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202. Goal Achievement and Your Brain: Executive Function



In order for us to be productive throughout the day and achieve the goals that we’ve set for ourselves, we rely on a set of mental processes called executive functioning skills. Whether or not you’re familiar with the term, you’re using these skills every day.

In today’s episode, Full Focus Certified Pro Nicole Santamaria drops by the show again and talks with Nick about executive functioning and how she uses elements of the Full Focus System while working with children and teachers. Along the way, they’ll touch on everything to the fear of achievement, the “planner person” label, and typing class.

In this episode, listeners will learn about:

  • The concept of executive functioning skills
  • The transformational role of the Full Focus Planner in enhancing executive functioning skills
  • Strategies for gaining buy-in from children
  • The vital role parents, teachers, and specialists can play in nurturing executive functioning skills in everyday life and classroom settings

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