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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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Mar 20, 2019

My guest today had undiagnosed ADHD until she was twenty-one, and she wore a back brace for scoliosis from the age of eleven to thirteen, an experience that led directly to her debut novel Braced from Scholastic. It received three starred reviews, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, and has been nominated for several awards. Her new middle grade novel Focused, about a girl caught between her love of chess and her ADHD, will be in stores on March 26. Focused has received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and the American Library Association’s Booklist and is a Junior Library Library Guild Selection. We talk about her struggles in learning to read, how things felt for her growing up, and how she ultimately found her voice.  Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Alyson discuss:

1:24-  Intro & welcome Aylson!  ref: books “Braced” and “Focused

2:20-  Between your back brace and ADHD, growing up must’ve been a blast! Tell us your story?

3:48-  Were you getting a ‘you're not smart’ vibe from you teachers?

6:16-  We’re seeing more & more middle aged parents get diagnosed, because they’re kids are getting diagnosed!  i.e. Richard Titus interview here

7:00-  Have you always retreated into writing like me and many of our guests? What was YOUR thing?

9:40-  On Alyson’s first creative writing class

11:00-  On reading for enjoyment!  ref:  Encyclopedia Brown Archie Comics Choose Your Own Adventure Books

11:38-  So tell us about your latest work, “Focused

14:54-  How can people find you?  AlysonGerber.com  @AlysonGerber: Twitter INSTA FB: AlysonGerberBooks

15:28-  Thank you Alyson 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. 

15:50-  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!

Mar 13, 2019

So as it turns out, Titus and I have like thousands of contacts in common. Like me, he was diagnosed with ADHD later in life, after he was named to the Wired 100 list in 2010.. his resume is super extensive & impressive! We talk today about how he first discovered that he had ADHD & Dyslexia, and what he’s implemented that is making his super powers even stronger! (Oh and my voice is better now by the way- thanks for suffering though my rasp the last couple of weeks). Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Titus discuss:

1:46-  Intro & welcome Richard Titus!  ref: Wired Razorfish Breezeworks Shenzen BBC Samsung

3:20-  Tell us your story. You didn’t realize you had ADHD until you had a daughter and she was diagnosed?  ref: Dr. Roz Wright 

7:05-  On realizing you're not alone

8:06-  On indicators of having ADHD

9:54-  What’s working for you; what’s your daily routine?

11:20-  On isolating yourself in order to focus/flow/deep-work

11:49-  On the importance of being punctual

12:43-  At what point did you realize your ADHD was benefiting you?

14:00-  On seeming forgetful, or even disrespectful on the daily

16:18-  How are you getting your dopamine fix these days?

17:32-  On switching gears form ‘Work mode’ to ‘Daddy mode’

19:06-  On blasting music to help focus. ref:  Daniel Clark interview,  Brain.FM  

19:47-  Tell me what you’ve learned over the past several years, understanding your diagnosis, that makes you a better person.

21:31-  How can people find you?  @Richard Titus Twitter, INSTA, FB about.me/richardtitus

21:55-  Thank you Richard Titus 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. 

22:15-  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!

Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Lade Abuah is a Specialist Registrar in child and adolescent psychiatry; or in American parlance- a Medical Doctor with a passion for children & mental health. 

She’s the host of Our Mental Health Matters Podcast, a member of the Royal College Of Psychiatry and today we get to talk about her experience in working with kids who have ADHD/ADD living in the United Kingdom! We exchange and compare notes about social stigmas, teaching methodologies, and ways of increasing education & awareness. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Lade discuss:

1:44-  Intro and welcome Dr. Abuah!

2:15-  What do you see as some of the biggest differences between how ADHD is viewed in the UK versus the US?  ref:  DSM-5 versus ICD-10 classifications

3:14-  Do you think ADHD is as common in the UK as it is in the US?

4:15-  How did you end up working in child Psychology/Psychiatry?

4:45-  How would you explain an ADHD diagnosis to a parent for the first time?

6:40-  Is there a movement of awareness happening in the UK?  ref podcasts w/: Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Danny Meyer.  ref: STOMP, & Dr. Abuah’s podcast “Our Mental Health Matters 

9:42-  Do you see physical fitness come into play when you’re working with children?

10:19-  Are the schools in the UK becoming more adaptable to those with ADHD/ADD?

11:15-  Some studies show that when recess is increased from 15m a day to 90m a day, ADHD students experience dramatic benefits. Is there anything like this happening in the UK? Freeplay Houston School specializing in ADHD

12:20-  Is the National Health Service looking at ADHD more than they were say, five years ago?

13:06-  How can people reach you if they want to find about more? Mental Health Matters Podcast, Twitter @OmoladeAmaka

13:41-  Thank you Lade 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. 

14:00-  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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