Gereon Jörn: "I don't take applause personally!"

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Today, Gereon Jörn feels more grounded and fulfilled than ever. He has found his vision and says: "Today I no longer have to, but may, will and want to." His record as a speaker is 220 seminar days a year. In the interview he reveals, "I take my hat off to people who can do that, but I felt like I was always doing the same thing. I didn't have time to develop anymore, I was just on the road, waking up in the morning and not knowing where I was. That didn't satisfy me."

Despite big gigs, success and many thousands of seminar attendees, the pro felt an emptiness. He says: "When you come to rest and think about what's actually happening and the depth you're really creating, then at some point there's emptiness." At the same time, he also knows that being a speaker can be quite addictive. In the interview, he says, "I don't think I've seen any other industry where there are as many narcissists as there are in the speaker industry. Every person who is on stage is in danger of becoming addicted to it."

Gereon Jörn about Stage experience & applause

Gereon Jörn's credo is: "I no longer take applause personally. If I stand on stage for an hour and trigger something in people, then still none of them knows me personally. So the applause is not for me, but for my performance. Of course, my personality plays a part in that, but it's only a small part. My performance gets the applause. That's why I don't take the applause personally."

Conversely, he reveals, "I also no longer take it personally when I don't get applause. And that in turn creates freedom. Because I know that something will come of it for me when I go on stage. Either I'm going to trigger something in people or it's going to be a learning experience. So I always walk off stage having gained something. It sets me free."

"I want a make a special contribution"

The decisive situations that moved Gereon Jörn to embark on his professional journey were the moments when people simply could not implement his tips and advice. He reveals, "People knew the procedure, but couldn't implement it. And then the question is, what's the problem? Do they not dare to implement the points? What is the handbrake on and how can it be released? And that's what excites me the most. I don't want to Lecture, but to make a contribution. I really want to make a difference and make a difference."

Gereon Jörn's great concern and vision is to go into depth. At the same time, he likes variety. Today he works as a speaker, author, coach and entrepreneur. His main focuses are, among other things, happiness, inner values and personality types. What can we expect from him in the future? He reveals, "I'd love to dip my toes into other professions and will continue to try things out and follow my soul." So it remains exciting.


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