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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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Oct 30, 2019

Mordecai and I have been friends in same orbit.. at least since the dawn of the Dotcom world. He is the Chief Strategist of Blue Thread Marketing, a boutique Israeli digital agency working with clients that have spanned across 8 countries. He also serves as the New Media Director for the city of Jerusalem's tourism division. Mordecai recently was ranked as 2019 Top Digital Marketing Influencers. Mordecai is an avid blogger and an active contributor to the digital marketing space, including contributions to Fast Company and mentions in Buzzfeed, CMO.com, Forbes & Inc. His articles have been featured on industry-leading sites including Social Media Today  Business2Community, Social Media World, Post Planner, and co-schedule. Mordecai recently launched Empathize It, a podcast focused on entrepreneurship, empathy and the digital economy. Mordecai is part of the global network of key opinion leaders for Huawei, China's largest and fastest-growing tech company. Today we talk about systems and practices this man with many talents and jobs uses to keep it all happening, healthy and growing. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Mordecai discuss:

So many people have asked if Peter does private coaching- so now it’s happening!! Check out shankminds.com/ADHDCoaching

1:16-  Intro & welcome Mordecai Holtz!

2:46-  When were you diagnosed with ADHD?

4:08-  Exercise is key. On systems & routines to get you up & moving each morning! Ref: Peter’s book “Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain”

5:08-  Ref:  OnePeleton.com   https://twitter.com/onepeloton

5:33-  You do like.. a million things, and you’re based where?

6:10-  Talk about how you’re able to separate & focus on your different jobs and also make time to do all of them.

7:21-  You get up super early! How does the time difference affect your work?

8:13-  What’s your home life like?

9:27-  It’s working for you!! What would be your top three pieces of advice for our listeners?

11:12-  On explaining your strengths to others

12:00- Are you listening to this podcast on double or triple playback speed? ;-)

12:20-  Tell us about a time where your ADHD really has worked to your advantage

14:20-  What are a few tools you employ often; digital or otherwise? Ref:  Google Calendar  Notion App

16:05-  How can people find you Mordecai? NoHoltzBarred.com @MordecaiHoltz:  Twitter, FB, INSTA, LinkedIn

16:30-  Thank you Mordecai! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

17:00-  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! As you know, 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! Do you know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Oct 23, 2019

If you know anything about the Tech industry, you’ve probably heard our next guests name! Jeremiah is an industry analyst who helps his clients solve how new technology connects companies to their customers. He is well recognized by both the tech industry and the media for his grounded approach to deriving insights through rigorous research. From corporate innovation, autonomous technology or modern well-being, he views every aspect of emerging technologies through the lens of growth, opportunity and constantly shifting consumer behaviors and expectations. Forever at the forefront, Jeremiah identifies trends and advises major companies to adapt their business models to better connect with customers. Today we’re talking about new and future tech, well-being, balancing privacy and data sharing. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Jeremiah discuss:

0:50-  Intro & welcome Jeremiah Owyang!

1:52-  You are doing some amazing things! How did you wind up doing what you’re doing now?

2:40-  Let’s talk about health & brain stuff!

3:30-  Let’s talk about tech & well-being; starting with wearables. 

6:30-  At what point do you think insurance companies will begin to monitor us, if at all? How are our devices teaching us to understand that being healthy is better?

10:00-  On privacy and our metadata

11:54-  On retinal data, Amazon ghost stores and trading our privacy for convenience

13:37-  Are we all over-connected?

14:09-  What do you see upcoming in the health & wellness tech trends over, say, they next ten years?

18:12-  Where do you think the balance will land between sharing personal ‘public’ versus ‘private’ data?  Ref: Ouchie App and We Croak

20:40-  How can people find you Jeremiah? www.Web-Strategist.com @JOwyang: Twitter  INSTA  FB  LinkedIN

21:00-  Thank you Jeremiah! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

21:27-  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! As you know, 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! Do you know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Oct 16, 2019

Ryan started his first business when he was 14 and has been hooked on business ownership ever since. He has learned to channel his ADHD into tons of energy which helps him to outwork his competitors, and has honed the creativity to find solutions for complex challenges. After graduating Saginaw Valley State University he moved to the paradisiacal Florida Keys, where he began his marketing business, Promotions Guy. In 2016, Promotions Guy expanded to Michigan to be closer to family. He’s a former City Commissioner, an active Rotarian, a guitarist in his church band, Youth Hockey Coach and a member of various Non-Profit Boards. He loves helping others in any way that he can and we at FTN do too! I hope you enjoy our visit with this creative marketing entrepreneur! 

 

In this episode Peter & Ryan discuss:

0:50-  Intro & welcome Ryan Schraffenberger!

1:45-  So, your resume is kinda all over the place and it still sounds like you love everything you do; tell us about that?

2:30-  When did you get diagnosed w/ ADHD; tell us your story?

3:22-  Tell us how you learned to harness all of you energy and turn it into positive energy.

4:13-  Why do you think so many people stick with jobs/professions, etc. in which they are not happy?

