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Episode 94: ADHD with Papparazi, Jaimie Harris

Join Tracy as she welcomes Jaimie Harris to Episode 94 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Jaimie is from Essex, just outside of London. She is 29 and was a paparazzi for a decade. She now works for celebrity magazines as a picture researcher, a job which she absolutely loves. 

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Join Tracy as she welcomes Jaimie Harris to Episode 94 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Jaimie is from Essex, just outside of London. She is 29 and was a paparazzi for a decade. She now works for celebrity magazines as a picture researcher, a job which she absolutely loves. 

In this podcast, Jaimie shares:

  • The circumstances surrounding her ADHD diagnosis
  • Her childhood symptoms 
  • How she felt different her entire life
  • How she ended up working as a paparazzi?
  • Why this career was very ADHD friendly
  • How her ADHD makes her very good at her job
  • The ADHD traits that Jaimie feels are responsible for her success?
  • Her key to living successfully with ADHD
  • Her number one ADHD workaround

Jaimie's Instagram:
@whatjamiedid
@diaryofagirlpap

Resources:

Website: www.tracyotsuka.com

Waitlist: www.tracyotsuka.com/waitlist

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/1541724249266515

Episode 93: ADHD, Positive Emotion and Being Future-Focused

In Episode 93 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women,Tracy talks about the difference between being past and future-focused and which one is better for our ADHD brains. 

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In Episode 93 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women,Tracy talks about the difference between being past and future-focused and which one is better for our ADHD brains. 

She shares:

  • How you can tell if someone is future vs. past-focused
  • Why it’s so important for those of us with ADHD brains to be future-focused
  • How most of us start out being future-focused but then we opt for the security of being past-focused
  • Which of the three types of ADHD struggle more with being future-focused and why
  • How everything that is possible and what we dream about is built from our future and not our past
  • Why being future-focused builds confidence
  • Why being future-focused builds positive emotion

Resources:

Website: https://www.tracyotsuka.com

Waitlist: https://www.tracyotsuka.com/waitlist

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1541724249266515

Episode 92: ADHD, Trauma, Shame and Falling in Love with Your ADHD Brain at 59 with Isabelle Baker

Join Tracy as she welcomes guest Isabelle Baker to Episode 92 of her podcast ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Tracy interviewed Isabelle as one of four students who completed her Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! program. That episode aired last week but Tracy didn’t include Isabelle because she felt that Isabelle needed her own episode. In this episode Isabelle talks about trauma, never fitting in, giving up, thinking it was too late for her because she was too old. She also talks about AOK and ultimately falling in love with her ADHD brain. 

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Join Tracy as she welcomes guest Isabelle Baker to Episode 92 of her podcast ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Tracy interviewed Isabelle as one of four students who completed her Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! program. That episode aired last week but Tracy didn’t include Isabelle because she felt that Isabelle needed her own episode. In this episode Isabelle talks about trauma, never fitting in, giving up, thinking it was too late for her because she was too old. She also talks about AOK and ultimately falling in love with her ADHD brain. 

Isabelle Baker is from Lakeland, FL. With over 25 years of business development, C-suite partnerships, and enterprise training; Isabelle is now her own CEO. Today she combines her professional experiences along with her love of problem solving, listening to understand, and relentlessness, to serve her clients whom she loves to see succeed.

Some of her best successes are personal though: she is passionate about helping children in the foster care system and looks forward to being a coach to those who age out.

Isabelle shares:

  • Her childhood trauma
  • Her struggle with school
  • Her struggle with social problems and always feeling different
  • Her discovery of ADHD
  • Her experience going through the A-OK! Program
  • Her new found love and appreciation of her ADHD gifts
  • The key to living successfully with a non-linear brain
  • Her number one workaround

Resources:

Sign up for Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! here

ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Ep. 76, Your ADHD Brain is A-OK!, My 6-Step System 

Isabelle’s Email

Episode 91: What Do I Do With My ADHD Life and Our A-OK! System

In Episode 94 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Hayley Lin, Trinlee Chodren and Juliann Decker who are all graduates of her Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! System. 

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In Episode 91 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Hayley Lin, Trinlee Chodren and Juliann Decker who are all graduates of her Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! System. 

Hayley Lin is 25 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD 2 years ago while in college. She graduated last year from the University of Toronto with a specialist in Computer Science and a major in Cognitive Science. Haley is also a makeup enthusiast with two full bookcases of makeup and a social media account with 470k followers! Haley’s  #1 value is living to her full potential. 

