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Having ADD or ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Hear from people all around the globe, from every walk of life, in every profession, from Rock Stars to CEOs, from Teachers to Politicians, who have learned how to unlock the gifts of their ADD and ADHD diagnosis, and use it to their personal and professional advantage, to build businesses, become millionaires, or simply better their lives.
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Aug 21, 2019

Johan Wiklund PhD, is the Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, USA, and Professor Two at Nord University, Norway His research interests include entrepreneurship and mental health as well as the entry, performance, and exit of entrepreneurial firms. He is considered a leading authority in entrepreneurship research with close to 100 articles appearing in leading entrepreneurship and management journals and over 25,000 citations. He is Editor-in-Chief for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, a premier entrepreneurship journal. A prolific advisor of Ph.D. students, he received the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division Mentor Award in 2011. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Johan discuss:

1:00-  Intro & welcome back Professor Johan Wiklund! Prior interview on FTN

2:10-  The continual link between ADHD & Entrepreneurship; why? 

4:58-  On people with ADHD not letting failures stop them; the reward is the fuel.

6:50-  What do you think public school systems should be doing to help kids with ADHD- given their limited budgets, class size, time, etc?

8:40-  On the importance of staying physically active

9:20-  On exercise being essential for daily health in the classroom

10:55-  About Johan’s latest research.  Ref: **see below for Johan’s forthcoming publications

15:50-  Where can people find you? Google=ADHD Johan,  Syracuse University homepage

16:42-  Thank you Professor Wiklund! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

17:20-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

**Johan’s Forthcoming Publications:

Mental Health in the Family Business: A Conceptual Model and a Research Agenda (ETP)

Dispositional positive and negative affect and self-employment transitions (ETP)

Entrepreneurship and wellbeing: Past, present and future (JBV)

What Are We Explaining? A Review and Agenda on Initiating, Engaging, Performing, and Contextualizing Entrepreneurship (JoM)

Conquering Relevance: Entrepreneurship Research's Grand Challenge (ETP)

Theories from the Lab: How Research on Science Commercialization can Contribute to Management Studies (JMS)

Entrepreneurial impulsivity is not rational judgment (JBVi)

Orchestrating boundaries: The effect of R&D boundary permeability on new venture growth (JBV)

Rethinking the Commercialization of Public Science: From Entrepreneurial Outcomes to Societal Impacts (AMP)

Aug 14, 2019

Luis Maimoni is a bilingual (Spanish/English) therapist in the outpatient department of a community mental health agency in Gardena, CA. His clients are children with problems at school, at home, with friends, or in the community. They may avoid family and friends, get in fights, purposefully harm themselves, or have a hard time getting things done. He collaborates with these children and their families to find and treat the root cause. Although there are many clinical aspects to his work, the most important things he provides are a listening mind, relentless curiosity, deep caring and respect, and a willingness to be his authentic self.  He is trained in several Evidence Based Practices, including Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). As Board Secretary of The Guidance Center, he is able to directly support the effort to erase the stigma associated with mental heath, and advocate for clients and providers. The Guidance Center provides mental health services to over 3,000 children and families each year in the communities of Long Beach, Compton, San Pedro, and Avalon. 

 

Prior to working in mental health, Luis’s career focused on sales and marketing. Which is how we met incidentally. For over 20 years, he lead teams that created engagement with customers, clients, and communities via highly targeted content and platforms. We focus on the children and parents here today though. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Luis discuss:

0:40-  Intro & welcome Luis!

1:50-  Sometimes ADHD is not at the actual root of a kid’s trouble.

2:30- How & why did you switch from running your own agency to helping and treating kids?

3:08-  So, with what types of kids are you usually working?

4:34-  Talk to us about the stigma attached to mental health from your experiences

6:16-  Why do you think it’s taking so long to break down the stigmas?

6:40-  On mental health within the stoic culture of many immigrant parents

8:53-  Kids on the spectrum usually have a pretty tough time opening up; what do you do to break through to them?  Ref:  Jennifer Hartstein interview  

12:28-  How are you framing ADHD to kids? How do you fight the “you are broken” residuals?

13:05-  On parenting an ADHD child

15:23-  Often, when parents hear a diagnosis, they go deaf to anything said afterwards. How do you handle that?

18:41-  Luis, how can people find you on the socials? LinkedIn @ Luis Maimoni

19:00-  Thank you Luis! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

19:20-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Aug 7, 2019

Thank you to RxGo for sponsoring this episode! RxGo is a free prescription discount card that can save you between 10 to 84percent of your out of pocket expenses. We all have to deal with medications, especially when you are neurodiverse like we are. With RxGo, not only can you search for your exact medication’s pricing at your local pharmacy, but if your insurance doesn’t cover it, and if you have to pay out of pocket, you can save between 10 and 84percent off of your medication costs by using this card! There is no application, no health restrictions, no fees and the card never expires! So, it you have any medication needs and want to save, please check out www.RxGo.com/faster  Thank you again to RxGo for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Rachel Trobman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Upside Health, which is dedicated to reducing the economic and social impact of chronic pain for patients and providers, primarily through its technology product, Ouchie. Prior to her foray into healthcare, Rachel was a digital content producer, working for a wide range of news outlets including NY1, the New York Times and the TODAY Show. When she’s not wrangling health systems, Rachel is wrangling her two young daughters, Maisie and June, and is exploring the best ice cream spots in NJ with her husband, Jason. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Rachel discuss:

2:03-  Intro & welcome Rachel!  Ref: Upside Health, Ouchie App

3:28-  Are you ADHD? People with ADHD share many similarities to those living with chronic pain; sometimes they are one-in-the-same. The similarities exist in sensitization issues and treatment methods.

4:30-  What made you come up with this company?

6:30-  Much self-reporting of pain is tainted due to the ‘shake it off’ attitude surrounding hurt & pain. i.e. An “invisible illness”. 

7:42-  On the concept of “well, you don’t look sick”, and what being sick really means.

8:26- Penicillin won’t fix everything. It’s just not that easy, or simple, or mono.

9:04-  Tell us about some of the wins you’ve seen with the platform and what you are building!

10:12-  Talk about the benefit of finding support & solutions together, as a tribe.

11:56-  On talking to people who understand

13:30-  On acknowledgement of being in pain, by others in pain and dealing with it all

14:40-  Who is the perfect candidate for the Ouchie App?

15:48-  Awesome! Rachel, how can people find you on the socials? @RachieDT on Twitter, LinkedIn and the Ouchie App is out now and available on Apple & Android!

