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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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Jul 31, 2019

Thank you to RxGo for sponsoring this episode! RxGo is a free prescription discount card that can save you between 10 to 84percent of your out of pocket expenses. We all have to deal with medications, especially when you are neurodiverse like we are. With RxGo, not only can you search for your exact medication’s pricing at your local pharmacy, but if your insurance doesn’t cover it, and if you have to pay out of pocket, you can save between 10 and 84percent off of your medication costs by using this card! There is no application, no health restrictions, no fees and the card never expires! So, it you have any medication needs and want to save, please check out www.RxGo.com/faster  Thank you again to RxGo for sponsoring today’s podcast!

A full time speaker since 1995, Ben has been sharing his story of growing up with ADHD & Dyslexia with church groups, students, teachers athletes and organizations all over the world. Through the use of live art and storytelling he has curated a powerful & entertaining program! Adding to his many works of art, he is the author of “Simply Special: Learning to Love Your ADHD”. Today we talk about kids, (he credits his daughters for helping him overcome a fear of speaking to elementary age children), how to find teachable moments, The Chalkguy LEGO Drive, and how kindness can often be contagious. Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter & Ben discuss:

2:14-  Intro & welcome Ben!

2:48-  What’s your story; when were you diagnosed?

3:48-  What was it like growing up; with what kinds of things were you dealing as a kid? Ref:  Simply Special book

6:33-  We develop survival skills early in school- did you realize that was happening? [How did you begin your career of speaking?]

8:10-  On deciding on a Major in college

9:48-  Tell his about this LEGO project you’ve started!

11:35-  On picking teachable moments

13:19-  On how generosity is contagious

15:00-  How can people get in touch if they want to join in? www.SimplyBenGlenn.com or directly at www.GiveYourBricks.com

16:32-  How can folks get in touch with you on the socials? www.SimplyBenGlenn.com  YouTube  INSTA FB Twitter: @SimpleADHDExpert 

17:59-  Thank you Ben! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

18:17-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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!

Jul 24, 2019

Thank you to RxGo for sponsoring this episode! RxGo is a free prescription discount card that can save you between 10 to 84percent of your out of pocket expenses. We all have to deal with medications, especially when you are neurodiverse like we are. With RxGo, not only can you search for your exact medication’s pricing at your local pharmacy, but if your insurance doesn’t cover it, and if you have to pay out of pocket, you can save between 10 and 84percent off of your medication costs by using this card! There is no application, no health restrictions, no fees and the card never expires! So, it you have any medication needs and want to save, please check out www.RxGo.com/faster  Thank you again to RxGo for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Today we’re talking about autism, orgy’s, lemon thievery, weighted blankets, feeling like an outcast, being called weird but learning to not give a hoot! (Sh*t’s about to get weird y’all, put the kids to bed!)  Jess, better known as “Jess the Prequel” on Instagram, is a comedian and host of PILF podcast, a sex-positive show where she delves into topics relating to love and relationships. Jess is proudly outspoken about being on the autism spectrum, and uses her platform to normalize autism, and break the myths and misconceptions related to the three A’s: Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety. We’re excited she’s joined us today. This is a fun one, enjoy! 

 

*WARNING: This episode contains QUITE  a lot more than just a pinch of salty language. Store the kids away and be aware of your surroundings please!

 

In this episode Peter & JessThePrequel discuss:

1:57-  Intro & welcome Jess!

3:05-  Jess, what does PILF mean?

3:40-  Tell us your story; when were you diagnosed?

5:00-  What kinds of things were you doing to mask your Autism? How did that effect you and what did you learn?

8:00-  When you are neurodiverse, do you have a stronger ability to prepare than say, the non-neurodiverse?  Ref:  weighted blankets

9:38-  On being outgoing and wanting to help others

11:00-  Ok. Let’s pivot for a few and talk about why & how you started PILF.

13:08-  The podcast is very good! So about Episode: “Rule 34, #2 Peter Cotton Gets Some Tail”… When do you think sex became this mainstream? Also, I dare say, when most people think of Autism they do & are NOT thinking about sex; yet you are bravely talking about all of the above! Do tell!  Ref:  Penelope Trunk @PenelopeTrunk 

19:35-  On how neurodivergent folks can relate to others who have been labeled “outcasts, weird, abnormal”, etc.  On learning how to not give a f&$#!

20:37-  So I wanna ask how people can find you, but first I really need to ask you about Episode 14, “Potluck Orgies”. Would you explain the context to our listeners please?  Ref: Lemon Stealer Porn

So, how can people find you? @JessThePrequel on Twitter & INSTA. PILF Podcast on Spotify & iTunes (Stitcher too)

22:36-  Thank you Jess!! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

23:14-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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!

