In this interview, you’ll learn about how to navigate your motivation and find ways to thrive in your career and your side projects. This interview features author Jesse Anderson. If you struggle with focus, then this episode is for you.
Highlights from the interview:
- Jesse did not get diagnosed with ADHD until later in life.
- When he was younger, he struggled with doing math as a kid even when he was good at it.
- Why his parents didn’t understand how his brain worked.
- Understanding how his brain worked and what motivated him.
- Getting tested for ADHD.
- Researching ADHD and what he discovered.
- What came out of his research.
- The 4 Cs system that he uses to help him complete a project.
- How he leverages novelty to help him get started and finish a task.
- Finding motivational leverage points that helped him finish his book.
- Malcolm in the Middle story about the Dad who struggles with ADHD. (Captures ADHD perfectly)
- Finding the trigger that helps you focus back on what matters so you can complete your goal.
- How labeling his emotional regulation issue helped him be more conscious of his choices instead of letting anger take over.
- Using the “history reflection” framework to help him regulate his emotions.
- Getting back in the drivers seat with our emotions.
- Why so many people struggle with emotional literacy.
- Our body’s physical prediction model.
- Capturing the learnings from a project to one day share with others.
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