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Faster Than Normal

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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Dec 28, 2016

The Faster Than Normal Video Course is out! 36 videos to teach you how to take back control of your attention, your time, and your life! Check it out here

When you have ADHD, it sometimes feels like you can't control one thing in your life, right? It's like, as soon as you put your attention into this thing over here, this other thing over there demands it from you. Hence, nothing gets done.

Well, imagine someone who's able to not only use his ADHD to make sure that never happens, but to do it in such a way that he's able to support upwards of 100 clients at the same time! Pretty insane, huh?

Meet Jordan Lark. In addition to having killer tattoos, Jordan runs Evolutionary Health, and undertakes a practical approach to nutrition. He believes that most clients have the knowledge but the trouble lies in the implementation. (Sounds like us with ADHD, right?)

Check out this podcast to see how Jordan uses his ADHD to structure his life, his work, and his work/family balance. It's pretty amazing!

Happy New Year!

In this episode, Peter and Jordan discuss:

  • Working with a 100 clients a week (02:36)
  • Jordan's backstory (03:12)
  • Living with ADD in the 80s (05:24)
  • Choosing a profession (07:13)
  • Client interaction (10:25)
  • Work and family balance (12:18)
  • Time with kids (13:37)
  • Preventing burnout (15:23)
  • Top three life rules (16:54)
  • Favorite apps (18:34)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Dec 20, 2016

The Faster Than Normal Video Course is out! 36 videos to teach you how to take back control of your attention, your time, and your life! Check it out here

You know what never ceases to amaze me about ADHD? The fact that no matter how many things are similar, there are so many differences amongst the people who use ADHD to their advantage. This week's guest, Joe Caserta, proves the same. Joe is a recognized authority, author and educator in big data and data analytics. Big data. Analytics. That's like, a lot of math. The stuff that used to get me into a nervous tizzy every day in school, and nearly got me kicked out of college, is how Joe created a multi-million dollar business. Joe took his inability to sit still and turned it upside down, building a hugely respected company in the process.

ADHD. I'll tell you. It's never boring.

In this episode, Peter and Joe discuss:

  • Joe's back story (02:54)
  • Immersion learning (05:13)
  • Tips for non exciting work (08:20) (VALUE-BOMB)
  • Hyper focus (09:51)
  • Life work balance (11:41)
  • Soft skills vs hard skills (12:15) (VALUE-BOMB)
  • Using data to change your life (15:09)
  • Intense personality (17:23)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Dec 7, 2016

The Faster Than Normal Video Course is out! 36 videos to teach you how to take back control of your attention, your time, and your life! Check it out here

Imagine for a second, if you will, a man who doesn't hold back in the slightest. He works with some of the top celebrities in the world, yet doesn't have the remotest of filters on his brain, mouth, or actions. Imagine that, and multiply it by a thousand, and you get this week's Faster Than Normal Interview, Vinnie Tortoritch. 

This man is legendary. He didn't want to become a trainer. He didn't want to host a ridiculously popular podcast. He didn't want to do any of the things he does - Yet now he does them, and he's famous for it!

Why? ADHD. Listen here. You'll like it.

In this episode, Peter and Vinnie discuss:

  • Vinnie's background (01:48)
  • Beginning of the personal training (02:45)
  • The fitness podcast (04:15)
  • Internet famous (06:06)
  • Zone of focus (06:50)
  • Caffeine and concentration (07:41)
  • How healthy habits affect the brain (08:40)
  • Kids with problems or lazy teachers (09:13)
  • When losers get trophies (12:09)
  • The presidential fitness test (14:07)
  • No sugar no grains (16:36)
  • School lunches (19:19)
  • For the parents (23:12)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Nov 23, 2016

The Faster Than Normal Video Course is out! 36 videos to teach you how to take back control of your attention, your time, and your life! Check it out here

This week's guest is Scott Jordan, founder of the wildly popular SCOTTEVEST line of clothing! (Full disclosure, I'm on Scott's board, and he's a personal friend.)

Scott is known for many things, and "holding back" isn't one of them. In this episode, Scott talks about his lovely better half, Laura, manages her ADHD. He doesn't pull punches, he talks about the positives and negatives. You might get angry, you might agree - But you'll definitely learn something in probably the most controversial FTN interview ever!