Trinlee Chodren is in her early thirties and is a former pharmacist, novelist, teacher, personal development junkie, an advocate of kindness and doing things that benefit humanity but most of all Trinlee is an ideation machine. She is entrepreneurial to her core. 

Juliann Decker, 56, is a coach and an expert in leadership program design and delivery with broad work experience in industries such as technology, banking, consumer goods, retail and finance. She designed, delivered and launched Monster.com‘s first global Management Development Program for high-potential leaders and trained and coached participants in their newly created MBA executive program. She also developed global leadership programs at Aspen Technology and founded her own leadership and coaching company.

All three women share:

  • The circumstances surrounding their experience with ADHD
  • About their childhoods and growing up
  • Their experience with our coaching system, Your ADHD Brain is A-OK!
  • Their key to living successfully with a non-linear brain 

Resources:

Hayley Lin: 

Trinlee Chodren: 

Juliann Decker

Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! Waitlist

ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Ep. 76, Your ADHD Brain is A-OK!, My 6-Step System

Episode 90: How to Talk to Your Child About Their ADHD with Katelyn Mabry

In Episode 90 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Katelyn. Katelyn is a special educator who has her masters in Reading and is the author of the childrens’ book, “Hi It’s Me! I have ADHD!” She just launched a podcast for kids titled Journey With Me Through ADHD which is designed for children with ADHD to listen to and feel understood. Katelyn lives in Wisconsin with her husband and 4 young kids and passion is to speak into the hearts and minds of children and families with ADHD so feel connected and understood!

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In Episode 90 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Katelyn. Katelyn is a special educator who has her masters in Reading and is the author of the childrens’ book, “Hi It’s Me! I have ADHD!” She just launched a podcast for kids titled Journey With Me Through ADHD which is designed for children with ADHD to listen to and feel understood. Katelyn lives in Wisconsin with her husband and 4 young kids and passion is to speak into the hearts and minds of children and families with ADHD so feel connected and understood!

In this podcast Katelyn shares:

  • The circumstances surrounding her childhood diagnosis
  • The question that she was often asked by adults as a child that rocked her self-esteem
  • Why she decided to get a master’s degree in Reading
  • What made her start her new podcast for kids
  • How to talk to your kids about their ADHD in such a way that instills confidence in how their brain works?
  • How do you tell your child that he/she has ADHD?
  • The best way to talk about your child’s weaknesses?
  • How to teach your child to respond to other kids when they make inaccurate comments about ADHD?
  • How to work with you child on mindset
  • The “red dot” method
  • The importance of breaking things down into bite-sized pieces
Episode 89: How an ADHD Diagnosis Healed 22 Years of Anxiety with Jade LeQuesne

In Episode #89 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about how she gets so many emails and DMs from young women with ADHD who have been positively affected by this podcast. This makes her want to have more young women on the podcast because the younger we start to see our ADHD brains for the brilliant brains that they are, the better. Tracy wants them to hear stories of young, inspiring women who are just like them so in this episode, she introduces you to Jade Le Quesne who just turned 23 yesterday.

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In Episode #89 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about how she gets so many emails and DMs from young women with ADHD who have been positively affected by this podcast. This makes her want to have more young women on the podcast because the younger we start to see our ADHD brains for the brilliant brains that they are, the better. Tracy wants them to hear stories of young, inspiring women who are just like them so in this episode, she introduces you to Jade Le Quesne who just turned 23 yesterday.

Jade is from the U.K. and was diagnosed with ADHD at the beginning of the year. Jade struggled through school, was always behind her classmates academically but since childhood she had a dream. Her dream was to attend college in the U.S. Jade did just that and graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s in International Studies from the University of Tampa. 

Jade is currently back in the U.K. studying nutrition and fitness which she uses as a way to manage her symptoms. She believes that mental and physical health are intrinsically linked and looks forward to starting her own business very soon. 

In this podcast Jade shares:

  • Her life-long battle with anxiety and emotional dysregulation
  • The circumstances surrounding her ADHD diagnosis
  • How she always felt different than others
  • Her interest in motorcross
  • What has changed for her since being diagnosed
  • Why she decided to write for ADDitudeMagazine
  • The ADHD traits that she feels are responsible for her success
  • How she manages her ADHD symptoms
  • The link between empathy and emotional dysregulation
  • The key to living successfully with ADHD
  • Her number one ADHD workaround

Resources:

https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-women-missed-signs-low-self-esteem/

https://www.instagram.com/jadeeatsfit/

Episode 88: ADHD, Rumination and Criticism

In Episode #88 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares her own personal experience with rumination. She talks about how even when you’re in your own zone of interest and genius and doing what you really love it’s still difficult to be on even the smallest platform because you will be roundly rejected by some. 

