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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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May 15, 2019

I am talking to someone on today’s show that has shouted the 2nd-best four words that I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE!! The Man you’re about to meet is named Mike Reilly. He is probably best known as the "Voice of IRONMAN," (not the movie, the sport). If you are one of the 350k+ finishers of an Ironman challenge, chances are he has shouted your name also! In his great career, Mike also done on-site announcing and television coverage for over a thousand other triathlon & running events spanning ten countries. He is the only person inducted into all three endurance sports Halls of Fame: IRONMAN (2011), Running USA (2017), and USA Triathlon (2018).  Mike and his wife of 43 years, Rose, live in San Diego. They have two children, Erin Paulson, (a Boston Marathon finisher), and Andy Reilly, (an IRONMAN & Boston Marathon finisher), and two grandsons. A bit more about Mike here. It is an total honor to welcome him today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Mike discuss:

:46-  Intro and welcome Mike Reilly!!

1:58-  You have been doing this for roughly 30 years? For those of us who don’t know, could you describe a little about Ironman?

3:19-  About Mike’s new book:  Finding My Voice

3:42-  Peter’s experience in doing his first Triathlon

4:20-  Mike, would you agree with the statement: “Once a triathlete, always a triathlete”?

5:50-  On how training can affect relationships ref:  I’m Training For An Ironman Video

6:32-  On finding something great in your life

7:12-  On addiction & Imposter syndrome, versus the Triathlete 

8:30-  “We are the cause of our own experiences”

9:37-  On crossing the Finish line  and my blog post about my first Ironman in Cozumel 

10:36-  I’ve read that the Triathlon is the sport with the largest amount of recovering addicts. Why do you think this may be true? 

12:48-  On setting dizzyingly difficult goals

14:20-  Tell us a story about someone who credits finishing an Ironman with saving their life.

18:58-  Wow.. if exercise could do something like that, for someone like him, imagine what it could do for school kids!!

19:40-  About Eric Byrnes Triathlon & his physical education outreach. Let Them Play Foundation 

20:14-  Riding For Focus Specialized Foundation Podcast interview w/ Ted Theocheung, the CEO of the Specialized Foundation, and Kimberly Price, Ph.D., Director of Research & School Programs for the Specialized Foundation

20:57-  Peter on “Must be present to win”

23:19-  On Ironman has no shape or size. Working from the inside out.

24:10-  What do you tell someone who says “Oh I could never, ever do a triathlon”?

25:37-  When is your book “Finding My Voice” available for purchase? You can find it everywhere! 

26:10-  Thank you Mike Reilly!! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

26:21:  THE 2nd-best FOUR WORDS EVER!!!!!

26:58  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Mr. Mike Reilly on socials: MikeReilly.net  Facebook  Twitter & INSTA@IronManVoice  LinkedIn

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!

May 8, 2019

We are joined today by a scientist! I love interviewing scientists! Although diagnosed as a child, Janice did not get fully treated for ADHD until her second year at Harvard. She is doing amazing research as she finishes her fifth year of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD program there, and has found her way to rock life with ADHD! Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Janice discuss:

:46-  Intro & welcome Janice Marie Nieves Bonilla de Ouellette!

1:40-  You didn’t get diagnosed until you got to Harvard, correct?  Tell us your story.

2:56-  How was growing up for you; how did school & your classes go?

4:36-  Can you tell any of our listeners who may be feeling like: “My ADHD is preventing me from being smart, or from being brilliant” exactly what it is that you are studying at Harvard?  ref: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Immunology and Autoimmunity, Joslin Diabetes Center

6:02-  Your first language is Spanish. Sometimes people with ADHD are not great with languages; how are you with learning new ones?

7:04-  Tell me about the medication you are on and how it’s working out for you?

8:08-  What is your dosage frequency?

8:55-  You have been very active in Theater, Dance, etc. Do you find that physical activity helps you?

10:47-  You mentioned in your 3 page bio that you didn’t have many friend that were your age growing up. Do you think that’s an ADHD thing- to have friends that are older or younger?

12:26-  Your husband does not have ADHD. If you had to tell the non-ADHD listeners of this podcast what the one thing they could do to survive someone with ADHD, that they love, what would that be? 

14:37-  How can people find you if they want to learn more about you and what you are doing?  

INSTA & Twitter @Janice_Nieves  Email: JNievesBonilla@g.harvard.edu

15:22-  Thank you Janice!! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

15:47-  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!

May 1, 2019

As you may know, I worked at AOL for a few years and then for a company called Jumbo- my last ever full-time job. I lasted for about 7 months before I realized I just did not work well with people; my friend Paul couldn’t either! We kinda bonded over that and we’re still friends to this day! Paul is currently the Director of Sales-Technical Sales North America for Varian Medical Systems.  He has been with them for 17 years w/ extensive experience in physical & virtual Oncology IT architecture.  He is helping hospitals all over the world design the best possible network to help treat cancer patients from India, Europe and North America. Today we reminisce about what it was like to have ADHD 20 years ago, and we talk about the tools & systems we have in place to help us run things ’on our own’ these days. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Paul discuss:

:46-  Intro and welcome Paul Berkson

1:23-  You and I are very similar in some ways; it always felt good to have sort of an ally in the ADHD world, back in the day when we ‘too talkative’ and were first climbing!

