Website – http://clickadhdservices.com

Email – dr.donna@clickadhdservices.com or donna.barre@comcast.net

You’ll Learn:

[7:16] – Donna shares her back-story and explains why she joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [9:16] – When Donna started the group, she was looking to unload some real estate and the group helped her through that process.  [12:43] – Donna shares how long-term success means ongoing support and accountability.  [16:21] – Donna gets sucked into entertainment such as television and the internet and she talks about how she gets herself back-on-track.  [19:04] – Donna talks about her tendency to minimize accomplishments and we talk about self-correcting mechanisms and breaking bad habits. [24:25] – Donna is bringing arts and crafts into the world of ADHD. She talks about the importance of play and creativity and their role in productivity. [34:34] – Donna opens up about clutter.  This is a cyclical struggle for her.  [41:01] – Data is Donna’s “play”.  [45:05] – “Making your mess your message” [49:02] – Donna sits down in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat and throughout this segment, we work through her issues with confidence and bravery.  Donna shares what she thinks being brave means, and what a brave Donna looks like. [1:23:12] – Fill out the contact form to let Donna know if you are interested in her supportive crafting group.

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130 | Stepping Into Freedom From Anxiety

Aug 23, 2016 01:23:19

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130 | Stepping Into Freedom From Anxiety

This Week’s Guest:

Kali Pelham is an educator that has taken big steps to gain freedom from anxiety.  She just finished the reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. 

Kali struggles with anxiety and feeling like everything is urgent and important.  She talks about how her involvement in the reWired Coaching and Accountability Group has helped her in this area.  Kali shares her journey and explains her thought process and the conversations with her husband that led them to realizing her life would benefit from involvement in the group.  Throughout this conversation, we learn the areas of her life that have benefitted and she shares specific examples of the tools and practices she has implemented.  Kali tells us about how she has her calendars set up, how she operates her to-do list, and uses programs like Google Keep. 

We engage in a 10-minute power coaching session to help Kali determine where things fall in the urgent vs. important matrix.  We also talk about implementing the GTD (Getting Things Done) Methodology to be organized and manage time.  Also, what are the questions to ask yourself to determine the importance of tasks?  Listen to this conversation to find out!

You’ll Learn:

[8:38] - Kali shares her back-story and explains what brought her to the reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  [14:17] - Kali describes the moment that she knew she needed to sign up for the reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [17:35] - Kali talks about her use of typical ADHD medications and where they help and where they fall short. [19:05] - Kali was unable to find a support group in her area and the reWired Coaching and Accountability Group provided her with that support. [20:35] - Kali describes her priorities and what she wanted to get out of the group.  Now that she’s finished the group, she evaluates the group’s effectiveness in those areas. [21:38] - Kali describes some of the tools she’s put in place and she shares how she constructs her to-do list. [23:26] - Kali shares how she merges her digital calendars.  This leads to a lengthy discussion on being organized with calendars and to-do lists. [32:10] - Kali walks us through some of the items on her to-do list. [36:18] - Re-framing “I should...” to “It would be nice if…” [38:32] - Kali talks about her need to ignore technology first thing in the morning. [40:50] - Kali explains how she uses Google Keep [44:35] - Kali talks about her relationship with God.  [46:25] - Kali shares her “one thing”, the fact she doesn’t have to perform and she can “just be”.  This leads into a discussion on acceptance, peace, and serenity. [54:42] - Kali talks about a recent incident where she was able to be more accepting. [1:01:40] - For Kali, this journey is about doing things without anxiety. [1:05:05] - Kali’s 10-minute power coaching session. 

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129 | The Life Changing Power of the ADHD Coaching and Accountability Group

Aug 16, 2016 56:21

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129 | The Life Changing Power of the ADHD Coaching and Accountability Group

This Week’s Guests:

Aaron Collier and Kari Gormley join us on this week’s episode.  Both Aaron and Kari have been accountability partners in the most recent ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.

Aaron Collier is a computer programmer/librarian that resides in California.  He was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 39.  After feeling like he didn’t have the tools he needed, he joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. 

