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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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Mar 29, 2017

This episode is brought to you by ShankMinds: NYC, a day-long business mastermind conference designed for entrepreneurs with an ADHD slant. Built around the premise that the goal of any event should be to improve your business, you'll hear from world class speakers, and spend hours figuring out what's preventing your business from blowing up the way you want it. 44 spots left - It'll sell out fast! Join us: www.shankminds.com/nyc


One of the most "mind-blowing" moments of ADHD is when we realize that it's a gift, not a curse. That's what happened to this week's guest, Jack Kosakowski, when he realized that, in his words, "ADHD is essentially how i went from entry-level sales rep to executive/partner in a multi-million dollar agency within 3 years."

This interview covers a lot - from addiction, to impulsive behavior, from using your ADHD to get promoted, loving what you do, and yes, even the negatives of having ADHD. Tune in - It's a good one. Thanks to Jack for taking the time!

In this episode, Peter and Jack discuss:

  • Jack's story (01:58)
  • Medication (03:34)
  • Addictions & impulsive behavior (04:25)
  • Using ADHD to get promoted (07:57)
  • Loving what you do (11:13)
  • Dealing with stupid rules (13:35)
  • Negatives of having ADHD (15:24)
  • Marriage (16:16)

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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!

Mar 22, 2017

Thanks to this week's Faster Than Normal sponsor, Bouncy Bands! Bouncy Bands attach to chairs and desks so you can bounce your feet and stretch your legs while you work. Kids usually have to sit still at their desk for 5-6 hours every day in school. Bouncy Bands let kids release their extra energy, anxiety, frustration, and boredom in an appropriate way without distracting others. When students use Bouncy Bands, teachers are surprised how students can stay on task longer and they aren't as anxious when taking tests.They are available on Amazon, tons of colors in stock!  Use code PETERSHANKMAN for a discount. Thousands of teachers have been able to get free Bouncy Bands by getting funded through Donors Choose. Here's a link with tips on getting funded, along with a sample 1-page application to copy and paste: http://BouncyBands.com/DC

 


 

Get married, have children, start a company, sink every last dollar you have into it, spend six years on a roller coaster of "will it work, will I lose everything, will it work, will I lose everything," and, oh, do this all with massive ADHD? Why not? Meet this week's guest is Amanda Steinberg!

Amanda is the founder of Daily Worth, now WorthFM. She's managed to turn her ADHD into her superpower, no doubt, by following one basic rule: Surround yourself with good people who are smart and can do things when you get pulled in another direction. In this week's Faster Than Normal podcast, she explains how you can do the same, and a whole bunch more.

Amanda is essentially the female me. I love this episode. She's so much fun, and understands so well how to use her ADHD to her advantage. Listen to her tips here. They're gold. Truly.

Happy listening! :)

In this episode, Peter and Amanda discuss:

  • Amanda's backstory (01:49)
  • Daily Worth (02:45)
  • Massive markets (03:50)
  • Idea execution (04:40)
  • Why most ideas die (06:23)
  • Making a big deal out of failing (07:51)
  • ADHD and finances (09:21)
  • More on Daily Worth (10:40)
  • Tips and tricks for daily life (13:02)
  • Delegation (13:24)
  • App recommendations (14:03)
  • Yoga (15:14)
  • Growing up with ADHD (15:27)
  • Kids (17:41)

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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!

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!


Mar 15, 2017

Another great podcast for you, and I'm thrilled to bring it to you!

This week's guest is one of the people I count as not only a good friend, but a mentor who doesn't know he's a mentor. Please meet former US Navy SEAL Jack Walston. I first met Jack when I took part in his "bootcamp" program in Central Park. Two weeks, from 4:45am to 6:45am, of pure hell. Jumping jacks, pushups, running, carrying, repeat. It was brutal. So brutal, in fact, that I've since done his course 12 times.

Jack is an amazing man, with great stories of his time in the "teams," but more importantly, he's a true inspiration to me. The value he's provided to me over the years will no doubt transfer over to you, as well.

"Mental toughness. It doesn't come in a can." -Jack Walston

Enjoy this episode!
In this episode, Peter and Jack discuss:

Jack's story (02:30)
Seal training (3:33)
Winners vs losers (06:05)
Mental toughness (07:14)
Dealing with hard times (10:28)
Making decisions (11:53)
Rituals (13:11)
Lifers program (16:18)
Overcoming fear (19:07)
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Bouncybands.com (CODE: SHANKMAN)
Seal physical fitness (Jack's company)
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!

Mar 1, 2017

Welcome to those who joined us last week thanks to our wonderful conversation with Tony Robbins! We're thrilled you're here!

This week's episode is all about conversation. Without conversation, you can't grow. Our guest this week believes that, as well. Larry Hagner runs The Good Dad Project, a podcast and site dedicated to helping men become the best they can possibly be - The best dads, the best husbands, the best human beings they can possibly be.

ADHD plays a crucial role in our communication - And how we interact with others. Larry talks about all of this, including ADHD in kids, school, and the benefits (and curses) of not following the norm.

Enjoy the conversation, and thanks for listening! 

In this episode, Peter and Larry discuss:

  • Larry's backstory (02:25)
  • Acting on advice (06:13)
  • ADHD in kids (07:13)
  • School (08:45)
  • Not following the norm (10:53)
  • Society's expectations (12:18)
  • Rituals (14:15)
  • Diet & gym (15:45)
  • Cooking in bulk (17:09)
  • Dealing with addictions and weaknesses (19:05)

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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