In this episode, Peter and Scott discuss:

  • Scott's story (02:42)
  • Spouse with ADHD (04:00)
  • Marrying a complete opposite (05:07)
  • Avoiding conflict (07:42)
  • Forgetfulness (09:46)
  • ADHD and intelligence (10:44)
  • Certified crazy (11:43)
  • Medication (12:49)
  • How to deal with a spouse with ADHD (15:39)
  • Introverts (17:37)
  • Tips for someone married to a spouse with ADHD (19:27)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Nov 16, 2016

The Faster Than Normal Video Course is out! 36 videos to teach you how to take back control of your attention, your time, and your life! Check it out at www.ftncourse.com!

ADHD Nation is currently THE hot book to read in the ADHD world. I've read it, and it's a very worthwhile read. I was fortunate to get the author, Alan Schwartz, on the FTN Podcast to discuss the book, his research, and give us his take on ADHD and the pharmaceutical industry.

Don't worry, I'm not going off on a "don't take medication ever!" rant. As you know, I'm not anti-medication. But I do believe that throwing our children (or even our adults) on ADHD medication simply because they're not acting like everyone else is a mistake, and medication should be a last resort, not a first strike.

I believe that if I were on medication as a kid, my creativity wouldn't have been anywhere near as strong, and I doubt I would be where I am now, in any capacity, from my personal life to my professional life. I believe that by not taking medication, I was able to channel the benefits of my ADHD and truly thrive.

Take a listen. This is one of the more serious subjects we've discussed on FTN. As always, I welcome your feedback below. Enjoy the podcast!

In this episode, Peter and Alan discuss:

  • Alan's story (01:21)
  • Pitfalls of the education system (03:02)
  • Roles of teachers (06:14)
  • Evolution and the human brain (07:30)
  • Driving force behind quick diagnosis (09:22)
  • The better way (11:47)
  • Older patients (15:57)
  • The temptation of medication (18:02)
  • Exercise (19:54)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

 

Nov 2, 2016

This week's guest is Marina Darlow, with a fascinating discussion on how systems can blow your ADHD up into your biggest benefit ever!

In this episode, Peter and Marina discuss:

  • Marina's back story (01:50)
  • Shame and ADHD (04:05)
  • Management of symptoms through systems (05:07)
  • Key qualities of a good system (06:15)
  • Having reminders (07:51)
  • Conscious decision making (11:19)
  • Limiting choices and flexibility (12:04)
  • When to ditch systems (13:48)
  • Speaking at a conference (17:20)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

 

Oct 26, 2016

What if everything you knew was wrong? What if you were tracking all the wrong metrics on your path to what you thought was success? Our guest today experienced that, and came out transformed for the better on the other side. Meet Mike Merriam.

What really got to me about this interview was the fact that Mike wasn't diagnosed with ADHD until he was 37. Like myself, and I'm sure many of you, Mike spent years just assuming that he was "different in a bad way," as opposed to learning to turn his talents towards good. When he finally did, everything (and I mean everything) shifted for him.

Listen to this interview, and explore the six fundamental questions that radically changed Mike Merriam's life, and might do the same for you. Enjoy!

PS: Added bonus: We touch on the keto diet and biohacking in this interview, as well!

 

In this episode, Peter and Mike discuss:

  • Mike's backstory (02:25)
  • Creating a massive change (06:02)
  • The six fundamental questions (09:15)
  • Daily practice (10:50)
  • Tracking progress (12:44)
  • Bio-hacking & the keto diet (16:36)
  • Running multiple businesses (18:40)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Oct 19, 2016

The Faster Than Normal ADHD T-Shirts are live! Grab yours before the campaign ends next week!

So whenever I talk about taking ADHD meds, I call it my "expense report medication." That is, if I'm forced to take medication, it's only for things that truly won't get done otherwise - I don't take Concerta all the time, usually rarely. But occasionally, it's needed, for those things people with ADHD just simply don't want to do. Like expense reports. Or benefits forms. Or claims forms.

That's why this week is a special treat for us: Josh Verne has founded multiple companies, and as always, comes from a place where he realized that what he has is a gift, not a curse.We're going to find out how all of these things can be done, with ADHD, by talking this week, not to someone with ADHD, but with OCD. We're going to find out how Josh uses his OCD to do some of the things that we couldn't imagine doing - And the best part? Josh's secret lies in two things: His outlook on life, and enjoying what he does.

You know who else that works for? Us!! Enjoy this interview. You're going to like it.