Kari Gormley is a coach, mom, wife, long distance runner, and podcast host (The Running Lifestyle Podcast).  She was diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago.  She became part of the group to help herself with habits.

In this episode, Aaron and Kari share their own stories and describe the tasks they struggle with. They’re also able to give examples of how they’ve been able to implement strategies and processes to become more successful at accomplishing these tasks.  This isn’t just through their own determination, accountability is imperative in this process.  As accountability partners, Aaron and Kari share how they hold each other accountable.  It’s easy to sense the productive friendship that has grown out of this group in just 9 weeks.  

We have a special offer! If you sign up between August 22nd and 24th, use the promo code “CoachingReWired245” and you will receive two 45-minute coaching sessions with me!  You can also get the audio recording of these coaching sessions!  By using that code you’ll also be able to sign up one ADHD ReWired Tech mini-course or workshop when we launch them in early 2017. That’s over $300 in bonuses!

You’ll Learn:

[9:18] - Aaron explains the idea of a mastermind group and how he (and his relationship with his wife) has benefitted from this concept. [11:56] - Aaron describes the group’s “Study Hall” sessions and the accountability that comes from it. [16:53] - Kari talks about her mastermind session.  She shares her “lessons learned list”.  This includes a useful tip on stopping at task, building processes, doing one thing at a time, and more. [23:40] - “Statistics are not determinable outcomes.”  [27:32] - Aaron talks about being mindful about his list and taking care of what needs to be done now. He also shares his success with going to the gym since joining the accountability group. [29:56] - Aaron shares the importance of play and talks about the change in his productivity since incorporating play.  [31:45] - Aaron talks about his star chart and the reason for his success in sticking to it. [32:37] - Kari and Aaron share why they have been successful in holding each other accountable. [35:00] - The ratio of men/women with ADHD is 1:1. [35:45] - Aaron shares a typical accountability email. [39:45] - Kari and Aaron talks about what it takes to be a good accountability partner and aspects of the accountability relationship. [43:45] - Kari talks about the bond between people with ADHD and shedding the shame. [44:32] - Aaron talks about his time-blindness and his appreciation of the trust in the group. [47:17] - Kari and Aaron explain why this group has been life-changing. [51:30] - The importance of routine and how this group reWires your brain.

  

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128 | How to ADHD with Jessica McCabe

Aug 9, 2016 01:22:10

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128 | How to ADHD with Jessica McCabe

This Week’s Guest:

Jessica is the creator and host of the How to ADHD YouTube Channel.  Jessica has ADHD herself, and discovered that medication is only part of the solution. Jessica created her first show as an ADHD toolbox. This was a friendly mix of useful tips and techniques that she shared based on her research and her own personal experience.  Jessica says, “I make mistakes so you don’t have to.”  Jessica provides her 10,000+ subscribers with new episodes every Tuesday.  Jessica’s background in acting helps make her videos compelling and pretty clever.

Reach Jessica McCabe:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/howtoadhd

Twitter: @HowToADHD

 

Jessica talks about her struggle (and unexpected success) with consistency in producing videos for the How to ADHD YouTube Channel.  One thing that makes her feel comfortable in this area is the level of forgiveness in the ADHD community.  People within the community appreciate the authenticity and we like to see that others struggle with the same things that we do.  Jessica shares that some individuals find that she speaks too quickly, yet some appreciate the way that she speaks because they struggle with people that talk slowly.  This illustrates that point that no matter what you do or how perfectly you do it, you’re not going to be for everybody.  Jessica does get some feedback that ADHD is a serious topic and “no laughing matter.”  She sees the seriousness of this topic, which is why she researches so much to try help things, but if you can’t laugh, it just gets too depressing.  Jessica illustrates the humor of ADHD by telling a story about burning her face with a steamer.

Jessica was a productive student in elementary school and chose to always have her nose buried in a book.  She believes she enjoyed reading so much because she was bored by reality.  When she entered Junior High, the added responsibilities of daily school life and independence magnified some of these ADHD symptoms.  She was provided with medication and that was the only treatment, so she wasn’t learning how to manage her life. 

