Noise can be one of the biggest challenges for sensitive people causing us to startle, experience significant stress and lose our focus. I have lived this acutely hence my passion (and longer than usual preamble) to my discussion with Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz, the authors of Golden - The Power of Silence in a World Full of Noise. Leigh and Justin bring to life their examination of not only our relationship to sound and how society often undervalues silence, but also practical ways to successfully engage with this top stressor.
Trained through Harvard and Oxford, Justin combines expertise in policy making with meditation and specializes in the economics of well-being. Leigh works with federal agencies, universities and organizations like NASA as consultant and coach. Justin and Leigh are also co-founders of Astrea Strategies, a consulting firm that helps “turn down the volume” for their clients so they can find and implement “creative and enduring solutions”.
Enjoy listening as we speak about:
00:02:51 Noisy neighbours in Tokyo and Toronto
00:08:08 Meet authors Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn
00:11:57 Redefining our relationship to silence
00:12:52 Inspiration for the book
00:14:56 Progress does not value silence
00:16:30 The journey of different possibilities
00:19:55 Personal choices versus what we can control
00:24:30 Case study - Jarvis J. Masters in San Quentin prison
This podcast is hosted by Clare Kumar. As a productivity catalyst, highly sensitive executive coach, and speaker, Clare cultivates sustainable performance in busy professionals so they can keep making rich contributions in all areas of life and achieve greater fulfillment. She inspires leaders, professionals, employees, and entrepreneurs to respect humanity and boost performance through marrying productivity and pleasure. After all, why shouldn’t you have fun while getting things done? If you're a visual learner, we’ve crafted a version for YouTube as well.
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