Ask Dr B - about Inattention, Clarity & Foresight - 048

Hey ADDers! I’m so glad you could join me today, and I hope you’re enjoying the little changes I’ve been making to deliver more focused content on topics of importance to you, as well as the way in which that content is now being delivered. When I first launched this podcast show, I felt the format needed to have three stories to illustrate the points of information I was teaching because we all remember stories. I would think about the characters, the point of the stories and work to pull it all together in a way that I thought would be good for you as my listeners. Since I was making up all the stories that I shared with you; that was roughly 6 stories a week that I needed to create and organize. If you know anything about my background and challenges with writing, you know that this was a huge undertaking for me and I made it work and grew as a result.

I chose the topics of Inattention, Clarity and Foresight for today because I’ve received a lot of questions over the years about these topics, and I want you to understand how they are inter-connected and impact each other. That without focused attention (on the right focal points) it is difficult to cultivate clarity (seeing or knowing your destinations or journey) and without clarity, it is pretty hard to have the foresight you need (looking ahead for how things will unfold along the journey and what challenges you might encounter) because how would you know where to look? If this sounds a bit vague right now, it will become clearer as we go along.

I hope that you’ve taken the time to listen to a few key episodes that seem to be on the minds of many of my listeners; perhaps you are one of them: Episode 036, Ask Dr B About The High Cost Of Not Knowing About Executive Function, Episode 027, Figuring Out Where To Start When So Much Needs Your Attention Now, and Episode 001, It’s Not Your Fault & You’re Not Off The Hook Either. If you’ve listened to all three of these episodes, you know what I’m talking about and if you haven’t I highly recommend that you listen to them soon.

What does it mean to be “Inattentive” and what’s the big deal about being “inattentive?” I hear this a lot from people who don’t understand the “dis-ordering” impact of Inattention.

How your brain, mind and body works is the uniqueness of you. And if how you are put together currently is “dis-ordered” it doesn’t have to stay that way. Your uniqueness doesn’t have to be a limitation; it can be your strength once you understand YOU and what you need to live as your best self. It’s my hope that you’ll get some of what you need here.

Remember that most adults who receive a diagnosis of adult ADHD do not receive a diagnosis of Executive Function Deficits at the same time. If they did and received the skill training they needed, it could make all the difference in the world in terms of their quality of life and personal success.

If you relate to my story, here's two action steps you can take:

  • Get yourself on the Waitlist for ADDventures in Achievement. It’s definitely the place to be if you want help understanding what’s been holding you back and want to learn the skills to break free of your stuckness.
  • Reach out to me right away at [email protected] and let me know what your current challenges are and what you’d like to achieve in the program.

And in case you want to know what the ADDventures in Achievement program is all about, what I’d say is that it’s a safe space to face yourself and your challenges and tell the truth about what you really want to be doing in your life, so I can help you to do whatever that is that makes your heart sing.

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Eleanor Roosevelt said, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” The question I have for you at this point of our journey together is, “Are you willing to do that thing you’ve been saying and believing you cannot do?”  I hope so because if that’s what is standing between you and the life you want, how can you not do it? You have to or throw in your hand for this lifetime.

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