Peter Shankman on Quitting, ADHD and Isolation in Biz

Peter Shankman, “Doing hurts less than quitting, so I don’t quit.”

Just some of the entrepreneurial insights from Peter Shankman who the New York Times called “a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some.”

In this episode, Allison and Peter discuss:

  • How ignoring the haters in your life improves your life.
  • The authenticity of the company HARO and the complications involved.
  • How people who have ADHD succeed in a business environment differently than people who don’t have it.
  • What happens when someone with ADHD runs out of dopamine in their body.

Key Takeaways:

  • If they don’t matter in your life then don’t care what they think of you.
  • Stay calm when a problem arises.
  • It’s not crazy if it works for you.
  • As much as it hurts to do the race, quitting hurts even more.

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Instagram: petershankman

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Show Notes by Podcastologist/Show Producer: Jessie Taylor

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A little about Peter Shankman

The New York Times has called Peter Shankman “a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some.” He is a best selling author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker. 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 podcast on ADHD, focusing on the superpowers and gifts of having a “faster than normal brain”
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.

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