What the EF

What the EF

Being overwhelmed and under organized is exhausting, especially when you're short on time. Join executive function consultant Rainier Miles every Wednesday morning, as he discusses the intricacies, misconceptions, and outright myths of executive function. If you need help managing the many moving gears in your life or you've got no idea what executive function even is, you're in the the right place!


September 8, 2022 1 min

Curious about executive function? Need help with getting organized? Want to improve your productivity?  This is YOUR podcast!

Tune into What the EF every Wednesday morning. We're here to keep you learning and those gears turning.

Shout out to Eric Bowie for his great voice in this trailer. Be sure to check him out at ericbowiesvoice.com

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What even is executive function? Why should you care about it? On this episode we’ll take some time to define executive function, discuss why you need it, and break down some ways to start using it.

[02:15]  - What is executive function?
[03:14] - The Skills: List
[03:55] - The Skills: Brief Definitions
[05:51] - Mindful Minute
[08:57] - Mindfulness defined
[09:34] - Why do we need executive function?
[10:45] - H...

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October 12, 2022 23 min

Are you ready to learn a new skill (or improve a current one)? This week the topics of discussion are emotions and emotion regulation. How do you keep yourself from getting overwhelmed by your own emotions?  Is there way to turn a bad day around? What's the number one tool for emotion regulation? All good questions that this week's episode aims to tackle.

[01:32] Disclaimer
[02:48] What is emotion regulation?

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October 19, 2022 20 min

Ever wonder why it's so hard to go into to Target and come out with only the thing you went in to buy? While this episode may not be able to answer that specific question, it will be able to answer some of the most common questions around impulses. What are they?  Where do they come from? How can we control them? Tune into this episode to find out.

[01:49] Defining impulses
[03:26] Where do impulses come from?
[04:08] P...

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October 26, 2022 21 min

Clutter, chaos, disorganization, do any of these words describe your life and/or space? If so, this week's episode just might help you out. We'll discuss tips on how to get organized, define organization, and talk about some of the more common styles of organizing. 

[02:40] Define organize
[03:25] Consequences of disorganization
[06:26] Benefits of being organized
[07:57] Mindful Minute
[11:28] Tip 1
[13:13] Leave a r...

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November 2, 2022 1 min

We all need a break every now and again.  We'll be back next week with more content, until then, here are some videos yo might find useful.

Watch & Learn

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November 9, 2022 21 min

Methods, matrices, and tips, oh my! This week it's all about planning and prioritization. Whether you're a prioritizing pro or a planning plebe, this episode has something for you.. From ways to thin out your to-do list to techniques for being the most productive, you'll definitely hear something useful here.

[1:53] Time to Define
[3:30] The Why
[6:03] Mindful Minute
[10:42] Make a List
[11:19] The 4 Ds

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November 16, 2022 19 min

Are you a master procrastinator? Do want to change that habit? Well if so, you're in luck. This week's episode discusses hot to drop this unproductive habit and how to create better healthier ones. You even get a tip fro a little bird. 

[01:56] Time to Define
[07:05] Recap
[07:56] Leave a review/Follow 
[08:45] Tip 1 
[10:12] Tip 2 
[11:45] Mindful Minute 
[14:48] Tip 3 
[15:07] There's an App for That! 
[18:27]  Final...

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