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ADHD REWIRED EP 530
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Episode Description

Welcome, everyone, to a somewhat different episode of the ADHD reWired Podcast. If you’re new here, I’m your host, Eric Tivers, and today we’re going to dive into a topic that’s both personal and universal. And I’,m gonna get kinda vulnerable with you here.

But before we get into that, I wanted to let you know, that our spring Coaching groups which start on Thursday, is experiencing lower than typical enrollment this season, which is why with group starting this Thursday, April 11th, 2024, we’re giving you the chance to join us for only $999. That’s 50% off my section, and $650 off Coach Brian and Coach Kristin’s section.

Sign up by this Wednesday, by attending our last registration event Wednesday at 12 pm pt / 3 eastern, or by going to coachingrewired.com and scheduling a 1:1 registration interview. Come join us for our lowest price since 2017, only 999. And with if you qualify for PayPal credit, you can break it up over 6 months interest free. That’s only $166 a month. It’s the same great program, at a shockingly low price. Go to coachingrewired.com to get started with pre-registration. Add your name to the interest list. And we’ll be in touch.

Our episode is titled “When What Was Working, Stops Working,” and it’s a reflection on the journey of ADHD reWired over the last decade, where we are now, and we’re going to end this short reflection with 10 tips that you can use when what was working, stops working.

For those of you who have been with us from the beginning, you know that we’ve experienced an incredible journey together. We were the #1 ADHD podcast for 8 consecutive years, a title that we held with pride and gratitude. Our coaching groups grew consistently, and we were even featured as one of the innovative programs at the international conference on ADHD back in 2019 and we built a community that has been a source of support, inspiration, and transformation for so many.

But as with all journeys, there have been twists and turns, and unexpected challenges that have forced us to reevaluate and adapt. In the world of ADHD, this is a familiar theme. We find strategies that work for us, routines that bring stability and productivity, and then, for reasons often beyond our control, those strategies stop working. It can feel like hitting a wall, and it’s a feeling that many of us in the ADHD community know all too well.

In the past year, ADHD reWired has faced its own set of challenges. The landscape of ADHD support has changed dramatically, with a surge in new podcasts and coaching programs. When I started ADHD reWired in 2014, I believe there were 7 or 8 other ADHD podcasts. I just counted on apple podcasts, 120 ADHD specific podcasts! This influx, combined with the economic uncertainties that have affected so many, has made it more difficult for us to fill our coaching groups as we once did. And from talking to a number of other ADHD coaches out there, it looks like this is happening across the board. It’s a situation that has prompted a lot of reflection and reevaluation and has required me to make some really difficult decisions.

For a decade, we’ve been on a trajectory of growth and success. We’ve built something truly special. During the peak of the pandemic, we were doing 5 groups and built a team to support this heightened demand. And over the last year or so, things have have changed. Over the last few seasons, due to decreased demand, we’ve went back to 3 groups, and even those have not been easy to completely fill. So we’ve lowered prices, which have helped, but I think between the economy and the current influx of other ADHD programs out there, what was working is no longer working. And, man, it’s hard when when what had been working for so many years, just stops working. But it’s also an opportunity, a chance to revisit what we stand for and how we can continue to serve our community in meaningful ways.

Our mission has always been to provide a space where individuals with ADHD can come together to learn, grow, and support each other. It’s been about more than just strategies and tips; it’s been about building a community that understands the complexities of ADHD and offers a sense of belonging. As we navigate this period of change, we’re reminded of the importance of resilience and adaptability.

We’re exploring new ways to reach and connect with our audience, to provide value and support in a changing world. We’re looking at how we can innovate both within our coaching groups and in other ways to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our community. And most importantly, we’re reaffirming our commitment to you, our listeners and our community members. Your stories, your struggles, and your successes are what drive us to do what we do. We’re here to navigate the ups and downs of ADHD together, to celebrate the wins and learn from the challenges.

So, if you’ve been thinking about joining our coaching groups, or if you’ve been a part of our community in the past, know that we’re here for you. We’re evolving, we’re adapting, and we’re optimistic about the future. Is it uncomfortable? Sure is. But I still believe that we can do hard things. So “When What Was Working, Stops Working” is not just a reflection on our journey, and a check in about where we are at right now, it’s a call to action for all of us to embrace change and continue to grow.

And now, I’d like to share with you 10 strategies that can be helpful when what was working stops working:

  • Pause and Reflect: Take a moment to assess what has changed and why the old strategies are no longer effective.
  • Seek Feedback: Reach out to your community or a trusted advisor to get a fresh perspective on the situation.
  • Embrace Flexibility: Be open to trying new approaches and adapting your strategies as needed.
  • Break It Down: Simplify your goals into smaller, manageable tasks to regain a sense of control.
  • Prioritize Self-Care: Ensure you’re taking care of your physical and mental health to maintain resilience.
  • Revisit Your Values: Align your actions with your core values to stay motivated and focused.
  • Set Boundaries: Define clear limits to protect your time and energy as you navigate change.
  • Practice Gratitude: Focus on what is working and express appreciation for the progress you’ve made.
  • Stay Curious: Approach challenges with a mindset of curiosity and a willingness to learn.
  • Celebrate Small Wins and practice gratitude: Acknowledge and celebrate each step forward, no matter how small.
  • And here’s one more: And i’m serious about this one. Don’t struggle alone. Remember, change is an inevitable part of growth. When what was working stops working, it’s an opportunity to explore new possibilities and deepen our understanding of ourselves and our journey with ADHD.

