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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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Sep 13, 2017

Say hey to DJ John Michael! He's the official DJ in Residence at Peloton Cycle (now known as OnePeloton,) he's trained under Junior Vasquez, and knows more 80s trivia than you do. This isn't assumption, this is fact.

DJ John Michael gives us 30+ minutes of over the top interview, on topics as wide-ranging as music as a calming influence, "taking back your brain" from the background processes, and somehow, we wound up also touching on the 80s TV Show "The Facts of Life," as well as Game of Thrones, the best dance mixes, and of course, Broadway.

There's never been a more ADHD-centric interview in the history of the FTN Podcast!

You're going to love this one. I've listened to it three times already, and I was there when we recorded it!

Enjoy!

Sep 6, 2017

First off - GREAT NEWS: The Faster Than Normal Book goes live in less than a month! Won't you help support the launch by sharing this Thunderclap with your social channels? The more people who share it, the more we can help the world realize that ADHD is a GIFT, not a curse! From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Welcome to another episode of Faster Than Normal! We've skipped a few weeks in August, because we were getting the Faster Than Normal BOOK ready for an October 3rd launch date! We couldn't be happier with how it turned out, and we hope you'll love it, too!

But back to the podcast! We kick September off with the back-to-school episode, in the respect that I met this week's guest last year, on the first day of preschool for my daughter. Within thirty seconds, we both bonded and there was no question we were both ADHD.

Ken Perlstein is an actor and comedian, working in NYC. He's also massively ADHD. He talks openly and honestly on this episode, covering all topics, including addiction, sobriety, ADHD, and heck, he even does an impersonation and cracks a joke or two.

You're going to like this one. We're glad you're here!

Aug 9, 2017

Welcome to another episode of Faster Than Normal! This one combines my two favorite topics - What we put in our mouths, and what we sweat out at the gym.

Simply put, this episode is all about food and exercise, and the tips shared by our two guests will, I guarantee you, change how you look at what you eat, and what you do for activity.

From the fitness side, we speak with Amie Hoff, founder of Hoff Fitness, who shares her fitness knowledge as a corporate fitness consultant, personal trainer, media contributor and public speaker. She thrives as a motivator and role model and is regularly called upon to offer her expertise on both national and local media. You can find more about Amie at her website.

From the food side, we speak with Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND is a registered dietitian with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in clinical nutrition, certified nutrition support clinician, certified lactation educator, and a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her background includes adult and pediatric nutrition support, public health nutrition, and nutrition advocacy. She first started investigating the science around nutrition and ADHD when her own son was diagnosed at the age of 10, and has since endeavored to educate others on how to use nutrition therapy to thrive with ADHD. Her book is available for purchase on Amazon “Nutrition Management of Children with ADHD” and she can be reached on Facebook and Twitter as Nutrition_4_ADHD. 

Enjoy this episode! I learned a ton, I hope you do, as well!

Jul 26, 2017

Every once in a long while, you get an amazing interview with someone you've been trying to nail down for years. Someone you think of as a hero, and someone who has been so bold about how they live their life, all you can do is listen and try and hold on.

That's today, as I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing David Neeleman, probably best known for founding JetBlue Airlines.

He’s classic ADHD, (enjoy his story of the tree in his yard) but more importantly, he believes, possibly more than any guest we’ve had yet, that ADHD is truly a gift, not a curse.

He took the time to do this interview as he was driving from one meeting to the next, so while the audio quality is a bit less that we’re used to here, it’s still perfectly listenable.

Do enjoy!

David Neeleman is that rarest of entrepreneurs, a man who has created and launched four successful, independent airlines, including the USA’s JetBlue and Morris Air, Canada’s WestJet and Brazil’s Azul. And yes, he's done it all with (not in spite of) his ADHD.

Jul 12, 2017

This week on the Faster Than Normal Podcast, we're listening to the doctor. Specifically, Dr. James M. Greenblatt, head of medicine at Walden!

