How to manage transitions. Three successful client experiences.

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

Transitions can be hard. Whether the transition involves moving toward or away from something we want to be doing, toward or away from something we don’t want to be doing, or just moving from one task to another, transitions can stand in our way of productivity. Here are three successful transition experiences …

Is anger a sign of motivation?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

It’s not uncommon for some of my clients to exhibit strong emotions during our coaching sessions.  Actually, I encourage it. Why?  If there’s no emotion, it may be a sign that we don’t care.  If we don’t care, it’s hard to make progress. Years ago, in my coach …

Can we just eliminate “just?”

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

I recently started listening for the number of times the word “just” comes up in conversation. Generally, it’s nothing big, but more little things where the word “just” either demeans, diminishes, or disqualifies whatever follows. For example: “I’ve just been a mom and housewife, who would want to hire me?” …

ADHD & Time Management: Where did it go?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

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 …

Fibbing: How does ADHD factor in?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

“In times of stress, the person doesn’t attack, run away, or play dead in front of teachers or bosses or spouses — he or she fibs to protect self-esteem.” As an ADHD coach, my clients often come to our coaching sessions wanting to explore the impulse to, and …

Those darn distractions!

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Uncategorized

“It’s so hard to get anything done with all these distractions.” Heard it. Felt it. Said it. Most workplaces are full of distractions, especially in the ever-increasing open office concept: Excessive noise (piped in music, printers, copiers, conversations, etc.) Lack of privacy (no more closing your office door) …

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

So, why did the chicken cross the road?  So the story goes it was to get to the other side. But what was on the other side?   What was the reward?  What was the motivation?  Why bother?  There is a lot of risk crossing the road. What could possibly …

What kind of planner are you?

Cindy Jobs Uncategorized

Where did 2018 go?! The realization hit me that 2019 is right around the corner when clients wanted to start booking into January . . . yikes!  Fortunately, I’d purchased my 2019 planner and was up and running, but the realization of how quickly we will be in …

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Conquer Negative Self Talk

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

“I’ve never been able to do that, why even try?” “I’ll never get that job, why apply?” “I can’t do anything right.” “No one wants to spend time with me.” “I’m never going to be as fun (pretty, smart, successful, etc.) as my friends are.” Every thought we …

ADHD: You Are Not Who You Think You Are

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

“You mean I’m not lazy, stupid or crazy?”* You are also NOT: Unmotivated. Unwilling to apply yourself or try hard enough. Uninterested. Unconcerned about others. Unable to focus. Your ADHD symptoms. Who your parents/teachers/friends/relatives may have told you you are. You DO have a non-neurotypical brain that reacts …