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Ep33. A conversation with Laura

Ep33. A conversation with Laura

April 28, 2022

Paddling Taiwan! - “Have a plan and aggressively chase it, but not clanging to it” – “you can do anything, if you just make a plan” – “plan, commit, and find the right person!” – Laura’s song: https://youtu.be/xCnnco4GrV4 - Insta: @laurazulliger

Ep32. A conversation with Justin

Ep32. A conversation with Justin

April 26, 2022

“Now is always the right time. Don’t believe later is better, because you’ll keep pushing it out” - “I want to make everybody laugh. How do I brighten this person’s life?” - “you’re dealt some bad cards, you’re dealt some good cards, and that’s ok” – “my motto?: no regrets. And – These are the good old days”- “I wanted something harder, I chose Challenge” – “Approach your problems from multiple different perspectives. Often we only look at them one way” – “Baby steps. And make them as small as you want. So tiny that it’s almost impossible not to do” – Justin’s song: “This is me, from the Greatest showman” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjxugyZCfuw

Ep31. A conversation with Creig

Ep31. A conversation with Creig

April 19, 2022

“It doesn’t make too much difference which way you’re walking, the important is to keep moving” – “The search is what anyone would undertake, if he were not sunk, in the everyday-ness of his own life” – “The biggest thing that holds me back is fear of failure. I have to convince myself that even if I fail, it’s still gonna be worth while. That’s a very big hurdle for me” – Summertime by Porgy and Bess https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7-Qa92Rzbk – “I have absolutely nothing on any electronic format that will help anybody whatsoever”

Ep. 30. A conversation with John

Ep. 30. A conversation with John

April 4, 2022

“The best use of a life time is to take committed actions and purposeful choices that are well reasoned and incorporate both good intent and your inner voice”  – “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp: don’t be afraid to fail 10% of the time” - “The concept of incrementalism: it’s ok to do things in little increments” – “Do small steps, when you think about goals: for me it was to read two pages a day. It actually adds up, if you’re just persistent: 2 pages a day is at least 700 pages a year. If you do that for 10 years, now you’re up to 7,000 pages” – “I’ve meditated every day since I was 12” - “You don’t really understand how you were raised, until you have to raise your own children” – “You don’t have to solve all the world’s problems in one swoop, so long as you’re making some form of progress, then that’s ok, you’re making progress” – “Best use of a lifetime book: https://tinyurl.com/y9ydkmxr” – 1. Understand your motivation 2. Reasoning (logic base) 3. Intent and inner voice 4. Take action” - “who do you surround yourself with, can be enormously beneficial” – “one of my mistakes in life, is I didn’t fail enough” - “There’s no guarantees in life, all you can do is make purposeful choices and understand the probabilities” – Song: Do it again, by the beach boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QyGpLryhbM

Ep. 29 - A conversation with Jerry

Ep. 29 - A conversation with Jerry

February 24, 2022

"Spread the tobacco? What do you mean by Spread the Tobacco?” – “Sometimes those things that make us feel uncomfortable, are those times when we need to do it, and that’s when the growth is going to happen” – “When we go against the flow, it’s hard and rough. But when we go with the flow, it’s easy and it’s love” – “that’s why we are here, we are here to stir each other up” – “Don’t be the fruit fly in the jar with the lead off” – “it’s not over yet soldiers, keep moving! And remember we’ve got each other” - https://youtube.com/watch?v=Hs6Y_1dSXi8&feature=share

Ep28. A Conversation with Clark

Ep28. A Conversation with Clark

February 22, 2022

“I’m the boss of my own self” – “This is what I want to do, How am I going to get there, What are the ways I’m going to measure my progress on this goal, then reflect on whether I accomplished what I wanted to do. Then what could’ve I done better?” -  “What drives me? I can’t do something unless I’m really passionate about it!” – “Passion works! Passion is a major success factor” – “I need to go back to what I am passionate about” – “do what you love, if you do that, you’re gonna have passion about it, it’s gonna get you out of bed in the morning, you’re gonna be excited about doing your life’s work” – “Focus on being the best at what you are the best at, and what you love doing. You can find a way to make a living doing that” – “Always be studying, always be learning” – “put yourself around people that share your mentality and your view point and your drive, those are the people that are going to encourage you to stay on the same path” – “Find someone who is better at the thing that you want to accomplish than you are, and they will help push you to help you achieve that goal”. - https://www.clarkkotula.com/ 

