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5 Easy Steps For The Messy Middle Of Your Goal Journey

Getting started on a new goal is so exciting. It’s filled with possibility. The imagination races with new ideas. And every experience is an opportunity for growth. As you near the finish line, that excitement manages to grow. You see the light at the end of the tunnel. You finally believe “it’s as good as done.” And you pick up momentum as you dig deep into your certainty and determination. But what about the messy middle? How do you maintain that commitment when the novelty has worn off, but you don’t yet see the finish line? How can you believe

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5 Surprising Ways You’re Selling Yourself Short And How To Stop Now

As a mindset coach for ADHDers, I spend a lot of time thinking about our thoughts. (How meta.) I think about how they make us feel. I explore the way our feelings translate into our actions. And I’m fascinated by how our thoughts ultimately shape our results each day. In short, our thoughts and words matter. They matter a lot. And today we are talking about a word that often flies under the radar…yet it really packs a punch. In fact, this one simple word often has us playing small, minimizing our contributions, and discounting what we have to offer.

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How To Increase Self Control And Impulse Control With ADHD

Have you ever caught yourself scrolling social media but didn’t remember picking up your phone? Do you ever feel the impulse to “quickly check email” when you have a much more important project sitting in front of you? Do you ever have the urge to buy the clearance item simply because it’s on sale, or put the Butterfinger in your cart because the impulse was just too strong to avoid it? Yep, me too. And today, we’re talking about how to navigate those urges by increasing our self-control. So if you ever wish you were better at sticking to your

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10 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Time Management With ADHD

Time is a rather nebulous thing when you think about it. You can’t see it. You can’t hold it. And in fact, it doesn’t actually exist. It’s a concept we humans made up and collectively agreed upon. We decided to think about time in the division of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, and months. In other words, it’s a mental construct. And I’ve found that what we think about time often has a fascinating correlation with how we use our time. Really, it’s true! And this week we’re talking all about it. In episode 88 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome

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How to Manage Stress And Overwhelm With This One Powerful Strategy

“All we want are the facts, ma’am” – Sgt. Joe Friday Whenever I find myself slipping into overwhelm or feeling particularly stressed out… Or when I notice myself spinning out in “what ifs” and living in worst case scenarios… I remember the famous phrase from Sgt. Joe Friday in the 1950s TV show Dragnet:  “All we want are the facts, ma’am.”  By focusing on the facts and leaving the drama – aka my thoughts – out of it, I’m able to look at the situation much more objectively. I’m able to make decisions with clarity.  And I can leave the

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The Surprising Reason Why You Procrastinate That Keeps You Stuck

Procrastination: the action of delaying or postponing something. We’ve all been there before, right? I know I have. But why do we do it? What causes us to delay or postpone things? Why is it that, even when we genuinely want to do something, we occasionally find ourselves procrastinating? And perhaps more importantly, what can we do about it? This week on the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast we’re taking a deep dive into one of the sneakiest culprits of procrastination. In fact, this culprit is not only overlooked, it’s often feels necessary, which makes it even easier to stay

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How To Get Back On Track With Your Goals

When it comes to making progress on your current goal, where do you fall on the spectrum: I’m making amazing progress each day! I was doing well for a while…but I seem to have hit a slump. Uh…what were my goals again? Whichever answer resonates the most with you, know that you are in the right place. This week we are taking a deep dive into staying focused on our goals. We’re learning how to keep our goals and habits front and center so we keep seeing the progress we want. And we’re doing this in three powerful ways. So

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Adult ADHD: Discover The Unique Symptoms And Surprising Strengths

Have you recently been diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)? Are you wondering about the symptoms of adult ADHD? Curious about the strengths an ADHDer brings to the table? Then you’re in luck. This week on the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast, we are taking a deep dive into the world of ADHD. We talk about the labels of ADD vs. ADHD. We explore the main symptoms of the ADHD brain. And we talk about the incredible strengths the ADHDer has to offer. Plus, I created a comprehensive ebook called Top Ten Ways to Work With Your ADHD Brain,

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How To Increase Your Productivity And Follow Your Unpredictable Schedule: 3 Easy Tips

Do you struggle with following your calendar? You diligently plan out your week. Perhaps you even time block your day. But no matter what planner you use or productivity hack you try, you can’t seem to get everything done. Time somehow slips through the cracks and by the end of the day you’ve made it through ⅓ of the list. If this sounds familiar, then you’re in the right place. I’m here to share three powerful tips to help you follow your calendar. It’s time to finally check those tasks off your list. Learn how by listening to the episode

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