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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: January, 2019
Jan 30, 2019

I am thrilled & honored to finally visit with famed restauranteur & author, Danny Meyer! What a great guy, plus- he is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack! (If I see you at the gym twice this weekend, you’ll know why). Today we talk about building a business that puts quality customer satisfaction first, coffee milkshakes, the necessity of cheese, and how folks with ADD&OCD often become great entrepreneurs! A little more about Danny:  The Union Square Hospitality Group comprises some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, and more. Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, and Danny’s recent personal achievements include the Julia Child Award (2017) and his inclusion on the TIME 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World (2015). His first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business and life.. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Danny discuss:

1:18-  Intro and welcome Danny Meyer!  ref: Setting the Table”, Union Square Hospitality Group, City Harvest, Share Our Strength, Union Square Partnership, Madison Square Park Conservancy 

2:38-  Explain to us the travel that took you from a Political Science Major at Trinity College, then working in Chicago for John Anderson’s Presidential Campaign- over to the Restaurant & Travel business.

5:15-  On the invent of Union Square Cafe circa 1985

6:10-  When you opened, you were a twenty-sever-year-old entrepreneur, focused on customer satisfaction, who was gambling on an entirely new genre of restaurant! Tell us a little about that experience please?

8:56-  How did you take the one great success and turn it into several? What would you say to entrepreneurs who are wanting to expand?  ref:  Union Square Hospitality Group

14:40-  On ADD/OCD.  Do you have moments of waking up and feeling like “This can’t be all real”?!  ref:  Imposter syndrome 

16:58-  Can you give us the one piece of advice that you’ve given all four of your children?

19:17-  Awesome. How can people get in touch with you on the web? Twitter & INSTA:  @dhmeyer 

19:36-  On Social Media and how Danny uses it.

20:59-  Peter Shankman’s go-to order at Shake Shack

21:30-  Danny Meyer’s go-to order at Shake Shack

22:15-  Thank you so much Danny!

22:29-  Thanks again to Danny Meyer, and thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and 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. 

22:51-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and 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!

Jan 23, 2019

Today we visit with Marvin Russell, the founder of two startups in the digital marketing world. that were both successfully acquired for millions. He is now working on Checkli, a passion project born out of necessity that has become startup number three, visited by 60,000 people every month to make, share and publish their most valuable checklists. We talk about his hyperactivity as a kid, his drive, how he stays on track and is always on the move. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Marvin discuss:

1:32-  Intro and welcome Marvin

2:30-  What was growing up like; what’s your background?

2:54-  On childhood and hyperactivity

4:46-  When teachers would give you laps to run, did it help you?

5:40-  On the pressures of making great grades

6:40-  On not being able to stand still. How movement is beneficial

8:43-  On practical uses of movement in daily life

9:20-  So what prompted the entrepreneurship?

10:55-  How did you put systems in place to keep you on track in your new business?

12:47-  Dow long did that initial drive/energy last in your business?

13:38-  On the value of a personal assistant

15:28-  How did you decide that is was time to sell your company?

17:28-  Tell us about your third & current company?  ref:  www.Checkli.com

19:50-  Will you sell this company and quickly move on to the next?

21:20-  How can people find you? Twitter: @MarvinRussell or at www.MarvinRussell.com

21:50-  Thanks Marvin, and thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and 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. 

21:11-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and 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!

Jan 16, 2019

Due to unresolved personal life traumas he failed to appropriately address at a younger age – life experiences he was unaware were affecting his mental health – Eric developed a severe bout of PTSD, along with symptoms of anxiety and depression. This fall came essentially “out of nowhere” and left him almost permanently in bed, and with severe cognitive impairment, for just over two and a half years. Once he found a way to climb out of his abyss, he vowed to spend the rest of his life focused on changing the global conversation through mental health advocacy. We talk about his journey and the organization he founded, WeAreAllALittleCrazy.org, here today. Thanks to my friend Dr. Jennifer Hartstein for introducing us!  Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Eric discuss:

1:28-  Intro and welcome Eric

2:32-  Give us a little more detail on your background and how you got here.

3:47-  What were you doing instead of ‘having a life’?

5:14-  Where was your breaking point?

5:50-  So what did you do to get better?  ref:  TMS Therapy  ECT Therapy

7:08-  On “Pills don’t teach skills”

9:20-  So how did the turn-around ultimately happen for you?  ref:  integrative psychology 

12:54-  Tell us how this turned out to be the best thing ever  ref: WereAllALittleCrazy.org

15:48-  Everyone has a story!  ref:  Mike Mauti

17:25-  Finding your people and Eric’s launch event  ref:  Anita Nall 

18:48-  On the nondiscriminatory nature of ADHD

19:40-  Are intelligent people perhaps more disposed to having more mental health issues?

20:05-  How can people get involved with the non-profit? WereAllALittleCrazy.org Twitter/INSTA/Facebook

21:14-  Thank you Eric! How can people find you? Twitter: @AllALittleCrazy or on LinkedIn

22:10-  Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and 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. 

22:23-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and 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!

Jan 2, 2019

Eight years of college, ‘being stubborn’ and above all- never giving up, made a success story of our guest today Liz Wells. A friend recommended I interview her for many reasons, but what really got me- is that she’s a huge animal lover too!! We don’t talk that much about animals today, (big ones, or small ones), but we definitely talk about big passion, drive and perseverance! Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy this one!

 

In this episode Peter and Liz discuss:

1:28-  Intro and welcome Liz

2:25-  Share with us your background- growing up, school, when you got diagnosed, etc.

3:50-  On college years and repeating classes

5:00-  So when you finally got diagnosed- how did you feel?

6:03-  On depression, meds and ADD

7:20-  When you were taking home mostly all “D”s and “F”s on your report card; what did you do?

8:50-  On keeping your true passion & drive, and not letting others sway you

10:11-  Peter on keeping true to his passion

11:00-  Liz on how she maintained on track towards her passion

12:09-  How are you using your ADD/ADHD as a superpower?

13:45-  What one piece of advice would you give to kids who are struggling and not sure they are going to be able to make it all happen?

14:42-  How can people reach out to you? INSTA: @WellsCleanLiving  Email: Lizzie453W@Gmail.com

15:29-  Thank you Liz!!

Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and 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. 

15:48-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

As always, leave us a comment below and 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!

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