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Dec 13, 2017

You know those races where people jump over fire pits, carry 80 pound bags of sand up a hill, and crawl under barbed wire?

Of course you do. If you're ADHD, chances are you've done it. A mere marathon? That's for regular people. Am I right?

Welcome to the world of the Spartan Race. This week, we've got the founder on FTN, and, you guessed it, he's massively ADHD.

So ADHD, in fact, that he wouldn't shut off his email for the entire interview. You'll see what I mean when you listen

Joe De Sena - the founder and CEO of Spartan Race has demonstrated his entrepreneurial drive since his pre-teens. From selling fireworks at age eight, to building a multimillion-dollar pool business in college, to creating a Wall Street trading firm, and now the world’s fastest growing sports movement, De Sena is a living definition of the word entrepreneur, and proof that ADHD can truly be your secret weapon.

Following a successful career on Wall Street, De Sena moved his family to Pittsfield, Vermont to operate an organic farm, a bed and breakfast, and a general store for hikers. It was here his passion grew for ultramarathons, adventure races, and endurance events; and thus the idea for the Spartan Race was born.

With more than 200 events in 30+ countries planned for 2017, Spartan Race has more than 1 million global participants offering open heats for all fitness levels and ages, as well as competitive and elite heats. The company has more than 5 million passionate social media followers, health and wellness products, and two popular NBC television series, making obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports—and lifestyles— in the world. As a leader in the sport, Spartan Race is the first obstacle racing company to feature timing and global rankings.

Enjoy the episode! It's a wild one!

 

Dec 6, 2017

Hi there, gang! As this episode publishes, I'm in a plane somewhere above the Pacific Ocean, as I take what I'm pretty sure is my last flight to Asia this year. Two days in Hong Kong, then back to NYC.

But that gives me lots and lots of time to write, and as you know, my best writing and best ideas come to me on airplanes.

Our guest this week had his game-changing idea come to him in the drive-through line at a McDonald's. Yes, seriously!

Brian Scudamore is the Founder & CEO of three franchise companies; an entrepreneur recognized for his passion, vision, and faith in people.

Brian started (and is best known for) his first business, 1-800- GOT-JUNK? in Vancouver, Canada at the age of 18. He went on to revolutionize the junk removal industry. Today, 1-800- GOT-JUNK? has more than 850 trucks on the road throughout 170 locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Accolades include Fortune Small Business’ Best Bosses Award, Globe & Mail’s Top 40 under 40, the International Franchise Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007, and induction into the Young Presidents Organization in 2014, as well as Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization CEO Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement in 2012. 1-800- GOT-JUNK? is a three-time winner of a prestigious “Best Company To Work For” award in British Columbia.

And yes... As you guessed, Brian is massively, massively ADHD.

Enjoy the interview! It's a good one!

Nov 29, 2017

Hey there everyone! Psyched to welcome a best-selling author this week, Kim Scott!

Kim is the author of the NYT & WSJ bestseller Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity. Kim led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick teams at Google and then joined Apple University to develop and teach “Managing at Apple.” Kim has been a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other tech companies. Additional information is available athttps://www.radicalcandor.com/ Follow her on Twitter @kimballscott

This episode is fun, because we talk about what it’s like to manage people – specifically those who are neuroatypical. Got employees? Heck, got friends? Listen to this episode. You’ll learn a lot.

My favorite line: “Radical Candor sounds different with each person to whom you talk”

Enjoy the podcast!  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!

PS: Don’t forget – We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower – The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

Nov 15, 2017

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm an avid cyclist. Whether I'm doing leisurely loops around Central Park, or hundred mile rides while training for my next Ironman, if I'm exercising and not running, I can either be found on my Specialized Venge, or my Peloton spin bike. Not only is it amazing exercise, not only is it a bicycle seat a great place from which to see the world, but for me, probably the best benefit of cycling is the massive dopamine hit that I get from ten minutes into my ride, that lasts for several hours after the ride has ended. There's truly nothing like it.

