Today I’m excited to be bringing to the podcast Peter Shankman, a multiple-startup founder, best-selling author, and the creator of Faster Than Normal, a leading ADD/ADHD podcast, focusing on the benefits of being gifted with ADD/HD, which describes who Peter is.

In this episode, we talk about Peter’s new book, Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain, along with Peter’s story of how he’s learned how to not only manage his ADHD, but tap into the gifts that come along with the diagnosis.

As the mama of a boy with ADHD, I loved this conversation and Peter’s infectiously positive attitude in the way he moves through the world. But even if your child doesn’t have ADHD or perhaps isn’t differently-wired at all, Peter’s perspective on the importance of self-knowledge and setting yourself up for success, as well as his ideas around productivity and creativity, are messages everyone can benefit from.  


About Peter: Peter Shankman is a multiple-startup founder with several successful exits under his belt. He’s a best-selling author, focusing on the customer economy. He’s the founder of Help a Reporter Out (HARO,) the world’s largest source/journalist matching tool, and he runs ShankMinds: Breakthrough, a private, online entrepreneur community with hundreds of members around the world, as well as Faster Than Normal, a leading ADD/ADHD podcast, focusing on the benefits of being gifted with ADD/HD. He can be found at



  • Peter’s story of growing up with ADHD in the 1980’s
  • How Peter manages his ADHD without medication to make it work for him rather than against him
  • An inside look at Peter’s podcast centered on interviewing successful people about how they tap into the gifts of their ADHD
  • How Peter has developed rules and systems for himself to help keep himself focused and on task
  • The importance of self-awareness and self-knowledge for people looking to own and benefit from their ADHD
  • Peter’s advice for parents raising kids with ADHD






Read through the whole episode!