In this episode, Peter and Josh discuss:

  • Josh's story and OCD (02:06)
  • Negative vs positive outlook (04:28)
  • Having devices automate mundane tasks (06:59)
  • Running an employee benefits company (08:48)
  • Meetings (10:53)
  • The challenge with having to always finish a task (12:03)
  • Enjoying what you do (13:01)
  • Relaxation (14:14)
  • Success secrets (15:03)
  • Boxing (15:43)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Oct 11, 2016

If I can't get the real Oprah on FTN, the next best thing is the "Oprah of China," Dominic Johnson-Hill. Meet this week's guest, and learn how he went from growing up having a truly awful fear of failure and hating everything about school, to learning to channel his ADHD into his work and projects, allowing him to become the most successful t-shirt entrepreneur in China!

We've all been there - He'll talk about how his quest for continued excitement led him to leave home and settle in China - completely by himself. His success has come from him using his ADHD to come up with and implement those ideas everyone else thinks are crazy - until they work. You'll like this interview. If you do, PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES! The link is below! Thanks!!

In this episode, Peter and Dominic discuss:

  • Dominic's story (01:57)
  • Schools and teachers (06:02)
  • Being competitive (06:37)
  • Seeking excitement (08:04)
  • Seeing the future (09:20)
  • Regrets (11:52)
  • About the t-shirt company plastered (13:19)
  • Not knowing how to say no (17:22)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Oct 5, 2016

The thing I love the most about ADHD is this: I get to talk to people who went through the exact same things as a kid, that I went through as a kid. This week's guest is no exception - Meet John Sonmez - Bullied as a kid, and turned his ADHD into a mega-power for him. A day or a week doesn't happen for John without a plan. In John's terms, "ADHD people suck at judgement calls. So I remove them."

The key: Create your plan when you're NOT in the moment - When you're NOT fueled by passion, dopamine, or fire. Then you can make the right choices.

PS: Meta rule: You can only modify the rule NOT when you're doing the rule. I.e., you can't say "I don't want to run today" if your rule for this week says you have to run today.

In this episode, Peter and John discuss:

  • John's background story (01:32)
  • Negatives of growing up with ADD (04:42)
  • Dealing with society and expectations (07:31)
  • Tips to maximize your day (09:16)
  • Modifying rules (11:22)
  • Flying of the rails (12:56)
  • Start with the end in mind (14:58)
  • Things John will not let himself do (15:54)
  • Morning routine (17:49)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Sep 28, 2016

Meet Dr. Jim Poole. He's this week's guest, and he runs a wonderful company called FastBraiin, which has centers around the country that focus on helping children, students, and parents understand that ADHD is a gift, not a curse. (Sort of like a walk-in version of this podcast!)

The best part about FastBraiin? It's deliberately misspelled, because Jim has ADHD and mistyped the domain when he bought it. I love that. Enjoy!

In this episode, Peter and Jim discuss:

  • Jim's story (01:16)
  • Different types of patients (04:13)
  • The McDonald's syndrome (05:47)
  • Protein for breakfast (07:28)
  • Meditation and kids (09:56)
  • Tips for parents (11:30)
  • Watching TV (13:38)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Sep 20, 2016

Not often we get a TV star on Faster Than Normal! Meet Ryan Zamo, star of Amazon's "Backstabber." One of the hardest things anyone has to deal with in life is rejection - Now imagine having ADHD, and having to deal with rejection in a million different ways. "Was it because of this? Or this? Or maybe this?"

Ryan has amazing stories about how he handles rejection, and as importantly, how he stays focused, stays in the zone, and of course, his amazing ability to "reset" on a moment's notice. Don't miss this one!

In this episode, Peter and Ryan discuss:

  • Ryan's story (01:21)
  • Dealing with rejection (05:32)
  • Ability to reset (07:01)
  • Staying focused (08:37)
  • Creativity on medication (09:37)
  • Natural ways to get in the zone (11:44)
  • Ryan's show (13:13)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Sep 13, 2016

Let me tell you about Rachel Cotton. Other than the half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich on foccacia bread that's strangely taking up half her headshot, she's one of the most hyper-focused people I've ever met. Possibly even more than me, and that is saying a LOT. Also, she loves Daft Punk. My kind of woman.

But, she proves a point - Having a faster brain really DOES mean we can do anything. There's something to be said for having a playlist for your workouts, AND a playlist for your WORK. Like many of us, she's a regular person, making her mark in a world that's just a little bit slower. She has a really impressive backstory, and I think you're going to enjoy this interview. Pay special attention to the parts where she talks about how she handles projects that require massive amounts of focus. There's some gold in there. Enjoy!

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, or leave us a comment below - We'd love to hear!

