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Are you struggling with your ADHD, or living with a loved one who has ADHD? You don’t need to suffer alone anymore. Studies have found that ADHD coaching really works. This testimonial speaks for itself. I get your challenges, and I have the tools to help you lead your successful life. Click on this link and set up your FREE Discovery call today. Stop the lies and your shame and  overwhelm,  and start to live your dream life today.

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There are 3 criveria necessary for an ADHD diagnosis.The following information is taken from my book “Own Your ADHD – Discover Your True Potential.” BUY HERE. ADHD IMPULSIVITY Impulsivity is the second of  the 3 criteria necessary for ADHD diagnosis. The three criteria for a diagnosis are: When people hear the term  ADHD they think of the inability to focus for extended lengths of time. The core challenge however, is regulating emotions and impulses, the impulsivity side of ADHD. Your ADHD brain is more susceptible to impulsivity.  Behaviours such as blurting out comments, dieting or impulsive spending are typical. Redirect your impulsive urges. If saying ‘no’ to yourself is too hard, simply say ‘yes’ to something else and wait for the first craving to pass. Racing drivers, test pilots, entrepreneurs, media producers, talk show hosts, and artists have all harnessed their ‘impulsivity’ towards successful careers.
Remember that you will find boring tasks very difficult to do. So harness your impulsivity to make the task creative and exciting. THE GIFT OF YOUR IMPULSIVITY Your impulsivity is a gift that you have a responsibility to harness in a positive way. On a personal note, I managed to get this book completed by harnessing my trait of impulsivity. I had the idea to write this book, and jumped in right away.  Once I had gotten over the exciting part of writing the book, I needed to wade through the horribly boring task of proofreading and checking, (6 times!) I got this done by jumping from one part of the book to the other, starting from the centre of the book and working outwards. I worked in half hour increments, and changed the environment that I worked in. These simple methods kept my brain buzzing and helped me deal with the overwhelmingly boring yet vital task of editing, proof reading and finishing this book. My clients regularly make great changes in life areas that they haven’t even worked on in the coaching sessions. This is because when you improve on one area of your ADHD  it has a direct effect on the other parts of your ADHD. You liked the info int this book? You will LOVE “Own your ADHD – Discover your True Potential.” BUY HERE

