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How Peter Shankman Thinks "Faster Than Normal" And Built Help A Reporter Out (HARO)

Ambition Today, Startup Stories with Kevin Siskar

Release Date: 12/18/2017

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On this episode of Ambition Today we explore Peter Shankman’s journey. Peter is the perfect example of what happens when you combine creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Peter shows us how ADHD can be a gift and a strong advantage in business. He is not only an entrepreneur, but an author and a notable public speaker. Many know him for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO). He is also the founder of ShankMinds Business Masterminds and he is the Host of the Faster Than Normal Podcast.

Peter was born and raised in Manhattan, and was a New York City public school kid. After graduating from Boston University and going to Graduate school in Santa Barbara, CA, he started his professional career launching AOL Digital Newsroom. Peter is most well known for founding Help A Reporter Out, also known as HARO, which is the worlds largest public group of journalistic sources. In this episode, we talk about how Peter’s ADHD had a great impact on his many successes:

  • Growing up in New York City
  • Launching AOL Digital Newsroom
  • The importance of having incredible mentors like Steve Case 
  • What is happening to the media industry today
  • How Peter built Help A Reporter Out, (HARO)
  • Using ADHD as an advantage
  • How to create life rules to optimize your time
  • Importance of self awareness 
  • Value of asking everyone "How Can I Help" 

 

Ambition Today Question of the Day™:
"How do you think about attention management and how do you best optimize your life for it?"

The Single Greatest Piece of Advice Peter Has Ever Learned:
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Quote Of The Episode:
"You have to put out 10 times the amount of help into the universe that you ask for."

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