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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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Now displaying: November, 2016
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)

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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!

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)

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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!

 

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!

 

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