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In Episode #88 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares her own personal experience with rumination. She talks about how even when you’re in your own zone of interest and genius and doing what you really love it’s still difficult to be on even the smallest platform because you will be roundly rejected by some. 

She shares:

  • All about her critics on Reddit
  • Information on essential oils
  • Information on medication
  • Her biggest fear around delivering this podcast every week
  • How she feels about paying it forward
  • What it means to be a Karen
  • Her commitment to BLM: diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism
  • Her favorite podcast for learning how to be anti-racist
  • Why you’re no different than she is
  • What to do when things don’t go so well
  • The importance of getting back in the arena regardless
  • Why what people say about you is none of your business
  • How ADHD women are meant to lead
  • The ADHD women that struggle the most

Resources:

That's Not How That Works

https://brenebrown.com/

Episode 87: ADHD Means That You're Never Too Old

In Episode 87 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy announces that this podcast is now the #1 podcast for ADHD women and among the top 10-14% of all podcasts regardless of subject.   

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In Episode 87 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy announces that this podcast is now the #1 podcast for ADHD women and among the top 10-14% of all podcasts regardless of subject. Tracy then shares:

  • Her experience with her amazing Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! students
  • The fear that many of her students have, that it’s too late or they’re too old to do something really meaningful that allows them to make a difference in the world and live to their potential
  • Her story of why it’s never too late to live to your potential and find and do what you love
  • Her purpose and her big WHY
  • How she became an expert in ADHD in an unconventional way
  • The ADHD trait she’s discovered in all her A-OK! Women
  • Information about inspiring women who reimagined their lives after the age of 50
  • Statistics about startups based on age
  • Why she won’t share her age

Resources:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/312943

https://www.smallbizgenius.net/by-the-numbers/entrepreneur-statistics/#gref

https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/a-study-of-27-million-startups-found-ideal-age-to-start-a-business-and-its-much-older-than-you-think.html

https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/resource-center/older-entrepreneurs-the-startup-mentality-is-not-bound-by-age-000959494/

 

Episode 86: ADHD with Dr. Kristen Nicole

Join Tracy Otsuka as she welcomes Dr. Kristen Nicole to Episode 86 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. 

Always a feisty, fiery person who looks to be challenged to stay engaged, Kristen went to the Air Force Academy on a whim. After graduation, she left for Subsaharan Africa for a two-year stint in the Peace Corps. Deeply moved by this experience, Kristen went on to medical school in South Florida with the goal of responding to global humanitarian crises. She is also deeply passionate about the influence of lifestyle choices - food, rest, stress management - on one's ability to live a happy, productive life. Kristen has a health coaching business called Coach Kristen, MD.  In her "spare" time, she loves tennis, running, and her 3 dogs.  

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Join Tracy Otsuka as she welcomes Dr. Kristin Nicole to Episode 86 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. 

Always a feisty, fiery person who looks to be challenged to stay engaged, Kristen went to the Air Force Academy on a whim. After graduation, she left for Subsaharan Africa for a two-year stint in the Peace Corps. Deeply moved by this experience, Kristen went on to medical school in South Florida with the goal of responding to global humanitarian crises. She is also deeply passionate about the influence of lifestyle choices - food, rest, stress management - on one's ability to live a happy, productive life. Kristen has a health coaching business called Coach Kristen, MD.  In her "spare" time, she loves tennis, running, and her 3 dogs.  

In this podcast, Kristen shares:

  • The circumstances surrounding her ADHD diagnosis
  • Her childhood experience of ADHD
  • Her approach to mental health and pharmacology
  • What she learned about herself at the Air Force Academy
  • Her experience in medical school
  • The ADHD traits that she feels are responsible of her success
  • What she believes the key to living successfully with ADHD is
  • Her number one ADHD workaround

Resources:

coachkristenmd.com

mydayis.com

Mini Phone Safe

health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/the-gut-brain-connection

hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/the-brain-gut-connection

Episode 85: ADHD with Coffee Magnate, Helena Hills

Join Tracy as she welcomes entrepreneur Helena Hills to Episode 85 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Helena co-founded True Start Coffee with her husband Simon when they were both triathletes. True Start is a feel-good coffee company that is all about positivity and putting people first. It is one of the fastest-growing young drink brands in the UK and has won a host of impressive awards. True Start retails in over 1000 UK outlets, and is exported to several international markets as well. Helena is also the mother of 2 little boys.