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IS YOUR EXCESS ENERGY GETTING IN THE WAY? The following information about ADHD is taken from my new book “Own Your ADHD – Discover Your True Potential.” BUY HERE. The three criteria for an ADHD diagnosis are, Hyperactivity, impulsivity and distractibility. This blog will focus on the hyperactivity aspect of ADHD.  One of the core criteria for ADHD diagnosis is your endless energy or hyperactivity, inability to sit still and focus. Here are two ways that your hyperactivity manifests itself: PHYSICAL HYPERACTIVE RESTLESSNESS Physical restlessness is the first criteria necessary for ADHD diagnosis. This is a display of excess energy, especially when bored. This energy is often present as an emotional problem such as low mood or impulsive anger. Fidgeting is one method you might employ to help you focus on boring tasks. Your brain and body are connected. Movements associated with fidgeting actually help your brain maintain focus for learning. Your brain is wired for excitement. You love new and novel experiences. Life, however is replete with mundane activities. If you have ADHD you will find many tasks daunting or even painful to accomplish. Sleeping, brushing teeth, showering, eating and using the bathroom would typically be too boring to carry out consistently, and on time. Your ADHD brain convinces you to procrastinate until the very last minute, when the deadline looms just ahead. Only then the adrenalin kicks in and pushes you into action mode. THE SECRET TO GET FOCUSED Learn the necessary skills to establish systems (routines) that will free up your time and mental space. You will find it easier to focus on the important things in your life, and you’ll find more time for them. Restlessness can be an asset. It can be channelled into your passions and dreams, or toward helping others. You probably possess more physical energy and stamina than most people, and it is important to release some of this excess through exercise. To keep your brain engaged, you need to keep on moving – your abundant energy can work for you instead of against you.
  • If your job requires you to sit in one place for long periods of time, consider using a standing desk.
  • A quick work out with weights during the day is effective.
  • Walking to work would help to get your brain into work focus mode.
  • Use your breaks to go for a short jog.
ADD There is a form of ADHD that is present without the physical hyperactivity. Those with ADD appear laid-back or ‘chilled’. They don’t possess the physical restlessness, however they possess the mental restlessness that will be discussed in the next paragraph. MENTAL HYPERACTIVE RESTLESSNESS Your mental restlessness is one of the sources of your endless creative ideas flowing through your brain, bombarding you day and night. This is one source of your inner drive to explore and discover. Here lie some of your strengths. Do you perceive things that others don’t? Do you observe and make connections on a deeper level than others? You most likely possess more resilience than your peers when faced with setbacks. You are better equipped to persevere and find solutions despite previous failures. You are highly intuitive and grasp concepts quickly, and for this reason you may possess great interpersonal skills. Some professionals who have embraced their ADHD are rock climbers, explorers, reporters, chefs, hair stylists, comedians and PR managers. Nathan  was plagued with self-doubt. He was a very bright person, but complained that he was tormented by his creative brain, which constantly bombarded him with new ideas. This paralysed him with indecision. He was 35 and had not yet brought to fruition any of his amazing plans. The worst thing was that others whom he considered far less capable than he were moving on in life and reaching their goals. This bothered him to no end. After his first session his first homework assignment was to write down all of his ideas. Every time a creative insight popped into his head, he had to jot it down. At the next session his coach asked him to focus on one idea and take steps to actualise it. Nathan found this excruciatingly difficult. I explained to him the following parable: “Imagine you are camping out in the countryside and you need to catch some fish for lunch. You come across a stream with an abundance of colourful fish swimming along. You only need to catch one fish for lunch. When it’s time for dinner, you will go back to the stream and catch one more fish.” Nathan’s ideas would keep on swimming down the stream of his consciousness. He only needed to catch one idea, and take steps to bring it to completion. Nathan managed to complete one goal and then move on to the next. He reported feeling more productive and energetic than ever. Impulsivity is the second of  the 3 criteria necessary for ADHD diagnosis. When people hear the term  ADHD they think of the inability to focus for extended lengths of time. The core challenge however, is regulating emotions and impulses. Your ADHD brain is more susceptible to impulsivity.  Behaviours such as blurting out comments, dieting or impulsive spending are typical. Redirect your impulsive urges. If saying ‘no’ to yourself is too hard, simply say ‘yes’ to something else and wait for the first craving to pass. Racing drivers, test pilots, entrepreneurs, media producers, talk show hosts, and artists have all harnessed their ‘impulsivity’ towards successful careers. Remember that you will find boring tasks very difficult to do. So harness your impulsivity to make the task creative and exciting. Your impulsivity is a gift that you have a responsibility to harness in a positive way. On a personal note, I managed to get this book completed by harnessing my trait of impulsivity. I had the idea to write this book, and jumped in right away.  Once I had gotten over the exciting part of writing the book, I needed to wade through the horribly boring task of proofreading and checking, (6 times!) I got this done by jumping from one part of the book to the other, starting from the centre of the book and working outwards. I worked in half hour increments, and changed the environment that I worked in. These simple methods kept my brain buzzing and helped me deal with the overwhelmingly boring yet vital task of editing, proof reading and finishing this book. Clients regularly make great changes in life areas that they haven’t even worked on in the coaching sessions. This is because when one improves on one executive function  it has a direct effect on the other executive functions. This is Nicola’s story.  She was in coaching for five months practising self-awareness and anger management. Nicola had a sister-in-law, Alex, with whom she didn’t get on very well. Alex was a high-flying executive who earned over two million a year. Nicola was employed as a desk clerk at her local post office. She felt intimidated by Alex. During a recent conversation, Alex made a remark that deeply hurt Nicola.  She felt that Alex seriously crossed her boundaries. She related that a couple of days after the incident she invited Alex out for a drink. Nicola was scared out of her wits but she calmly yet assertively stated her thoughts about Alex’s remarks. Alex understood that her comments had been out of place. She apologised.  Nicola related that in all her 54 years she had never managed to assert herself in a calm and forthright manner. Had she followed her regular behaviour pattern she would have simply shut down or more likely, exploded in anger at a later time. This moment of brave assertiveness was a major achievement for her. She felt five feet taller. She gained confidence that she could face future challenges successfully.  If you liked the information presented in this blog, you will LOVE “Own Your ADHD – Discover Your True Potential.” BUY HERE.