2:00-  How was it growing up for you?

2:38-  How did you get through school and stuff?

3:18-  You pretty much work on your own now. Explain to us a little bit about your job & your dynamic there?

4:10-  You are happy in your job. What is it about the job that keeps you happy & thriving?

5:00-  Being on your own is great! How do you keep yourself on-track & on top of things like schedules, deadlines, etc?

5:56-  On daily routines

6:28-  How do you chill out, relax and stay sane?

7:18-  Are you able to come directly out of ‘work mode’ and straight into ‘family mode’? 

8:09-  Tell me about how you get past your demons; how do you deal with the negative stuff?

9:19-  What tools do you use to keep organized?  ref: Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Teams, Outlook AutoTools, Skype Business, and Google Drive

10:40-  Do you keep a duplicate suitcase when traveling/working?

12:22-  Do you ever screw-up ‘en route’ and have to restart?

12:45- On ‘Proper Planning & Practice make for a Perfect Performance” *aka Michael P’s 5P’s  ref: The SCOTTeVEST, Peloton Bike

15:20 How can people find you on the socials? Facebook email: BerksonP@optonline.net  I couldn't seem to locate @BerkyBerk on INSTA 

15:47-  Thank you Paul and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

16:10-  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!

Apr 25, 2019

So, I’ve been reading about this new eTNS system that was recently approved by the FDA and it kinda freaked me out. The thoughts of me using this on my kid!? I’m not a medical professional, but my dear friend Dr. Jen IS. (her bio is here and she’s been on the podcast before today- you can listen to that here). I wanted to get her medical option and thoughts about this new machine.. and she freaked out too! So I invited her to come visit and share her opinion and about what she has learned with you. Let’s talk and discuss. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Jen discuss:

:50-  Neurosigma’s “eTNS System 

1:18-  Intro and welcome back Dr. Jen Hartstein

1:40-  I showed this thing to you yesterday and you also freaked out! What are your thoughts about it today?

3:00-  About the study group used in getting it’s FDA approval  ref: Dr. Stephen Hinshaw

3:50-  Side effects and intended usage for ages 7-12.

4:21-  About stimulation threshold(s) and other possible side effects listed.

5:04-  As compared to non-stimulant medications

5:25-  Four psychologists surveyed say…

6:51-  Only sixty-two kids were studied, how do you think this was granted FDA approval so quickly?

7:52-  Some benefits of ECT

8:18-  We don’t know how children’s brains develop after this type of treatment, do we?

10:05-  Is this maybe the next “good thing”?

10:25-  Under the “Pills Don’t Teach Skills” heading…

12:03-  In our culture and educational systems in the US, we are missing ways to help people manage emotions effectively.

12:40-  “A headache is not an aspirin deficiency”

12:46-  I know people are going to have questions Jen, how can people find you?  http://www.hartsteinpsychological.com  www.drjen.com  Twitter: @drjenonline  FB  YouTube

20:00-  Thank you for coming on such notice Dr. Jen and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

20:36-  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!

Apr 24, 2019

Sometimes with ADHD, we can’t figure out why things just aren’t working out right. So when we finally get diagnosed, there can be a sense of relief- because we finally have a name for what’s wrong.  This guy knows all about that! After struggling through all of his high school & part of his college years, JO was diagnosed with Dyslexia and later with ADHD.  He was struggling into his 30’s. He has written a book about it, (in addition to a couple of others), that I started recently and am just loving. Now a husband and father, JO’s mission is to help parents and families- particularly stay at home dads- redefine life & family according to what works best for them. We talk about how excruciatingly painful having undiagnosed ADHD & Dyslexia can be, (especially in classroom settings), about self-love, about what finding a true mentor can mean, and about his new book, which is J.O.’s love letter to his younger self, here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Jonathan discuss:

1:14-  Intro and welcome J.O.!

1:45-  You had a really tough time in school; tell us about it?

2:20-  On reading aloud in the classroom

4:40-  On his second time taking a collegiate Genetics exam, and finally getting tested for a learning disability.

5:50-  Upon Jonathan’s Dyslexia diagnosis and getting some new resources!

7:00-  On turning 30, beginning a book, then being diagnosed with ADHD

7:53-  On using his superpower

8:52-  J.O.’s next challenge was learning how to ‘miss correctly’ and to love his younger self.

10:28-  What do you do to get yourself out of the times when you find yourself in an Imposter syndrome?

11:57-  J.O. & Peter agree that therapy should be mandatory.

12:38-  On not fighting yourself

14:28-  Tell us about your new book! To The Little Boy In Me Learning With Dyslexia and ADHD

17:13-  Was writing this book maybe part of a catharsis for you? 

