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-- as the world's greatest big wave surfer and author of the book forces of nature mind body soul.
And of course surfing and Laird joins us here this morning good morning to you sir thank you very much all right the book mind body soul and of course serving as surfing is almost an after thought in this book so what's your goal.
In writing this book one -- to take away.
Well it's an opportunity for me to share with people things that maybe I take for granted and and people -- that I've been exposed to that really have really helped me kind of grow.
As an athlete as a person.
And and it's it's a little bit like a life manual you know on the PGA and and I but honestly believe there's something in it for everybody.
An important to note it's not just for surfers who wanted to tell folks that what's really not where surfers at all that are further circuit and so we we got them taking care of it's really true for everybody else and it's in its it's not an autobiography it's not you know look at us -- -- -- -- it's really it really has to do more with.
With diet we right -- with physical and mental you -- A real big hits it got weightlifting -- -- got -- work out of your environment.
But you also say getting in shape is about there's a mental and spiritual side to its -- all the people make their New Year's resolutions around -- -- What is that mental and spiritual side and how do you tend to it.
Well we know.
Where I see where the mind goes the body world -- all you can be in the best shape -- you know in in in your life but it mentally you're not really ready to be something in you won't do it so it's it's really.
The mental preparation things that I've kind of gone through and then -- have a lot of guest speakers in their I have I have people like Paul check who's an incredible.
Trainer I have a shot -- I had Gabby and there I had job giving us -- recipes I have.
Other friends of mine that are you had been inspirational to me so -- just kind of trying to share so you know it's it's a little bit like a life -- right induced.
You can dissected and take little pieces out music the way you want to one.
-- you discuss his fear and you say -- people call you fearless and to you that's like calling you an idiot how do you use fear.
To your advantage you don't want to hide from -- -- or use -- -- so well you know I embrace fear as as an energy source -- fear is something that makes you Smart.
And make your hearing -- your site enhanced it fears have -- good gives you a lot of power you know you hear about these stories -- mothers.
You know turning cars over to get their children out I was because they're scared silly and inevitably you know you have two things with fear you have one where you freeze -- you don't -- anything -- you had the other one.
Where you just -- Smart strong and powerful and then you're able to tap into that source as a as you know as a strengthening -- -- video we're seeing here when you see these enormous fifty foot plus waves what's going through your mind.
Well I you know the hardest thing for me to do was watch waves if it's big I need to be out there because -- I can do something about it.
The worst thing for me to sit on -- you know like -- -- any athlete you know sit on the side and watch everybody else do it.
And you kind of like you feel like your hands are tied -- might as well I mean there there's there's great honor in a failed attempt.
But there's no water and in no attempt at at and finally I have to ask you of all the people that have inspired you you say -- monster hero why.
Well my mom was a hard working woman and -- and have very intelligent woman and she instilled.
Great imagination -- me.
And and you know she -- she said that hey you know got to care what you -- -- you know a street sweeper but being.
The best for street sweeper and and take pride in honor in it and and I think she's in -- you know he instilled the values in need it.
-- have you know they've just the fruits of those have just come out.
You know as being a father and and and -- -- -- all of these things are just.
Fruits of -- -- you know the imagination see that my mom planted in me when I was a child and you listen becoming the best surfer on the planet Laird Hamilton we appreciated the book is wonderful thank you very much forces of nature of mind body soul and of course surfing check it out.
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