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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.

Overcoming Distractions-Thriving with ADHD, ADD David A Greenwood

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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.

    Adult ADHD and Executive Functions 101

    Adult ADHD and Executive Functions 101

    If you haven't figured it out yet, executive functions pretty much rule our life. From remembering to brush our teeth, working memory, planning our day, switching from one thing to the next, understanding time etc.
    If those of us with ADHD do not understand and get a handle on improving our executive functions, it makes it challenging to get through work, home environment and everything in between.
    This episode is dedicated to understanding executive functions 101.
    Dave's guest has been here before- Lara Honos-Webb….Clinical psychologist and author as well as Cofounder of Bonding Health which is an app that helps children with ADHD. She is the author of Brain Hacks life changing strategies to improve executive functioning and her new book 6 Super Skills for Executive Functioning.
    Dr, Lara gives listeners an overview of what our executive functions are. Attention and focus, planning and organization, emotional regulations, controlling impulses…
    She talks about why those of us especially with ADHD rely so heavily on executive functions to get through the day.
    Dave and Dr. Lara also discuss some examples many can relate to of how poor executive functions can hinder us as busy adults with ADHD.
    And Dr. Lara gives everyone some advice on some of the most effective ways to improve our executive functions.
    If you're really challenged with executive functions and getting projects and tasks completed, she recommends finding ways to make it more interesting, implement fun and of course ask for help.
    Find Dr. Lara Honos-Webb here. https://www.addisagift.com/
    **Do you want to work with Dave one-on-one? Go to www.overcomingdistractions.com and book an introductory Zoom chat. Or go directly to Dave’s calendar; https://calendly.com/davidgreenwood1/15min
     

    • 38 min
    Unlocking your career path as an adult with ADHD

    Unlocking your career path as an adult with ADHD

    If you are an adult with ADHD looking for career advice, this is a great episode of Overcoming Distractions. Whether you need to change careers or jobs or just need some adjustments in your current workplace, Shell Mendelson will give you some advice.
    Shell Mendelson is a career coach for adults with ADHD and the author of the new book Unlock Your Career Path: A Course for ADHD Adults and Teens. 
    Shell and Dave discuss her recent book and start out by talking about how ADHD can impact our careers including some examples listeners can relate to. One area some adults with ADHD can relate to is when placed on a performance improvement plan at work which as Shell puts it can be a soul crushing situation.
    When forging a new career, Shell talks about how many childhood experiences including things we like and hobbies could be an indicator as to our career direction.
    Shell also discusses why she's used the word preferred many times in her book. She says it is important to understand preferences and must-haves when analyzing your career. Those include:
    ·         Working conditions
    ·         Knowledge
    ·         Geography
    ·         Accommodations
    ·         money
    And Shell and Dave wrap up by talking about some of those must haves that adults with ADHD need to consider in their career path. They include clarity, learning more about yourself, owning your career path, building confidence and being ready.
    Find Shell and her new book here: www.careercoachingwithshell.com 
    **Do you want to work with Dave one-on-one? Go to www.overcomingdistractions.com and book an introductory Zoom chat. Or go directly to Dave’s calendar; https://calendly.com/davidgreenwood1/15min
     

    • 42 min
    Confidence 101 for Adults with ADHD

    Confidence 101 for Adults with ADHD

    In this episode, we are talking about confidence for adults with ADHD or for that matter confidence building for anyone.
    Back on the podcast is Alyssa Dver, founder of the American Confidence Institute. Alyssa is one of the leading authorities on the subject of confidence out there today.
    Confidence is something that allows adults with ADHD to thrive. Many of us struggle with self-doubt, which sometimes gets in the way of being our best selves, especially in our careers or the workplace.
    When we have confidence, then we can earn the trust of others in the workplace, leadership, clients, and others. And it's an awesome feeling when we can walk into work and be confident.
    Alyssa starts out by defining confidence in the simplest terms we can all understand.
    She talks about how lacking confidence can affect us in the workplace and our personal lives.
    Alyssa discusses with Dave about people who have come up with a breakthrough in building confidence and some of the things they say in how it affected their lives.
    Dave and Alyssa discussed the barriers to confidence not only in the workplace but in our home environments and some of the challenges we face daily that are disguised as a lack of confidence including some red flags.
    And Alyssa gives listeners a simple blueprint for starting your journey of building more confidence.
    Learn more about the American Confidence Institute and Alyssa Dver here.
    https://www.americanconfidenceinstitute.com/
    **Do you want to work with Dave one-on-one? Go to www.overcomingdistractions.com and book an introductory Zoom chat. Or go directly to Dave’s calendar; https://calendly.com/davidgreenwood1/15min
     

