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Faster Than Normal

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 17, 2019

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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

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