How Not to Crash and Burn

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+11 Tweet Share49 Pin Share StumbleShares 50I’ve been laying low for awhile. Like you, maybe, I have a tendency to burn out if I don’t pay attention to my energy levels and the subtle signs my body and intuition are showing me. And I’m trying not to let it get to the “crash and burn” stage anymore—sheesh, I’ve been through enough …

Brain Music: How Music Calms Your Body while Helping Your Brain Think Your Best Ideas

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+13 Tweet Share86 Pin Share8 StumbleShares 97   In the 1950s, German physicist Winfried Otto Schumann discovered that the Earth’s magnetic field resonates at 7.83 Hz. In 1979, Schumann’s associate Herbert Konig found a correlation between the Schumann Resonance and the alpha rhythm of brain waves. When you are in the alpha state, the Earth and your brain are operating …

How to Boost Your Poor Memory

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+13 Tweet1 Share558 Pin Share10 StumbleShares 572Have you ever been working on a project—doing some research, taking notes, or making a plan for something—and then come across your notes or plan for the very same thing—and you had already figured it out, months or years ago, but had totally, totally, forgotten about it? With no memory of it whatsoever? Or, Worse, have you …

How to Curb Your Impulsivity

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+11 Tweet2 Share41 Pin Share StumbleShares 44If you are an ADHD business owner, you know your impulsivity can sometimes get you in trouble. You want to buy that new piece of equipment right now, without checking your budget. You want to implement that new business direction right now, without having thought it all the way through. You want to say what you want to say now, before …

Who Has ADHD?

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+1 Tweet2 Share Pin Share StumbleShares 2 Every once in awhile I’ll come across a story about a famous person who has ADHD, or a list of well-known people who have ADHD, and I think, “Huh. That’s interesting.” And yay for them for not trying to hide it. It’s important for us to know about these people, because when we …

How to Stop Worrying So You Can Actually Solve Problems

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+1 Tweet1 Share Pin Share StumbleShares 1 worry  verb: to give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles In my conversations with business owners, I notice many—especially business owners with ADHD—get hung up with anxiety and worry over business problems. It can take up a lot of our time and prevent us from …

How to Make Decisions Quickly so You Can Keep Moving

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+1 Tweet Share2 Pin Share StumbleShares 2You’re careful in your business, because you’re serious about it. You weigh things meticulously before making decisions, or maybe you even agonize over decisions, putting them off until you have just the right and perfect answer. And you probably think you’re doing the right thing. But that caution in decision-making may be precisely what’s …

How to Get Out of Brain Fog and Back to Work Faster

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+13 Tweet Share19 Pin Share9 StumbleShares 31Every so often a client will ask me, “What do you do when you just can’t get your brain to work?” This last week I’ve been plenty challenged by brain fog—that mired in mud feeling when my brain won’t click, a heavy curtain separates me from my intelligence, and staring at whatever is in front …

What Gets My Goat About ADHD

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0When I tell people I work with business owners with ADHD, some of them totally get it. Most of the time, in fact, I get a really great reaction—because someone in their family has ADHD, or they have ADHD, or they know brilliant inventors and creative entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Richard Branson have ADHD, and …

Think You Might Have ADHD?

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0Some of the most creative people in the world do, you know. Successful business owners like Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Airlines; Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish Founder and Chairman of IKEA stores; David Neeleman, Founder and CEO of Jet Blue Airways; and Paul Orfalea, the Founder and Chairperson of Kinkos all have ADHD and are incredibly …