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The REAL Reasons we get DISTRACTED & the Proven Ways to GET FOCUSED! by Shelley Mitchell

The REAL Reasons we get DISTRACTED & the Proven Ways to GET FOCUSED! by Shelley Mitchell

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WHAT keeps stopping you, slowing you down on getting in your way of HAVING what you really want?

(ADHD or not… the answer is usually the same)
I ask this question of my potential clients who come to me because they are ready to move to the next level in their business.
It’s also the same questions I ask my current clients who gets stuck.
We ALL Get STUCK from time to time but do want to know what the #1 answer is I hear from 99% of folks?
“I can’t stay FOCUSED” – OR – “I keep getting DISTRACTED”…
DISTRACTIONS or “not being able to FOCUS” is the number #1 KILLER of our success!  (in our business, our lives, our health, our relationships, our careers and the list goes on!)
So my blog this week is about…

The REAL Reasons we get DISTRACTED & the Proven Ways to GET FOCUSED!

First of all, we may not realize this but FOCUS is a limited resource.

YUP!  We keep trying to find “more” FOCUS when we have used it all up on something else.

Knowing that it’s limited, you have to CHOOSE what you want to use it for.

Here are some causes of “DISTRACTIONS” which cause us to use up our FOCUS resource and have nothing left for what we thought we wanted it for.

1.  You are using up your FOCUS on the wrong things – 

According to Psychology Today, “Every time you focus your attention you use a measurable amount of glucose and other metabolic resources. Studies show that each task you do tends to make you less effective at the next task, and this is especially true for high-energy tasks like self control or decision making so distractions really take their toll.”

FIX – “Know” that your FOCUS is limited and actually make conscious choices to how you want to use it. A daily plan could act like a checkbook register for how you want to spend your FOCUS.

2.  It might not be IN YOU to actually get it done – 

Another conversation I have a lot, including when I’m talking to my son which he working 6 days a week at his intensive summer sales job is about trying to force yourself to do something that really isn’t IN YOU to do…

 If something is not in line with your internal values (and you may not even know what those are) then no matter how hard you try to do something,

SOMETHING ELSE will always seem to get in the way.

So while you are beating yourself up over and over again for “not getting something done”, the truth is… that your values are talking to your brain and preventing you from doing it.

And now you are exhausted and feel worthless and wonder “why can’t I just get that done?”.

FIX – I suggest you get in tune with what those values are and create your to-do list from things that will SUPPORT what you truly want to accomplish and not what you THINK you SHOULD BE doing. A “Values” test through a coach or the “The Passion Test” which we do for our Get Your IPA On clients is a great resource.

3.  “Winging It” is NOT a Plan – 

We get up, have an idea of what needs to happen, make the coffee, start getting ready for the day and you head to the office (in home or out) and 3 hours surprisingly pass and you have NO IDEA what happened. You were working, you were busy and you knew there was something you NEEDED to do because you couldn’t sleep the night before thinking about it. But something else happened, something went wrong, someone had a problem for you to solve, the traffic was bad or the dog got sick, who knows….

If you aren’t planning out your day, IN WRITING, and the things you are planning are not in line with your biggest priorities and your values, it really isn’t going to get done unless you just happen to get lucky.

FIX – Have a DAILY plan, a weekly plan and an overall VISION/MISSION for your life and business at a minimum. We focus on 30 days and 90 days at a time with our clients at My Personal Business Coach because we are working on adding an extra 6 figures to our business each year.

Your Daily Plan should have specific STEPS that are moving your vision/mission and GOALS forward and they should be quantifiable. (you should be able to “measure” them.)

4.  It’s Not In the Calendar – 

I created the Daily Success Planner after having thousands of people love the Weekly Success Planner. I’m a master at getting things done… but only when it’s IN MY PLANNER.

When I started working with my Health Coach, I agreed to drink a greenie each day. But each time I met with her, I had accomplished a LOT each week but that was the one thing that never happened. SOMETHING always got in the way. We were both stumped!

She called me one day and very loudly said “I figured it out!”. You are NOT drinking your greenies because there’s no place in your new Daily Success Planner for this. She said she “knew that I didn’t do anything unless it was in my planner”…  We discovered that I had incorporated the self-care piece in my Weekly Success Planner but didn’t carry it over to the Daily Planner.

SO, as you will see, PRIORITY #2 is now “ZEN” which is the place I put that one simple thing I can do for myself each day.

FIX – If it’s not worth tracking, it’s not worth doing. SCHEDULE what is important to you and hold that appointment with yourself. Give it the importance it deserves.

