In this video I share some of my best strategies for Designing for Your Brain. Designing for Your Brain is about applying what we know about how brains work to design our everyday experiences, goals, and intentions in a way that optimizes our overall ability to shape our attention, memory, and focus. Instead of trying to control our attention we learn to Continue reading
ADHD Awareness Expo 2014
I’m excited about this year’s ADHD Awareness Expo 2014 starting October 26. I’ll be appearing along with 30 other top ADHD expert speakers. I’ll be sharing some of my best strategies for “Agilizing your Goals” and magnetizing yourself to get into action. Hope you can join me!
This is the model I reference during my interview.
In the age of ridiculously abundant information, it’s so easy to develop infomania and feel like you can’t stop researching and learning more about a topic.
Nurturing and protecting your ability to create is more important and more difficult than ever.
Falling in love with the power of no helped me learn to focus. Instead of feeling like I’m giving up, I’ve taught myself to connect my power to say no to a feeling of freedom , liberation and power. I think of saying NO as actually enabling me to say YES.
My power to say no to something “interesting” is what makes it possible for me to say YES and devote time and energy to what I’m truly passionate about.
“Stop. I’m not going to take any more input until I’ve made something with what I got.”
- Merlin Mann
I’m experimenting with using SlideShare! Here’s my first contribution.
- 2 ways Agile Time Management strategies differ from conventional time management strategies.
- Top 5 ways we unintentionally set ourselves up for Time Management Troubles
- 5 Keystone Time Management Habits
The SMART Goal Setting acronym has been around a long time. It states goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely or Timeline Driven. The Agile Approach to S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting is an updated way of setting goals that are designed to magnetize you into action. No *forcing* yourself required.
Agile goals are especially useful when it comes to dealing with goals that involve changing old habits. Agile SMART goals work for everyone, but are especially well-suited to creative types, rebels, people who are addicted to insight, gifted people, ADHD and other neurodiverse characters. The Agile approach to goals is what I teach clients and coaching group participants.
I appeared on ADHD Support Talk Radio, discussing the agile way of dealing with and preventing emotional overwhelm.
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- The role of emotions in cultivating performance and productivity
- Cultivating emotional resilience and intelligence is a high impact productivity strategy for everyone and particularly for creatives, HSP (Highly Sensitive People), ADHD, Gifted Adults, and other neurodiverse individuals.
- How your personal metaphors affect your emotional life and how you handle conflict.
- Common metaphors that affect what you perceive is normal, acceptable, or disordered.
- The car and plane metaphors for different personality and productivity styles. Continue reading
I don’t usually write about what I disagree with, but I think it’s time for me to express my opposition to cultural metaphors and myths that feed the growing epidemic of stress, anxiety, powerlessness, and feelings of inadequacy that so many people are experiencing today.
What better place to start resisting than with a best-selling book that has 309 5-star reviews and declares something as untrue as “Resistance is Evil?”
If resistance is characterized as evil…no wonder our culture destroys the confidence and self-respect of anyone who dares to be different, express dissenting ideas, or disagree with dominant values.
Today, I’ve decided to resist openly and honestly. I’m not going to be “nice” or “quiet” just to not make waves. Our cultural obsession with the idea that self-control and battling one’s inner resistance is the only way to “break through” procrastination or creative blocks must be challenged. Continue reading
Welcome to life in perpetual beta. There’s almost no time to plan. Nothing seems to follow the plan even if you do have one. Conventional time management strategies are inadequate to the challenges of the digital age.
Agile Time Management™ offers a whole new organic approach to juggling the 8 Dances of Life™ that works for creatives, ADHD, gifted, neurodiverse and anyone who desires a simpler, more enjoyable and flexible way to organize their lives.
Session Description: Organizing Your Time – The AgiliZen Way
Join me and discover:
- The benefits of the Agile way of orchestrating the 8 Dances of Life™
- Your time management style and how it affects the way you get things done
- How to design Agile goals that inspire you
- How to cultivate habits that reduce stress and overwhelm
- Powerful Mantras to inspire putting Agile into Action
This class is over. Here’s a Video Clip from the class.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
7:00 PM Eastern
4:00 PM Pacific
INCLUDES Downloadable MP3 and PDF of slides so if you can’t attend live you can still attend!
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Organize Your Time: Agile Time Management Strategies – Featured in the “Organize Your Life” Webinar Series
If getting organized is one of your new year’s intentions, join me and other experts including Judith Kohlberg, Ramona Creel, Elizabeth Hagan, Allison Carter!
Allison organizes this annual event to celebrate Get Organized month with a series of high quality learning experiences to help you focus, plan, and organize your time, space, and information. CEU credits are available for professional organizers.
I’m appearing at the ADHD EXPO Online 2012 along with 25 other ADHD Experts, Coaches and Doctors!
October 14 – 20, 2012
The Expo is a great place to find support to understand and treat ADD / ADHD. Whether you or a loved one have ADHD, or think you might, you will get lots of great ideas from 25 of the leading ADHD experts, doctors, therapists, educators and coaches in the world.
Speakers are appearing by video to share their best tips and strategies.
Sign up at www.adhdexpo.com/
Just a few of the leading experts you’ll see…
- Sari Solden
- Nancy Ratey
- Dr. Charles Parker
- Melissa Orlov
- Dr. Roberto Olivardia
- Dr. Rory Stern
- Jennifer Koretsky
- Dr. Ari Tuckman
- Dr. Stephanie Sarkis
- Terry Matlen
- David Giwerc
Look forward to connecting with you there!
I’ll be in the chat room as often as I can be. Look for me there!
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Check out recordings of and clips from some of my past classes on Agile Life Design, ADHD, Organizing, Time Management, and more.
How do we learn to procrastinate?
We are waging a cultural war against procrastination and inner resistance as if they were evil itself. I believe it is time to STOP the War and START negotiating a peace treaty with yourself. Persistent patterns of procrastination are the outer manifestations or signposts of inner conflict and resistance.
Procrastination is the result you get when one part of you is trying to get the rest of you to do something using tactics like: ordering, coercing, pressuring, tricking, or even bullying yourself to do it.
Resistance can only exist when there is some kind of pushing, pressure, or force trying to get you to do something you don’t want to do, or aren’t ready or willing to do at this time for some reason. Continue reading