extraordinary is possible
Erik has traveled to over 80 countries around the world and 49 of the 50 states in the USA, and he’s lived in France, Japan, Thailand, French Guiana, Washington State, Virginia, Alaska, and California.
Learning from different people as well as having time to think are the driving forces for Erik’s desire to travel.
Erik used to frequently say, “I’m not an expert, but…” Then one day he simply realized that he was an expert on certain topics. He certainly forged a life filled with extraordinary feats. He went from flunking the second grade to graduating high school with a below-average GPA to flourishing at Green River Community College to graduating near the top of his class at UCLA and attaining his Masters from the University of Virginia.
Erik has ridden a motorcycle on six continents and crossed the USA on one twice, and he’s summited of the highest mountain of nine countries and eight states. He also has extensive experience teaching at the university level and working in business development, and he still pursues an adventurous lifestyle with his family.
Life for Erik isn’t perfect, if a “perfect” life even exists, but starting out in an average middle-class family in an unassuming suburb of Tacoma, Washington, Erik ended up finding an amazing path in life. This achievement wasn’t accidental, and Erik now enjoys sharing what he learned and how he applied a multi-perspective awareness and non-linear approach to reach his goals which naysayers claimed were impossible.
Erik attributes the extraordinary accomplishments of his life to a well-balanced focus on his Mind, Body, and Spirit.
The Healthy Balance
Erik certainly isn’t faultless. He’s written essays which were rejected, he’s been in fistfights and lost, he’s had child-like temper tantrums, he’s been depressed, he’s come dangerously close to drug addiction, and he’s been selfish. However, for the most part, Erik has led a healthy life of working hard, succeeding in endeavors, and loving his path. Although there have been ups and downs, he’s currently riding high on the beautiful wave-of-life all the way to the beach. If you think your life could use a bit more of a positive balance, Erik might be able to provide the encouragement you need to find it . . .
Four components Erik attributes to transforming an average person into an Extraordinary Person
Attacking life with resolve and determination acts as a momentum that doesn’t allow negativity and desperation to stick. An intentional being makes existential and everyday decisions with conviction.
A very important ingredient to an extraordinary life. This doesn’t mean pursuing only one thing, but a laser-like attention to central goals and continued self-refining leads to reaching dreams.
Society has forged many unquestioned rules which many people grow up following blindly. These limiting norms should be questioned, and breaking certain rules can lead to great outcomes.
Society has forged many unquestioned rules which people grow up following blindly. These limiting norms should be questioned, and breaking certain rules can lead to great outcomes.
If being intentional is like aiming an arrow, and breaking rules is like releasing an arrow when you choose, focus is watching the arrow hit the target and continually adjusting the sequence until the arrow consistently hits a personal bulls-eye. Once on target, innovation is finding ways to reach the target with less effort or hitting multiple targets at once. If you want to learn more about the process Erik used to create a life of extraordinary adventure, success, and joy, you can…
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Erik Seversen | 4848 W 136th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250, USA