By now we all are aware of two things. 1) Cal Fussman is a hell of a storyteller. 2) Tim was the driving force in getting Cal to start his podcast.
While this quote is from Cal’s feedback on Tim's earlier podcasts, it’s powerful in more ways than we might realize.
“Let the silence do the talking.”
You know those conversations where you feel the need to immediately respond to avoid awkwardness and to show the other person you’re locked in?
It doesn't have to be this way.
With this perfect phrase, we can begin to retrain our mind and allow ourselves to get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable.
Silence can be golden. Ask any parent.
- You will say less regretful things in the heat of the moment
- A proven method to slow down time and decrease your heart rate
- You will learn things about people you never expected to find out
The drink of pausing could be any drink. Use whatever is handy and take a sip during a conversation to force yourself in letting the silence do the talking.