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"I'm not broken - I'm simply different" - Peter Shankman

Season 1, Ep. 3

The New York Times described Peter Shankman as a “rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some”. Peter is a serial entrepreneur, multiple best-selling author and in-demand speaker - but his success didn't come easy. As a child Peter was told he was "broken" and "didn't fit in", a not unfamiliar experience for people growing up with undiagnosed ADHD. But Peter learned to manage his neurodiverse brain to great effect - and in this episode he shares many of the lessons, strategies and outlooks that have enabled him to reach great heights.

 

More on Peter's ADHD work 

 

Peter is host of the popular Faster Than Normal podcast – featuring guests from all walks of life with both professional and lived experience of ADHD. Peter is also the author of the Boy with the Faster Brain, a children’s book exploring how neurodiverse individuals can harness their strengths, and Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain. 

 

 

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