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Join Tracy as she welcomes entrepreneur Helena Hills to Episode 85 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Helena co-founded True Start Coffee with her husband Simon when they were both triathletes. True Start is a feel-good coffee company that is all about positivity and putting people first. It is one of the fastest-growing young drink brands in the UK and has won a host of impressive awards. True Start retails in over 1000 UK outlets, and is exported to several international markets as well. Helena is also the mother of 2 little boys.

Helena shares:

  • How she started a business that she realizes today was literally her treatment
  • The circumstances surrounding her diagnosis
  • How ADHD affected her childhood
  • What kind of teenager she was
  • Her favorite subjects in school
  • How she realized that drivenness is a form of hyperactivity
  • The importance of interest to her brain
  • The importance of environment and positive emotion
  • Her experience with RSD (rejection sensitive dysphoria)
  • What she loves to do at TrueStart
  • What she doesn’t love to do at TrueStart
  • The ADHD traits that she believes are responsible for her success
  • The key to living successfully with ADHD
  • The importance of reducing stress levels
  • Her best ADHD workarounds

Resources:

www.truestartcoffee.com

https://www.instagram.com/truestartcoffee/

https://www.calm.com/

Chiropractic neurology

Episode 84: ADHD and Nutrition with Nicole DeMasi Malcher

Join Tracy in episode 84 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women introduces you to dietician and nutritionist Nicole DeMasi Malcher. Nicole is the founder of DeMasi Nutrition, a virtual private practice based in Los Angeles, CA. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. Nicole spent 10 years working at Los Robles Hospital in the ICU, and as a nutrition coach at UCLA, Kaiser Permanente and DaVita Dialysis. In her practice, she uses nutrition therapy & coaching to help people lose weight, improve their health, and prevent & treat medical conditions through personalized diet & lifestyle changes. Nicole was diagnosed with ADHD (combined type) about a year ago at the age of 32 & since then has been determined to understand how nutrition impacts ADHD symptoms. 

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Join Tracy in episode 84 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women introduces you to dietician and nutritionist Nicole DeMasi Malcher. Nicole is the founder of DeMasi Nutrition, a virtual private practice based in Los Angeles, CA. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. Nicole spent 10 years working at Los Robles Hospital in the ICU, and as a nutrition coach at UCLA, Kaiser Permanente and DaVita Dialysis. In her practice, she uses nutrition therapy & coaching to help people lose weight, improve their health, and prevent & treat medical conditions through personalized diet & lifestyle changes. Nicole was diagnosed with ADHD (combined type) about a year ago at the age of 32 & since then has been determined to understand how nutrition impacts ADHD symptoms. 

 

THIS EPISODE IS NOT FOR WOMEN WITH DISORDERED EATING.

 

Nicole shares:

  • The circumstances surrounding her later in life diagnosis
  • Her ADHD symptoms including those that she always wondered about but now recognizes as clearly ADHD
  • How she always felt different than others
  • How her childhood and teen years were impacted by her ADHD 
  • What has changed since you were diagnosed?
  • The relationship between sugar and dopamine
  • The food group that spikes our dopamine naturally
  • What kind of carbohydrates help cognition
  • How she feels about intermittent fasting for the ADHD brain
  • Information on the gut-brain axis and how inflammation affects the brain
  • What the enterac nervous system is and how it affects our brains
  • The one food to get rid of to feel better
  • Her number one ADHD workaround
  • A page that she’s built just for us that’s all about nutrition for the ADHD brain

 

Resources:

 

https://www.nicoledemasi.com/

https://www.nicoledemasi.com/ADHD

https://www.instagram.com/nutritionbynikki/

Episode 83: Productivity, Procrastination, ADHD and Just Starting

In Episode #83 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about the things you can do to increase your productivity, stop procrastinating and just start when your ADHD brain doesn’t want to cooperate.

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In Episode #83 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about the things you can do to increase your productivity, stop procrastinating and just start when your ADHD brain doesn’t want to cooperate.