That's why, when I found out that Specialized Bicycles had a non-profit component called The Specialized Foundation, and that The Specialized Foundation focuses on getting school kids with ADHD on bicycles as a way to temper the negative effects of ADHD, there was absolutely no question that I had to get the heads of the foundation on the FTN Podcast.

This amazing organization is doing incredible things for kids with ADHD, and they're growing by the day. I'm so honored to be joined by both Ted Theocheung, the CEO of the Specialized Foundation, and Kimberly Price, Ph.D., Director of Research and School Programs for the Specialized Foundation.

This is, yet again, more proof that exercise is one of the key components to utilizing the faster brain of someone with ADHD. The research is strong, the foundation is doing amazing things to prove that. This is an interview you don't want to miss, whether you have children or not!

I guess Queen was right when they said "Get on you bikes and ride!"

 

Nov 1, 2017

Let's face it - If you're a manager, chances are, you're going to be managing some neuro-atypical employees, if you're not already. Considering some studies are saying that four out of ten new hires in the next ten years are going to be on the spectrum of ADD, ADHD, OCD, or similar, how you start dealing with these employees now will determine how easy it is to get your new hires later.

That's where this week's guest comes in. Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer.

Since 1995, Bruce has worked with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart; from the Army to the YMCA.

He's currently the chairman of Rainmaker Thinking, and talks to us today about what bosses and managers need to know about the next generation of employees.

Enjoy!

Nov 1, 2017

Let's face it - If you're a manager, chances are, you're going to be managing some neuro-atypical employees, if you're not already. Considering some studies are saying that four out of ten new hires in the next ten years are going to be on the spectrum of ADD, ADHD, OCD, or similar, how you start dealing with these employees now will determine how easy it is to get your new hires later.

That's where this week's guest comes in. Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer.

Since 1995, Bruce has worked with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart; from the Army to the YMCA.

He's currently the chairman of Rainmaker Thinking, and talks to us today about what bosses and managers need to know about the next generation of employees.

Enjoy!

Oct 25, 2017

Out of all the fun things about having ADHD, one of the best might be that you see absolutely nothing wrong with setting insane goals and then reaching them.

Today's guest has done that and so much more. Chris Guillebeau set out to visit every single country in the world before he turned 35. He did it. He's authored several bestselling books, including Side Hustle, The $100 Startup, and The Art of Nonconformity. He hosts the World Domination Summit every summer in Portland, Oregon, and his daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than two million times a month.

Not bad for someone with massive ADHD, huh?

Take a listen and enjoy this fun interview with Chris!

Oct 18, 2017

Welcome to Faster Than Normal, Episode 72! This week, we talk to Christopher Walker, via a digital connection all the way from Japan!

Sometimes, the best way to get a handle on your ADHD is to leave the office, or work from a new place. Christopher took that to an extreme, settling in Kanagawa, Japan, after eight years in the US Military! Originally from North Carolina, Chris opens up in this week's episode, and talks about his experience in the military, handling his ADHD, and trying to manage ADHD while also trying to learn the language!

It's a great interview that you're going to enjoy!

As always, thanks for listening! And hey: Did you know the FTN book is still a best-seller on Amazon? Check it out!

Oct 11, 2017

So the Faster Than Normal book came out last week, debuting at #1 in multiple categories on Amazon! With that, I want to welcome a TON of new listeners to the FTN Podcast! And I figured, what better way to do that than do to a quick podcast live from a rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike! Yeah, I’m serious. I want to introduce our new listeners (and reintroduce our current listeners) to the podcast, to me, and to what we stand for.

For those just joining us, welcome to the fight, and welcome to a new way of life!

Our regular episodes with brilliant people will be back next week. In the meantime, enjoy this quick one!

Sep 27, 2017

Hey guys! The Faster Than Normal book launches this week! Head over to preorder a copy now!

"WILL YOU JUST DO YOUR HOMEWORK? WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAVE TO BE A FIGHT?"

What parent hasn't had that conversation with their child at least once? I know my parents did - a lot more than once. With that, say hello to this week's guest, Brian King, known as the master of compassionate parenting!