19:37-  How can people find you?  www.JonathanOliverOnline.com  Twitter: @JOStayAtHomeDad  INSTA: jonathan_jo_oliver  Facebook  LinkedIN  YouTube  Books 

20:00-  Thank you Jonathan and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

20:36-  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!

Apr 17, 2019

The day before Caitlin's 24th birthday, a young girl in Texas was texting while driving and didn't see a young couple on their motorcycle. Caitlin & her husband at the time were ejected from that bike. She lived to celebrate her birthday in the ICU. When she woke up from surgery the nurse informed her that she was four weeks pregnant. After 6 reconstructive surgeries on minimal pain medication, antibiotics, and anesthesia due to the pregnancy, Caitlin knew that her child was worth more than her own body. On June 12th, 2014 she amputated her left leg below the knee and began to take on life as a new Mom. February 13, 2015 she delivered a beautiful baby girl named Tinley. Caitlin had always wanted to be a Mom, but now the question arose as to what kind of mother she would become. She set her first two goals: to walk & run before the baby could. In April of 2016 she ran her first 5k w/ Tinley in a stroller. A month later, she found a crossfit gym and began a strength training regimen. A passion that began from just wanting to be a Mom who could chase her kid around, rapidly grew and transformed a woman who has since become the first amputee boxer in America, a woman who has earned Gold and Silver medals in everything from Triathlons to Javelin, completed countless marathons, and on-and-on! She has recently started BeMoreAdaptive.org who’s mission is to help the world be more adaptive, accessible, and profoundly knowledgeable about the adaptive community. We talk about choices, goal-setting, motivation and her incredible story here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Caitlin discuss:

:45-  Intro to Caitlin Conner

1:11-  Caitlin’s bio and backstory

3:00-  Welcome Caitlin! So before the accident, what was life like for you?  ref:  Video Rental Stores

4:04-  What happened on the day of your accident, and what was going on in your life?

6:16-  Unbelievable, just unbelievable! How do you begin to bounce back from such adversity?

7:30-  What was your process of deciding whether to be amputated, or not?

8:20-  On choices

8:50-  How old is your daughter now and does she realize that you are a badass?

9:12-  Your sports resume is a little crazy- tell us about how you got started and how you remain motivated.

10:24-  What is your favorite sport?

10:38-  What’s your routine for training; if you have one?

11:13-  On not competing in the Paralympics with Team USA

12:09-  Do you think ADHD may be influencing your multi-sport passion?

12:58-  What do you say to people who have had a massive life shift like you have? How do you get them back up on their horse?

14:12-  How do you handle your bad days?

15:32-  On embracing self care

16:23-  How can people find you and please give us your Instagram addy!  INSTA: @Caitlin.AndHerLegNamed.Rex  FB  www.BeMoreAdaptive.org

16:30-  Fun fact about Rex

17:08-  Thank you Caitlin and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

17:42-  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!

Apr 10, 2019

A lot of people I meet in the ADHD world are thrown into “all things ADHD” because they simply have no choice. What’s interesting is that my guest today has decided to make educating and helping folks with ADHD his profession! He coaches, he blogs, and he has started an ADHD support group for men- which is how I found him. There aren’t just loads of places to go, especially outside of the medical community, where you can have open and frank discussions with others who are similarly gifted. Marc has recently co-authored a book that will be out soon. We talk about how he chose this path, and some about what it’s like to be a guy who’s grown up with ADHD. Enjoy! 

 

In this episode Peter and Marc discuss:

1:00-  Intro & welcome Marc!

1:57-  You struggled in school like most all of us, but you got diagnosed at age 16; tell us your story.

4:40-  On receiving the diagnosis

5:25-  After you were diagnosed, what were the most noticeable changes in your life?

6:25-  What made you want to become an ADHD life coach/wellbeing instructor?

7:56-  Tell us a little more about your “awakening moment”, how you got into the concepts of wellbeing- and how all of that mattered.  ref:  Our Transformative Journey book

9:00-  What’s next for you?  ref:  ADHD Men’s Support Group

10:48-  On how men are conditioned from a young age to ‘just shake it off’; breaking that mold

12:28-  What do you say to the 16 year-old boy who has realized that he has a problem?

13:40-  On realizing you’re not broken, but instead have an incredible gift once you learn how to use it.

14:20-  How can people find you? www.WellnessWithMarc.com  @wellnesswithMarc on INTSA @wellnesswmarc on Twitter  FB  YouTube

14:45-  Thank you Marc and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening.  PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people!  You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

15:27-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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!

Feb 27, 2019

Rett Harmon wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until he was in college, where he studied Real Estate. Now co-owner of Century 21 Novus, he actively sells real estate and leads his Team- Rettro Group. His previous team closed 226 transactions in 2017 so the man stays super busy! He likes video marketing, blogging for publications, and speaking at industry events, but additionally he’s an Amazon Best Selling Author, Eagle Scout, (my personal favorite), has ownership in 9 companies, and loves raising money via Reels for Easter Seals. So we talk today about how he balances it all, and his story of success. Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter and Rett discuss:

1:32-  Intro and welcome Rett!

