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Systematic Mindset Ritual w/ Real Estate Dynamo Steve Shane

by Faster Than Normal

I wanna give a shout out to NANOVi an NG3 corporate entity who is sponsoring this episode! They make this amazing device that allows my cells to regenerate and get better after hard workouts and much quicker than normal. You simply put it on, breathe into it, for about 10, 15 minutes and it harmonically changes the cells in your body- it is pretty cool! When you think about harmonically changing your cells you might think about The Fly; yeah, This is nothing like That. It actually just makes you feel a little bit better, a little bit faster. Like, I did a 75 mile bike ride and training for the Ironman this past weekend and used it when I got home. I used it again this morning and I feel amazing. So thank you to for sponsoring this episode!


Steve Shane is the team leader for rapidly growing real estate team Porchlight Florida in Jacksonville FL. He has been a real estate and small business coach for over 5 years having been an affiliate coach for Tom Ferry and Keller Williams. Through his love of coaching and personal development, Steve found that research into brain science and how his brain was working lead him to create a systematic mindset ritual to keep him in a fulfilled and productive state. When his friends started to use the system during the pandemic to deal with their various mental health challenges, they all found relief through the program. That is how the GIVE ALL Neuro Journal was born. After reading Peter’s book “Faster Than Normal,” Steve also came to realize the program he built for his “mindfulness” was actually treating his potential undiagnosed ADHD. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter and Steve discuss:  

2:20 – The song Peter is thinking of was probably the basis for this Pumped-Up remix 

2:38 – Intro and welcome Steve Shane!  Ref: 

5:50 – So the premise of your journal is to have a system to keep you on track, or a “pre-scribed” routine if you will?

7:00 – What does it take to get you out of a rabbit hole?

8:18 – About the results of the first thing you don’t do in the morning/On unstructured time

9:48 – What is one example of when your feelings won control of your routines/rituals/systems?

11:21 – Resolutions fail, rituals succeed. What’s next for you?

12:44 – How can people find you? and @thegivealljournal on INSTA and @The Give-All Neuro Journal on Facebook and of course via AMAZON

13:12 – Thank you Steve Shane!  Guys, as always, we are here for you and we love what the responses and the notes that we get from you. So please continue to do that, tell us who you want to hear on the podcast, anything at all, we’d love to know.  Leave us a review on any of the places you get your podcasts, and if you can ever, if you ever need our help, I’m and you can reach out anytime via [email protected] or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. It really helps when you drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! 

14:14 – Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits


I wanna give a shout out to NANOVi an NG3 corporate entity is sponsoring this episode and you can find a link to them in the show notes. They make this amazing device that allows my cells to regenerate and get better after hard workouts, much, much quicker than normal. You simply put it on, breathe into it, uh, for about 10, 15 minutes and it harmonically, it changes the cells in your body. Uh, it is pretty cool. When you think about harmonically changing the cells you think about that will be the fly. This is nothing like that. It actually just makes you feel a little bit better, a little bit faster. I did a 75 mile bike ride and training for the Ironman this past weekend. I used it when I got home. I use it again this morning and I feel amazing. So thank you to for sponsoring this episode!

Yo yo, what’s up everyone, Peter Shankman with Faster Than Normal. How are you today? I am great. I hope you are too. A whole bunch of drama because the Iron Man that I’ve been training for it for the past, God knows how many months, years, decades, lifetimes. It was postponed yet. Again, thank you COVID!!! Wear a mask. Just, just where you can still go to Walmart without a bra and in your underwear, I just, just wear a mask. Okay. Anyway. Things are good. I’m have my health. I have my daughter, I have my dog. That’s really, I’m just breathing in and out. And another six months of training, you know, maybe I’ll lose even more weight, so I’m trying to stay calm, but I’m glad you’re here.

Welcome to our episode. I have a cool guy named Steve Shane. Here’s what it is.. systematic mindset ritual. Whenever I hear systematic, I think of it. Wasn’t to unlimited. Who was the, it was a group Mars. Remember, uh, M a R R S Mars needs women. Um, I’m totally spacing on the song that a Mars needs needs. Anyway, they use the word systematic, and I always remember that when I was like 2019 or something. I need help. Anyway, Steve Shane is the team leader for a rapidly growing real estate firm in Porchlight Florida in team Portside Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. He’s in a real estate in small business coach for five years and through his love of coaching, he found research into brain science and how his brain was working, and that led him to create the system. Mindset ritual. To keep them in a fulfilled, productive state. That’s when you realized….. in my book. And that program had created for his mindfulness was actually treating his faster brain, and it was potentially undiagnosed. So we are going to talk to Steve, Steve. Welcome. Tell us about, well, tell us about you first and then we’re going to talk about a systematic mindset ritual. Cause that sounds like a lot. It sounds a lot like elimination of choice. So I’m curious to hear it welcome to the podcast. 

