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Apr 15, 2020

Our guest today is Justin Randall. A former 2-tone-Mohawk wearing punk who has received a lifetime ban from all K-Mart stores, was once Woody Harrelson’s personal bodyguard, had an argument with Johnny Cash, then NITRO, (among others), has served time in jail, done a ton of drugs, and naturally- he repeatedly failed Math. Raise your hand if you can relate to any of these grand “achievements”? Justin has since earned his MBA, a BS in Computer Science and has built an amazing career as a transformational servant leader in the Fin-Tech vertical, working with some of the top fortune 100 and 500 companies on how to manage anxiety in uncertain times. How the heck did he do all that, especially having ADHD?! Even more, how does he continue to do that in 2020? True story folks. Enjoy!

 

In his own words:

I am a former 2-tone-Mohawk’d Skate/PUNK who has received a lifetime ban from ALL K-Mart stores in the USA, 3 lifetime bans from the Fiesta mall, and 5 lifetime bans from Mill AVE in downtown Tempe (Where I currently have an office)! 

For a VERY brief moment, I was Woody Harrelson’s personal bodyguard, had a misunderstanding with Johnny Cash that lead to him being allegedly pushed down a flight of stairs, initiated an impromptu flex off with American Gladiator “NITRO”, and Hungout Dee’BO (Tom Tiny Lister Jr) Kato Kaelin at Phoenix International Raceway.  Despite my 9th grade math teachers forecasting and against the odds, earned a BS in Computer Science, a Master's in Business Administration, and have built an amazing career as a transformational servant leader in the Fin-Tech vertical, working with some of the top fortune 100 and 500 companies.  I am a HOPELESS and avid adrenaline junkie who prioritizes snowboarding, cliff jumping, skydiving, mountain biking, and EATING above most other things.  I am a Spartan Trifecta finisher, RAGNAR’ian, two time 70.3 IRONMAN and currently training for my 1st 140.6 in 2020. ABOVE all, I am a father of 4, grandfather of 1, have a SMOKING HOT WIFE that I not only love, I REALLY LIKE, and for some reason I still think and acts like a 14 yr old.  I am a survivor of a pretty ROUGH upbringing, filled with some extremely traumatic events, and have THRIVED by focusing on the FUN in the dysfunction.  I am on a mission to tell my story and spread my message so as to reach others who are stuck in the darkness of depression, PTSD, fear, and anxiety.  If this is you, I want you to KNOW; There IS light, hope, happiness and FUN in this world and I am here to help you find it!

 

 

In this episode Peter & Justin discuss:

1:03-  Intro & welcome Justin Randall!

2:44-  First things first- how are you doing during all this chaos?!

4:13-  When were you diagnosed with ADHD?

4:44-  Because you weren’t diagnosed; what were you doing to get along?

6:05-  The suggestion of “you’ll wind up in jail” actually manifested. How did you make the commitment to change your ways for good/What was your rock bottom?

9:14-  On filling the spaces left in between

9:56-  On endorphins and the effects of making progress

11:46-  On Imposter Syndrome and Jr. High School Peter (High School Peter)

12:28-  So when the voices of self-defeat and demons pop back into your head nowadays, what do you do?

14:00-  Player mentality aka In some way, Rocky always wins

14:27-  For which Ironman are you training?

15:53-  How can people find you? @iamjrandall on: Twitter  INSTA  FB or Justin Randall via LinkedIN

16:16-  Last question: If someone who’s listening is in a dark place right now, what one piece of advice would you give them?

17:43-  Thank you Justin for joining us! And thank YOU for being here.. for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are so helpful.  Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please consider writing 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! Thank you. Stay calm, stay healthy and stay focused everyone- we WILL GET THROUGH THIS! 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.

18:20-  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!

Apr 8, 2020

This is a special episode that calls for a special man. Our guest today is Judson A. Brewer, MD PhD. He has trained ministers of foreign government, Olympians and their coaches, has been featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes, The New York Times, Business Week, TED talk, and on and on. (see below). Today we talk with this kind medical professional about something we are all dealing with:  how to manage anxiety in uncertain times. 