Dr. Greenblatt is chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden. He provides medical management, leadership and oversight of Walden’s eating disorder programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Working with thousands of children, adolescents and adults, Dr. Greenblatt found that each individual has a unique biochemical profile, range of behaviors and treatment needs. Dr. Greenblatt is board-certified in child and adult psychiatry. He received his medical degree and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, Dr. Greenblatt is a clinical faculty member in the psychiatry department at Tufts Medical School as well as the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.  He lectures extensively throughout the United States and Canada on integrative therapies for mental health. He is the author of “Answers to Anorexia,” which draws on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine and treating eating disorders. He also wrote “The Breakthrough Depression Solution,” which outlines a personalized nine-step method for beating the physical causes of depression, and “Answers to Binge Eating Disorder,” which introduces biological solutions for binge eating and food addiction.

Dr. Greenblatt is the author of six books: Answers to Anorexia (2011), The Breakthrough Depression Solution (2012), Answers to Binge Eating (2014), Integrative Therapies for Depression: Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention (2015), Nutritional Lithium: The Cinderella Story (2016), and The Breakthrough Depression Solution 2nd eds. (2016). His latest book, Finally Focused, describing integrative therapies for ADHD, came out ia few months ago.

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

PS: Don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

Jun 28, 2017
We’ve said it before here on Faster Than Normal: Movement, play, creativity – All things children today don’t get enough of in their daily lives. Yet again, another guest shows us just how detrimental a lack of play and creativity can be, and how beneficial an overdose of it is!

Clare Crew is an early childhood and inclusive education teacher who specialises in the brain-body connection. She helps the children the system leaves behind, those with learning, attention and behavioural challenges. Her message is simple; children need more movement and play in the early years of life. And when we’re able to deliver this, children begin thriving

Enjoy the podcast!  As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note – We’d love to hear!

PS: Don’t forget – We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower – The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

Jun 21, 2017

Ever go on a cruise? For someone like me, with massive ADHD, it's awesome - Ooh! The water slide! Ooh! video games! Ooh! Ice cream! Ooh! The ocean! Stars! The horn!

You get the idea.

But did you ever think what it was like to RUN a cruise company? That's where this week's guest comes in - Andy Stuart is President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, appointed to this position in September 2016. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that Norwegian excels in every facet and that the company continues to produce industry leading financial results, while bringing new ideas and ways of doing business that improve guest satisfaction and team member involvement. A 28-year company veteran, Stuart has been instrumental in building the Norwegian brand and strengthening relationships with travel partners.

In other words, Andy runs the entire NCL brand, yet still manages to have dinner with his family, exercise, and yes, be a million places at once.

This is another quick interview, and you're going to like it. He gives some seriously actionable tips that you can implement today to help you grow, whether you run a business, or are just learning to harness this wonderful gift we have.

Enjoy!

 

Jun 14, 2017

Benny Lewis is the ambitious Irish lad behind Fluent in 3 Months, the world's largest language learning blog with a million visitors per month.

He has published an international best-selling book of the same title, and a series of language courses, been awarded the title of National Geographic's Traveler of the Year, and he speaks almost a dozen languages in varying degrees between mastery and quite well. All of this is despite being a weak student of languages in school, and actually studying electronic engineering and only being able to speak English in his early 20s.

He makes it his mission to inspire as many people as he can that anyone can learn a language, at any age, from anywhere in the world.

And yeah. He's an ADHD dream. Enjoy the episode!

In this episode, Peter and Benny discuss:

  • Linguistics (02:06)
  • Attention currency (02:36)
  • Different ways of learning (04:41)
  • Perfectionism (06:14)
  • Forget rules (07:44)
  • Lack of patience (08:33)
  • Space repetition system (09:23)
  • Switching gears (10:52)
  • Tips to stay in control (12:16)
  • A bonus tip (14:51)

Links/Mentions

 

May 31, 2017

What can we say about Alan Meckler? The man has a way of seeing things that regular people won't see for the next ten years, and he's done it again and again and again. A wonderful example of neurodiversity, he was diagnosed with Dyslexia at a very early age, and used, of all things, his love of baseball to help him beat it.

