Episode 49: Elora Hardy – Ibuku

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Elora Hardy. Elora is the head of Ibuku the world leader in Bamboo construction. What they do is create architectural dreamscapes out of Bamboo. Here she opens up vulnerably and courageously about her, process, her journey, and her passion… all only days before the birth of her first child.

Habit of Thought:

Ask yourself: “Am I doing this because it’s what I’ve always done or am I doing this because it’s the right thing to do in this instance?”

Habit of Action:

Draw out of you what’s possible at that time”

Greatest area of strength:

Making things beautiful.

Training for this area:

“First they have to inquire as what they mean by ‘beautiful’”

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

– Marianne Williamson –


Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

The Martian – Andy Weir

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Elora’s TED talk