Erik Kruger is a keynote speaker, author, and mental performance coach and originally started his career as a physiotherapist. He also hosts the Coached which is loaded with advice on how to approach with higher performance. He works with leaders and organizations to help them improve thinking and behavior in the context of high-performance, mental toughness, and assertiveness. He is the founder of The Mental Performance Lab and author of Acta Non Verba.

The way that Erik describes and frames things really helped me to understand concepts better and to make them practical. Erik is very good at articulating ideas and solutions. He is highly focused and passionate on the notion of making people dangerous again. If you want to know what he means by that, just click play!

Your personality creates your personal reality – Dr. Joe Dispenza 

Some questions asked

9:11 What does our inner game mean? 

11:20 Why is it important to develop our inner game? 

17:02 Why do we get stuck in our head? 

19:20 Do we need to shift our identity to create more success in our life? 

22:33 How do we extract our best thinking and get the most out of our current mindset? 

37:25 What is the currency of high performance? 

Key takeaways

  • Introspection is a valuable tool but it lacks input from others. You need to use different sets of feedback to uncover your blind spots.
  • Identity is extremely closely related to how we show up in the world.
  • One of the biggest reasons people don’t move is because of the uncertainty.
  • Self-awareness is internal and external. Getting feedback from inside and also from the people and the world.

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If you’re harmless you’re not virtuous, you’re just harmless, you’re like a rabbit; a rabbit isn’t virtuous, it just can’t do anything except get eaten! That’s not virtuous. If you’re a monster, and you don’t act monstrously, then you’re virtuous – Jordan Peterson

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