    • 41 min
    There's a big difference between stress and burnout with ADHD

    There's a big difference between stress and burnout with ADHD

    If you're wondering if you're experiencing stress or you're going through burnout, Dave takes time to discuss the differences between being stressed out and burnout.
    Busy adults with ADHD can experience stress at many levels, and if not addressed, it can eventually turn into burnout.
    Dave discusses the difference in the definition, causes of burnout, the impact of both stress and burnout as well as the basics of what you need to know when it comes to recovery for stress and burnout. They can be different.
    In short, stress can be a short-term experience, while burnout can be a more chronic issue that will require much more work to recover from.
    If you are a busy adult with ADHD and continue to feel more challenged in business and in life, you'll want to listen to this short podcast.
    **Do you want to work with Dave one-on-one? Go to www.overcomingdistractions.com and book an introductory Zoom chat. Or go directly to Dave’s calendar; https://calendly.com/davidgreenwood1/15min
     

    • 20 min
    Managing Distractions with Willpower as an Adult with ADHD

    Managing Distractions with Willpower as an Adult with ADHD

    In this episode we are talking about managing distractions with the help of willpower.
    While many adults with ADHD may be put off by the concept of willpower, building that willpower muscle can be an effective strategy for thriving with adult ADHD.
    Back on the podcast is Giovanni Dienstmann, a sought-after meditation teacher and author of the books Practical Meditation, Mindful Self-Discipline, and ..Wise Confidence.
    Giovanni and Dave discuss the following on this episode of Overcoming Distractions.
    ·         Giovanni provides a well thought out definition of willpower and how it affects our lives.
    ·         He discusses why willpower must be a daily habit and how we build upon it, much like building muscle.
    ·         Dave and Giovanni discuss why distractions are another form of seeking energy.
    ·         How decision fatigue and willpower are connected and how increasing willpower can reduce decision fatigue.
    Giovanni goes through a simple framework for improving willpower in our ADHD lives. That includes working on our environment and working on ourselves. That includes both mental and physical environment. Working environment adjustments can include minimizing any type of electronic notifications such as your phone. Website blockers if necessary and decluttering your environment.
    And Giovanni discusses a process for slowing down and building effective intentions to help build  willpower.
    You can find Giovanni's books and his app here. https://www.mindfulselfdiscipline.com/
    **Do you want to work with Dave one-on-one? Go to www.overcomingdistractions.com and book an introductory Zoom chat. Or go directly to Dave’s calendar; https://calendly.com/davidgreenwood1/15min
     

    • 37 min
    Name Those ADHD Distractions Part 2

    Name Those ADHD Distractions Part 2

    Dave continues his on air checklist of distractions many adults with ADHD face. This is Part 2 and Dave discusses some not so obvious Distractions that enter our lives quite frequently.
    When we think of Distractions we think of the usual suspects including office noise, doom scrolling on social media and shiny objects.
    But there are many pieces of our day that when you come right down to it, end up being distracting. And maybe more so than the general distractions we always think about.
    This podcast, once again, is meant to get you thinking and to see if any of these Distractions David discusses are affecting you in your work and home.
    **Do you want to work with Dave one-on-one? Go to www.overcomingdistractions.com and book an introductory Zoom chat. Or go directly to Dave’s calendar; https://calendly.com/davidgreenwood1/15min
     

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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81 Ratings

81 Ratings

suz1321 ,

Solid advice

Great info and solid advice. One suggestion is that the the host work to stop saying “ok and alright”. It’s got to be hard to speak without an audience. Eliminate the word ok and the show will be fantastic.

Brian JN ,

Fantastic Podcast!

I have been listening to this podcast consistently for about a year now and I find it to be so encouraging. I have ADHD and co-own a business and I feel like this is my community. Thank you for what you do, David!

didnccidlenfnchdjfkcnn ,

Eh.

Sounds like my mom. Set alarms! Set deadlines! Show up early! Nothing original or even really useful here.

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