16:70-  Thank you Rachel! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

17:04-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Jul 31, 2019

Thank you to RxGo for sponsoring this episode! RxGo is a free prescription discount card that can save you between 10 to 84percent of your out of pocket expenses. We all have to deal with medications, especially when you are neurodiverse like we are. With RxGo, not only can you search for your exact medication’s pricing at your local pharmacy, but if your insurance doesn’t cover it, and if you have to pay out of pocket, you can save between 10 and 84percent off of your medication costs by using this card! There is no application, no health restrictions, no fees and the card never expires! So, it you have any medication needs and want to save, please check out www.RxGo.com/faster  Thank you again to RxGo for sponsoring today’s podcast!

A full time speaker since 1995, Ben has been sharing his story of growing up with ADHD & Dyslexia with church groups, students, teachers athletes and organizations all over the world. Through the use of live art and storytelling he has curated a powerful & entertaining program! Adding to his many works of art, he is the author of “Simply Special: Learning to Love Your ADHD”. Today we talk about kids, (he credits his daughters for helping him overcome a fear of speaking to elementary age children), how to find teachable moments, The Chalkguy LEGO Drive, and how kindness can often be contagious. Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter & Ben discuss:

2:14-  Intro & welcome Ben!

2:48-  What’s your story; when were you diagnosed?

3:48-  What was it like growing up; with what kinds of things were you dealing as a kid? Ref:  Simply Special book

6:33-  We develop survival skills early in school- did you realize that was happening? [How did you begin your career of speaking?]

8:10-  On deciding on a Major in college

9:48-  Tell his about this LEGO project you’ve started!

11:35-  On picking teachable moments

13:19-  On how generosity is contagious

15:00-  How can people get in touch if they want to join in? www.SimplyBenGlenn.com or directly at www.GiveYourBricks.com

16:32-  How can folks get in touch with you on the socials? www.SimplyBenGlenn.com  YouTube  INSTA FB Twitter: @SimpleADHDExpert 

17:59-  Thank you Ben! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

18:17-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Jul 24, 2019

Thank you to RxGo for sponsoring this episode! RxGo is a free prescription discount card that can save you between 10 to 84percent of your out of pocket expenses. We all have to deal with medications, especially when you are neurodiverse like we are. With RxGo, not only can you search for your exact medication’s pricing at your local pharmacy, but if your insurance doesn’t cover it, and if you have to pay out of pocket, you can save between 10 and 84percent off of your medication costs by using this card! There is no application, no health restrictions, no fees and the card never expires! So, it you have any medication needs and want to save, please check out www.RxGo.com/faster  Thank you again to RxGo for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Today we’re talking about autism, orgy’s, lemon thievery, weighted blankets, feeling like an outcast, being called weird but learning to not give a hoot! (Sh*t’s about to get weird y’all, put the kids to bed!)  Jess, better known as “Jess the Prequel” on Instagram, is a comedian and host of PILF podcast, a sex-positive show where she delves into topics relating to love and relationships. Jess is proudly outspoken about being on the autism spectrum, and uses her platform to normalize autism, and break the myths and misconceptions related to the three A’s: Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety. We’re excited she’s joined us today. This is a fun one, enjoy! 

 

*WARNING: This episode contains QUITE  a lot more than just a pinch of salty language. Store the kids away and be aware of your surroundings please!

 

In this episode Peter & JessThePrequel discuss:

1:57-  Intro & welcome Jess!

3:05-  Jess, what does PILF mean?

3:40-  Tell us your story; when were you diagnosed?

5:00-  What kinds of things were you doing to mask your Autism? How did that effect you and what did you learn?

8:00-  When you are neurodiverse, do you have a stronger ability to prepare than say, the non-neurodiverse?  Ref:  weighted blankets

9:38-  On being outgoing and wanting to help others

11:00-  Ok. Let’s pivot for a few and talk about why & how you started PILF.

13:08-  The podcast is very good! So about Episode: “Rule 34, #2 Peter Cotton Gets Some Tail”… When do you think sex became this mainstream? Also, I dare say, when most people think of Autism they do & are NOT thinking about sex; yet you are bravely talking about all of the above! Do tell!  Ref:  Penelope Trunk @PenelopeTrunk 

19:35-  On how neurodivergent folks can relate to others who have been labeled “outcasts, weird, abnormal”, etc.  On learning how to not give a f&$#!

20:37-  So I wanna ask how people can find you, but first I really need to ask you about Episode 14, “Potluck Orgies”. Would you explain the context to our listeners please?  Ref: Lemon Stealer Porn

So, how can people find you? @JessThePrequel on Twitter & INSTA. PILF Podcast on Spotify & iTunes (Stitcher too)

22:36-  Thank you Jess!! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

23:14-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Jul 17, 2019

Thank you to RxGo for sponsoring this episode! RxGo is a free prescription discount card that can save you between 10 to 84 percent of your out of pocket expenses. We all have to deal with medications, especially when you are neurodiverse like we are. With RxGo, not only can you search for your exact medication’s pricing at your local pharmacy, but if your insurance doesn’t cover it, and if you have to pay out of pocket, you can save between 10 and 84percent off of your medication costs by using this card! There is no application, no health restrictions, no fees and the card never expires! So, it you have any medication needs and want to save, please check out www.RxGo.com/faster  Thank you again to RxGo for sponsoring today’s podcast!

We are live & onsite in Brooklyn today! So, I have known Allison Robicelli forever, like way before I even started HARO. She & her husband Matt once owned a bakery near here and would bring me cakes, specialty donuts & things.. I remember the first time they went viral with their Chicken & Waffle cupcakes! That was a big deal. She has since continued on to become a best selling & critically acclaimed author, a James Beard nominated food writer, has written for Medium magazine, is a serial entrepreneur and consultant, an idea sailor, a Mom, has remained a fast-talker and oh, and she has ADHD too. Allison is full of great perspective and advice. Happy to visit with my ol’pal here today. Enjoy! 

*This episode contains a few pinches of salty language, best to be aware of your surroundings.

In this episode Peter & Allison discuss:

2:13-  Intro & welcome Allison!-  I’ve known you forever, but for our audience, give us a bit of your background story? ref: Robicelli's a Love Story, with Cupcakes book, Robicelli’s Bakery  

4:56-  On seeing an idea for what it is & being able to run with it

5:30- How do you harness the ADHD for good, without going all over the place, losing perspective and having things turn out crappy; what’s your secret?

