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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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Feb 18, 2016

Remember the movie "Outbreak?" This is nothing like that. Today's guest is Susanna Visser,  DrPH, MS, Lead Epidemiologist, Child Development Studies Team, Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects  and Developmental Disabilities  at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Whew!!) Stick with us, the audio on this one isn't perfect, but we're getting better with each episode! Huge thanks to Dr. Visser for taking some time to join us! In this episode: What made Susana want to study this niche Why a large part of society doesn't believe ADD/ADHD is a disorder Symptoms vs impairments Medication vs behavioral support Trends in education of parents, teachers and employers Suggestions for parents of kids with ADHD Social Perception Owning the disorder and not hiding it Leveraging strengths and good behaviors Links/Mentions Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The National Resource on ADHD  

Feb 18, 2016

Welcome to Episode 003 of The Faster Than Normal Podcast! Today's guest is Brandon Steiner, CEO of the #1 sports memorabilia company in the world, Steiner Sports. Brandon has talked about his ADD publicly many times in the past, and much like me, credits a lot of his success to it. We're thrilled he took the time to join us today. In this episode: How Steiner Sports started and grew over the years How Brandon manages to regularly post on his blog with all the other things going on? Brandon's tips on managing ADHD & on staying present What to watch for when trying new medication The role Brandon believes that diet plays in ADHD How to utilize ADHD as an advantage to help with creativity Advice for someone that is freshly diagnosed Links/Mentions Driven to Distraction by Dr. Ed Hallowell Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley

Feb 18, 2016

ADHD = Entrepreneur! Today we talk to the man who single-handedly brought the automobile industry into the world of social media, and the founder of Scott Monty Strategies, Scott Monty. In this episode, Scott and I discuss: Open Office Arrangements ADD vs ADHD Non-Typical symptoms The types of intensive tests Scott had done on him Behavior problems in school Peter's A-ha moment (you'll like this one) Why Scott stopped taking his medication What the brains of people with ADHD are missing What Scott does instead of medications Scott's hobby podcast that he has done for over 9 years The importance of social connection Moments of isolation and how to fill those gaps Sherlock Holmes, Sigmund Freud, Robin Williams, and cocaine (And yes, they all have something in common) Tips and Tricks that Scott uses in his professional life Links/Mentions Newsletter: The Full Monty: Virtually Everything ScottMonty.com

Feb 18, 2016

Let's meet the father of ADHD on our very first episode! Today's guest is Dr. Edward Hallowell, called by many the "father of ADHD." This man's books changed my life, and I'm so glad he's our very first guest! Please enjoy, and please click the subscribe button above as well as leave us a review on iTunes! By leaving us a review, you'll help us improve our ranking on iTunes, which allows to to help more people understand that having ADD or ADHD is a gift, not a curse! In this episode: How people discover they first have ADD/ADHD The common conditions misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD The awareness of ADD of the general public and why Dr. Edward Hallowell decided to publish a book on it Types of damage done to kids in school by not understanding ADD/ADHD Positives and Negatives of ADD/ADHD Things Peter learned to improve his life ADHD vs "Life." Problems with stimulation and distraction Traits vs the condition Percentage of the population that actually has ADHD What to do before resorting to medication Why it is called an epidemic Importance of systems "T-Positives" vs "T-Negatives" How addictions relate to ADD Creative outlets & adaptive methods The sport that has the largest number of recovering addicts Secrets of being successful in life Lillies vs Leeches Importance of having a coach Links/Mentions Dr. Hallowell's upcoming Podcast: Distraction Dr Edward Hallowell (Official Site / Twitter) Spark: Physical Exercise - Book by John J. Ratey The Edison Trait - Book by Lucy Jo Palladino Driven To Distraction - Book by Dr. Edward Hallowell

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