 

A bit more about Dr. Jud:

Jud Brewer, MD PhD (“Dr. Jud”) is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences and Psychiatry at the Schools of Public Health & Medicine at Brown University. He also is a research affiliate at MIT. A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. He has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI and EEG neurofeedback. He has trained US Olympic athletes and coaches, foreign government ministers, and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, TED (4th most viewed talk of 2016, with 14+ Million views), the New York Times, Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera (documentary about his research), Businessweek and others. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, among others. Dr. Brewer founded MindSciences to move his discoveries of clinical evidence behind mindfulness for anxiety, eating, smoking and other behavior change into the hands of consumers (see www.drjud.com for more information). He is the author of The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017). Follow him on twitter @judbrewer.  

 

 

In this episode Peter & Dr. Jud discuss:

:58-  Intro & welcome Dr. Judson A. Brewer to this special episode!

2:30-  One of the beautiful things about being neurodiverse is that we tend to thrive on chaos. Ironically, we need an order within that chaos… and we don’t have that right now! So.. what do we do with all of these feelings of fear, worry, uncertainty thrown in to this full dose of social contagion?

6:38-  On teaching about making a map of habit loops in patients

8:29-  On how our curiosity can actually help

10:08-  What can people do in real time, when they begin to get overwhelmed by feelings of worry, nervousness, etc?

12:30-  How can people find you?  @judbrewer on: Twitter or www.drjud.com or almost daily @ DrJud here on YouTube

12:52-  Thank you Dr. Jud for joining us please come back soon! Stay calm, stay healthy and stay focused everyone. We WILL GET THROUGH THIS!  Thank YOU for being here.. for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are so helpful. Thank you! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please consider writing 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! Thank you. 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.

13:00-  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!

Mar 11, 2020

Grant currently works as a full-time contractor and virtual event video coordinator for Dell Technologies. A man wearing many hats, he was previously a three-time social media manager on both the agency and brand side, a past YouTube channel manager for Fortune 100 enterprises, a nationwide conference speaker on video marketing, a former professional editorial cartoonist and talk radio host, a comedy club staffer, and a dabbler in documentary film production. He is a proud fighter of free speech for everyone and was represented by the ACLU during his college years. Grant volunteers with Karen as foster parents for a cat and kitten adoption and rescue organization. For fun, he enjoys running in thousand-acre forest preserves, looking for the best craft beer deals across state lines, listening to offbeat podcasts, enjoying quirky documentaries, open mic nights, and getting into spirited dialog with humor. His first solo book, GRANTASMS! is the culmination of many years of word creations from his big ideas, small wonders, and unfinished business. You can find it HERE. He is an enthusiastic student of creative psychology and social health, and he explores twisted ways of treating people online with empathy daily. He succeeds some of the time, laughs at the others, gets pissy about a few, and tries to learn from them all.

 

Today we talk about “Grantasms”- the descriptive word mash-ups we all need, about his diagnosis of ADHD and sleep apnea, the many hats he wears for work & how he keeps them all secured to his head! It’s a fun one today that we recorded at the very beginning of 2020, Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter & Grant discuss:

1:20-  Intro & welcome Grant Crowell!

2:50-  So when were you diagnosed; what’s your story?

5:00-  On being diagnosed with sleep apnea and how that changed his life too!

6:00-  On maintaining his creative outlets, post diagnosis. Ref: Rich Hall’s Sniglets

8:20. You wear many hats for your job. What sort of rituals, practices, things do you have in place that work for you- that you have to do in order to remain successful?  Ref: The 5 Minute Gratitude Journal  Calm meditation app  Focus@Will music app

12:00-  On writing his book of Grantasms

14:20-  On using cellphone pix to remember stuff!  Ref: spacial dyslexia aka directional dyslexia

18:00-  On “big little moments” and the term ADHD

19:00-  On why he wrote the book

19:50-  On how ADHD is really a misnomer, & how hyperfocus is awesome!  Ref: The 4,000 piece lego car that Peter built! 

20:00-  How can people find you? www.onetwistedsquirrel.com  grant@onetwistedsquirrel.com    Twitter: @GrantCrowell  INSTA: 1_twistedsquirrel  YouTube  FB for Grantasms  LinkedIn: /grantcrowell

23:49-  Dopplersation:  When you’re running somewhere and you see people coming from the other direction talking, but only catch a couple of seconds of the conversation and it makes you so curious!

