Beach Walk 672 – Pronoun Use & Abuse

If you have been watching Beach Walks for a while, you know I care about using language carefully – as it can really pack a lot of energy behind the words. We often say “we” when we mean “you” or “I” and there are many variations. Check out Grammar Girl’s Podcast and new book. Watch this episode to learn a powerful secret for using language effectively from Liz Strauss of Successful Blog.

Hawaiian word:
Aʻo: learn

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Beach Walk 671 – Fit Buddies

I have mentioned Twitter before – there are these odd little quirks that occur because of it. One of them is that I get little sparkles of energy when I see my friends returning from exercise. It somehow inspires me. So today is big shout out to:
Ian Kitajima
Neenze Faleafine

The site mentioned: One Hundred Pushups

Hawaiian word:
Makamaka: buddy

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Beach Walk 658 – Jewel in the Rough

There were mysterious rainbows coming into my kitchen a while back. I traced it, and it gave me a chance to find a jewel in the rough – literally, in my neighbors yard. She was sending me rainbows and I was sending her stink eye. How often do you think a change in action is preceeded by a shift in consciousness?

Hawaiian word:
ʻōlinolino: radiant, sparkling

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Beach Walk 581 – Contain the Energy

At the beginning of a project, the world seems so full of potential.

Being able to sustain that potential is another job altogether. One of the biggest lessons I have learned from doing Beach Walks is to know when to shut up! When we started, we discussed at length, “How often should we do a show?” At the time, Rocketboom was the only show that was going “daily” – that is M-F or 5 days a week. Most others were doing a weekly show, or sporadically according to multiple factors.

Since it is my practice to go to the beach every day (it is my time to de-stress!) we just started doing it every day. But we did not announce it as a daily show. That allowed us to explore the possibilities without the pressure to deliver on a promise we had no idea if we could keep. Though trust me, my little #2 was saying, “Oh of COURSE you can do it every day and think of the advantage you will get by telling everyone!!”

As it turned out, we did an episode every day for 400 days, then finally wised up! (From exhaustion…) I don’t know how this stuff happened, I am just sharing what I have learned and I truly believe we have been able to sustain this not by promising that we will, but by NOT promising, and letting the energy feed us instead of the pressure draining us.

Check out our friend, Vu Goes Vegan and tell me how you manage your energy! By coincidence, I also tripped across this post from Phillip Banks about podfading while writing up these notes.

Hawaiian Word:
Hoʻokaomi: pressure

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Beach Walk 560 – Negotiating with Friends

I think it is easy to confuse the meaning of “putting business first” or “putting friends first.”

It’s more subtle than that if you want the business and the friendship to grow as a result of the working collaboration.

Hawaiian Word:
Hoʻaloha: friend

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