Jessica shares that she almost called the show “How not to ADHD” because she had a better idea of what NOT to do.  Her boyfriend pointed out that might not be the best name and she’s glad she listened.  This leads into a discussion on relationships.  Jessica has a relationship history that she calls “not a pretty thing” and points out that this area of life one that does not get discussed enough in the overall ADHD discussion.  She was always “good” at new relationships.  Things were exciting and new.  As those things changed and things weren’t as new and exciting, she would blame the boredom on the relationship.  This is not an easy thing for Jessica to discuss, but this is important and worth sharing.  When starting her current relationship, she  was very honest about her bad choices in previous relationships. 

As an actress, Jessica struggles with memorizing lines and she has found some tools to help herself in this area, including an app.  She also feels that being put on the spot is the best way to remember lines.  Nobody wants the embarrassment of not remembering lines and this is a strategy that works for her.  She also did a series on tricks to help improve working memory.  Simply reading material is not the best way to learn.  Jessica also shares how she’s used the Mind Palace strategy.  She points out though, that not every strategy works for every person. A strategy that works for a person isn’t guaranteed to work every time.  It’s about having a tool box with different strategies that you can implement. 

Jessica also talks about her struggles with to-do lists.  She’s currently excited to use the app Epic Win. We challenge her to open her to-do list and share some of the overdue tasks on her list. As it turns out, correctly identifying the type of task something is actually helps with accomplishing the task and completing it.  Another alarm that might help with accomplishing tasks is Freaky Alarm. Throughout this discussion, she realizes her resistance to these types of tools.  She is afraid of being “boring” through routine. 

 

You’ll Learn:

[6:35] - Jessica talks about starting her YouTube Channel, “How to ADHD”. [7:44] - Jessica expected to struggle with consistency and has been more consistent than she imagined she could be.  The ADHD community is also very forgiving. [9:38] - Her biggest fear was that people would think she was wrong.  She talks about giving herself the permission to make a mistake. [11:02] - No matter what you do and how perfectly you do it, it’s not for everybody. [12:50] - “If we can’t laugh at ADHD or ourselves, it’s just depressing.” [12:06] - Jessica tells an entertaining story about burning her face with a steamer. [16:47] - Jessica shares her personal story and her ADHD diagnosis. [21:45] - “If the solution is too simple, they’re trying to sell you something or it’s something that just worked for them.” [22:35] - “How to ADHD” or “How not to ADHD”? [23:26] - Jessica shares her relationship history, which is a symptom of ADHD that doesn’t get discussed enough. [31:00] - “People who express gratitude are happy. It’s not happy people who express gratitude.” [32:33] - Jessica talks about how she has more satisfaction with what she is doing now compared to her career as an actress. [33:30] - The difficulty of memorizing lines trying to learn things that you aren’t invested in. [36:29] - We don’t have a terrible memory. Our working memory is challenged. [42:25] - Jessica talks about how she uses a mind palace to help learn new things. [43:55] - “A kid with ADHD succeeds once and it’s held against him for the rest of his life.” [49:15] - Jessica McCabe sits in the hot seat! She is struggling with having the tools, but not wanting to use them.  Together, we work through this and find some solutions to this and other issues that Jessica is encountering in her life.

 

Audio books mentioned in this show:

Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization  by John J Ratey - http://a.co/3vsQFME

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J Ratey - http://a.co/ha9zpDU

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127 | Running Routines and the Drive to Be a Better Dad

Aug 2, 2016 01:34:34

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127 | Running Routines and the Drive to Be a Better Dad

 

This week’s guest, Andrew Wilcox is the creator of “Eat Live Dream ADD”, a blog about his experiences living with ADHD. It explores topics such as routine, exercise, running, health & wellness, motivation, fear, acceptance, self-loathing, sex, emotions, adult tantrums, relationships and parenting. Andrew is married and a father of three and the only person in his home diagnosed with ADHD. He was diagnosed at age 5 and took Ritalin on and off for most of his life until he was 28 and made the decision to regulate his ADHD through coffee, exercise and routine.