2:00-  You didn’t get diagnosed until you were in college- what was it like for you growing up?

2:42-  What did your college professor notice about you, exactly?

3:29-  What’s an average day like for you?

4:47-  What do you do to keep yourself centered?

5:32-  How does ADHD affect you positively? Negatively?

6:25-  How do you switch your brain from “Work Mode” to Family Mode” -especially with a hectic, never-stop career in Real Estate?

7:29-  Talk to me about your personal self care, and how you get your dopamine fix.

8:19-  Do you see any signs of ADD/ADHD in your kids?

10:30-  What would you tell a parent who’s kid was just diagnosed with ADHD?

13:50-  Do you have any funny stories about how ADHD has affected your life?

14:55-  How can people find you Rett? Facebook, INSTA, RettHarmon@gmail.com

15:46-  Thank you Rett 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. 

16:18-  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!

Feb 20, 2019

We get to share-in a very raw and real conversation today. If your a hockey fan like me, then you know the name Theo Fleury from his 1000+ games on the ice, or from his Olympic Gold medal win in 2002! But off the rink, his life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviors. Today, Theo defines himself as a victor over trauma and addiction, and a facilitator to those still trying to find their way. His best-selling books, Playing with Fire and Conversations with a Rattlesnake, encourage open sharing and provide practical tools that people seeking help can personally use. We talk about his ADHD, his childhood, his adjustment to retirement and about never quitting…Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Theo discuss:

1:40-  Intro and welcome Theo Fleury!!

2:30-  You started playing hockey at five years old- what were things like for you growing up?

4:40-  Your career is amazing!! How did things go when you retired from the NHL?

9:28-  Theo on True purpose. ref: Playing With Fire” book

10:46-  On ADHD stereotypes

11:48-  On labels

13:40-  On learning to use a faster brain. Managing dopamine rushes.

15:44-  What do you do these days to get your dopamine fix?

17:42-  On staying busy, on schedule and fighting addiction

18:48-  On transitioning from a completely and fully scheduled career, to surviving on your own from day-to-day.

19:40-  On creating a new toolbox for yourself

20:55-  Why we need to be talking more about solutions

24:12-  How can people find you Theo?  www.TheoFleury.life and at Twitter, INSTA: @TheoFluery14

24:28-  Thank you so much Theo 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. 

24:56-  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!

Feb 13, 2019

Relationships are hard enough to begin with. Sometimes when people with ADD&ADHD are in relationships with people who are Neurotypical, both parties don’t always know to apply the right lens, or view things for what they really are. They may internalize thoughts, not communicate about their feelings, or completely misread signals, etc. Today we get to talk to a professional who has incredible experience and perspective! Dr. Striar has been on the faculty of many leading universities where she’s taught courses on Group Dynamics, Communication, and Sexology. She has contributed to journals in the field of Sexology and Popular Culture, and has spoken at professional forums, on national television and radio. She studied with Dr. Helen Singer Kaplan, was there at the beginning of St. Mark’s Free Clinic in NYC and was around for the beginning of the Women’s Movement! (A bit more about Dr. Striar here) You probably want to put the kids to bed for this one folks! Here’s hoping you have a positive, if not good Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Sharna discuss:

1:57-  Intro and welcome Dr. Striar! 

2:52-  How did you get into the study of Sex and Sexuality?

4:15-  Let’s talk a little about how ADD&ADHD play a role in sexuality, and in relationships.

7:38-  ADD&ADHD, sex and medications. What are you learning from the patients that you are treating?

9:45-  What do you find happens whenever kids stop taking their meds, or when their insurance runs out?

10:26-  On self regulation and mindfulness

11:22-  What advice would you give for couples- one who has ADHD, and one who does not?

14:00-  Can you give any tools to help couples who may be arguing, or who haven’t quite learned how to argue yet?

16:20-  Give us one more tip about ADHD, or ADHD & Sex- give us your best one?

17:12-  How can people reach you? www.SharnaStriar.com  or DrStrair@Gmail.com  Also- her phone number is on her website.

17:44-  Thank you Sharna 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. 

18:10-  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!

Feb 6, 2019

Are you curious? Are you curious on a regular basis? Do you want to know all about everything you see? If you said yes, then we’re like-minded, because I am curious about EVERYthing! So, today we’re talking with curiosity expert Diane Hamilton!  Dr. Diane Hamilton is a nationally syndicated radio host, speaker, moderator, consultant, and educator. Through her work as the MBA Program Chair at the Forbes School of Business and at several other universities, she has taught more than 1000 business courses. I have no idea how she made the time to do all that! She is also the author of multiple books, including her most recent, Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Key to Unlocking Human Potential. She is the creator of the Curiosity Code Index assessment and I’m really excited today, (and really curious), to talk with her! Here we go- Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Diane discuss:

1:57-  Intro and welcome Dr. Hamilton!  ref: “Cracking The Curiosity Code- The Key to Unlocking Human Potential”, Take The Lead” Radio Show

2:44-  Tell us about curiosity; it’s a good thing??

