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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: October, 2018
Oct 31, 2018

Writer, illustrator, editor, musician and occasional entrepreneur PJ Perez spends his days managing web & digital content for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He spends every other waking hour making comics, writing scripts, shooting videos! Today in this short Faster Than Normal “Extra”, we talk about the in-home calisthenic challenge he set for himself this year, and how he’s achieved it. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and PJ discuss:

1:18-  Intro and welcome PJ!  PJ’s: blog  Twitter: @PjPerez  Vimeo Channel  YouTube Channel

1:48-  Tell us about what you started doing this year!

2:56-  So 100 pushups a day, for 30 days was the goal!? How did it go for you starting out?

4:03-  Was there a point when you had to really double-down & convince yourself to continue pushing through?

4:42-  On the importance of setting goals & setting a concrete timeline.

5:24-  On logging your progress.

5:47-  Any new challenges coming up for you?

6:21-  Did you see & feel changes in your body within just 30 days?

7:15-  Do you recommend doing it?  Link to PJ’s YouTube video

7:38-  Thanks PJ! And thank YOU for listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

7:51-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & 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!

Oct 24, 2018

It was never pointed out to Neil that he had all the tell-tale signs of ADD; not until he was 42 years old and recently separated from his then-wife. A good friend sent him an article on Adult ADHD/ADD. He soon after listened to my bookon a drive to Detroit. The lightbulb switched on and he found himself overwhelmed by his recent self-discoveries. It took him a couple of years, (one on Concerta), to sort things out and fully understand that he wasn’t “broken” or alone. He soon-there-after found a community of dog trainers, discovered the joy that comes from teaching & training dogs, (and their owners), and he committed to owning a training franchise. Has been working in and growing the "Dog space" ever since! His prior pursuits and careers have been: CEO, Marketing Consultant, Chimney Sweep, a few rides during the dot-com boom, Circus Trainer & Performer, scuba diver, competitive unicyclist, world traveler, maintaining his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and being a stay-at-home Dad! It’s a lot. We talk about his journey, his love of dogs and how he’s found a happy home. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Neil discuss:

:44-  Intro and welcome Neil!  www.SitMeansSitCT.com

1:29-  So if you had two choices; being the CEOof Norwegian Cruise Linesor owning a Sit Means Sitfranchise, which would it be?

1:46-  Tell us about growing up!

3:48-  Do you think that rebelling was a residual product of your ADD?

4:35-  You switched majors howmany times in college?

5:56-  What were you doing in the circus?

6:31-  Were you finding excitement in switching-around pursuits and jobs?

7:09-  So how did you wind up with dogs?

8:30-  Tell us about a routine day for you, and how does that work with your ADD?

9:48-  How has hiring an assistant changed your life?

11:38-  On relinquishing control and trusting an assistant

12:32-  Tell us about how your ADD is a superpower to you

13:58-  Tell us about the things & routines you must do in order to function each day

16:17-  What do you think is a popular misconception of people with ADD/ADHD?

17:53-  On being kinda 'diagnosed' long before there was an ADHD diagnosis

19:05-  On nonconformity and finding the Middle

19:55-  Talk about the best dog you’ve ever trained

20:30-  How can people reach you Neil?  Neil@SitMeansSitCT.com  Twitter: @SitMeansSitCT  Facebook: @sitmeanssitctInstagramTV: https://sitmeanssit.com/sit-tv/

21:15-  Thank you Neil! And thank YOU for listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankmanon all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormalon all of the socials.

21:40-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & 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!

Oct 17, 2018

Kevin Roberts has spent a good deal of his adult life coming to terms with his own ADHD and cyber addiction. He has a Master’s Degree in ADHD and Addiction Studies from Antioch University. He has trained therapists, students, physicians, nurses, teachers, parents, and school administrators on the perils of overuse of the Internet and video games, as well as ADHD. He has developed a number of innovative programs, such as Training Your Dragons summer camps that empower ADHD children, including intensive training to their families. His “ADHD Empowerment Groups” have been featured on television programs and other media outlets. A sought-after speaker, Roberts has given lectures and workshops around the world, and has recently spoken in the United Kingdom, Canada, Holland, and Poland. He speaks five languages fluently. He has taken groups of young people and their families to Poland to visit Schindler’s factory, Auschwitz, and other Holocaust sites. Roberts has appeared on national and local television stations across the country and the world. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Kevin discuss:

:54-  Intro and welcome Kevin!  www.KevinJRoberts.net

2:06-  Tell us your story & your background. How old were you, how were you diagnosed, etc. ref: psychometric testing

3:45-  How did the internet addiction thing come into play? How did you identify that? ref: Confessions of a Self Help Junkie 

8:04-  So at what point did you realize that something really had to change with the gaming?

9:05-  So what happened- what did you do to get better?

10:00-  Tell us about your daily routine

10:47-  Let’s talk about a good night’s rest

11:30-  Talk to us about language-learning skills. That’s not usually a norm with ADHD folks.

