This post brought to you by Erik Bertrand Larssen. The content and opinions expressed below are that of TicoandTina – Designing an Uncommon Life.
If we get honest with ourselves, I think we all want to be exceptional.
But too often we become bogged down by the ins and outs of daily life and subconsciously begin to believe 1. it’s too hard, and 2. we’ll do better someday.
Essentially, we let ourselves off the hook with “I can’t”.
[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Brendon Burchard”]”I can’t” is usually code for “I am unwilling to do the long-term training and conditioning necessary to achieve that.”[/pullquote]
It’s true that focusing on the time and effort it can take to accomplish things tends to make them seem more daunting than we may have the motivation to attempt. We were stuck there for a very long time. Truth be told, some stuff still trips us up into procrastination mode from time to time because we aren’t sure how to go about accomplishing it.
We all know there are things in our lives that need to change in order to be the people we want to be and do the things we really want to do. The issue is, change feels really hard.
[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Erik Bertrand Larssen”]Change is painful and it involves the unknown. It’s human nature to resist change – to avoid or postpone it.[/pullquote]
It might not be realistic to expect to succeed if you attempt many things at once, but what if there was a way to jump-start your efforts?
What if there was a path mapped out for you and all you had to commit to was one week?
That starts to sound more do-able, doesn’t it?
But could it be too good to be true? “One week to change your life”, really?
If you think about it, many things can change your life very quickly. Much of the time it’s stuff that happens to you – an injury, a death, a family crisis.
These scenarios have a way of unveiling our priorities – showing us we can handle more than we thought, and that some things are a lot more important than others, both in our schedules and relationships.
Obviously no one signs up for those kinds of life-changing weeks, but if a big change is possible from that kind of outside pressure, why could it not also be possible as a choice – an inside pressure and desire to change.
The key is to purposefully get outside of your normal routine.
It’s called “Hell Week“, but don’t let that intimidate you.
The 7-day guided challenge was created by Norway’s number one performance coach and best-selling author, Erik Bertrand Larssen, who based Hell Week on his experience as a Special Forces Norwegian Army Paratrooper.
Although Erik pulls no punches with the content of Hell Week, it’s relevant to note that he’s not just some guy who doesn’t know what it’s like to have to deal with normal everyday life. A quick scroll through his Instagram feed will give you a glimpse into his life as a family man.
Erik’s clients range from business executives (Microsoft, for example) to Olympic athletes, and now, us. Sort of.
We decided to take the challenge ourselves and let you know if it’s worth it 😉
How do you change your life in a week?
There are 7 rules to live by throughout the week, and each day also has a main theme or focus.
A big key to doing this successfully is to prepare yourself mentally beforehand. You need to be clear about what it is you’re really setting out to accomplish, and most importantly, why you want to change.
If it’s not meaningful to you, your results will be much less inspired at best.
So what do you think? It’s intriguing, no?
The reality remains:
[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Erik Bertrand Larssen”]You can either learn methods for coping with feelings of guilt, or develop strategies for making time for what matters to you…[/pullquote]
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