Spin the Random Wheel, Then Do Valuable Work

When you have ADHD, you are a pro at getting distracted. You have deep thoughts, but problem is, you have too many.

So how do you stay productive?

The key to success is focus action. So you know you need to take focus action, but how?

You need to create a plan and follow it. You need a grand vision, and a system to remember it.

But day to day, how do you stay focus?

Know that you are random.

Spin the wheel, till it lands on something valuable, then go deep.

 

 

First Chrome Extension Installed on a New Browser

Update: Thanks to ThisAsYou on Reddit, brought to my attention that LastPass has lots of vulnerabilities. So I will most likely switch off of them to something else. Perhaps 1Password.

—-

So I’m trying out Vivaldi which is a “power-browser” (highly customizable) browser built by a co-founder of Opera browser, built on top of Chrome.

The biggest selling point for me is that it supports Chrome Extensions.

The first browser extension I downloaded and the one extension I couldn’t live without is LastPass.

LastPass is simply amazing. Easily remember and generate secure passwords. Important notes. I even put my credit-card numbers in it… not sure if that’s recommended or not.

Login is a breeze, so quick.

The #1 complaint I hear about password managers from people is that they’re scared to put all their passwords into one place. It’s actually more secure to use different passwords than to use the same (or derivative passwords) on multiple websites.

LastPass encryption is no joke. There’s a better chance of a 3rd party website getting hacked than your LastPass account getting compromised.
Highly recommend LastPass. 1Password is also good, if you aren’t using a password manager, you don’t know what you’re missing.

 

I use to use 1Password which is also great. Reason I switched to LastPass.

 

 

Don’t Forget the Mundane or Super Important Things with these 2 Apps

TL;DR – Check out HomeRoutines and Due for routines and reminders if you are highly forgetful.

As a person with ADHD, we tend to get carried away when we’re hyper-focused. Where did the time go? Who knows. Bunny rabbits.

I was trying out some apps recently I got from this list and two that are really beneficial are called HomeRoutines and Due.

Continue reading “Don’t Forget the Mundane or Super Important Things with these 2 Apps”

I can’t write

The thought of writing is painful. 

I don’t want to get started. Honestly, the only way I think I can write is to build it into a habit. So it’s more automatic muscle memory than “will power”. I also thought about maybe writing short blog posts, as a series as well. 

Less Focus

Okay so I didn’t stick with the name ZenSaaS. Typical. I have tons of domain names that I do not use.

I changed domain names again. If you reading this on March 2017, the current moniker is “Less Focus”.

Because focus is a problem for me. Well it’s something to be managed at least.

I think I have ADHD-PI.

What is ADHD-PI?

It stands for attention-deficit hyper-active disorder predominantly inattentive. This use to be just called ADD. Meaning I have the AD part without the HD. Meaning I have my heads in the clouds a lot, day dreams a lot, and lose track of time a lot.

I’m also forgetful, bad with names, bad with dates / times. Mind’s always busy & restless.

How did I discover this?

I was doing some market research for OrgNote. Looking at who uses similar products. And I found the ADHD community are really into productivity tools.

So am I!

The more I read up on ADHD and it’s affects, the more I saw myself. It wasn’t even that surprising reading some of the things. Because I lived it, so it seems normal.

But I guess it’s not “normal”.

Things to Do

  1. Get a proper diagnosis.
  2. Learn how to tame this gift.

Hopefully I “stick with it”, (the discovery stuff) and blog more about it here, in the “Less Focus” blog, my journey of productivity, entrepreneurship & add.

The Perfect Name

What’s with us and choosing the perfect name?

For me, I feel like the perfect name speaks for itself. That’s why I spend so much time on it. That’s why I think about it while sleeping. That’s why I spend so much time doing “market research”.

A perfect name, speaks volumes.

Or at least that’s what I tell myself. Maybe it doesn’t matter. Maybe you should pick one and move on.

The best course I took on naming things was Rachel Rodgers, “Ready, Name, Fire!”

The best advice I got on naming something was, if you wake up the next morning and it’s still on your mind, then it’s a good name.

So the interim name for this blog is Zen SAAS.