026: Faster Than Normal Can Be a Gift

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026: Faster Than Normal Can Be a Gift

with Peter Shankman

The New York Times has called Peter Shankman "a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some." He is a 5x best selling author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, focusing on customer service and the new and emerging customer economy. He is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about the customer experience, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.)

In addition to his passion for helping people and companies find success, some of Peter's highlights also include:

•  Founder of HARO - Help A Reporter Out, which became the standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources prior to being acquired three years after launch

•  The ShankMinds Breakthrough Network, which is an elite, online mastermind of thought leaders, business experts, and change makers

•  Faster than Normal - The Internet's #1 podcast on ADHD, focusing on the superpowers and gifts of having a "faster than normal brain”

Peter has been a worldwide influencer for companies ranging from Huawei to Specialized Bicycles, from New York Health and Racquet Club to Sprint.

 Finally, Peter is a father, a 2x ironman triathlete, a class B licensed skydiver, and an avid Peloton rider. He's based in NYC with his daughter and 19-year-old cat, both of whom refuse him access to the couch. 

Topics Mentioned:

  • Rituals

  • Triggers

  • Choice

  • Exercise

Listen to the Episode

Thoughts from Peter:

  • Clutter is a distraction waiting to happen.

  • Live your life 30 minutes early.

  • Pills can’t teach skills.

  • Whatever works, stick to it!

  • Identify your triggers and work around them.

  • ADD/ADHD is a gift not a curse.

  • It is not that we are distracted.  We are actually looking for something that excites us.


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