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Discovering ADD at 42, Then Learning How to Sit & Stay Happy- with Neil Cohen

by Faster Than Normal

It was never pointed out to Neil that he had all the tell-tale signs of ADD; not until he was 42 years old and recently separated from his then-wife. A good friend sent him an article on Adult ADHD/ADD. He soon after listened to my book on a drive to Detroit. The lightbulb switched on and he found himself overwhelmed by his recent self-discoveries. It took him a couple of years, (one on Concerta), to sort things out and fully understand that he wasn’t “broken” or alone. He soon-there-after found a community of dog trainers, discovered the joy that comes from teaching & training dogs, (and their owners), and he committed to owning a training franchise. Has been working in and growing the “Dog space” ever since! His prior pursuits and careers have been: CEO, Marketing Consultant, Chimney Sweep, a few rides during the dot-com boom, Circus Trainer & Performer, scuba diver, competitive unicyclist, world traveler, maintaining his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and being a stay-at-home Dad! It’s a lot. We talk about his journey, his love of dogs and how he’s found a happy home. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Neil discuss:

:44-  Intro and welcome Neil! 

1:29-  So if you had two choices; being the CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines or owning a Sit Means Sit franchise, which would it be?

1:46-  Tell us about growing up!

3:48-  Do you think that rebelling was a residual product of your ADD?

4:35-  You switched majors how many times in college?

5:56-  What were you doing in the circus?

6:31-  Were you finding excitement in switching-around pursuits and jobs?

7:09-  So how did you wind up with dogs?

8:30-  Tell us about a routine day for you, and how does that work with your ADD?

9:48-  How has hiring an assistant changed your life?

11:38-  On relinquishing control and trusting an assistant

12:32-  Tell us about how your ADD is a superpower to you

13:58-  Tell us about the things & routines you must do in order to function each day

16:17-  What do you think is a popular misconception of people with ADD/ADHD?

17:53-  On being kinda ‘diagnosed’ long before there was an ADHD diagnosis

19:05-  On nonconformity and finding the Middle

19:55-  Talk about the best dog you’ve ever trained

20:30-  How can people reach you Neil?  [email protected]  Twitter: @SitMeansSitCT  Facebook: @sitmeanssitct InstagramTV:

21:15-  Thank you Neil! And thank YOU for listening! You can always reach me at [email protected] or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

21:40-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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