Getting Clear on Due Dates

When your boss gives you a project and says it is important but doesn’t give a due date, you need to ask for one. The boss may respond “As soon as possible.” Of course you are already working on stuff so now you face a dilemma. Do you stop everything and work on the...

ADHD and Addiction

Those affected by ADHD have a higher likelihood of addiction than those not affected by ADHD. Addictions could include alcohol, smoking, drugs, gambling, internet, food, sex and shopping to name a few of the most obvious ones. A reason why some people affected by ADHD...

Are You Resistant to Goal Setting?

Many people are resistant to goals setting. But if you are affected by ADHD you are more likely to be resistant to setting goals. I have no scientific data to support this opinion. All I can say is 100% of my clients past and present struggle with goal setting....

A Calling Versus a Job

Studs Terkel’s book “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do,” was originally published in 1972 but its message still resonates today. Here’s a short excerpt from the introduction of the book It is a quote from one of the...

What Scares You, Can Stop You!

Many people struggle with procrastination. Sometimes seems it is an epidemic. There are numbers of reasons people procrastinate. A major reason is fear. This fear plays out in many ways. To name just three: There is the fear that once you start the project or action...

Why I Use a Paper Calendar

I have stopped using computer calendars. I know I am committing heresy. The most fundamental reason is that it is quicker. When I am scheduling appointments with my clients, I am always waiting on them while they finish entering the information into their phone, that...

ADHD: On Being Late and Magical Thinking

In order to talk about being late, I must first talk about Magical Thinking. A version of Magical Thinking often has to do with time. It is Monday morning and you are running an hour behind on your appointments and task list. Magical Thinking dictates that you will...

Are You Working Toward Leaving a Legacy?

Are you working toward leaving a legacy? As I am writing this, I am on my way back from Harvard. I went overnight with my mother to meet some “Wurf Scholars.” What, you ask, is a Wurf Scholar? (At least I hope you asked.) They are special scholarships for people in...

What are You Tolerating?

What do you see when you look up from working at your desk? I sit at one end of a table and behind the other end of the table is a large three-section window. It is great. Whenever I pause or need to think, I do so looking out at a vista of lovely green trees with a...