050: Vincent Stanley, part 2: Disconnecting means reconnecting

June 12, 2018 by Justin Schenck
in Podcast

For such a successful man, Vincent Stanley is as down to earth as they come.

He returns to discuss his experience disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with his values, especially his words. People seem to believe that technology saves time or gives us attention despite experience, research, and headlines to the contrary. Vincent shares that disconnecting actually created more time for him. He felt less consumed and the need to be doing multiple things at one time truly diminished.

We all know it will happen. The experience of doing it helps more than talking or reading about it.

Vincent says that the experience of this challenge was “wonderful” — something he wanted to do before we met because this is what connects with his values. Isn’t it funny how “disconnecting” allows us to “connect?

We dive deeper in the reasons behind Patagonia suing the government, why it was natural and normal for them, not PR. We discuss how doing something that stands true to your values and spending time and resources there is much more valuable than plastering your images everywhere.

Does Vincent take on a second challenge? I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how he’s viewed his first challenge and how he’s looking to level that up.

(Note since I hosted him at my place, there’s background noise of Manhattan.)

Read the transcript.

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