6:35-  How does your having ADHD and your husband not, work in your marriage & business partnership?

8:40-  On starting your own business right as everything is changing around you, AND you have ADHD

11:05-  On work & play not being mutually exclusive, and the importance of using your imagination. Ref:  3 books, Robicelli Argument Clinic podcast

13:00-  It is ok to be very selective about the people with whom you spend time.

13:45-  On the yin&yang of finding your superpower

15:30-  Do you think those of us with ADHD just need to work for ourselves?

18:00-  “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein is often credited with this wonderful quote, but it may actually have come from a variety of different sources, which is quite fitting given its subject matter. It takes all sorts of people with all sorts of different talents and skills to create positive things in the world. -Virgin.com

18:17-  What do you say to people who are miserable and can’t seem to figure out from where the happiness comes?

19:09-  On being OK with failing!

21:12-  Allison’s journey right out of high school 

22:00-  On finding what you love. Ref: Say Anything, Quotes from Say Anything. What Allison & Matt are loving now:  Oaxaca Taqueria, Rip’s Malt Shop

25:25-  Have dessert!

26:30-  How can people find you if they would like to learn more?  www.Robicellis.com Twitter: @ROBICELLIS If you want to see Allison’s cats in bowties, (food also), go to her Instagram: @allisonrobicelli 

27:51-  Thank you Allison! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

28:23-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Jul 10, 2019

Today’s podcast is made possible by Sudio headphones! They are the most incredible sounding headphones I’ve ever heard in my life! They give you 7 HOURS of battery life, look beautiful and the portable case will give you up to 6 days of standby time! Our discount code is fasterthannormal which will give you 15% off any purchase! Just click on this link to use the discount: https://www.sudio.com/us/earphones/tolv-pastel-blue  Thank you Sudio for sponsoring today’s podcast!

 

Diagnosed with ADHD at age 23, Jonathan has earned his BA in Criminal Justice and a Masters in School Psychology. His first career was in Juvenile corrections, but for the past six years he has changed things to become a school psychologist. During his tenure, he has implemented precise academic & behavior systems, (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support+ADHD= MTSS on Steroids), to ensure he & his fellow educators are providing adequate support for all types of students. His work has focused on creating data systems where educators & helpers can use the data to guide their instructional practices while providing targeted interventions for the students who need it, (Academic and Behavior). The data system gives educators access to students’ demographics, academic present levels, (based on formative assessments), and behavior needs, with just a click of a button. In addition, all the information is presented in one document so that the data can be sorted for further analyses. The staff has fully embraced it, and this has led to an overall improvement of student’s academics, behavior and social/ emotional knowledge. Recently earning his doctorate in Education Learning, Jonathan’s life is now dedicated to helping all students become fearless and courageous, at any moment. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Jonathan discuss:

2:03-  Intro & welcome Jonathan!

3:16-  What’s your background story?

4:45-  You said the system failed you; what did you mean by that strong statement?

6:50-  What do you say to teachers & school districts who are trying their best to fix things, and make things work better?

9:09-  What do you think parents can do to help?

12:42-  What do you tell kids who have been made to feel that they are somehow broken?

16:38-  How can people find you if they would like to learn more?  @jrizo62 on Twitter, INSTA, FB  RizoJonathan62@gmail.com

17:30-  Thank you Jonathan! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

18:03-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Jun 26, 2019

Today’s podcast is made possible by Sudio headphones! They are the most incredible sounding headphones I’ve ever heard in my life! They give you 7 HOURS of battery life, look beautiful and the portable case will give you up to 6 days of standby time! Our discount code is fasterthannormal which will give you 15% off any purchase! Just click on this link to use the discount: https://www.sudio.com/us/earphones/tolv-pastel-blue  Thank you Sudio for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Remember that rainy night, just this past Winter’s eve, when you resolved to drop 25lbs, be fit & super-excited by the time this Summer’s swimsuit season arrived? Us too. Today we’re talking about strategies, just in case that didn’t just magically happen for you. We are joined by Katie Rickel. Dr. Rickel graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Florida. She completed an APA-accredited clinical internship in health psychology at Duke University Medical Center, with advanced training in behavioral and bariatric obesity treatment, as well as the psychological management of chronic pain and illness. Dr. Rickel has expertise in treating anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias. Her research has been presented at various professional conferences and published in scientific journals. She has also appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” and has been quoted in several popular media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Health magazine, Yahoo! Health, Women’s Health magazine, Weight Watchers magazine, andabcnews.com. She is now the CEO of Structure House, which has been named the nation’s leading weight loss treatment program. In existence since 1977, Structure House has helped more than 40,000 participants achieve their wellness goals and live their best lives. Dr. Rickel generously shares her expertise & experience with us here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Katie discuss:

2:28-  Intro & welcome Dr. Rickel!  ref:  www.StructureHouse.com

3:20-  Before we get into all of this, would you tell us a little bit more about your background please?

6:20-  Let’s talk about ADHD & that premise of “all or nothing”

9:25-  On how emotions play a role in cycles of an “all or nothing” mindset, especially when it comes to weight loss

10:20-  What are some tips you might share in order to keep us from getting into a bad cycle?  ref:  The National Weight Control Registry 

12:50-  Apps for ADHD food journaling:  Lose It!  My Fitness Pal or just take a picture of your meals.

14:31-  What other secret tricks would you recommend?

16:00-  On the importance of how you look & feel

17:00-  On turning to your strengths

18:14-  What percentage of your patients have ADHD?

19:21-  How can people find you if they would like to learn more?  www.StructureHouse.com @StructureHouse on: Twitter, FB, INSTA, Pinterest, LinkedIn

20:38-  Thank you Dr. Rickel! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! But.. even if you’ve reviewed us before, please continue to do so, so that word will continue to spread and we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

21:14-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Jun 19, 2019

Today’s podcast is made possible by Sudio headphones! They are the most incredible sounding headphones I’ve ever heard in my life! They give you 7 HOURS of battery life, look beautiful and the portable case will give you up to 6 days of standby time! Our discount code is fasterthannormal which will give you 15% off any purchase! Just click on this link to use the discount: https://www.sudio.com/us/earphones/tolv-pastel-blue  Thank you Sudio for sponsoring today’s podcast!

