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There is a perception that most successful people and ideas are coming from the USA. Whether that is Anthony Robbins, Geoff Woods, Darren Hardy or Tim Ferris. Now there is nothing wrong with that, and I love listening to their ideas and understand how people made it to the top. There is a ton we can learn from those leaders and them speaking with influencers across industries.
However, there is little focus on Europe, and most analysis or discussion is based on experience outside Europe; therefore, this podcast starts with focusing on successful European or Europe based people. My aim is to find the successful people across Europe, interview them, and help you learn from people that have relevancy to what you do on a daily basis.
  • What is their secret?
  • How do they define success?
  • What made them who they are?
  • What can you learn from them?
  • Which morning routine do they have or do they have a routine at all?
  • What is different to having success in the UK, Germany or across Europe compared to success in the USA or Asia?
  • What are the key differentiators between success in Europe vs. elsewhere?
  • What has helped you most to become who you are?
  • Who are your most influential mentors?
My name is Volker Ballueder and I have a passion for personal development. I have been listening to podcasts, reading personal development books, attended courses and coached people for many years. I have been discussing success with leaders for a long time, and now I am recording these conversations to share my findings with you. Let’s join in discovering the Stories of Success.
For this podcast I interview business leaders and people that I classify as successful. To start with, those are people I know today and hope that, as we go along, some of my guests and listeners will recommend people I should interview. Who do you think I should speak to?
I don’t want to exclude leaders that are not from Europe, however they must have a connection to Europe that makes it relevant. Some will be from the USA and have the direct comparison of influence there vs. Europe. Join me on this journey to see where we are going, and what we can learn from those exceptional individuals.
Please provide me with feedback. This is my 2018 project, and I hope that we can turn this into a community of exchange of leadership and Stories of Success moving forward. No matter what politics, language or culture you are from.
So who should be listening to the podcast and why?
Really, anyone who likes to develop her/himself. Someone who possesses a growth mindset and sees her/his career as an opportunity to grow. Someone who likes to learn from other successful people. As Jim Rohn says, you are as good as the five people you surround yourself the most with. Someone who is interested in other people’s story, likes to listen, understand and grow as a person and ultimately define their own success.
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