Tips & Tools That Help Kate Doster as a CEO with ADHD | Ep. 156

In this takeover episode, Amy passes the mic to entrepreneur and email marketer extraordinaire Kate Doster to share some essentials for being a business owner with ADHD!

Kate Doster is the host of the Inbox Besties Podcast, creator of the Love Your List 2.0 email marketing mega course, and is dangerously obsessed with helping ethical entrepreneurs carve out their slice of the interwebs by wooing the hearts (and wallets) open of their small but mighty audiences.

(6:14) The best way to create ADHD-friendly lists

Kate shares with us the best online tool that's become her tried-and-true to help create adaptable lists for planning content, tasks, or otherwise!

(7:29) Write first. Re-arrange second.

Kate walks you through her process for list-making, starting with making your list with the quickest and fastest thing. Then, break down the big pieces into smaller parts underneath them and rearrange them as needed.

(8:28) Kate's scheduling game-changer: People days!

Kate emphasizes the importance of “people days”: what they are, how they're helpful, and why they're so effective in keeping your focus in check.

(11:25) How “Mini-Batching” saves your productivity…

If you are struggling with a plan for getting a lot done, Kate dives into how you can use “mini-batching” to tackle your bigger plans.

(12:40) Need accountability? Try co-working sessions!

If you do your best work when you're with someone else, gather at a shared office space or hop on a zoom call with some of your work besties. Sometimes having the presence of others can keep you motivated to get it done!

(16:00) Set a timer for your focus sesh

Kate likes to stay on track by setting a timer that only counts down the minutes (seconds can be distracting!). Try this Google Chrome extension!

(16:49) Hire a “finisher & free up your time

Not a fan of finishing big projects or people management? Hire someone who specializes in tasks you never want to finish, whether they be a full-time employee or a freelancer!

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