Laird Hamilton is a modern day Wild Man and a legend of freedom and flow.

Best known as a big-wave surfing pioneer and iconic waterman, Laird has spent his whole life pushing boundaries, in a natural expression of what makes him feel alive.

In his 53 years Hamilton has been an elite performer as a surfer, innovator, athlete, author, stuntman, model, producer, TV host, entrepreneur, husband and father.

Laird strikes me as the epitome of a human “Living in Flow”. His adventures on the ocean are just one part of a holistic life, designed to allow maximum expression and harmony with nature.

He is firmly grounded in his family life (wife of Gabrielle Reece and father of 3 daughters), is surrounded by loyal friends, has co-founded XPT a high performance training company, released a range of nutrition products, gives back through charity work…

and at the age of 53 has the energy, curiosity and playfulness of a child, combined with the wisdom that can only be gained through a life time of challenge, discipline and personal growth.

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In this free-flowing podcast you’ll discover:

– How humans have become domesticated, and how we can re-wild
– How we “should be humbled by nature”, so our ego’s can be put in place
– How to condition yourself to deal with fear (“When I was a kid, I drowned every day”)
– How you can find flow simply by immersing into nature
– The role relationships play in a life design of flow
– How to express yourself as a man in a healthy way…
– What it feels like to hydro-foil above the ocean on a rapid, massive wave
– Why it’s important to take control of your destiny and be successful on your own terms
– How Laird raises his children
– The nutrition philosophy of Laird and drinking high fat coffee way before Bulletproof was a thing
– How to train your intuition and instincts

Laird Hamilton epic quotes

 – “We don’t get to hunt giant wild beasts anymore… so we go out into the wilderness and do these things… It makes me a better human.”

Want to shift from beta to alpha & from over-thinking to flowing?

-“We should be humbled by nature.”
-“The act of riding a wave is harmonious with nature. You don’t ever ‘conquer’ a wave. You are able to harmonise with it.”

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Jiro Taylor

Author Jiro Taylor

I'm the founder of Flowstate and the host of FlowTribe. I'm on a mission to live in the flow of life and contribute to this beautiful planet we live on. My work is in helping others achieve sustainable inner growth, and working with CEO's and businesses to optimise meaning, performance and positive impact. Personally, I find my flow through writing, coaching founders, and playing in the oceans, jungles and forests of the world.

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