Smart ADHD Podcast

Ian Anderson Gray

The Smart ADHD Podcast is a podcast hosted by Ian Anderson Gray for smart creatives, entrepreneurs, and business owners who are navigating ADHD. It’s all about celebrating our unique brilliance, whether we’re intelligent, exceptionally talented, or both. I interview experts to uncover the real story of ADHD for smart creatives. We bust myths and discover effective strategies to improve our lives, unleash our creativity, and grow. Ian's not an ADHD expert, but he's eager to share his journey and what he's learned by talking with experts. This podcast is a safe space for growth and learning, focusing on the positives while being honest about the challenges. We're all about a holistic approach to ADHD, aiming to make this journey as real and positive as possible. Let's tackle this together, seeing our challenges as chances to grow! read less
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Smart and ADHD: Navigating the World of the Twice Exceptional
3d ago
Smart and ADHD: Navigating the World of the Twice Exceptional
Have you ever wondered how successful entrepreneurs navigate ADHD to unleash their creativity?What are the best strategies to manage ADHD while running a business?How can you turn ADHD into a strength in your personal and professional life?🔗 Read / Listen more: https://smartadhd.me/7In this episode, we’re diving into how being 'twice exceptional'—that is, being both gifted and having a learning disability like ADHD—can be both a blessing and a challenge. With the help of our expert guest, Dr. Tamara Rosier, we'll uncover unique insights and practical strategies for living a rich, fulfilling life with ADHD.Join me and Dr. Tamara Rosier as we explore the world of the twice exceptional. Tamara’s extensive experience as an ADHD coach, college administrator, and author brings invaluable perspectives on how to harness the strengths of ADHD while navigating its challenges. We’ll discuss everything from self-acceptance to leveraging curiosity for success.🎙️ In this episode:00:00 Welcome to the Smart ADHD Podcast01:06 Exploring the World of the Twice Exceptional01:55 Understanding Twice Exceptional: Intelligence and ADHD04:22 The Challenges of Being Smart with ADHD06:51 Navigating Self-Perception and Acceptance13:55 The Writing Process for Those with ADHD15:56 Overcoming Overwhelm and Burnout20:42 Embracing the Positives of Being Twice Exceptional25:52 The Power of Curiosity in ADHD27:28 Wrapping Up and Future Topics🕺More about Tamara RosierTamara's diverse professional journey encompasses roles as a college administrator, professor, leadership consultant, high school teacher, ADHD coach, and business owner. Through these varied experiences, she has gained invaluable insights into ADHD and its impact on individuals' lives. As the founder of the ADHD Center of West Michigan, Dr. Rosier guides a dedicated team of coaches, therapists, and speech pathologists in assisting individuals, parents, and families as they develop a deep understanding of themselves and acquire practical skills to navigate life with ADHD. Her books, "Your Brain's Not Broken" and "You, Me, and Our ADHD Family," offer practical strategies for addressing the potent emotional dimensions of living with ADHD.Connect with Tamara Rosier:Website: https://www.tamararosier.com/X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/tamararosierInstagram: https://instagram.com/dr.tamararosierLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamara-rosier-phdWhat's your biggest challenge in navigating ADHD as a smart creative? Share your thoughts in the comments section below, and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review!—----------------------------🎤 About the Smart ADHD PodcastThe Smart ADHD Podcast is for smart creatives, entrepreneurs, and business owners who are navigating life with ADHD. We celebrate unique brilliance, whether we're intelligent, exceptionally talented, or both. Ian Anderson Gray interviews experts to uncover the real story of ADHD for smart creatives, busting myths and discovering effective strategies to improve our lives, unleash our creativity, and grow.🔗 Find out more at [insert podcast URL]—----------------------------🕺More about Ian Anderson GrayIan is the host of the Smart ADHD Podcast and a live-streaming video coach and consultant. He helps business owners and entrepreneurs broadcast live confidently, communicate better, and set up the right gear and tools. Ian runs Seriously Social, a business aimed at helping others be more productive and level up their impact online. He's also a professional singer, web developer, and an international speaker. Ian lives near Manchester in the UK with his...