Alan M. Meckler, Ph.D. was one of the first media professionals to spot the potential of the commercial Internet (1990). He launched INTERNET WORLD magazine and a trade show by the same name in 1993. These properties were sold for $274 million in cash in 1998. He created the trade show Search Engine Strategies in 2000. This was sold in 2006 for $47 million. He purchased JupiterResearch out of bankruptcy and later sold it for a 5000 percent return. Presently he is Chairman and CEO of www.3dprint.com the leading news website for the additive manufacturing industry and also produces 7 www.inside3Dprinting.com trade shows worldwide. Meckler is also managing member of www.asimovVentures.com, which invests in startups in the 3D printing, Robotics and Blockchain fields. Meckler has Ph.D. in American history from Columbia University, has written several books and been published in The New Yorker. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and New York Air National Guard (1969-1975).

I'm proud to call Alan a mentor and a friend, and I dedicate this episode to everyone who was ever told they'd never amount to anything, and continue to prove the haters wrong, every single day.

Enjoy the episode, and please - Leave us a review on whichever podcast platform you prefer!

 

May 24, 2017

Today on Faster Than Normal, we're talking FOOD! Specifically, we're talking RAW food, and how it changes lives! This isn't just for ADHD, it's for everyone! Now, look - I've got a steak addiction. So rare it might as well be raw, but it's still slightly cooked. I don't know if I could go totally raw - But I'm willing to listen. Barbara Fernandez woke up one day and discovered raw food - She also discovered a way to kick most of her health issues, including getting a handle on her ADHD. Coincidence? Aliens? I don't know. Listen to the podcast, and you tell me.

Enjoy the episode!

In this episode, Peter and Barbara discuss:

  • Rocking raw chef (01:21)
  • Diet problems (02:45)
  • Raw food (04:46)
  • Making food taste good (05:45)
  • Attention and what you eat (07:37)
  • Typical day (09:15)
  • Feeding 25 people over a weekend (12:43)
  • Favorite meal (14:00)
  • Favorite blender (14:45)
  • Batch cooking (15:51)
  • Protein and starch (16:41)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

PS: Don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

May 17, 2017

The Faster Than Normal book is in pre-order! Head over to the FTN Book Website to reserve yours today - It comes with some pretty awesome bonuses! And don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

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This week our guest is Dr. Jennifer Hartstein. Dr. Hartstein is currently in private practice in New York City, specializing in the treatment of high-risk children and adolescents. She is the owner and founder of Hartstein Psychological Services, PLLC, a group psychotherapy practice. Dr. Jen is a psychological contributor for NBC’s The Today Show, a national morning news program. She is a Mental Health Core Expert for The Dr. Oz Show and was the psychological/lifestyle contributor on CBS’ The Early Show. Dr. Jen is the author of Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide to Raising Empowered Girls who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters.

But possibly more importantly, (insert sarcasm emoji here,) Dr. Hartstein is my ex-girlfriend. Jen and I dated for about three years, living together for two of them. She might look all cool on TV, but her biggest challenge, hands down, was living with me. :)

This interview is chock full of advice, laughs, and action items you can implement today, whether you have ADHD, or love or live with someone who does.

Enjoy the episode!

In this episode, Peter and Jennifer discuss:

  • Jennifer's history (01:52)
  • Dating & ADHD (02:58)
  • Distractions and success (04:58)
  • Understanding yourself (06:21)
  • Children & school (07:12)
  • How things are done in Europe (10:44)
  • Parents should not be afraid (12:34)
  • Pros and cons of medication (13:23)
  • Race and diagnosis (15:15)
  • Moms are getting diagnosed (17:44)
  • Being human (21:38)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

PS: Don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

May 10, 2017

This week's guest is Dr. Debbie Rhea of the LIINK project, and this episode is going to BLOW YOUR MIND. I discovered Dr. Rhea in an NPR article talking about how she experimented with a school district in Texas, giving the students more recess time throughout the day to have unstructured play.

