192: Live Q & A Oct 2017 with Brendan Mahan

This Week’s Episode: 

This episode is the recording of October’s live Q&A. These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month. The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live. I am joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.

In this conversation, you will hear us answer several questions. We talk about productivity tips, techniques, and resources. We also talk about follow-through and scheduling. A few of the questions are big-picture. Deborah has a partner with ADHD, and she feels frustrated by the same characteristics that she’s had in the past. Another listener asks how to handle a partner that sees an ADHD diagnosis as a stigma. We received lots of great questions, and I’d love to answer your question in our November live Q&A.

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:50] – Daniel asks for tips for writing notes during conversations.
  • [11:02] – Deborah shares that her partner has ADHD and she is feeling frustration with the characteristics he’s exhibiting.
  • [18:42] – Jordan asks about setting up accountability when living alone.
  • [24:17] – Marisol has trouble with putting away clothes. She asks for suggestions in this area.
  • [30:17] – Brendan states that he plans to launch his podcast in mid-November.
  • [39:25] – Janice asks for recommendations for calendars and to-do lists.
  • [47:33] – Laura asks for tips refocusing after feeling emotionally sensitive.
  • [50:44] – Nick wonders how to avoid getting derailed for an entire day when one aspect of the plan goes wrong.
  • [54:04] – Melissa gets hyper-focused on things, but does not follow through. She wonders how to screen herself to determine if something is a good idea or a whim.
  • [1:02:04] – We answer a question on making time for meditation.
  • [1:02:55] – A listener asks a question about managing money.
  • [1:05:02] – Jos asks about scheduling projects with other people.
  • [1:09:10] – I share tips on accomplishing a full reset.
  • [1:10:24] – Brendan shares some thoughts on a partner that sees a diagnosis as a stigma.

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1 thought on “192: Live Q & A Oct 2017 with Brendan Mahan”

  1. Listening to your discussion about note taking. For me, the act of writing (taking notes) was the only way to stay present and focused in class.
    However, I studied engineering – in science and math courses (ie 9/10 courses each year)- the profs would fill 10 chalkboards in a 50 minute lecture. All formulas, calculations, etc.
    (I’d be sunk in other subjects!)


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