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Recounting Life Lessons
32 minutes | a month ago
More than Enough
If you look at life through a lens of scarcity there will never be enough, but if you can look at it through a lens of abundance, you will see that in actuality, there is more than enough good to go around. But how do we remove those blinders and get better at seeing the good? How do we live with an abundance mentality? And is it really worth the effort? That's what Sione and Alana are discussing in this episode as they recount life lesson 17: There's more than enough good to go around.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
Failure is a part of life, in fact, it is a part of the process when we are going after our goals and striving to grow. While "Fabulous" may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of failing, it can be fabulous. All you need is the proper perspective and the tools to allow failure to propel you forward. Our failures don’t define WHO we are, they do, however, help us to define WHERE we are. When we realize this, we can stop worrying about failing and instead, improve on our weaknesses and turn those failures into something fabulous. Failing is not WHO we are, it is something we will sometimes do. Unless you are perfect, it’s going to happen, so we're sharing our top 6 tips for failing fabulously: Reassess Try again from your strengths or the strengths of others Acknowledge, track, and celebrate progress Go all in and play full out Embrace it as part of the process Don't quit too soon This episode was inspired by our visit to Gravity Hill and life lesson 16, "If at first, you don't succeed, reassess then try again". Ideas for applying this lesson: Take some time to look at your failures, is there a way to turn those failures into something fabulous? Pick a failed attempt and identify a way you can better use your strengths or the strengths of others as resources to help you succeed faster than you would have by going at it without them. Pick a failure, ask yourself if you’ve made any progress since you've started. Have you learned anything new? How much closer to your goal are you now then you were then? Do you have a way to track that progress that can help you celebrate and see that progress more often? Practice embracing failure as part of the process and as steps that lead to success. Go all in and play full out toward something you almost feel like you would be guaranteed to fail at and do it anyway. For inspiration check out Jia Jang’s 100 days of rejection: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFhaLqSKsE3If1gxADwfpLL3IfIbl7j7w Never miss a lesson or an episode by becoming a Sione and Alana Insider at https://sioneandalana.com/insider and if you want to discuss this lesson in further detail send us a DM on Instagram @sioneandalana
27 minutes | 5 months ago
Adding Joy to the Journey
Going through the journey adds value to the destination itself. As convenient as a free handout or teleporting may sound, we end up missing out on the skills, knowledge, or known and unknown experiences that we'd have and develop along the way. Are we living for the destination or do we make the journey itself just as enjoyable to experience and live as we are anticipating the destination to be? For more ideas and inspiration on how to design and live a life of greater joy and empowerment, sign up to become a Sione and Alana Insider at https://sioneandalana.com/insider, visit our website at sioneandalana.com, or come connect with us on Facebook and Instagram @sioneandalana.
