Author&Speaker Ben Glenn Talks the Art of Simplicity ADHD & Dyslexia

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A full time speaker since 1995, Ben has been sharing his story of growing up with ADHD & Dyslexia with church groups, students, teachers athletes and organizations all over the world. Through the use of live art and storytelling he has curated a powerful & entertaining program! Adding to his many works of art, he is the author of “Simply Special: Learning to Love Your ADHD”. Today we talk about kids, (he credits his daughters for helping him overcome a fear of speaking to elementary age children), how to find teachable moments, The Chalkguy LEGO Drive, and how kindness can often be contagious. Enjoy!

In this episode Peter & Ben discuss:

2:14- Intro & welcome Ben!

2:48- What’s your story; when were you diagnosed?

3:48- What was it like growing up; with what kinds of things were you dealing as a kid? Ref: Simply Special book

6:33- We develop survival skills early in school- did you realize that was happening? [How did you begin your career of speaking?]

8:10- On deciding on a Major in college

9:48- Tell his about this LEGO project you’ve started!

11:35- On picking teachable moments

13:19- On how generosity is contagious

15:00- How can people get in touch if they want to join in? www.SimplyBenGlenn.com or directly at www.GiveYourBricks.com

16:32- How can folks get in touch with you on the socials? www.SimplyBenGlenn.com YouTube INSTA FB Twitter: @SimpleADHDExpert

17:59- Thank you Ben! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

18:17- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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