4:35-  What are some of the things about traditional classroom learning that might hold our curiosity back?

7:20-  How does a parent help guide a child w/ ADHD toward utilizing good and appropriate habits of learning?  ref:  Leader Kid Academy, DocuSign 

8:45-  How might you instruct parents to showcase and encourage a healthy curiosity as being a positive thing?  ref:  Steve Wozniak’s book “iWoz”

11:42-  What is one of the most surprising things you’ve discovered in your research?

12:26-  What are the negatives of stifling curiosity?

13:10-  On staying curious and encouraging curiosity

14:34-  How can folks find you Diane?  https://drdianehamilton.com/blog/ @DrDianeHamilton on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube

15:05-  Thank you Diane 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. 

15:32-  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!

Jan 30, 2019

I am thrilled & honored to finally visit with famed restauranteur & author, Danny Meyer! What a great guy, plus- he is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack! (If I see you at the gym twice this weekend, you’ll know why). Today we talk about building a business that puts quality customer satisfaction first, coffee milkshakes, the necessity of cheese, and how folks with ADD&OCD often become great entrepreneurs! A little more about Danny:  The Union Square Hospitality Group comprises some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, and more. Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, and Danny’s recent personal achievements include the Julia Child Award (2017) and his inclusion on the TIME 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World (2015). His first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business and life.. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Danny discuss:

1:18-  Intro and welcome Danny Meyer!  ref: Setting the Table”, Union Square Hospitality Group, City Harvest, Share Our Strength, Union Square Partnership, Madison Square Park Conservancy 

2:38-  Explain to us the travel that took you from a Political Science Major at Trinity College, then working in Chicago for John Anderson’s Presidential Campaign- over to the Restaurant & Travel business.

5:15-  On the invent of Union Square Cafe circa 1985

6:10-  When you opened, you were a twenty-sever-year-old entrepreneur, focused on customer satisfaction, who was gambling on an entirely new genre of restaurant! Tell us a little about that experience please?

8:56-  How did you take the one great success and turn it into several? What would you say to entrepreneurs who are wanting to expand?  ref:  Union Square Hospitality Group

14:40-  On ADD/OCD.  Do you have moments of waking up and feeling like “This can’t be all real”?!  ref:  Imposter syndrome 

16:58-  Can you give us the one piece of advice that you’ve given all four of your children?

19:17-  Awesome. How can people get in touch with you on the web? Twitter & INSTA:  @dhmeyer 

19:36-  On Social Media and how Danny uses it.

20:59-  Peter Shankman’s go-to order at Shake Shack

21:30-  Danny Meyer’s go-to order at Shake Shack

22:15-  Thank you so much Danny!

22:29-  Thanks again to Danny Meyer, 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. 

22:51-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at 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!

Jan 23, 2019

Today we visit with Marvin Russell, the founder of two startups in the digital marketing world. that were both successfully acquired for millions. He is now working on Checkli, a passion project born out of necessity that has become startup number three, visited by 60,000 people every month to make, share and publish their most valuable checklists. We talk about his hyperactivity as a kid, his drive, how he stays on track and is always on the move. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Marvin discuss:

1:32-  Intro and welcome Marvin

2:30-  What was growing up like; what’s your background?

2:54-  On childhood and hyperactivity

4:46-  When teachers would give you laps to run, did it help you?

5:40-  On the pressures of making great grades

6:40-  On not being able to stand still. How movement is beneficial

8:43-  On practical uses of movement in daily life

9:20-  So what prompted the entrepreneurship?

10:55-  How did you put systems in place to keep you on track in your new business?

12:47-  Dow long did that initial drive/energy last in your business?

13:38-  On the value of a personal assistant

15:28-  How did you decide that is was time to sell your company?

17:28-  Tell us about your third & current company?  ref:  www.Checkli.com

19:50-  Will you sell this company and quickly move on to the next?

21:20-  How can people find you? Twitter: @MarvinRussell or at www.MarvinRussell.com

21:50-  Thanks Marvin, 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. 

21:11-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at 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!

Jan 16, 2019

Due to unresolved personal life traumas he failed to appropriately address at a younger age – life experiences he was unaware were affecting his mental health – Eric developed a severe bout of PTSD, along with symptoms of anxiety and depression. This fall came essentially “out of nowhere” and left him almost permanently in bed, and with severe cognitive impairment, for just over two and a half years. Once he found a way to climb out of his abyss, he vowed to spend the rest of his life focused on changing the global conversation through mental health advocacy. We talk about his journey and the organization he founded, WeAreAllALittleCrazy.org, here today. Thanks to my friend Dr. Jennifer Hartstein for introducing us!  Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Eric discuss:

1:28-  Intro and welcome Eric

2:32-  Give us a little more detail on your background and how you got here.