5.  The Oreo’s Have Voices! – 

One of my philosophies on how help our clients is to use the “OREOS IN THE PANTRY” method. That’s how I explain to my clients about what I do to help them. ELIMINATING the distractions are important. No one has the perfect willpower, 100% of the time.

If I was a health coach and we were cutting out sugar, we would throw the oreos OUT because we all know that they start calling our name from the pantry in the middle of the night.

I help my clients determine what the “oreos” are in their business and their life that are preventing them from accomplishing things that move their business forward.

FIX – You have to ask yourself the question “what got in my way this time?” and really think about it. Figure out what your “oreos” are and then throw them out, or give them away to someone really skinny 🙂


Get Your Weekly Success Planner and the DAILY Success Planner HERE – as my gift to you.  DOWNLOAD PLANNERS NOW

In order to know and FOCUS on what’s really important, I want to share this with you.


Succeed with ADHD Telesummit! (starts on 7/13)

Like Willy Wonka and his chocolate bar, your Golden Ticket is to the Succeed with ADHD Telesummit where you can learn all the secrets from ADHD experts on how to succeed with ADHD!

All you have to do is reserve your seat by clicking here:

Starting TOMORROW July 13, you can listen in to this 5th annual Succeed with ADHD Telesummit and hear from more than 20 of the world’s leading ADHD experts (including me) as we share our most up-to-date information, tips, strategies and techniques for succeeding with ADHD.

In fact, I will be there talking about…….ADHD is a gift!  10 Keys to leverage this gift to succeed in business and career (and yes, make more money!)
It costs you nothing to listen to all the speakers and you will have access to the best resources in the country regrading ADHD, Autism, your kids/teens, and MUCH MORE.  Click here for a taste of what you will learn…

Want to know the secrets to succeeding with ADHD?

Things that will help you…

  • Create a more satisfying sexual relationship with your partner
  • Get unstuck and into action
  • Eliminate homework battles and enjoy your children
  • Tame that mess, to do list, boredom and procrastination
  • Leverage your creativity into productivity in life and business
  • Advocate for your adopted ADHD child or at risk teen

– See more at:

Once again, this one-of-a-kind Succeed with ADHD Telesummit starts Monday, July 13 and lasts one week, and I want to invite you to attend as my guest, completely f.ree of charge.

That’s right – there is no charge to listen in to these experts share their experience and behind the scenes answer for succeeding with ADHD!

?Don’t worry, if you can’t attend a call live, you will have access to the replays for 24 hours! Laurie is making this so easy…right?!

So, to grab your spot and listen in to all this great information, you simply need CLICK HERE to grab your spot!

3 Easy Ways To Build Your List in less than 2 weeks! 

(Sunday, 7pm, 7/12) click here to register!


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SUNDAY NIGHT! – Our weekly  CATAPULT Your Cash Flow! Expert Webinar Series- free training with Shelley Mitchell and special expert guests.

This week – Shelley and her LIST BUILDING SECRETS!!!
Build Your List – Build Your Business – Build Your Bank Account!

(Sunday, 7pm, 7/12) click here to register!

EMERGENT SOUL 2nd Annual Conference

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Emergent Soul is not just a conference. It is a community of like minded individuals who want to create and live their best life. Expand their happiness and love like they have never before. Our interactive workshops and engaging sessions will put you on the path to achieving your best life.
Click here to Register or get more information!

BEYOND CIRCUMSTANCE is coming to South Florida!

with Belanie Dishong (Aug. 18th and 19th)

Have you had a vision or desire to make something happen, and it is so clear that you KNOW it’s possible?

…only you come up against an obstacle?  Then suddenly, frustration and resignation set in.

There is a SOLUTION for what’s been
getting in your way!

In the Beyond Circumstances workshop, you discover exactly what limits your ability to produce different results.

In only two days:

       • Your life is transformed.

       • You break through what keeps you stuck.

       • Your patterns STOP!

The Beyond Circumstances™ workshop is the flagship Live At Choice™ program.  In just two days, it produces change that leads to:

       • Peace, clarity and freedom

       • More effective living

       • Happier and healthier families

       • Powerful, loving relationships

       • Financial and career transformation

Life becomes free of old ways of thinking and new choices become clear.  This workshop breathes life into forgotten dreams.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (my C-Suite Private Clients get TICKETS from me as a gift)

Speaking Empire

Speaking & Marketing Academy

Empowering Leaders To Empower The World

Tampa, FL  July 24th – 26th, 2015

For this, you have to REQUEST an invitation to even attend but please let them know that I referred you and that will help you be able to get in. CLICK HERE TO REQUEST AN INVITATION or Find Out More…


Do you ever feel like everyone else knows something you don’t?