You know what happened? The kids improved in all areas of their educational lives!

BOOM!! THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN PREACHING! Exercise and a healthier lifestyle can change LIVES! It's not always about shoving medication down kids' throats and hoping for the best!

This is an AMAZING Episode! Thank you SO much, Dr. Rhea!

Enjoy this one - Share it with everyone you know!

In this episode, Peter and Debbie discuss:

  • Debbie's project (02:16)
  • Attention fatigue (04:42)
  • Why is play time not important (07:33)
  • The number of child diagnosis (09:46)
  • Target focus vs field focus (10:19)
  • Hope for change (12:38)
  • Financial limitations (12:38)
  • Meeting, breaks and boredom (14:39)
  • Boys vs girls (15:22)
  • Advice to teachers (17:10)

Links/Mentions

May 3, 2017

This week's guest is Brian Fanzo.

Happy listening! :)

In this episode, Peter and Brian discuss:

  • Brian's story (02:57)
  • ADHD and desk jobs (06:24)
  • Daily rituals (07:31)
  • Accountability and rewards (11:29)
  • Personal battles and being yourself (12:53)
  • Dealing with haters (15:54)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

PS: Don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

Apr 26, 2017

This week's guest is Curt Steinhorst, a man on a mission to wipe out distraction, which, in this day and age, isn't that easy.

Having spent years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt Steinhorst now equips professionals across the world to work smarter and stronger in this constantly-connected age.


As a leading voice on strategic communications in the age of distraction, Curt speaks on average more than 90 times a year. His clients range from more than ten companies on the Fortune 100 and global leadership associations such as YPO, EO, and Million Dollar Roundtable, to professional sports teams and even Taylor Swift’s record label.


Happy listening! :) And hey - Why not head over to iTunes and leave us a great review? That would just be awesome.

In this episode, Peter and Curt discuss:

  • Curt's back story (03:11)
  • The beauty of ADHD (04:08)
  • Being diagnosed (04:44)
  • Daily rules and routines (06:14)
  • The problem with constant stimulation (07:39)
  • Ways to create dopamine (09:02)
  • Figuring out what's important (09:54)
  • Our environment (11:43)
  • Emotions (13:06)
  • Habits and experience (15:29)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Apr 12, 2017

What happens when a furniture designer and a PhD in applied physics decides to change his life and then help others do the same? You get  this week's guest, Anders Fabech Rønnau.

Despite being a Ph.D. in Applied Physics and a Furniture Designer, he is now a leading ADHD Coach and ADHD Coach Trainer in Denmark, and has taught parenting programs since 2010 and ADHD Coach training since 2012. His primary focus is on ADHD, however, his methods work very well with differently wired people with Asperger’s, OCD, Tourette’s and other diagnoses – as well as ”normal” people with ”normal problems”.

Happy listening! :)

In this episode, Peter and Anders discuss:

  • Anders' story (02:49)
  • What is cognitive enhancement (06:21)
  • Transforming your brain (07:29)
  • Mind vs brain (10:45)
  • Working with metaphors (11:11)
  • Types of patients and trends in Denmark (12:58)
  • Medication and working with kids (14:19)
  • Anger issues (16:50)
  • Message to parents (18:08)
  • Defeating imposter syndrome (20:08)
Apr 5, 2017

OK... Brace yourself here for some seriously massive overachieving...

Our guest this week (taking a deep breath,) is a marketing major at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. She received the Woolworth Award for her academic achievements as well as an award commending her working group for its business plan and presentation. When she's not studying, she works as an MTV Campus Ambassador for the Founders franchise, and is a Guest Writer for freshman-oriented online publication Fresh U.

Oh, did I mention that Emma Havighorst is only EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD? Yeah. Took me a second to process that, too.