 

Medication: Having been diagnosed with ADHD at a very young age and having to take medication to manage it left a big impression on Andrew and his views towards medication. He tells the story of how he was shamed by a teacher in front of his whole class for failing to understand a math problem and then thrown out of class when he retaliated. Being singled out for being different from his peers and constantly being judged for it made him make the connection that medication was bad. After suddenly quitting medication at the age of 17, his life began to take a downward spiral until a friend intervened and had an honest conversation with him.  His father offered him a place to stay and to get him back on medication. Recognizing this as “fork in the road moment”, he got back on medication and began to piece his life together. Today it has been 7 years since he has given up medication in favor of managing ADHD through exercise, coffee and a routine. He has at this time, made the conscious decision that while medication can be effective for some individuals, he will choose a different path to regulating his ADHD. Regarding medication, Andrew believes that just as it is important to wean yourself off medication when you decide to stop taking it, it is important to get back on it gradually. He also believes that our bodies will take some time to adjust to the dosage and not giving up during this transition period is key to making the medication work for you.

 

Routine: According to Andrew the hardest thing about staying on an exercise routine is (1) allowing yourself to have an “off” day where you choose to do a less intense version of your regular workout (2) stop beating yourself up when you do break the routine and instead channel that frustration into your workout when you get back into it.

 

Coaching: In the coaching segment of the show, Andrew talks about how in the face of a stressful situation he is likely to react poorly and he would like to work on keeping this reaction in check. An example of this situation is when Andrew is trying to get his two daughters to bed. How can he keep himself from letting stress takeover in such a situation? Eric gave him the following strategies to help manage this:

Consider that in a scale of 0 – 10, your current stress levels have not gone beyond 6. This is a good time to use logic and reason to bring yourself back. A meditation/mindfulness practice will allow you to put yourself in the observer position and slow down. Have a conversation with your family and come up with a code word that can help you recognize your increasing stress levels in a situation. Channel your physical energy into exercise. Remove yourself from the situation Allow yourself to make mistakes and forgive yourself when you do have a slip-up. Come up with creative solutions to get the children to bed: different schedules for both kids, a 1 minute dance party, collaborating with them to come with a solution that works and reviewing this from time to time.

 

Andrew will follow up with Eric in 2 weeks to talk about how he is using these strategies to manage his stress reaction.

 

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Reach Andrew Wilcox:

 

Blog: https://eatlivedreamadd.wordpress.com/

Twitter: @ZillaDrew

Facebook: Eat Live Dream ADHD

 

Books mentioned during this episode:

 

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children – Ross W. Greene PhD

 

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126 | Emotional Distress Syndrome

Jul 26, 2016 01:11:15

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126 | Emotional Distress Syndrome

Emotional Distress Syndrome

Emotional Distress Syndrome, discovered and coined my James Ochoa himself. James had training working with people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In time he saw similarities in some of his clients and the people with PTSD with one exception. For some, it wasn’t going away. Some of his clients, were not getting better in the way people with PSTD generally did.

These clients of his suffered from the exact same thing:

Chronic breakdowns Lack of self-worth They felt bullied They were all misunderstood

He determined that for these people he would have to rebuild their internal sense of self.

EDS is manageable and treatable thanks to the work James is doing.

Coaching Session

James has difficulty being consistent with singular systems. He tries many things such as post-it notes, phone apps, etc. He prefers to write things down. Currently has four systems and he is not able to follow through with any of them. He finds himself not having enough time. Eric has James scrounge up a pen and paper to write the following

A Accountability Who are you accountable to? T Timers Timing tasks makes you more accountable and keep you focused Make predictions as to how long a task will take R Reminders Include the why with the what I Inputs To do lists, calendar, email, voice mail, pile#1 Pile#2…. P PlanningProcessProcesses Streamline and improve. Evaluate what works and what does not work

James was excited and eager to begin using this system when he left the show.