Tracy shares:

  • Her experience working with the incredible women in her Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! Program
  • Her new discovery about ADHD women and their need to make a difference and live to their potential
  • How she procrastinated around creating the A-OK! System and why that was
  • What she finally did to create forward movement on this big project
  • Her favorite platform for an online business
  • What procrastination actually is and what causes it
  • What to do every morning to make yourself more productive
  • Why there should be no big things on your todo list
  • Why our brains are more productive when we’re having fun
  • How to get out of your head and into action
  • How she “templates” whatever she can
  • Her ADHD for Smart Ass Women Focusmate group where women can buddy up with a virtual body double 24/7
  • Her writing protocol and the importance of figuring out your own unique productivity schedule
  • How to create your own accountability
  • How to reward yourself and increase your productivity
  • The importance of doing things once and finishing
  • How all of our ADHD weaknesses have opposing strengths and procrastination is no exception

Resources:

The online application that made everything in my business easier.

My favorite way to get out of my head and into action

Calendly scheduling app

Join our ADHD for Smart Ass Women Focusmate Group

* some of these links are affiliate links but I would never recommend anything that I didn’t wholeheartedly love

Episode 82: ADHD with NASA Flight Controller, Natalie Cluck

In Episode 82 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Natalie Cluck. Natalie is 24 and works at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and is training to become a certified flight controller to fly the International Space Station from Mission Control Houston. 

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In Episode 82 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Natalie Cluck. Natalie is 24 and works at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and is training to become a certified flight controller to fly the International Space Station from Mission Control Houston. 

 

In this podcast, Natalie shares:

  • The circumstances of her diagnosis which occurred shortly after arriving at NASA
  • The light bulb event that triggered her desire to find out more about ADHD
  • Information around her school career
  • They symptoms that she always wondered about but now sees as part of her ADHD
  • What has changed since she was diagnosed
  • The ADHD traits that she feels make her an even better flight controller than those without ADHD
  • The traits that she feels are responsible for her success
  • The ways she has always felt different than others
  • What she believes is the key to living successfully with ADHD
  • Her ADHD workarounds 

 

Resources:

 

How to ADHD

 

Jessica McCabe's Ted Talk

 

STAR stands for Stop - Think - Act - Review

The Brili App

Episode 81: ADHD with Teen Author, Gracie Dix

In Episode 81 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to the incomparable Gracie Dix. Gracie is a rising high school senior and author of two books that she released in 2020; Journey to Superhero School and Welcome to Superhero School, a fantasy fiction novel. Both books were Amazon #1 New Releases in the genre. Gracie lives in Dallas, Texas with her parents, Richard and Jennifer, her brother Nate when he’s home from college, and her beloved dogs, Snowball and Sandcastle. She attends Shelton School of Dallas which is a school for smart students who learn differently. MORE ---> SEE SHOW NOTES BELOW

 

In Episode 81 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to the incomparable Gracie Dix. Gracie is a rising high school senior and author of two books that she released in 2020; Journey to Superhero School and Welcome to Superhero School, a fantasy fiction novel. Both books were Amazon #1 New Releases in the genre. Gracie lives in Dallas, Texas with her parents, Richard and Jennifer, her brother Nate when he’s home from college, and her beloved dogs, Snowball and Sandcastle. She attends Shelton School of Dallas which is a school for smart students who learn differently.

Learn:
About the article that Gracie wrote for ADDitudeMag
About Gracie’s ADHD diagnosis
How Gracie became so focused on her strengths
What Gracie thinks her strengths are
What Gracie wishes she could change about her ADHD brain.
What made Gracie decide to write a book?
What Gracie’s books are about?
If there are any ADHD characters in her books?
What Gracie wants to study in college
What ADHD traits Gracie feels are responsible for her success
What ADHD traits she feels are responsible for her success?
Gracie’s ADHD workarounds


Resources:

https://www.additudemag.com/success-story-finding-positives-in-adhd-symptoms/

https://graciedix.com/

https://www.shelton.org/

 

Episode 80: ADHD and Female Friendships with Janet Murray

In Episode #80 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Janet Murray who was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 45. Janet is a content marketing expert, author and international speaker who has built a multiple six-figure business with multiple streams of income (including a membership community, and online courses). She is also the creator of the Social Media Diary & Planner - a content planning tool for coaches, consultants and entrepreneurs.

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In Episode #80 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Janet Murray who was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 45. Janet is a content marketing expert, author and international speaker who has built a multiple six-figure business with multiple streams of income (including a membership community, and online courses). She is also the creator of the Social Media Diary & Planner - a content planning tool for coaches, consultants and entrepreneurs.

Over the past five years Janet has published over 400 podcast episodes, a book and thousands of words of email marketing copy - despite, in her words being one of the most disorganised people on the planet. How does she do it? She creates easy-to-follow systems and processes to help her stay productive (strategies that work for anyone who struggles to stay focused).