24:30-  Thank you Grant for joining us! 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.

25:10-  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! 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!

Mar 4, 2020

Ellin Bessner is a Canadian journalist based in Toronto. She is the author of a new book about Canada’s Jewish servicemen and women who fought in the Second World War. The book is called “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War ll”. Ellin was born in Montreal and graduated with a degree in journalism and political science from Carleton University. Her career as a journalist took her around Canada and around the world, working for CTV News and CBC News, and also stringing for the Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press and other organizations. As a foreign correspondent based in Rome, Italy, during the 1990s, aside from reporting on the Vatican, the Mafia, Italian food, fashion, and opera, and of course, on Italian soccer, Ellin also covered several brutal civil wars in Africa. She’s interviewed Prince Phillip and the Dalai Lama. She was a business anchor for many years at Report on Business Television, now BNN. Ellin has also taught hundreds of budding young journalists, in her capacity as a professor at Centennial College Journalism School in Toronto, and before that, at Seneca College and Ryerson University.

 

In her spare time, she plays Mahjongg, gardens, and loves the “Outlander” series. She lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario with her husband and two sons. Today we talk about how she discovered her ADHD & Journalism, how her ADHD has helped her in the field, influenced her life, her career, her writing, marriage and her children. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Ellin discuss:

0:52-  Intro & welcome Ellin Bessner!

1:39-  What was school like for you?

4:00-  On making the decision to get tested for ADHD

6:00-  On deciding to do the work and use self care

7:05-  On feeling shame about your ADHD

7:51-  On how Ellin discovered Journalism and how she uses her ADHD in the field

9:30-  On how she manages her ADHD

11:30-  Did you use your hyperfocus when writing & researching your book? Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War ll

13:56-  What are your top 3 pieces of advice for people with ADHD?

16:00-  How can people find you?  www.EllinBessner.com  via ebessner@gmail.com  and on Twitter: @ebessner

16:30-  Thank you Ellin for joining us! 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.

16:44-  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!

Feb 26, 2020

Aaron Perlut is a cool ass dude. He is the founding partner of St. Louis-based integrated communications firm Elasticity, with some 25 years of diverse experience in journalism, public relations, digital marketing, yet perhaps is best known as the world's foremost freedom fighter for people of Mustached American descent. A modest pants enthusiast and former senior counselor for FleishmanHillard, as well as a communications executive for two of the nation's largest energy companies, he has helped a range of organizations – Fortune 500s, state governments, professional sports franchises, economic development authorities, well-funded startups and large non-profits – manage their reputation and market brands across diverse channels in an evolving media environment. Today we talk about his experiences growing up with ADHD, academics, medication, getting through college, fighting stereotypes, and how he feeds his non-stop hunger & curiosity. Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter & Aaron discuss:

1:09-  Intro & welcome back Aaron!  Check out his agency:  www.GoElastic.com

2:06-  So when were you diagnosed?

3:04-  What was growing up like for you, pre and post meds?

4:45-  What are some of the toughest things you had to deal with, that the medicine didn’t necessarily cure or “fix”?

5:58-  About “normal” behaviors and social acceptance  ref: definition of “cancel culture

9:05-  On the challenges of helping neurotypicals to understand important stuff about ADHD

11:20-  Tell us about the agency that you run

13:30-  On how being neurodiverse can be liberating!

14:42-  Please tell us about your upcoming book

17:11-  How can people find you Aaron?  @AaronPerlut on Twitter  INSTA  FB  LinkedIN  www.GoElastic.com

17:50-  Real quick- what’s it like to own a bar and not drink?  His bar in St. Louis is: Tiny Bar

18:50-  Thank you Aaron for joining us! 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.

19:11-  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!

Feb 19, 2020

Christopher Mitchell is a travel blogger, freelance writer, photographer and podcaster hailing from Toronto, Canada. He's also a Co-Founder of the Toronto Bloggers Collective, an organization which aims to help Toronto content creators turn their passion into their profession. He's lived on three continents, traveled to 80 countries, and has no intention of slowing down any time soon.  We talk about his ADHD, how he keeps himself on task and together while traveling, how he got his start, and his take on being a busy entrepreneur today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Chris discuss:

0:45-  Intro & welcome Christopher Mitchell!  