3:47-  What were you doing instead of ‘having a life’?

5:14-  Where was your breaking point?

5:50-  So what did you do to get better?  ref:  TMS Therapy  ECT Therapy

7:08-  On “Pills don’t teach skills”

9:20-  So how did the turn-around ultimately happen for you?  ref:  integrative psychology 

12:54-  Tell us how this turned out to be the best thing ever  ref: WereAllALittleCrazy.org

15:48-  Everyone has a story!  ref:  Mike Mauti

17:25-  Finding your people and Eric’s launch event  ref:  Anita Nall 

18:48-  On the nondiscriminatory nature of ADHD

19:40-  Are intelligent people perhaps more disposed to having more mental health issues?

20:05-  How can people get involved with the non-profit? WereAllALittleCrazy.org Twitter/INSTA/Facebook

21:14-  Thank you Eric! How can people find you? Twitter: @AllALittleCrazy or on LinkedIn

22:10-  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. 

22:23-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at 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!

Jan 2, 2019

Eight years of college, ‘being stubborn’ and above all- never giving up, made a success story of our guest today Liz Wells. A friend recommended I interview her for many reasons, but what really got me- is that she’s a huge animal lover too!! We don’t talk that much about animals today, (big ones, or small ones), but we definitely talk about big passion, drive and perseverance! Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy this one!

 

In this episode Peter and Liz discuss:

1:28-  Intro and welcome Liz

2:25-  Share with us your background- growing up, school, when you got diagnosed, etc.

3:50-  On college years and repeating classes

5:00-  So when you finally got diagnosed- how did you feel?

6:03-  On depression, meds and ADD

7:20-  When you were taking home mostly all “D”s and “F”s on your report card; what did you do?

8:50-  On keeping your true passion & drive, and not letting others sway you

10:11-  Peter on keeping true to his passion

11:00-  Liz on how she maintained on track towards her passion

12:09-  How are you using your ADD/ADHD as a superpower?

13:45-  What one piece of advice would you give to kids who are struggling and not sure they are going to be able to make it all happen?

14:42-  How can people reach out to you? INSTA: @WellsCleanLiving  Email: Lizzie453W@Gmail.com

15:29-  Thank you Liz!!

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. 

15:48-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at 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!

Dec 12, 2018

This young man is just beginning his career path with a stealthy little product called the Robiii. We learn today about how he’s learning to hurdle ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dysorthography and about the road he’s currently traveling. Like all of us he’s making his own pathway; here’s to helping him onwards as a young entrepreneur. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Robi discuss:

1:27-  Intro and welcome Robi

2:10-  When were you diagnosed and what’s your backstory?

2:42-  So when you were first diagnosed, what did they tell you- how was it presented to you?

3:18-  What was it like before you were diagnosed and on meds?  ref: Vyvanse

3:58-  What else were you diagnosed with?  ref: Dysorthography

4:48-  How do you work and deal with the Dysorthography? I’ve never even heard of that!

5:18-  Tell us about the ways you deal with the Dyslexia and Dysgraphia?

5:34-  Do you have plans to go to University?

5:58-  What made you decide to become an Entrepreneur? 

6:30-  So for you, it was really learning what worked and what did not work?

7:06-  When you decided to become an Entrepreneur and incorporate, did you get any pushback?

7:45-  So tell us about your current project on Kickstarter!  https://www.robiii.com

8:29-  How did you come up with the idea?

9:28-  How’s the fundraising going?

9:54-  What do you say to parents listening, who might have kids similar to you who also want to get out and do their own thing?

10:46-  How can people get in touch with you, and find your Kickstarter project? Link to Kickstarter Also via https://www.robiii.com  INSTA is @robiii.inc and @robi.robillard

11:16-  Thank you Robi! Please stay in touch to let us know how it’s going!

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. 

11:40-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

Check out my new ADHD Coaching at 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!

Dec 6, 2018

I’ve been looking forward to this visit with Scott for a while! He’s written six books, but it’s his latest best-sellar that I’m totally in love with! The best part? He’s had ADHD since he was a nano-sphere in his mother’s belly, and when I say “I take cold showers every day”, he doesn’t respond: “What the hell is wrong with you man??!” We talk about all of his journeys here today. I know your going to like this one, Enjoy!

A little bit more about Scott:  Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney (scottcarney.com) has worked in some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world. His work blends narrative non-fiction with ethnography. Currently, he is the CEO of the tiny Denver-based media company Foxtopus Ink, a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and a 2016-17 Scripps Fellow at the Center for Environmental Journalism in Boulder, Colorado. His books include the New York Times best seller"What Doesn't Kill Us" as well as "The Red Market" and "The Enlightenment Trap." 

Carney was a contributing editor at Wired for five years and his writing also appears in Mother Jones, Men's Journal, Playboy, Foreign Policy, Discover, Outside and Fast Company. His work has been the subject of a variety of radio and television programs, including on NPR and National Geographic TV. In 2010, he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for his story "Meet the Parents," which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring. Carney has spent extensive time in South Asia and speaks Hindi.

