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Overcoming Distractions The Podcast

Overcoming Distractions is a book written by David A Greenwood about entrepreneurs thriving with Adult ADHD. The Podcast is a show dedicated to helping anyone in business stay on track and grow their business without distractions. From small business owners, inventors, entrepreneurs and many more, you will hear from experts in the business world how to thrive, make better business decisions with less distractions. There is no complaining here, just street smart advice. Even if you don’t have ADHD, you’ll hear how entrepreneurs and others in business define success and get action items that you can implement in your business and life.
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Jan 31, 2019

What happens when the distracted child or youth becomes an adult? All kinds of things. And it’s the topic of many discussions of those who have children working their way through school and beyond. Between emotions, changing interests, demands from school and others, those who may be prone to distractions, including people with ADHD can struggle at first before they find their way.

With the proper strategies in place, routines and some self-awareness, a young adult with ADHD can thrive, become a responsible happy adult and make great things happen in their life.

Our guest this week is Brendan Mahan of ADHD Essentials. Brendan is an ADHD coach in Massachusetts and works with children, young adults, adults with ADHD and entire families.

Some of the topic we cover include:

  • How is ADHD different in adults than children. What are the more significant challenges in each?
  • As a young adult gets older, what types of challenges do you try to address?
  • Are there common issues that arise as a child enters adulthood? Opposition, defiance, or on the flipside, motivation and energy?
  • Does this time of change present anger, sadness, frustration? Etc…
  • How can a person be more self-aware?
  • How can those around them offer support?
  • Tools to be more focused.

You can find Brendan at www.ADHDEssentials.com

Jan 24, 2019

This week on Overcoming Distractions the Podcast, we tackle one of the most misunderstood topics in the world of getting things accomplished. Procrastination. What you will learn quickly from our guest is that procrastination is not a time management issue. It is an emotional regulation issue. Does procrastination cause us to lose time? Yes, but at its core, it is not a time management issue.

Our guest is Dr. Timothy Pychyl Associate Professor of Psychology at Carleton University and the author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle. Dr. Pychyl has been studying and researching procrastination for over 20 years and is the leading authority on procrastination.

If you have ever procrastinated this will be a fascinating podcast on procrastination that will have you engaged from beginning to end.

Here’s is what we cover:

The real definition of procrastination. 

What procrastination is not. 

Do “experts” out there that have procrastination wrong?

Recognizing procrastination. 

How do we break the cycle of procrastination? 

Tips for those who are habitual procrastinators. 

ADHD and procrastination. 

Assuring people, they are not alone… 

Find out more about Dr. Pychyl’s work at: http://www.procrastination.ca/

You can find his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Solving-Procrastination-Puzzle-Concise-Strategies-ebook/dp/B00DGZKJ3Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548335913&sr=8-1&keywords=Procrastination+puzzle

Jan 17, 2019

Everyone wants to set goals at the beginning of the year. And most of us do set some type of goals. But many of us also come away dissatisfied with our results or we just find ourselves not sticking to the plan. Maybe we try to set huge goals that end up being unrealistic or our goals are so big and broad that we don’t know how to take the next step.

This episode of Overcoming Distractions the Podcast we bring back Chris Berlow of Empowered Mastery. Chris will walk us through a number of items to help us set and archive our goals that we have set out to execute. And if you are prone to distractions, like many of us, he will offer smart suggestions for setting goals and staying on track. From our daily goals we set out to get done to long term goals.

This is not just another boring podcast on goal setting. This is real world and actionable advice.

Other topics we cover include:

Why do people hate goal setting?

Is a new year the best time to set goals?

Small goals or big goals?

How to stay on track when easily distracted?

What is an easy system for goal setting?

Jan 10, 2019

There are lessons we learn in school and there are those lessons, skills and habits we acquire out of school. For those who learn in a different manner, those that can be distracted and others that just love to use their time to leverage the right side of their brain, this is the episode for you.

Not every valuable lesson for the business world is taught in the classroom. In fact, it much the opposite. Real skills are acquired and built away from the classroom, where we can focus our attention on what makes us happy, what drives us and what ultimately gives us work that is satisfying.

In this episode we interview Nicolas Cole. Cole as he goes by with his friends is a regular writer for Inc Magazine, a top writer on the platform Quora, and runs Digital Press, https://www.digitalpress.com/ , a content marketing agency that helps founders, CEO’s and other top executives with personal branding.

Cole wrote the article 9 Valuable Lessons I learned in the Real World featured on Inc Magazine and that’s why he’s on this episode of Overcoming Distractions the Podcast.

This article and of course this podcast episode is a huge wakeup call to those who want reassurance that what they have learned by being and working in the real word is just as, if not more important than what they learned in school.

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