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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

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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

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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

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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

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~Happy New Decade everyone!~

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

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~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

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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!

Nov 20, 2019

A Police Inspector serving with Sussex Police, in the UK. Inspector Bartlett has over 20 years of Operational Policing experience. Living with Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), diagnosed in 2017, a condition she did not know much about or understand until she discovered she’d lived with it all of her life! Seeking the right support to manage it has been transformative. Seeking to raise greater awareness of ADHD, she is working with others in efforts to de-stigmatize the condition. Currently part of the Advisory Group to the All Party Parliamentary Group on ADHD, she is the lead of a working group within her home Force that’s seeking to improve awareness of all Neurodiverse Conditions; doing so with the express wish to secure improved policing outcomes for those who are Neurodiverse and better employment outcomes for Neurodiverse Officers and Staff within the Force. Nationally she is the Lead for ADHD within the National Autism Policing Association; a national Officer and Staff support network. Whilst it was set up in relation to Autism, it now covers all Neurodiverse conditions. Today we talk about how being diagnosed has changed her life and the life of her children, what she is learning, and things to think about as we continue to change the conversation about all things Neurodiverse. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Inspector Bartlett discuss:

0:57-  Intro & welcome Inspector Kaj Bartlett!

2:37-  You were diagnosed in 2017. What finally brought you to getting tested?

4:15-  Did things begin to make sense a little bit more after your learned you had ADHD?

4:44-  You are currently on the APG Advisory board on ADHD. Neurodiversity is now being considered in policing! Tell us about what you’ve learned thus far, what you are working on etc.

9:57-  Are you finding that early education about ADHD, dopamine levels, etc is making a difference?

13:20-  So, you’re saying that perhaps it needs to also be a family approach?

15:14-  Some people with Autism may not react “as expected” to commands given by police officers. Do you think training law enforcement about all types of neurodiversity would be effective and helpful?

18:56-  Thank you for your service and all that you are doing! How can people find you?  @ADHD_InspKaj on Twitter

20:00-  Thank you Inspector Bartlett! 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.

20:27-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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Nov 13, 2019

We are thankful and thrilled to welcome Stephen Jurgella! He is the Founder and CEO of Fountain Forward, a Houston-based firm he founded 8 years ago that brings a different perspective to marketing and advertising. Stephen and his team are all about the “Why” and how they can bring solid outcomes to their customers. Fountain Forward is completely built from customer referrals. A self-taught marketing professional, Stephen has worked with B2C and B2B clients for more than a decade, crafting strategies that connect with customers and help them tell their stories in a compelling, and engaging way. He is also a Co-Founder of Boat Count Investments, a Real Estate investment company with commercial properties in Wisconsin. 

Personally, Stephen is very active in sports and plays hockey every week. Mental health awareness is a close personal cause having recently been named a #SameHereHero for sharing his personal experience with bi-polar disorder and suicide. Recently married, Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and Great Dane, Waldo. Stephen and Taryn have recently launched Movement by Taryn, a concierge Physical Therapy service (Taryn is an amazing PT). Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Stephen discuss:

1:26-  Intro & welcome Stephen Jurgella!

2:22-  Tell us about Same Here and your story

4:20-  Upon being diagnosed and how that felt, at last.

5:18-  On learning your superpowers

6:30-  Ref: Wanted” movie, The Greatest American Hero” series 

7:24-  So what kind of things did you learn to do, next, after you were diagnosed?

9:28-  What advice would you give to someone who isn’t, (or isn’t yet), running a financially successful company?

13:14-  What did you change about yourself if order to make a better relationship with your wife?

17:04-  What are the steps you now take when you can’t work your thoughts out, and you are feeling frustrated, angry, etc?

18:34-  How can people find you? www.Jurgella.com @StephenJurgella : Twitter  INSTA  FB  LinkedIn

19:10  Thank you Stephen! 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.

19:30-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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Nov 6, 2019

Oh what a great interview here! Our wonderful guest today is the third PhD who we’ve had on this podcast who is not a PhD in ADHD. Angel Kaur PhD is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at UNC Asheville and the keeper of the podcast Club Kaur. Her scientific background is in cell and molecular neurobiology, and her experiences in the classroom over the last 6 years have inspired her to take on STEM education research. Her research interests include strategies to build skills in reading scientific literature, ways to instruct students on effective science communication to a range of audiences, and whether use of interdisciplinary materials can enhance student engagement and learning of science. These goals led to the creation of Club Kaur, a podcast on all things related to the teaching, learning, and communication of science, produced in close collaboration with undergraduate students at UNC Asheville, and featuring work done entirely by them as part of her classes. Interdisciplinarity is at the core of her work, whether she is teaching students about the neurobiology of pain, or principles of film form. She credits her ability to do this to ADHD. Her interdisciplinary work with students resulted in her receiving a teaching award at UNC Asheville in 2019, and a nomination for the Society for Neuroscience Educator Award. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Angel discuss:

1:16-  Intro & welcome Angel Kaur!

3:00-  When were you diagnosed with ADHD?

7:22-  On when you are ADHD you really love the things you love and want to share them with the world

8:30-  Tell me about what it was like for you growing up undiagnosed?

12:54-  On self medicating for ADHD without realizing it

14:00-  What are some tips & tricks on how you get stuff done?

