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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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Jun 21, 2016

This will go down as one of the top five interviews I've done so far on FTN. This week, we talk to Emily Anhalt. Emily - get this - did her doctoral dissertation on people with ADHD who succeed by utilizing their ADHD, as opposed to medicating it!!

This woman is my unicorn. It's a truly eye-opening interview, and one you need to listen to immediately. When you're done listening, you also need to watch her TEDx talk on the same thing, posted below. I'm so thrilled to have met Emily, and have no doubt we'll be collaborating on many things to come in the future.

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE. It's a game changer.

In this episode, Peter and Emily discuss:

  • Emily's story (05:27)
  • Why a lot of research isn't done on ADHD (06:48)
  • What can we do to break through the stigma of ADHD (08:39)
  • Lessons learned from interviewing people with ADHD (09:48)
  • Thoughts on medication (10:34)
  • Tips for functioning without medication (13:46)
  • Procrastination (16:28)
  • Emily's top three tips for turning ADHD into a strength (20:02)

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!

Jun 14, 2016

This week, we talk to Cameron Herold. I first met Cameron when he was working on Got Junk, a company he wound up selling several years ago. He's one of the top entrepreneurs in the business today, and his advice goes for thousands of dollars an hour. He's also, of course, ADHD. Check out his interview, and you'll be amazed how much of yourself you'll hear in his story.

In this episode, Peter and Cameron discuss:

  • Cameron's story (03:15)
  • Not fitting in at school (05:21)
  • Feeling disappointed with performance (06:05)
  • Advice for those not feeling ok with being different (07:15)
  • The strength that comes from being scattered (09:00)
  • Tips and tricks for surviving the day (12:04)
  • ADHD and accountability (13:58)
  • Top tips for running your life (15:45)

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!

Jun 1, 2016

This week's guest is Jessica Kupferman, podcaster extraordinaire. She proves yet again that the things that make us "different," can also be our best gifts. She's launched podcasts, been featured all over the place, and as a bonus, is the founder of She Podcasts, where she teaches people and companies around the world how to tell their stories and get paid for it!

It's a fun little interview, you're going to enjoy it!

In this episode, Peter and Jessica discuss:

  • Jessica's story (1:49)
  • Failing in college and wanting to get diagnosed (4:31)
  • Thoughts about taking medication (6:24)
  • Correlation between ADD and addiction (7:36)
  • Best business advice Jessica's received (9:40)
  • Top three tips to manage ADHD (12:40)

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!

May 27, 2016

This week, we talk to Kevin Clayson, who managed to take his ADHD, and the one trait that drives us crazy, and turn it into a major business, that's made him a fortune several times over! Today, we're going to discuss the business of follow up here on Faster Than Normal!

In this episode, Peter and Kevin discuss:

  • Kevin tells his story (02:39)
  • Being ok with being different (05:30)
  • Rituals that help gain control on a dailty basis (08:12)
  • Being a morning person and rapping Vanilla Ice lyrics (09:42)
  • Having priorities (12:13)
  • Advice to high school students about feeling different (13:37)

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!

May 25, 2016

It's pretty amazing what can happen when you get up at 3am! Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning, will tell us how his life changed when he realized the power of the early morning. I've been getting up long before dawn for years, and I know firsthand how it has changed my life. Hal shares his story, and how his ADHD became a gift, when he learned to embrace the hours before sunrise!

In this episode, Peter and Hal discuss:

  • Hal tells his story (05:29)
  • Anger is a choice (09:21)
  • The five minute rule story (09:53)
  • Hal's ADD diagnosis (11:55)
  • Medication, depression & what started the miracle morning  (13:00)
  • Creativity when on ADHD drugs (14:07)
  • What happens when you sleep late (14:56)
  • The one things successful people have in common (17:42)
  • Priorities (20:22:05
  • How applying the miracle morning affects Hal's ADHD (20:31)
  • Three tips to thrive with ADHD (24:12)

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!

May 11, 2016

Imagine being able to spot typos like Superman can spot a bad guy, or editing a thousand pages in 36 hours with breaks only to sleep and hit the bathroom? Our guest today can do all of that and more. Say hi to "super-editor" Jennifer Harshman. Even if you just want to make your next work presentation look good, you don't want to miss the hacks in this episode of Faster Than Normal!   In this episode, Peter and Jennifer discuss: Jennifer's background and when she was diagnosed (04:38) What Peter used to do to wake up in the morning (06:09) How Jennifer felt after getting the diagnosis (06:18) The number of books Jennifer has read (07:07) What it's like being a book editor with ADD (08:26) Top five tips on how to edit books with ADD (09:46) Getting in the zone or flow (11:44) Tips for dealing with interruptions (12:48) The importance of a good night's sleep (13:44) Handling projects that you don't love to do (14:26) Links/Mentions Jennifer Harshman (Facebook) Harshman Services 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!

