On this episode of Human Impact Ed talks to Professor Erek Clacks, former US Army officer, academic professor, motivational speaker and bestselling author of Have the Courage to Try which Ed was honoured to write the foreword.
Erek came from nothing making the conscious decision to break every cycle into which he was born. Family dysfunction, poverty, uneducated and low self-esteem. Erek created a vision for his future and executed a strategy to achieve it. Erek is a master of strategy with a deep sense of compassion.
Erek is the first client of Ed's to come on the podcast and discuss how he was able to transform his life taking the final steps to abundance breaking free of institutional limitations.
- early military life, escaping poverty and not losing the sense of who he was.
"It controlled your life. There were times in my life, when I realized I didn't have a life."
- Developing a strategic plan to better himself.
- Creating a constant sense of running from his past and forgetting what he was racing towards, the frustration of not having any answers.
- Discovering his life at 50 was not what he wanted any more, recognising a life of serving others, never himself and losing his mission.
- Re-engaging with his creativity.
- On how his book really illustrates the message of overcoming adversity, self transformation, and the reality of getting this message out to people.
- The state of education and how it does not serve young people any more.
- Self development.
"I learned to not listen to other people and just listen to myself, because I had no one to tell me the things that I was attempting to try to do."
- Taking risks and keep moving forwards.
"it's not it's not selfish to live the life that you desire. And it's so it's so unfortunate that we get so caught up in this, this mindset, the propaganda overpowers people"
- How to step outside of the comfort zone.
"And I think that's the hard part for people. We get stuck with attachments because of the propaganda, the way we've been programmed for so long".
- The importance of our life stories.
"And I tell everybody, everybody has a story. And we continue to write it. We continue to write it every day as we live, you know, so don't don't undermine your story. You know, it's very important."
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Ed Andrew is the host of Human Impact. Initially a lawyer in London Ed has for the past 20 years been a global entrepreneur. Ed is now one of the world's leading life coaches and business strategists helping people learn how to thrive at home and work.
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