ADHD Strategies

343: Following up on "The Complex" with James and Jules Ochoa

James and Jules Ochoa have just wrapped their first season of The Complex, a podcast that approaches ADHD through the lens of a fictional apartment complex and it’s many ADHDer residents. They’re here today to share a bit about their experience and lessons learned in approaching the ADHD community through a podcast platform. 

331: Introducing The Complex with James and Jules Ochoa

James and Jules Ochoa join us today to celebrate the upcoming launch of their new podcast, "The Complex." In it, they tell the story of a fictional apartment building and the manager trying to manage the eclectic personalities of it's tenants. Episode one is included at the end of this show in its entirety. 

327: Organizing What You Learn

You’re working hard to learn and grow, to discover new things and be a better person, right? But in that process, how do you catalog and internalize all things you’re learning so that you’ll be able to recall them later and use them when you need them most … even when you don’t know when that will be?

312: ADHD, Love & Chores!

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This week on the show, we’re picking up where we left off in our conversation with Melissa Orlov last week with key strategies on managing chores in an ADHD/Non-ADHD relationship. How do you maintain peace through the roadblocks of relationship challenges in keeping your home operating smoothly? We review Melissa’s five-step approach and share our ideas that help cement your efforts to even the field in the home. 

Plus, new this week we’re launching our very own Patreon! We count on support from listeners to continue to grow this podcast. If you've ever found the show a support to you in building the living systems you need to live with ADHD, we appreciate that you consider a regular donation through Patreon. Thank you!

We’re celebrating ADHD Awareness Month! Nikki will be presenting in the online ADHD Awareness Expo — a free virtual conference of ADHD Experts taking place October 1-7. Register now and learn more about organizing, time management, productivity, mindfulness and more, all in the context of ADHD!

Plus, October 3rd and October 17th, Nikki will be hosting two mysteryADHD webinars at 3 pm (Pacific). If you want to register, you do need to do so online, please sign up for the newsletter to make sure you don’t miss them. 

Every Friday starting September 22nd through the end of October, Nikki will be jumping on Facebook Live at 3 pm! She has different topics for each Friday and a chance for you to ask any questions you may have and get answers live!

For the month of October, we’re holding a promotion on coaching services and online products — you won’t want to miss it — be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get all of the details!

Links & Notes

307: Get One More Project DONE — Fight the Dog Days of Summer and ADHD!

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As some parts of the country are just cresting back-to-school season, most of us are languishing in the final days of a hot summer. If you’ve been industrious at all, the projects you really want to have taken on are likely done. But what about the last few undesirables? You know those projects that take the extra push because you don’t want to do them, the environment isn’t conducive to doing them, and you’re exhausted from all the other great stuff you’ve been doing — and living with ADHD makes tackling those projects so much harder!

This week on the show, we’ve got some ideas for getting out of the rut to get one last project wrapped before the summer ends.

Finally, we mentioned a project Pete recently completed about Rory, the young man facing a big transition as he graduates from middle school and moves to high school. We hope you'll take a few minutes to watch it. 

Rory Neely is enormously charismatic. He's warm and kind, shakes hands with gusto, and revels in flags of all sizes. He lives with Down syndrome and autism, and thanks to the love and effort of his family and educational support team, he serves as a symbol of life as he moves into a future so many never expected him to experience.

283: Women & ADHD

According to our guests today, over five million women go undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed, yet live with ADHD. While the patterns and outcomes of a life with ADHD between men and women are similar — particularly as they age — the underlying reasons and conditions for diagnosis for women are unique. 

269: Imposter Syndrome & ADHD

If you suffer from Imposter Syndrome, you’re a high achiever in some area, though you feel as if your achievements are not the result of training, skill, and intelligence, rather your success is the result of an accident of fate, and you are constantly on the cusp of being discovered as a fraud. This is, of course, something that we all live with at some point or another, but if you’re also living with ADHD, the judgment that you put upon yourself amplifies the negative signals in and around your experience of achievement. 

261: Back to School: What's the parent's REAL job?

Unbelievably, it’s back to school season. If it hasn’t hit your community yet, it’s coming, and that means it’s time to evaluate your strategies as a parent in helping your kids manage their ADHD in the classroom and beyond. To help us through this conversation, special guest Elaine Taylor-Klaus with ImpactADHD joins us to share strategies for approaching your kids in this transition period about scheduling, responsibility, self-advocacy, and technology!

256: Making Difficult Decisions with ADHD

This week we offer a follow-up to our conversation on making decisions with a twist: what about all those decisions that are even more challenging to face, with consequences beyond our daily organizing challenges? How do we condition ourselves to move through them and discover what lies on the other side? This week is dedicated to processing, researching, and making the decision to act, and discovering the tools you need to employ to condition yourself to take action!

247: Dealing With Procrastination One Hour at a Time!

As it turns out, productivity and procrastination are two sides of the same coin. Depending on the day, your toss might yield unparalleled output, focus, and attention. Then again, it could yield a rousing binge session of Top Chef. This week on The ADHD Podcast, we’re talking about the systems and processes that might help you beat procrastination, from focus sprints to setting a real, rational priority for your time. Join us!