Thank you. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for having me, uh, when I found your book, um, obviously I listened to it instead of reading it, because me sitting still holding something, it was very difficult. Um, and as I was listening to it, it was like hearing somebody like open up the rest of the windows in the house and all of a sudden I could breathe better. Cause I finally heard my story and I was like, oh, that’s me, this explains so much. Um, and so I’ve been in the real estate industry for almost 10 years now, previously I was a musician and living a life of an artist really makes being, having whatever this undiagnosed thing I have is really easy cause nobody has high expectations of you as an Artist. And then as I entered into the business of selling residential real estate. I realized that my, my busy brain was getting in the way of me making money and being a good partner in a, in a, in a relationship and being a good Dad. So I started diving hard into the personal development world, um, and that really helped me get control of my busy brain, which I did not realize until your book was kind of add ADHD. And part of that I got became a small business coach coach, a lot of real estate agents and a lot of small business owners using the knowledge I was getting from those personal development books. Um, and. Really into Joe Dispenza, Dr. Daniel Amen. Um, a lot of the stuff that Tony Robbins talks about and it’s about understanding how your brain works. And as I started developing my own little program, uh, for a relationship that was failing, my marriage was failing and I needed something to keep myself in a prime state, so I could continue to go make money and take care of myself, I built this little program out just for me, just so I could be okay. And then I bumped into a friend who was having a hard time and I was like, Hey, this is working for me. Why don’t you try it. And it worked for him and he shared it with a friend and that friend liked it and it was positively impacting people in my community. So I was like, eh, maybe on to something. So we developed a, what is called the Give-All Neuro Journal, um, using brain science and using it; this idea of wellness and making it a system. So every morning you can wake up or afternoon wherever you want to do it can put you in a prime state of, uh, fulfillment and productivity.

So the premise is essentially having something, having a plan, having a system that you follow. So you don’t fall off the rails or fall off the tracks. 

Yeah, absolutely. I’ve found personally really, even more so recently, um, that I need a recipe. I need a prescription for everyday tasks that normal people do without issue, like waking up in the morning and I need a ritual and I need a routine and I don’t hang myself up on the cross if I mess up, cause that’s going to happen. We’re going to have days when our brain is going, go go down the rabbit hole. I was thinking about our call today and I was trying to think of like, there’s this specific type of bee and it has this hole and then as I’m thinking about this, be 25 minutes later, I’m way down the rabbit hole on a Google search. Um, and all I’ve tried to do is figure out what kind of worker bee goes out and explores the world. And, and it has these ADD entrepreneurial, um, characteristics to it. But if I didn’t have a routine to say, okay, now I’ve got to get back on the beam. I could have gotten lost for much longer than 25 minutes.

Yep. So tell us, tell us what that is to get you back because that, you know, that is the rabbit hole. You know, I talked about it, the book, you know, you’re looking up one thing and then you’re six hours later you’re investigating Roman sewage canals from the information times.

Yes. Um, so for the GiveWell journal, it’s, it’s, it’s an acronym. Uh, G is for gratitude. I intention, V for visualization, E equipped, a appreciation L learning. And finally the last L is love. Um, and all these things are are treating certain neurochemicals to be released in your, in your head and, uh, in your body. Um, so that is designed just to kind of get you in a place where you’re calm and still in your focus, on the right stuff. And so the, the elimination of choice that you mentioned before, it’s not so much the elimination of choice; it’s just a railroad track for me to get back on when I get off the beam, and when I get off the beam, that’s when I lose that productivity. And then if I lose that productivity, then the shame spiral starts. And then the shame Spiral starts, then I’m, you know, going hard on the sugar and the candy and all the things that I’m using as coping mechanisms. All of this is just designed for me to not fall off the railroad track. 

I love that. It’s interesting because you know, one of the things that, that you see all the time is that it’s not so much the first thing that you do that knocks you out. It’s the result of the first thing you do, right. Okay. I didn’t work out this morning. Okay. You know, in a normal person, we, you say, didn’t work out on this one, I missed it. Screw it, I’ll do it tomorrow. You know, somehow OUR not working out in the morning, you know, ends with 18 slices of pizza and a bottle of tequila and we have no idea how that happened because it was started off pretty easily. I don’t even work out.  No, you know, I joke that it’s like, it’s like one mistake for us is like summer, right? June 1st comes out our it’s awesome. Next thing I know, how the hell did it become August 23? 

Yeah. The worst thing in the world for me is unstructured time.


Um, if I have the opportunity to have all the choices, I never make the choice that is going to make me either feel good later or a help me move forward towards mine, my objectives and goals I will without fail find myself in front of a. Netflix marathon or, you know, on my sixth cup of tea when I really didn’t have anything to do anyway, now I’m, over-caffeinated overstimulated and trying to, you know, get back on the beam 

and that’s where it starts going down hill.

