Welcome to the About page of Efficiently ODD

ODD stands for Overcoming Disabilities and Dysfunctions

Officially founded in 2019, Efficiently Odd actually began when author Esther Julianne McDaniel made several life decisions.

Having grown up in a dysfunctional home, she decided she would do what she could to change things for the sake of her children. She did not want them to experience the many things she went through. This meant learning new ways. 

While Esther struggled to overcome, she was perceived as being different. This is because while we learn how to overcome anything, others can perceive us as acting in ways that they are not accustomed to seeing us behave.  The more we practice a new behavior or technique, the more we change the way we do things, and the more different we appear to others. 

As a young adult, it was difficult for Esther to break the cycles of dysfunction that had been a part of her life. Then, while a single parent, Esther was involved in a car accident that changed her life. Suddenly, she was thrown into the world of the disabled where she struggled to gain her life back. She desperately wanted the opportunity to support herself and her children, yet she was unable to do so at that time. 

Now as an independent Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker for The John Maxwell Team, Esther helps individuals and businesses overcome disabilities and dysfunctions by facing areas of personal growth and helping them become aware of issues they might not normally think about.

As we overcome disabilities and dysfunctions, we become more efficient. This is because we are handling our responsibilities and situations with a new pair of eyes. When we see things differently, we are more likely to understand and have empathy for others.

When we have more empathy and understanding for others, we are less likely to say or do things that can cause a rift between us and others. This means that we should be getting along better with other people in our lives. The catch is that we only have control on our actions. The end result in a good situation is that it will give us more time to do things we enjoy instead of nursing a bad relationship or having to mend a relationship we had a hand in turning sour.

To learn about Efficiently ODD means that you have to learn about disabilities and dysfunctions. It also means learning about overcoming. 

To overcome anything, you have to understand what that thing is and whether or not you are affected by that thing. If you are not affected by it, you might know someone who is. And if you do, then you can have some tools to help someone you know. This is what Efficiently ODD is all about — understanding things we deal with every day.

Disabilities and dysfunctions can interfere at home, school, and/or work. Like rocks, they can come in all shapes and sizes, and can hurt. They can cause us to be ineffective and depressed. This can lead to inefficiency.

John C. Maxwell, Author of The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, says that, “Your goal should be to waste as little of your life as possible.”

Efficiently ODD is not a mental health facility. Rather, it is a place to learn tips and tricks that can be used at home, school, and/or work. It is a place to find acceptance for where you are now. 

When applied, this can increase your effectiveness and efficiency. This may also lead to increased satisfaction.

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