 

 

In this episode Peter and Scott discuss:

:09-  Check out my new ADHD Coaching at www.shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

1:42-  Intro and Welcome Scott! Foxtopus.ink  http://www.scottcarney.com  book: “What Doesn’t Kill Us” 

3:00-  What’s your background, what’s your story?

4:48-  Failing is part of our process, but your career doesn’t seem to reflect failure that much; do tell!

5:25-  On college

5:42-  On travel, documentations and perspective

6:18-  On India

7:00-  On cults

7:30-  On career evolution  refs: Wim Hof  The Iceman Cometh 

9:58-  On Hunters, Farmers and “burst” mentality  ref: Seth Godin podcast interview

10:55-  On existential threats in the past versus nowadays. (Rest&Digest vs. Fight or Flight) ref: parasympathetic and sympathetic tones

12:40-  On simulated stress, cold showers and adaption

16:14-  On shirtless runs in the winter time

17:30-  Cold showers and ADHD

18:22-  Explanation of the potential benefits- from a physiological standpoint

19:40-  When you’re in a cold shower, how are you interacting with the cold water?

20:40-  The heart of the Wim Hof Method  ref brown fat  article 

23:30-  How do you handle your ADHD Scott?

25:25-  How can people find you? @sgcarney on Twitter  INSTA  Book

26:10-  Get This Book! What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength

26:23-  Thank you Scott!!

26:33-  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. 

26:53-  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!

Nov 28, 2018

Lisa Betts-LaCroix is a podcaster, speaker, actor and dancer. As host of the Super Power U Podcast she does long-form interviews revealing the mental models and tactical skills needed to be your very own superhero. She's been featured in over one hundred films, television episodes and movies-of-the-week. Lisa is a dance performer and speaker who inspires audiences to embrace vitality, passion and reclaim empowered living in later life. In spite of taking up dance at age 50 she has also recently become a World Champion Pro-Am American Rhythm Ballroom dancer. We talk about all about her story here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and Lisa discuss:

1:25-  Intro and Welcome Lisa!

2:00-  You have an amazing bio- tell us your story and a bit of your history.

3:15-  When were diagnosed? Were you diagnosed?

5:30-  On recognizing your own brain.

6:25-  You talked about people saying “Me also” when you began to share with friends. Do you think there is some sort of magnetic pull between those of us who have ADD/ADHD?

8:05-  How do you handle the things you have to do, that you really dislike doing?

9:22-  What do you do nowadays with that emotion, or passion?

9:40-  On outsourcing 

10:57-  Tell us about your Podcast, “Super Power U”  ref: FasterThanNormal, Tim Ferris, Pat Flynn, Michael Gervais

13:10-  So what was it like working with Kathy Bates!?!  ref:  The Late Shift, Fargo TV series

14:42-  How does one become a World Champion Ballroom Dancer.. like yourself?

16:48-  Do you find that dancing gives you the same serotonin & dopamine high that runners often talk about?

18:53-  How can people find you Lisa?  Super Power U Podcast, Facebook: @SPUPodcast Twitter:  @LisaBL. INSTA:  @LisaBL

19:30-  Thank you Lisa and thank YOU for listening!  Would you please leave us a review? Yes, you, dear reader. I know I say it all of the time and I’ll ask once again below- but when you leave YOUR review, it really does help OTHERS to find us here! As always, you can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 

20:00-  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!

Nov 14, 2018

Today we talk with James Oliver, Jr.  He’s the Founder of WeMontage, the world’s only websites that turns your permanent photo memories into removable wallpaper, and author of the book, “The More You Hustle, The Luckier You Get: You Can Be a Successful Parentpreneur.” James has an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill, an accounting degree from Morehouse College and is known throughout the universe as Co-Founder of the world’s cutest twins, Thaddeus & Zoe.  We talk some about his proud parenting, about being entrepreneurs and about James’ unique journey thus far. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter and James discuss:

1:20-  Intro and Welcome James! refs: WeMontage, The More You Hustle The Luckier You Get

2:08-  How did you wind up an entrepreneur; tell us about your background?

4:25-  How & when did the Parentpreneur thing begin?

7:47-  Talk to us about your day-to-day struggle, balancing being an entrepreneur & a parent.

9:32-  How did you develop a good/working rule-set for yourself, with regard to balancing work versus Daddy/family time?

10:20-  How do you limit your daily distractions?

11:52-  How can people find you James? INSTA: @TrepDad Twitter: @JamesOliverJr TheMoreYouHustle.com

12:40-  Thank you James and thank YOU for 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.

13:04-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below, 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!

