This week's show is with Niko Leppänen. Niko is a transformative coach, trainer and inspirational speaker. He is the founder of the UNLIMITED conference and the co-founder of the 3P-Academy Finland.
At the age of 16 Niko suffered a rare inflammatory disease known as transverse myelitis which causes damage to the spinal cord and the central nervous system. As a result of the severity of the inflammation, he was left paralyzed from the waist down and he has been in wheelchair since.
Having had to face this kind of adversity at a such young age made him look for answer to some of the big questions about life and the meaning of everything. This search led him to study various philosophies and schools of thought before eventually coming across the Three Principles understanding as first articulated by the late Sydney Banks. For the past three years, he has been fortunate to learn about this revolutionary understanding directly from some of the most renowned teachers and trainers in the world.
As a coach and speaker, Niko is passionate about helping individuals to realise the true source of their experience and tap into the limitless creative potential that rests within every human being. Given Niko’s background as a person with limited physical mobility, his simple message touches people in an inspiring and uplifting way.
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What you'll learn from this episode:
- Niko realised that even after he thought that he was likely paralysed for the rest of his life, he still had good times and bad times just like before it happened. He realised that it was still possible to live an awesome life, no matter the circumstances.
- Niko says that he came to realise that he has no idea what will happen in his life. That means it doesn't make a lot of sense trying to figure and try to control what will happen in a year or 10 years. He spoke about the quieter mind, freedom and presence that comes from being OK with not knowing.
- Change rarely comes directly from the words we hear or read, it's in the natural process of us seeing things differently for ourselves.
Direct download: Niko_Leppanen_mixdown_Final.mp3
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