How to avoid the distractions of being in debt

Being in debt is one of the biggest distractions anyone can have. Not having the money to pay our bills can be both stressful and take our mind off important matters in our life and business. Avoiding our financial obligations can be an enormous distraction and one that won’t go away any time soon.

When we think of distractions, we think of not getting our work done, but money is a major distraction if not handled properly in our lives. It can take over almost all your thoughts and energy because for many of us, our lives revolve around having enough money.

On this episode, we interview Jeff DiMatteo, one of the owners of collection agency American Profit Recovery. Jeff goes through why people get into debt, the stress involved and then he gets into how to work with a debt collector. He gives some great advice for removing the stress of being in debt out of your life.

Other items he goes over include:
Reasons people get into debt.
Why is being in debt a major distraction for someone?
The process of working with a collector.
Why it is important to communicate with your creditors.
What resources are there to help those in debt?

 

Ep 18: How to get organized in your business without getting frustrated

We have so many distractions in business and in life. From our own minds trying to take over every minute to the external distractions that invade our lives at every minute of the day. And then we enter clutter and disorganization into our business and that’s when things can get frustrating.

In this episode of Overcoming Distractions, the Podcast, we talk with Dana Rayburn, an ADHD coach and former professional organizer. Dana still works with business professionals to help them be more productive as well as get organized in the office and at home.

Some of the items we discuss about getting organized are:

  • Why is clutter and disorganization so distracting?
  • What can disorganization do to your job performance or your business? And, what does it do to your life?
  • How do you get started on organizing your professional world? Without getting frustrated.
  • How do you get organized electronically? Such as computer files, banking records, etc…Other non-paper items…
  • What should people ultimately strive for in getting organized?

To learn more about Dana Rayburn, her coaching, ADHD Success Club, Clutter Free with ADHD, and other offerings, check out her website at: www.DanaRayburn.com

Ep 17: How to use LinkedIn for your job search and for business

On this episode we walk you through an extensive lesson on how to use LinkedIn for a job search and how to use LinkedIn for a business. Why are we talking about LinkedIn? Because any type of social media can be a distraction so learning how to use it and be productive can be an asset in job hunting and to promote your business.

This week we have Donna Serdula who is the founder of Vision Board Media and LinkedIn-Makeover.com. If you want to build a better LinkedIn profile, there is no one better than Donna Serdula.

Donna talks about

Why LinkedIn for the job seeker?

Why LinkedIn for the entrepreneur?

Overview of a great LinkedIn profile

The importance of a great title

How to connect with someone on LinkedIn

The dos and don’ts of LinkedIn

A few hidden secrets of LinkedIn

You can contact Donna and her team at https://www.linkedin-makeover.com/

Ep 16: How to get the job you want

In this issue of Overcoming Distractions the Podcast, we talk with Dan Galloway, motivational speaker and former job recruiter. Dan also offers career coaching based off his 20 plus years of experience in hiring and training.

In this podcast, we talk about what you need to do to get the job you want. Topics we discuss are the dos and don’ts of interviewing, resume writing and cover letters as well as how to follow up on a job interview.

We also chat about soft skills such as humor, communication skills and the ability to focus during a job interview. Dan tells us what he wanted to see during his years as a job recruiter and the things that made him cautious about moving forward when hiring a job candidate.
Whether you have ADHD or not, you’ll find quite a bit of value from Dan’s advice on how to get that next job.

Ep 15: How to work accountability into your ADHD life

The word accountability can sometimes come off as a negative word or concept. But leveraged properly, accountability can be a powerful way to achieve more in life and in business. However, accountability techniques need to be implemented in the proper way to ensure success.

Many of us have heard about accountability groups or accountability partners/buddies and on this ADHD podcast, we talk with Eric Tivers who runs many accountability groups for those with ADHD.

Eric is a LCSW, an ADHD coach and hosts the very popular podcast ADHD rewired.

Eric and I have a great discussion about many facets of accountability.

Some of the topics we discuss are:

What is accountability?

Why does accountability work?

Is accountability a difficult concept for some? And what is the resistance?

For those in business, why is this important?

Are there different kinds of accountability?

How do you get a business professional comfortable with being accountable. To others and themselves?

If someone is new to coaching or having an accountability partner, what is the best way to get started, get used to having someone there?

Where do people fall down?

Ep 14: How to set goals when you have ADHD

It’s that time of the year when many of us try to set goals for ourselves. Whether we are goalsetting for our business or for our personal lives, this seems to be the time of year when we try to usher in many improvements for ourselves.