Want to talk about this or any other ADHD-related topics with me? Join us for Thursday’s live q & a. You can register at our newly designed website at www.adhdrewired.com

Show Notes

Episode Description

Welcome, everyone, to a somewhat different episode of the ADHD reWired Podcast. If you’re new here, I’m your host, Eric Tivers, and today we’re going to dive into a topic that’s both personal and universal. And I’,m gonna get kinda vulnerable with you here.

But before we get into that, I wanted to let you know, that our spring Coaching groups which start on Thursday, is experiencing lower than typical enrollment this season, which is why with group starting this Thursday, April 11th, 2024, we’re giving you the chance to join us for only $999. That’s 50% off my section, and $650 off Coach Brian and Coach Kristin’s section.

Sign up by this Wednesday, by attending our last registration event Wednesday at 12 pm pt / 3 eastern, or by going to coachingrewired.com and scheduling a 1:1 registration interview. Come join us for our lowest price since 2017, only 999. And with if you qualify for PayPal credit, you can break it up over 6 months interest free. That’s only $166 a month. It’s the same great program, at a shockingly low price. Go to coachingrewired.com to get started with pre-registration. Add your name to the interest list. And we’ll be in touch.

Our episode is titled “When What Was Working, Stops Working,” and it’s a reflection on the journey of ADHD reWired over the last decade, where we are now, and we’re going to end this short reflection with 10 tips that you can use when what was working, stops working.

For those of you who have been with us from the beginning, you know that we’ve experienced an incredible journey together. We were the #1 ADHD podcast for 8 consecutive years, a title that we held with pride and gratitude. Our coaching groups grew consistently, and we were even featured as one of the innovative programs at the international conference on ADHD back in 2019 and we built a community that has been a source of support, inspiration, and transformation for so many.

But as with all journeys, there have been twists and turns, and unexpected challenges that have forced us to reevaluate and adapt. In the world of ADHD, this is a familiar theme. We find strategies that work for us, routines that bring stability and productivity, and then, for reasons often beyond our control, those strategies stop working. It can feel like hitting a wall, and it’s a feeling that many of us in the ADHD community know all too well.

In the past year, ADHD reWired has faced its own set of challenges. The landscape of ADHD support has changed dramatically, with a surge in new podcasts and coaching programs. When I started ADHD reWired in 2014, I believe there were 7 or 8 other ADHD podcasts. I just counted on apple podcasts, 120 ADHD specific podcasts! This influx, combined with the economic uncertainties that have affected so many, has made it more difficult for us to fill our coaching groups as we once did. And from talking to a number of other ADHD coaches out there, it looks like this is happening across the board. It’s a situation that has prompted a lot of reflection and reevaluation and has required me to make some really difficult decisions.

For a decade, we’ve been on a trajectory of growth and success. We’ve built something truly special. During the peak of the pandemic, we were doing 5 groups and built a team to support this heightened demand. And over the last year or so, things have have changed. Over the last few seasons, due to decreased demand, we’ve went back to 3 groups, and even those have not been easy to completely fill. So we’ve lowered prices, which have helped, but I think between the economy and the current influx of other ADHD programs out there, what was working is no longer working. And, man, it’s hard when when what had been working for so many years, just stops working. But it’s also an opportunity, a chance to revisit what we stand for and how we can continue to serve our community in meaningful ways.

Our mission has always been to provide a space where individuals with ADHD can come together to learn, grow, and support each other. It’s been about more than just strategies and tips; it’s been about building a community that understands the complexities of ADHD and offers a sense of belonging. As we navigate this period of change, we’re reminded of the importance of resilience and adaptability.

We’re exploring new ways to reach and connect with our audience, to provide value and support in a changing world. We’re looking at how we can innovate both within our coaching groups and in other ways to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our community. And most importantly, we’re reaffirming our commitment to you, our listeners and our community members. Your stories, your struggles, and your successes are what drive us to do what we do. We’re here to navigate the ups and downs of ADHD together, to celebrate the wins and learn from the challenges.

So, if you’ve been thinking about joining our coaching groups, or if you’ve been a part of our community in the past, know that we’re here for you. We’re evolving, we’re adapting, and we’re optimistic about the future. Is it uncomfortable? Sure is. But I still believe that we can do hard things. So “When What Was Working, Stops Working” is not just a reflection on our journey, and a check in about where we are at right now, it’s a call to action for all of us to embrace change and continue to grow.

And now, I’d like to share with you 10 strategies that can be helpful when what was working stops working:

  • Pause and Reflect: Take a moment to assess what has changed and why the old strategies are no longer effective.
  • Seek Feedback: Reach out to your community or a trusted advisor to get a fresh perspective on the situation.
  • Embrace Flexibility: Be open to trying new approaches and adapting your strategies as needed.
  • Break It Down: Simplify your goals into smaller, manageable tasks to regain a sense of control.
  • Prioritize Self-Care: Ensure you’re taking care of your physical and mental health to maintain resilience.
  • Revisit Your Values: Align your actions with your core values to stay motivated and focused.
  • Set Boundaries: Define clear limits to protect your time and energy as you navigate change.
  • Practice Gratitude: Focus on what is working and express appreciation for the progress you’ve made.
  • Stay Curious: Approach challenges with a mindset of curiosity and a willingness to learn.
  • Celebrate Small Wins and practice gratitude: Acknowledge and celebrate each step forward, no matter how small.
  • And here’s one more: And i’m serious about this one. Don’t struggle alone. Remember, change is an inevitable part of growth. When what was working stops working, it’s an opportunity to explore new possibilities and deepen our understanding of ourselves and our journey with ADHD.

Want to talk about this or any other ADHD-related topics with me? Join us for Thursday’s live q & a. You can register at our newly designed website at www.adhdrewired.com

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