209: The Wall of Awful™ with Brendan Mahan

I’m excited to share our first guest call for the 2021 season in the Embracing Intensity Community with Brendan Mahan, of ADHD Essentials, on the Wall of Awful!

From Brendan’s website:

“Everyone fails. Some, like those with executive function challenges, fail more than others.

Each failure brings negative emotions – guilt, disappointment. These smaller emotions become stronger feelings of anxiety, shame and even loneliness if one is repeatedly rejected because of their errors. Each time these negative emotions are experienced, another brick is placed into that person’s Wall of Awful.

The Wall of Awful is the emotional barrier that prevents us from initiating tasks and taking the risks necessary to make reach our goals. It is the emotional consequence of having ADHD and it must be understood to be overcome.

Let me help you climb your Wall of Awful™.

Get the free e-book “5 Ways to Overcome The Wall of Awful” here!”

The Wall of Awful

In this episode:

  • Who is Brendan?

  • What is the Wall of Awful?

  • How do we get past the Wall of Awful?

  • Brendan’s perspective on ADHD

  • Being a leader and creating your own narratives around neurodiversity.


Brendan’s Website

Embracing Intensity Community

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