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Dec 18, 2019

Born in Brooklyn without a silver spoon in his mouth, partially blind in one eye, and Dyslexic- back before “Dyslexia was even a ‘thing’, this man’s current net worth is over One Hundred Million Dollars. Today we are lucky to visit with Mr. Larry Hite. Larry is an investor, trend follower and pioneer of system trading and the guaranteed fund concept. He is best known as the founder of Mint Investment Management Company. During his 13-year tenure at Mint, the composite of funds achieved a compounded annual rate of return greater than 30% before fees during that period. Hite pioneered the use of the “guaranteed fund” concept, which helped Mint become the first hedge fund to raise over $1 billion.  In 2000, he founded Hite Capital, a family wealth management firm. He was profiled in the book Market Wizards by Jack Schwager and won the Hedge Funds Review Americas lifetime achievement award. The Financial Times wrote “Hite’s development of complex, algorithmically driven models that aimed to spot and follow market trends delivered average annualized returns of more than 30 per cent to his clients.”

Today we’re talking about how he started his life in “survival mode”, dealt with his blindness & Dyslexia and made better for himself from what he had been given. Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter & Mr. Hite discuss:

0:45-  Intro & welcome Larry!  

1:32-  You grew up in Brooklyn before Dyslexia was even a thing! What was that like for you?

2:28-  So how was school; were you a public school kid also?

3:10-  How did you find your path forward?

5:00-  After you finished school, what was your next move?

6:20-  How were you working with numbers & figures daily, yet also Dyslexic?

7:47-  A lot of our listeners get grief because they don’t conform to “the normal ways of doing things”. What was your experience?

8:22-  Talk about how you went from living in survival mode, to starting your own firm

9:47-  So, did you have a few clear paths forward then; options?

10:20-  What advice would you give to someone who feels they don’t have the ability to succeed?

12:28-  On making do with what you have

14:05-  When you ran Mint and after you became the first hedge fund to raise over a billion dollars, did you ever feel like you had succeeded?

14:50-  Thank you Larry; this has been a pleasure! By the way, may we ask your age?

15:00-  Thank you Larry! 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.

15:38-  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!

~Happy Holidays everyone~

Dec 11, 2019

This interview contains some of the most important info we’ve probably ever discussed on Faster Than Normal. Welcome our great guest Andrew Wade, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD (dig the hard work, discipline and study that went into earning all those letters!) He just got diagnosed this year but has spent a lifetime studying about the body. Today we’re talking about the domino’s of digestion and energy, Nutrition, ADHD, Neurodiversity, diet, exercise, lonely foods versus quality food- basically we’re talking about most the primary toolkit in how we keep our day-to-day engines running smoothly! This is great! Enjoy!

 

[A bit more about Andrew Wade] He is a Registered Dietitian, and owner of Case Specific Nutrition (CSN), a Dietitian Group Practice with 4 locations in Pittsburgh, PA and the surrounding area. CSN has various contracts servicing fitness centers, corporate wellness initiatives, health and rehabilitation sites, and family medical offices. Andrew completed his Master’s in Wellness & Human Performance at the University of Pittsburgh in the Fall of 2015 and is currently credentialed as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). In addition to his practice, Andrew is the creator of the accountability mobile app "Rate My Day", the co-founder of the online habits course The Optilife Academy, the author of the book “Marathon Ready Runner’s Nutrition Guide: a quick reference tool”, and the owner of the Case Specific Wellness Fitness Center.

 

In this episode Peter & Andrew Wade discuss:

1:25-  Intro & welcome Andrew!  Ref:  RateMyDay App  The Optilife Academy book: Marathon Ready Runner’s Guide: A Quick Reference Tool  Case Specific Wellness Center

2:20-  So you just got diagnosed this year, is that right?

3:30-  Did running cross country as a kid help you out?

4:11-  Peter on running on a track for the first time/first runner’s high

4:40-  So what led you to getting diagnosed?

6:00-  Food plays just as much a part of things on the mental side of things as exercise. Please expound on the connections and correlations.

9:30-  The Domino’s of digestion and energy

11:05-  The previous three minutes of this interview may be some OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION EVER SPOKEN ON THIS PODCAST TO DATE!

12:29-  Eating healthy will not leave you hungry

13:25-  What does real food, versus fast food, do to the brain?

15:23-  A look at a Cheezy Poof’s trajectory and affect on the human body

18:13-  If you were to hit on “quick fix” highlight, or one change our listeners should make about our dietary habits.. what would be that One change?

23:53-  Lonely pizza in peril?!!

24:05-  We gotta have you back Andrew! How can people find you until then? @casespecificnutrition on INSTA  FB  @CaseSpecificPGH on Twitter also at  www.CaseSpecificNutrition.com  & www.CaseSpecificWellness.com

24:42-  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.

ALSO! There are still two or three spots open if you’d like personal one-on-one coaching by me! Go here to to sign up! https://www.shankminds.com/adhdcoaching/

34:45-  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!

Dec 4, 2019

Diagnosed with A.D.D. after retirement from the Navy at age 41, Captain Byrd has a profound understanding of what it takes to make his Neurodiverse brain do what he needs it to do! Currently he’s fighting poverty in Nigeria with his charitable organization The William T. Byrd Foundation. He’s also a serial entrepreneur, a working scuba diver, a sailboat captain, father and husband. He made time to join us in our New York studio and we had a really informative and good interview- covering everything from what it’s like to be ADD and responsible for decisions of war and dealing with extreme stress, to the joys of sailing. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Captain Byrd discuss:

0:44-  Intro & welcome Inspector Captain W.T. Bird!

3:09-  You were career Navy. You weren’t diagnosed until after you retired. Tell us what that was like.

4:11-  How did you wind up in the Navy?

5:20-  On Military discipline and being on time

7:14-  On understanding Military logic

8:37-  On learning & knowing your strengths

8:59-  On ADHD/ADD and war- making the correct decisions without setting your hair on fire

11:10-  On Standard Operating Procedures.. and surprises

12:08-  Peter’s observance of 9/11 and witnessing the training of the FDNY

13:00-  When you have a really tough job to do- is there a lot of compartmentalizing? 

14:15-  On “lowering the temperature” of a situation

15:25-  I imagine after your mission for a big day is over, your dopamine levels must be off the charts. How do you calm down?

16:05-  On skydiving, adrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine

17:00-  Let’s get into how you began rescuing children from poverty

20:28-  Where do you think the bottleneck is in the system?

21:51-  Tell us about sailing and what you enjoy about it, especially being ADD

25:28-  What do you tell someone who has just been diagnosed and doesn’t yet know what, or how to do?

27:30-  Walk us through your Mind-Soul-Body day-to-day

29:00-  Does your wife see a difference in how you two relate, now that you workout together and she understands better how your brain works?

29:54-  Advice to someone who has just learned a friend of family member had ADD/ADHD

34:00-  How can people find you?  WTByrdFoundation.org  email: WTB@GlobalMaker.com

34:30-  Thank you Captain Bird! 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.

34:45-  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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