Overcoming Distractions is a book written by David A Greenwood on thriving with Adult ADHD. The Podcast is a show dedicated to telling the stories of those who have thrived with ADHD. From small business owners, inventors, entrepreneurs and many more, you will hear how they have used ADHD in their favor and tools to make ADHD work for you. There is no complaining here, just street smart advice on how to crush ADHD. Even if you don’t have ADHD, you’ll hear how these entrepreneurs and coaches define success and get action items that you can implement in your life.
Are you an adult with ADHD entering a leadership position?
If you are an adult with ADHD and find yourself in a leadership position, you'll want to pay attention to what our guest Brendan Mahan says this week.
Brendan from ADHD essentials is back on overcoming distractions and we talk about the essential elements of being a leader, while being an adult with ADHD.
Maybe you find yourself as a shift supervisor in the hospitality industry, leading a major project at your company or wanting to learn more about how to parent through leadership, Brendan has some awesome advice.
Brendan and Dave discussed the following.
The difference between being a leader and being a boss.
What the general role of someone in leadership should be?
What would we, as adults with ADHD expect from our leaders?
The challenges of being an adult with ADHD and assuming a leadership position.
Tips for navigating a leadership role while having adult ADHD. Those include delegating diplomatically, understanding that you are supporting character as a leader, and taking time to own your ADHD and manage it properly.
Find Brandan Mahan and his offerings on his website; www.adhdessential.com
Want to work with Dave? www.OvercomingDistractions.com
ADHD and Feeling Too Busy
Every adult with ADHD experiences the feeling of being too busy sometimes.
Dave tackles how we can minimize this feeling that many of us go through in our professional lives and at home.
Oftentimes adults with ADHD feel like there are a million things to do, and everything needs to be done now, but we often can't decide what to get started on or what to prioritize.
Dave discusses how we can sort things out, prepare appropriately so we're not always feeling too busy, prioritize tasks and projects, be in charge of others in the workplace that can affect your deadlines, understand capacity and boundaries, and when we need to say no to commitments.
And much more.
If you are feeling too busy all the time, hit the pause button and listen to this podcast episode.
Want to work with Dave? www.OvercomingDistractions.com
How this creative digital nomad manages ADHD
How does a creative digital nomad manage her ADHD on the road?
On Overcoming Distractions this time is Nikki May, owner of Nikki D May Art and Design. Nikki sold her house, purchased a bus and now runs her art and design business on the road.
In her business she does everything from drawing, designing accessories and apparel as well as web design.
As a newly diagnosed adult with ADHD, she has had to build the skills necessary to run a business on the road including carving time out for work, meeting deadlines and getting it all done.
Nikki admits that her brain doesn't always switch into working mode so it's important for her to have implemented several ways to be productive. Those include:
Hiring and delegating
Having a business manager
She hired somebody to set up systems for her
And one big thing, not saying yes to everything.
Find Nikki D. May Art and Design here: https://www.nikkimay.com/
Want to work with Dave for coaching and mentoring? www.OvercomingDistractions.com
Imposter syndrome, ADHD and how to move forward with intention
Many adults with ADHD can also experience imposter syndrome.
Some even say it is much more common in adults with ADHD than others.
That is the focus of this podcast with Matthew Zakreski a licensed clinical psychologist.
Dr. Matt as many address him, gives an overview of imposter syndrome and what it might feel like. He says one thing that sticks out is when somebody gives us praise, we either feel relief or we celebrate the success.
He discusses why it may affect people with ADHD more.
Dr. Matt gives several examples of imposter syndrome and discusses how we can become more self-aware, including reflecting on situations when we feel our best and our worst and how to find context in every situation that doubts us.
He discusses how we can move forward with intention.
And he gives listeners advice on how to begin limiting imposter syndrome in our lives and possibly overcoming imposter syndrome. He talks about how to build confidence, better habits around doubtful situations, and even some quick tips if you're considering a career change that may doubt you.
You can find Matthew Zakreski PsyD here: https://www.theneurodiversitycollective.com/
How those with ADHD can make the next day at work much easier
Dave talks about one of the simplest strategies to thrive with ADHD in the workplace.
How and why making a list the night before each workday is a powerful tool for adults with ADHD.
Many people tell us just to make a list; for others, that sounds very simple. But for those of us with adult ADHD, sometimes that is a difficult task in itself.
Dave talks briefly about how to set the tone and create the habit.
He also talks about how simple but powerful setting yourself up the night before can be.
Yes, it is super simple, but Dave breaks it down in this short podcast.
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How you can thrive with the right ADHD community
Dave is back for a new year and talks about the power of having the right community as an adult with ADHD. He's talking about how being involved in a community that can support you, encourages you, and celebrates your successes is one of the best ways to thrive with adult ADHD.
Some of the ways being in the right supporting community can benefit adults with ADHD are motivation, inspiration, building new habits, hanging out with people who understand you and one of our basic needs, and putting ourselves in a great mood.
Learn more at www.overcomingdistractions.com/community
Love it. Practical. Binge worthy. Never binged a television series or Netflix but I binge this podcast.