 

About James Ochoa

James Ochoa is on a mission. In a way he always has been. He was born the seventh of eight children in Houston, Texas and almost immediately began to feel the faint hum that all ADHD sufferers feel. It would be safe to say that his journey to find answers for his issues began as early as is humanly possible.

Then, at the age of four, he had a traumatic accident that would alter his life forever. While playing on his parent’s car, he fell, hitting his head on the concrete. After the doctors examined him they were not hopeful, and everyone prepared for the worst. While in the hospital, James had what he describes as his first spiritual experience, one that he can still recall with great clarity and emotion. His father had been in Vietnam working a construction job, and he took a leave from his contract to come visit James in the pediatric ward of their local hospital. As his father walked toward him, James remembers seeing a blue orb-like structure above his bed. In his mind, this was a sign and he knew it immediately. His father didn’t see the blue orb, of course, but James remembers that he was stunned to hear James announce, “Dad, I’m not gonna die. I’m here for a reason.” As it turned out, many decades would pass before James truly understood what that moment and that proclamation meant.

In fact, it mostly eluded him until the summer of 1989 when he was working at an ADHD summer program for kids. “It was total chaos,” he says. “But the lights and intrigue that these kids came to the table with was like…Oh my God, they’re brilliant and we’re not seeing it.” He immediately recognized his calling and resolved to spend his life trying to find answers for himself and others. For almost two decades, now, he has done just that.

His work with patients and extensive personal study of the neuroscience of ADHD has allowed him to find answers that work. His new book Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD is just the latest mile on a many-long miles journey he is on. His discoveries and success in his own life and with his patients have made him a much in demand speaker these days.

James lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Edie. They have two sons, Gabe, 25, and Jules, 20.

How to Reach James

Web

http://www.tlec.info/

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/TheLifeEmpowermentCenter/?fref=ts

Twitter @adhdinsights

 

Audible books mentioned 

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The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield

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 http://adhdrewired.com

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125 | Success Despite ADHD

Jul 19, 2016 01:27:33

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125 | Success Despite ADHD

 

Hello everybody. Tom Nardone here,

 This week, we had the pleasure of speaking to Dan Spears. Dan learned of his ADHD as a result of the problems it was causing in his marriage. This episode hit especially close to home for me.

 Dan saw a therapist in the fall of 2015. He was diagnosed and given a prescription. The therapist he was seeing at the time recommended he read, “Driven to Distraction” which was somewhat helpful. While the book spoke of helping with strategies, it was the emotional side of things that presented the biggest challenges in his life.

 Dan speaks of his experience with procrastination, accountability and memory. These issues have caused problems for him, and consequently for his wife in their communications with one another. Dan cannot recall the simplest of things to memory when his wife engages him, in what should be a normal conversation. He has trouble not just remembering names, but entire events of which he was a part of. He often has only vague memories of things they have done or places they have been to.

 Those of us with ADHD know this feeling all too well. Our inability to focus on the things we are doing, prevents us from being able to recall them later. This causes those who know and love us to feel like we are not interested in them or in the things they say to us or do with us.

 This is not just a problem with our families. We struggle at work where forgetting something can present a completely different set of problems.

 We see the so called “regular people” and wonder how they seem to master interactions and tasks with little to no effort. We wonder what they have that we do not. We ask ourselves, “Is it something we will ever learn?” We ask ourselves, “How to they do this without having to look for a strategy”

  For many of us, this is where we begin to feel inferior or not good enough. Those of us with ADHD will usually take one of two paths. We will simply give up or mentally check-out and accept defeat, or we will seek the help of a professional. Thankfully Dan Spears has chosen the latter.

 Dan works in IT and a big part of his job is preparing time sheets. This is very important because it is the way they ensure that clients are billed properly. This is where Dan struggles the most. He has tried many different methods to achieve this but nothing has worked for him in the long term.