In this episode, Peter and Rachel discuss:

  • Rachel's backstory (02:04)
  • Working on things you don't enjoy doing (06:35)
  • Playlists for running and work (08:34)
  • Rachel's PHD (09:38)
  • Things that require a massive amount of focus (11:59)
  • Tools to help with hyperfocus (12:59)
  • Dealing with negatives (14:25)
  • Top tips to make ADHD a gift (15:15)
  • Exercise (16:05)

Links/Mentions

Sep 7, 2016

If you're an entrepreneur, and you've never heard of the EOFire Podcast, you're probably not an entrepreneur. John Lee Dumas launched a podcast in 2012 focused on the entrepreneurial journey, and by 2015, the revenue from it allowed him to move his family to Puerto Rico and live the life he wants to live - And yes - He credits his ADHD for it. He's a brilliant entrepreneur, who has used the Faster Than Normal staples of elimination of choice and avoiding distractions to blow up his life for the better. You're going to like this one!

In this episode, Peter and John discuss:

  • John's background (02:08)
  • Focus and avoiding distractions (06:22)
  • The squirrel theory (09:00)
  • Elimination of choice (09:31)
  • Sleeping times (11:21)
  • Rituals (13:36)
  • Time Hack (19:46)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Aug 31, 2016

Happy last day of August, live from Shanghai! Hope you're having a great week!

This week's guest is Elliot Weissbluth, the CEO of Hightower Advisors. Elliott was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was a young boy, and much like those with ADHD, he learned to change his brain to use his gift to his advantage. It seems to have worked, as Hightower currently has something like $36 billion dollars under management.

Elliot gives some great insight on how he runs his team, and uses his unique talents to do so. This is a departure from the ADHD guest format, and I'm glad we did it, as there's a lot we can learn from Elliot and the dyslexic mindset that we can apply to our own, as well.

In this episode, Peter and Elliot discuss:

  • Elliot's background (01:46)
  • Stories about carrying typewriters to school (03:24)
  • Overcoming Dyslexia (07:02)
  • Staying present and in the moment (10:45)
  • Definition of normal (11:28)
  • The concept of firing yourself each year (13:24) (This is a good one)
  • Feeling stuck (15:33)
  • Avoiding target fixation (16:36)
  • Making conference calls effective (17:27)
  • Cycling (20:06)
  • Advice on not being held back by ADHD or dyslexia (22:21)

Links/Mentions

And hey - Entrepreneurs - Next week is going to rock - We've got John Lee Dumas on the podcast! The host of EO Fire, you're not going to want to miss how this ADHD genius started a podcast and turned it into a million dollar a year business, in under four years!

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Aug 24, 2016

A big welcome this week to all who found us in today's Wall Street Journal article on the benefits of getting up super-early! So glad to have you!

Fun podcast this week - We're talking to Kirsten Milliken, author of the book PlayDHD - Her premise is very simple: As adults, we don't get enough playtime. Playtime is key and essential to mitigating the negatives of ADHD (without medication,) and allowing us to truly evolve our brains to be Faster Than Normal.

Now, as we all know, I'm not anti-med. I am, however, a believer that medication to treat ADHD should be a last resort, and not a first strike. There are so many ways to improve our brains to adapt and thrive with ADHD! It's why I get up super-early, it's why I skydive, run, exercise, don't drink, etc. And millions of people do the same thing! It's important to note - The concept of sitting at a desk all day isn't more than a few hundred years old. Before that? Well, we were up virtually constantly. Working, playing, walking, exercising - it was who we were!

Enjoy this week's episode with Kirsten, it's a good one! And next wednesday, we're talking to Elliott Weissbluth, CEO of Hightower - A $36 billion dollar money management firm. ADHD? Billions? We've got it all. Make sure you subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher so you don't miss an episode!

In this episode, Peter and Kirsten discuss:

  • Kirsten's Story (02:45)
  • Why play is so important (05:00)
  • Playing vs enjoying what you do (06:02)
  • The lack of play in adults (07:38)
  • How Kirsten explains to her patients why they need to play (10:37)
  • How to maximize ADHD to your advantage (12:51)
  • Kirsten's favorite way to play (14:50)
  • How to deal with boring tasks (15:37)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Aug 17, 2016

This week on Faster Than Normal, we speak with Elaine Taylor-Klaus, who runs the website Impact ADHD. Elaine is a coach, working specifically with parents and kids with ADHD. She's got some wonderful advice for the parents in the audience, and as a bonus, it works for all of us! Enjoy this episode!

