Erik Larssen is one of the most famous coaches in personal growth, one of the most popular motivational speakers in Norway. He served as a paratrooper in the Norwegian special forces were in Afghanistan and the Balkans, collaborated with the British special forces and us Navy seals”.
After the service, Larssen graduated from the Norwegian school of Economics and business and worked in HR and business development in several companies, and then founded his own — Bertrand Ltd. His clients include leading Norwegian athletes, including world champion in Golf.
Erik Larssen: “Be kind – so, to be successfull”
Now, remembering distant childhood, I am increasingly convinced that I was in school, my favorite pastime was to inspire people. To inspire and support. Although, it should be noted that not all classmates were set up to me, friendly and peaceful. Remember, after another skirmish with the guys, I came home and decided that more of this will not be tolerated. I wanted to be strong and hardy. The ideal of masculinity for me in that moment were paratroopers, and I thought that surely I will be the same as they are brave and hardy. Six years later, I started my career in the Armed forces of Norway — I was an officer in the airborne troops. Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Macedonia, I passed all the hot spots received the degree of master of Economics after retirement from the army decided to completely change the type of activity. For some time I worked as a recruiter, but 10 years ago I realized that I wanted to help people achieve their goals. Again this is something I really love, why not make it the main business of his life. Moreover, due to service in the army, I was convinced — everyone can do more than he initially thinks, and as such, success depends more on the mindset and General attitude, rather than from any external factors. And with the mood I have never had any problems.
My method is to teach people “correctly” think and expand their view of their own abilities. So “Hell week” is the perfect tool that causes a person to take a new look at yourself. Usually at the end of the week, people are genuinely surprised at how much they could make for some seven days. Others take months and years to implement all their ideas, and they learned how to act here and now, not postponing anything until tomorrow.
I believe “Hell week” is the first and very important step towards a better version of yourself. After all, how often do we justify our inaction with the phrase “I don’t know where to begin. Now, his book I give people the start they need to form new healthy habits. No, “Hell week” is not about rapid changes, it’s about learning yourself. At the end of the course you realize that now you are not only capable, but ready to change. As corny as it may sound, you will understand that everything is in your hands. You are aware of. For me the “infernal” program was the beginning of something new. Something better. I could say that my life started to change, but in fact it was I who changed.
But before trying to change anything in life, it is important to set objectives. What are you living for? For the sake of what work? Every act should be a step in the direction of achieve the desired. Look at the business community! Is it possible to work in a Corporation without proper goal setting? Strategic planning, tracking of intermediate results — all of these things help business people to achieve maximum results. But who says you can’t apply these principles in their daily lives? The search for causes, values, goals and objectives is without a doubt not the easiest way. This approach requires awareness, and if you choose it, then at the end you will be rewarded — you will get what you wanted. The “right” goal is making your every day better — it makes it meaningful, it makes it justifiable.
In my opinion, a successful person is one who is respectful of others and willing to work hard. He knows his roots and shared human values. For me there is no difference between the postman who faithfully work every day, and the Director General, who managed to create profitable business. As long as their motives in relation to the surrounding world will be good for me, they will be successful. I am in principle convinced that, regardless of what business deals with people, he must make every effort to do it as efficiently. If you decided to fully dedicate himself to the education of children, be the best mom or best dad in the world. If you want to be a leader and open your own business, be the best CEO in the world. Yes, I admit, it is impossible to grasp the immensity and in life to have everything, but with the help of a competent and informed planning (how exactly this works, I will tell in his lecture, 23rd) you will be able to implement a lot more ideas than you think you. I don’t believe anyone who says that he has no time. There is always time for what you really important.
Remember, each person can change. When you leave the zone of comfort, you begin to know yourself. “Hell week” — is that the beyond the everyday which helps to open a new quality and download hidden in the depths of the subconscious potential. Yes, it’s there, but only because of the eternal lack of time and lack of tone you can’t find it. And another tip: do not delve into your past and do not look for reasons “why this?” — you have now, the quality of which depends on what “sign” you put next with his thoughts. Plus or minus? Think not about past but about the present and preferably with the sign “plus”.
As a coach, I have changed a lot. The people with whom I was lucky enough to deal with, without knowing it, taught me a lot. For example, the more successful a person is, the more value he attaches to such basic human qualities as kindness and gratitude. I always try to transmit that knowledge to other people, and all his lectures saying, “the more you give, the more you get”. Smile, praise someone for good work, call your mom and say thank you. Be polite and do not judge others. Be kind — be successful.