Beach Walk 708 – Losing is for Losers

So I am catching up on Survivor again. It is quite dramatic how losing a challenge becomes so self-defeating, and in itself seems to trigger a cascade of downward performance. I have been wondering what comes first in this chicken or egg scenario – losing or the loser’s mentality? If you really want to play the game, then recognize that it is a game and winning or losing don’t matter. If you think of yourself as a competent gamer though, you build your psyche and that builds your body and your creativity and your connectivity. When we adopt the loser state of mind, the ability to compete collapses. Today’s title is a little strident – but it just seemed to fit.

Hawaiian Word:
Hoʻolilo: to lose

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Beach Walk 478 – Fred’s Fishing Tips

My nephew Jordan is visiting and has wanted to learn how to use a Hawaiian sling.

If you watch Survivor you already know what a great fishing tool that can be! In perfect Beach Walks fashion, we came upon two “professional” fishermen, Fred and Gary, who agreed to talk story with us and share tips for finding octopus, which Jordan loves to eat. Today’s episode is a fun slice of “lucky we live Hawaii” life. So glad you can join us!

Beach Walks Nominated for Podcast Awards
Lucky us – we have been nominated as one of the best Travel Podcasts for the Annual Podcast Awards, with over 4000 nominations!!! Now we wait.

Hawaiian Word:
Lawaiʻa: fishing

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Beach Walk 427 – 80-20 Rule Revisited

We sacrificed some sound quality to bring you into the beautiful water with us. It went along well with the topic anyway, the Beach Walks version of the 80-20 rule! Look “deep” and you might get a glimpse of Secret Cameraman.

How flexible are you in balancing productivity with pleasure? How do you break the energy when you get in a funk?

Shout outs to CC Chapman and Chris Brogan who helped inspire this episode.

Hawaiian words
Makemakika: math
Hoʻonui: to enlarge, multiply

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Beach Walk 84 – It’s Fun to Face It

Inspired by the Survivor finale, I’m in the mood to face things rather than hide or run from them.

h3. About Today’s Show

This is one of those things that despite all kinds of other people before us having figured it out, we still forget and fall back on old habits. Old habit: avoiding or running from things we don’t like, are afraid of, etc. I think actually (though I did not mention this in the show) that it is often the #2 aspect of the personality that is invested in all the avoiding energy. The #1 has the ability to get out of bed and face life, and hence reap its many rewards.

Person after person on Survivor expressed how they had found themselves, had a spiritual awakening, discovered strengths they never know existed! And each person loved the experience despite all the #2 moments on the show. 🙂

So as always, I do these shows to remind myself of these things that I know help me feel better. Talking about stuff definitely anchors it for me.

Hawaiian words
Mea ola: survivor

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