28: Why Is Focus So Hard?

28: Why Is Focus So Hard?
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(Joe Buhlig) #1

I’ve slowly drifted away from the mission that gets me excited each day. And that’s due to a lack of focus and alignment with my goals.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://joebuhlig.com/28/

(Joshua) #2

I have ADHD as well. I resonate with what you’ve been saying here and on bookworm very much. No two ADHD experiences are alike, and I think I differ from you in that I wear myself out very very quickly. It’s probably why my doctor prescribed medication and why it has helped tremendously in the area of energy to work. Like you, I have a Ferrari for a brain, as Dr. Halloway likes to say. I’ve been blessed by Dr. Thomas Brown’s books and articles as well as Dr. Russell Barkeley. Brown’s article “Executive Functions: Describing Six Aspects of a Complex Syndrome” is a great introduction to his ideas.

For the last three years I worked with LD students in the high school setting as a learning specialist. I found Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions help in my relating to them and even for myself. The authors of Smart but Scattered just released an adult version. I haven’t finished it, but my plan is to do so by end of summer. Maybe that could fit well as a book recommendation for your podcast.


(Joe Buhlig) #3

If you haven’t already, check this out:


(Jonathan Davis) #4

As someone who has executive functioning difficulties and got diagnosed with ADHD, that would be my dream job! Currently pursuing getting SPED certified.