1:30-  So what’s your story; when were you first diagnosed?

2:43-  So meds worked for you, cool! What did you do after you finished school?

3:40-  On how traveling & being displaced may inspire a feeling of liberation

5:05-  Did you ever have any doubts or fears about going out on your own?  

6:30-  How do you manage your ADHD during your work week, and when traveling?

8:12-  On glamorizing always “being busy” in our culture

9:00-  How does your non-ADHD wife understand your ADHD? Do you have any advice?

10:42-  What are the best and worst parts of your ADHD?

12:55-  What’s an average day-in-the-life for you?  Ref:  The Five Minute Journal  Non-App version here

15:24-  How can people find you?  www.TravelingMitch.com  www.UltimateOntario.com  Podcast: Rick Steves Over Brunch  @TravelingMitch on: Twitter  INSTA  FB  Pinterest or via email: chris@travelingmitch.com

16:16-  Thank you Christopher for joining us! 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.

16:43-  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!

Feb 12, 2020

The first interview with our guest today was so informative, we had to bring him back! If you haven’t listened to “Nutrition Wellness and ADHD w/ Fitness + Dietary Expert Andrew Wade” maybe try to start there. Either way this is a great one! We left off with “don’t eat cookies alone”… Today is a continuance of that interview. He expounds on that sentiment and we talk more about how important nutrition is in our hectic, everyday ADHD lives. Enjoy!

 

A little bit more about our guest today- 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 discuss:

0:40-  Intro & welcome back Andrew!!  Prior refs: RateMyDay App  The Optilife Academy Book: Marathon Ready Runner’s Guide: A Quick Reference Tool  Case Specific Wellness Center

1:24-  When we last parted, I had the phrase “don’t eat cookies alone” stuck in my head all week! Would you please expound on that statement?

3:19-  About more “lonely foods”

4:26-  How should we keep our pattern of good nutrition when our regular, daily schedule is thrown out of a window?

6:45-  On putting the day in “holidays”

7:38-  On traveling, nutrition and planning  Ref:  Freshly.com  Factor75.com 

10:45-  On resilience 

11:15-  What else can we do to prevent getting into situations that make it hard for us to make good nutritional decisions?

14:31-  Flat tire analogy about overeating

16:00-  When our ADHD blows up, it seems like the first thing we stop being mindful of is food. Do you have any quick tips to prevent or combat that?  Ref for dopamine hits:  https://www.drybarcomedy.com also on YouTube  and  JustForLaughs on You Tube

20:55-   Andrew has a NEW PODCAST called CSN3MPodcast You can find it here: https://casespecificnutrition.com/csn-3m/  

*How can people find you? @casespecificnutrition on INSTA  FB  @CaseSpecificPGH on Twitter also at  www.CaseSpecificNutrition.com  & www.CaseSpecificWellness.com

21:45-  Thank you Andrew Wade for joining us here again! 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.

22:08-  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!

Feb 5, 2020

Mental conditioning is something many people don't know about- today's guest is trying to change that; meet Dr. Jonathan Fader. We’re talking Performance Coaching, APE- (Attitude Preparation Effort), the 2015 Mets, shorthands for dealing with stress, mindfulness, and about constructing a good mental performance routine. Enjoy! 

A little it more about our guest today-  

Dr. Jonathan Fader is a licensed clinical and performance psychologist. He is best known for working with professional athletes in the MLB and NFL, including The New York Mets and The New York Giants. He is the co-founder of Union Square Practice, a mental health center, and SportStrata, a performance coaching group, located in New York City. Dr. Fader regularly works with athletes, performers, entrepreneurs, businesses, schools, physicians and with first responder groups such as The New York City Fire Department (FDNY). He speaks to groups, on topics of mindfulness, motivation and Motivational Interviewing, improving performance, stress reduction, communication and team building. Jonathan is a Motivational Interviewing trainer and is part of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and is a co-author of the forthcoming book, Coaching Athletes To Be Their Best: Motivational Interviewing in Sport as well as his debut book Life as Sport 

 

In this episode Peter & Dr. Fader discuss:

0:57-  Intro & welcome Jonathan!  Ref:  Union Square Practice Center  2015 New York Mets  Michael Sergio’s jump into Mets Shea Stadium circa1986

2:42-  What’s up Jared Faber ;-)  (hello from SB too)

2:58-  Explain Performance Coaching?