 We invite you to listen as Eric discusses solutions and helps Dan not only develop new strategies, but leaves him with a genuine enthusiasm about their implementation on this 125th episode of ADHD reWired.

 

Bio: Dan Spears

 

Dan is a 36-year-old native of Liverpool, England, who unfortunately does not sound like one of the Beatles. He immigrated to the US in 2005, landing in Texas, then ventured north to Ohio in 2010, where he lives with his wife, 3 step-children, and 2 cats and according to Dan, a rabbit that hates him.

 

Dan was finally diagnosed with ADHD in 2015.

  Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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.

 

  

Audio books mentioned in the show.

Driven to Distraction – Edward M. Hallowell

The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

The Willpower Instinct – Kelly McGonigal

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124 | 5 Ways to Crush Procrastination

Jul 12, 2016 01:10:58

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124 | 5 Ways to Crush Procrastination

 

 

124 | 5 Ways to Crush Procrastination

 

This week, Eric and the staff at ADHD reWired welcome back one of our fan favorites. Alan Brown returns to discuss “5 ways to Crush Procrastination”.

Productivity knows few if any greater foes than procrastination. This can manifest itself as a feeling of being stuck. Sometimes, even though we want something to be completed, our lack of ability to focus on one thing prevents us from even starting the task or project.

Today, Alan brown will show us that when you have a big meal to eat, it is best to devour it in a series of courses instead of a single bite.

Alan speaks of a cycle of procrastination.

We become overwhelmed We look for an escape We Procrastinate (check our email, or check Facebook.) As a result, our to do list continues to grow We fall further behind This leads to under-achieving or screwing up We are then…miserable

 If you have had the pleasure of ever seeing Alan Brown’s award winning ADD Crusher videos you may remember hearing Alan say:

“YOU ARE JUST KICKING YOUR OWN A$$”

 

Alan’s method of crushing his procrastination is primarily achieved through his asking himself specific questions. For example, Alan will ask himself, “Are any of my to-do’s a problem right now?”

Sometimes the things we believe to be the most critical have the least amount of significance in the end. Alan helps us by offering methods to determine what is truly important and how to attack these tasks.

 

reWired Coaching (Alan Brown in the hot seat)

 

Alan Brown, during the coaching session of ADHD reWired shares some things he would like to improve in regard to the production of his amazing CrusherTV show.

Alan Brown:  Alan explains that he struggles with coordinating the main processes of producing CrusherTV. There are many moving parts such as editing, sound, booking guests, and of course not having as much time as he needs to do get the job done.

Eric Tivers:  Eric instructs Alan Brown to make 3 columns and head each of them as follows

Things I don’t like doing Things I can’t do Things I should do

Alan Brown:  Alan adds a fourth step

Things that must be done by me.

Eric Tivers:  Eric asks for action steps

Alan Brown: Alan responds with 3

Spend time filling in the three columns Do this with honesty Involve his wife to help him execute

 Eric Tivers:  Eric asks Alan to set a date to begin and a date for follow up

Alan Brown:  Alan complies

It is always a treat when Alan comes on the show. His balance of helpful information and humor are unmatched. If you would like to get in touch with Alan you can got to:

http://cruchertv.com

http://addcrusher.com

Or email him at info@cruchertv.com

 

Alan Brown Bio

Meet mess-to-success entrepreneur, productivity coach Alan Brown. An unmitigated mess before diagnosis — booze, drugs, massive under-achievement and irresponsible space case. Now a successful executive, investor and entrepreneur, he crushed his own ADD using the proven ADD Crusher™ strategies. Personal mission: Help ADHD adults around the world live to their potential through alternative ADD treatments and solutions.

CrusherTV ™ is a weekly online TV show delivering life-changing solutions to its members-only audience – crazy-busy people just like you.

Each week productivity coach Alan Brown hosts A-list guest experts sharing brain hacks and other simple solutions to turbocharge your productivity and quality-of-life: Crush procrastination. Get more stuff done. Have more free time. Just to name a few.

But it's more than just the TV show that makes you more productive. CrusherTV ™ members enjoy loads of other benefits...

