Getting Unstuck

mindset Feb 15, 2021
 

Have you ever gotten yourself into such a tangled mess that you have no idea how you got there or how to get out? Of course, you have!  Feeling stuck is a common problem, especially for creatives and those of us who have trouble asking for help.  Sound like anyone you know?   In this solo episode, I break down the various reasons we get ourselves stuck and reveal that they are almost always a mindset issue, instead of a real problem.  This is really good news,...

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Be Your Own Coach

coaching mental health Feb 09, 2021

Most people who would benefit from therapy, don't actually go. There are a number of reasons. Unfortunately, working with a mental health professional is still stigmatized in most places. People don't understand the value of therapy or how it works. Then there is the access to care issue. Not everyone has transportation or childcare or the money to pay for therapy, even if the cost is limited to a co-pay. Most therapists are still able-bodied, straight, white, middle-class women. Happily,...

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The Fierce, Female & 50-Something Entrepreneur with Rhonda Glynn

entrepreneurship Feb 07, 2021
 

Today, my very special guest is Consultant & Business Strategist,  Rhonda Glynn who joins me from the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Rhonda is the owner of Zoma Business Solutions and is a perfect example of the fast-growing trend of first-time entrepreneurs who are over 50 and female.  She started her business as a side hustle toward the end of a long and successful career in the aviation industry, and at an age when many women are slowing down,  Rhonda is just...

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So Many Ideas, Not Enough Time

adhd mastery Feb 02, 2021

I'm a wordsmith. Words and the pictures, stories, metaphors, and analogies that I create from them are my playthings. There are so many things I just can't do. My short term memory sucks, I have zero sense of direction, my math skills are weak and I have a helluva time following directions of any kind, especially written ones. I could go on, but the point it this- I excel in the realm of verbal skills, at something like the 97th percentile on the standard IQ test. There is nothing I love...

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I Like Change

mindset Feb 01, 2021
 

This episode is a solo show, in which Diann talks about how she loves change and shaking things up. She tells the stories of experiences with others who will do anything to avoid changes and being questioned for loving to change up things and as being unnatural or weird, and how being unsatisfied and having the fear of stagnation made her uproot her life from L.A. to Portland.

Whether you love change or resist it, this is the perfect podcast for you as Diann tackles a controversial...

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Hitting a Think Hole

adhd mastery Jan 26, 2021

One of the things about having an unusually fast brain is that you have to be super careful about what you let it fixate on. This is a life lesson that took me decades to figure out. You might think of it as overthinking, ruminating, going down the rabbit hole, or even try to glorify it as "research." I'm talking about our tendency to go deep on a topic that has grabbed our attention for whatever reason.

I have spent an incredible amount of time exploring some random topics just because....

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ADHD, Disclosure & Gender Bias with Nicole Grey

podcast Jan 25, 2021
 

Today I am joined by Nicole Grey, a 27-year-old single mother of two who lives in New Zealand.  I saw Nicole’s story online and reached out to see if she’d be willing to share it with the Driven Woman Podcast audience.  

Like most of us, Nicole had no idea that she had ADHD until well into adult life.  

  • Nicole was homeschooled and raised in a very supportive, religious community so she never received negative feedback about her...
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Sheeple to Wolf Pack

entrepreneurship Jan 19, 2021

One of the inevitable consequences of trying so hard to fit in is that I became a bit of a chameleon. I got so good at it that I didn't even realize the extent to which I was masking myself in order to be accepted by others. It never went so far that it could be considered being a phony or actually lying to people, it was just that I showed them the parts of me that they would like and approve of, while hiding the rest. You could say I was my own best agent and I was always auditioning for...

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Client Success Story: Meet Nora

podcast Jan 18, 2021
 

This episode is a very exciting Client Success Story, featuring my client, Dr. Nora Wagner who was a competitive weightlifter, got her Ph.D. in physical therapy, and is now an entrepreneur

 In this episode, we talk about:

  • How Nora went from Olympic weightlifter to a doctor of physical therapy 
  • Nora’s parents were told she had ADHD but dismissed it
  • Once diagnosed, she discovered she had been self-medicating by lifting weights 
  • Overcoming the obstacles of a...
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Taking Your Creativity for Granted

blog creativity Jan 14, 2021

I never really thought of myself as creative. In fact, I used to scratch my head while watching my son, a musician, homemade kombucha king and electronic DJ and daughter, who designs and sews totally unique Halloween and Burning Man costumes and truly memorable Christmas gifts for friends and family, wondering where the hell they got their creativity from.

Even though my collection of handmade pewter crosses was stolen from a display case during Back to School Night in high school, my poems,...

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