Smart ADHD Life Stories with Libby Langley
09-05-2024
Smart ADHD Life Stories with Libby Langley
Have you ever wondered how ADHD and autism can shape the life and career of an entrepreneur? Are you curious about the tools and strategies that can help manage these conditions effectively? What does it truly mean to embrace neurodiversity not just in life, but also in the professional world? Dive into these questions and more in this enlightening episode of the Smart ADHD Podcast.In today's episode, I sit down with the incredible Libby Langley, a coach, author, and podcast host who has been profoundly influential in the business world, particularly among entrepreneurs grappling with ADHD and autism. Libby shares her personal journey of late diagnosis and how it reshaped her understanding of herself and her business approach. We delve into the challenges and advantages of being neurodiverse, exploring everything from emotional sensitivities to unique entrepreneurial strengths.In this episode00:00 Welcome to the Smart ADHD Podcast01:05 Libby Langley's ADHD and Autism Journey05:58 Early Encounters with ADHD and Autism14:19 Navigating Life, Love, and Business with Neurodiversity21:18 Impact of Diagnosis on Personal and Professional Life30:08 Embracing Neurodiversity: From Challenges to Superpowers38:13 Navigating Stigma and Misconceptions Around Neurodiversity40:02 Personal Journey: Embracing Neurodiversity and Overcoming Challenges41:39 The Impact of Sharing and Community Support48:42 Exploring Creativity and Entrepreneurship with ADHD and Autism52:05 Strategies and Tools for Managing ADHD and Autism58:41 Holistic Approaches and Therapies for ADHD and Autism01:07:38 Encouragement and Advice for Others on the Neurodiverse SpectrumJoin us as we explore these insights, shedding light on the empowering stories of those living a Smart ADHD life. Don’t forget to reach out, find your tribe, and take a step towards understanding and embracing your unique traits and talents.About Libby LangleyLibby Langley has been coaching business owners since 2011, in her unique no-BS style. She’s supported over 6,000 entrepreneurs, giving them the confidence to grow, and – above all – be truly happy in their life and business. She is an Amazon bestselling author, and the popular podcast host of Life In Business.
Top Smart ADHD Traits Part 1
02-05-2024
Top Smart ADHD Traits Part 1
For many, understanding ADHD traits reduces feelings of guilt and self-blame?Did you know that ADHD attention traits can be seen as a regulatory issue rather than a deficit?Want to learn practical strategies that can help manage the intense distractibility associated with ADHD?Today, we're exploring attention-related traits, how they manifest, and how understanding these can transform our guilt into empowerment.What's in This Episode?In this episode, we dissect the multifaceted nature of attention in ADHD, debunking the myth of it being a mere 'deficit' and exploring it as a complex regulation challenge. Here are some of the key points we’ll cover:Attention Dysregulation: It's not about lacking attention but how we regulate it. Why can we hyperfocus on certain tasks yet barely keep our minds on others?Distraction and Sensory Sensitivity: How does a heightened sensitivity to our environment lead to being easily distracted? We’ll look at how external stimuli like noise impact our focus.Zoning Out and Brain Fog: Ever find yourself zoning out during conversations or grappling with brain fog? We’ll discuss why these happen and what it says about our working memory and mental load.Time Blindness: This trait goes beyond mere punctuality challenges. How does a skewed perception of time affect our daily life and planning abilities?In the podcast[00:00] Welcome to the Smart ADHD Podcast![01:09] Exploring Top ADHD Traits: Part One[02:16] Attention-Related Traits in ADHD[09:13] Emotional and Psychological Traits of ADHD[18:21] Looking Ahead: Behavioural and Sensory Traits[19:15] Closing Thoughts and Future EpisodesYour Thoughts?Your insights and experiences are invaluable. How do you relate to the traits discussed in this episode? Have you discovered coping mechanisms that work well for you? Share your stories and tips, as they could be a lifeline for someone else struggling with similar challenges.
