Reviews of Jeff Copper - ADHD Coach & Host of Attention Talk Radio/Video
I was attending a business conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas. One evening I was sitting in my hotel room on a mission to figure out ADD. That's when I contacted my coach and said things have to change ... I am a husband, father, business owner, entrepreneur, believer in Jesus, avid outdoorsman, and love being with and helping people. I had learned two years earlier that I had ADD and had an enormous relief after 40 years of being wide open in life and constantly feeling intense and frustrated. Throughout my life I have always been a competitor and wanted to win. I was constantly starting projects, finding new challenges, giving it all I had, and then just losing interest, feeling restless, stopping the new endeavor, starting the cycle all over again with something different.
The doctor prescribed some medicine and I was shocked after one week with the results. As I said earlier, I have always operated with high octane and this medicine took me over the top with starting something and finishing it. I started to be able to focus like never before on projects. But what started off as a good thing then turned into a bad thing. I was always at the office, engaged in community projects, helping people, and at the same time, I was drifting away and causing strife with my wife and children. Even close friends saw that the change in me was getting very dangerous and said I'd better slow it down or disaster was around the corner.
I have always believed in personal coaches and actually had one at this exact season when life was getting dangerous. And that's when I called him from Hot Springs and told him I needed an expert coach in ADD. He was great and helped me on a journey to find the best ADD coach. I remember checking out countless websites and interviewing several ADD coaching websites. Then I came upon Jeff's site, www.digcoaching.com. I was extremely intrigued by what I was reading and was starting to feel like he "got" me and understood me. Then we talked and the only thing I remember from our first phone call was when he said, "Pills don't equal skills." As a business owner and competitor, I knew Jeff was onto something. Now after 14 months, I can honestly say that Jeff has been one of the top three people in my entire life. I have been blessed with countless friends, mentors, and great leaders, but I wouldn't trade what I have learned with Jeff Copper for anything. My marriage, my relationship with my children, and my company would not be where it is today without him. I have learned who I am, how I think, what causes me friction, what to focus on, how to go from an idea to an executed plan, how to pause and listen, and the list goes on and on. He is a coach to me, but he is also a foxhole companion and partner to help me be the best I can be. The time that is non-negotiable with me has been our weekly meeting. It's one of the best investments I have ever made in my life.
Don't give up! I always told myself to keep on trying, to keep on struggling, to fight through each day. I always thought that one day, if I could just "finish this task" or "get through that book," everything would start making sense. Nothing seemed to be as easy for me as it was for everyone else. Nothing seemed to work out for me. I thought that if I could be hard enough on myself and push myself I would finally learn and succeed in life. I started to recognize that I was beating myself up and adapting some coping mechanisms that were not good. I felt afraid for my future.
I can't tell you how I stumbled upon Jeff Copper on the internet but I am so grateful that I did. Truly I thought I may be taking another shot in the dark and flushing my money down the toilet like I have done with others before but I had to give something a try. I have tried many other types of help and it wasn't working.
Wow, I can't explain what I have found! With Jeff's help, I realized that what I experience every day is not what everyone else experiences. The noises from everyday items, like dishes clattering in a restaurant, a drier running, the temperature and the feel of water from something as simple as the shower, to me they are far more intense than they are to most people. I hadn't even realized that this hyper sensitivity was making my day almost unbearable! In working with Jeff I've begun to learn how "I" work and have started to do things the way that works for me. I've started socializing again and am managing the things that I need and want to do every week. I feel like I am getting answers and understanding myself finally! I have struggled so hard so long! What is surprising me is how easy things are coming by doing it my way. I am grateful that I didn't give up and found Jeff Copper.
If anyone out there is struggling I would hope that they don't give up either. I hope that they realize that if life seems impossible no matter how hard they try it may be time to try something else. Maybe there is a real reason that what they are doing isn't working, maybe it is because you're focused on the wrong solutions. My goal in writing this testimonial is to motivate others to have the courage to reach out for some help… even if it's a shot in the dark. I did.
I've worked with Jeff for quite awhile now. In my experience, he's changed my life. Jeff hits the nail on the head when it comes to focusing and redirecting attention, and I would certainly recommend him to anyone who is looking for help to understand what is holding them back... to do more, to see more, and achieve more!