449 | Getting Tasks Done with Skye Rapson

449 | Getting Tasks Done with Skye Rapson

In this episode, Eric is joined by Skye Rapson from New Zealand!  Skye is a mom and an academic with over 7 years experience working in adult education.  She has studied in various fields, including psychology, sociology, and public health, and is now a doctoral candidate in population health.  

After getting diagnosed with ADHD at the start of her doctorate, she has since dedicated time to researching and disseminating ADHD studies, focusing on supporting others with strength-based neurodiverse-friendly tools and systems. 

Skye also founded Unconventional Organization which provides strength-based research-backed online coaching for clients with ADHD. 

Learn more at
Instagram: Skye – ADHD Coach & Researcher (@unconventionalorganisation)

Topics/Questions in this Episode:

  • What is the aversion to “structure” when you have ADHD? 
  • What is the most important ingredient in the “recipe” for ADHD management? 
  • How does self-criticism impact our ability to get things done? 
  • What helps us to acknowledge and identify our self-criticism? 
  • How do we adjust our sense of what we’re working on? 
  • Skye runs an organization with neurodiverse people for neurodiverse people.  What is the most fun about it, and what are the challenges? 
  • What are some of the alternative tools (other than email) that can be used to navigate with a neurodiverse team? 
  • “Bring your worst self to coaching” – Why is this important? 
  • What is the difference between motivation and activation? 
  • “Being an adult means you need a lot of dopamine.  Sprinkle dopamine everywhere in your life! It’s not just about the work.” – Skye Rapson
  • What does “dopamine-down” mean? 
  • Mind-ready and brain-ready: What’s the difference? 
  • How can we alleviate self-doubt when setting goals? 

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