Discover:

  • The circumstances surrounding Janet’s diagnosis
  • What Janet’s ADHD symptoms were/are
  • How drivenness relates to ADHD
  • How her ADHD presented in grade school, high school and college
  • What has changed for Janet since her diagnosis?

Janet and Tracy talk candidly about female friendships and ADHD. 

  • Not knowing the rules of female friendships
  • Why entrepreneurs are such a good fit for ADHD brains
  • How interpersonal intuition can get in the way of relationships
  • How intensity plays a roll in choosing relationships
  • When to just walk away

Janet shares:

  • The ADHD traits that are responsible for her success
  • The key to living successfully with ADHD
  • Her number one and number two ADHD workarounds

Resources:

https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9qYW5ldG11cnJheS5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw/episode/YTY0NzhhNmItOWIwYS00NTA2LWJkMDctNTkxMTE2MWZhYjJh?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwjznI__hMLqAhXHr54KHZeHA2YQjrkEegQICxAG&ep=6

https://www.onepeloton.com/shop/bike

 

Episode 79: ADHD and Imposter Syndrome

In Episode 79 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about imposter syndrome, where the term comes from, what it is and why so many women with ADHD have it.

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In Episode 79 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about imposter syndrome, where the term comes from, what it is and why so many women with ADHD have it. She shares:

  • How Reward Deficiency Syndrome contributes to imposter syndrome
  • Why we rarely feel as we’ve accomplished enough
  • Why we might not trust our success and believe we can recreate it
  • How being hyper-critical of ourselves contributes to imposter syndrome
  • What inverse imposter syndrome is
  • What you can do to combat imposter syndrome
  • How to deal with shame
  • Why community and interest are so important to our ADHD brains

Never Enough? Why ADHD Brains Crave Stimulation

https://brenebrown.com/

https://www.verywellmind.com/adhd-and-imposter-syndrome-3888166

https://www.additudemag.com/adult-adhd-diagnosis-impostor-syndrome/

https://takecontroladhd.com/podcast/269

https://thrivewithadd.com/adhd-feel-like-fraud/

Episode 78: What Does ADHD Look Like in Women? The Update

In Episode 78 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy updates her second most popular podcast episode which is all about what ADHD looks like.

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In Episode 78 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy updates her second most popular podcast episode which is all about what ADHD looks like. She discusses:

  • The fact that there is no cookie cutter, one-size fits all formula when we’re talking about ADHD symptoms.
  • That we all have our own individual ADHD puzzle to solve.
  • What ADHD is 
  • Why she believes that ADHD is misnamed and is not a disorder
  • The importance of a comprehensive strategy. Medication is not enough.
  • Why she believes that all ADHD women are brilliant at something?
  • What executive function skills are
  • What ADHD is not
  • ADHD statistics
  • The fact that the existence and impact of ADHD has been validated for decades by various medical organizations.
  • How ADHD brains are wired for interest not information. 
  • The role of trauma in ADHD
  • The three sub-types of ADHD
  • The 18 symptoms the DSM uses to diagnose ADHD
  • What symptoms look like for hyperactive/combined-type ADHD
  • What symptoms look like for inattentive ADHD
  • What presentation of ADHD is seen most often in girls and women 
  • Why ADHD is often missed in girls
  • Why smart girls struggle more than girls of average intelligence
  • The positive side of ADHD
  • The key to living successfully with ADHD

Resources:

DSM-5 Criteria for ADHD

American Psychiatric Association - Symptoms and Diagnosis

How to Prepare to Meet With Your ADHD Doctor, Ep. 40, ADHD for Smart Ass Women

Understanding Girls with ADHD by Kathleen Nadeau, Ellen Littman and Patricia Quinn

Episode 77: ADHD, Anxiety, Self-Care and Law School with Jaklin Levine Pritzker

Join Tracy in Episode 77 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she introduces you to Jaklin Levine Pritzker (“Jak”): 

Jak is a certified health/life coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She’s also an ADDCA trained ADHD coach. After graduating from law school and receiving her own ADHD diagnosis, Jak founded AuthenticallyADHD where she coaches, runs retreats and hosts a membership group for women and/or non-binary.

