ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life: Strategies that Work from a Professional Organizer and a Renowned ADD Clinician

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life: Strategies that Work from a Professional Organizer and a Renowned ADD Clinician

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by Judith Kolberg
     
 

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Organizing books fall short of addressing the unique needs of adults with ADD. They fail to understand the clinical picture of ADD and how it impacts the organizing process often making their advice irrelevant or frustrating when put into application. Books about ADD may address organization/disorganization but do

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Over 100,000 Copies Sold!

Organizing books fall short of addressing the unique needs of adults with ADD. They fail to understand the clinical picture of ADD and how it impacts the organizing process often making their advice irrelevant or frustrating when put into application. Books about ADD may address organization/disorganization but do so in a cursory fashion and on a very small scale in what are usually long books on the subject. This is a book that has ADD-Friendly advice with the ADDer in mind. This collaboration brings forth the best underlying understanding with the most effective and practical remedy from ADD experts in two important fields -- professional organization and clinical psychology. Finally, it offers organizing advice that ranges from self-help to utilizing the help of non-professionals, to using professional assistance. Thus it permits the reader to decide where they are at personally in the organizing process, and what level of support will be most beneficial to their unique situation.

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ADD-Friendly Ways To Organize Your Life was a godsend for me when it was first published in 2002, coming out as I had just begun to grapple with my own ADD challenges. It soon became one of the most referenced books in my library. With this new, even-friendlier edition, Kohlberg and Nadeau have produced a book chock full of great ideas, but not just on organizing. They also speak to how the ADD brain is wired. That’s important, because without self-knowledge, all the organizing tips in the world won’t help for long. Of special note in this new book is the section on getting organized in the digital world. Those chapters alone are worth the price of the book! ~Paul O’Connor, Master Certified ADHD Coach, Secretary, The Professional Association Of ADHD Coaches

ADD-Friend Ways to Organize Your Life is a must read for my organizing clients and anyone that faces daily ADHD challenges. This comprehensive, easy to read book is packed full of helpful organizing ideas and strategies. Readers can apply these life changing methods immediately, to fit their specific needs. The new chapters give readers updated real life solutions to financial and digital management issues. ~Randi Lyman, CPO-CD® and Owner of A Helping Hand

This is the organizing book that ADDers should own; all other fall short to this jewel. It’s a treasure trove of tips, techniques, and strategies that are current, easy to read, quick to implement, and empowering in your life. The synergy of this dynamic duo is so powerful to the ADHD world; Nadeau is an amazing clinician and Kolberg is one of the foremost leaders in professional organizing. ~Denise Allan CPO, CPO-CD, Board Member of ADD Resources

If you have ADD and are reading an organizing book that's for non-ADDers, it's like taking an allergy pill for a sore knee: you won't find relief. Get solutions that work right away with ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life. The user-friendly design allows you to address issues individually. Trouble making decisions? Skip to that chapter. Need to tackle the paper pile? Go straight to that section. You'll find specific, practical advice to implement yourself and with support. This is the best book available on organizing with ADD. ~Kate Varness, CPO-CD, COC, MA, Editor of The ICD Guide to Challenging Disorganization: For Professional Organizers

When you notice yourself silently shouting, "Ah-ha!" and "Oh, yeah!" as the book unfolds, you know you've found yourself a winner. If you have ADD and want to get control of your life, prepare for lots of this kind of response to the insightful and practical writing of Kolberg and Nadeau. While reflecting their years of successfully helping ADD clients, they manage to make their up-to-date information not only useful but FUN. Thanks a bunch, you two. It's good to know somebody understands —and can help. This book does both. ~Sandra Felton The Organizer Lady®, Author of 5 Days to a Clutter Free House, and Founder of Messies Anonymous

As a professional organizer, I really appreciate the three levels presented in this book. It requires an active and optimistic approach from the client. The levels are like a navigation system, each level showing new roads and shortcuts, but the client is always responsible for the next step or the engagement of the next level. That’s what I love about this book most of all: there is no more "waiting to be rescued", no more excuses to sit back or give up. The simple and attainable strategies will boost our clients self-confidence and will help them prosper.~Hilde Verdijk, CPO-CD®, MRPO®, Yourganize Professional Organizing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135450748
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/04/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
247,197
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Judith Kolberg is a Professional Organizer in Atlanta, Georgia and the founder of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization.

Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Chesapeake Psychological Service in Bethesda, Maryland.

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ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised that the size of the book is larger than many other ADD books and so is the Print itself. The set up of the book is VERY "ADD Friendly". Main ideas are bulleted and highlighted. There are also review sections at end of each chapter. There are some very useful charts and even some a few pictures of specific organizing tools. The ideas and suggestion given in this book may be be very helpful to people with ADD. There are some great suggestion that seem too easy to help but as somebody who has used many of them, they do help.
Mable239 More than 1 year ago
I purchased and began reading this book to find tips to help my son get organized. What I found were hundreds of tips to help ME get organized! This book is organized very well and made to be a quick and easy read and reference. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wonder how many reviews will be written about this book, since someone with ADD will probably put off writing one. On the other hand, a person with ADD might micro-focus on cleaning out their email and avoid doing other things. Well, I understand this better now after reading this book (actually, my wife read it to me, since I'm always too busy procrastinating to read anything). There are many useful tips for organizing and understanding how things work and how to get the most out of the little details in ones life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a grandmother and was very surprised at how much this book has helped me after just the first quick read through. Unfortunately, I've managed to lose my copy (library book)! But, I will be buying my own copy. BTW, I have many other books that I bought to read on behalf of another family member that I thought could benefit from it. Ha!; guess I couldn't see the forest for the trees...
CasualUnclutterer More than 1 year ago
I had an unusual reaction to this book. ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life an excellent resource for ADD-abled people because it is explicitly formatted for people with ADD - they can usually read it, when other traditionally-formatted books on the subject might not work for them at all. I LOVE to read. I had a horrible time trying to read this book. It was HARD. It was almost as if, because, at least as far as I know, I don't have ADD, the book was fighting against me. That was a VERY instructive experience.  Kinda like wearing a blindfold for a day to try to understand what it's like to be blind. Lauren Williams, Casual Uncluttering LLC, Woodinville, WA USA
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