Rick Green, the brains behind the award-winning documentary ‘ADD & Loving It?!’ and the hugely popular website TotallyADD.com, explains how he manages his ADHD by understanding and working with his particular mindset. Understanding what he does naturally, identifying the things that he finds easy, and therefore often dismissed as unimportant, has allowed Rick to create a mutually supporting web of strategies that are, well, awesome.
In this webinar Rick talks about the power of not only accepting one’s ADHD, but shifting one’s perspective to see that certain aspects, certain ‘symptoms,’ could in fact be potential strengths. And that ADHD is very ‘situational.’ The power comes from recognizing the situation you are facing, and what might work to overcome it.
It has been said that ADHD people need more frequent rewards, more frequent breaks, with tasks broken down into simple, easy-to-accomplish steps. But how do you do that on a regular basis? In fact, how does anyone with ADHD do anything on a regular basis? Well, you don’t. Understanding and accepting that it will be a constant ‘dance’ has allowed Rick to quickly become unstuck whenever he finds himself sinking into frustration, overwhelm, or procrastination.
Learning objectives include:
- We struggle with many tasks. And yet we keep doing them. Rather than focus on what comes easily and naturally;
- How common ADHD traits such as ‘Novelty Seeking’ and ‘Hyper-focus’ can serve us;
- Shifting perspective to see ‘challenges’ as ‘strengths.’
Who: Rick Green
Rick Green is a comedy writer, producer, director, and performer with 700 episodes of radio and TV to his credit. A 2001 ADHD diagnosis changed everything. Rick was finally able to grasp why he struggled in many areas of life, and was so successful in many others. As he learned more life improved. Yet, despite his progress Rick encountered skepticism and dismissal. His rebuttal was the award-winning PBS documentary, “ADD & Loving It?!” and it’s sequel, “ADD & Mastering It?!”
Today Rick and Ava Green run TotallyADD.com, a revolutionary website featuring top experts in ADHD-friendly videos.