May 4, 2016

Today's episode is all about what you eat. Adam Sud's story is going to blow you away. From three fast food meals a day, plus a TON of ADHD medications, Adam reinvented himself physically, mentally, and emotionally, when a doctor told him he had diabetes, and was on the road to a shortened life. He discovered a plant-based diet, dropped 100 pounds, got off the meds, and he's never looked back. Thinking about alternate ways to improve your life and manage your ADHD? You don't want to miss Sud's story. In this episode, Peter and Dave discuss: Childhood nicknames (04:48) Adam's history & diagnosis (06:30) Having a wake up call & creating a change (14:34) Plant based diet & eating habits before switching to it (16:30) Steps taken in order to change diet (17:49) Dealing with addiction (21:52) Medication for ADD & ADHD (22:41) Changes after going on plant based diet (23:40) 5 tips (25:22) Links/Mentions Facebook / Instagram - (Adam Sud) Distraction Podcast - Ed Hallowell The Engine 2 Diet (Book) Scattered (Book) 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 27, 2016

Today's guest has used her ADHD to create an award-winning podcast, a full-fledged business, and as a bonus, one that helps hundreds of people each week get in shape, learn to run, and stay happier! Kari Gormley decided a few years ago to take her love of running, (and all the benefits it gave her in managing her ADHD,) and turn it into a business - Now, she hosts The Running Lifestyle, one of the top-rated running podcasts in iTunes, and it's a must-listen - as is this episode of Faster Than Normal! 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!   In this episode, Peter and Kari discuss: Kari's exercise background and where ADHD fits (4:39) Workout schedule and why it's important for ADHD (07:01) Meditation (07:43) Making ADHD your superpower (09:28) Creating a successful podcast (11:28) Deciding whether to quit or continue working on an idea (13:41) The feeling you get after a run (And why it's even better when you're ADHD) (16:00) Preparation for anything (17:44) One interesting fact (19:07) Links/Mentions The Running Lifestyle (Podcast) Facebook Group & Twitter Go Wild & Spark - John Ratey (Books) Marathon Training Academy (Podcast) PS: Want a Faster Than Normal bracelet? No charge!

Apr 19, 2016

Time to improve your memory on this episode of FTN! We've got a super-fun guest today, Dave Farrow. Dave is a Guinness World Record Holder for memory, and what he can do (and more importantly, teach you to do,) with memory is pretty awesome. He'll give you a ton of memory tips and hacks today, all centered around the ADHD brain. Yet again, it's another person who figured out how to take his unique gift and make it work for him. Ever have trouble studying for tests in school? Have kids who do? Ever have to present a bunch of facts and figures at work? Take a listen to this episode. It's going to be super-valuable to you. Listen up, you'll like this one. 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!     In this episode, Peter and Dave discuss: How Dave realized he has the best memory in the world (1:50) When Dave was diagnosed with ADHD (2:32) A technique Peter developed to pass his Spanish classes in high school (04:51) Superpowers of people with ADD/HD (06:04) Top tips & hacks Dave uses to make his life better utilizing his ADHD (08:10) The emotional side of having ADHD (12:01) The concept of type-t (14:32) Thinking of the world as the show GI Joe (16:46) What to do when you blank out (18:10) How to remember a person's name 30 seconds after you meet them (20:30) Links/Mentions DaveFarrow.com Push Button Memory (Course)

Apr 18, 2016

This episode of FTN is for the ladies! We have a very special guest on this edition of FTN, Terry Matlen, a psychotherapist and consultant, who focuses primarily on helping women with ADD and ADHD. This one, as they say, is for the ladies!         In this episode, Peter and Terry discuss: Differences between ADHD symptoms in men and women Why Terry decided to focus on women The different expectations between genders Why women tend to get diagnosed later Trigger signs women should be on the lookout for What should partners be aware of Why Peter needs deadlines Tips to avoid a lot of the problems that come with ADHD Minimalism vs Clutter Diet & Exercise Links/Mentions Add Consults (website) - FREE BOOK Queens of Distraction (book Wunderlist (app) 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! Any questions, comments, or ideas as to who should be a future guest on our podcast? Please tweet us!

