046 – Ari Zoldan – Micro Plus Macro

Ari Zoldan

Attention to both the big things and small details, searching for a spiritual awakening, and connecting authentically with people…

Ari ZoldanWhat if you were in a room at a mindfulness conference with some of your most successful peers—and you were asked to stare into the eyes of the stranger next to you for sixty seconds. Could you do it without feeling uncomfortable? This exact Ari Zoldanexperience is what launched Ari Zoldan to what to find a more authentic connection with people — and, despite a modern Orthodox Jewish upbringing, want to actively seek a spiritual awakening. He is the Chairman and CEO of Quantum Networks, LLC, whose work has spanned every aspect of the media business from developing internet business strategies to launching digital products. Coming up you’ll hear this story and surprisingly about the Ari Zoldanbenefits of unplugging from technology. Plus an intuitive reading with images of oceans and mosaic tile, and the realization that looking at the bigger and smaller pictures at the same time can lead you to a very important place, appreciating the micro details.

Zoldan joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser, and references Chan in this article featured in Inc:

https://www.inc.com/ari-zoldan/why-you-need-to-stop-chasing-your-dreams-and-do-this-instead.html

In this episode:

  • Fusing good media with fluffy bad media, in an authentic way when leveraging a media platformAri Zoldan
  • Doing TV and radio, where the difficulty is not create additional fluff, creating a story without exaggerating, people appreciate when people are genuine
  • “Don’t let the truth come between you and a good story”
  • The power of saying “I don’t know”
  • The beginning of Zoldan’s spiritual journey, growing up modern Orthodox Jewish, challenging and questioning God’s existence, and wanting to connect
  • The value of disconnecting on the Sabbath
  • How not one person at a mindfulness conference could stare each other in the face, and what that meant about being uncomfortable, far from human interaction, a changing point for Zoldan, taking time away from the holiest thing in the world to him
  • Exercises for centering oneself, how exercise can be mentally calming, and crying when exercising A realization of Zoldan having no hobbies, and not having yet found something that he enjoys, going to movies by himself, and the difficulty of fully disconnecting from work
  • Seeking the excitement of a spiritual awakening, and the ideal spiritual experience, wanting to see what’s beyond this physical world
  • Why spoon-bending and daydreaming are important and related, and manifesting joy, gratitude and possibilities
  • An intuitive reading brings up visceral experiences, images of an ocean and waves, and many colors and as an art form, as a mosaic
  • Sensing and feeling movement and wholeness from far away
  • Seeing big and small details that is a strength and where Zoldan can get tripped up, seeing one particular detail or scale as more important takes him outside of the picture
  • Ignoring the blemish in the grand scheme,
  • How long I has been since seeing something that moved Zoldan

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