Daniel My Brother

Last Update: March 30, 2013
Yes, This blog is inspired by Daniel Euergete's blog. I feel a kinship to Daniel cause we both came in to WA on the same month. I am Adult ADD , and cause of it I struggle with focus on the tasks. The frustration I experience fuels my procrastination. I am a tradesman in the construction industry, and my focus there is fine, cause it is linear thinking. I install flooring . I start the job and finish it, going through the process that I have learned so well, which sometimes can takes days to complete. My attention to detail and aesthetic aim, has earned me a very good reputation locally as the guy you want to have do your job.

When it comes to doing new things, even in the construction industry, I get butterfly's and develop an anxiety toward doing it right. What I have found over and over again is that when i immerse my self in the act of doing, That anxiety subsides as my new task unfolds. The same thing happens when I play my guitar in public, though I can play the song well in my studio, the moment i get up there to preform, I nearly choke, till I begin to play. then usually the notes and lyrics begin to flow. and by the end of the song I have earned an applause, (three people clapping out of maybe fifty) but still... The point is, doing helps the process, not doing compounds the anxiety. This happens to everybody!!! Don't deny it you know its true.

So do you find it easier to begin something when somebody like a Boss is excepting productivity and results. That's what they are there for. Kyle and Carson can give us a lot for our money in the way of training, support and motivation, but they cant glare over our shoulders and poke us with electric cattle prods. I wouldn't like them so much if they did that.
Its up to us to boss Us!

I have a solution.
The Paper Boss. This concept comes to me by way of our stores owner/manager (Merrill Huntsman). Because he has no-one above him to tell him what to-do next. He has created a Paper Boss, a To-Do List written on paper. Not virtual sticky notes on your computer screen, but on a big yellow pad that flips over the top to the next page. You have to have something solid in this virtual empire we are attempting to create here. He runs two columns, One is the list of things to accomplish, and the other is the daily notes relative to the list, sometimes prompting a new entry to the list. Once he crosses off a task, it not only leaves the list but it leaves his mind, unless there is a crumb left in the note side. The page is flipped at the end of the day to the new page. This is his Paper Boss, and he strives to keep him happy. What doesn't get completed that day goes on the new page as a priority. now the Boss is a little peeved with you. So you better get it done today ASAP. A happy boss is a scratched out to-do column with productive notes, because the boss dose like to stay informed. It is proven that hand writing something down increases the power of manifestation of that goal. And when you Ordain that list with authority over yourself, then it becomes more than a piece of paper with chicken scratch on it. It is your Better Half.
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I just found this. Talk about confusion, I'm in it once again. My landlord will not accept my money for rent. It's because I failed to find a job during the month and so I'm to leave tomorrow.

I appreciate your thoughts in this blog. This has been no end of trouble, and now, having not yet submitted my subscription, I might not be in the position to do it now.. I will be homeless again.

Daniel.
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mama2karsten Premium
I think it is a wonderful article and very nice of you to try to help get Daniel re- focused. In this new world of technology and so many things... it is very easy to get distracted...
Thanks for the article... and I think getting back to simple things like yellow legal pads
is a great idea and a fun fresh approach... everything old is new again! :)
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wendyk Premium
I agree that a to do list works. Great idea and I enjoyed reading your post very much. Working from a list is a great way to keep focused on just the one task. For me, it's not about getting stressed or anxious. I am easily distracted. I find working from a list helps me.
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Freedomseekr Premium
Very nice post! I know I too get all stressed out at the thought of doing something new, but once I'm actually doing the new task, I realize it's not that bad...just one step at a time until it is done! Love the idea of a "Paper Boss" by the way!
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Billm Premium
Cacoa boy in SE Idaho, I got as far as "I'm adult ADD". I hope you say that jokingly and are not serious.
If you believe that to be true you need to read the real information about psych labeling of people with invented disorders.
Here are just a few short details from CCHR.org:
"While posing as “authorities” on the mind and mental health, psychiatry has no scientific basis for any of its treatments or methods...
Psychiatric disorders are not medical diseases. There are no lab tests, brain scans, X-rays or chemical imbalance tests that can verify any mental disorder is a physical condition.... psychiatry has repackaged these emotions and behaviors as “disease” in order to sell drugs. ....
Psychiatry’s diagnostic criteria are literally voted into existence and inserted into the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM).....
Psychiatry Admits It Has No Cures ---- “We do not know the causes [of any mental illness]. We don’t have the methods of ‘curing’ these illnesses yet.” —Dr. Rex Cowdry, psychiatrist and director of National Institute of Mental Health ......
Psychiatrists can’t predict what adverse side effects you might experience because not one of them knows how their drugs work.
“Psychiatry makes unproven claims that depression, bipolar illness, anxiety, alcoholism and a host of other disorders are in fact primarily biologic and probably genetic in origin…This kind of faith in science and progress is staggering, not to mention naïve and perhaps delusional.” —Dr. David Kaiser, psychiatrist""

I apologize if it looks like I went off on a tangent here. I see people everyday that have been swindled by the so called psych industry and lives are being destroyed with their 'cures in a pill' mentality. It's all a lie to make money - billions $$$$ worldwide.

So I do hope your comment was not serious, if you were, then please go find out the truth.
And if you want to improve your focus, change your diet and find out from a good nutritionist what's causing your body to not function optimumly. Let me know how you solve your focus problem.
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cacaoboy Premium
Hi Bill M.
I don't take anything for the ADD, I am nutritional savvy as well, whole foods, organic if possible and I stay away from GMO's I have been diagnosed as Adult ADD and I know my parents behaved in the same way as well as two of my older male siblings, pre diagnosis days. i agree with most of what you say. The article really isn't about ADD so much as its about staying on task and accomplishing something here at WA in the form of ROI, and presenting a method of doing so, to help Daniel ( See Daniel's latest blog post )
I like your response ,especially with the referencing. thanks. Cacaoboy

P.S. Raw Organic Cacao Beans are my ADD Meds.
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