In this episode, Peter and Elaine discuss:

  • How Elaine discovered that she has ADHD (01:20)
  • The Impact ADHD website (03:58)
  • Five tips for parents who have a child who has been gifted with ADHD (05:42)
  • Naughty versus neurological (07:21)
  • What to tell a kid who feels different because of their gift (08:41)
  • How to stop kids from rebelling as teenagers (09:10)
  • Is there a difference between boys and girls with ADHD (10:06)
  • Tips for dealing with compulsive behavior (12:19)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Aug 10, 2016

As a welcome to all our new listeners who found us from our wonderful interview last week with Seth Godin, I thought it might be a good time to flip it up a bit, and let you learn a little more about me, your host. For the past six months, I've been interviewing successful people with ADHD every day, but very few of you know my story. Perhaps now is the right time to change that.

Also, I'd like to put out a request: If you know of anyone who you think would make a great guest for future episodes of Faster Than Normal, I'd love to meet them! You can have them reach out to me at here on the contact page - Or send me their info, and I'll reach out to them directly. We're always looking for people with passionate, positive ADHD stories to tell - how ADHD helped improve their lives, and take them to the next level. Remember: ADHD is a gift, not a curse. PS: Extra bonus points if the person you know has some kind of celebrity status or following. It's truly amazing how many publicists don't understand the value of putting their clients on podcasts - Especially podcasts like this one. So let's change that conversation!

Anyway, here's me - open, honest, and raw. Hope you enjoy it, hope it's useful, and as always, thank you for listening.

In this episode, David and Peter discuss:

  • David tells his story (02:04)
  • The benefits of having ADHD (03:41)
  • Dealing with a thousand of ideas going on at once (05:34)
  • Growing up feeling different (07:28)
  • Advice to your younger self (11:18)
  • When Peter realized he has a super power (12:12)
  • Dealing with too many choices (14:02)
  • Peter's Central Park story (15:45)
  • Addiction to exercise (17:47)
  • Being a parent with ADD/ADHD (21:33)
  • Things Peter still struggles with (23:25)

 

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Aug 3, 2016

I literally can't even right now. I present to you an interview with Seth Godin. Yes. THE Seth Godin. He's on the Faster Than Normal Podcast this week, opening up about his ADHD, talking all about how he's made his life the unbelievable success that it is, and how he's used his ADHD to his advantage.

Seth Godin! I mean, this man has done for the online world what Dr. Jonas Salk did for vaccines, and I'm not blowing smoke. Seth is known WORLDWIDE for his business acumen (he started Yoyodyne and sold it to Yahoo! for an estimated $30 million...) His books, including Purple Cow and Permission Marketing, and he blogs EVERY SINGLE DAY at sethgodin.typepad.com. He's been one of my heroes and idols forever, and I'm just so honored that he agreed to join us for what may be the most informative and inspiring interview I've done on FTN to date. I'm tremendously thankful to Seth for his time, energy, and passion that you'll no doubt hear from the first second of this interview to the last. Do enjoy!

In this episode, Peter and Seth discuss:

How Peter and Seth first met (03:16)
Seth's story (05:00)
Narrative about ADHD - Hunters vs Farmers (06:55)
Diagnosing kids and society that favors being the same (09:44)
The concept of Big T and Little T (12:19)
Elimination of choice (16:33)
Shame around having ADHD (17:20)
Seth's daily rituals (19:02)
Triggers and will power (20:56)
Advice for those who don't think they can change their lives (24:23)
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As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Jul 27, 2016

I'll be honest... When a dentist reached out to me and said he should be on the podcast, I didn't really get it. But then, I talked to Dr. Roger Lucas. Not only is he using ADHD to make his practice one of the top practices in his area, but he's also learned a thing or two about running a business, being married with ADHD, managing people, and yes - even how what you eat, and how you take care of your teeth, affects your ADD and ADHD. You're not going to want to miss this episode - Especially when we talk about Coffee and Methyl-B12 Vitamins!

In this episode, Peter and Roger discuss:

  • Roger's background (1:29)
  • About the book, eating chocolate and cavities (2:22)
  • Techniques for writing a book (4:11)
  • Being diagnosed with ADHD (7:33)
  • Top tips for running a business (10:12)
  • Personality tests (12:25)
  • Tips & Tricks for managing people (18:57)
  • Coffee & B12 (21:02)

 

 

Jul 20, 2016

Parents: Ever wonder what would happen if you parented "without a filter?" Well, you'd become this week's guest, Rachel Figueroa. Rachel is known for many things, including being the voice behind the famous "El Bloombito" Twitter account that took New York City by storm during the Bloomberg years. Additionally, she's a home-schooling mom to her four-year-old daughter, an avid animal rights activist, a pilot, and of course, massively ADHD. If you're a parent, you simply MUST listen to this episode. The value-bombs she deploys are nothing short of MASSIVE.