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Pete White was born and raised in the North East of England. At age 21 he joined the Royal Air Force. At 22 years old he was eagerly on his way to Afghanistan. Things took an unexpected turn there for him. He found himself in a bad spot- suffering from the crippling effects of PTSD and severe depression. After 7 years of that suffering, and a lot of medication & therapy, he was medically discharged from the military. Still mentally unwell and unsure of what he was going to do in his new life as a civilian, he made the tough decision to put his past behind him, take control and build the life that he wanted to live. 

Obsessed with the idea of personal success in every area of life, he developed methods and habits to channel his experience to benefit himself and others, creating his own version of success using his super-alert ADHD brain. Pete now spends his time helping other people to overcome their personal challenges, put their negative circumstances behind them, and create their own idea of success. He has recently written a book about his experiences named “From The Bottom Of The Barrel”. He generously shares his story with us here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Pete discuss:

2:16-  Intro & welcome Pete!

2:58-  So, what led you to joining the military?

3:50-  What led to your PTDS & depression after having such a good start?

5:43-  A lot of people in the military, in this country anyway, still fight a strong stigma against mental repair. How did it go for you in the UK?

7:02-  When people hear the phrase “the crippling effects of depression, or PTSD”, they don’t always comprehend what that means really, unless they’ve experienced them first hand. Would you share with us some of the effects you have experienced please?

8:45-  What were some of the therapies that helped you get through it and climb out?  ref:  EMDR Therapy

11:48-  The military is completely schedule-driven. Regimented. When you were discharged, you lost that order in your life. How did you handle that?

13:06-  What do you tell people who are re-entering civilian life?

14:15-  So, what prompted you to write this book: “From The Bottom Of The Barrel”?

15:43-  Is it available on Amazon? YES via Amazon.co.uk 

15:54-  How can people find you?  www.ImperiumLifeCoaching.com  Facebook: @imperiumlifecoaching Via email:  Pete@ImperiumLifeCoaching.com  

16:34-  Thank you Pete!  And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! But.. EVEN IF you’ve reviewed us before, please continue to do so, so that word will continue to spread and we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

17:12-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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Jun 12, 2019

Dave Fox has been all around the globe. Tunisia, Northern Africa, Norway, the UK you name it! He was born in the states, but at age eight he moved to England with his family. That move at such a young age triggered something that permanently changed his life. From that age forward he’s been obsessed with learning about foreign cultures. He spent two years of high school in Oslo, taught English in Turkey, traveled independently, then worked, edited and wrote for renowned travel guru Rick Steves for sixteen years, (which is no small feat if you’re familiar with Rick’s work)! For many years, Dave’s career focus was on Europe, but things took a dramatic turn in 2008 when he went on what was supposed to be a one-time, one-week vacation in Vietnam. He felt so mesmerized by the frenetic pulse of Ho Chi Minh City – or Saigon as it’s still casually called – that he moved there. It turns out that Saigon works out well for the ADHD brain because he & his wife still live there! We talk about it all here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Dave discuss:

0:58-  Intro & welcome Dave!

1:50-  When travel became an addiction for you- did you embrace it, or try to ignore it?

3:00-  What took you to England for the first time?  ref:  Rick Steves

6:10-  Amidst the constant craziness, stimulation and beauty of daily life in Saigon, how do you focus down and get work done.. especially when it’s all around you like that?

12:32-  Do you travel outside of Vietnam very often? Tell us about your weekends.

14:00-  What other destinations have you fallen in love with?

15:08-  How can people find out more about you and your Writing, Life Coaching, Classes, Books, etc?  www.GlobeJotting.com Twitter: @GlobeJotter FB: @GlobeJotting INSTA: @GlobeJotting YouTube: GlobeJotting 

15:35-  Thank you Dave- I am so envious!  And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  Please.. stop right now and write us a review, EVEN IF you’ve reviewed us before, so that we will all be able to help & reach even more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

16:00-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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Jun 5, 2019

I have been listening to our guests for well more than a decade! They have been part of my playlist since the summer of 2006 when their music helped me run the NYC Marathon faster than I ever had before. You surely know their music too, even if you’ve never heard the name Shinedown! Their song “Get Up” is the most inspiring, straight to the point, song I’ve ever heard that challenges the stigmas of talking honestly about mental health. They are some of the hardest working Artists in the world, so I was honored when they agreed to spend some time with us here today, helping to grow & inspire more honest conversations about mental health. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter, Brent and Eric discuss:

1:08-  Intro and welcome Brent Smith and Eric Bass!

2:00-  After 136 shows spanning 48,000 miles, you guys were labeled The Hardest Working Artists of 2018! That’s a ton of work & a healthy mantle! How do you make sure that you are taking care of yourselves mentally?

4:56-  Peter on working to relax  ref:  The New Yorker cartoon

5:37-  On loving what you do & being driven

6:10-  On the importance of surrounding yourself with good people & a good support system

9:49-  Brent, you wrote “Get Up” for Eric. The majority of folks don’t know how to talk to a friend who is, or might be struggling. What did you learn from writing this song?

14:08-  “You are not going to be defined by your failures. You are going to be defined by the fact that you refuse to give up- no matter what” -Brent Smith

16:05-  Peter on the importance of Music, and how music will pull you through  ref: “I Dare You  ref:  Peter gets arrested for exercising, makes news.

18:24-  What is it about music, not books, movies, tv, etc, but music that people always credit with bringing them through a rough spell, or helping them remember a moment in time, etc. Why?

20:52-  Talk to me about the stigma around mental health. Finally there is a solid movement- between you guys, people like Erik Kussin who have started WeAreAllALittleCrazy.org, etc. What can people do to help grow the national/international conversation about mental health? ref:  Erik Kussin’s FTN interview here #SameHere

Follow Shinedown at:  http://www.shinedown.com FB Twitter INSTA YouTube AppleMusic Shazam Spotify

26:07-  Thank you Brent and Eric!! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  Please.. stop right now and write us a review, EVEN IF you’ve reviewed us before, so that we will all be able to help & reach even more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

27:02-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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May 29, 2019

I met our next guest at the Adobe Summit in glittery Las Vegas a couple of months ago. She was the youngest presenter in attendance! She’s an award winning actress, film writer, co-author of a young adult novel “Then and There, Here and Where” -which is set to publish this Spring. (Did I mention her age yet..?) Recently nominated a top GenZ influencer, she is currently creating her own greeting card line, oh yes, and she too has been diagnosed with ADHD, and also Dyslexia. Esabella Karena joins us today to talk about her journey thus far. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Esabella discuss:

1:00-  Intro & welcome Esabella!

2:30-  When were you diagnosed with ADHD?

