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:
You can find Brendan at www.ADHDEssentials.com
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?
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/
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?
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.