Apr 13, 2016

The "ADHD Nerd" joins us today on this episode of FTN. We've got a super-fun guest today, Ryan McRae, who runs the ADHD Nerd website! You think you've done some funny things to handle your ADHD? Well, I doubt you ever woke up and thought, "today is a good day to move to Afghanistan!" Listen up, you'll like this one. 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! In this episode, Peter and Ryan discuss: What caused Ryan to move to Afghanistan How Ryan dialed in his ADHD to succeed at his job How some people are built for order and some people are built for chaos Fun ways of teaching Tips for packing and travel (Big one for those in the business world!) Peter's technique for getting ready for the gym in the mornings Peter's take on watching TV Routines & rituals Preservation techniques and a the secret clause Peter has added into his speaking contracts Thoughts on Crossfit & board games Links/Mentions Ryan McRae (ADHD Nerd / Free Book) Evernote Crossfit Scrabble Monopoly  

Apr 6, 2016

Can exercise power your ADHD to power you? We find out on this episode of the Faster Than Normal podcast! Today's guest is Seth Crawford, who I met while I was down in North Carolina to give a speech. He responded to one of my public requests for a running buddy, but little did I know he was a former college track star. During our run, he did most of the talking, because I did most of the trying not to die. He told me all about his past, including how he found out about his ADHD, and what he did to counter it. It occurred to me then that if I survived my run with him, I should have him on the podcast. And here we go. In this episode, Peter and Seth discuss: Seth's early symptoms How his teachers worked with Seth to make him focus (KILLER tips here for parents and teachers) How to quickly re-focus using exercise Connection between exercise and ADD (validating why I work out as much as I do) Taking medication vs not taking it The problem with too much focus Advice for parents or employers with kids or employees who are diagnosed with ADD (Value Bomb!) Links/Mentions Seth Crawford (Angel Oak Creative | Linkedin | Twitter) 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!

Mar 30, 2016

Want to know how a CEO of a billion dollar company handles his ADHD? This is the episode for you. We have a very special guest on this edition of FTN, Keith Krach, Chairman & CEO of DocuSign. This interview didn't start out as one for FTN - It was originally designed as an exclusive for my private entrepreneurial community, ShankMinds. But within five seconds of talking to Keith, it became clear that his energy, focus, and excitement in being an entrepreneur was clearly fueled by the same thing that fuels mine: ADHD. The fascinating thing about Keith, that you'll definitely hear come across in this interview, is not only how much he truly loves not only being an entrepreneur, but working for the greater good - building something to truly help millions of people and continue to grow this new "location-agnostic" economy in which we're living. He tells a fascinating story of how he went from working for GM on a fast-track to the top, to leaving and starting up his own thing - to tremendous success! Finally, be sure to pay attention to the last part of the podcast - We ask Keith specific questions, both about being an entrepreneur, as well as how he balances a rather large family with his ridiculously busy corporate schedule. Whether ADD/HD, an entrepreneur, or simply wondering how to better manage your time, you don't want to miss this one. As always, we pull one line to make the title of the interview: Today is a line that comes from Keith: "Do something that's anatomically impossible." You'll hear what he means when you listen. It's awesome. In this episode, Peter and Keith discuss: What drives entrepreneurs How Keith realized that he wasn't meant to be an employee The switch of employee to founder What makes a great manager Snake People (You'll love this one.) How Peter can sign contracts anywhere in the world, and what this means for the future of location-based work The impact of technology, both for those with ADD/HD, and those in the entrepreneurial world New trends in business Balancing family with work (HUGELY important for those with ADHD) Morning Routines (Again, hugely important!) Links/Mentions Keith Krach (Twitter / Linkedin) DocuSign Uber Amazon Echo 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! Any questions, comments, or ideas as to who should be a future guest on our podcast? Please tweet us!

Mar 22, 2016

Today we discover how the brains behind the city of Boston uses his ADHD to his advantage! We have a very special guest on this edition of FTN, Daniel Arrigg Koh, the Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, Martin Walsh. In this episode, Peter and Daniel discuss: Daniel's first job at 13 years old Why Daniel fell in love with public service Fear & insecurity at work due to ADHD symptoms (If you have kids with ADHD, you don't want to miss this!) How Daniel manages to succeed at his job, and how he uses ADHD to his advantage to do so Getting of off medication - What made Daniel do it, and his thoughts on it Tips to survive long meetings The link between working out and ADHD (I preach this constantly! It's nice to get some confirmation!) Daniel's top 3 apps for organizing his life, both professionally and personally Advice for parents with kids diagnosed with ADHD (Again, a must listen!) Links/Mentions City of Boston Wunderlist (app) Newsstand (Iphone app) 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! Any questions, comments, or ideas as to who should be a future guest on our podcast? Please tweet us!

