The Slow Home Podcast

We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with The Joneses. We are over-worked, over-committed and over-stressed, and we compete on how busy and important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don't need to.

There is an ever-growing group of people who are saying no to life lived at 110%. They are opting to slow down, simplify, say no and focus on the things that are truly important. I'm one of them, and in The Slow Home Podcast I chat to others who have adopted a similar approach to life - slowing down, opting out, saying no.

Listen in to learn what makes people change, how life is different once you adopt a slower way of life, and what their advice is to anyone looking to get out of the fast lane.

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Small Acts and Big Impacts with Jono Fisher

Small Acts and Big Impact with Jono Fisher - Episode 89 of The Slow Home Podcast

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
Margaret Mead

Sometimes, I’ll admit, the idea of making a real change in the world can feel impossible.

  • What good is it if we reduce waste when others are simply making more?
  • How can one small act of kindness make an impact against the negativity in the world?
  • Does it really make a difference if I live slow when we’re told we need to be faster, cheaper, louder?
  • What can I do? I’m only one person. 

In today’s episode I meet the human antidote to these feelings in Jono Fisher, a delightfully warm person who is – quite literally – changing the world with kindness. Not only did this conversation inspired me deeply, but it’s also reminded me that even the smallest action can have the most incredible impact on the people around us.

As founder of The Wake Up Project – a community and events hub on a mission to bring out the best in people – Jono is super passionate about spreading kindness, mindfulness and positivity far and wide. Not only that though, he is one of the most genuinely kind and warm people I’ve had the joy of meeting and I think today’s conversation is packed with inspiration, insight and a very healthy dose of reality.

We talk about his desire to create and grow a ‘kindness revolution’, the arrival of his firstborn son and how it’s impacted his ability to live a mindful life. He also shares a story from a recent experience with a masseuse that gave me goosebumps and acts as a beautiful reminder that we’re all connected in a very real way.

Jono also talks about burning out in his corporate job, becoming a nanny and rediscovering what it meant to have enough, and honestly, I could have spoken with him for hours.

If you haven’t met Jono yet, you’re in for a treat. Enjoy!


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