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Hello everybody! If you been all wrapped-up with Awards season, I hope you can finally catch a breath now that the 90th Academy Awards are complete. Nine-zero, wow. When it comes to formal wear, I’m usually more of a jeans&blazer kid of guy, but I do have one pair of fancy-pants on the ready for such an occasion.
Speaking of civilian dress, this week we get to sit down with a long-time listener, Harran J. Williams! Harran reached out to me a little while ago and asked if he could be a guest on the Faster Than Normal podcast. I said: “Well sure- so what’s your story”? We find out that while Harran’s resume is very impressive, he’s really just grinding it out day-to-day like you, me and most of us here with ADHD. He’s a father of three, a volunteer at his church, a Musician, a Software Engineer, a former track star from New Jersey and just an all-around good dude.
I hope you dig getting to know Harran as much as I did. Enjoy!
In this episode, Peter and Harran tackle hurdles like these:
2:38- Welcome and introducing Harran
3:29- What’s your background?
5:30- What keeps you going?
7:00- Did your parents push you and did you ever feel overwhelmed as a young kid?
8:40- A week in the life, when I was going full throttle in school. Any questions?
9:48- What are your “life rules”? How did you learn to prioritize on your own. How did you pick which things you wanted to do best?
10:28- Choices and the choosing
10:50- Enter college. A track scholarship to maintain
11:44- How we with ADHD & ADD develop deadlines, or “pressure moments” and use time-lines.
13:45- What other “life rules” have you found that have been working for you?
14:00- If it’s not on my calendar, I don’t know about it.
14:45- Using ambient noise and ambient music to stay focused
18:84- Testimony of tools that work!
20:28- Thank you Harran!
20:49- Faster Than Normal Podcast contact info and credits