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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 contact Eric Tivers at http://adhdrewired.com 

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123 | 5 Principles of a Good System

Jul 5, 2016 01:21:53

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123 | 5 Principles of a System

Marina Darlow

There are many people with ADHD, who aspire to be entrepreneurs. Being an entrepreneur requires a focus on many areas. Creativity, management, products and projects to name a few. People with ADHD have difficulty with some of the tasks that are necessary to keep it on track.

Many people are so overwhelmed with the smallest things. However, this is often where the majority of their time is spent. Without systems and strategies in place it can be near impossible for the entrepreneur with or without ADHD to succeed.

It would be nice if there were professionals who focused on the needs of ADHD entrepreneurs. If only there were people whose job it was to develop and help implement real useable strategies catered to the challenges of people with ADHD who want to succeed in business.

Well, those people do exist. ADHD reWired is proud to introduce such a person. Meet Marina Darlow as she joins Eric Tivers in the ADHD reWired virtual studios.

Marina Darlow works with creative people to help them develop strategies and methods for freeing up time that allows them to focus on what is really important.

Marina got into this because she wanted to make the world a less violent place. After she came to the realization that she did not want to be a field agent with the CIA. She worked as a project manager for several non-profit corporations and then she became a Systems coach catering mostly to those with ADHD.

Marinas “Five Principals of a System” are:

System must be easy to use. Never forget reminders System must be flexible System must be fun System must have Accountability

 COACHING SESSION

Marina puts her career in Eric’s hands as she confides in him about an upcoming challenge. Marina has to make contacts and reach out to some venture capitalists. Marina struggles a bit with rejection. She mentions that she procrastinates to avoid what she knows she should be doing.

She and Eric come up with a strategy and Marina seemed to leave the session with noticeable excitement.

Contact Marina: http://www.vision-framework.com/

Go to http://adhdrewired.com  for a free downloadable PDF from Marina.

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Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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 contact Eric Tivers at http://adhdrewired.com 

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122 | Making Friends with Adult ADHD

Jun 28, 2016 01:29:02

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122| Making Friends with Adult ADHD

 

 

Please join us as we welcome Alex Hofeldt back to the show. Some of you may recognize him from the Beautiful Dust Specks Podcast. This week Eric and Alex discuss the effect ADHD has on Making friends and social situations, such as remembering names, conversation, and general awkwardness.

For people with ADHD, life can be very difficult when in social situations. This is even more so the case in small to large groups of people. We cannot expect everyone we know and interact with to factor our “condition” into everything we say think or feel. People are generally impatient when it comes to these things and for those who are interested in fitting in, this can be a very disheartening circumstance.

Forgetting names is common and people can sometimes feel they are not regarded highly enough by you for you to take the time to actually remember their name. Blurting out can be considered rude in that it is generally taken as an interruption. Sometimes people with ADHD are just different and therefore misunderstood. This can even be the case with other people with ADHD.

Those of us with ADHD do tend to stand out and it can be frustrating when one day our peers depend on us for entertainment and the next day just can’t seem to deal with us. Some of us have been in a similar circumstance when we are treated as the court jester among our “friends”, as if we are there for the sole purpose of their amusement when they want us to perform.

Eric Tivers (host of ADHD reWired) was kind enough to try to help Alex with his specific problems in this area.

Alex mentions many of the problems as stated above and goes further with some more specific things.

 Eric offered Alex what I felt was some really sound advice. It was not just general tips we have all heard before. It was catered to his specific problems, which is what an ADHD coach should always do. Alex was kind enough to agree to come back on the show to discuss how his problem has changed as a result of the coaching Eric provided him. Please stay tuned to ADHD reWired for the follow-up with Alex.

 

On a personal note:

“During this episode I found myself able to identify with Alex. I felt and still feel a strong empathy for him. I was reminded of the being in similar situations during certain times in my life. Alex held nothing back and was very forthcoming in the things he shared. I am happy to know the ADHD community has a person like Alex in it. His honesty was inspiring and I was reminded of the reason for my own commitment to spread awareness about one of the most treatable mental disorders we know of.”