Brian R. King, MSW teaches compassionate parenting to parents raising all kinds of children, including those with ADHD, Asperger’s or chronic illnesses. He has a Master's Degree in Social Work and is the father of three sons with Asperger's & ADHD. Two of his sons also have Ehlers­Danlos Syndrome (hEDS).

Brian lives his life while navigating the challenges of his own diagnoses of ADHD, Dyslexia, Ehlers­Danlos Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis. As a Coach, Professional Workshop Facilitator and Keynote Presenter who has been wowing audiences since he was 17 years old, Brian has become increasingly known for his story of resilience in the face of Learning and Physical disabilities to become a #1 Best­ Selling Author and successful Entrepreneur.

This in the episode you need to hear if you're a parent. Without question! Enjoy!

Sep 20, 2017

The Faster Than Normal Book launches October 3rd, and we're so excited!! Head over to Amazon now and pre-order a copy, and you'll get a bunch of goodies included if you email your receipt to ftnreceipt at shankman.com - Let's see it! We're already #1 in multiple categories on Amazon, and the book isn't even out yet!

Welcome to episode 70, the productivity episode! Who couldn't use some extra time in their life? Our guest today shows us how to get it, without drama, without giving up the things that are already important to us!

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her next book, Off the Clock: The Fine Art of Feeling Less Busy While Getting More Done, will be published by Penguin Random House in May, 2018. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Fortune, and other publications, and her TED Talk, "How to gain control of your free time," has been viewed more than 4.7 million times. She's pretty awesome.

You'll like this quick episode - Laura gives us her top three productivity tips, and a host of other hacks to make your time more useful than ever before. For the ADHD brain, this is solid gold.

Enjoy! As always, if you have a second, head over to iTunes and leave us a review, ok? Those reviews help keep the podcast going!

Sep 13, 2017

Say hey to DJ John Michael! He's the official DJ in Residence at Peloton Cycle (now known as OnePeloton,) he's trained under Junior Vasquez, and knows more 80s trivia than you do. This isn't assumption, this is fact.

DJ John Michael gives us 30+ minutes of over the top interview, on topics as wide-ranging as music as a calming influence, "taking back your brain" from the background processes, and somehow, we wound up also touching on the 80s TV Show "The Facts of Life," as well as Game of Thrones, the best dance mixes, and of course, Broadway.

There's never been a more ADHD-centric interview in the history of the FTN Podcast!

You're going to love this one. I've listened to it three times already, and I was there when we recorded it!

Enjoy!

Sep 6, 2017

First off - GREAT NEWS: The Faster Than Normal Book goes live in less than a month! Won't you help support the launch by sharing this Thunderclap with your social channels? The more people who share it, the more we can help the world realize that ADHD is a GIFT, not a curse! From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Welcome to another episode of Faster Than Normal! We've skipped a few weeks in August, because we were getting the Faster Than Normal BOOK ready for an October 3rd launch date! We couldn't be happier with how it turned out, and we hope you'll love it, too!

But back to the podcast! We kick September off with the back-to-school episode, in the respect that I met this week's guest last year, on the first day of preschool for my daughter. Within thirty seconds, we both bonded and there was no question we were both ADHD.

Ken Perlstein is an actor and comedian, working in NYC. He's also massively ADHD. He talks openly and honestly on this episode, covering all topics, including addiction, sobriety, ADHD, and heck, he even does an impersonation and cracks a joke or two.

You're going to like this one. We're glad you're here!

Aug 9, 2017

Welcome to another episode of Faster Than Normal! This one combines my two favorite topics - What we put in our mouths, and what we sweat out at the gym.

Simply put, this episode is all about food and exercise, and the tips shared by our two guests will, I guarantee you, change how you look at what you eat, and what you do for activity.

From the fitness side, we speak with Amie Hoff, founder of Hoff Fitness, who shares her fitness knowledge as a corporate fitness consultant, personal trainer, media contributor and public speaker. She thrives as a motivator and role model and is regularly called upon to offer her expertise on both national and local media. You can find more about Amie at her website.