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Life Lesson 14 is about how making personal development and growth a habit makes serving others effortless when the time to serve comes up. It was inspired after the funeral wreaths that were created by the hands of many came together in such a meaningful and effortless way during our trip to Hawaii to be with family during the sudden passing of our sister. In this episode, we're discussing how making personal development a habit allows our skills, strengths, and talents to be used to serve more often and with less effort on our part. We're also discussing how to track and develop new good habits, how to identify your strengths, and how to choose which skills or talents to focus on developing. For all the links and resources mentioned in this episode visit https://sioneandalana.com/podcast/ep-14-growths-impact/
26 minutes | 6 months ago
Environments for Success
While we can't control everything in our circumstances, there are a lot of things that we do have control of. In this episode, Sione and Alana discuss 5 things to consider when choosing and creating environments for success. The cost of distractions in your environment The safety of your environments Keeping an open mind, staying curious, and keeping your expectations in check The simple question: Is this empowering or disempowering? The tough questions in determining what to allow in your environments The discussion goes over productivity, distractions, relationships, basic needs, and a few principles to use to choose and create environments where you can thrive and succeed in. This lesson was inspired by the hike to the Lanikai pillboxes: https://youtu.be/ykBTNduM6Yo Other links mentioned: Lee Ann Singleton @leeann.believeinyourself Video with Suzanne Mikula https://youtu.be/78ya2b8OhW4 Share your thoughts one choosing and creating environments for success at https://sioneandalana.com/podcast/ep-13-environments-for-success/
24 minutes | 7 months ago
Increase empathy and try new things
Life Lesson 12 is all about trying new things and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone in order to be a better advocate and increase our empathy. The lesson itself is inspired by the discoveries of new loves as we've tried things we didn't think we'd initially like. But as we took a deeper look at this life lesson, we realized that it is a great rule of thumb to help us grow as individuals and be better teachers, leaders, friends, and advocates when we recognize that others are being judged unfairly. We are discussing how our backgrounds have helped us realize the blessings of consistent exposure to new things and are sharing 7 guidelines we use to make trying new things a habit that enhances our lives. Join in the conversation at sioneandalana.com or @sioneandalana across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Become a Sione and Alana Insider to stay up to date on new lessons and adventures at sioneandalana.com/insider
23 minutes | 8 months ago
Empowering Ways to Respond to Fear
Fear. It's not usually an emotion that one would associate with feelings of empowerment. But what if we told you that it is actually possible to respond to fear in ways that left you feeling empowered and able to live with greater joy and confidence? That's what we share in this episode of the Recounting Life Lessons podcast. We are sharing 5 empowering ways to respond to fear and use it to your advantage. No more letting fear control your life, use it as a tool to enhance it instead. In this episode, we also mention the video of our visit to the Seattle Space Needle. To watch that video visit https://sioneandalana.com/counting-life-lessons/s1e10/
31 minutes | 8 months ago
Your presence impacts
Life Lesson 10 is that the people we share our adventures with will make or break them. Who you choose to surround yourself with matters, and who you choose to be matters as well. We share how those we spend our time with has impacted our lives and how we choose who we want to spend the majority of our time with to make the journey through life more enjoyable. You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people that you choose to be around. Links mentioned: Hot Air Balloon Festival https://youtu.be/SH5QHH1v4bk To continue the conversation, come and leave a comment at https://sioneandalana.com/podcast/podcast-ep-10-your-presence-impacts/
13 minutes | 9 months ago
Celebrating and Connecting when separated physically
Life Lesson 9 is that celebrations are not just for the ones being celebrated. When physical distance keeps us apart it may seem that a proper celebration is out of the question. But we discuss ways in which physical distance can be an opportunity to make celebrations more meaningful and how to use it as a catalyst to better feed our needs for love and connection. As is the case with all of our episodes, we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback at https://sioneandalana.com or on any of our social channels @sioneandalana
30 minutes | 10 months ago
Seizing the Moments
Life Lesson 8 is "You don't have to wait for adventures and memories, create them!" This lesson and episode is one about empowerment and seizing the moments. While it is easy to sometimes feel like everyone else is experiencing the things you want to do it is important to remember that if we don't like the circumstances that we are in we have the power to go out and create some that we do like. As is the case with all of our episodes, we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback at https://sioneandalana.com or on any of our social channels @sioneandalana
24 minutes | 10 months ago
Life Lesson 7 is "The right perspective can make all the difference in the world." More than that, though, it makes all the difference in YOUR world. Our perspectives dictate our feelings, our actions, and our lives. Sometimes these perspectives are helpful. They protect us and keep us safe. But when we are wanting to grow and achieve things outside of our comfort zones they can also be the cause of resistance that keeps us from taking action. In this episode, Sione and Alana discuss how to shift our perspectives intentionally to get ourselves taking the actions we know we need to take in order to do the things necessary to achieve our worthy ideals.
