Aug. 1, 2017

Peter Shankman — Everyone Has 5 Minutes Everyday To Give Back

Peter Shankman — Everyone Has 5 Minutes Everyday To Give Back

<p>A few weeks ago, I sat down with Peter Shankman in his Midtown Manhattan office on a rainy day in NYC. Peter and I originally interacted on Twitter when he posted, “How can I help you today?” I ask that question often and love it when others do, too! I went on his website and, sure enough, the first thing I see a banner that reads, “How can I help you today?” I love this! And he truly means it.</p><p>We talk about everything from the NYC Public School system, to growing up in NYC, to his work, to how he won’t stay overnight in Vegas. We spent a chunk of time talking about why he is on a mission to help people with ADHD see it as a gift and not a curse.&nbsp;</p><p>If this conversation seems different from most of the other stories we highlight on the podcast, you’re right! I always want to push the boundaries and highlight all different types of giving a damn.&nbsp;</p><p>If you want to learn more about Peter, <a href="http://petershankman.com/" target="_blank">visit his website</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/petershankman" target="_blank">follow him on Twitter</a>.</p><p>Follow <em>Let’s Give A Damn</em> on <a href="http://facebook.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, &amp; <a href="http://twitter.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Twitter</a> to keep up with all that is going on. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! And if you want to follow Nick Laparra—<a href="http://facebook.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Instagram,</a> &amp; <a href="http://twitter.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p><p>Support <em>Let’s Give A Damn</em> by <a href="https://www.patreon.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">contributing the monthly amount of your choice on Patreon</a>. 100% of the money you contribute will go to making more podcasts. Not a dime goes into our pockets.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ruby Cup: <a href="http://rubycup.com/?utm_source=medium.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=lets-give-a-damn" target="_blank"> Ruby Cup</a> is a healthier, more sustainable, cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons. Ruby Cup makes a world of difference. It will transform how you manage your period and help promote menstrual health in developing countries. <a href="http://rubycup.com/?utm_source=medium.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=lets-give-a-damn" target="_blank"> Visit their website</a> to learn more about you can help make a difference in the lives of so many women around the world!</p><p>Scout Books:&nbsp;<a href="https://scoutbooks.com/giveadamn/" target="_blank">Visit their website</a>&nbsp;for 15% of any products in their store! All their products are made with 100% recyclable materials and their shop in Portland, OR runs off of renewable energy. Support these friends of ours! And make sure to find them online and thank them for their generosity and for making our podcast possible.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Much love to you and yours! Can’t wait to share more stories with y’all next week.</p>

A few weeks ago, I sat down with Peter Shankman in his Midtown Manhattan office on a rainy day in NYC. Peter and I originally interacted on Twitter when he posted, “How can I help you today?” I ask that question often and love it when others do, too! I went on his website and, sure enough, the first thing I see a banner that reads, “How can I help you today?” I love this! And he truly means it.

We talk about everything from the NYC Public School system, to growing up in NYC, to his work, to how he won’t stay overnight in Vegas. We spent a chunk of time talking about why he is on a mission to help people with ADHD see it as a gift and not a curse. 

If this conversation seems different from most of the other stories we highlight on the podcast, you’re right! I always want to push the boundaries and highlight all different types of giving a damn. 

If you want to learn more about Peter, visit his website and follow him on Twitter.

Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with all that is going on. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! And if you want to follow Nick Laparra—Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.

Support Let’s Give A Damn by contributing the monthly amount of your choice on Patreon. 100% of the money you contribute will go to making more podcasts. Not a dime goes into our pockets.

 

THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS

 

Ruby Cup: Ruby Cup is a healthier, more sustainable, cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons. Ruby Cup makes a world of difference. It will transform how you manage your period and help promote menstrual health in developing countries. Visit their website to learn more about you can help make a difference in the lives of so many women around the world!

Scout Books: Visit their website for 15% of any products in their store! All their products are made with 100% recyclable materials and their shop in Portland, OR runs off of renewable energy. Support these friends of ours! And make sure to find them online and thank them for their generosity and for making our podcast possible.

 

Much love to you and yours! Can’t wait to share more stories with y’all next week.

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