MORE ---> SEE SHOW NOTES BELOW 

 

Join Tracy in Episode 77 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she introduces you to Jaklin Levine Pritzker (“Jak”): 

Jak is a certified health/life coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She’s also an ADDCA trained ADHD coach. After graduating from law school and receiving her own ADHD diagnosis, Jak founded AuthenticallyADHD where she coaches, runs retreats and hosts a membership group for women and/or non-binary.

Jak shares information about:

  • Receiving her own ADHD diagnosis at the end of law school
  • Her own struggle with anxiety, depression and panic attacks
  • Self-medication
  • Her other health challenges
  • How she came to terms with walking away from the practice of law and instead found a new direction more suited to her
  • Things she always wondered about but now sees as symptoms of ADHD
  • Getting off medication when it doesn’t work for you and finding other workarounds
  • How her ADHD diagnosis changed her life
  • The key to living successfully with ADHD
  • Her number one ADHD workaround

Resources:

www.authenticallyadhd.com

https://www.instagram.com/authenticallyadhd/

https://www.facebook.com/authenticallyadhd/

Episode 76: Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! My 6-Step System

In Episode 76 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! It’s a 6-step system that she created for her ADHD brain, using her patented Coretography program to help her make better decisions around her career, relationships and interests.

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In Episode 76 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! It’s a 6-step system that she created for her ADHD brain, to help her make better decisions around her career, relationships and interests.

She shares:

  • Why it’s so important for those of us with ADHD to pursue the right interests
  • How to stop getting sidetracked by the newest bright, shiny thing
  • Why we need a process, structure and system to tidy our brains
  • The 25/75% What Do I Do With My Life formula
  • Why it’s so important for those of us with ADHD to be clear on what we really value
  • How getting clear on your values helps you make better decisions
  • The importance of choosing a theme for your life
  • How knowing your character strengths helps you begin to live values that you’re not currently living
  • Why we feel disconnected when who we are is not in alignment with what we do
  • The importance of knowing what you’re passionate about
  • How to choose which of your many passions to pursue by discovering your purpose
  • Her purpose formula
  • Why purposes that give meaning to your past are often the best purposes to choose
  • The importance of identifying the overlap or the sweet spot where your interests, natural abilities, positive emotion, and motivation converge. 
  • How to never forget what’s important to you again

If you’re interested in learning more about Your ADHD Brain is A-OK!, you can find it here. Here you will also find a behind the scenes video.

 


Episode 75: Why ADHD Coaching Works

In episode 75 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women Tracy talks about why she changed her introduction to her podcast. She shares her experience with coaching and why she didn’t believe that it worked. Since she’s always concerned with authenticity she felt she owed her community an explanation and wanted to tell you why she changed her mind and why she now believes that ADHD coaching is the best thing for anyone struggling with ADHD symptoms to try. MORE ---> SEE SHOW NOTES BELOW

 

In episode 75 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women Tracy talks about why she changed her introduction to her podcast. She shares her experience with coaching and why she didn’t believe that it worked. Since she’s always concerned with authenticity she felt she owed her community an explanation and wanted to tell you why she changed her mind and why she now believes that ADHD coaching is the best thing for anyone struggling with ADHD symptoms to try.

Tracy shares:

  • How she connected this need of hers to be crystal clear on her values and purpose with her ADHD
  • Her constant quest around living to her full potential
  • Her experience with regular life coaching 
  • How developing a program to coach herself ultimately led her to create Coretography and Your ADHD Brain is A-OK!
  • How her desire to learn more about ADHD and how to respond to women and help them get out of their victim mindset in her facebook group led her to consider ADHD coaching
  • Why telling people with ADHD what to do never works
  • Why regular life coaching doesn’t work for the ADHD brain
  • How the ADHD coaching model needs to go much deeper than traditional life coaching to be effective
  • How important prompts are to the ADHD brain
  • What it means to charge neutral and why ADHD coaches can’t do this and be successful with ADHD clients
  • Why the best coaches for ADHD people, are those coaches who also have ADHD
  • The steps of the ADHD coaching model and why they’re so successful with ADHD clients

Resources:

https://addca.com/

Your ADHD Brain is A-OK!

Episode 74: Overcoming Procrastination with Focusmate and Rachel Elliott

Join Tracy in Episode #74 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she introduces you to Rachel Elliott. Rachel is a life-long resident of Washington, D.C., where she earned a BS in Biology at Salisbury University and will begin classes for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at George Washington University. MORE ---> SEE SHOW NOTES BELOW

 

Join Tracy in Episode #74 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women where she introduces you to Rachel Elliott. Rachel is a life-long resident of Washington, D.C., where she earned a BS in Biology at Salisbury University and will begin classes for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at George Washington University.

