My guest this episode is John Lee Dumas, host of the award-winning EntrepreneurOnFire podcast and the leader of a trio of web communities that includes Podcasters’ Paradise.
Publishes his entrepreneurial podcast EntrepreneurOnFire seven days per week, maintaining over 700 episodes
Leads the Fire Nation Elite, Webinar on Fire, and Podcasters’ Paradise communities
Runs free weekly workshops on both podcasting and running webinars
(Does not have ADHD)
Eric and John Discuss
The “Shiny Object Syndrome” mentioned by some other podcasters
John’s impression of what it means for someone to have ADHD
Hyperfocus and its effects
Programs and applications John uses to stay on top of his work
Interesting uses for the Pomodoro technique of time management
His mantra on focus: follow one course until success
Many entrepreneurs are unable to follow through with the “one inch wide and one mile deep” methodology of completing a job
Segmenting time in order to follow one course
Saying to oneself that you’re going to take two hours and focus on one task without distractions before allowing yourself to spend time on any other tasks
Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
Programs and Services Mentioned:
(Random) Focused Question Round
How far can you speak though the alphabet while counting up from one to twenty-six in between each letter without pausing?
Quickly order the days of the week alphabetically
Backwards digit spam
A lengthy math-based “story problem”
John’s Parting Message
Look at the chain of inspiration from John to Eric, and on to the listeners of ADHD reWired, and then imagine how you, as a listener, might go on to inspire others. He hopes listeners will continue on though this ripple effect to inspire many others.
Go to eofire.com/gift to receive a free copy of John’s book, Podcast Launch.
Find and Contact John Lee Dumas:
2014 CHADD international conference on ADHD is coming to the Chicago area November 13 — 15th
Come see me there!
Early registration rates for those who register before September 27th
Northern Illinois chapter of CHADD
(CHADD does not endorse this podcast)