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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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Feb 27, 2019

Rett Harmon wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until he was in college, where he studied Real Estate. Now co-owner of Century 21 Novus, he actively sells real estate and leads his Team- Rettro Group. His previous team closed 226 transactions in 2017 so the man stays super busy! He likes video marketing, blogging for publications, and speaking at industry events, but additionally he’s an Amazon Best Selling Author, Eagle Scout, (my personal favorite), has ownership in 9 companies, and loves raising money via Reels for Easter Seals. So we talk today about how he balances it all, and his story of success. Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter and Rett discuss:

1:32-  Intro and welcome Rett!

2:00-  You didn’t get diagnosed until you were in college- what was it like for you growing up?

2:42-  What did your college professor notice about you, exactly?

3:29-  What’s an average day like for you?

4:47-  What do you do to keep yourself centered?

5:32-  How does ADHD affect you positively? Negatively?

6:25-  How do you switch your brain from “Work Mode” to Family Mode” -especially with a hectic, never-stop career in Real Estate?

7:29-  Talk to me about your personal self care, and how you get your dopamine fix.

8:19-  Do you see any signs of ADD/ADHD in your kids?

10:30-  What would you tell a parent who’s kid was just diagnosed with ADHD?

13:50-  Do you have any funny stories about how ADHD has affected your life?

14:55-  How can people find you Rett? Facebook, INSTA, RettHarmon@gmail.com

15:46-  Thank you Rett 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. 

16:18-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! 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!

Feb 20, 2019

We get to share-in a very raw and real conversation today. If your a hockey fan like me, then you know the name Theo Fleury from his 1000+ games on the ice, or from his Olympic Gold medal win in 2002! But off the rink, his life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviors. Today, Theo defines himself as a victor over trauma and addiction, and a facilitator to those still trying to find their way. His best-selling books, Playing with Fire and Conversations with a Rattlesnake, encourage open sharing and provide practical tools that people seeking help can personally use. We talk about his ADHD, his childhood, his adjustment to retirement and about never quitting…Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Theo discuss:

1:40-  Intro and welcome Theo Fleury!!

2:30-  You started playing hockey at five years old- what were things like for you growing up?

4:40-  Your career is amazing!! How did things go when you retired from the NHL?

9:28-  Theo on True purpose. ref: Playing With Fire” book

10:46-  On ADHD stereotypes

11:48-  On labels

13:40-  On learning to use a faster brain. Managing dopamine rushes.

15:44-  What do you do these days to get your dopamine fix?

17:42-  On staying busy, on schedule and fighting addiction

18:48-  On transitioning from a completely and fully scheduled career, to surviving on your own from day-to-day.

19:40-  On creating a new toolbox for yourself

20:55-  Why we need to be talking more about solutions

24:12-  How can people find you Theo?  www.TheoFleury.life and at Twitter, INSTA: @TheoFluery14

24:28-  Thank you so much Theo 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. 

24:56-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! 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!

Feb 13, 2019

Relationships are hard enough to begin with. Sometimes when people with ADD&ADHD are in relationships with people who are Neurotypical, both parties don’t always know to apply the right lens, or view things for what they really are. They may internalize thoughts, not communicate about their feelings, or completely misread signals, etc. Today we get to talk to a professional who has incredible experience and perspective! Dr. Striar has been on the faculty of many leading universities where she’s taught courses on Group Dynamics, Communication, and Sexology. She has contributed to journals in the field of Sexology and Popular Culture, and has spoken at professional forums, on national television and radio. She studied with Dr. Helen Singer Kaplan, was there at the beginning of St. Mark’s Free Clinic in NYC and was around for the beginning of the Women’s Movement! (A bit more about Dr. Striar here) You probably want to put the kids to bed for this one folks! Here’s hoping you have a positive, if not good Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Sharna discuss:

1:57-  Intro and welcome Dr. Striar! 

2:52-  How did you get into the study of Sex and Sexuality?

4:15-  Let’s talk a little about how ADD&ADHD play a role in sexuality, and in relationships.

7:38-  ADD&ADHD, sex and medications. What are you learning from the patients that you are treating?

9:45-  What do you find happens whenever kids stop taking their meds, or when their insurance runs out?

10:26-  On self regulation and mindfulness

11:22-  What advice would you give for couples- one who has ADHD, and one who does not?

14:00-  Can you give any tools to help couples who may be arguing, or who haven’t quite learned how to argue yet?

16:20-  Give us one more tip about ADHD, or ADHD & Sex- give us your best one?

17:12-  How can people reach you? www.SharnaStriar.com  or DrStrair@Gmail.com  Also- her phone number is on her website.

17:44-  Thank you Sharna 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. 

18:10-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! 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!

Feb 6, 2019

Are you curious? Are you curious on a regular basis? Do you want to know all about everything you see? If you said yes, then we’re like-minded, because I am curious about EVERYthing! So, today we’re talking with curiosity expert Diane Hamilton!  Dr. Diane Hamilton is a nationally syndicated radio host, speaker, moderator, consultant, and educator. Through her work as the MBA Program Chair at the Forbes School of Business and at several other universities, she has taught more than 1000 business courses. I have no idea how she made the time to do all that! She is also the author of multiple books, including her most recent, Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Key to Unlocking Human Potential. She is the creator of the Curiosity Code Index assessment and I’m really excited today, (and really curious), to talk with her! Here we go- Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Diane discuss:

1:57-  Intro and welcome Dr. Hamilton!  ref: “Cracking The Curiosity Code- The Key to Unlocking Human Potential”, Take The Lead” Radio Show

2:44-  Tell us about curiosity; it’s a good thing??

4:35-  What are some of the things about traditional classroom learning that might hold our curiosity back?

7:20-  How does a parent help guide a child w/ ADHD toward utilizing good and appropriate habits of learning?  ref:  Leader Kid Academy, DocuSign 

8:45-  How might you instruct parents to showcase and encourage a healthy curiosity as being a positive thing?  ref:  Steve Wozniak’s book “iWoz”

11:42-  What is one of the most surprising things you’ve discovered in your research?

12:26-  What are the negatives of stifling curiosity?

13:10-  On staying curious and encouraging curiosity

14:34-  How can folks find you Diane?  https://drdianehamilton.com/blog/ @DrDianeHamilton on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube

15:05-  Thank you Diane 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. 

15:32-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Please check out my new ADHD Coaching! 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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