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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”.

Ep23. A conversation with Jordan

Ep23. A conversation with Jordan

September 4, 2021

“if you want to do something big, you’ve got to be ok with failing” - “I can work hard, how hard can it be?” –“it was the most fun I’d never want to do again” -  “I wanted to row across an ocean because I thought it was a cool idea, and I couldn’t take it out of my head” - “I’m a very enthusiastic, passionate person, but in terms of getting a project done, I can get to be very practical. Like If we want to do this, what’s the very next thing that we need to do, and then build that into a bigger timeline” – “To what end?” – “Being a very passionate person can be a double edge sword, because I really want to do the things I want to do, and I’m willing to work really hard to make that happen, and do a lot of things that I would otherwise find unpleasant,…. But if I’m not inspired by the idea, I will not do it! And that is not a good thing…” – “There’s people that can do something to support their passion, or they have to make their passion pay” – “You can’t escape the human experience without something tragic happening to you, that’s part of the human experience. Some people are lucky that they have very little bits of that, and other people seem to be just plagued by it” – “A lot of people like the idea of something, versus the actual thing, so when you are thinking of a project that you wanna do, being self-critical is an important part of that. You have to like the thing, and make sure it’s not ego driven. If you’re going to do something big, do it because you also like it! Because you are passionate about the thing, and not just the idea of accomplishing it” – Jordan’s song is “Aaron Copeland”

Ep22. A conversation with John

Ep22. A conversation with John

September 4, 2021

“Enjoy! Follow your heart! Follow your dreams!” - “Water! Water makes it work for me. I’m bad on land” – “Paddle sports to me is as much about community and personal health and growth as it is about specific goals” - “What could go wrong? It’s about getting comfortable with the situation, with risk” – “The best teachers will support your needs, whatever those are, and just give you what you need. You just look at a student and you figure out what do they need!” – “When having an objective: Can I do that? What are the positives and the negatives? If those objectives are going to have a negative impact on those around me. Do I back off from that? Do I try to mitigate those disadvantages? Can I mitigate those? Am I going to have to set a different goal? – Aaron Coppeland – Fanfare the common man - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKgk6G0lekQ - www.RiversForChange.org

Ep21. A conversation with Erica

Ep21. A conversation with Erica

September 1, 2021

“I am a mighty, fearless warrior, loving and supporting myself, truly accepting who I am now” – “People put limits on themselves without even trying beforehand. Even if you have to do the work with a team, you can go around any obstacle. Just get out there and try things that are new to you. You might be surprised about what you learn about yourself along the way” – “just showing up is a huge part of it, so just take that first step, that first push, and go and try it”  - @gowitherica – Erica Davis

Ep20. A conversation with DB

Ep20. A conversation with DB

August 18, 2021

“Life is about moving forward without really knowing the destination. Life is about discovering the path as we go. Not wandering blindly, but in truth, none of us really knows where it will end up” – “We learn so well when we are slightly uncomfortable, when we’re being pushed by a good coach, or mentor, or when in situation that have the potential for failure. And failure is so much more effective in teaching than success. It’s tough to nail down where we succeeded, but it’s usually very obvious to see where we fail” – “The truth of adventure is rain, heat, uncertainty, danger, but that is exactly what life really is. The problem with insulating against natural consequences is that we don’t learn limits, and we don’t learn how far we actually could go. So possibilities are also blunted” – “If we all expect the identified leader to do everything for us, the trip doesn’t go very well. But we all start adding in our pieces, and taking responsibility, all of a sudden the worse trip is still really good” – “Adventure based parenting revitalizes relationships, it motivates active lifestyles, and it fosters long term family connections” – DB’s song is “Ain’t no grave” by Crooked Still  https://youtu.be/py_mHp1g0Bo - Follow backcountry professor on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXnQgA1nNV4WePe7LeoFhlw

Ep19. A conversation with Brad

Ep19. A conversation with Brad

August 13, 2021

“You are exactly where you need to be” -  “If you don’t do it now, when??” - “Do right, be right, and pay it forward” - “You’ll have more money, but when do you think you’ll find more time?” – “There are a lot of things that you can replace in this world, but people and time are not one of them” – “If you’re listening, that’s when your opportunities show up” – “The best way to know what’s going on with someone is ask them. Connect at that 1 to 1 level” – “This was the perfect storm for my ego and my mental state at the time” – “When someone wants to do something, a lot of times what gets in our way is the story of our past journey” – “That’d be so cool, but I can’t, because I’m a big fat lineman! That’s the story I was telling myself” – Hawaiian like me IZ https://youtu.be/MNLAvZTC7_A - Bob Marley - Three little birds https://youtu.be/zaGUr6wzyT8

Ep18. A conversation with Oscar

Ep18. A conversation with Oscar

August 13, 2021

“I do get overboard at everything I do. I do everything flat out, or don’t do it“ – “You’ve got it, it’s up to you, to actually realize, that you can make yourself whatever you want to be” -  “You can’t let the pain overtake the brain. The brain’s got to be in charge” - “I love to teach! I’ll teach you, even if you don’t want to. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to getting the technic right, and doing everything right, and I hate seeing people doing it wrong” – “I always say when I’m teaching: Don’t believe me, work it out for yourself, and believe in me, once you work it out for yourself then you’ll know that I’m right” – “If I got to do something, I do it now” – “I’m going to train, I said I was going to train, I’m going. I don’t care about the weather or things like that” – “If you have a plan and you write it down, 80% of your goal is achieved. That is the think at the start: you’ve got to write everything down” -  “if you go off the rails, you must be able to come back on” – “I wasn’t born a Surfski paddler, I wasn’t born a keto expert, I wasn’t born a swimmer… I made myself” – “Extra talent means nothing until you use it. And the only way to use is is work, and determination, and discipline to do it” – “I’m the person who’s always trying to shortcut everything, trying to make everything a little bit easier. No matter what I do” – “Just make sure, whatever you’re doing, that is helping you to forward yourself in life”

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