Peter Shankman has ADHD – and it’s helped him become an accomplished and driven individual who is shockingly productive. How? The podcast host and entrepreneur is sharing his secrets for success in a new book called “Faster Than Normal.”
Some of his methods may seem strange: eliminating part of his closet and waking up before 4 a.m. each morning. But they work, and he joined Friday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” to explain why.
“Everything I do, I do faster because I have this sort of, you know, Ferrari brain,” he described how it feels to operate on a faster-than-normal rate. He explained living with attention deficit disorder as akin to “a Ferrari brain with bicycle brakes.”
Shankman’s methods for maximizing productivity with ADHD include eliminating unnecessary distractions and streamlining your routine based on what works for you. His daily schedule includes waking up at 3:45 a.m. to work out and then funnel the energy from the resulting dopamine rush into his work. When he wrote “Faster Than Normal,” his unusual method was to pay for an international roundtrip plane ticket and write half of the book on the way there and the other half on the return flight, never actually leaving the airport.
“The key is to keep yourself on track,” he said.
Listen to the full interview here.