Nov 7, 2018

My friend Ari is a very successful Private Investigator, and a Forensic Genealogist. About a year ago though he had finally had enough! Enough of the teasing, enough of the big-pants shopping, enough of the failed attempts to lose weight & diet gimmicks, but perhaps most importantly his little girl couldn’t get her arms around him to give him a hug. Ari once served as an EMT and knew a likely future he would be facing unless he really made a commitment. So- he began taking some important steps. Literally. We talk about those steps today, one year later. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Ari discuss:

1:18-  Intro and Welcome Ari!

1:55-  So tell us some about your background & how you got to the “Enough is Enough Place”

3:05-  On his experience with a meal delivery product

3:58-  On his first experience working with a personal trainer, twice a week

5:13-  Most of our listeners are ‘all-or-nothing’ like you. How did you begin & not give up; on day one, day two, day three, etc?

7:15-  What gave you that hit, or encouragement to keep going?

8:20-  On NOT being tied to a goal-weight

9:07-  Talk about the days you messed it up, overslept, etc.

11:28-  What have you learned about yourself?

12:50-  What has been the reaction from your family?

13:30-  What do you tell people who ask you or say: “I’ve tried everything to lose weight & nothing works!!”

15:08-  So what’s your next challenge?

15:30-  ref:  Peter’s trainer David:  The podcast episode.  on Twitter

15:50-  How can people find you for inspiration? @IFindHeirs on Twitter&INSTAFacebook, or email:  Ari@BestPI.com

16:15-  Thank you Ari and thank YOU for listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankmanon all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormalon all of the socials.

16:49-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below, 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!

Oct 31, 2018

Writer, illustrator, editor, musician and occasional entrepreneur PJ Perez spends his days managing web & digital content for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He spends every other waking hour making comics, writing scripts, shooting videos! Today in this short Faster Than Normal “Extra”, we talk about the in-home calisthenic challenge he set for himself this year, and how he’s achieved it. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and PJ discuss:

1:18-  Intro and welcome PJ!  PJ’s: blog  Twitter: @PjPerez  Vimeo Channel  YouTube Channel

1:48-  Tell us about what you started doing this year!

2:56-  So 100 pushups a day, for 30 days was the goal!? How did it go for you starting out?

4:03-  Was there a point when you had to really double-down & convince yourself to continue pushing through?

4:42-  On the importance of setting goals & setting a concrete timeline.

5:24-  On logging your progress.

5:47-  Any new challenges coming up for you?

6:21-  Did you see & feel changes in your body within just 30 days?

7:15-  Do you recommend doing it?  Link to PJ’s YouTube video

7:38-  Thanks PJ! And thank YOU for 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.

7:51-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below, 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!

Oct 24, 2018

It was never pointed out to Neil that he had all the tell-tale signs of ADD; not until he was 42 years old and recently separated from his then-wife. A good friend sent him an article on Adult ADHD/ADD. He soon after listened to my bookon a drive to Detroit. The lightbulb switched on and he found himself overwhelmed by his recent self-discoveries. It took him a couple of years, (one on Concerta), to sort things out and fully understand that he wasn’t “broken” or alone. He soon-there-after found a community of dog trainers, discovered the joy that comes from teaching & training dogs, (and their owners), and he committed to owning a training franchise. Has been working in and growing the "Dog space" ever since! His prior pursuits and careers have been: CEO, Marketing Consultant, Chimney Sweep, a few rides during the dot-com boom, Circus Trainer & Performer, scuba diver, competitive unicyclist, world traveler, maintaining his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and being a stay-at-home Dad! It’s a lot. We talk about his journey, his love of dogs and how he’s found a happy home. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Neil discuss:

:44-  Intro and welcome Neil!  www.SitMeansSitCT.com

1:29-  So if you had two choices; being the CEOof Norwegian Cruise Linesor owning a Sit Means Sitfranchise, which would it be?

1:46-  Tell us about growing up!

3:48-  Do you think that rebelling was a residual product of your ADD?

4:35-  You switched majors howmany times in college?

5:56-  What were you doing in the circus?

6:31-  Were you finding excitement in switching-around pursuits and jobs?

7:09-  So how did you wind up with dogs?

8:30-  Tell us about a routine day for you, and how does that work with your ADD?

9:48-  How has hiring an assistant changed your life?

11:38-  On relinquishing control and trusting an assistant

12:32-  Tell us about how your ADD is a superpower to you

13:58-  Tell us about the things & routines you must do in order to function each day

16:17-  What do you think is a popular misconception of people with ADD/ADHD?

17:53-  On being kinda 'diagnosed' long before there was an ADHD diagnosis

19:05-  On nonconformity and finding the Middle

19:55-  Talk about the best dog you’ve ever trained

20:30-  How can people reach you Neil?  Neil@SitMeansSitCT.com  Twitter: @SitMeansSitCT  Facebook: @sitmeanssitctInstagramTV: https://sitmeanssit.com/sit-tv/

21:15-  Thank you Neil! And thank YOU for listening! You can always reach me at peter@shankman.com or @petershankmanon all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormalon all of the socials.

21:40-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

As always, leave us a comment below, 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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