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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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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)

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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!

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)

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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!

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)

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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!

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