Smart Creating with ADHD Part 2
25-04-2024
Smart Creating with ADHD Part 2
Welcome back to a special bonus episode of the Smart ADHD Podcast. Continuing from where we left off, this episode dives deeper into effective strategies and personal insights for managing ADHD, particularly for entrepreneurs and creatives. Join me, as we explore further the dynamic interplay between ADHD and creativity, and how understanding and managing your ADHD can significantly enhance your creative output and entrepreneurial success.Episode Summary:[00:00] Introduction to the EpisodeKick off the episode with a warm welcome and an overview of what's to come.[01:05] Diving Into Part Two: Smart Creating with ADHDReintroduce the theme of the episode, setting the stage for deeper exploration into managing ADHD while fostering creativity.[01:44] Sharing Effective ADHD Management TechniquesDiscuss various tools and routines that help mitigate the challenges of ADHD, enhancing productivity and focus.[05:31] Navigating Creativity and Consistency with ADHDExplore how maintaining a balance between routine and flexibility can fuel creative processes without feeling constrained.[08:21] Leveraging Technology and AI for ADHD ManagementHighlight the use of technology, such as Google Calendar and AI tools, in organizing and optimizing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.[11:53] Exploring Notion for Personal OrganizationDiscuss how Notion and similar apps can be tailored to personal and professional needs for better organization and time management.[16:26] Time Management and Goal Setting for ADHD EntrepreneursShare strategies on setting realistic goals and managing time effectively, crucial for entrepreneurs with ADHD.[20:34] Introducing the Smart ADHD Podcast ProjectAnnounce and explain the launch of the podcast project aimed at empowering listeners by delving into sensitive topics with ease and thoroughness.[27:29] Concluding Thoughts and Where to Find UsWrap up the episode with final thoughts, encourage listener feedback, and share where to find more resources and future episodes.Thank you for joining this special bonus episode of the Smart ADHD Podcast. Remember, understanding and managing your ADHD are key to leveraging its strengths in your creative and entrepreneurial ventures. Stay curious, set achievable goals, and don’t hesitate to embrace help. Let’s continue to learn, share, and grow together in our journey with ADHD.
Smart Creating with ADHD Part 1
11-04-2024
Smart Creating with ADHD Part 1
This is a special bonus episode of the Smart ADHD Podcast, where I was the guest on Jeff Sieh’s Social Media News Live Show. We discussed ADHD for creators and shared insights and strategies from my personal experiences and discussions with experts on managing ADHD in the realm of creativity and entrepreneurship.Episode Summary ●      [00:00] What this episode means for creative entrepreneurs and business owners navigating life with ADHD. ●      [02:19] Exploring how ADHD influences creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, with discussions on the prevalence of ADHD among entrepreneurs and the challenges it presents in professional settings. ●      [07:05] Debunking common stereotypes and misconceptions about ADHD, highlighting the difference between simply being easily distracted and having ADHD. ●      [19:05] Strategies for managing ADHD in the workplace, including dealing with challenges like emotional regulation, time management, and leveraging ADHD traits for innovation. ●      [29:35] Concluding thoughts and a teaser for future episodes, with an invitation for feedback and stories from listeners.In this episode, we peel back the layers of ADHD, revealing its complexities and the silver linings that come with it for creative minds in the entrepreneurial world. Remember, understanding your ADHD is the first step toward harnessing its power for creativity and success in your business ventures. Stay tuned for more episodes, and let's continue to learn, share, and grow together in our ADHD journey.
Unpacking ADHD: Tackling Stigma, labels & Stereotypes
04-04-2024
Unpacking ADHD: Tackling Stigma, labels & Stereotypes
Are you a smart, creative entrepreneur or business owner navigating life with ADHD?Do you hear myths and misconceptions to do with ADHD?How do you respond?In today's episode, we're joined by the incredible Dr. Tamara Rosier, as we tackle the pervasive stigmas, labels, and stereotypes that often shadow ADHD. If you've ever felt misunderstood or boxed in by misconceptions about ADHD, this episode is a beacon of understanding and hope.Episode Summary[00:00:00] Introduction to the Smart ADHD Podcast and what it stands for.[00:01:04] Welcoming back Dr. Tamara Rosier to delve into the world of ADHD stigmas, labels, and stereotypes.[00:02:10] Dr. Rosier's background as an ADHD expert and author of "Your Brain's Not Broken".[00:03:21] Discussing the emotional impact of ADHD myths and misconceptions.[00:04:22] The issue of ADHD being seen as 'just a label'.[00:06:25] The struggle with time management and the concept of time in ADHD.[00:08:38] The importance of accepting not everyone will understand ADHD.[00:10:11] Debunking the myth that 'everyone has a bit of ADHD'.[00:13:00] How ADHD traits have always been part of humanity, just more pronounced in today's world.[00:17:09] The diverse career paths of people with ADHD and the strengths they bring.[00:20:40] Addressing stereotypes and the reality of living with ADHD.[00:25:52] The power of self-awareness and unmasking in safe environments.[00:28:00] A message of hope and the journey toward self-acceptance.In a world quick to label and slow to understand, episodes like this are a gentle reminder that ADHD does not define us—it merely adds to the complexity and richness of who we are. Remember, you're not alone on this journey. Stay tuned for more episodes, and let's continue to learn and grow together.
