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Bonnie Mincu

Senior Certified ADHD Coach

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“The dog ate it” could actually be useful… (learn why TONIGHT!)

Do you ever feel like a kid who has to make up creative excuses for not having his homework?

You could actually gain quite a bit of useful knowledge from your excuses if you tracked them.

Think about the last time you didn't get something done on time, or didn't follow through on a commitment because you couldn't even get started.

Focus on a recent incident, try to remember what actually happened to get in your way.

Maybe you forgot.  Or you over-committed and didn't have time.  Or you couldn't find whatever it was you needed.  Or you hyper-focused on something else you did first and got lost in it… and never got to the next thing.  (That's been a big one for me lately!)

Or maybe you really left it out and the dog ATE it!

Chances are, with ADD / ADHD, we have a lot of these incidents in our lives, whether or not we actually come up with more creative explanations to tell others.

Keeping a written log or diary of these things, that you might think of as lame excuses, is a goldmine of information!   Because your pattern of excuses, roadblocks, or whatever gets in the way of you getting things done as you intended, is critical information to know to develop the right strategy or solution.

  • For example, if your dog ate that roast you were supposed to bring for the potluck dinner, chances are you have a habit of leaving things out!  So a good place to start on getting things to work out right would be to develop a ritual of awareness or of putting things away before leaving a room.

Live Teleseminar Wednesday, May 16

TONIGHT, because so many people asked for a repeat, I'm doing an “encore” presentation of the live teleseminar I gave last Wednesday, May 9.  I'll talk about how you can use your own excuses to put you on the right path for strategies.   It will be simulcast on web and phone, starting 9:00 PM Eastern time tonight (Wednesday, May 16).

SNEAK PREVIEW:  On the teleseminar, I'll be announcing an exciting new program called “Procrastination Transformation”  with a chance to win a special bonus towards the end of the call.   It starts on Wednesday, May 23,And you'll save almost 50% off the price of the program only until midnight on Friday, May 18.

Author: Bonnie Mincu
Senior Certified ADHD Coach, Founder of "Thrive with ADD," Bonnie has been coaching adults with ADD / ADHD traits since 2001. She has developed numerous training programs to help with the challenges of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.


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Bonnie, there are no words to express how deeply I’ve been affected by your blog! I’ve only read a few things, but they have created such a complete mind shift that the tears shed have washed away my struggles forever!

For the first time in my life I feel understood and hopeful that I can put some tools and systems in place to help me overcome!”

—Michelle near Seattle

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