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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 23, 2018

Travel & Lifestyle Blogger, Brand Ambassador, Entrepreneur, Expert Interviewer, YouTube Host; she is the ultimate traveler & people connector. She's currently working with brands such as Lexus, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Mazda and more. Her engaging & energized style showcases businesses with authentic & engaging social content. She is an experience junky and wants to take you along with her. Mia has been building an online audience for years, producing, hosting and being a guest on more than 300 online show episodes and she has interviewed more than 500 guests. In 2015, she decided to embrace her approaching 50's and begin traveling. Scaling down her life dramatically, Mia went on a 3 week sponsored tour to Italy, connecting and celebrating local businesses. And she hasn't stopped since.

 

We sit down this morning to talk about her story, and learn about what tools work for this entrepreneur with ADHD. Enjoy! 

 

In this episode, Peter and Mia discuss:

0:50- Welcome and introducing Mia Voss!

1:08- How did you learn you have ADHD?

2:45- ADD & ADHD affects women differently than men; what were the symptoms that made you feel you needed to do further research?

4:48- No “Normal” to consider?  Cool = fun, done!

5:45- What specifically do you like about how your brain works?

6:40- What are some of your negatives, and how do you get through the tasks that you don’t necessarily love doing?

8:05- Do you have to TimeBlock social media? https://toggl.com/time-blocking/

8:50- Do you use any other Apps to help you? FlipBoard  GoogleDrive  KillNewsFeed Timer

9:50- You are not alone!

10:13- Everybody has to find their own recipe. Mia & Peter briefly discuss- 5-HTP  Meditation, L-Tyrosine  Binaural Beats Meditation  CBD Oil  

12:08- What would be your “top 3 tips” for surviving & staying at the top of your game?

13:10- What do you say to someone who is hearing her, or his story in your’s today?

13:29- How can people find you Mia? @MiaVossOnTheGo everywhere and at www.MiaOnTheGo.com  TWITTER  INSTA  FB  YouTube  Pinterest  G+

13:40- So.. why again did you call my cat an a&&h*le? ;-) 

14:00- Thank you for joining us Mia!!

14:27-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info and credits

As always, leave us a comment below, PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note – We’d love to hear!

May 16, 2018

After graduating University in the UK, Amanda moved to Whistler in 1997 to ‘do a ski season’. Working first in ski retail, in Whistler and Vail, then at the BC SPCA in Greater Vancouver, a brief stint as a Vet Nurse and a Bank Teller, in human resources for a drug company and finally realizing she should work for herself, Amanda moved to Rossland, BC and opened her first business. Eleven years later Amanda is still in Rossland and owns 2 Pet Supply Stores, a doggy daycare with dog walking services and is about to embark on a new career as a Dog Trainer and Behaviourist. Always at home outdoors, Amanda has been known to dabble in triathlon, road biking, skiing, running and hiking & agility with her dogs.

Amanda was involved in a bike crash that resulted in a brain injury. It took a great deal of patience, determination & research for her to overcome the accident, and begin to repair herself. We talk about her journey back here this morning. Enjoy! 

In this episode, Peter and Amanda discuss:

0:45- Welcome and introducing Amanda Hamilton!

1:40- Tell us your story- what’s this about a brain injuring wreck you were in?

3:14- You wrote: ‘As you started to find more & more of your brain as it recovered, you started to lose your mind’- tell us more about that please?

4:16- The beginning of the rest of the recovery and finding more/better treatment

4:49- Brain injury acquired ADHD?

6:00- A wake up call. A newfound respect for patience.

6:30- So tell us about the difference between then & now, and more about your journey?

7:40- Dr. Michael “Micky” CollinsExertion therapy

8:28- Let’s talk about Positive Reinforcement Training. (Aka Clicker Training or R+)

8:57- Marker Training

10:22- Positive Reinforcement Training in humans too(?)

11:16- So, is working with animals your one true love?

12:10- How can people get in touch with you Amanda? 

DogNerd250 Facebook & her business Tails Pet Supplies & Services at http://www.tailspets.ca  

12:28- Thank you Amanda!

12:47- Faster Than Normal Podcast info and credits

As always, leave us a comment below, PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note – We’d love to hear!