Emma has actually never formally been diagnosed with ADHD, yet she set my "ADHD-dar" off the first time I read one of her tweets. You'll see why as you listen to this interview - She's got such a sharp grasp of time management, along with an uncanny ability to understand what's important now, vs. what's important not now. 

Parents, this is definitely an episode to share with your kids. As I interviewed her, I was reminded of another guest we had on several months ago, Rachel Cotton, a PhD out of Harvard. Both well aware of their gifts and what to do to make sure they're using them to the best of their ability to live the best lives possible.

Enjoy the episode!

In this episode, Peter and Emma discuss:

  • Emma's back story (03:06)
  • Time management (04:59)
  • Color coding (09:04)
  • Growing up in a digital environment (11:16)
  • Disconnecting (13:11)
  • Ability to focus (17:13)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

PS: Don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

Mar 29, 2017

This episode is brought to you by ShankMinds: NYC, a day-long business mastermind conference designed for entrepreneurs with an ADHD slant. Built around the premise that the goal of any event should be to improve your business, you'll hear from world class speakers, and spend hours figuring out what's preventing your business from blowing up the way you want it. 44 spots left - It'll sell out fast! Join us: www.shankminds.com/nyc


One of the most "mind-blowing" moments of ADHD is when we realize that it's a gift, not a curse. That's what happened to this week's guest, Jack Kosakowski, when he realized that, in his words, "ADHD is essentially how i went from entry-level sales rep to executive/partner in a multi-million dollar agency within 3 years."

This interview covers a lot - from addiction, to impulsive behavior, from using your ADHD to get promoted, loving what you do, and yes, even the negatives of having ADHD. Tune in - It's a good one. Thanks to Jack for taking the time!

In this episode, Peter and Jack discuss:

  • Jack's story (01:58)
  • Medication (03:34)
  • Addictions & impulsive behavior (04:25)
  • Using ADHD to get promoted (07:57)
  • Loving what you do (11:13)
  • Dealing with stupid rules (13:35)
  • Negatives of having ADHD (15:24)
  • Marriage (16:16)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Mar 22, 2017

Thanks to this week's Faster Than Normal sponsor, Bouncy Bands! Bouncy Bands attach to chairs and desks so you can bounce your feet and stretch your legs while you work. Kids usually have to sit still at their desk for 5-6 hours every day in school. Bouncy Bands let kids release their extra energy, anxiety, frustration, and boredom in an appropriate way without distracting others. When students use Bouncy Bands, teachers are surprised how students can stay on task longer and they aren't as anxious when taking tests.They are available on Amazon, tons of colors in stock!  Use code PETERSHANKMAN for a discount. Thousands of teachers have been able to get free Bouncy Bands by getting funded through Donors Choose. Here's a link with tips on getting funded, along with a sample 1-page application to copy and paste: http://BouncyBands.com/DC

 


 

Get married, have children, start a company, sink every last dollar you have into it, spend six years on a roller coaster of "will it work, will I lose everything, will it work, will I lose everything," and, oh, do this all with massive ADHD? Why not? Meet this week's guest is Amanda Steinberg!

Amanda is the founder of Daily Worth, now WorthFM. She's managed to turn her ADHD into her superpower, no doubt, by following one basic rule: Surround yourself with good people who are smart and can do things when you get pulled in another direction. In this week's Faster Than Normal podcast, she explains how you can do the same, and a whole bunch more.

Amanda is essentially the female me. I love this episode. She's so much fun, and understands so well how to use her ADHD to her advantage. Listen to her tips here. They're gold. Truly.

Happy listening! :)

In this episode, Peter and Amanda discuss:

  • Amanda's backstory (01:49)
  • Daily Worth (02:45)
  • Massive markets (03:50)
  • Idea execution (04:40)
  • Why most ideas die (06:23)
  • Making a big deal out of failing (07:51)
  • ADHD and finances (09:21)
  • More on Daily Worth (10:40)
  • Tips and tricks for daily life (13:02)
  • Delegation (13:24)
  • App recommendations (14:03)
  • Yoga (15:14)
  • Growing up with ADHD (15:27)
  • Kids (17:41)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

PS: Don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!