2:50-  So ‘grade one’ was in 2010 for you aye..

3:20-  How did ADHD blossom for you; how did things go after your diagnosis?

4:05-  What was different for you when you moved to your new school?

4:50-  On knowing if you’re in the right school

5:25-  Was it easy for you to fit-in & make friends?

6:08-  How did you get through that tough time?

6:48-  Kids are going to understand that it’s ok to be different. What advice would you give to kids who have just been diagnosed, or who are maybe just realizing that they have a gift; that they are special.

7:30-  Tell us more about you! What else are you up to lately?

8:32-  How long have you had your tutor?

8:50-  Tell us more about the extra-curricular activities that may be ‘not so normal’ for someone your age; like hosting a Variety show for example!

9:58-  What do you think makes a good Influencer?  ref: Generation Z Program

10:57-  It seems you’re prettymuch on top of the world right now; what’s next for you?

11:37-  What would you tell kids, especially ADHD & Dyslexic kids, who might have parents who are not as understanding as your’s? Or, what advice would you give to parents in general?

12:41-  Talk about some of your screw-ups?

13:37-  Do you think making mistakes is how you learn?

14:00-  What quote would you want people to remember you by?

16:12-  How can people reach you?  INSTA, Twitter, FB @EsabellaKarena www.EsabellaKarena.com

16:40-  Thank you Esabella! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  Please.. stop right now and write us a review, EVEN IF you’ve reviewed us before, so that we will all be able to help & reach even more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

17:12-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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May 22, 2019

Today we visit with a Graphic Designer, Artist & ADHD Cartoon specialist, (and in my opinion, future superhero character designer). You have probably already seen Dani’s Art without even realizing that it’s her work, or that it was originally inspired by her ADHD. It was her Art & her fearlessness that brought us together today. I really want to share her full bio with you:  Dani Donovan is a designer and illustrator who's recently risen to internet fame creating ADHD comics. Her first graphic (a storytelling flowchart) went viral, amassed over 100 million views, and has been reposted and praised by celebrities such as Mindy Kahling, Natalie Portman, and Jennifer Garner. Within a couple months, she quickly became a prominent voice in the online ADHD community. Dani’s comics aim to help those with ADHD understand themselves and explain their struggles to loved ones. Her artwork struck a global chord and has been translated into four languages. She's partnering with Penguin Random House to illustrate a children's book based on her childhood experiences with ADHD. Dani works full-time as a designer for Gallup, runs a freelance branding business, and served on the board of directors for Nebraska’s chapter of AIGA (American Institute for Graphic Arts). Her online store, ADHDDD.com, opens in early May. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Dani discuss:

:46-  Intro & welcome superhero Dani Donovan!

1:33-  You tweeted that you were nervous to join us today- why would you possibly be nervous!?  ref: Dani’s tweet 

2:11-  So you got diagnosed in college; tell us about what it was like growing-up undiagnosed?

3:56-  When you got into college, what prompted the diagnosis?

5:25-  Were you put on medication?  ref:  Adderall versus Ritalin&Vyvanse 

5:50-  Was it sort of a wake-up call- whenever you got a name for your ADHD?

6:50-  How long have you been drawing?

7:16-  Being an Artist, do you find that writing/drawing puts you at peace?

8:03-  I found you through your cartoons. Tell us about how you got started & what happened?

9:20-  Tell us about your experience with an Art Therapist?

10:43-  What kind of responses have you been getting from your Art?

12:16-  What’s your personal favorite piece thus far?

13:10-  Note to self:  Brand everything you do! ref:  Imposter syndrome

13:40-  How can we find you & see your beautiful Art?  Patreon.com/DaniDonovan  Twitter, INSTA Behance LinkedIN Dribbble: @DaniDonovan. Facebook @DaniDonovanArt

14:36-  One last question. What do you tell creatives & budding artists who are afraid to post their works?

16:05-  So…“done is better than perfect”?

16:15-  Thank you Dani! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  Please.. stop right now and write us a review, EVEN IF you’ve reviewed us before, so that we will all be able to help & reach even more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

17:01-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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May 15, 2019

I am talking to someone on today’s show that has shouted the 2nd-best four words that I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE!! The Man you’re about to meet is named Mike Reilly. He is probably best known as the "Voice of IRONMAN," (not the movie, the sport). If you are one of the 350k+ finishers of an Ironman challenge, chances are he has shouted your name also! In his great career, Mike also done on-site announcing and television coverage for over a thousand other triathlon & running events spanning ten countries. He is the only person inducted into all three endurance sports Halls of Fame: IRONMAN (2011), Running USA (2017), and USA Triathlon (2018).  Mike and his wife of 43 years, Rose, live in San Diego. They have two children, Erin Paulson, (a Boston Marathon finisher), and Andy Reilly, (an IRONMAN & Boston Marathon finisher), and two grandsons. A bit more about Mike here. It is an total honor to welcome him today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Mike discuss:

:46-  Intro and welcome Mike Reilly!!

1:58-  You have been doing this for roughly 30 years? For those of us who don’t know, could you describe a little about Ironman?

3:19-  About Mike’s new book:  Finding My Voice

3:42-  Peter’s experience in doing his first Triathlon

4:20-  Mike, would you agree with the statement: “Once a triathlete, always a triathlete”?

5:50-  On how training can affect relationships ref:  I’m Training For An Ironman Video

6:32-  On finding something great in your life

7:12-  On addiction & Imposter syndrome, versus the Triathlete 

8:30-  “We are the cause of our own experiences”

9:37-  On crossing the Finish line  and my blog post about my first Ironman in Cozumel 

10:36-  I’ve read that the Triathlon is the sport with the largest amount of recovering addicts. Why do you think this may be true? 

12:48-  On setting dizzyingly difficult goals

14:20-  Tell us a story about someone who credits finishing an Ironman with saving their life.

18:58-  Wow.. if exercise could do something like that, for someone like him, imagine what it could do for school kids!!

19:40-  About Eric Byrnes Triathlon & his physical education outreach. Let Them Play Foundation 

20:14-  Riding For Focus Specialized Foundation Podcast interview w/ Ted Theocheung, the CEO of the Specialized Foundation, and Kimberly Price, Ph.D., Director of Research & School Programs for the Specialized Foundation

20:57-  Peter on “Must be present to win”

23:19-  On Ironman has no shape or size. Working from the inside out.

24:10-  What do you tell someone who says “Oh I could never, ever do a triathlon”?

25:37-  When is your book “Finding My Voice” available for purchase? You can find it everywhere! 

