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Erik Seversen Helps People Reach Bigger Goals than they thought Possible through Motivational and Practical Content /Ep2692

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“Ordinary to Extraordinary” is something Erik Seversen (SEE-ver-sin) lives by, and he’s been pretty successful at it. Born into an average, middle-class family in a suburb of Tacoma, Washington, Erik received no support from school counselors and others, but Erik didn’t let them crush his desire to accomplish amazing things. Erik also took life experiences, like rejection from his dream school UCLA, and turned them into challenges. He excelled in a community college and got into UCLA two years later.

Erik studied Anthropology (often voted the least-likely-to-succeed major), and used anthropology in business, helping a company grow from $7M to over $100,000,000 in ten years doing International Business Development. He also taught English as a Second Language for 10 years in Japan, France, Thailand, University of Virginia, and UCLA. Erik uses entrepreneurial success formulas and motivational materials in business, but he’s also pioneering their use in the field of education.

Erik has traveled to over 80 countries around the world and all 50 states in the USA. He has ridden a motorcycle on six continents. He also climbs mountains, having summited the highest peak of nine countries and eight states. Experiences ranging from discussing philosophy at cafés in Paris to having a machine gun stuck in his mouth in Nigeria to living with a remote Indian tribe deep in the Amazon have forged a unique perspective that Erik uses to work through both the big, life questions and small, everyday decisions. In 2018, Erik published a #1 bestselling book about these experiences and how anyone can be extraordinary.

Erik is a writer, speaker, adventurer, entrepreneur, and educator who refused to let others tell him what he could and could not do. He continually worked toward his goals even when others said they were unreasonable. Erik’s travels and intersections with people from around the world were a study of people, love, struggle, and ways of thinking that can be used to tackle problems in schoolbusiness, and life. His current ambitions are sharing the lessons he’s learned through his business and language school and climbing mountains which he says makes everyday challenges seem a lot easier.

Erik’s Bestselling Book: Ordinary to Extraordinary

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I am a podcaster who has now had over 2900 recorded podcast conversations, plus 349 live interviews in 12 weeks, while driving through the 48 states of the US plus the eastern and western side of Canada.

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