Mar 15, 2017

Another great podcast for you, and I'm thrilled to bring it to you!

This week's guest is one of the people I count as not only a good friend, but a mentor who doesn't know he's a mentor. Please meet former US Navy SEAL Jack Walston. I first met Jack when I took part in his "bootcamp" program in Central Park. Two weeks, from 4:45am to 6:45am, of pure hell. Jumping jacks, pushups, running, carrying, repeat. It was brutal. So brutal, in fact, that I've since done his course 12 times.

Jack is an amazing man, with great stories of his time in the "teams," but more importantly, he's a true inspiration to me. The value he's provided to me over the years will no doubt transfer over to you, as well.

"Mental toughness. It doesn't come in a can." -Jack Walston

Enjoy this episode!
In this episode, Peter and Jack discuss:

Jack's story (02:30)
Seal training (3:33)
Winners vs losers (06:05)
Mental toughness (07:14)
Dealing with hard times (10:28)
Making decisions (11:53)
Rituals (13:11)
Lifers program (16:18)
Overcoming fear (19:07)
Links/Mentions

Bouncybands.com (CODE: SHANKMAN)
Seal physical fitness (Jack's company)
As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

PS: Don't forget - We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower - The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!

Mar 1, 2017

Welcome to those who joined us last week thanks to our wonderful conversation with Tony Robbins! We're thrilled you're here!

This week's episode is all about conversation. Without conversation, you can't grow. Our guest this week believes that, as well. Larry Hagner runs The Good Dad Project, a podcast and site dedicated to helping men become the best they can possibly be - The best dads, the best husbands, the best human beings they can possibly be.

ADHD plays a crucial role in our communication - And how we interact with others. Larry talks about all of this, including ADHD in kids, school, and the benefits (and curses) of not following the norm.

Enjoy the conversation, and thanks for listening! 

In this episode, Peter and Larry discuss:

  • Larry's backstory (02:25)
  • Acting on advice (06:13)
  • ADHD in kids (07:13)
  • School (08:45)
  • Not following the norm (10:53)
  • Society's expectations (12:18)
  • Rituals (14:15)
  • Diet & gym (15:45)
  • Cooking in bulk (17:09)
  • Dealing with addictions and weaknesses (19:05)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Feb 22, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, WE'VE GOT TONY ROBBINS ON THE PODCAST!!

I'm just over the moon here - This is such an amazing interview - Tony was gracious enough to give us close to 40 minutes of solid gold here, from the concepts of "burning your boats," why you shouldn't listen to experts, Tony's diet, how he stays fit, how he deals with uncertainty... There is so much AMAZING wisdom in this interview, I have no doubt you're going to love it!

Amongst everything else Tony does, he also has a great new book coming out, called Unshakeable - I've read it already - It's pretty amazing. There's some economic brilliance in this book, whether you're just starting your first saving account, or you work with money for a living. You don't want to miss this book. (Click the link above for some special gifts if you pick it up, as well.)

Again - Thanks for listening - I'm just so proud of this episode. If you love it, please, please, drop us a review on iTunes - That's how we get more people to understand that ADHD is a gift, not a curse.

Enjoy Tony Robbins!

In this episode, Peter and Tony discuss:

  • Tony's thoughts on ADHD (03:46)
  • Diagnosed with a tumor (04:46)
  • Not listening to experts (06:05)
  • Do your own homework (07:56)
  • Dealing with the public school system (09:10)
  • Don't leave in fear (10:54)
  • Peter's first plane jump (12:15)
  • Being on a stage (13:16)
  • Tony's diet (14:29)
  • Staying fit (18:16)
  • Dealing with uncertainty (19:12)
  • Tony's new book (26:09)

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Feb 15, 2017

Sometimes, for people with ADHD, inspiration comes from the most random of places. For this week's guest, Nick Berry, it arrived in the form of a military enlistment, followed by a tour in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Once out of the military, Nick used the hyper-focus from his ADHD to launch SendLift, an online service that sends handwritten thank you notes all around the world. He's a huge believer in therapy, and knows he has his ADHD to thank for his success.

