Rerun: Beach Walk 604 OTR – Swimming at SXSW

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It’s SXSW week again! Please enjoy this previous episode

I was barely awake in this episode…as co-mingling with 10,000 geeks at the SXSW Interactive Conference kept me on the run for long days! I was thrilled to join Chris Brogan, Chris Heuer, and Jeremiah Owyang on a panel discussion. Please enjoy a few tips for creating mindfulness in the midst of massive energy!

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Thank heaven for some rooftop restoration at our hotel. Plus you get to meet a few of the peeps!

Tim & Susan Bratton of Personal Life Media
Aaron Strout of Mzinga
Colleen Coplick of 99 Directions
Shane and Kris Smith of Croncast and BlogTalkRadio
Rox and Beth Kanter of BethKanter.org
Jeremiah Owyang of Altimeter Group and Chris Heuer of The Conversation Group
Richard Whittaker of the Austin Chronicle
Colleen Coplick of 99 Directions Kit Seeborg of Design for ROI, and Adele McAlear of 99 Directions
Becky McCray of Small Biz Survival
Rox and CC Chapman of The Advance Guard
Hilary of BlogTalkRadio and Frank Gruber of Tech Cocktail
Rox and Jane Quigley of Zeta Interactive

Hawaiian word:
ʻAu: swim

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Beach Walk 774 – Releasing Resistance

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Last chance to get unstuck in 2012! Have no fear when things are really going great. Let those bubbles out of the basement so they can wander off and pop free!

Letting go of old emotions does not have to be a tortuous heavy process! Just think of them as bubbles in the basement wanting to rise up and fly free. Attach no strings to them – just open the door and let them go. No need fear when things are going too good! That is when you are strong and able to move mountains, even those ones your small self may have created out of molehills. Please add your comment below or discuss this on Facebook!

As I share the ever-developing “Beach Walks Philosophy,” one of the key goals is to unplug from so many old, rote beliefs that in fact rob us of being happy in the here and now. It has been a turbulent year – I am focusing on all the positive change that has resulted, in such swift and dramatic ways! Love to you all and see you in 2013.

Sarong by the amazing silk artist, Cudra Clover.

Hawaiian Word:
Kala: release

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Beach Walk 773 – The Currency of Happiness

photo of Rox and Lexi on Beach Walk 773 - The Currency of Happiness

What makes you happy? Is that an abstract thing that comes before or after you have money? Not only do we get to choose what makes us happy, I would say it is our duty to know, and then make it so!

Can you tell I am going for extreme brevity recently? I am conscious of the time-stress factor – heaven knows I have been grappling with that one for years! Now though, I realize that the energy can transmit as much or more than the actual words. So I intend to embed a quality of experience in these episodes, and to merely suggest a line of thought, a direction of feeling, so we can each carry it forward to the degree we wish. PLUS, we can have a more detailed discussion here or on Facebook!

Of course the silent messenger is that you must have money to have happiness. Or that you must choose between the two. Isn’t it crazy how we humans can concoct so many strong yet conflicting imperatives? To me, it is all just currency. The main point is to know what makes each of us happy! Because that is the energy that attracts all kinds of other good stuff to us, and generates all kinds of good outflows from us too. My friend Sylvia recently wrote a blog post, Happiness is Good for Your Website. She took a delightful and no-nonsense approach to the business basis for this, and the article itself literally bubbles over, for me, with the energy of happiness!

As I share the ever-developing “Beach Walks Philosophy,” one of the key goals is to unplug from so many old, rote beliefs that in fact rob us of being happy in the here and now of 2012. I lived under the shadow of that money is evil thing for decades until I realized everything simply has the energy I give it.

Hawaiian Word:
Hauʻoli: happy

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Let’s Do a Meeting!

Wailea Palms on a Sunny Maui Friday

Wailea Palms on a Sunny Maui Friday

I rarely go to the beach in the middle of the day. However I had a meeting with my friend Melanie Boudar, who owns Sweet Paradise Chocolate here in Wailea on Maui. She brilliantly suggested we do via walking on the beach!

Melanie is an awesome business woman and I love hearing how she stays focused on her desires, while creating ways for others to help her grow her business – ways that are mutually beneficial. We both marveled at the pleasures of doing business on Maui (permitting not included…) because people just love sharing their networks and offering time-saving tips! This is such a contrast to my earlier days when I felt I had to do everything myself or didn’t trust sharing my ideas with others. Glad that stuff is in the past!

Fortunately she got stopped for a phone call and as I looked down the beach, this photo was my view. Had to share it with you!

Love,
Rox

Beach Walk 771 – Life is a play ground, not a proving ground

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This is a playground! It’s OK to be you now, try new things, break down old systems – you are entitled to be here and you have nothing to prove.

How much energy would you save if you were not having to prove things – to yourself or to others. How much easier would it be, to just be you? What sort of ideas would flow to you and how easy would they be to execute if your mind was not second-guessing you on a regular basis? You have nothing to prove. As for others approving you, also not necessary. Just a few ideas to play with this week, another installment of the Beachwalks Philosophy!

Love to you, from Maui,

Rox

Hawaiian Word
Kahua: playground, foundation

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