Mar 13, 2016

Creatives - This is your episode! Today's guest is World-Famous Portrait Peter Hurley. In this episode, Peter and Peter discuss: The ways in which ADHD affects creativity Will creativity suffer if we try and control the symptoms? Focus & attention during intense photo shoots Dealing with people that want your complete attention The process of choosing the right assistant Why you should hire the opposite of you (Value-Bomb!!) The impostor syndrome Why an ADHD brain is not meant to memorize things How to turn creativity into a career Links/Mentions Peter Hurley (Official Site/Instagram/Twitter/Youtube) It's all about the squinch! <-- Video 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!

Feb 18, 2016

Remember the movie "Outbreak?" This is nothing like that. Today's guest is Susanna Visser,  DrPH, MS, Lead Epidemiologist, Child Development Studies Team, Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects  and Developmental Disabilities  at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Whew!!) Stick with us, the audio on this one isn't perfect, but we're getting better with each episode! Huge thanks to Dr. Visser for taking some time to join us! In this episode: What made Susana want to study this niche Why a large part of society doesn't believe ADD/ADHD is a disorder Symptoms vs impairments Medication vs behavioral support Trends in education of parents, teachers and employers Suggestions for parents of kids with ADHD Social Perception Owning the disorder and not hiding it Leveraging strengths and good behaviors Links/Mentions Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The National Resource on ADHD  

Feb 18, 2016

Welcome to Episode 003 of The Faster Than Normal Podcast! Today's guest is Brandon Steiner, CEO of the #1 sports memorabilia company in the world, Steiner Sports. Brandon has talked about his ADD publicly many times in the past, and much like me, credits a lot of his success to it. We're thrilled he took the time to join us today. In this episode: How Steiner Sports started and grew over the years How Brandon manages to regularly post on his blog with all the other things going on? Brandon's tips on managing ADHD & on staying present What to watch for when trying new medication The role Brandon believes that diet plays in ADHD How to utilize ADHD as an advantage to help with creativity Advice for someone that is freshly diagnosed Links/Mentions Driven to Distraction by Dr. Ed Hallowell Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley

Feb 18, 2016

ADHD = Entrepreneur! Today we talk to the man who single-handedly brought the automobile industry into the world of social media, and the founder of Scott Monty Strategies, Scott Monty. In this episode, Scott and I discuss: Open Office Arrangements ADD vs ADHD Non-Typical symptoms The types of intensive tests Scott had done on him Behavior problems in school Peter's A-ha moment (you'll like this one) Why Scott stopped taking his medication What the brains of people with ADHD are missing What Scott does instead of medications Scott's hobby podcast that he has done for over 9 years The importance of social connection Moments of isolation and how to fill those gaps Sherlock Holmes, Sigmund Freud, Robin Williams, and cocaine (And yes, they all have something in common) Tips and Tricks that Scott uses in his professional life Links/Mentions Newsletter: The Full Monty: Virtually Everything ScottMonty.com

Feb 18, 2016

Let's meet the father of ADHD on our very first episode! Today's guest is Dr. Edward Hallowell, called by many the "father of ADHD." This man's books changed my life, and I'm so glad he's our very first guest! Please enjoy, and please click the subscribe button above as well as leave us a review on iTunes! By leaving us a review, you'll help us improve our ranking on iTunes, which allows to to help more people understand that having ADD or ADHD is a gift, not a curse! In this episode: How people discover they first have ADD/ADHD The common conditions misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD The awareness of ADD of the general public and why Dr. Edward Hallowell decided to publish a book on it Types of damage done to kids in school by not understanding ADD/ADHD Positives and Negatives of ADD/ADHD Things Peter learned to improve his life ADHD vs "Life." Problems with stimulation and distraction Traits vs the condition Percentage of the population that actually has ADHD What to do before resorting to medication Why it is called an epidemic Importance of systems "T-Positives" vs "T-Negatives" How addictions relate to ADD Creative outlets & adaptive methods The sport that has the largest number of recovering addicts Secrets of being successful in life Lillies vs Leeches Importance of having a coach Links/Mentions Dr. Hallowell's upcoming Podcast: Distraction Dr Edward Hallowell (Official Site / Twitter) Spark: Physical Exercise - Book by John J. Ratey The Edison Trait - Book by Lucy Jo Palladino Driven To Distraction - Book by Dr. Edward Hallowell

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