From the food side, we speak with Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND is a registered dietitian with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in clinical nutrition, certified nutrition support clinician, certified lactation educator, and a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her background includes adult and pediatric nutrition support, public health nutrition, and nutrition advocacy. She first started investigating the science around nutrition and ADHD when her own son was diagnosed at the age of 10, and has since endeavored to educate others on how to use nutrition therapy to thrive with ADHD. Her book is available for purchase on Amazon “Nutrition Management of Children with ADHD” and she can be reached on Facebook and Twitter as Nutrition_4_ADHD. 

Enjoy this episode! I learned a ton, I hope you do, as well!

Jul 26, 2017

Every once in a long while, you get an amazing interview with someone you've been trying to nail down for years. Someone you think of as a hero, and someone who has been so bold about how they live their life, all you can do is listen and try and hold on.

That's today, as I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing David Neeleman, probably best known for founding JetBlue Airlines.

He’s classic ADHD, (enjoy his story of the tree in his yard) but more importantly, he believes, possibly more than any guest we’ve had yet, that ADHD is truly a gift, not a curse.

He took the time to do this interview as he was driving from one meeting to the next, so while the audio quality is a bit less that we’re used to here, it’s still perfectly listenable.

Do enjoy!

David Neeleman is that rarest of entrepreneurs, a man who has created and launched four successful, independent airlines, including the USA’s JetBlue and Morris Air, Canada’s WestJet and Brazil’s Azul. And yes, he's done it all with (not in spite of) his ADHD.

Jul 12, 2017

This week on the Faster Than Normal Podcast, we're listening to the doctor. Specifically, Dr. James M. Greenblatt, head of medicine at Walden!

Dr. Greenblatt is chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden. He provides medical management, leadership and oversight of Walden’s eating disorder programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Working with thousands of children, adolescents and adults, Dr. Greenblatt found that each individual has a unique biochemical profile, range of behaviors and treatment needs. Dr. Greenblatt is board-certified in child and adult psychiatry. He received his medical degree and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, Dr. Greenblatt is a clinical faculty member in the psychiatry department at Tufts Medical School as well as the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.  He lectures extensively throughout the United States and Canada on integrative therapies for mental health. He is the author of “Answers to Anorexia,” which draws on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine and treating eating disorders. He also wrote “The Breakthrough Depression Solution,” which outlines a personalized nine-step method for beating the physical causes of depression, and “Answers to Binge Eating Disorder,” which introduces biological solutions for binge eating and food addiction.

Dr. Greenblatt is the author of six books: Answers to Anorexia (2011), The Breakthrough Depression Solution (2012), Answers to Binge Eating (2014), Integrative Therapies for Depression: Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention (2015), Nutritional Lithium: The Cinderella Story (2016), and The Breakthrough Depression Solution 2nd eds. (2016). His latest book, Finally Focused, describing integrative therapies for ADHD, came out ia few months ago.

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!

PS: Don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

Jun 28, 2017
We’ve said it before here on Faster Than Normal: Movement, play, creativity – All things children today don’t get enough of in their daily lives. Yet again, another guest shows us just how detrimental a lack of play and creativity can be, and how beneficial an overdose of it is!

Clare Crew is an early childhood and inclusive education teacher who specialises in the brain-body connection. She helps the children the system leaves behind, those with learning, attention and behavioural challenges. Her message is simple; children need more movement and play in the early years of life. And when we’re able to deliver this, children begin thriving

Enjoy the podcast!  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!

PS: Don’t forget – We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower – The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

Jun 21, 2017

Ever go on a cruise? For someone like me, with massive ADHD, it's awesome - Ooh! The water slide! Ooh! video games! Ooh! Ice cream! Ooh! The ocean! Stars! The horn!

You get the idea.

