Category Archive: distractions

Jul 14

You Are Not the Boss of Me … or Are You?

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How to Shift the ‘Attitude” and Have More Fun In Your Job In my twenties I worked for a big corporation as a legal secretary. Now imagine an off-the-chart ADDer doing this job in the first place. After being shuffled around the legal department to various attorneys who the company thought I could work with, …

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May 08

Effortless Workplace Management with ADHD

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Traditional office workplace environments can pose quite the challenge for those of us who deal with ADHD. There’s a ton of stimuli being thrown at you at any given time, and it’s your responsibility to prioritize and maximize your workload efficiency. Sounds like a nightmare for someone who has problems maintaining concentration, right? Well, there …

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Nov 20

Are You Procrastinating on Clarifying A Super-Fun Career or Business Idea?

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How long did it really take me to get to this article, let me count the ways. I have finally settled into feeling confident in what I want and need to impart to you.

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Sep 25

DeCluttering with a Bigger Purpose

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DeCluttering with a Big Purpose by Shell Yes, indeed, there are many many qualified ADHD experts out there who address cluttering with far more expertise and finesse than me. Dana Rayburn and Bonnie Mincu come to mind.Today, however, I want to explore with you how the act of decluttering literally opened up possibilities for an …

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Aug 21

The Career and Business Cobbler

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By now, most everyone knows that retirement from one company in which you start, work your way up, and end up retired with the Golden Parachute no longer exists.  Besides, if you’re an ADDer like me, you would not have the patience to stick with anything that long – at least working for someone else. …

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Jul 10

What’s So Focused about Focus?

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There is a real learning curve to organizing a video summit like The Focus Blueprint. How else can I say it? It has been one of those projects that has challenged me in new and unique ways, and is now creating a buzz around my tribe (and yours too, I would imagine).

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Dec 07

ADD/ADHD COACH OR A NEW LIVELIHOOD?

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As I was about to finish a blog post for my website, I saw that I started this post several months ago, but never finished it – or even started it at all for that matter.  So in true ADD form, I got distracted by a shiny object and quickly moved on to another topic.

Oct 15

Synchronicity and Career ADD

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A few weeks ago I received an email from the “Twilight Zone.”   It read, “Are you the Shelley Mendelson I met in Europe in 1980?  Actually it was 1981, but I digress.  In fact, he was a friend that I had gotten to know while traveling and living in California and came up to visit …

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Sep 16

Nine Essential Career ADD Strategies

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I am reposting this article as a reminder to fall in love with the work you do and make it a priority! Those of us with Career ADD have special challenges that are necessary to address if we are to live well and find Career Happiness.  I consider these things “must dos.”  I have heard …

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Aug 27

Understand Your Value at Work with ADD

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In my practice, I often hear, “I do the work of three people and no one understands what I do.”  So when asked to provide an explanation, the only answer we can come up with is “It’s complicated.”  This happened to me in my own company as a franchisor with KidzArt.  For me, it got …

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