I live by the timer. I don’t have Attention Deficit Disorder but I definitely have my own form of ADD – Attention Distraction Disorder (there is also a third form – Attachment Deficit Disorder, when a person sends an email and forgets to attach their document). I am very easily distracted and understand my triggers and what I need to do to overcome them. One thing that helps is the timer. I use the Pomodoro Technique and Timecap my Timesucks™.
1) You probably don’t need it. Be realistic with how much time you’ll have, where you are going and what you will do. If you are going to be in meetings from 8am-8pm, you probably don’t need a casual outfit beyond what you wear on the plane.
Think for a moment….who is on your A-Team? Do you surround yourself with people you can learn from? Who are better than you at whatever aspect of your life you are trying to improve on, i.e.business, finance, public speaking, health?
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