What Went Well – and Why?

Here is a sneak peek at another one of Roxanne Fouché’s contributions to More Ways to Succeed with ADHD: Even More Strategies for 2013 from the World’s Best ADHD Coaches and Experts to Help You Succeed with ADHD:

Many people find it difficult to focus on what is working vs. the things that are not going well.  But it is important to understand and acknowledge our strengths and triumphs because they are the foundation upon which we build success.  Research in positive psychology has shown that it is very helpful to acknowledge what is going right in our lives.  At the end of the day, write down 3 – 5 things that answer the question:  What Went Well – and Why?  Focusing on the “wins” of the day and your part in allowing them to happen helps you repeat those actions for continued success.  The added bonus is that when you know that you are going to be writing what went well (and why), it shifts your focus so that you are actively looking for the positives throughout the day.

How Change REALLY Happens

Here’s a sneak peek at a tip that Roxanne Fouché contributed to the upcoming book, More Ways to Succeed with ADHD: Even More Strategies for 2013 from the World’s Best ADHD Coaches and Experts to Help You Succeed with ADHD:

When we want to make a change in our lives, it’s helpful to plan what we want to do, think about the value of that change, and decide how we want to accomplish our goal.  Adequate preparation for a change includes designing small, doable steps, sharing our intentions with others (so we have an accountability partners), as well as anticipating potential obstacles and how we might want to deal with them.

 

It’s also helpful to know that change is not straight forward, moving seamlessly from contemplation to action.  Rather, studies have shown that backtracking is a common part of the change process, allowing us to learn from the experience and figure out what got in the way.  This learning through trial and error allows us to gain more self-knowledge from the experience, making it that much more likely that the next time we begin, we will succeed.

 

When You Say NO, What Are You Saying YES To?

Here’s a sneak peek at one of our tips from the upcoming book, 365+1 Ways to Succeed With ADHD: A Whole New Year’s Worth of Valuable Tips and Strategies From the World’s Best ADHD Coaches and Experts:

There will be a book launch party with extra “goodies” from the contributors for those who buy the book from on October 11, 2012. Stay tuned!

People with ADHD can find themselves saying, “yes” before they have taken the time to consider the consequences. Because time is a finite resource, for every “yes” that we offer, we are naturally saying “no” to something else. “Yes, I’ll be on the committee” means “no” to some family time; “yes” to the project means “no” to a different activity that has more potential or is more interesting. To break the habit of automatically saying “yes,” pause between someone’s request and your response so that you have time to think it through. You might say, “Hmm, interesting idea. I’ll get back to you on that.” Although it’s nice to be agreeable and to be considered a team player, sometimes “no” is the best response. When you say “no,” you are giving yourself the opportunity – and the permission – to say “yes” to something that is more important to you.

ADHD Awareness Week. It’s here!

It’s here! ADHD Awareness Week 2011!

Make a difference! Download the 7 Facts You Need to Know About ADHD, and the ADHD Awareness Week poster, and (with permission) put them up at your school, local library, and place of work.
You can also take the ADHD Awareness Week Surveyhow much do YOU know about ADHD?

Focus For Effectiveness is celebrating ADHD Awareness Week 2011 by waiving the $250 start-up fee for anyone who signs up for one month of coaching during the week of October 16 – 22, 2011.

So give us a call at 858-408-9338 or send an email to Info@FocusForEffectiveness.com. We’ll be happy to talk with you about whether coaching is the thing you’re looking for.

Warmly,

Roxanne Fouché
Sarah D. Wright
Founders, Focus For Effectiveness, LLC
With locations in Encinitas and Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego County, California

ADHD Awareness Week Special Offer

Remember, the week of October 16 – October 22 (next week!), 2011 is ADHD Awareness Week!

Make a difference! Download the 7 Facts You Need to Know About ADHD, and the ADHD Awareness Week poster, and (with permission) put them up at your school, local library, and place of work.
You can also take the ADHD Awareness Week Surveyhow much do YOU know about ADHD?

Focus For Effectiveness is celebrating this event by waiving the $250 start-up fee for anyone who signs up for one month of coaching during the week of October 16 – 22, 2011.

So give us a call at 858-408-9338 or send an email to Info@FocusForEffectiveness.com. We’ll be happy to talk with you about whether coaching is the thing you’re looking for.

Warmly,

Roxanne Fouché
Sarah D. Wright
Founders, Focus For Effectiveness, LLC
With locations in Encinitas and Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego County, California

ADHD Awareness Week: October 16-22, 2011

Join us, the coaches at Focus For Effectiveness, in getting the word out about ADHD. The week of October 16 – October 22, 2011 (one month from now!) has been designated ADHD Awareness Week. The mission of ADHD Awareness Week is to educate the public about ADHD by disseminating reliable information based on the scientific evidence and peer-reviewed research.

For more information about ADHD Awareness Week and the latest research and treatments, go to www.ADHDAwarenessWeek.org.

You can make a difference! Download the 7 Facts You Need to Know About ADHD, and the ADHD Awareness Week poster, and (with permission) put them up at your school, local library, and place of work.
You can also take the ADHD Awareness Week Surveyhow much do YOU know about ADHD?

AND, AS A SPECIAL INCENTIVE TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE WITH ADHD:

Focus For Effectiveness is celebrating this event by waiving the $250 start-up fee for anyone who signs up for one month of coaching during the week of October 16 – 22, 2011.

So give us a call at 858-408-9338 or send an email to Info@FocusForEffectiveness.com. We’ll be happy to talk with you about whether coaching is the thing you’re looking for.

Warmly,

Roxanne Fouché
Sarah D. Wright
Founders, Focus For Effectiveness, LLC
With locations in Encinitas and Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego County, California