What You Will Learn In This Episode:

Peter Shankman is all over the place! Literally. The man flies 250,000 miles per year. On top of all the flying, book writing, keynote speaking, CNN television appearing and a whole lot more, Peter is first a foremost a husband and a father. He longs for the day that his little girl will be able to run in Central Park with him. As a native New Yorker, Peter takes great pride in his city. Not only does he run the New York City Triathlon each year, but he also serves as a major force for public relations and publicity around the world. He is a two-time Ironman, but has to go back and do a third because when race officials asked him what city he was in, he said “New York City.” The only problem was…he was in Louisville. Listen to the podcast to learn more.

In 2011 Peter had one of the top ten tweets of the year  (out of over 160,000,000,000 tweets sent) as voted by twitter and ABC News. He is the author of four best-selling books and a wonderful human being. He uses his diagnosed ADHD as a super power and has a new website coming out soon on that same topic. Enjoy the show!


Items Mentioned In The Podcast:

  • Peter wakes up at 3:45am most mornings to train
  • “New Year Resolutions Don’t Work – Shut Up and Go!” -Peter Shankman
  • There are lots of healthy things you can eat in the airport. Peter’s go-to foods are a cup of almonds, a few apples and beef jerky
  • One airplanes (especially Peter’s favorite, United Airlines) you can order a special tapas-style hummus tray
  • Airplane food is often times over-spiced and over-fattened because your taste buds don’t work as well in a highly pressurized cabin. Cream-based soups help to make you lazy and lethargic…just like the airplane staff likes!
  • Peter and Cory are both huge fans of the Vega protein powder and nutrition food line.
  • Lose 15lbs. instantly by deleting any apps from your phone that deliver food
  • Peter was ticketed in 2014 for running in Central Park
  • Wake up before the world wakes up to get  most of your work done
  • Training your mental strength is very important. To fight against the not wanting to get out of bed, Peter often sleeps in his running shorts so he can get out the door and go shortly after he wakes up!
  • Peter is the one who published one of the most-watched videos for triathletes on YouTube called “I Am An Ironman.” It was shared by Lance Armstrong back in the day.
  • Peter’s key to success with his relationship is to put his wife’s needs first. Happy Wife=Happy Life
  • Peter has over 500 skydives under his belt
  • Peter was once sponsored by Jelly Belly for one of his races – awesome story at the end of the podcast
  • Peter is the author of four books: Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015); Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management is Over, and Collaboration is in (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2013); Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work–And Why Your Company Needs Them (Wiley and Sons, 2006); and Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World (Que Biz-Tech 2010).

Disclaimer: Lean Green DADis a blog, website and podcast to help busy families make the healthiest choices possible. Lean Green DADRadio on iTunes, and the website realirondad.com are in no way shape or form affiliated with, partnering with, representing or otherwise associated with the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), the world-famous Ironman® brand or any of its events around the world.

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