Reading time: 2 - 2 minutes
Video Time: 55 minutes 45 seconds
Larry North. Big guy. Big heart. Big entrepreneur. Larry is the founder of Larry North fitness centers, a company he began in 1989 after developing a love of fitness and health. . .a lifestyle he developed to a degree, at least, to counteract the childhood challenges of growing up as his website puts it: “the son of a professional gambler and compulsive dieter.”
Larry’s subsequent belief that “the more a person is denied something, the farther they will go to get it,” was spun into something more positive, and when paired with a desire to help others, Larry channeled that energy into the development of Larry North Fitness.
There are parts of this presentation to the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Association that are difficult to hear because he uses an old highlight from 60 Minutes, but the story is strong regardless and a big part of why Larry’s journey is relevant for many entrepreneurs without the unfortunate circumstances of Larry’s history.
It’s a lesson about courage, achievement, drive, forgiveness and maintaining a passion for others. Well worth your time on today’s LunchLearning.com