16:00-  On sometimes, no matter how hard you try, stuff just happens and that’s ok

17:54-  On “Stand Up Science” and how the ADHD brain doesn’t have borders!

19:19-  On opening the first fast food Restaurante in outer space

19:44-  What do you tell a kid who thinks they are not smart enough for something?

22:33-  How can people find you? @ClubKaur on all the socials, Twitter  FB  INSTA  YouTube  SoundCloud or via www.ClubKaur.com

23:16  Thank you Angel! 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.

24:03-  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 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:

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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

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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

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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!

Sep 25, 2019

Our guest today is an old friend. I am happy to welcome Actor, (theatrical, television, silver screen), Songwriter, Musician (vocalist, pianist, guitarist), national Voiceover artist, Writer and fellow New York City kid, Chris Orbach to the podcast! In Chris’s travels, he’s cracked jokes with Jennifer Aniston, become drunk with Peter Dinklage, made Al Pacino laugh, beaten James Caan at a game of 8-ball, talked w/ John McEnroe about guitars, ate Chinese food with Tim Curry, watched Sir Robert Stephens do speeches from “The Scottish Play” in a restaurant in London, and listened -hunched and spellbound- in a corner of a recording studio while the great Sonny Rollins recorded. He has been a poet, a photographer, a swing dancer, and has finished multiple marathons- all in his 40’s and while staying true to his vegan diet. Of all the many things he’s done and the hats he’s worn, husband & father remain the two that make Chris most proud. He and designer/event planner Nicole Vallance married in 2011. He now splits his time between New York City and the Western Catskills where Nicole tends a bountiful garden, while Chris beats up an uncooperative lawnmower. No matter how long he lives in the country, he retains the inner tempo and sensibilities of a guy who grew up in New York City.. at a time when this city was still gritty. We talk about some of that jazz and his childhood experiences with ADHD here today. Enjoy!

 

In this episode Peter & Chris discuss:

0:45-  Intro & welcome Chris Orbach!

1:45-  Ref: Specialized High School For Performing Arts that inspired the TV series FAME

2:22-  Ref: On Law & Order SVU

2:40-  Wondering what was it like for you, working with your father?

4:06-  We talked earlier about your childhood and how you thought you probably had ADHD. Would you share some of those stories/experiences with us?

7:48-  On school years and testing

8:38-  Embedded in your career/job, there seems to be a level of creativity along with certain personality quirks, habits, decision making tendencies- all traits that are in common with folks diagnosed with ADHD, unfortunately including addiction. Talk about some of the in-common positives and negatives you’ve learned about?

15:45-  On: as you understand that you are the one who must put guardrails in place, the better & better you become at staying at your best.

17:20-  On sobriety

18:12-  On ADHD & decision making

19:30-  What was it like for you growing up in New York City, in Chelsea, circa 1976?

25:30-  What are you most excited about in your life right now?

26:00-  On the current state of voiceover work in the entertainment/media business

29:44-  What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received, and who gave it to you?

31:05-  How can people find you Chris? www.ChrisOrbach.com  IMDB  @chrisorbach on: Twitter  FB  INSTA

32:00-  Thank you Chris, see you in 2021! 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.

33:01-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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Sep 18, 2019

Our guest today is a… deep breath, ready?.. Father, Theology & Philosophy major, PNC Banker, Crossfit owner, Real Estate broker, Cancer fighter, Car-T Therapy recipient, youth Minister, classical guitarist, cyclist, avid reader, semi-pro photographer and in 2002 he was diagnosed with ADD! Today we talk to Mr. Tim Card about his cancer fight, his many paths-to-date, and how he combines therapy, exercise & meds to focus, remain healthy and stay in the saddle. Oh- and this just in: Since our interview, he has started his own podcast- check below for the link!

Enjoy!

In this episode Peter & Tim discuss:

0:45-  Introducing my fellow cyclist and photog Tim Card- a bit about his background. Ref: Video about Tim & his treatment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gz9mMIV8uY

2:12-  Welcome Tim!

2:26-  So you mentioned that your wife usually notices that you have gone off your meds before you do. Do you think we with ADD&ADHD are generally an open book?

3:38-  Meds can often make the boring stuff ‘normal’ and the stuff we really love ‘awesome’. Tell us about your experience.

4:40-  You have combined medication and therapy; for you it’s a working combo- tell us about it.

5:33-  What does cycling specifically do to help you?

7:15-  Ref: “The Specialized Foundation” is now known as “Outride” https://outridebike.org  Our FTN podcast interview w/ Ted Theocheung and Dr. Kimberly Price.

7:40-  How did you wind up majoring in Theology AND Philosophy, and finishing it all?! 

9:02-  You’ve had multiple careers. For starters, how did you leave banking and start a Cross-fit?

11:20-  You had a big cancer fight. What changed for you and what did you learn through all of it?

16:48-  Was there ever a point in which you started to lose faith?

18:40-  You are a phenomenal photographer so obviously your Instagram is totally killer @TimCardPhotography, but how can people best get in touch with you Tim? FB @TimCardPhotography  Email: TimCard7399@gmail.com 

THIS JUST IN-  Tim has started his own podcast! Check out: http://dyinglaughingpodcast.buzzsprout.com

19:29-  Thank you so much Tim!  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.

19:52-  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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