38 minutes | a year ago
Life Lesson 6 is all about regret: "You can't learn from your regrets if you don't acknowledge them. Are regrets really all that bad? In this episode, we go into why instead of striving to live a life without regrets we should strive to live a life without WASTED regrets. Regrets aren't bad, in fact, if you know how to use them they can be a catalyst for good and growth in your life. Continue the conversation of this episode at https://sioneandalana.com/podcast/ep-6-you-cant-learn-from-your-regrets-if-you-dont-acknowledge-them/
34 minutes | a year ago
Positivity and Empowerment in difficult circumstances
Life Lesson 5 is "you control your attitude, your circumstances do not." In this episode, we take you into what we like to call the Positive Mental Attitude Matrix. Life happens, and there are good and bad things that we each go through. We discuss how to win at life and share ways in which you can actually own your power to take control of your attitude during the lows of life. We even discuss how the less than ideal circumstances of life are beneficial and actions you can take when these types of situations arise. To continue the conversation and share your ideas and insights with others as well as see an example of a hero's journey story visit https://sioneandalana.com/ep-5-you-control-your-attitude
25 minutes | a year ago
Loving yourself and others better
Life Lesson 4 is to "Love all but protect the ones you love." In this episode, we're talking about love. We discuss how it can be possible to love everyone, even if their actions cause harm to the ones we care about most. We also get into how to better love ourselves and those closest to us. Ultimately we weigh in on what each of us can do to put more love into the world to make it a better place. Come say hello at https://sioneandalana.com or at https://instagram.com/sioneandalana and let us know your ideas for how to add a little more love to the world. We share more behind the scenes insights and goodies with our Insiders. Becoming a Sione and Alana Insider is free and you can sign up at https://sioneandalana.com/insider
26 minutes | a year ago
Just a prayer away
In this episode, we share our experiences with prayer and how much it's helped us in the various aspects of our lives. Be it big or small, help is often just a prayer away. Once you've listened, come let us know of a way that prayer has helped you in your life. Leave us a comment on our latest IG or Facebook post. Want to see the adventure that inspired this lesson? You can watch it here. We share more behind the scenes insights and goodies with our Insiders. Becoming a Sione and Alana Insider is free and you can sign up here.
24 minutes | a year ago
Success as a whole
In this episode, we’re discussing life lesson #2: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This lesson is so much more than a lesson on teamwork. We’ll touch on: Our favorite definition of success, why the small and simple habits matter, why rest and recovery are just as important as doing the work itself, and of course some tips, mindset, and examples to help you elevate the joy in your life. Once you've listened, let us know how you'll be applying this lesson in your life at https://www.instagram.com/sioneandalana/ or https://facebook.com/sioneandalana
40 minutes | a year ago
Begin with the end in mind
In this episode, we take a closer look at the benefits of beginning with the end in mind. When properly applied beginning with the end in mind can help you: have more time and energy have a clearer sense of purpose and direction make better use of your resources live each day with greater joy and confidence. It can be applied to a business, relationships, our day, our year, and even our entire life. We discuss these benefits, the different ways we've used this life lesson ourselves, some ways you can use it in your life, and more.
5 minutes | a year ago
Ep 0: Hello, We're Sione and Alana
Life is an amazing teacher! If you pay close enough attention it can also teach you the lessons necessary to live a life of joy. Hello, welcome to our very first episode! We are so glad you're here and hope you'll be able to get to know us and grow to recognize us as friends or ohana in your life. This podcast will be an opportunity to sit back and relax as we share the lessons that life has taught us with you. We want it to feel like you are sitting with us in our living room as we recount the lessons that life has taught us and some of our favorite ways these lessons have also blessed our lives. Before we dive into those lessons, we're taking this first episode to let you know a little bit more about who we are. We sincerely hope that we can be friends! We have some pretty exciting things coming out soon, so let's make the friendship official and sign up at https://sioneandalana.com/insider so we can keep you in the loop. And don't forget to come and introduce yourself to us over at https://www.instagram.com/sioneandalana/ because we want to get to know you too.
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