May 9, 2018

Aaron is a family man, entrepreneur, and host of the Dramatic Travels podcast. He was diagnosed with ADHD three times—once as a teenager, again in his early twenties, and a final time in his mid-thirties. It wasn’t until he turned 40 that Aaron abandoned his quest to be normal and accepted the gift of a faster than normal brain. Aaron got travel fever as a teenager while traveling the world with his grandmother. Becoming a father inspired him to become an advocate for youth travel and encourage parents to travel with their kids. We talk about how he finally found his path and how travel can change your life, here today. Enjoy! 

In this episode, Peter and Aaron discuss:

0:40- Hello and welcome!

1:03- Introducing Aaron Schlein

2:16- I love this, hehe: Tell me about abandoning your “quest to be normal”!

2:58- What was your childhood like, growing up different

4:00- On discovering Aaron’s ability to hyperfocus

4:18- So what was discovering your ability to hyperfocus like for you?

4:48- Please tell me about travel and how you got enthused about all of that!

6:20- What are some of your favorite places? How do you think wanderlust & ADHD fit together?

7:04- Dramatic Travels with Aaron Schlein - A family travel podcast

7:12- Peter has not yet visited Cinque Terre, Italy

8:06- What fascinates you most about the processes & idiosyncrasies of travel?

8:40- Peter recs some of the theories & concepts mentioned in the cool book Skyfaring

9:40- So you’ve taken something you love & turned it into something that works! Tell me about your podcast!

10:55- On picking a focus & wanting to share your story and perspective with other’s

11:33- On facing frustration

12:56- Looking back now, do you think ADHD propelled you?

14:12- “Forward motion is thrilling”!! -Seth Godin

15:12- If your kids eventually get diagnosed with ADHD, what are you gonna tell them?

16:29- Are you on any Meds?

16:57- What are some of the other ways that you go forward?

18:44- How can folks find you on the Socials? 

Everything is under my name: @AaronSchlein & at www.DramaticTravels.com

19:18- Thank you Aaron!

19:55- Faster Than Normal Podcast info and credits

As always, leave us a comment below, PLEASE drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! The more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note – We’d love to hear!

May 2, 2018

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If you live near Port Jervis, NY or have kids that play basketball in the area, then you most likely already know of Andrew Marotta. I did not, until he reached out to me a few months back. I read his book in one weekend and loved it! Both of my parents are retired educators and administrators, so Andrew and I share way more than just the common thread of having ADHD!  I’ve since given them both a copy :-) He and I connected for a phone interview just a few days after that first read and this is how it went. I’m grateful to know him now- what a great, energetic guy! I hope you enjoy this visit with Mr. Marotta as much as we did.  Happy springtime! -Peter

 

 

In this episode, Peter and Andrew discuss:

0:40- Thank you to Sudio.com for underwriting this podcast!

1:50- Intro and welcome

2:43- Andrew’s book: THE PRINCIPAL: Surviving & Thriving. 125 Points of Wisdom, Practical Tips, and Relatable Stories for all School Principals

2:58- I love this book!! 

3:28- Welcome, Andrew

3:40- Two Authors. One great amount of mutual respect.

4:30- So, how long have you been a Principal?

5:00- Public School, it ain’t easy is it…

5:34- Do you think being a High School Principal is a perfect job for someone with ADHD?

7:12- Teaching versus becoming an Administrator

7:46- Andrew talks about how he began earning the trust of his new community

9:17- What role does exercise play in your life Andrew?

10:00- On ‘looking the part’

10:40- Paying attention and having to be constantly ‘on’ as a Principal. (Multi-tasking for 3pts!)

11:24- No, Andrew’s wife did not instruct me to ask him this question

12:05- Andrew answers: “What tips would you give to people about giving someone your complete and undivided attention”?

13:42- Let’s talk about a few points you make in your book:

15:33- On making time to be present

15:48- On daily lunchtime in the cafeteria

16:45- On your and your family losing anonymity 

17:37- On being prepared. Tip #90: “Know the Teacher’s Contract, the Law and the Rules”.

18:50- On always making the right call

18:58- LIGHTENING ROUND:

19:01- What’s the most helpful advice you’ve ever received?

19:52- Describe the scariest moment of your life thus far?

20:23- You’re trapped on an island. You can bring 3 things with you and one of them has to be living- Go!

21:14- Leatherman products  yep.

21:56- Thank you to Principal & Author Andrew Marotta!

22:14- Andrew, how can people find you if they wanna check out what you’re doing?

www.AndrewMarotta.com or AndrewMarottaLLC@Gmail.com

Twitter: @AndrewMarotta21 

22:38- Thank you Andrew!! 

22:56- Faster Than Normal Podcast info and credits

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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