5:12-  On Mondays & then end of happiness for some

7:20-  You play guitar. Why and what role does it serve in your life?

8:47-  How do you balance your passion for hockey while coaching the game!?

10:17-  How do you handle bad calls in a game?

11:44-  On managing high energy

12:18-  What are your ‘go-to’s for staying calm?

13:00-  In Marketing, how do you deal with a client who just doesn’t, or will not get it?

14:10- What do you hope people will understand about us and about ADHD?

15:46-  How can people find you Ryan? www.PromotionsGuy.com email: Ryan@Promotionsguy.com or via LinkedIn or FB

16:41-  Thank you Ryan! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

17:11-  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! As you know, 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! Do you know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Oct 9, 2019

Andrew is a product strategist who currently spends most of his time focused

on mental health solutions. Andrew isn’t shy about his history with anxiety and

depression and talks openly about his past experiences to be a vocal advocate

for mental health. At the age of 33, Andrew was diagnosed with ADHD. It wasn’t something he had always suspected but rather Andrew stumbled into the realization. Since his

diagnosis, Andrew has used his ADHD to further advocate however he can -

even if that means in the boardroom.

 

Andrew is also a father of 3 boys and married to a wonderful woman who has

supported him throughout his career. She has been there through the highs and

lows. Andrew often leverages his own struggles to help connect with his Son as

Andrew’s Son tries to navigate his own battles with anxiety and potentially

faster than normal brain. At the end of the day, Andrew believes that if sharing his own story can help just one person then it’s totally worth it. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Andrew discuss:

0:45-  Intro & welcome Andrew!

1:36-  You weren’t diagnosed until you were 33 years old. What was school like for you?

2:43-  “Social Outcast” or “Coolest Kid in School”. Why do you think it’s so “all or nothing” for us?

5:17-  It wasn’t only ADHD with you though; tell us a little about some of your other challenges.

10:15-  What have you learned from the times when everything seems to be crumbling around you?

15:25-  On 3 minutes at a time.

16:24-  What’s it like to have a career in Mental Health, but also have the ability to draw from your own personal experiences, perspective and prerogative?

20:28-  How can people find you Andrew? @AndrewKelly on Twitter  INSTA  or via his new company at:  TOGTHR.ca and we found him here too: http://www.andrewkelly.ca

21:20-  Thank you Andrew! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

22:07-  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! As you know, 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! Do you know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

Oct 2, 2019

Our guest today has been in the fitness industry since 2002 as a certified personal trainer, training manager, orthopedic massage therapist, college and university adjunct professor, NASM master instructor, fitness industry presenter, author, and subject matter expert/talent for fitness industry educational videos and written content. He’s the co-host of the Omnia Fitness Podcast with Rick and Drogo and host of the NASM CPT Podcast. He owns the Independent Training Spot, NYC-based personal training gyms and is the co-owner of RēCOVER, an orthopedic and cognitive stress recovery center in Manhattan. He holds a masters in exercise science and a doctorate in health science and exercise leadership. We first met when he was kicking my butt at the New York Sports Club and has continued to be a very positive influence. We talk about what works for his many clients, his studies, and he shares a ton of great reads & advice with us today. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter & Dr. Rick Richey discuss:

0:45-  Intro & welcome Rick!

1:40-  Ref: Omnia Fitness Podcast with Rick and Drogo Peter was on THIS episode :)  NASM-CPT Podcast  Independent Training Spot  ReCoverNYC 

1:45-  Lots to talk about here- where did you get your doctored Rick?

2:30-  We first met several years ago at New York Sports Club. Other than “Hey I wanna look good naked”, what is the No.1 reason you tell people that exercise and staying mentally & physically fit is so important, today more than ever?  Ref John J. Ratey book: “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

5:13-  On Rick’s Executive Function assistance and how it related to Exercise Science

7:20-  On making it past the hardest chore of working out. How do you get those of us that are neurodiverse to stick around… and then come back to work out again??

9:45-  On managing energy systems  Ref: study on benefits of exercise versus meds for depression. link to study link to article about study

11:45-  Peter: “A headache doesn’t mean you have an aspirin deficiency”.

12:54-  So ‘doctorally speaking’, what does exercise really do for the brain?  Ref: Attribution Theory and Attribution Retraining

15:16-  Ref: 23 and 1/2 Hours video. (Only several minutes, not an entire day in length)

16:23-  Exercise doesn’t have to be all about picking things up & putting them down. You can actually enjoy yourself! 

17:20-  On finding what clients like to do for exercise. i.e. “A little bit of something is better than a whole lotta nothing”

19:30-  Ref Dick Couch book: “The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228 

21:30-  Ref Mel Robbins book: The 5 Second Rule

22:39-  Why Peter goes to the gym/works out first thing in the morning!

23:21-  Five rules Rick has found that work for ADHD Athletes

24:57-  How can people find you Rick? @Dr.RickRichey on INSTA  or  ReCOVER  or  http://independenttrainingspot.com

25:30-  Thank you Rick! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

26:13-  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! As you know, 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! Do you know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!

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