This may sound funny as someone who makes a living in the business of productivity, but here it is. I hate the word productivity. (Should have thought of that before we named our business, huh?) What is Productivity? Productivity is a measure of output: how many tasks you completed, how much work you did, how [...]
Failure can be your best teacher, but nobody likes to fail. How can we resolve these two things so that you can learn from your failures without feeling like one? Consider using different language to reframe your failures as learning opportunities. With my coaching clients, we call this the Learning/Action Model. Each week, a client [...]
We often hear people say in passing "I must have ADHD" when they do something that they think is an ADHD tendency. The reality is that ADHD is different for everyone who has it. Some people with ADHD will have a hard time focusing, some will have a hard time stopping their focus, and most [...]
Do you write down all of your to-do’s and find that you never complete the list? Are you one of those people who writes “make list” just so you can cross it off? I’ve gone through the same issues myself, and I still struggle with them. But I want to share with you some of [...]
The Pomodoro Technique® just might be one of my favorite time management tools, and not just because it features a lovely vegetable (or wait, is it a fruit?) shaped kitchen timer as its hallmark. For those unfamiliar, the Pomodoro Technique® is ridiculously simple. The idea is to break your work down into 25 minute intervals [...]
Shelly Collins, Productivity + ADHD Coach and founding partner of Gateway Productivity (formerly Gateway Organizers), appeared on the ADHD reWired podcast to discuss organizing techniques for those with ADHD. Listen to the podcast.
Hi, I'm Shelly. I'm an Organizer + Coach and I specialize in working with clients with ADHD. I was also recently diagnosed with ADHD. The irony in this was all too real as I sat talking to the psychiatrist I had just met, especially when he asked what I do for a living. Oh, [...]