Episode 162: Peter Shankman: Embracing a Faster than Normal Brain; Unlocking the Gifts of the ADHD Brain

Peter Shankman is on the podcast today!! Peter is a dad, an author, a keynote speaker, and a creator. He is the founder of Faster Than Normal and Help a Reporter. Faster than Normal is all about unlocking the gifts of the ADHD brain. Peter says ADHD is a gift and not a disability. He has a new kids book out called The Boy with the Faster Brain.

Peter loves adrenaline! He has been skydiving numerous times and an ironman triathlete.

I loved talking with Peter about this topic because I have been loving diving into the topic of ADHD and learning about how it may be playing a role in my own life. Peter is really helpful in this episode chatting about that. He travels the world sharing about this topic so it was fun to get to chat with him one on one all about his expertise!

What we talked about:

3:30- Peter’s career

6:55- Peter’s diagnosis with ADHD

13:15- Taking medication for ADHD

23:55- The tie between entrepreneurs and ADHD

26:00- Tactics to help your ADHD for kids and adults

33:40- His athletic endeavors and how they benefit his ADHD
36:20- First steps to helping your kid with their ADHD

44:25- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

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