The High Cost of Perfectionism

adhd mastery podcast Jun 08, 2021
 

If you are a regular listener of The Driven Woman Podcast, you are probably a perfectionist. The Driven Woman is ambitious,  hard working,  strives for excellence and wants to be the best at everything she does, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours to the day to get it all done, to her satisfaction.  

That’s why we are talking about perfectionism again this week.  If you want to go back to Episode #12, The Cure for Perfectionism,  you...

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Smarter Shopping

adhd mastery Jun 02, 2021

Not so many years ago, shopping was an all-day or at least a half-day experience, especially if you needed to find something important. You had to know what you wanted, where to find it, the store hours, where to park, whether they accepted cash, checks, or credit cards, and just in case the item wasn't just right the store's return policy.

Unless you actually enjoyed this kind of thing, it was quite the ordeal, and you were limited to the items that the stores at your local mall decided to...

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How to Wake Up

adhd mastery May 04, 2021

Have you ever noticed that your mood, energy, and motivation always track together? When one is up, so are the others and when one is trending down, it pulls the other two down with it.  For years I thought this meant that if I was in a down mood or just wasn't feeling like doing what needed to be done, that there was nothing I could do about it. In fact, I "knew" what kind of day I was going to have the moment I woke up in the morning.

You know how some mornings you just feel shitty as...

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Flies on the Windshield

adhd mastery Apr 20, 2021

Sooner or later, you're gonna encounter a fly on the windshield situation. Every driven woman does. It's pretty much inevitable in business, and in life, in fact, if it hasn't happened already, it's just a matter of time. I'm not trying to scare you or piss you off if that's more your style. It's just that I learned so much the hard way and I want to show you all the shortcuts and point out all the blindspots I didn't know about, so you can get where you want to go without so much engine...

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Look Before You Leap

adhd mastery Apr 13, 2021

I've always loved being energetic, willing to take risks, a quick start that goes into action without too much deliberation. On the flip side of that trait is the strong possibility that I would fling myself into a course of action that really wasn't thought out and didn't turn out the way I imagined it would, I even imagined how it would turn out at all. My friends and associates always thought I was such a confident, bold, go-getter (and I was, and still am) but many of my decisions...

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Learning the Hard Way

adhd mastery Apr 06, 2021

Does everybody need to learn the hard way in order to learn anything, or it is just me? I went through so many situations that, looking back, now seem like unnecessary suffering, but at the time, I truly didn't see that I was making a choice. It wasn't until I had accumulated five root canals until I realized that there might be a pattern. Of course, there was. I was clenching my teeth apparently all night long, every night, and through much of the day as well. It was one of the consequences...

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Too Many Ideas is Worse Than Not Enough

adhd mastery Mar 29, 2021
 

If you heard my last solo episode, the one I called Do the Thing,  you’ll see that I am on a roll. You see, I work with creative female entrepreneurs and while each of them is unique,  many of their struggles are far too common.  

This week, I’m going to share my thoughts about how having a super creative brain, which is always spouting one amazing idea after another is actually a problem. Not a problem as in you should feel sorry for me, boo hoo,...

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A Hare in a Tortoise Suit

adhd mastery Mar 23, 2021

We all want to reach our goals faster, take the shortcuts and get more done. After winging it for years, and relying exclusively on my high energy and workaholic tendencies to pull me forward, I finally admitted that I needed a system. It wasn't that I couldn't get shit done, on the contrary. I could produce more than three other people combined, and make it look like magic because I did it so fast. It's just that those periods of killer productivity only seemed to happen when I was staring...

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Do The Thing

adhd mastery Mar 12, 2021
 

I have been planning to write a book for at least twenty years. I would tell myself one day, I'm going to write a book, maybe even a whole series of books. Other people would hear me speaking passionately about my area of expertise and urge me to write a book and I would always say it's on the list (as in The Bucket List.) About ten years ago, I started buying and reading books by writers, for writers, about writing. I really enjoyed them and they inspired me. I signed up for an...

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It's About Time

adhd mastery Mar 10, 2021

One of the things about having ADHD that is pretty stereotypical is having a poor sense of time awareness. One of my ADHD mentors, Eric Tivers of ADHD Rewired calls it Time Blindness. That's a pretty accurate description, at least in my life. I actually have met a few folks with ADHD who are always early for any scheduled event, but they are in the minority. The rest of us are perpetually late, at least until we finally decide that it's about time we were on time. I prefer to call it Time...

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