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Controlling the Overwhelm

March 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Coping, Ourselves, Success!

I have one foot stuck in the overwhelm as if it were quicksand. I sometimes forget my own advice. When we are most overwhelmed it’s time to stop chasing the work and regroup. Between a crashed car, some computer and staffing setbacks on the workfront, working up to the launch of the Academy and a […]

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Read this ASAP!

February 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Coping, Ourselves, Podcasts, Success!

I need it ASAP!! You have to get this to them ASAP!! Four words. As Soon As Possible. The implication of ASAP is that the task at hand is so important, we don’t even have time to sound out the words. We are putting an easy label on the priority of this request. Too easy, if you ask […]

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Where did ADHD Hunter go this time?

February 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Coping

For those of you who have been watching closely, there was another lapse in my posting to this site. You will notice that I had talked about PJ and attempts to have him admitted for in-patient help. (see What is Good ADHD Parenting?) That was my last post for about one year. Things turned sharply […]

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Keeping ADHD Perfection in Check

February 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Coping, Ourselves, Success!

How do we self-monitor to balance our ADHD perfectionism and getting the job done? Shooting for Perfect There is room in life for self-expression in a perfect manner. If we enjoy some art or other hobby in our free time, perfection should be taken as far as we want. True perfection is infinite. It can […]

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What is Good ADHD Parenting?

January 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Coping, Our Kids

Many of you know PJ, our 12 year old son. To help those who are less familiar, PJ was diagnosed with ADHD at 6. As he grew older, other conditions came to light: Asperger’s, anxiety, periodic mild depression, school avoidance and as of late, school refusal. He has gone from one medication for ADHD to […]

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Keep Your Eye on the Prize

January 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Coping, Ourselves, Success!

Are you the type who has this inner conflict: You have the ability to hyperfocus, but due to your distractibility that focus is often misplaced? I don’t know about you, but I find it real easy to throw myself into a task with great abandon. The only problem is that the task I choose may […]

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The Lie Behind the ADHD Hunter

December 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Ourselves

OK – I’m outing myself. I am not some Super-Dad. Nor have I beaten ADHD. The guy with the cape doesn’t exist. As the ADHD Hunter, I do know what we have had better success with. And equally, we have had massive failure moments. Perfection is unattainable. The message here is not “Be Perfect” or […]

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Perfection or Completion?

December 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Coping, Success!

We see the little things. We notice every brush stroke and every nuance. Our eye for detail is a component of our creative side. But sometimes we can miss the big picture. With ADHD, we have the ability to hyperfocus, seeing things others miss. That can be a great asset in business – “Bravo! Very […]

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You Just Have to Show Up

December 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Coping, Success!

Woody Allen had said that 80% of success is just showing up. I can relate to that. If I had shown up more often in high school and college, those experiences would have worked out better the first time around. And the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. These days, PJ is missing at […]

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When Is It OK to Brainwash?

November 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Success!

I can be a little controlling sometimes. And I believe in brainwashing, too.  In this case I’m talking about controlling and brainwashing myself. When we are bombarded by the things that have not worked out for us, our self-esteem suffers. We start to believe all the negative comments we have heard from others or thoughts […]

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