A friend of mine, Henrik Nordstrom, whom I really admire recently shared a story of his. He is originally from Sweden, and when he was 11 or so, he was overweight. He was made fun of in school and his life was pretty miserable. His mother had these Tony Robbins cassette tapes that she had bought, and one summer as he was sitting there bored, he started listening to these tapes. All about NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) and modelling. He was one of the slowest runners in school at the end of school year in the spring, and after going through these Personal Power II tapes and learning NLP and modelling a movie scene out f Jackie Chan movie (Police Story) where the character was running fast, he was able to improve his speed, without any actual training, but just through the power of his mind.
Brilliant, right? This is just the beginning. One of his favourite shows on TV was Miami Vice. He decided at the tender age of 10 to move there and start anew. He built a really successful business, had a Ferrari, a condo by the water, more money than he knew what to do with, and the whole shebang. He had made it at the age of 21.
The reason I love this man so much is because he asked the question that most people in his situation wouldn’t ask. That question was, “Now what?” (more…)