Jul 17, 2019

Thank you to RxGo for sponsoring this episode! RxGo is a free prescription discount card that can save you between 10 to 84 percent of your out of pocket expenses. We all have to deal with medications, especially when you are neurodiverse like we are. With RxGo, not only can you search for your exact medication’s pricing at your local pharmacy, but if your insurance doesn’t cover it, and if you have to pay out of pocket, you can save between 10 and 84percent off of your medication costs by using this card! There is no application, no health restrictions, no fees and the card never expires! So, it you have any medication needs and want to save, please check out www.RxGo.com/faster  Thank you again to RxGo for sponsoring today’s podcast!

We are live & onsite in Brooklyn today! So, I have known Allison Robicelli forever, like way before I even started HARO. She & her husband Matt once owned a bakery near here and would bring me cakes, specialty donuts & things.. I remember the first time they went viral with their Chicken & Waffle cupcakes! That was a big deal. She has since continued on to become a best selling & critically acclaimed author, a James Beard nominated food writer, has written for Medium magazine, is a serial entrepreneur and consultant, an idea sailor, a Mom, has remained a fast-talker and oh, and she has ADHD too. Allison is full of great perspective and advice. Happy to visit with my ol’pal here today. Enjoy! 

*This episode contains a few pinches of salty language, best to be aware of your surroundings.

In this episode Peter & Allison discuss:

2:13-  Intro & welcome Allison!-  I’ve known you forever, but for our audience, give us a bit of your background story? ref: Robicelli's a Love Story, with Cupcakes book, Robicelli’s Bakery  

4:56-  On seeing an idea for what it is & being able to run with it

5:30- How do you harness the ADHD for good, without going all over the place, losing perspective and having things turn out crappy; what’s your secret?

6:35-  How does your having ADHD and your husband not, work in your marriage & business partnership?

8:40-  On starting your own business right as everything is changing around you, AND you have ADHD

11:05-  On work & play not being mutually exclusive, and the importance of using your imagination. Ref:  3 books, Robicelli Argument Clinic podcast

13:00-  It is ok to be very selective about the people with whom you spend time.

13:45-  On the yin&yang of finding your superpower

15:30-  Do you think those of us with ADHD just need to work for ourselves?

18:00-  “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein is often credited with this wonderful quote, but it may actually have come from a variety of different sources, which is quite fitting given its subject matter. It takes all sorts of people with all sorts of different talents and skills to create positive things in the world. -Virgin.com

18:17-  What do you say to people who are miserable and can’t seem to figure out from where the happiness comes?

19:09-  On being OK with failing!

21:12-  Allison’s journey right out of high school 

22:00-  On finding what you love. Ref: Say Anything, Quotes from Say Anything. What Allison & Matt are loving now:  Oaxaca Taqueria, Rip’s Malt Shop

25:25-  Have dessert!

26:30-  How can people find you if they would like to learn more?  www.Robicellis.com Twitter: @ROBICELLIS If you want to see Allison’s cats in bowties, (food also), go to her Instagram: @allisonrobicelli 

27:51-  Thank you Allison! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

28:23-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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!

Jul 10, 2019

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Diagnosed with ADHD at age 23, Jonathan has earned his BA in Criminal Justice and a Masters in School Psychology. His first career was in Juvenile corrections, but for the past six years he has changed things to become a school psychologist. During his tenure, he has implemented precise academic & behavior systems, (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support+ADHD= MTSS on Steroids), to ensure he & his fellow educators are providing adequate support for all types of students. His work has focused on creating data systems where educators & helpers can use the data to guide their instructional practices while providing targeted interventions for the students who need it, (Academic and Behavior). The data system gives educators access to students’ demographics, academic present levels, (based on formative assessments), and behavior needs, with just a click of a button. In addition, all the information is presented in one document so that the data can be sorted for further analyses. The staff has fully embraced it, and this has led to an overall improvement of student’s academics, behavior and social/ emotional knowledge. Recently earning his doctorate in Education Learning, Jonathan’s life is now dedicated to helping all students become fearless and courageous, at any moment. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Jonathan discuss:

2:03-  Intro & welcome Jonathan!

3:16-  What’s your background story?

4:45-  You said the system failed you; what did you mean by that strong statement?

6:50-  What do you say to teachers & school districts who are trying their best to fix things, and make things work better?

9:09-  What do you think parents can do to help?

12:42-  What do you tell kids who have been made to feel that they are somehow broken?

16:38-  How can people find you if they would like to learn more?  @jrizo62 on Twitter, INSTA, FB  RizoJonathan62@gmail.com

17:30-  Thank you Jonathan! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

18:03-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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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