If you are easily distracted, have ADHD or just have a difficult time setting realistic goals that you can meet, this is the podcast episode for you. In this episode, I talk with Abigail Wurf, an ADHD Coach based in Washington DC.

Abigail works with adults, those in business, executives and entrepreneurs to help them achieve more success and enjoyment in life. And she also holds a number of workshops and trainings for those with ADHD.

This podcast may have come out in December but the content is relevant all year long if you are serious about setting goals and making forward progress.

Some of the topics we discuss on this podcast include:

What are typical goals that people try to set in business as well as personal?

Do you find there are ADHD -specific goals?

How should adults with ADHD start the process of setting goals for the New Year?

What frustrates people the most about this process?

What is realistic when it comes to goalsetting?

Ep 13: How to manage your career when you have ADHD

We all want and need to love what we do for a career but when you have ADHD, it’s almost a requirement that you absolutely love what you do for work. Jobs or careers that don’t offer us the opportunity to dig into our passions usually end up being short-lived.

In this episode of Overcoming Distractions the Podcast, I talk with Shell Mendelson, a career coach that specializes in working with adults who have ADHD and need or want to find or change their career. She talks about why it’s important to find a career that you can fall in love with, what makes a good career for those adults with ADHD, why some with ADHD jump from one job to the next and much more about how to manage your career with ADHD.

Other questions I asked her include;

What are some of the reasons those with ADHD begin to dislike their work or profession?

What are the signs those with ADHD need to look out for if their career is turning out to not be a good fit?

What is the worst adults with ADHD can do when they decide they don’t want to do that line of work anymore?

How do you start the process of finding a new career?

How do you really find out your passion?

Where does ADHD and career intersect?

How do you know if you made the right or wrong choice?

Ep 12: How to lead an organization and a team when distracted

What happens when you’re the person in charge and you are prone to distractions? Many entrepreneurs as well as those with leadership positions can be easily distracted when it comes to leading an organization. And distractions don’t just come in the form of not getting your own work and tasks completed. Distractions can lead to an entire organization getting off track.

When you are running an organization of any size, you are going to have both internal and external distractions. There will be days when you have trouble with focus and there will be other days when distractions just lead the day.

In this podcast I talk with Dave Turano, founder of JCE Consulting, just outside of Boston. Dave works with organization to help foster better communication, build trust among teams and foster better leadership within an organization.

What distracts leaders and entrepreneurs?
What are the hazards of a distracted leader? How does this affect their business?
What is the ball that gets dropped most often?
What can leaders and entrepreneurs do to communicate better with their team?
How can a distracted leader or entrepreneur do to get their own tasks completed while leading a team?

Ep 11: Why is Sleep So Important For Those with ADHD?

When it comes to managing your Adult ADHD, there are two very powerful ways to combat the bad traits of ADHD. One is a regular schedule of exercise and the other is a good night’s sleep. Sleep does so many good things to our brains. It repairs you brain from a long day, helps with executive function and allows us to focus better. Sleep is absolutely critical for those with ADHD or without ADHD. Find out on this podcast why sleep is so important to anyone trying to focus and increase productivity.

Our guest on this ADHD podcast is Jose Colon.

Jose Colon, M.D. MPH is a sleep specialist and founder of Paradise Sleep, an organization dedicated to sleep health education. He is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and incorporates lifestyle including movement, mindfulness, and nutrition programs with his patients. He is also an award winning author in books for sleep adults, children, and infant sleep.

Ep 10: Stay focused…How to avoid the distractions of marketing your business

Marketing and public relations has changed drastically over the past decade. From traditional marketing to updating your website, blogging, creating other forms of content and posting to social media. All these tasks take time and resources. And many times in a business, they can take a back seat.

How do we get it all done?

Our guest on this podcast is Matt Ward…Matt is the President and CEO of inConcert Web Solutions and the founder of Breakthrough Champion…In 2002 Matt began working with business owners through his website agency to improve their bottom line, helping them gain more traction on the internet.

He’s the author of Making Your Website Effective, a book you can find on Amazon and owner of multiple businesses as well as an international keynote speaker…Matt and his companies have received numerous awards, including: 40 Under 40, Chamber Small Business Owner of the Year, Top Web Firm seven Years in a Row and Better Business Bureau Torch Award Finalist.

Matt talks to Dave on this podcast about what it takes to keep your website current, as well as your social media timely and engaging.

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