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?

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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 …

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Time Blindness

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Today. Tomorrow. Next week. Next month. Now. Never. Time Blindness:  The lack of awareness of the passing of time. Although I work primarily with clients that struggle with ADHD, almost everyone has struggled with time blindness at some point. In this 7:38 video about ADHD and time blindness, …

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“I don’t know.”

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“I don’t know.” was one of the phrases I previously feared using the most. Now I embrace it. What did I used to think “I don’t know.” said about me? I was uninformed. I was unprepared. I wasn’t as good as someone else. I was vulnerable and weak. …

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Bucket Management

Cindy Jobs Organization, Uncategorized

“I need to change everything.” This is the answer I get most often from my clients when asked what they’d like to focus on first in our coaching or organizing partnership.   But, change takes focus and we can’t focus on everything at the same time, right? One of …

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Are you working with boulders or pebbles?

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Things can be so dog-gone overwhelming sometimes, can’t they? I worked with a couple clients last week that were paralyzed by their “to do” lists.  The lists were so long and the projects were so daunting that the default action was inaction. They were trying to work with …