Peter Shankman, my guest in this podcast, truly believes that ADD and ADHD are good for you. He believes they’re not just good for you, but that they can be keys to success.
He hosts the website Faster Than Normal, a blog that focuses on the benefits of having ADD/HD and a podcast that interviews CEOs, celebrities, and other successful people who have ADD/HD, and have turned it to their advantage.
For several years, Peter has been public about the fact that he’s ADD/HD, and that he blames ADHD for most of his success. He’s best known for founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO) and as the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc. a boutique social media, marketing and customer service strategy firm located in New York City.
Peter spends the majority of his time on the road, keynoting corporate events for clients including AmericanExpress, Sheraton, Saudi Aramco, Cisco, SAP, Sprint, The US Department of Defense, Walt Disney World and many more. In his little spare time he is a NASA Advisory Board member, angel investor in multiple start-ups, sub-4 marathon runner, Ironman and B-licensed skydiver. A tweet of his was voted one of the top 10 Tweets of 2011 by ABC News and Twitter. He also recently authored the bestselling book Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans. He lives in New York City with his beautiful wife and daughter, and two psychotic cats.
During our discussion, you’ll discover:
-Why Peter thinks that ADD and ADHD are good for you…[7:30]
-How do you know if you have ADD or ADHD or if you’re just a “busy” person…[16:20]
-The best book to read if you have ADD or ADHD…[16:46]
-Famous people who have ADD and ADHD (you’ll be surprised), including Ben Franklin, Seth Godin and more…[18:17]
-Whether ADD and ADHD is an actual condition, or just an overdiagnosis for people who are busy and get stuff done…[21:35]
-Peter’s top three easy and simple ways to “fast reboot” an ADHD brain…[30:14]
-Specific supplements that can help with ADD or ADHD…[38:27]
-How to eliminate decision-making fatigue and keep too many choices from “paralyzing” you…[41:40]
-What are the most important things you can do if you live with someone who has ADHD…[45:50]
-And much more!
Resources from this episode:
-Book: Delivered From Distraction
-My original interview with Peter: Top Fitness Productivity Tips From Peter Shankman AND A Massive Fitness & Nutrition Q&A Bonus!
Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Peter or me? Leave your thoughts below and one of us will reply!
Also published on Medium.