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Cover Page: i Praise for FASTER THAN NORMAL Page: i Title Page Page: iv Copyright Page: iii Contents Page: v Foreword By Edward Hallowell, M.D. Page: vii Chapter One: An Introduction to the World of Attention Deficit . . . Ooh! Shiny! Page: 1 A Bit of Backstory Page: 5 Turning Negatives into Positives Page: 8 Faster, Sharper, More More More Page: 13 Figuring Out What Works—and What Doesn’t Page: 17 Chapter Two: A Very Brief (Because ADHD) History of ADHD and How the World and Anything Cool in It Was Built by People with ADHD (and Four Ways You Can Be Like Them Right Now) Page: 27 “Not How It’s Done!” Page: 33 Why Our Brains Are More Creative Than “Normal” People’s Brains Page: 36 The First Thing: Make Rituals, Not Resolutions Page: 41 The Second Thing: Start Exercising at Least Six Times a Week—but Don’t Worry, It’s Not Really Exercise Page: 48 The Third Thing: Eat When You’re Hungry, and Eat Real Food Page: 50 The Fourth Thing: Simplify Your Environment Page: 52 Chapter Three: The Four ADHD Undeniable Life Rules Page: 59 Free Will Isn’t Always Free Page: 63 Rule One: Eliminate Choice Whenever Possible Page: 67 Rule Two: Eat Well Page: 73 Rule Three: Sleep Well Page: 77 Rule Four: Exercise, and Do It Outside as Much as Possible Page: 84 A Rule Is Born Page: 86 Keep Checking Yourself Before . . . Page: 88 Chapter Four: Triggers: How to Minimize—or Even Eliminate—Your ADHD Hot Buttons Page: 91 Professional Triggers, Personal Triggers, Just Lots and Lots of Triggers . . . Page: 93 Professional Triggers Page: 96 Lack of Preparedness Is a Massive Trigger Page: 101 The Early Bird Catches Everything (Not Just the Worm) Page: 103 The Power of Positive Habits Page: 105 Personal Triggers Page: 107 Know Your Triggers (and Avoid Them) Page: 113 Recognize That Deadlines Are Your Friend Page: 114 Learn to “Unenjoy” Things Page: 116 Personal Triggers in Other Forms Page: 118 Chapter Five: ADHD and Productivity: The Tools I Use, Both Digital and Analog, to Run My Life Page: 129 Life Tools Page: 132 Digital Tools Page: 159 Laptop Tools Page: 160 Mobile Apps Page: 167 To the Folders! Page: 169 Chapter Six: ADHD and the People You Care About. Like Students, Loved Ones, and the People Who Care About You. And ADHD. Oh, Wait, I Said That Already. What’s on TV? Page: 179 For Parents of ADHD Kids Page: 180 For Loved Ones Page: 185 Three Ways to Limit the Downsides of ADHD Page: 194 ADHD/Ph.D. Page: 201 Rule One: Good Judgment Comes from Experience, and Experience Comes from Bad Judgment Page: 205 Rule Two: Idea Generation and Hyperfocus—If It Doesn’t Challenge You, It Won’t Change You Page: 208 Rule Three: The “Aha” Moment for an Imposter Page: 210 Chapter Seven: Wrapping It All Up: What We Can Take Away from . . . Wait . . . What Were We Talking About, Again? Page: 215 Know Yourself to Hack Your Life Page: 217 A Note for Parents Page: 220 Acknowledgments Page: 229 Index Page: 233 About the Author Page: 241

A refreshingly practical and honest guide that rewrites the script on ADHD Peter Shankman is a busy guy -- a media entrepreneur who runs several businesses, gives keynote speeches around the world, hosts a popular podcast, runs marathons and Iron Mans, is a licensed skydiver, dabbles in angel investing, and is loving father to his young daughter.  Simply put, he always seems to have more than 24 hours in a day. How does he do it? Peter attributes his unusually high energy level and extreme productivity to his ADHD.  In Faster Than Normal, Shankman shares his hard-won insights and daily hacks for making ADHD a secret weapon for living a full and deeply satisfying life. Both inspiring and practical, the book presents life rules, best practices, and simple but powerful ways to: Harness your creative energy to generate and execute your ideas Direct your hyperfocus to get things done  Identify your pitfalls--and avoid them Streamline your daily routine to eliminate distractions Use apps and other tech innovations to free up your time and energy Filled with ingenious hacks and supportive self-care advice, this is the positive, practical book the ADHD community has long needed - and is also an invaluable handbook for anyone who's sick of feeling overwhelmed and wants to drive their faster-than-normal brain at maximum speed...without crashing.
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