26:10-  Thank you Mike Reilly!! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

26:21:  THE 2nd-best FOUR WORDS EVER!!!!!

26:58  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Mr. Mike Reilly on socials: MikeReilly.net  Facebook  Twitter & INSTA@IronManVoice  LinkedIn

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May 8, 2019

We are joined today by a scientist! I love interviewing scientists! Although diagnosed as a child, Janice did not get fully treated for ADHD until her second year at Harvard. She is doing amazing research as she finishes her fifth year of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD program there, and has found her way to rock life with ADHD! Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Janice discuss:

:46-  Intro & welcome Janice Marie Nieves Bonilla de Ouellette!

1:40-  You didn’t get diagnosed until you got to Harvard, correct?  Tell us your story.

2:56-  How was growing up for you; how did school & your classes go?

4:36-  Can you tell any of our listeners who may be feeling like: “My ADHD is preventing me from being smart, or from being brilliant” exactly what it is that you are studying at Harvard?  ref: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Immunology and Autoimmunity, Joslin Diabetes Center

6:02-  Your first language is Spanish. Sometimes people with ADHD are not great with languages; how are you with learning new ones?

7:04-  Tell me about the medication you are on and how it’s working out for you?

8:08-  What is your dosage frequency?

8:55-  You have been very active in Theater, Dance, etc. Do you find that physical activity helps you?

10:47-  You mentioned in your 3 page bio that you didn’t have many friend that were your age growing up. Do you think that’s an ADHD thing- to have friends that are older or younger?

12:26-  Your husband does not have ADHD. If you had to tell the non-ADHD listeners of this podcast what the one thing they could do to survive someone with ADHD, that they love, what would that be? 

14:37-  How can people find you if they want to learn more about you and what you are doing?  

INSTA & Twitter @Janice_Nieves  Email: JNievesBonilla@g.harvard.edu

15:22-  Thank you Janice!! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

15:47-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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May 1, 2019

As you may know, I worked at AOL for a few years and then for a company called Jumbo- my last ever full-time job. I lasted for about 7 months before I realized I just did not work well with people; my friend Paul couldn’t either! We kinda bonded over that and we’re still friends to this day! Paul is currently the Director of Sales-Technical Sales North America for Varian Medical Systems.  He has been with them for 17 years w/ extensive experience in physical & virtual Oncology IT architecture.  He is helping hospitals all over the world design the best possible network to help treat cancer patients from India, Europe and North America. Today we reminisce about what it was like to have ADHD 20 years ago, and we talk about the tools & systems we have in place to help us run things ’on our own’ these days. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Paul discuss:

:46-  Intro and welcome Paul Berkson

1:23-  You and I are very similar in some ways; it always felt good to have sort of an ally in the ADHD world, back in the day when we ‘too talkative’ and were first climbing!

2:00-  How was it growing up for you?

2:38-  How did you get through school and stuff?

3:18-  You pretty much work on your own now. Explain to us a little bit about your job & your dynamic there?

4:10-  You are happy in your job. What is it about the job that keeps you happy & thriving?

5:00-  Being on your own is great! How do you keep yourself on-track & on top of things like schedules, deadlines, etc?

5:56-  On daily routines

6:28-  How do you chill out, relax and stay sane?

7:18-  Are you able to come directly out of ‘work mode’ and straight into ‘family mode’? 

8:09-  Tell me about how you get past your demons; how do you deal with the negative stuff?

9:19-  What tools do you use to keep organized?  ref: Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Teams, Outlook AutoTools, Skype Business, and Google Drive

10:40-  Do you keep a duplicate suitcase when traveling/working?

12:22-  Do you ever screw-up ‘en route’ and have to restart?

12:45- On ‘Proper Planning & Practice make for a Perfect Performance” *aka Michael P’s 5P’s  ref: The SCOTTeVEST, Peloton Bike

15:20 How can people find you on the socials? Facebook email: BerksonP@optonline.net  I couldn't seem to locate @BerkyBerk on INSTA 

15:47-  Thank you Paul and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

16:10-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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Apr 25, 2019

So, I’ve been reading about this new eTNS system that was recently approved by the FDA and it kinda freaked me out. The thoughts of me using this on my kid!? I’m not a medical professional, but my dear friend Dr. Jen IS. (her bio is here and she’s been on the podcast before today- you can listen to that here). I wanted to get her medical option and thoughts about this new machine.. and she freaked out too! So I invited her to come visit and share her opinion and about what she has learned with you. Let’s talk and discuss. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Jen discuss:

:50-  Neurosigma’s “eTNS System 

1:18-  Intro and welcome back Dr. Jen Hartstein

1:40-  I showed this thing to you yesterday and you also freaked out! What are your thoughts about it today?

3:00-  About the study group used in getting it’s FDA approval  ref: Dr. Stephen Hinshaw

3:50-  Side effects and intended usage for ages 7-12.

4:21-  About stimulation threshold(s) and other possible side effects listed.

5:04-  As compared to non-stimulant medications

5:25-  Four psychologists surveyed say…

6:51-  Only sixty-two kids were studied, how do you think this was granted FDA approval so quickly?

7:52-  Some benefits of ECT

8:18-  We don’t know how children’s brains develop after this type of treatment, do we?

10:05-  Is this maybe the next “good thing”?

10:25-  Under the “Pills Don’t Teach Skills” heading…

12:03-  In our culture and educational systems in the US, we are missing ways to help people manage emotions effectively.

12:40-  “A headache is not an aspirin deficiency”

12:46-  I know people are going to have questions Jen, how can people find you?  http://www.hartsteinpsychological.com  www.drjen.com  Twitter: @drjenonline  FB  YouTube

20:00-  Thank you for coming on such notice Dr. Jen and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

20:36-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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Apr 24, 2019

Sometimes with ADHD, we can’t figure out why things just aren’t working out right. So when we finally get diagnosed, there can be a sense of relief- because we finally have a name for what’s wrong.  This guy knows all about that! After struggling through all of his high school & part of his college years, JO was diagnosed with Dyslexia and later with ADHD.  He was struggling into his 30’s. He has written a book about it, (in addition to a couple of others), that I started recently and am just loving. Now a husband and father, JO’s mission is to help parents and families- particularly stay at home dads- redefine life & family according to what works best for them. We talk about how excruciatingly painful having undiagnosed ADHD & Dyslexia can be, (especially in classroom settings), about self-love, about what finding a true mentor can mean, and about his new book, which is J.O.’s love letter to his younger self, here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Jonathan discuss:

1:14-  Intro and welcome J.O.!

