I don’t know about you, but I’m busy. Busy, crazy, nuts. But I never use those words – they don’t serve me well.
Still, if you are like me you spend much of your time doing and very little time being.
I have committed to spending 24 hours in silence with the next month. I’m scared just thinking about it but I was inspired by the incredible story of my radio guest this week.
Frederick Soucy did the unthinkable. He spent four days alone in the woods with not only no screens, no reading or writing but also no food and no water. No nothing, just himself. And … Frederick has done this 3 times! Now of course, you don’t have to do that, but you can turn your phone off for 24 hours or go 24 hours without speaking or join me in my personal challenge of 24 hours of silence.
Frederick says everything you need to know is within you, you just need to be quiet enough for long enough to hear it.
So for a change, I’m going to stop doing and start being a little bit more and 24 hours of silence seems like a reasonable place to start.
What can you do to be quiet and reflective this week?
Richard Lannon also joined me on Your Life, Unlimited radio. Imagine thinking you are a healthy fit person one minute and getting your chest split open the next. Yikes, that’s what happened to Richard, hear his story on this week’s show.
Enjoy the whole show here…
Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at http://www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca.
* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.