In this episode, Peter and Rachel discuss:

  • Rachel's backstory (3:22)
  • Being a parent with no filter (05:30)
  • Benefits of ADHD (07:03)
  • How to handle home schooling five days a week (09:03)
  • Tips for being a parent with ADHD (10:12)
  • Addictive personalities (12:55)
  • What to do to replace addictions (17:27)
  • Additional tips for parents (18:17)

Links/Mentions

  • Jewyorican (Twitter)
  • ABC Mouse (App)
  • Go Go Lingo (App)
  • Miracle Morning - Hal Elrod (Book)
  • Wunderlist (App)
  • Quit Now Pro (App)

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Jul 13, 2016

You know what I love? I love emails that start with "Hi, Peter, I should be on your podcast. I have ADHD, and served ten years in a federal prison." This week, we talk to Mark-John Clifford, ADHD and convicted white-collar felon, who shares his story, and it's an amazing one at that. Let alone reading like something out of the TV show White Collar, prison life is beyond rigid, yet Mark learned how to use it to his advantage to help him best manage his ADHD. You're going to want to hear his story.

In this episode, Peter and Mark discuss:

  • Mark's story (02:00)
  • What made Mark good with numbers (07:27)
  • Visualization technique (07:51)
  • Dealing with the rigidity and schedule of prison (8:47)
  • Managing the unexpected (13:23)
  • Tips and tricks for dealing with ADHD on the job and in life (16:43)
  • Funny incarceration story (21:32)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Jul 6, 2016

This week, we talk to John Ruhlin. He's written an amazing book called Giftology, and the whole premise is on the concept of gift-giving. Why is this ADHD-related? Well, by nature, faster than normal people like us tend to be very giving. We like helping, we want people to like us. How do we do it, though, in such a way where we don't come across as trying too hard? I know for me personally, it's not always easy. That's why I'm a huge fan here of John's new book, and his whole philosophy. I think you will be, too. Enjoy!

In this episode, Peter and John discuss:

  • John's story (03:51)
  • Business cards and gift giving (06:22)
  • Scheduling and following up (08:36)
  • Top tips for streamlining and staying focused (11:25)
  • Working with an assistant (12:32)
  • Favorite apps and software (14:38)
  • Writing on airplanes and tech fasts (16:16)
  • What's next for John (18:55)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Jun 21, 2016

This will go down as one of the top five interviews I've done so far on FTN. This week, we talk to Emily Anhalt. Emily - get this - did her doctoral dissertation on people with ADHD who succeed by utilizing their ADHD, as opposed to medicating it!!

This woman is my unicorn. It's a truly eye-opening interview, and one you need to listen to immediately. When you're done listening, you also need to watch her TEDx talk on the same thing, posted below. I'm so thrilled to have met Emily, and have no doubt we'll be collaborating on many things to come in the future.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE. It's a game changer.

In this episode, Peter and Emily discuss:

  • Emily's story (05:27)
  • Why a lot of research isn't done on ADHD (06:48)
  • What can we do to break through the stigma of ADHD (08:39)
  • Lessons learned from interviewing people with ADHD (09:48)
  • Thoughts on medication (10:34)
  • Tips for functioning without medication (13:46)
  • Procrastination (16:28)
  • Emily's top three tips for turning ADHD into a strength (20:02)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Jun 14, 2016

This week, we talk to Cameron Herold. I first met Cameron when he was working on Got Junk, a company he wound up selling several years ago. He's one of the top entrepreneurs in the business today, and his advice goes for thousands of dollars an hour. He's also, of course, ADHD. Check out his interview, and you'll be amazed how much of yourself you'll hear in his story.

In this episode, Peter and Cameron discuss:

  • Cameron's story (03:15)
  • Not fitting in at school (05:21)
  • Feeling disappointed with performance (06:05)
  • Advice for those not feeling ok with being different (07:15)
  • The strength that comes from being scattered (09:00)
  • Tips and tricks for surviving the day (12:04)
  • ADHD and accountability (13:58)
  • Top tips for running your life (15:45)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

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