436 | Decoding Doing with Jonathan Hassall and Madeline O’Reilly

436 | Decoding Doing with Jonathan Hassall and Madeline O’Reilly

In today’s episode, Eric is joined by Jonathan Hassall and Madeline O’Reilly.

Jonathan is an ADHD and executive function coach and director of Connect ADHD Coaching, providing services internationally from Brisbane, Australia.  His background includes psychiatric services and is a scientific advisor for ADHD in the pharmaceutical industry.  Jonathan trained as an ADHD coach in the U.S. and offers individual and group programs for people with ADHD.  He’s a regular speaker at national ADHD meetings, in Australia, and in the U.S.  He is a board member of ADDA and a published author.  You’ll hear about his new book called Decoding Doing, co-written with the 2nd guest on today’s episode, Madeline O’Reilly. 

Madeline works with children and adults with ADHD and anxiety.  She spent the last decade working in a multi-disciplinary practice in Sydney, Australia called Mindcare Center, where her interest in ADHD was sparked.  Madeline also enjoys working in collaboration with other medical professionals, especially psychiatrists.  Prior to this, she spent three years working in East London for a cognitive behavioral therapy service that specializes in treating trauma in adults.  Before moving to the UK, Madeline worked for Vision Australia which allowed her to develop skills with children, adolescents, and adults in assessment and treatment of behavioral problems and mental health difficulties in the vision-impaired population.  

You’ll hear about how Jonathan and Madeline worked together to write their book, Decoding Doing, what Decoding Doing is all about and what they wanted to share with others, and their experiences with accepting success.  You’ll also hear about the process of achieving, imagining and visualizing, and organizing the things we think through. 

They also address procrastination and motivation, recognizing emotions, attention, and our emotional responses to different situations.  They also talk about the importance of cues versus waiting for feeling like we “want” to do a task, and using the reality of our futures-selves for motivation, finding a compelling “why” to create motivation.

Connect with Jonathan and Madeline:

Also Answered in this episode:

  • What is their 5-stage model to decode doing? 
  • Why “imagine” vs. “plan”? 
  • How do we better organize the things we imagine? 
  • What does it mean to connect?
  • What is the importance of our emotional state? 
  • How do we visualize and imagine? What if we find it difficult to visualize? 
  • How do we engage when we aren’t feeling motivated? 
  • How do we generate motivation?
  • How do we overcome the difficulty of overcoming our accomplishments? 

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