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THE THIRD CRITERIA NECESSARY FOR AN ADHD DIAGNOSIS Distractibility The third criteria for your ADHD diagnosis is “distractibility” Do you find it hard to focus? Can you focus on boring tasks as well as interesting tasks? Do you find yourself getting distracted in mid-conversation? Do you forget what you were going to say – a lot? We all have a bit of this in our lives. However does this interfere with your life to the point that it is a daily challenge, and is holding you back? Has this challenge been around for ,well, a very long time? In my book “Own your ADHD – Discover Your True Potential,” I discuss the three types of focus that you need for your life success.
  • Hypo-focus
  • Hyper-focus
  • Selective focus
Hypo-focus Hypo-focus is the ability to see the big picture, and jump from one task to the next in rapid fire succession.Emergency personnel employ hypo-focusing to move easily from one task to another, while keeping the big picture in view. Hypo-focusing helps to sustain focus on many things at once without feeling overwhelmed. You need this skill in your life. The drawback is that when bored or unmotivated, you might jump from one task to the next, often without completing the first. You may get restless and irritable. Hyper-focus Hyper-focus is the ability to shut out all outside stimulus and focus for very long periods of time. This is a massive strength if used correctly. Channel this trait into the right profession to suit your skills. Neurosurgeons, caring professionals, theatre and arts professionals and wilderness guides all use hyper-focus to their advantage. The downside of hyper-focus is being able to shift focus from hyper-focus mode to regular focus mode. That is a challenge, yet it is a skill that you can learn. You need the skill of hyper-focus so that you can study/work for long periods of time, and get work done! You can train your mind to focus for longer periods of time. Use short bursts of energy to get a job done.  Remember to focus on one piece of work at a time, to gain inner peace. Selective-focus You also need to be able to selectively focus, meaning being able to focus on your tasks even when there are distractions around you. This can really pull you down. Being able to filter out the noise and distractions from around you and continue to focus on your task is very important for your life success. Remember it is a skill that can be learned! Disctractibility has its upside as well. Find out more about how  your ADHD can help you to get on in your life, rather than hold you back here, in my new book, “Own your ADHD – Discover your True Potential.” Being published soon. CONTACT HERE

