Fast-Start Sessions

One of the most effective coaching tools is the Fast-Start, which is a series of 10-minutes sessions delivered at the same time each day. Fast-start develops the practice of reflecting, planning and improving, all essential for life and effective ADHD management. Its components are effective in the following ways:

  1. 10-minute Duration: The short, consistent duration of these sessions is ideal for maintaining engagement and conciseness. It’s particularly suitable for those who may find longer sessions challenging.
  2. Daily Consistency: Holding the session at the same time every weekday helps establish a routine. Regular routines provide structure and predictability, reducing the cognitive load involved in planning and decision-making.
  3. Review of Previous Day: This aspect of the session encourages individuals to reflect on and acknowledge their achievements, no matter their size. Recognizing progress is important for enhancing self-esteem and motivation.
  4. Planning for the Current Day: Setting clear, achievable goals for the day is a practice that helps focus efforts and manage task selection. This approach is beneficial for breaking down tasks into smaller, manageable steps.
  5. Identifying Potential Blocks: Discussing potential challenges or distractions in advance prepares individuals to effectively face them. Anticipating and strategizing around potential obstacles is key for maintaining focus and productivity.
  6. Improvement Strategies: Continuously seeking ways to enhance actions and behaviors is crucial for personal development. This process of ongoing refinement and learning is instrumental in developing more effective coping strategies and work habits.
  7. Supplement with In-Depth Sessions: Combining daily short sessions with longer, more in-depth coaching sessions provides a comprehensive approach. The longer sessions are useful for the development of long-term strategies and deeper exploration of complex issues.

In summary, the Fast-Start method is well-suited for enhancing personal growth and development. It provides a structured yet flexible framework that promotes daily progress, reflection, and strategic planning.