168: Could Theming Help You Be More Productive?

This Week’s Episode

Alan Brown returns to the podcast for this episode.  Alan is an ADHD Productivity Coach, best-selling author, and host of a subscription-based internet tv show and membership community.

In this conversation, you will hear Alan talk about “theming.”  This is the idea of bringing similar activities and ideas together.  Alan explains how his techniques of theming, clumping, and batching by using compartments result in feeling “not ADHD.”  There is a lot of shame in productivity and not getting things done. Tactical theming is organic in helping guide you in productivity.

Connect with Alan Brown

Zen and the Art of Productivity: 27 Easy Ways to Have More Time, Earn More Money and Live Happier – Alan P. Brown

Website – CrusherTV

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:45] – Alan explains “theming” and why it’s important for people with ADHD.

  • [07:10] – Alan compares clumping and batching.

  • [10:58] – Alan shares how he organizes his calendar with this strategy of batching.

  • [16:43] – When discussing “How to plan your day like a badass,” Alan tells us a way to fail at planning. He explains why his techniques don’t result in that same failure.

  • [19:37] – With planning regimens, there is expected success.  Alan explains why this isn’t a theming failure.

  • [22:05] – Three times in the last year, Alan has completed everything on his daily to-do list.

  • [24:26] – Alan shares that resilience and forgiving ourselves are important with task completion.

  • [25:40] – Alan talks about theming for months and shares some of his tasks.

  • [38:25] – Alan explains how his themes for the year are leverage, courage, and easy. He explains how we all have tasks to do that are tough and realizing the task is easier than it seems helps accomplish the task.

  • [49:20] – Alan talks about the power of externalization and simple planning and prioritizing.

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