How to Change Your Outlook on Life, with Anders Fabech Rønnau
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What happens when a furniture designer and a PhD in applied physics decides to change his life and then help others do the same? You get this week’s guest, Anders Fabech Rønnau.
Despite being a Ph.D. in Applied Physics and a Furniture Designer, he is now a leading ADHD Coach and ADHD Coach Trainer in Denmark, and has taught parenting programs since 2010 and ADHD Coach training since 2012. His primary focus is on ADHD, however, his methods work very well with differently wired people with Asperger’s, OCD, Tourette’s and other diagnoses – as well as ”normal” people with ”normal problems”.
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In this episode, Peter and Anders discuss:
- Anders’ story (02:49)
- What is cognitive enhancement (06:21)
- Transforming your brain (07:29)
- Mind vs brain (10:45)
- Working with metaphors (11:11)
- Types of patients and trends in Denmark (12:58)
- Medication and working with kids (14:19)
- Anger issues (16:50)
- Message to parents (18:08)
- Defeating imposter syndrome (20:08)
- Transforming ADHD (Anders’ Website)
- Special gift for FTN listeners from Anders (Here) /FTN
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So glad to hear him use the term “impostor syndrome” and describe how that works. Although I’m in a career I love, and am now earning a fantastic salary, I am always checking over my shoulder, thinking that somebody will eventually recognize that I don’t belong here. I didn’t “earn” the right to have this position (no University degree), or that, because I don’t socialize with the other staff, I’m not a good “fit”. In my mind, that has always made me an impostor. Armed with his definition, and suggestions for change, I think I can finally tackle this one hurdle.
Thanks again Peter, for bringing us another great podcast.