224 | Creatives Doing Freelance with Jason Warren


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Jason Warren joins me on this episode of the podcast. Jason is a writer, theatre director, and acting teacher based in London, UK. This autumn, he will go to Bucharest to help build Romania’s first large-scale interactive production. He trains actors in London, and his experience with ADHD and neurodiversity are a fundamental part of the skills he teaches. In this conversation, you will hear Jason talk about his career and how his recent ADHD diagnosis impacts it. We cover many topics in the episode, including decision fatigue, routine, language, task management, and much more. Connect with Jason Warren: Twitter - You’ll Learn: [03:32] - Jason describes the school where he trains actors. [04:02] - Jason shares his background with acting and the theatre. [05:27] - “Creating Worlds” is Jason’s book, and he talks about the purpose of this book. [08:14] - Jason’s mother introduced him to the theatre at around five-years-old. He describes his journeys in acting and ADHD. [14:02] - Jason says that at around age 22 or 23, he benefited from support. Now he gets to provide support to others. [17:22] - Jason was recently diagnosed with ADHD. He also talks about his dyspraxia diagnosis. [20:50] - With his ADHD in mind, Jason shares how he navigates the tasks of his job. He shares how ADHD positively and negatively impacts his ability to do his job. [24:43] - Jason explains how he uses language to create actionable items. [30:56] - I share a concept I teach in my groups. We need to assume we’re going to forget everything. [32:43] - Jason says that when he implemented changes with his organizational strategies, he lost flexibility. [41:32] - Jason talks about the areas he is working on to manage his ADHD. [48:36] - Jason says he handles the work/life struggle as a freelancer “with difficulty.” [53:17] - We discuss hyper-focus. [1:00:33] - Jason shares some of his thoughts on the idea of a growth mindset. [1:03:45] - If you are a freelancer or entrepreneur, Jason has a few words of wisdom for you. Your Resources: - Jason Warren Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group Our summer sessions are now full, but if you would like to join the wait list for our summer season, schedule a call at . In our last three seasons, most of our wait list people were able to join! Our fall season will begin September 24th. Support the podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks. One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall. Learn more at ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to and fill out an application. Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. Go to. Want to be a guest? Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a Coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call .

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