Like they accessed a private Pinterest board that provided all the answers to how to have a great relationship, breeze through parenting, maintain an organized house/office or arrive on time for everything?!

Well, it’s your turn to get the inside scoop!

I am excited to tell you about The Succeed with ADHD Telesummit that my colleague Laurie Dupar is hosting July 13-17. She has invited me and 20 other

speakers to share with you some of our best strategies and secrets for succeeding with ADHD…and I want you to be my guest!

Here’s the information: Succeed with ADHD Telesummit — July 13-17, 2015

Listen in from the comfort of your own home or workplace (or gym, beach,

car…wherever you can get a phone or internet signal), to the calls completely f.ree of charge! There are four segments each day packed with great information.

That’s right, there is no cost to you to join me and all the other speakers…amazing, right?!

Interested? Find out more at:

I know that summer time can be unpredictable and if you are worried that you won’t be able to listen in to all of the calls? No problem!!

Along with no cost, Laurie is recording the segments and you will have 24-hour access to the replay. Pretty cool!

Questions? No problem! Email for answers. Laurie’s got a great team to answer your questions.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the guest experts and the title of their talks that will be joining me on the Succeed with ADHD telesummit:

Dr. Billi Bittan of AttentionB – “Become the Chief Executive of Your Executive Functions”
Alan Brown of ADD Crusher – “Getting Unstuck: The Magic of Smart Self-Analysis
Jeff Copper of Attention Talk Radio – “Driven by Boredom”
Tiffany Criswell, Author – “My Journey with ADD: Denial or IGNORance Will Not Take Away a Mental Disability”
Casey Dixon of Dixon Life Coaching- “Your ADHD Road Trip –> Destination Mindfulness”
Laurie Dupar of Coaching for ADHD – “ADHD Coaches Needed! How to Help Others with ADHD and Make a Difference”
Lynne Edris, ACG – “10 Simple Rules for ADHD-Friendly Organization!”
Rick Green of – “Creative? Yes! Productive? No.”
Jared and DeAnn Jennette of Embrace Parent Coaching – “Adoption and ADHD: Three Keys to Calming the Storm”
Leslie Josel of Order Out of Chaos – “It’s 10:00PM: Have You Done Your Homework Yet? Tips, Tools and Techniques for Teaching Your Teen Time Management”
Roya Kravetz of ADHD Success Coaching – “When it’s More Than ADHD”
Randy Kulman – “Why Your Kid with ADHD Should (or Should Not) Play Video Games”
Tara McGillicuddy of and ADHD Support Talk Radio – “The Importance of Effective Self-Care when you have ADD / ADHD”
Shelley Mitchell of My Personal Business Coach – “ADHD is a GIFT! 10 Keys To Leveraging Your ADHD for Business SUCCESS (and Yes, Making More Money)”
Dana Rayburn of Effortless Living – “Taming Your Task List”
Rudy Rodriguez – “Time Management for Unmanageable People”
Jodi Sleeper-Triplett of JST Coaching and Training – “Managing the Stress of Life Transitions”
Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster of ImpactADHD – “What Parenting Style Works Best for ADHD Kids?”
Ari Tuckman, PsyD – “ADHD, Relationships, and Sex: Way Too Important to Ignore”
Robert Tudisco, Esq. – “NAVIGATING THE PERFECT STORM: When School Discipline and Criminal Prosecution Collide”

Be sure you don’t miss out.

Grab your spot for this one of a kind f.ree event:

Be the one with all the answers for success…this is the telesummit to help you achieve that with your ADHD.

I hope you can join me!

Shelley Mitchell - My Personal Business Coach

FACT!  Only 22% of high school students with ADHD/ADD go on to college

FACT!  As little as 5% of college students with ADHD/ADD actually graduate from college

FACT!  I want to CHANGE these facts and need your help!

Not only am I a Business Coach who has a specialty working with Entrepreneurs and people with ADHD, I’m also a parent of a high school student with ADD.  While I’m not taking on individual students as clients, I do have open spots in my practice for Parents who want to either improve their own knowledge and skills or need a coach to work with both parents and students together

FACT!  Statistics are MEANT to be CHALLENGED and CHANGED! 

I also have ADHD/ADD and wasn’t diagnosed until I was 39 years old.  While it was a struggle to get into college, and I went to few, and while it took me…

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