T.

 

121 | Raising Chloe - A Chat Between A Mother and Her Daughter

Jun 21, 2016 01:28:29

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Episode 121 | Chloe & Lisa, A Symbiont Circle of Awareness

Mother and Daughter, Lisa Mortell and Chloe Johnson join us in the ADHD reWired virtual studios this week to talk about their lives and how ADHD is a part of it.
Chloe along with her ADHD has trouble with depression and anxiety. Lisa, Chloe’s mom admits to not having been a perfect mom (as if there was such a thing). In the early days she made the very common mistakes people make when trying to help people with depression by explaining that there was nothing to be depressed about. Lisa felt the guilt that many parents feel about putting their kids on medication.
At 18 months Chloe refused to stay in her crib and figured out how to escape the confinement it was designed for.
Chloe thought vitamins were snacks
Chloe wanted to be a normal person. More than that she wanted to be a normal person without taking pills to achieve this.
Chloe then finds herself in the “Hot Seat”!
• Problems
o Cannot kick carbs
o Trouble sticking to her diet
o Trouble getting in an exercise routine
Chloe want to lose weight to fit into her clothes she could wear a year ago. She also uses exercise as a way to deal with her anxiety and depression. Eric gives her some amazing advice to help her achieve this, and schedules a date for the follow-up.
Mother daughter relationships can be tough. Chloe and Lisa are a shining example of what can be achieved through mutual respect and understanding. This was a truly amazing episode and listening to Chloe and her mother was very insightful in learning ways people can discover what is great about other people, as opposed to focusing on what is wrong, or what needs to be fixed.
Though there is no perfect relationship between a parent and their child, you would have to search long and hard to do better than Lisa and Chloe.

120 | Today's Awesome with Brendan Mahan

Jun 14, 2016 01:31:54

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120 | Today's Awesome with Brendan Mahan

 

This week on the 120th we welcome back to the ADHD reWired virtual studio Brendan Mahan. Brendan saved ADHD rewired from a possible dilemma in that there are no shows in the can. Brendan thank you for bailing us out.

Brendan begins by doing a quick review of his last appearance on episode 78 The Wall of Awful. Brendan is also now working on a book. He has a big white board with the books outline on it. Brendan tells a story of his near death experience with some camouflage hockey fans. Eric felt like a random hug is what would best defuse the situation. Eric confesses a deep rooted fear of his own in regard to his loud office neighbors. Brendan coined a new phrase for Tuesday since Eric is spending time with his son. This day shall hence be called “Two-Dudes-Day” Brendan talks about “Todays Awesome” post series Began with the most awful year of his life. Mom passed away. Career ended Fired on his wife’s birthday Car burned up He watched his car burn Rather than looking at the awful he looked at the awesome. Brendan begins each day posting what is awesome about the day. Everyday! Brendan talks about is kids. Brendan’s kids don’t really hate the aquarium. They hate leaving the aquarium Brendan’s kids, in the presence of an elephant, are drawn to a bird. Brendan’s kids like many kids and Eric, are enamored with poop. Brendan has been looking for a job. Eric gives him a plug. Eric Tivers…What a great guy.

HOLD ON PUT ON THE BRAKES!!!! LIVE COACHING AHEAD

Eric inquires about where and how Brendan is interviewing Eric first arms himself with index cards. Brendan explains his methods Eric inquires about what he may be aware of that he is doing wrong Managing emotions Eric inquires about exercising Brendan has a revelation and discovers that he could ride his bike. Eric has him get the bike DURING the show. Because starting is the hardest part

Eric continues to coach Brendan on the show. Brendan Mahan is one of the kindest people in the ADHD community. He is a fantastic father, a loyal husband and fine friend. It is always a pleasure to have Brendan on the show or listen to him speak. There are many voices in the ADHD community but none more genuine than Brandan Mahan.

Please stay tuned to the threads in the ADHD reWired community for news and updates for Brendan’s job search.