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The 3 adhd criteria 1. IS YOUR EXCESS ENERGY GETTING IN THE WAY? Your hyperactivity manifests itself in two areas:
  1. Physical Restlessness
Physical restlessness is the first criteria necessary for ADHD diagnosis. This is a display of excess energy, especially when bored. This energy is often present as an emotional problem such as low mood or impulsive anger. Fidgeting is one method you might employ to help you focus on boring tasks. Your brain and body are connected. Movements associated with fidgeting actually help your brain maintain focus for learning. Your brain is wired for excitement. You love new and novel experiences. Life, however is replete with mundane activities. If you have ADHD you will find many tasks daunting or even painful to accomplish. Sleeping, brushing teeth, showering, eating and using the bathroom would typically be too boring to carry out consistently, and on time. Your ADHD brain convinces you to procrastinate until the very last minute, when the deadline looms just ahead. Only then the adrenalin kicks in and pushes you into action mode. Here is the secret to handling the boring tasks in life: Learn the necessary skills to establish systems (routines) that will free up your time and mental space. You will find it easier to focus on the important things in your life, and you’ll find more time for them. Restlessness can be an asset. It can be channelled into your passions and dreams, or toward helping others. You probably possess more physical energy and stamina than most people, and it is important to release some of this excess through exercise. To keep your brain engaged, you need to keep on moving – your abundant energy can work for you instead of against you.
  • If your job requires you to sit in one place for long periods of time, consider using a standing desk.
  • A quick work out with weights during the day is effective.
  • Walking to work would help to get your brain into work focus mode.
  • Use your breaks to go for a short jog.
As mentioned before, there is a form of ADHD without hyperactivity. It is called ADD. A person with ADD may appear laid-back or ‘chilled’. They don’t possess the physical restlessness, however they possess the mental restlessness that will be discussed in the next paragraph.
  1. Mental Restlessness
Your mental restlessness is one of the sources of your endless creative ideas flowing through your brain, bombarding you day and night. This is one source of your inner drive to explore and discover. Here lie some of your strengths. Do you perceive things that others don’t? Do you observe and make connections on a deeper level than others? You most likely possess more resilience than your peers when faced with setbacks. You are better equipped to persevere and find solutions despite previous failures. You are highly intuitive and grasp concepts quickly, and for this reason you may possess great interpersonal skills. Some professionals who have embraced their ADHD are rock climbers, explorers, reporters, chefs, hair stylists, comedians and PR managers. Nathan  was plagued with self-doubt. He was a very bright person, but complained that he was tormented by his creative brain, which constantly bombarded him with new ideas. This paralysed him with indecision. He was 35 and had not yet brought to fruition any of his amazing plans. The worst thing was that others whom he considered far less capable than he were moving on in life and reaching their goals. This bothered him to no end. After his first session his first homework assignment was to write down all of his ideas. Every time a creative insight popped into his head, he had to jot it down. At the next session his coach asked him to focus on one idea and take steps to actualise it. Nathan found this excruciatingly difficult. I explained to him the following parable: “Imagine you are camping out in the countryside and you need to catch some fish for lunch. You come across a stream with an abundance of colourful fish swimming along. You only need to catch one fish for lunch. When it’s time for dinner, you will go back to the stream and catch one more fish.” Nathan’s ideas would keep on swimming down the stream of his consciousness. He only needed to catch one idea, and take steps to bring it to completion. Nathan managed to complete one goal and then move on to the next. He reported feeling more productive and energetic than ever. Find out what the Huffington Post has to say about mental restlessness. 2.  IS YOUR IMPULSIVITY HOLDING YOU BACK? Impulsivity is the second of  the 3 criteria necessary for ADHD diagnosis. When people hear the term  ADHD they think of the inability to focus for extended lengths of time. The core challenge however, is regulating emotions and impulses. Your ADHD brain is more susceptible to impulsivity.  Behaviours such as blurting out comments, dieting or impulsive spending are typical. Redirect your impulsive urges. If saying ‘no’ to yourself is too hard, simply say ‘yes’ to something else and wait for the first craving to pass. Racing drivers, test pilots, entrepreneurs, media producers, talk show hosts, and artists have all harnessed their ‘impulsivity’ towards successful careers. Remember that you will find boring tasks very difficult to do. So harness your impulsivity to make the task creative and exciting. Your impulsivity is a gift that you have a responsibility to harness in a positive way. On a personal note, I managed to get this book completed by harnessing my trait of impulsivity. I had the idea to write this book, and jumped in right away.  Once I had gotten over the exciting part of writing the book, I needed to wade through the horribly boring task of proofreading and checking, (6 times!) I got this done by jumping from one part of the book to the other, starting from the centre of the book and working outwards. I worked in half hour increments, and changed the environment that I worked in. These simple methods kept my brain buzzing and helped me deal with the overwhelmingly boring yet vital task of editing, proof reading and finishing this book. Clients regularly make great changes in life areas that they haven’t even worked on in the coaching sessions. This is because when one improves on one executive function  it has a direct effect on the other executive functions. This is Nicola’s story.  She was in coaching for five months practising self-awareness and anger management. Nicola had a sister-in-law, Alex, with whom she didn’t get on very well. Alex was a high-flying executive who earned over two million a year. Nicola was employed as a desk clerk at her local post office. She felt intimidated by Alex. During a recent conversation, Alex made a remark that deeply hurt Nicola.  She felt that Alex seriously crossed her boundaries. She related that a couple of days after the incident she invited Alex out for a drink. Nicola was scared out of her wits but she calmly yet assertively stated her thoughts about Alex’s remarks. Alex understood that her comments had been out of place. She apologised.  Nicola related that in all her 54 years she had never managed to assert herself in a calm and forthright manner. Had she followed her regular behaviour pattern she would have simply shut down or more likely, exploded in anger at a later time. This moment of brave assertiveness was a major achievement for her. She felt five feet taller. She gained confidence that she could face future challenges successfully. Find out more about impulsivity from Dr Russell Barkley’s website here  3. IS YOUR DISTRICTIBILITY HOLDING YOU BACK? Distractibility is the third criteria for ADHD. There are three types of focus:
  • Hypo-focus
  • Hyper-focus
  • Selective focus
Emergency personnel employ hypo-focusing to move easily from one task to another, while keeping the big picture in view. Hypo-focusing helps to sustain focus on many things at once without feeling overwhelmed. The drawback is that when bored or unmotivated, you might jump from one task to the next, often without completing the first. You may get restless and irritable. The plus side of distractibility is your ability to hyper-focus. You may be able to focus intently on interesting tasks for hours. Channel this trait into the right profession to suit your skills. Neurosurgeons, caring professionals, theatre and arts professionals and wilderness guides all use hyper-focus to their advantage. You can train your mind to focus for longer periods of time. Use short bursts of energy to get a job done.  Remember to focus on one piece of work at a time, to gain inner peace. You also need to be able to selectively focus, meaning being able to focus on your tasks even when there are distractions around you. Disctractibility has its upside as well. The 3 ADHD criteria and more is available in “Own your ADHD – Discover your True Potential.” Being published soon. CONTACT HERE

