A Lesson in Self-Awareness

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – June 13, 2022

What is self-awareness? Is it just being aware of your own internal emotions and feelings? Is it being able to see yourself in the third person? Or is it being able to see life and situations at a higher level, not just awareness of yourself, but awareness of others? Many people with ADHD struggle with self-awareness.

They feel threatened by it because they are sometimes lost in their head. They are also unaware of the plights of others. They’re often consumed with their own challenges and sometimes don’t realize the challenges of others. Sometimes we need just to step out of ourselves to understand it. Continue reading “A Lesson in Self-Awareness”

When the Ego’s Belief Mistook the Wrong Thief, It Caused Such Grief!

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – April 18, 2022

Idea ThiefThe common theme to all of my newsletters is how paying attention to the wrong belief leads us to the wrong solution, and how being stuck is a symptom of paying attention to an inaccurate belief. As an attention coach, I find that, for most of my clients, the hardest part is not paying attention to the right things, but rather unlearning, letting go, or not paying attention to what the Ego believes it should pay attention to. Continue reading “When the Ego’s Belief Mistook the Wrong Thief, It Caused Such Grief!”

MISCASTING: Just a Bad Cast or the Wrong Hobby?

Untangling a knotted fishing line because it was miscast might be frustrating, but it will pass. Being miscast as a fisherman? Now, that is a problem! As an ADHD and attention coach, I define “miscasting” as placing someone in a role and asking them to do something with an expectation of performance that is not supported by their underlying abilities. To better understand miscasting, let’s use horse racing as a metaphor. Continue reading “MISCASTING: Just a Bad Cast or the Wrong Hobby?”

ADHD: Failing Forward at the School of Hard Knocks

In Super Bowl XXXVII, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defensive lineup took the field for the first time. Each player introduced himself on network TV by stating his name and the college that drafted him.

When Simeon Rice’s turn came, he stated simply, “Simeon Rice, the School of Hard Knocks”! Get it? Football? Hard knocks? Well, I got the pun and a whole lot more! Here’s what I got… Continue reading “ADHD: Failing Forward at the School of Hard Knocks”

The 50 Percent Rule

Did you know that 50 percent of all doctors graduated in the bottom of their class? Early in my sales career, I loved sharing this very interesting fact; it proved especially useful when I was selling against HMOs in the days when indemnity plans meant you could choose any provider. That’s when I realized most anything that can be measured by definition is at or below average. This simple concept has fascinated me for years. Continue reading “The 50 Percent Rule”

Articulating Complex Concepts – Aha!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. There are times when a picture or a symbol can communicate things that are quite complex in a way that brings instant clarity. When you run across a graphic that really communicates and explains a concept, it’s transformative. Recently I stumbled onto a graphic that was so powerful I had to recreate the concept for my own so I could share it with you. Continue reading “Articulating Complex Concepts – Aha!”