Full text of wellness advocate Joe Danis’ talk: ‘Why slowing down and stopping is the way forward’ at TEDxPaderbornUniversity conference.
Listen to the MP3 Audio here:
Joe Danis – Wellness advocate
Thank you so much Jan. Before I begin, I want to take a moment to say thank you to the team here to Jan, Russia, to Jessica for having the passion, the courage and the energy to create this event during such an uncertain and challenging and strange time that we are living in. So I want to say thank you to each of you for the opportunity.
I also want to say congratulations to all of the speakers for coming here today and sharing their stories, sharing their wisdom with each of us. I think meaningful conversations are so important; they’ve never been more important than they are today. And so I want to applaud and thank each of you for sharing your energy with everyone here.
So my talk today is: Why Slowing Down And Stopping Is The Way Forward. And I want to share with you a story from an experience I had in El Salvador; it’s a country that I’ve traveled to many times through the years. And I have a great intersection of people, experiences, and opportunities there. Whenever I visit, I spend time with amazing people that are incredibly warm, incredibly hospitable, incredibly intelligent and have a great inner strength about them. And I learned so much from the people there.
I also have life-changing experiences when I’m there, and I’m going to share one of those with you today, and also opportunities for growth. And wherever I go, whenever I travel, the intersection between people, experiences, and opportunities is something I seek out actively.