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SoulTalk with Kute Blackson

Oct 14, 2019

"If you can’t be true to yourself then you can’t be true to anyone"

Episode Summary: In this inspiring episode, Laird Hamilton, world-renowned ‘waterman’, best known as an American big-wave surfer and pioneer in the world of action water sports, talks about his feelings and thoughts during those heart-stopping seconds when he is riding a wave. He shares his technique to conquer fears and speaks honestly about his relationship with death. He also explains how coming to terms with dying makes you appreciate life a lot more and helps you live life on your own terms.

Some Questions I Ask

  • What does it feel like to ride those big waves?
  • How do you prepare yourself to surf these waves? How do you get yourself into the zone?
  • Do you still get scared? Is the fear the same or is it different after all these years?
  • Was there ever a time on your journey where you felt like giving up? What kept you going?
  • How do you deal with the mundane?
  • Are there any ways that you calculate risk in your life?

In This Episode You Will Learn

  • How to navigate negative self-talk.
  • The main reason you should listen to your instincts and not your pride.
  • How to make peace with death.
  • A key to developing your courage. 
  • The definition of success.
  • 3 practices to optimize your life.