Best tip of the episode: The Chrome Extension "Kill Newsfeed." (See below.)

In this episode, Peter and Nick discuss:

  • Nick's background (02:07)
  • Thank you cards (03:18)
  • Military life (05:07)
  • Routines and schedule (06:45)
  • Tips for daily life (07:27)
  • Work and family balance (08:45)
  • Hyper focus (10:58)
  • Working on tasks that you hate (12:39)
  • Notifications (13:49)
  • Additional tips and tricks (15:21)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Feb 1, 2017

Let's talk success, failure, and WRESTLING!! This week's guest is Jim Harshaw Jr., a former Team USA Olympic wrestler, and someone who knows a bit about being at the top, and falling to the bottom. I'm thrilled Jim was kind enough to join us!

Specifically, listen to him talking about fixing things that don't work, working on accountability, and more! Great interview here! Enjoy it!

In this episode, Peter and Jim discuss:

  • Jim's background (02:08)
  • Improvement and Asthma (04:25)
  • Learning from Failure (07:08)
  • Feeling stuck (09:26)
  • Blueprint for success (11:26)
  • How to keep going during difficult times (15:50)
  • Pain and suffering (18:23)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Jan 25, 2017

The Faster Than Normal Video Course is out! 36 videos to teach you how to take back control of your attention, your time, and your life! Check it out here

This week's guest is Preston Bealle. Preston was one of the last bosses I ever had before I went out on my own back in 1998. He taught me much - specifically, he taught me to be a generalist. It never occurred to me that doing so is exactly what allows many of us to master our ADHD.

Preston touches on some very scary topics in this interview, including feeling like a fraud, failures, and raising kids. He also talks about life rules and doing work that excites you.

If you've ever felt like you're not doing the right thing in your life, this is one FTN that you don't want to miss!

In this episode, Peter and Preston discuss:

  • Preston's back story (02:47)
  • ADHD and formal education (03:44)
  • Work that excites you (05:55)
  • Feeling like a fraud (08:01)
  • Be a generalist (09:54)
  • Being a boss (12:18)
  • Failures (14:19)
  • Contact with customers (15:54)
  • Raising kids (16:32)
  • Life rules (19:21)
  • Staying focused (21:20)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

Jan 18, 2017

THE ADHD SUPERPOWER WEBINAR IS THIS THURSDAY! Sign up here! It's totally free, and is a hour chock full of the best advice from the guests of the past 45 episodes! Talk about perfect for the ADHD set - It's 45 episodes of advice, crammed into one hour, totally free! Sign up for it here! PS: It's also awesome for all your friends who DON'T have ADHD, but just want to learn to be more productive! Be awesome and share it here!

This week's guest is Cindy Goldrich. This is a good one, guys. It's for everyone, but especially for parents! Cindy is a mental health counselor who works nationally with parents, teachers, and counselors, and has written the book "* Keys for Parenting Children with ADHD."

Her basic premise here is that pills don't teach skills, and medication, while not bad, isn't for everyone, and certainly shouldn't be a first line of defense. Take a listen. I'm thrilled with this interview.

In this episode, Peter and Cindy discuss:

  • Is ADHD a weakness (02:01)
  • Cindy's story (02:56)
  • Types of clients (03:31)
  • Teachers, schools and medication (05:45)
  • Working with teachers (08:59)
  • Food and physical activity (10:41)
  • Tips for diagnosed (12:08)
  • The transitional process (13:41)
  • Unknown facts about ADHD (14:13)
  • Not being heard (16:12)

Links/Mentions

As always, leave us a comment below, drop us a review on iTunes (PLEASE!) and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! Know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note - We'd love to hear!

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