But did you ever think what it was like to RUN a cruise company? That's where this week's guest comes in - Andy Stuart is President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, appointed to this position in September 2016. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that Norwegian excels in every facet and that the company continues to produce industry leading financial results, while bringing new ideas and ways of doing business that improve guest satisfaction and team member involvement. A 28-year company veteran, Stuart has been instrumental in building the Norwegian brand and strengthening relationships with travel partners.

In other words, Andy runs the entire NCL brand, yet still manages to have dinner with his family, exercise, and yes, be a million places at once.

This is another quick interview, and you're going to like it. He gives some seriously actionable tips that you can implement today to help you grow, whether you run a business, or are just learning to harness this wonderful gift we have.

Enjoy!

 

Jun 14, 2017

Benny Lewis is the ambitious Irish lad behind Fluent in 3 Months, the world's largest language learning blog with a million visitors per month.

He has published an international best-selling book of the same title, and a series of language courses, been awarded the title of National Geographic's Traveler of the Year, and he speaks almost a dozen languages in varying degrees between mastery and quite well. All of this is despite being a weak student of languages in school, and actually studying electronic engineering and only being able to speak English in his early 20s.

He makes it his mission to inspire as many people as he can that anyone can learn a language, at any age, from anywhere in the world.

And yeah. He's an ADHD dream. Enjoy the episode!

In this episode, Peter and Benny discuss:

  • Linguistics (02:06)
  • Attention currency (02:36)
  • Different ways of learning (04:41)
  • Perfectionism (06:14)
  • Forget rules (07:44)
  • Lack of patience (08:33)
  • Space repetition system (09:23)
  • Switching gears (10:52)
  • Tips to stay in control (12:16)
  • A bonus tip (14:51)

Links/Mentions

 

May 31, 2017

What can we say about Alan Meckler? The man has a way of seeing things that regular people won't see for the next ten years, and he's done it again and again and again. A wonderful example of neurodiversity, he was diagnosed with Dyslexia at a very early age, and used, of all things, his love of baseball to help him beat it.

Alan M. Meckler, Ph.D. was one of the first media professionals to spot the potential of the commercial Internet (1990). He launched INTERNET WORLD magazine and a trade show by the same name in 1993. These properties were sold for $274 million in cash in 1998. He created the trade show Search Engine Strategies in 2000. This was sold in 2006 for $47 million. He purchased JupiterResearch out of bankruptcy and later sold it for a 5000 percent return. Presently he is Chairman and CEO of www.3dprint.com the leading news website for the additive manufacturing industry and also produces 7 www.inside3Dprinting.com trade shows worldwide. Meckler is also managing member of www.asimovVentures.com, which invests in startups in the 3D printing, Robotics and Blockchain fields. Meckler has Ph.D. in American history from Columbia University, has written several books and been published in The New Yorker. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and New York Air National Guard (1969-1975).

I'm proud to call Alan a mentor and a friend, and I dedicate this episode to everyone who was ever told they'd never amount to anything, and continue to prove the haters wrong, every single day.

Enjoy the episode, and please - Leave us a review on whichever podcast platform you prefer!

 

May 24, 2017

Today on Faster Than Normal, we're talking FOOD! Specifically, we're talking RAW food, and how it changes lives! This isn't just for ADHD, it's for everyone! Now, look - I've got a steak addiction. So rare it might as well be raw, but it's still slightly cooked. I don't know if I could go totally raw - But I'm willing to listen. Barbara Fernandez woke up one day and discovered raw food - She also discovered a way to kick most of her health issues, including getting a handle on her ADHD. Coincidence? Aliens? I don't know. Listen to the podcast, and you tell me.

Enjoy the episode!

In this episode, Peter and Barbara discuss:

  • Rocking raw chef (01:21)
  • Diet problems (02:45)
  • Raw food (04:46)
  • Making food taste good (05:45)
  • Attention and what you eat (07:37)
  • Typical day (09:15)
  • Feeding 25 people over a weekend (12:43)
  • Favorite meal (14:00)
  • Favorite blender (14:45)
  • Batch cooking (15:51)
  • Protein and starch (16:41)

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!