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Jump start your 2019. Learn to declutter your home and your mind.

I am delighted to share the latest developments from our sister company Organise Pro.

I am so excited to share my next event with you! Start 2019 with a bang! Get your clutter sorted and create inner space for what is really important. Meet me at the Digital Garage, Manchester on Friday 18th January 10.30am  for a one hour powerhouse session to jumpstart you with your decluttering.  And it’s FREE

Do you want to reach your goals, but you fed up with too many false starts to count? Do you really want 2019 to be the best year ever?

I will show you how you can create your success. It starts with your clutter.

Clutter is any item that previously served you well, and now no longer serves you towards your life purpose.

Let’s face it most people (myself included) wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time! The other 80% is weighing you down…like a ton of bricks, preventing you from moving forward.  You could chuck put half of your possessions and not even notice that they are gone!

It doesn’t matter if your clutter is staring you in the face, or hiding deep in the recesses of your cellar,  your clutter is taking up precious head space and is stopping you from becoming the person that you dream to become.

Meet me at the Digital Garage on King Street, in Manchester town centre on 18th January 2019.

I will show you tips and tricks from the pro on how to overcome that emotional hurdle, that block that is stopping you from parting with your clutter.

Here I am in the above picture with Andrew Rafter, one of the expert Digital Garage mentors. I am deeply indebted to Andrew, Alex, Scott and Joe for all their valuable help and advice. My business has moved up massively due to the digital advice  that I have gained  from the 121 sessions and the expert FREE workshops that the Digital Garage provides.

I am so excited to be able to give back a little to the Digital Garage.

Click here to book your place. Limited places.

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How do you regain your work-life integration easily and quickly?

It is easier than you think.

If you want to succeed in your business, you need good personal systems that will work with you as you reach your business success.

I know so many people who are successful in business, yet their homes look like hurricanes, their spouses  and children are unhappy as they spend  wry little focused time.

This is not success, it is not even partial success.

The way forward towards your life success is implementing small and consistent steps.

This video will  give you a small but powerful tip how to  leave your house on time and get to work on time, thereby having a knock on effect on every aspect of your life.

How to finally arrive at work on time. - YouTube

Find out how you can regain that work-life integration and harmoney, yes it is possible.

Sign up for your FREE discovery call here.

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Are you dreading Christmas this year? Do you get totally overwhelmed by it all?

Learn the secret to regain your focus and inner peace even at this busy time of year.

Really enjoy Christmas this year - YouTube

Sign up for coaching and learn tools personalised to your life to regain your focus and clarity.

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