Rachel has been using Focusmate to conquer her short-term and long-term goals for over two years. She has more recently realized the power of Focusmate to maintain daily routines and now uses Focusmate for her morning routines and to meditate, practice yoga and finish those nagging projects that need to get done. 

Rachel shares with us:

  • The circumstances surrounding her ADHD diagnosis as a sophomore in high school.
  • The symptoms that she always wondered about but now recognizes as clearly ADHD
  • How Focusmate works
  • How Focusmate revolutionized her life and increased her productivity
  • Why Focusmate is so effective for her
  • How she has made friends on Focusmate
  • Tips for using Focusmate
  • How 4-7-8 breathing can help with anxiety, panic attacks and focus
  • The ADHD traits that are responsible for her success
  • The key to living successfully with ADHD
  • Her number one ADHD workaround

Resources:

Podcast Ep. 14: What's a Body Double and How Can it Help Me Get My Work Done

ADHD for Smart Ass Women Focusmate Group Link

Unlimited Focusmate sessions are free until July 28, 2020 using this link.

Rachel’s E-mail: [email protected] 

Internet + App Blockers 

4-7-8 breathing

Rachel shared these additional Focusmate tips:

  1. Use two computers or a laptop + tablet or Chromebook ((Focusmate can take up a lot of CPU and drain your battery so many users have a main computer + a second device that runs Focusmate.)
  2. Use the recurring feature to set up Focusmate routines (Mouse over session on the FM calendar, then click on the pencil icon)
  3. Install an internet/app blocker.
  4. Turn off your phone or put it on airplane mode during the session. My phone has a “don’t interrupt feature” that automatically silences the phone for an hour. 
    1. My friend Meg puts her phone in her desk drawer during sessions. 
  5. Physically remove your phone from view- out of sight out of mind. 
  6. Share your screen for added accountability if you are getting off-track.
    1. I actually learned about 4-7-8 breathing from a Foucsmate partner
  7. Be honest with your partner. Share what worked and what didn’t, your partner may have suggestions. 
Episode 73: ADHD Hacks Recommended By Our Members

In Episode 73 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares ADHD hacks contributed by members of her Facebook Group, also of the same name. There were so many good tips but here are some of the most popular ones. MORE ---> SEE SHOW NOTES BELOW 

 

In Episode 73 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares ADHD hacks contributed by members of her Facebook Group, also of the same name. There were so many good tips but here are some of the most popular ones.

Discover:

  • What every ADHD women needs in the shower
  • How big is too big for a bathroom clock
  • The trick to keep your bathroom clean
  • How much time you really take for your morning routine
  • How music might help you get to work on time
  • The one thing you need at your front door
  • How many laptop chargers do you really need
  • How to never forget anything when you travel
  • The best place to write down your morning and nighttime routines
  • How to finally schedule appointments so you’re on time
  • How to sign up for free trial apps or software without ending up paying for it
  • What a Not Now List is
  • What to keep in your desk at work
  • Why you should always hit snooze and not turn off an alarm even though you’re going to get to the item next

Resources:

ADHD for Smart Ass Women Podcast

ADHD for Smart Ass Women Facebook Group

https://www.think-board.com/collections/think-boards/products/small-dry-erase-sheets

Bullet Journal

Facebook Minimalist Bullet Journals

OurGroceries

EllieGrid

Focusmate

Episode 72: What The Pandemic Taught Me About My ADHD Brain

In Episode 72 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares what social distancing has taught her about her ADHD brain. This episode is for those of you who have been practicing social isolation for a while, are growing weary, and are struggling to find more positive emotion in your life. MORE ---> SEE SHOW NOTES BELOW 

 

In Episode 72 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares what social distancing has taught her about her ADHD brain. This episode is for those of you who have been practicing social isolation for a while, are growing weary, and are struggling to find more positive emotion in your life.

Discover:

  • Why awareness is so important to our ADHD brains
  • How one little shift that we don’t even realize can contribute to a downward trajectory in our positive emotion
  • How quickly we can bounce back if we’ve just recently fallen in the hole and haven’t yet buried ourselves in it
  • How important routine and structure is not only to our ADHD brains but also to positive emotion
  • The importance of nature to the ADHD brain
  • How Covid reconnected me to nature, my family and myself
  • What you actually need to feel more connection to others

Resources:

ADHD for Smart Ass Women Podcast

ADHD for Smart Ass Women Facebook Group

Focusmate



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