Organizing… A New Way

Let’s look at organizing in a new way!

We can get caught up in paying attention to how we want things to be and lose sight of how things actually are. I’ve coached many teens and college students around organizations, and, I, too, thought they were very disorganized. But when I opened my mind, it all changed.

From my MBA and process class, I learned that one starts by mapping out the current system before making adjustments. The exercise can be very insightful and applies both to late teens and young adults. Let me illustrate.

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On the Right ADHD Trail

Are you a male with ADHD or love someone who is? Then clear your calendar for Sunday, October 14, because Cathy Goett of GOETT FOCUSED has created a special event just for you called On the Right ADHD Trail!

Men with ADHD have unique experiences, symptoms, and needs, and Cathy Goetts has pulled together a group of six experts in the field of ADHD to provide you with a map to navigate the peaks and valleys, rough weather, and sore feet that can come with living on the ADHD trail.

Jeff Copper is one of the six experts, and he’ll be talking on the topic, Boredom and Its Impact on Those with ADHD. Continue reading “On the Right ADHD Trail”

Catch Jeff Copper on TADD Talks

October is ADHD Awareness Month! You’ll see a ton of information about ADHD everywhere. But who knows what’s accurate and what’s not? ADDA knows! That’s why ADDA created the TADD Talk program.

If you have ADHD, you need reliable, science-based information. That’s why I along with 30 other experts, have teamed up with the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) to bring you proven programming, and I’m thrilled to give one of their now-famous TADD Talks this October! Catch my TADD Talk on Sunday, October 7, on “My Experience Coaching Those with ADHD around Sleep Issues.”

Don’t worry; these TADD talks are brief but each one touches on a different topic, and a new nugget of valuable information will be delivered right to your inbox every day all month long! 

Sign up right now to receive your daily dose of TADD Talk goodness. Or you can listen just to me! Click here to check out the schedule

Ugly Organizing Systems Are Not All Bad

Organization isn’t always pretty; in fact, it can be downright ugly, and many ugly organizational systems are more effective than pretty ones. If you look up the word “organized” in the dictionary, you see words like structured, controlled, and systematic. Now, while these are great descriptors, it makes me think of warehouses in rows and columns. I’m not saying that type of system isn’t effective, but it just doesn’t work for me. What it really comes down to is whether I know exactly where something is when I need it.
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Student: “Can you help me be better organized?”

ADHD, Organization, Disorganization and Effort

I respond to a comment on my YouTube page by a student who wrestles daily with distraction: 

You Tube Comment: I really want to be organized in studies… I always find something more interesting than the books.. I am tired of fighting.. Can you advise me with this problem? I am sure every student is facing this.
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Is Packing for a Trip an Ordeal?

Adults with ADHD often struggle with going on vacation, school and business trips, primarily because of the challenge involved in packing. They’re hard on themselves because they think it should be easy.

What I’ve learned over the years is packing requires a little bit of memory and a lot of working memory (executive functioning) because of the misconception that one must retrieve from memory all the items necessary for this particular trip.

Here are my suggestions to make thinking of, and packing easier:
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Jeff is an Expert on the Succeed with ADHD Telesummit

Jeff Copper is one of 25 participating ADHD experts!

What it is: The 2018 Succeed with ADHD Telesummit is a week-long online event with 25+ ADHD experts who tell you the real story behind ADHD – what is involved, how to manage the obstacles, and how you can truly THRIVE with ADHD.

Who: 25+ ADHD experts – including Jeff! – brought together by my colleague, Laurie Dupar of Coaching for ADHD and the IACTCenter – and YOU

When: July 23-27, 2018

Where: Anywhere you are as long as you have access to a phone or computer with internet/wifi.
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“S” is for Self-Regulation: Lessons in ADHD Emotional Control from “Sesame Street”

ADDitude Magazine talks about self-regulation and ADHD and refers to this Attention Talk Radio podcast in which Jeff Copper interviews Autumn Zitani, M.A., Senior Director of Curriculum and Content at Sesame Workshop. The article talks about emotional self-regulation as a complex neurological function that helps us pay attention to shifting stimuli, evaluate them, and respond in appropriate ways. When it is lacking (as it is for many children with ADHD), parents often struggle to explain and teach self-control. This is where the long-running television show “Sesame Street” steps in to help.

Jeff is an Expert on the Parenting ADHD Summit (Free Access)

Parenting ADHD Summit with Penny Williams – 38 of the world’s ADHD and parenting experts share top Insights and Strategies for Effectively Raising a Child with ADHD.

More than 28 hours of expertise on how to let go of traditional expectations, boost your child’s self-esteem, manage child and family stress, navigate school struggles, handle emotional intensity, empower your child for success and confidence, take care of yourself, parent with purpose and intention, and so much more.

You can watch all the videos FREE, the week of June 18-24, 2018.

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