Smart ADHD Stories: Kerry Jordan
28-03-2024
Smart ADHD Stories: Kerry Jordan
Are you keen to uncover how ADHD influences creativity and entrepreneurship?Curious about transforming ADHD challenges into powerful assets for personal and professional success?Ever wonder how individuals with ADHD navigate their unique journeys towards discovering their passion and purpose?In this episode, we're diving deep into the heart of creativity and ADHD with the fantastic Kerry Jordan, a master of pet photography and an inspiring entrepreneur navigating the vibrant world of creativity with ADHD. Kerry has turned her ADHD challenges into stepping stones for success. Kerry’s journey from battling undiagnosed ADHD to mastering the art of pet photography is nothing short of inspiring. We talk about everything from the rough paths of early education and professional life to the bright moments of discovering her passion and purpose. Kerry sheds light on how ADHD influenced her personal and professional relationships and how she turned those ADHD traits into her greatest assets.Join us as we explore Kerry’s story of transformation, creativity, and self-realization. It’s a tale of emotional ups and downs, relationship dynamics, and finding one’s true calling amidst the noise. Plus, Kerry shares some practical tips and strategies that have helped her manage ADHD and thrive. This episode is a treasure trove of insights, experiences, and encouragement for anyone looking to embrace their unique strengths and navigate the waters of ADHD with confidence.Episode Highlights:00:00 Welcome to the Smart ADHD Podcast: Episode Two02:39 Meet Kerry Jordan: A Story of ADHD and Discovery05:12 The Turning Point: Kerry’s ADHD Revelation13:07 Growing Up Different: Kerry’s Early Years with ADHD20:06 The Emotional Rollercoaster and Finding Oneself25:58 ADHD’s Ripple Effect on Relationships and Coping Mechanisms38:48 Friendships Through the ADHD Lens42:14 A Journey of Responsibility, Discovery, and Growth43:10 Overcoming Career Hurdles and Unleashing Personal Strengths45:25 A Financial Upturn and Career Evolution51:39 The Leap into Creativity and Entrepreneurship59:02 Embracing Photography: Kerry’s True Passion01:09:15 Deep Dive into Relationships and Self-Awareness01:14:48 Looking Ahead: Leveraging ADHD Superpowers for the FutureResources and Links Mentioned:Fur and Fables Website: furandfables.comSmart ADHD Podcast: smartadhd.me"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. CoveyAbout Kerry JordanKerry Jordan, the creative genius behind Fur and Fables, is not just a commercial pet photographer; she's a storyteller who captures the essence of pets and their human companions. Kerry’s journey with ADHD has been one of discovery, growth, and transformation, turning challenges into assets in her creative and business endeavours. As an advocate for recognizing ADHD as a strength, Kerry inspires others to explore and embrace their unique qualities.Connect with Kerry:Website: www.furandfables.comTwitter: @FurAndFablesInstagram: @fur_and_fablesYouTube: @FurandFablesLinkedIn:
What actually is ADHD?
18-03-2024
What actually is ADHD?
Welcome to the first episode of the Smart ADHD Podcast, where we dive deep into the world of ADHD, especially for the smart and creative. I'm your host, Ian Anderson Gray, and in this episode, we're exploring the fundamental question: What actually is ADHD?We're joined by the insightful Dr. Tamara Rosier, author of "Your Brain's Not Broken" and a beacon of knowledge and support in the ADHD community. With a rich background spanning education, leadership consulting, and ADHD coaching, Dr. Rosier brings a wealth of experience and empathy to our discussion.Key Points Discussed:Introduction to ADHD: We start with the basics, breaking down the misconceptions and stigmas surrounding ADHD. Dr. Rosier explains it as a neurological difference, not a defect, highlighting the challenges and strengths that come with it.Emotional Regulation and ADHD: A significant focus is placed on emotional regulation, or often the lack thereof, in individuals with ADHD. Dr. Rosier shares personal anecdotes and professional insights into how this core challenge affects daily life.The ADHD Brain Explained: The conversation delves into the neurological aspects of ADHD, emphasizing the unreliable access to the prefrontal cortex and how it impacts executive functions, emotional responses, and daily tasks.ADHD and Intelligence: Addressing a common myth, Dr. Rosier speaks about the relationship between ADHD and intelligence, reassuring that ADHD does not preclude one from being smart or successful.Living with ADHD: Both Ian and Dr. Rosier share their journeys and struggles with ADHD, offering a candid look into the realities of navigating life, relationships, and work with this condition.Looking Ahead: The episode wraps up with a look forward to Dr. Rosier's upcoming book, "You, Me, And Our ADHD Family," and the importance of understanding ADHD within familial and personal relationships.