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DeShawn Wert
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Coach of Your ADD Answers Coach & Consulting
Coach of Your ADD Answers Coach & Consulting

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My morning walk seemed impossible until I started looking at it in a whole new way...then it became imperative. What gives? 
#ADHDhelp   #coaching   #findingsuccess   #strategiesthatwork  
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Alan Brown says:
Each year, about half of us make New Year’s resolutions.
 
Then, over 90% of those resolutions sputter and fail.
 
So how ‘bout this: don’t @#$%! bother.
 
I have a better suggestion: New Year’s solutions.
 
There are many reasons resolutions have such a hellacious fail rate, and I’ll share the top 4 of those with you.
 
But more importantly, if you’re tired of making resolutions (or any long-term goals) and being repeatedly disappointed – maybe even angry with yourself, click here to learn how you can have some real, attainable solutions that WILL work in the coming year.
 
And it ain’t rocket science. It’s a 5-step formula that leverages abundance, gratitude and happiness for a high-probability success rate. Read it here at the Crusher Blog.
 
Don’t contribute to the resolvers’ 90% fail rate! Work these 5 simple steps and you’ll have a 90% shot at some real solutions.
 
Abundant blessings to all…
 
-Alan
 
P.S. – I’m doing a couple of great online presentations early in the New Year and perhaps you can make it to one or both…
 
On January 7th at 8 pm EST Jeff Copper will host me as we discuss “How to Execute for Real Change” – ways to make things HAPPEN! It’s totally free -- more info here.
 
And register here for my “Practical Zen Brain Hacks For Organizing Your Life” teleclass. It’s January 5 at 8pm EST, offered by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. It’s free for ICD subscribers and only $39 for non subscribers (regularly $49). Space is limited so register now!
 
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Check out this excerpt from Harvard Magazine in an article called "Thinking Conceptually" sharing the research connection between #executivefunction and cognitive skills in young children and older adults in decline. It had lots of great caveats but of course my eye was drawn to this....

"Last November, psychologists at New York University published a study showing that kindergarteners in a program focused on strengthening their executive function demonstrated large gains in math, reading, and vocabulary—and the effect was particularly large for children in low-income schools".

I'm still looking for the New York study mentioned here but our kids are not blank slates you pour information into and they spit it out in test format...it is developed and constructed; It's tested, manipulated, articluated in the manner that their brain processes information. It makes sense to them but may not be convenient for you, oh testing gods!

I guess what I'm trying to say is when the education system focuses on developing stronger inhibitory control and working memory, which is linked to skills development and cognitive gains, THAT will be a day we truly differentiate and honor what students bring to the classroom, rather than bending them to the graded curriculum, identified standards and unrealistic expectations.
http://harvardmagazine.com/2015/01/thinking-conceptually
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Check out this excerpt from Harvard Magazine in an article called "Thinking Conceptually" sharing the research connection between executive function and cognitive skills in young children and older adults in decline. It had lots of great caveats but of course my eye was drawn to this....

"Last November, psychologists at New York University published a study showing that kindergarteners in a program focused on strengthening their executive function demonstrated large gains in math, reading, and vocabulary—and the effect was particularly large for children in low-income schools".
I'm still looking for the New York study mentioned here but our kids are not blank slates you pour information into and they spit it out in test format...it is developed and constructed; It's tested, manipulated, articluated in the manner that their brain processes information. It makes sense to them but may not be convenient for you, oh, testing gods!

I guess what I'm trying to say is when the education system focuses on developing stronger inhibitory control and working memory, which is linked to skills development and cognitive gains, THAT will be a day we truly differentiate and honor what students bring to the classroom, rather than bending them to the graded curriculum, identified standards and unrealistic expectations.
http://harvardmagazine.com/2015/01/thinking-conceptually

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LOL!  Thanks for sharing, Jeff!
Amuse Me Tuesday!  They say laughter is the best medicine so why not check out our cartoon book featuring one-of-a-kind cartoons for a good laugh!  http://www.digcoaching.com/cartoon/ 
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Hello All-
I wanted to share an opportunity with you in the Phoenix, AZ area coming May 1-3 2015. The ADHD Coaches Association (ACO) is an young but international organization looking for presenters, exhibitors and sponsors to help the ADHD coaching community with growing clients, personal branding, and other important areas necessary for being savvy entrepreneurs.
Dates are May 1-3 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. The deadline for presentations is December 1, so you need to move quick on the presenting part. https://www.etouches.com/eselect/aco2015 I'll also share exhibit and sponsorship opportunities for business with you as they become more available. Please pass this one and consider it for yourselves!
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