Grant currently works as a full-time contractor and virtual event video coordinator for Dell Technologies. A man wearing many hats, he was previously a three-time social media manager on both the agency and brand side, a past YouTube channel manager for Fortune 100 enterprises, a nationwide conference speaker on video marketing, a former professional editorial cartoonist and talk radio host, a comedy club staffer, and a dabbler in documentary film production. He is a proud fighter of free speech for everyone and was represented by the ACLU during his college years. Grant volunteers with Karen as foster parents for a cat and kitten adoption and rescue organization. For fun, he enjoys running in thousand-acre forest preserves, looking for the best craft beer deals across state lines, listening to offbeat podcasts, enjoying quirky documentaries, open mic nights, and getting into spirited dialog with humor. His first solo book, GRANTASMS! is the culmination of many years of word creations from his big ideas, small wonders, and unfinished business. You can find it HERE. He is an enthusiastic student of creative psychology and social health, and he explores twisted ways of treating people online with empathy daily. He succeeds some of the time, laughs at the others, gets pissy about a few, and tries to learn from them all.
Today we talk about “Grantasms”- the descriptive word mash-ups we all need, about his diagnosis of ADHD and sleep apnea, the many hats he wears for work & how he keeps them all secured to his head! It’s a fun one today that we recorded at the very beginning of 2020, Enjoy!
In this episode Peter & Grant discuss:
1:20- Intro & welcome Grant Crowell!
2:50- So when were you diagnosed; what’s your story?
5:00- On being diagnosed with sleep apnea and how that changed his life too!
6:00- On maintaining his creative outlets, post diagnosis. Ref: Rich Hall’s Sniglets
8:20. You wear many hats for your job. What sort of rituals, practices, things do you have in place that work for you- that you have to do in order to remain successful? Ref: The 5 Minute Gratitude Journal Calm meditation app Focus@Will music app
12:00- On writing his book of Grantasms
14:20- On using cellphone pix to remember stuff! Ref: spacial dyslexia aka directional dyslexia
18:00- On “big little moments” and the term ADHD
19:00- On why he wrote the book
19:50- On how ADHD is really a misnomer, & how hyperfocus is awesome! Ref: The 4,000 piece lego car that Peter built!
23:49- Dopplersation: When you’re running somewhere and you see people coming from the other direction talking, but only catch a couple of seconds of the conversation and it makes you so curious!
24:30- Thank you Grant for joining us! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.
25:10- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
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