ADHD & Management: Where did it go?

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Here are some comments (or variations thereof) I hear very frequently from my clients : “I wish I was better at turning my projects in on time.  I have so much on my plate. I’m continually disappointing my boss.” (Prioritization) “I am always late meeting my friends and …

ADHD & Boundaries: What Boundaries?

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I find boundaries to be one of the most powerful tools in my toolbox. I’d be sunk without them. Although I’ve witnessed boundaries being a challenge for nearly everyone,  my clients with ADHD seem to struggle a bit more than most. What makes boundaries more of a challenge …

ADHD & Communication: Often Misunderstood

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Communication when challenged with ADHD is tricky.  I often hear the following from my clients: “I don’t know how I missed that in the e-mail.  Once they pointed it out it was clear as day.” “I thought I heard them correctly, but apparently I didn’t.” “I don’t even …

You have ADHD, you are NOT your ADHD

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Fortunately, by now most people are believers in the fact that ADHD exists. Finally! ADHD is not a myth or an excuse.  ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects between 4.4% (adults) and 11% of children (ADDitudemag.com). Individuals with ADHD are NOT: Unwilling to apply themselves or try …

“Remember tomorrow.”

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I just finished listening to Jesse Itzler‘s book “Living with the Monks.”  Although much of the book will have limited relevance in my day-to-day life, it was the final few chapters that had the most meaning to me.  Specifically, Mr. Itzler’s mantra (catchphrase? tagline?) “remember tomorrow.” At first, …

I encourage you to quit.

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Coconut oil. Crossfit. Electronic planners. Professional Organizations. The book Mindsight. What do all of these things have in common?  They are things that other people thought I needed to do.  I tried them, then I gave up. Just because it works for someone else, doesn’t mean it’s right …

Challenge: Your Activation vs Their Unexpressed Expectations

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I had a tough session with a client last week.  This client came to me a few months ago with typical ADHD concerns: Missing appointments because of inconsistent utilization of calendars/planners. Lack of activation on tasks. Not making transitions from one task to another. Lateness due to hyperfocus …

Body Doubling as a productivity hack

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Body doubling is a powerful productivity tool that is available to nearly everyone but has proven to be an incredibly powerful tool for my clients challenged with ADHD. I’ve used body-doubling with my physical organizing clients, coaching clients, and colleagues as an accountability tool, and it works amazingly …

Wishing doesn’t make it so.

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“I wish I could be on time more.” “I wish I didn’t forget things.” “I wish I could stop disappointing people.” “I wish I knew where to start.” “I wish people understood how hard things are for me.” I know I’ve uttered the words “I wish” followed by …

What’s that all-important first step?

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I hear this a lot from my clients, especially those challenged with ADHD: “I didn’t get it done because it was just too overwhelming.  I don’t even know what the first step is!” I get it.  Whether challenged with ADHD or not, sometimes when we look at an …