PS: Don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

May 17, 2017

The Faster Than Normal book is in pre-order! Head over to the FTN Book Website to reserve yours today - It comes with some pretty awesome bonuses! And don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

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This week our guest is Dr. Jennifer Hartstein. Dr. Hartstein is currently in private practice in New York City, specializing in the treatment of high-risk children and adolescents. She is the owner and founder of Hartstein Psychological Services, PLLC, a group psychotherapy practice. Dr. Jen is a psychological contributor for NBC’s The Today Show, a national morning news program. She is a Mental Health Core Expert for The Dr. Oz Show and was the psychological/lifestyle contributor on CBS’ The Early Show. Dr. Jen is the author of Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide to Raising Empowered Girls who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters.

But possibly more importantly, (insert sarcasm emoji here,) Dr. Hartstein is my ex-girlfriend. Jen and I dated for about three years, living together for two of them. She might look all cool on TV, but her biggest challenge, hands down, was living with me. :)

This interview is chock full of advice, laughs, and action items you can implement today, whether you have ADHD, or love or live with someone who does.

Enjoy the episode!

In this episode, Peter and Jennifer discuss:

  • Jennifer's history (01:52)
  • Dating & ADHD (02:58)
  • Distractions and success (04:58)
  • Understanding yourself (06:21)
  • Children & school (07:12)
  • How things are done in Europe (10:44)
  • Parents should not be afraid (12:34)
  • Pros and cons of medication (13:23)
  • Race and diagnosis (15:15)
  • Moms are getting diagnosed (17:44)
  • Being human (21:38)

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!

PS: Don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

May 10, 2017

This week's guest is Dr. Debbie Rhea of the LIINK project, and this episode is going to BLOW YOUR MIND. I discovered Dr. Rhea in an NPR article talking about how she experimented with a school district in Texas, giving the students more recess time throughout the day to have unstructured play.

You know what happened? The kids improved in all areas of their educational lives!

BOOM!! THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN PREACHING! Exercise and a healthier lifestyle can change LIVES! It's not always about shoving medication down kids' throats and hoping for the best!

This is an AMAZING Episode! Thank you SO much, Dr. Rhea!

Enjoy this one - Share it with everyone you know!

In this episode, Peter and Debbie discuss:

  • Debbie's project (02:16)
  • Attention fatigue (04:42)
  • Why is play time not important (07:33)
  • The number of child diagnosis (09:46)
  • Target focus vs field focus (10:19)
  • Hope for change (12:38)
  • Financial limitations (12:38)
  • Meeting, breaks and boredom (14:39)
  • Boys vs girls (15:22)
  • Advice to teachers (17:10)

Links/Mentions

May 3, 2017

This week's guest is Brian Fanzo.

Happy listening! :)

In this episode, Peter and Brian discuss:

  • Brian's story (02:57)
  • ADHD and desk jobs (06:24)
  • Daily rituals (07:31)
  • Accountability and rewards (11:29)
  • Personal battles and being yourself (12:53)
  • Dealing with haters (15:54)

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!

PS: Don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

Apr 26, 2017

This week's guest is Curt Steinhorst, a man on a mission to wipe out distraction, which, in this day and age, isn't that easy.

Having spent years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt Steinhorst now equips professionals across the world to work smarter and stronger in this constantly-connected age.


As a leading voice on strategic communications in the age of distraction, Curt speaks on average more than 90 times a year. His clients range from more than ten companies on the Fortune 100 and global leadership associations such as YPO, EO, and Million Dollar Roundtable, to professional sports teams and even Taylor Swift’s record label.


Happy listening! :) And hey - Why not head over to iTunes and leave us a great review? That would just be awesome.

In this episode, Peter and Curt discuss:

  • Curt's back story (03:11)
  • The beauty of ADHD (04:08)
  • Being diagnosed (04:44)
  • Daily rules and routines (06:14)
  • The problem with constant stimulation (07:39)
  • Ways to create dopamine (09:02)
  • Figuring out what's important (09:54)
  • Our environment (11:43)
  • Emotions (13:06)
  • Habits and experience (15:29)

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