In a captivating episode of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast, co-host Lynne Edris is joined by productivity expert Alan Brown to tackle the common frustration of not being able to accomplish everything we plan in a day. Together, they delve into the reasons behind this challenge and offer practical strategies to boost productivity by trying less.

Lynne and Alan acknowledge that it’s common for individuals to feel frustrated when they can’t complete all their planned tasks in a day. They highlight the importance of understanding the underlying factors that contribute to this issue and offer valuable insights to help listeners overcome this productivity challenge.

Alan introduces the concept of “trying less” as a counterintuitive approach to productivity. Instead of piling up an overwhelming to-do list and attempting to accomplish it all, he suggests focusing on prioritizing tasks and creating a more realistic workload. By reducing the number of tasks and commitments, individuals can alleviate the pressure and set themselves up for success.

The co-hosts identify two key culprits that hinder productivity: overestimating our capacity and underestimating the time required for tasks. They explain that individuals often overestimate their ability to complete tasks and underestimate the time needed for each task. This mismatch between expectations and reality leads to feelings of frustration and a perceived lack of productivity.

To address these challenges, Lynne and Alan offer practical strategies for better time management and task prioritization. They stress the importance of breaking tasks down into smaller, manageable steps and setting realistic deadlines. By adopting a more realistic approach to time estimation and task planning, individuals can enhance their productivity and experience a greater sense of accomplishment.

Furthermore, Lynne and Alan discuss the significance of self-awareness and self-compassion in boosting productivity. They emphasize the importance of recognizing personal limitations and avoiding self-judgment. Instead of being overly critical of oneself, they encourage listeners to practice self-compassion and embrace the idea that it’s okay to not accomplish everything in a given day.

Throughout the episode, Lynne and Alan provide practical tips to help listeners maximize their productivity. They suggest implementing strategies such as time blocking, where individuals allocate specific time periods for focused work, and utilizing productivity tools to manage tasks and deadlines effectively. By adopting these techniques, individuals can enhance their time management skills and work more efficiently.

The co-hosts also emphasize the value of prioritization and focusing on high-value tasks. They discuss the importance of identifying the most important and impactful tasks and dedicating energy and resources to those. By prioritizing tasks based on their significance and aligning them with personal goals, individuals can make better use of their time and increase their overall productivity.

In conclusion, the episode featuring Alan Brown joining Lynne Edris on the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast sheds light on the challenges of not being able to accomplish everything we plan in a day. By adopting the “try less” approach, individuals can reduce overwhelm and improve their productivity. Through strategies such as realistic task planning, time estimation, and task prioritization, listeners can enhance their ability to complete tasks and experience a greater sense of accomplishment. With self-awareness and self-compassion, individuals can navigate productivity challenges more effectively and cultivate a healthier and more balanced approach to their work and daily lives.

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Alan P. Brown is An ADHD/productivity coach, host of Crusher™TV (, and the creative force behind ADD Crusher™, the award-winning video series designed for ADHD teens and adults. Undiagnosed for decades, Alan’s untreated ADHD manifested in underachievement, failed relationships, substance abuse, and worse. Once diagnosed, he found it difficult to learn coping strategies from books, so he developed his own evidence-based brain hack strategies while building a successful advertising career and several start-ups. A featured presenter at ADHD conferences in the U.S. and abroad and a TEDx speaker, he is the #1 best-selling author of Zen and the Art of Productivity. Get Alan’s free eBook, 5 Things You’re Doing Every Day that Make Your ADHD Worse, at

Podcast Co-Host Lynne Edris is a Productivity & ADHD Coach who helps overwhelmed professionals from all over the world learn to accomplish what they intend and take control of their days with ease so that they can perform at the level of their abilities and have more time, more energy and more bandwidth for what matters most to them. Lynne is a woman, wife, and mom with ADHD herself, so she understands the struggles and challenges of living with ADHD. She has gone from living in the constant state of chaos, overwhelm, and under-performance that adults with ADHD know far too well, to living a life of more success and fulfillment than she once dreamed possible. Her passion is to help others fulfill their own potential and start “firing on all cylinders” in all areas of your life. You can learn more about Lynne at, and text keyword “HACK” to 33777 to get her 7 Fool-Proof Productivity Hacks for overwhelmed professionals!

ADHD Support Talk Radio is an award winning Podcast for Adults with ADD / ADHD. Co-hosts Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris are joined by Adult ADHD experts and they cover important topics related to Adult ADD / ADHD. Podcast guests include Dr. Edward Hallowell, Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Dr. Ari Tuckman, Laurie Dupar, Terry Matlen and many more.

Tara McGillicuddy is the Producer, Owner and Co-host of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast. You may contact Tara with general questions or feedback about the podcast.

Lynne Edris is the Co-host of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast. You may contact Lynne with feedback about her episodes.

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