Aaron is a family man, entrepreneur, and host of the Dramatic Travels podcast. He was diagnosed with ADHD three times—once as a teenager, again in his early twenties, and a final time in his mid-thirties. It wasn’t until he turned 40 that Aaron abandoned his quest to be normal and accepted the gift of a faster than normal brain. Aaron got travel fever as a teenager while traveling the world with his grandmother. Becoming a father inspired him to become an advocate for youth travel and encourage parents to travel with their kids. We talk about how he finally found his path and how travel can change your life, here today. Enjoy!
In this episode, Peter and Aaron discuss:
0:40- Hello and welcome!
1:03- Introducing Aaron Schlein
2:16- I love this, hehe: Tell me about abandoning your “quest to be normal”!
2:58- What was your childhood like, growing up different
4:00- On discovering Aaron’s ability to hyperfocus
4:18- So what was discovering your ability to hyperfocus like for you?
4:48- Please tell me about travel and how you got enthused about all of that!
6:20- What are some of your favorite places? How do you think wanderlust & ADHD fit together?
7:04- Dramatic Travels with Aaron Schlein - A family travel podcast
7:12- Peter has not yet visited Cinque Terre, Italy
8:06- What fascinates you most about the processes & idiosyncrasies of travel?
8:40- Peter recs some of the theories & concepts mentioned in the cool book Skyfaring
9:40- So you’ve taken something you love & turned it into something that works! Tell me about your podcast!
10:55- On picking a focus & wanting to share your story and perspective with other’s
11:33- On facing frustration
12:56- Looking back now, do you think ADHD propelled you?
15:12- If your kids eventually get diagnosed with ADHD, what are you gonna tell them?
16:29- Are you on any Meds?
16:57- What are some of the other ways that you go forward?
18:44- How can folks find you on the Socials?
19:18- Thank you Aaron!
19:55- Faster Than Normal Podcast info and credits
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