A short status update: When the world turned silent

May 4, 2022

You might have noticed it’s been quiet here for a while. I had planned a two weeks’ break over Easter, but my lazy immune system had other plans. I have shared everything that happened in a blogpost, you can find it at How the the best plan in the world crumbles in contact with real life. The world suddenly turned silent, and in today’s episode I share with you some of my learnings from the very scary experience of almost loosing my ability to hear.

Eye opening

First of all; it opened my eyes to a huge group of people I have to admit I haven’t been much aware of. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from hearing loss, and the impact of this is huge. Not being able to hear can cause large difficulties in communicating with others, it can lead to isolation and depression, difficulties to work, and many other activities that we take for granted. It was a great shock to me how handicapped I felt when I couldn’t hear what people said to me, not to mention not being able to hear the door bell, the TV, pick up the phone etc.

The other thing that I take away from this is gratefulness for being able to communicate. Loosing that ability for a short while made me determined not to waste another minute being afraid to communicate everything I find important. I love audio and the power of this medium, and I will use it for everything it’s worth. Both through this podcast, but also public speaking and even video. It’s a promise!

The value of support

I got a lovely message from my dear podcasting mentor Regina Larko today, and it warmed my heart. To get feedback from a fellow podcaster is so encouraging, and especially in times when plans are thrown on their head and things are a bit challenging.
If you enjoy Stories for the future, I really think you would like Regina’s podcast #Impact.
The episode that regina mentioned as one of her favorites is the one with Anna Liebel, and I couldn’t agree more. You can listen to it here.

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