12:35-  Tell us more of your passions; what else do you do when you’re not in ‘the zone’ working. ref:  BBC’s The World At War

14:00-  This is definitely not the place to talk politics but considering that reference, how do you feel about what you see going on in the US and European politics today?

15:09-  Tell us parents about your summer camps! ref:  kinesthetic learningTraining Your Dragons camp”

16:08-  On changes being made in recognizing ADHD 

17:23-  Tell us about your upcoming book! Schindler’s Gift: How One Man Harnessed ADHD to Change the World link to it at Barnes & Noble  (Soft release on Oct. 8. Official release on Dec. 7)

18:17-  How can people reach you Kevin? www.KevinJRoberts.net or email: Kevin@KevinJRoberts.net

18:38-  Thank you Kevin!! And thank YOU for listening1 You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com @petershankman on all of the socials, and also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

18:42-  Join us January 24th in Las Vegas! ShankMinds: Las Vegas is a complete business transformation experience. When you attend a ShankMinds Event, you grow your business and boost your revenue in three simple steps. 120 Entrepreneurs. One Day. Unbelievable Breakthroughs. 

19:20-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & 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!

Oct 10, 2018

Every once in a while we get to interview people who share some goals with Faster Than Normal. These people have a similar calling- to help, inspire and teach people more about ADHD. Today is one of those days! Sarah is the brains behind www.AdultingWithADHD.com, a blog for ADHD women. Along with the blog, she hosts a spin-off podcast and online support group with the mission of bringing self-empowerment and practical tips to her community. A digital marketer by day, Sarah lives with her husband and toddler in San Antonio, Texas. We hope this is helpful and useful to you. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Sarah discuss:

:56-  Intro and welcome Sarah!  https://adultingwithadhd.com  Sarah’s Podcast

1:36-  Tell us your story; how did you learn you were ADHD? Inattentive Type ADHD

2:20-  Was that a wake-up call? Did things start making more sense afterwards? ref: Jon Snow

3:19-  When you began to learn more about ADHD, was it an additive process or did things just switch overnight?  ref: ACL Fest 

4:34-  What were some of the first routines/things you began to implement that made a big difference in your daily life?  ref: Brain.FM  Brain.FM’s Daniel Clark interview on Faster Than Normal 

6:30-  Tell us a little more about your color-coding system?

7:14-  What are things like with your family, in regards to learning all about your ADHD, etc?

8:45-  Have you felt a difference and how do you feel when people misuse & loosely toss around the acronym ADHD?

9:58-  How would you go about explaining your ADHD to a romantic partner, or even a potential romantic partner?

11:38-  What is a “first visit” like for women who come into your group? How does that go?

12:34-  What do you recommend to people who have just been diagnosed with ADHD for the first time?  https://www.additudemag.com

13:43-  Sarah, how can people get in touch with you?  https://adultingwithadhd.com contact@adultingwithadhd.com or @ADHDAdulting on Twitter or INSTA

14:05-  Thank you Sarah!!  And thank YOU for listening1 You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com @petershankman on all of the socials, and also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. Thanks as always to Steven Byrom for editing/producing this podcast & for composing our theme!

14:36-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & 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!

Oct 3, 2018

Corey is a media and technology expert who has emerged as the 'always-on' innovation and cannabis publicist. His experience as a journalist for outlets like Global News and The Globe & Mail and his prolific hustle on behalf of his clients makes him the ideal partner for brands looking to connect with journalists and consumers. A frequent speaker at hubs such as Leaf Forward, MaRS and Ryerson's DMZ, Corey has unique insight into the inner workings of the media industry and knows how to make a story irresistible. 

Corey received his post-grad in public relations from Ryerson University and resides in Toronto, ON, Canada with his wife, daughter, dog and floor-to-ceiling sneaker collection. We begin by talking about those sneakers here today. Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter and Corey discuss:

:52-  Intro and welcome Corey!

1:42-  So how does one garner a floor-to-ceiling sneaker collection & how are you still married

3:48-  What prompted you to finally get diagnosed?

6:05-  Outside of CBD, do you take any other meds?

6:47-  Talk about the immediate differences you experienced once switching completely to CBD 

7:26-  Is it/does it work the same for you, to this day?

7:54-  What is Indica?

8:58-  So you are able to get into your zone of focus this way?

9:49-  And for you this has been 100percent better than any sort of medication you got from a doctor, or from BigPharma?

10:24-  You also work as a publicist in the cannabis industry; talk a little about that and how you use ADHD to your advantage in your work

12:16-  How were things for you, growing up with ADHD?

13:37-  What do you tell someone who may have a kid with ADHD and is struggling in school?

14:50-  Thank you Corey! How can people get in touch? @CoreyHerscu on Twitter  @Herscu on INSTA Facebook and at RainmakerPR on Twitter

15:29-  Thank YOU for leaving us your reviews and for subscribing!

15:39-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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