Episode 17: The 10 Things I Wish I Would Have Been Told About ADHD When I Was First Diagnosed
In this podcast Tracy talks about the ten things that she wishes she would have been told when she was initially diagnosed with ADHD.
When she was first diagnosed Tracy went into hyperfocus mode and researched everything she could about ADHD, especially ADHD as it related to women. She had spent the previous 8 months researching everything she could find about ADHD and kids. This podcast is about what she has learned and how her viewpoint on ADHD has changed.
Tracy mentions some of her ADHD symptoms but also some of the strengths that she’s certain are attributable to her ADHD and why she wouldn’t trade her ADHD for anything.
Creating solutions for what the ADHD brain struggles with can be so difficult
ADHD is not a disorder, but a difference.
Tracy thinks ADHD is actually not a deficit of attention at all
ADHD is not a behavioral disorder, moral failing or character flaw
You should focus on every day
What our brains are wired for (and it’s not importance!) and why we need to learn how to engage our hyperfocus
Learn how impulsivity and creativity are linked:
Tracy teaches you the difference between positive and negative emotion and why you should know the difference. She then gives you a simple test to show you how to increase your own motivation whenever you’re feeling stuck and build a successful day, week, month or year.
Learn what our brains are meant to do. You’ll be surprised to discover that they’re not designed to remember. Despite this we sabotoge ourselves daily when we don’t remember.
Find out what ADHD women typically resist but need more than anything and how if we implement it it reduces anxiety and makes us feel happier, smarter, more organized, focused and creative.
Discover how Tracy overcame procrastination in a few simple steps and her favorite hack for getting things done.
Tracy then talks about her number one superpower, interpersonal intuition and how valuable it is in her life. She shares that the ADHD brain focuses on connections and relationships over specific bits of information.
Discover what to do if medication doesn’t work for you and why Tracy’s actually happy that it didn’t work for her or her son. Find out some workarounds to try if medication doesn’t work for you.
Learn what Tracy thinks is the biggest mistake we can make as ADHD women and what we should do instead.
Host Tracy Otsuka is a lawyer, not a doctor, a life-long student, not a coach. She’s also the creator of Coretography a patent pending system that helps smart, driven women understand their own unique ADHD brain and use it to their advantage.
Tracy will be talking about ADHD. Your super powers, your symptoms, your solutions and work-arounds and how you proudly stand out. Tracy credits ADHD for some of her superpowers and much of her success in life.