Ep27. A conversation with Steve

Ep27. A conversation with Steve

November 18, 2021

“Build accountability to yourself. One way that works for me is measuring. I measure where I am, and see if each day I’m getting better. I want to be accountable to myself, and map out the tomorrow: this is what I’m going to do, and I’m going to measure, and report back to myself” – “Being accountable internally makes a big difference” - “Let’s do something Epic!” – “I truly like to compete.  I think I can be fairly gracious in defeat, but I want to push it hard and do the best I can” – “Looking for the path of most resistance. I think it’s good for us to do that. Do hard things and challenge yourself” – “whatever it is, if you show people that you can put in the effort and the work, and you’re not just kinda hanging on, or bugging them for answers and solutions, then generally those good people will come forward and say “I like what you’re doing, let me help you a bit” – “For what we wanted to improve, we would have a plan for that practice day, we would determine that we are going to work on something. Immediately after practice, we would review what we did: what was planned, and what actually happened? What would we do differently? What would we do the same? -> I use that approach all the time!” – “you have to be very honest with yourself, and the lessons will speak back to you. You will see improvements” – “You have to have the ability to beat up a little bit on yourself, and not feel bad about it, but look at it as an opportunity to get better” – “to find the answer to a problem, ask yourself the 5 Ys: why, why, why, why, why? Then you will get to the answer” – song, it’s a great day to be alive, by Travis Tritt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IKJa4ok83Msteve@twelvedegrees.ca

Ep26. A conversation with Finn and Carter

Ep26. A conversation with Finn and Carter

October 21, 2021

Amazing first podcast for these two best friends: 11-year old Finn and 12-year old Carter talk to us about Kite-surfing and following their passion. “Whatever you’re doing,…, surround yourself with positive people that do it and can help you” - “Surround yourself with people. Doing something on your own is much harder” – “Try and do it as much as possible”

Ep25. A conversation with Josh

Ep25. A conversation with Josh

October 18, 2021

“Our limits are minimal. We can do whatever we want to do. We just need to accept the difficulties that come along with it” - “Being nice goes a long way. Being kind and being interested, and caring for other people, gives so much back to you” – “I am the dad that my parents weren’t. I’m very involved. What I was lacking I didn’t want my kids to lack” – “kind words go a long way, and there’s no reason to be un-kind” – “One of the biggest hurdles, to me, was believing that I could do it.” – “I needed to come back, and I needed a goal. I needed something to motivate me out of the dark place I was” – “It was a first step and you know every journey begins with the first step” – “I didn’t give myself a timeline because I didn’t know how long it was gonna take. I just told myself: every day I’m gonna do something” – “Accepting help. Getting over that ego where you’re willing to accept help from others, to get back to where you want to go, was huge” – “Fly away” by Lenny Kravitz https://youtu.be/EvuL5jyCHOw

Ep24. A conversation with Valerie

Ep24. A conversation with Valerie

October 7, 2021

“Stop planning, and DO!” - “#TeamNoExcuses: The more you have excuses, the less you are effective in life” – “Don’t let your life run you, Run your life” –  “Motivation is the fuel, but discipline is the fire” - “I remember my dad saying: “I don’t care what you do in life, whether you are a clown, a mountain climber, an engineer, but do it with passion!” – “I was born with so many medical issues: I have epilepsy, I’m 50% deaf, I used to be fat, I have skeletal issues,…. I had so many issues in my life which could’ve been an excuse for not doing anything. I did not have it easy, I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth, I had so many things to overcome, but I thought that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” – “Whether you have the education or not, if you. have the mind, the spirit, the passion, you CAN make it” – “Tomorrow is another day. When everything falls down and I’m like Oh My God it’s the end and the YES I CAN doesn’t work anymore, I’m like, you know what, Tomorrow is another day” – “I don’t have a method. I believe methods, plans and everything actually cut your wings a bit” – “I’m slowly becoming the person I was born to be” – “I never waited for all the conditions to be perfect”.

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