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Often well-known productivity methods assume everyone has the skills needed to use the strategies. For example, David Allen, creator of Getting Things Done, assumes you already know how to plan and get started. But, of course, that’s not necessarily true for adults with ADHD. And these assumptions result in a lot of frustration for ADHD adults who try to use systems like GTD “right out-of-the-box.” It’s not that GTD or other productivity systems are bad.... Continue reading...

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  Planning may or may not be your strong suit. But, I bet you are most interested in learning how ADHD adults can start and execute on their important work. True, as part of this process, you may need to learn how to plan better. For purposes of this article, though, let’s assume you have a solid plan. On occasion, I’ll get an email from a new client when they are stuck getting started, asking... Continue reading...

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Thank you again to Healthline for nominating me as one of the best ADHD blogs for 2019. I truly appreciate the recognition. Now back to writing!

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  (originally published March 25, 2016, updated May 3, 2019) In Part 1 I suggested putting aside time to process your email, as well as a separate time to work on any backlog you may have. Making sure you have the time and space to do this is the critical first step to managing your email well. So, if you have not already, go back and read Part 1. Then the next step is developing... Continue reading...

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Thank you again to Healthline for nominating me as one of the best ADHD blogs for 2019. I truly appreciate the recognition. Now back to writing!

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(Originally published February 5, 2015, Updated April 11, 2019) Are you frustrated by your inability to keep up with your email, and have these challenges led to: missed deadlines? being called out by someone in your professional or personal circles? missed opportunities – maybe even prospective business? scheduling snafus? miscommunication? If you experience any of the above on a regular basis, then you know how critical it is for your success to get a handle... Continue reading...

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You know it can be hard to make the changes you want to work better with your ADHD. You also know you will need to put effort into maintaining these changes. But you may also hold the perspective exemplified in the quote below from a client (used with permission): I have all these tools, to do list, etc. I need to perfect the art of using them.  My ADD seems to be flaring up a... Continue reading...

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  Depending on which type of ADHD you have you may or may not struggle with thinking and/or acting too fast. If you have the inattentive type, going fast may not be one of your challenges. Generally, those with the combined type or predominately hyperactive – impulsive type may struggle with this. If you do, this article is for you. If you don’t have this challenge, because you have predominately inattentive type ADHD, please read... Continue reading...

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(Originally published July 24, 2014, Updated February 22, 2019) You know one of the challenges for adults with ADHD is getting started — activation. There are myriad of reasons, which I’ll explore below why initiation can be so difficult for you. And why the resulting procrastination may be one of your biggest problems. As Dr. Thomas Brown explains about the ability of ADHD adults to get started: Often, they will put off getting started on... Continue reading...

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  When meeting with prospective clients I often begin with, “Why don’t we start by you telling me what is going on for you now that prompted you to reach out for help.” It’s an invitation, an invitation to tell me their story. The storyline often follows a familiar path, including how their ADHD has affected their education, work, and family. But, while they are talking, I’m listening carefully for something more than just the... Continue reading...

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