1:45-  You had a really tough time in school; tell us about it?

2:20-  On reading aloud in the classroom

4:40-  On his second time taking a collegiate Genetics exam, and finally getting tested for a learning disability.

5:50-  Upon Jonathan’s Dyslexia diagnosis and getting some new resources!

7:00-  On turning 30, beginning a book, then being diagnosed with ADHD

7:53-  On using his superpower

8:52-  J.O.’s next challenge was learning how to ‘miss correctly’ and to love his younger self.

10:28-  What do you do to get yourself out of the times when you find yourself in an Imposter syndrome?

11:57-  J.O. & Peter agree that therapy should be mandatory.

12:38-  On not fighting yourself

14:28-  Tell us about your new book! To The Little Boy In Me Learning With Dyslexia and ADHD

17:13-  Was writing this book maybe part of a catharsis for you? 

19:37-  How can people find you?  www.JonathanOliverOnline.com  Twitter: @JOStayAtHomeDad  INSTA: jonathan_jo_oliver  Facebook  LinkedIN  YouTube  Books 

20:00-  Thank you Jonathan and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

20:36-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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Apr 17, 2019

The day before Caitlin's 24th birthday, a young girl in Texas was texting while driving and didn't see a young couple on their motorcycle. Caitlin & her husband at the time were ejected from that bike. She lived to celebrate her birthday in the ICU. When she woke up from surgery the nurse informed her that she was four weeks pregnant. After 6 reconstructive surgeries on minimal pain medication, antibiotics, and anesthesia due to the pregnancy, Caitlin knew that her child was worth more than her own body. On June 12th, 2014 she amputated her left leg below the knee and began to take on life as a new Mom. February 13, 2015 she delivered a beautiful baby girl named Tinley. Caitlin had always wanted to be a Mom, but now the question arose as to what kind of mother she would become. She set her first two goals: to walk & run before the baby could. In April of 2016 she ran her first 5k w/ Tinley in a stroller. A month later, she found a crossfit gym and began a strength training regimen. A passion that began from just wanting to be a Mom who could chase her kid around, rapidly grew and transformed a woman who has since become the first amputee boxer in America, a woman who has earned Gold and Silver medals in everything from Triathlons to Javelin, completed countless marathons, and on-and-on! She has recently started BeMoreAdaptive.org who’s mission is to help the world be more adaptive, accessible, and profoundly knowledgeable about the adaptive community. We talk about choices, goal-setting, motivation and her incredible story here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Caitlin discuss:

:45-  Intro to Caitlin Conner

1:11-  Caitlin’s bio and backstory

3:00-  Welcome Caitlin! So before the accident, what was life like for you?  ref:  Video Rental Stores

4:04-  What happened on the day of your accident, and what was going on in your life?

6:16-  Unbelievable, just unbelievable! How do you begin to bounce back from such adversity?

7:30-  What was your process of deciding whether to be amputated, or not?

8:20-  On choices

8:50-  How old is your daughter now and does she realize that you are a badass?

9:12-  Your sports resume is a little crazy- tell us about how you got started and how you remain motivated.

10:24-  What is your favorite sport?

10:38-  What’s your routine for training; if you have one?

11:13-  On not competing in the Paralympics with Team USA

12:09-  Do you think ADHD may be influencing your multi-sport passion?

12:58-  What do you say to people who have had a massive life shift like you have? How do you get them back up on their horse?

14:12-  How do you handle your bad days?

15:32-  On embracing self care

16:23-  How can people find you and please give us your Instagram addy!  INSTA: @Caitlin.AndHerLegNamed.Rex  FB  www.BeMoreAdaptive.org

16:30-  Fun fact about Rex

17:08-  Thank you Caitlin and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

17:42-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

 

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Apr 10, 2019

A lot of people I meet in the ADHD world are thrown into “all things ADHD” because they simply have no choice. What’s interesting is that my guest today has decided to make educating and helping folks with ADHD his profession! He coaches, he blogs, and he has started an ADHD support group for men- which is how I found him. There aren’t just loads of places to go, especially outside of the medical community, where you can have open and frank discussions with others who are similarly gifted. Marc has recently co-authored a book that will be out soon. We talk about how he chose this path, and some about what it’s like to be a guy who’s grown up with ADHD. Enjoy! 

 

In this episode Peter and Marc discuss:

1:00-  Intro & welcome Marc!

1:57-  You struggled in school like most all of us, but you got diagnosed at age 16; tell us your story.

4:40-  On receiving the diagnosis

5:25-  After you were diagnosed, what were the most noticeable changes in your life?

6:25-  What made you want to become an ADHD life coach/wellbeing instructor?

7:56-  Tell us a little more about your “awakening moment”, how you got into the concepts of wellbeing- and how all of that mattered.  ref:  Our Transformative Journey book

9:00-  What’s next for you?  ref:  ADHD Men’s Support Group

10:48-  On how men are conditioned from a young age to ‘just shake it off’; breaking that mold

12:28-  What do you say to the 16 year-old boy who has realized that he has a problem?

13:40-  On realizing you’re not broken, but instead have an incredible gift once you learn how to use it.

14:20-  How can people find you? www.WellnessWithMarc.com  @wellnesswithMarc on INTSA @wellnesswmarc on Twitter  FB  YouTube

14:45-  Thank you Marc and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

15:27-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Mar 20, 2019

My guest today had undiagnosed ADHD until she was twenty-one, and she wore a back brace for scoliosis from the age of eleven to thirteen, an experience that led directly to her debut novel Braced from Scholastic. It received three starred reviews, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, and has been nominated for several awards. Her new middle grade novel Focused, about a girl caught between her love of chess and her ADHD, will be in stores on March 26. Focused has received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and the American Library Association’s Booklist and is a Junior Library Library Guild Selection. We talk about her struggles in learning to read, how things felt for her growing up, and how she ultimately found her voice.  Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Alyson discuss:

1:24-  Intro & welcome Aylson!  ref: books “Braced” and “Focused

2:20-  Between your back brace and ADHD, growing up must’ve been a blast! Tell us your story?

3:48-  Were you getting a ‘you're not smart’ vibe from you teachers?

6:16-  We’re seeing more & more middle aged parents get diagnosed, because they’re kids are getting diagnosed!  i.e. Richard Titus interview here

7:00-  Have you always retreated into writing like me and many of our guests? What was YOUR thing?

