According to Ulrich Kellerer, entrepreneurs must embrace the turbulence and remember the profiting power of positive thinking.
Exuding Success In Today’s Culture.
This year Americans have been plagued by emotional turbulence from natural disasters, to tragic mass shootings, celebrity suicides, and of course, the numerous cases of gender and race discrimination. As many entrepreneurs know, to attract success in business, one must “exude success”….which is no easy task if you are emotionally distressed. And this year we’ve discovered just how many Americans are dealing with mental health issues. 2018 has seen a sharp increase in suicides as well as cases of depression and anxiety bringing mental health awareness to the forefront of the national agenda.
Though some of these mental health issues are extreme, emotional trauma is an inevitable part of the human experience. After the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, or the loss of a job, it’s hard enough to survive, let alone “exude success” and run a successful business.
How can entrepreneurs find hope in turbulent times?
Ulrich Kellerer is a Mental Health Advocate and European business-leader who has dedicated his life to fighting the depression epidemic, inspiring business leaders, and promoting mental wellness in the workplace. Kellerer has traveled the globe interviewing entrepreneurs and business owners and after hearing their stories, he identified a surprising commonality: regardless of age, gender, or socio-economic status, each person experienced a turning point that changed their lives forever. Though these turning points often rose out of tragedy, it was this turbulence that helped the business pull through.
“The most profitable businesses are fueled by positive thinking leaders. To survive in business, you need a ‘yes-we-can’ attitude, and you must understand it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you deal with it…”
…says Kellerer who is living proof of the statement. Kellerer’s positive attitude allowed him to succeed in business despite enduring a life filled with tragedy. Nearly every member of Kellerer’s immediate family died young and under tragic conditions. His twin brother became epileptic after an oral vaccination and died from Leukemia. His father died from throat cancer when he was just a teenager and later his big brother died from this as well. His mother became paralyzed after a failed operation and in order to take care of her, Kellerer was forced to neglect his job which resulted in his termination. – This was especially painful because his first marriage ended because he was TOO committed to that job. Kellerer has also struggled with serious health problems including a near-death experience as a child, a coma that lasted for days, and seven separate cases of pancreatitis. Despite these tragic events, Kellerer remained hopeful and successful in business.
How did he do it?
“Positive thinking doesn’t create wealth automatically,” says Kellerer, “but it allows you to see opportunity in challenges. Whether you are dealing with mental health issues or overcoming emotional trauma, you must remember to listen to your inner voice and be grateful for what you do have in life.”
“The most profitable businesses are fueled by positive thinking leaders. To survive in business, you need a ‘yes-we-can’ attitude, and you must understand it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you deal with it.”
– Ulrich Kellerer
In An Interview/Article, Kellerer Can Share:
- The profiting power of positive thinking
- How entrepreneurs can find hope in turbulent times
- Strategies that encourage good mental health for employers and employees
- 5 tips to stay motivated in a home business or to motivate your employees
- 3 ways to promote mental health and wellness in the workplace
- How to deal with emotional trauma or mental health issues in the workplace
Kellerer continues to be a leader in the fight for mental health and self-improvement in the workplace. He has advice for entrepreneurs to find hope despite life’s turbulence.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR & SPEAKER
Ulrich Kellerer is an inspirational business leader, international speaker, and mental health activist from Munich, Germany. For over twenty years Kellerer worked in the European fashion industry as the founder and CEO of the German clothing line, Faro Fashion, and as the head of distribution for CLOSED (the leading European fashion company for women’s and men’s sportswear). Kellerer is the co-author of The Soul of Success with Jack Canfield and the author of the recently released title: One Moment Can Change Your Life: Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary People. Today, Kellerer’s life is dedicated to fighting the depression epidemic and promoting mental wellness in the workplace.
Ulrich concludes that his ultimate goal is to share his message that everyone should do something to make the world a better place. “I’m so blessed with a loving wife and business partner in Inge and good friends,” he says, “and embarking on these creative endeavors, I have met so many incredible people I would never have met in the fashion industry. Rather than talking over and over about the next collection in London, Paris or Milan, I’m talking about things of greater significance to me, and hopefully many others.”