In this episode of Power of a Positive Playlist, host John Chester talks with OBBM’s very own Susan Hamilton about the importance of music in business success, relationships, and harmony in life.
Susan talks about how imperative it is to have music as a source of therapy to help protect the mental health of our business teams and staff and to motivate ourselves. Music is a footprint of business, says John. Depending on who owns the business and the type of music playing, it impacts our experiences and our behavior. As John points out, music has been used to manipulate and as a drug in various situations over the years. He says to really pay attention to the music playing and what is going on around you.
People often use music to mask their own thoughts and inner voice. We usually avoid music that challenges us and lean toward music that enables us. We go to the music that feeds our feelings so we can stay in our comfort zone.
As Susan says, we have a range of motion that we are comfortable with. We manipulate the degrees of highs and lows that give us that range of motion that we function in but we can change that range to get out of our comfort zone. It’s very introspective and subjective. As John says, it is like the difference between the thermometer and the thermostat, where the music is the thermostat.
John is a board certified music therapist who has spent many years working in psychology. He says he would see the types of music people were listening to and realized it was enabling them to stay stuck. As he became an entrepreneur, he would see the music that Steve Jobs or Tony Robbins listened to and the correlation to their levels of success. As John points out, the depth of the soul is very important but you have to go where the light is.
Per John, some music is social and some antisocial. Antisocial music can wire your brain where you just don’t resonate with the people around you. Resonance means you are in symphony and harmony with others or with your surroundings. The energy is positive. John says you can rob the world of your melody, and you have to get in harmony with your community. Susan points out that when we all bring our melodies together, we influence and work together in harmony.
John creates positive playlists for individuals and for businesses. He spends time with each person to find out what they like, how much new music they are interested in, understand their goals, and what they expect from their music. John uses a free music awareness tracker at www.Ivorchester.com.
John also has a new book out called Live Your Worth, which is about setting boundaries, avoiding burnout and increasing productivity. As Susan points out, it’s small enough so a man will read it! It is available on amazon.com or John’s website.
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