4:46-  Ref:  FTN Podcast #53 Adapt and Overcome, with US Navy SEAL Jack Walston

6:18-  On how your mind may think you are finished with a workout / The mind’s central governor

7:40-  So, how does one condition against the little yellow light that your brain sends sometimes? / On building a mental performance routine

9:20-  What if you get mentally exhausted on a run?

10:28-  On how sensations are like a wave

10:57-  On being ADHD and practicing mindfulness

12:58-  Jonathan’s shorthand for feeling stress

13:30-  What would be your advice to folks who get stuck, or who fall off? APE (Attitude-Preparation-Effort)

16:12-  How can people find you?  www.JonathanFader.com  INSTA: Jonathan_Fader  Twitter: @DrFader 

16:42-  Thank you Dr. Fader! 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.

17:19-  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!

Jan 29, 2020

This is not one for the kiddo’s folks, today we’re taking about Sex. It IS really important and good though, and you are very likely to feel better afterwards! Today we talk a little about Ari’s new book, “ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship”. We then discuss: The Neurotypical+ADHD relationship, Meds & Sex, Does our ADHD make us extra kinky, Why don’t we ever talk about Sex & ADHD at the same time, Communication habits, and Ari gives us lots of great advice. Enjoy! 

A little more about our guest today:      

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST is a psychologist, certified sex therapist, international speaker, and author of four books on ADHD, including his newest, ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship which helps couples with one ADHD partner improve their sexual and relationship satisfaction. He has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, and XM Radio and been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, USnews.com, The Daily Mail (UK) and many other media outlets. He is a former board member and current conference committee co-chair for CHADD, the national ADHD advocacy organization. You can find more information about his books and upcoming and recorded presentations at adultADHDbook.com

 

 

 

In this episode Peter & Ari discuss:

0:57-  Intro & welcome Ari!  Get his new book here!

1:30-  If you are not already familiar CHADD.org  is a great resource for all things ADHD! 

1:55-  So Ari, what does ADHD have to do with sex?

3:25-  Why do you think people don’t think, or maybe just don’t talk about how ADHD affects their sex lives?

6:00-  Do you think the ADHD promotes a higher level of experimentation/kinkiness?

7:54-  Talk about sex and communication differences/barriers in the “Neurotypical + ADHD” partnership?

10:57-  On communication and circumstances in the relationship

12:54-  Let’s talk about meds, stimulants and their effects on a sex life

14:55-  On how stimulants are perhaps most effective

16:38-  It takes two

18:20-  What advice would you give to the partner with ADHD who is trying to make things better in a relationship?

20:47-  Ari’s book is “ADHD After Dark You can find it at www.AdultADHDBook.com

21:00-  Thank you Ari!! 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!

Jan 22, 2020

Author, Father, and Medical Salesperson Tyler Menke’s philosophy is: “Be present in the moment, live for the day, and build for tomorrow. Work for impact not reward.”  Today we’re talking about how Tyler found his way to a career in Sales from the impetus of simply wanting to help others through medicine.  He shares with us about his struggles throughout school, his late diagnosis of ADHD, on staying positive during slow seasons, his daily ADHD routines and all about his new book, “The Pirate’s Guide to Sales”.  Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter & Tyler Menke discuss:

0:53-  WELCOME NEW LISTENERS! And an intro & welcome to Tyler!

2:18-  Where did you get the idea to do an infographic?  Link to Tyler’s custom infographic template

2:48-  What’s your story? What do you do for a living?

4:24-  You were already in the workforce when you were diagnosed; tell us about that?

6:00-  On getting your child tested in 2019!

6:55-  When it comes to selling, people with ADHD seem to either love it or hate it. What is it about sales that you love, and how does your ADHD enter into that?