9:40-  On Alyson’s first creative writing class

11:00-  On reading for enjoyment!  ref:  Encyclopedia Brown Archie Comics Choose Your Own Adventure Books

11:38-  So tell us about your latest work, “Focused

14:54-  How can people find you?  AlysonGerber.com  @AlysonGerber: Twitter INSTA FB: AlysonGerberBooks

15:28-  Thank you Alyson and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

15:50-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Mar 13, 2019

So as it turns out, Titus and I have like thousands of contacts in common. Like me, he was diagnosed with ADHD later in life, after he was named to the Wired 100 list in 2010.. his resume is super extensive & impressive! We talk today about how he first discovered that he had ADHD & Dyslexia, and what he’s implemented that is making his super powers even stronger! (Oh and my voice is better now by the way- thanks for suffering though my rasp the last couple of weeks). Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Titus discuss:

1:46-  Intro & welcome Richard Titus!  ref: Wired Razorfish Breezeworks Shenzen BBC Samsung

3:20-  Tell us your story. You didn’t realize you had ADHD until you had a daughter and she was diagnosed?  ref: Dr. Roz Wright 

7:05-  On realizing you're not alone

8:06-  On indicators of having ADHD

9:54-  What’s working for you; what’s your daily routine?

11:20-  On isolating yourself in order to focus/flow/deep-work

11:49-  On the importance of being punctual

12:43-  At what point did you realize your ADHD was benefiting you?

14:00-  On seeming forgetful, or even disrespectful on the daily

16:18-  How are you getting your dopamine fix these days?

17:32-  On switching gears form ‘Work mode’ to ‘Daddy mode’

19:06-  On blasting music to help focus. ref:  Daniel Clark interview,  Brain.FM  

19:47-  Tell me what you’ve learned over the past several years, understanding your diagnosis, that makes you a better person.

21:31-  How can people find you?  @Richard Titus Twitter, INSTA, FB about.me/richardtitus

21:55-  Thank you Richard Titus and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

22:15-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Lade Abuah is a Specialist Registrar in child and adolescent psychiatry; or in American parlance- a Medical Doctor with a passion for children & mental health. 

She’s the host of Our Mental Health Matters Podcast, a member of the Royal College Of Psychiatry and today we get to talk about her experience in working with kids who have ADHD/ADD living in the United Kingdom! We exchange and compare notes about social stigmas, teaching methodologies, and ways of increasing education & awareness. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Lade discuss:

1:44-  Intro and welcome Dr. Abuah!

2:15-  What do you see as some of the biggest differences between how ADHD is viewed in the UK versus the US?  ref:  DSM-5 versus ICD-10 classifications

3:14-  Do you think ADHD is as common in the UK as it is in the US?

4:15-  How did you end up working in child Psychology/Psychiatry?

4:45-  How would you explain an ADHD diagnosis to a parent for the first time?

6:40-  Is there a movement of awareness happening in the UK?  ref podcasts w/: Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Danny Meyer.  ref: STOMP, & Dr. Abuah’s podcast “Our Mental Health Matters 

9:42-  Do you see physical fitness come into play when you’re working with children?

10:19-  Are the schools in the UK becoming more adaptable to those with ADHD/ADD?

11:15-  Some studies show that when recess is increased from 15m a day to 90m a day, ADHD students experience dramatic benefits. Is there anything like this happening in the UK? Freeplay Houston School specializing in ADHD

12:20-  Is the National Health Service looking at ADHD more than they were say, five years ago?

13:06-  How can people reach you if they want to find about more? Mental Health Matters Podcast, Twitter @OmoladeAmaka

13:41-  Thank you Lade and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

14:00-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Feb 27, 2019

Rett Harmon wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until he was in college, where he studied Real Estate. Now co-owner of Century 21 Novus, he actively sells real estate and leads his Team- Rettro Group. His previous team closed 226 transactions in 2017 so the man stays super busy! He likes video marketing, blogging for publications, and speaking at industry events, but additionally he’s an Amazon Best Selling Author, Eagle Scout, (my personal favorite), has ownership in 9 companies, and loves raising money via Reels for Easter Seals. So we talk today about how he balances it all, and his story of success. Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter and Rett discuss:

1:32-  Intro and welcome Rett!

2:00-  You didn’t get diagnosed until you were in college- what was it like for you growing up?

2:42-  What did your college professor notice about you, exactly?

3:29-  What’s an average day like for you?

4:47-  What do you do to keep yourself centered?

5:32-  How does ADHD affect you positively? Negatively?

6:25-  How do you switch your brain from “Work Mode” to Family Mode” -especially with a hectic, never-stop career in Real Estate?

7:29-  Talk to me about your personal self care, and how you get your dopamine fix.

8:19-  Do you see any signs of ADD/ADHD in your kids?

10:30-  What would you tell a parent who’s kid was just diagnosed with ADHD?

13:50-  Do you have any funny stories about how ADHD has affected your life?

14:55-  How can people find you Rett? Facebook, INSTA, RettHarmon@gmail.com

15:46-  Thank you Rett and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

16:18-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Feb 20, 2019

We get to share-in a very raw and real conversation today. If your a hockey fan like me, then you know the name Theo Fleury from his 1000+ games on the ice, or from his Olympic Gold medal win in 2002! But off the rink, his life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviors. Today, Theo defines himself as a victor over trauma and addiction, and a facilitator to those still trying to find their way. His best-selling books, Playing with Fire and Conversations with a Rattlesnake, encourage open sharing and provide practical tools that people seeking help can personally use. We talk about his ADHD, his childhood, his adjustment to retirement and about never quitting…Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Theo discuss:

1:40-  Intro and welcome Theo Fleury!!

2:30-  You started playing hockey at five years old- what were things like for you growing up?

4:40-  Your career is amazing!! How did things go when you retired from the NHL?

9:28-  Theo on True purpose. ref: Playing With Fire” book

10:46-  On ADHD stereotypes

11:48-  On labels

13:40-  On learning to use a faster brain. Managing dopamine rushes.

15:44-  What do you do these days to get your dopamine fix?

17:42-  On staying busy, on schedule and fighting addiction

18:48-  On transitioning from a completely and fully scheduled career, to surviving on your own from day-to-day.

19:40-  On creating a new toolbox for yourself

20:55-  Why we need to be talking more about solutions

24:12-  How can people find you Theo?  www.TheoFleury.life and at Twitter, INSTA: @TheoFluery14

24:28-  Thank you so much Theo and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

24:56-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

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