Oh yeah. Oh yeah. But then, then those feelings kick in and the feelings for me, um, that’s where I get into trouble because feelings turn into actions. 

So just for kicks. Tell us one of those. Tell us one of the action stories, where the, where the feelings kicked in. What did you tell us? Something that you did that you, you know, that you looked at and okay I’ll never do that again because now I have this system. 

Honestly really recently in the past four or five days, I’ve had to create a nightly routine for myself. And I sat down with a pen and paper and wrote down what I’m going to do every single night. I’m going through a divorce. So I’m spending a lot more time by myself right now than I have in a long time. Um, And my evenings are full of scrolling. Um, you know, Facebook marketplace looking for a, a motorcycle or, you know, playing that 13th level of candy crush for the evening, like it, and I just felt myself. Like knowing that there’s no reason it’s 1230 at night. There is, I’m going to wake up at 5:00 AM in the morning because that’s my routine. I got to go to the gym at five so I can have a good day. So I was ruining my 5:00 AM routine by not taking care of my 9:00 PM routine. 


So recently I’ve just literally in the past few days, and I’m starting to call them recipes or prescriptions. I’m not exactly sure which catchphrase I’m going to use, but I need a prescription for basic tasks. Um, and I need a recipe for basic tasks. So I created a basic task thing where I’m, you know, pull out my computer with plan the next day, do a couple pushups, you know, read a book. I spend five minutes meditating, these little things so I can go to bed at a decent hour and my next day can start on time. 

Yup. No question. And I think that one of the things, you know, as the more we do this, the more you really. That you know, it’s not that hard once you adapt to the system. I always say Resolutions, fail, Rituals succeed. Right. You’re building those rituals to continue on and on. So what’s the next step for you?


Are you, are you. Obviously, this works for you and your friends uh, what’s next for you?

in the, the, the journey of a journal or the journey with my, my newly found ADHD?


Um, well, I’m, I’m going to continue to use ritual, uh, in my life. Um, that has really been the leveling up tool I’ve used in everything. The minute I get something on a calendar, the minute I get it on paper, now I have a plan. And then the thinking process that gets me overwhelmed and distracted and, you know, out of the way, if I can jump on that, on that plan, I, I will perform on that plan every single time. And I will do it faster than the average person. Um, And then for the journey of the ADHD, it’s just understanding that this is now a part of me. It’s not defining me and it’s not, um, you know, I’ve made it 39 years without knowing what my life is. You know, what this tag was. Um, now what does it mean to live with it and use it as a superpower? 

Yup. Awesome. How can people find you cause I have a feeling that some people are gonna want this. 

[[12:44 – How can people find you? and @thegivealljournal on INSTA and @The Give-All Neuro Journal on Facebook and of course via AMAZON]]

Um, definitely check out, uh, give all, if you’re on the Instagram, we are, uh, at the give all journal, um, and come check us out. We’re also on Amazon too. Um, prefer if you guys go through the website, uh, cause fulfillment’s easier. I’m doing fulfillment for my living room too. So. 

There you go. Why, why give I give just three more cents to go into space?

Awesome. Very cool. Steve Shane, thank you so much for being on Faster Than Normal. This is awesome. I love the concept. The concept of having the routine, it really, really does work for ADHD. There’s no question about it. So really great to have you on, I’d love to have you back in about a year or so. Let us know how it goes. 

Thanks. I appreciate it. Thanks for making time today. 

All right guys, as always FasterThanNormal is for you. Let us know what you like, what you hate. Uh, and if you’re in New York and you want to hang out, let me know that too, by my, you know, my travel schedule, which was, you know, 300,000 miles a year has obviously shrunk a lot. I’m doing a lot of virtuals and that gives me a lot of free time. So I’m scheduling everything In. So if you want to hang out, go to Let’s meet up. Let’s chat. Let’s go for a run. Let’s go for a cycle, a bike ride, whatever, as long as we’re not sitting at a table. And, and, and, and you know, both being bored, I’m happy to walk around with you exploring New York City. Anyway. Thank you for listening to Faster Than Normal, reach out anytime. That is why we’re here. Uh, I’m @petershankman on all the socials. Steven Byrom @stevenbyrom is our wonderful, wonderful producer, and he’s just a God; he saves me every week. We will see you next week with a brand new episode. Thanks for listening. And remember ADHD. It’s a gift, not a curse as is all Neurodiversity!

Credits: You’ve been listening to the Faster Than Normal podcast. We’re available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google play and of course at I’m your host, Peter Shankman and you can find me at and @petershankman on all of the socials. If you like what you’ve heard, why not head over to your favorite podcast platform of choice and leave us a review, come more people who leave positive reviews, the more the podcast has shown, and the more people we can help understand that ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Opening and closing themes were composed and produced by Steven Byrom who also produces this podcast, and the opening introduction was recorded by Bernie Wagenblast. Thank you so much for listening. We’ll see you next week. 


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