10:12-  What do you hate about your day-to-day?  Ref:  Space Camp movie

11:17-  How do you stay positive through a slow period or down time?

12:10-  What’s your daily ADHD routine?  Ref:  Wim Hof Method  Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning Podcast

14:20-  How does your married life work with ADHD

15:03-  How can people find you and tell us about your NEW BOOK! Ref:  “The Pirate’s Guide to Sales” avail on: Amazon  Kindle  Paperback and also via www.ThePirateGuides.com

17:17-  Thank you Tyler! 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.

17:55-  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!

Jan 15, 2020

Matt Raekelboom is an ADHD positive Landscape Architect, as well as co-founder of the "It's Fun To Try Hard" movement based in Ontario, Canada.  While running a full-time business of his own, Raekelboom is out to teach those in need how to smile again- even when their minds can be their biggest competitor.  He completed his first marathon on October 20th 2019. Having lost over 80 pounds in the last 2 years and in addition to kicking food addiction, drug addiction, and alcoholism; Raekelboom was compelled to start the "Try Hard" movement.  Sharing his story about how accomplishing something as simple as making his bed in the morning, is turning him in to the man he never thought possible.  He is now setting out anew with his team of "try hards" to prove that anyone of any age, and any size, can do anything if they set their minds to it and just have fun!  Today we’re talking about Matt’s journey with meds, addiction, entrepreneurship, discipline, routine and not feeling all alone.  Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter & Matthew discuss:

1:09-  Intro & welcome Matt!

2:15-  So what’s your story? When were you diagnosed?

3:15-  How old were you when you were first put on meds?

3:53-  Tell us about your life transformation; all of this is kinda new for you still, right?

6:00-  On starting his first business

7:00-  On routines and disciplines 

7:35-  Why do you think that so many people with ADD or ADHD feel like they are alone, and the only ones struggling- even though the numbers, and awareness continue to go up- at least in your situation?

9:30-  Let’s talk for a sec about addiction. How did the cycle turn for you?

11:45-  What did you do to flip the switch?

13:30-  What are you doing each day to make sure that you stay on the right path?

14:44-  On marathon training

16:40-  How can people find that sign up and you?  www.ItsFunToTryHard.net  "It’s Fun To Try Hard" pages on: Facebook and on GoFundMe  Personally on the socials @MattRaekelboom  INSTA  FB

17:00-  Thank you Matt! 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.

17:51-  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!

Jan 8, 2020

Steve has over 25 years of experience advising early, growth and enterprise stage companies in emerging industries. He brings a unique mix of legal, business, and strategic experience to bear on client matters and is passionate about helping committed teams execute upon a path to success in new markets.  Steve has been an early innovator in internet, software, entertainment, games, and mobile technologies, and has most recently focused on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and cannabis. Recognized as a “Super Lawyer”, Steve serves on a variety of corporate and nonprofit boards and industry associations. He has counseled enterprise level clients including Shazam, Virgin Mobile, Liberty Media, Yamaha, Diageo, Nielsen Buzzmetrics, Warner Music Group and Bob Vila.  Today we’re talking about how he manages the multiple projects and organized chaos of his daily life, dealing with distractions, technology, and how he grew up in the 1970’s with ADHD. Enjoy!

 

 

In this episode Peter & Steven Masur discuss:

0:47-  Intro & welcome Steve!

1:57-  You weren’t diagnosed until late in your teens; what was it like for you growing up?

2:30-  What were some of the things you had to deal with; how did you make it all work?

4:00-  So does ‘multitasking’ still work for you?

5:19-  Since your diagnosis, what is an average day like for you?

7:25-  Every day for you is different. Tell us about how that works out?

8:15-  What do you like most about the organized chaos of a normal day in your world?

9:00-  How do you deal with distractions?

10:10-  What do you like working on the most?

11:07-  What projects are you working on lately?

12:08-  What do you say to people who don’t yet believe that ADHD is a real thing?

12:52-  How can people find you?  www.MASUR.com Twitter @MGA_Law or on INSTA @masur for sports related stuff

13:30-  Thank you Steve! 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.

13:50-  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 New Decade everyone!~

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