Let the name "Leander Govinda Greitemann" roll off your tongue. Sounds great, doesn't it? And no, this is not a stage name, but the civil name of a real young talent: Leander Greitemann works as a speaker, trainer, snowboarder and musician and is a real recommendation from Dieter Lange. What connects the two and why the 32-year-old, despite his young age, already advises experienced top managers on the subject of self-leadership, he reveals in the interview. We hope you enjoy reading or watching the video!
Advise instead of instruct
The career of the talented speaker began with side jobs. He reports, "I was already working as a speaker during my studies, so I grew into this job very comfortably." Particularly great value is placed Leander Greitemann by the way, is careful not to appear lecturing in his talks. In the interview, he reveals: "Many of my listeners are successful managers - so they have definitely done something right. That's why I don't want to tell them how their jobs work. Instead, I want to give them additional impulses from the perspective of the younger generation that might help them look at a few things differently. My goal is to make my listeners' lives even more successful - but most of all, more beautiful and exciting."
Spirituality in the blood
Leander Greitemann may not look like an old, wise man - but if you listen to him, it quickly becomes clear that he carries wise knowledge within him. This is no coincidence, because his father, Christo Quiske, has done very successful work in the field of personal development and spirituality for many decades. He is the teacher of Dieter Langewho in turn is an important mentor for Leander Greitemann. The 32-year-old says: "I am incredibly grateful that I came into contact with these issues so early in my life. My father and I have a great relationship. He is now 80 years old, but still very interested. We regularly swap stories for hours on end."
Leander Greitemann spent a large part of his childhood in a seminar center, the Louise Pit. He reveals, "It's an insanely beautiful place. I grew up there and was already running around among the seminar participants at the age of three." In his youth, he began interactive Impulse lectures starting with presentations in ethics classes at his school. This is how he gained his first experience and years later decided to continue on this path and start his career as a speaker and trainer.
However, following in his father's footsteps was anything but easy for Leander Greitemann at first. It seemed too simple and too uncreative for him. In the interview he explains: "I was brought up very alternative and creative. And there, of course, you don't want to just do what your own father does. That was a very strong set of beliefs that I had that initially stopped me. But I still always found it extremely exciting what my father did."
After graduating from high school, Leander Greitemann finally found a helping set that could overcome his limiting Belief Set invalidated. The helping phrase was: "It's only more stupid to do it just because not Doing it because the father is doing it than doing it just because the father is doing it." In the interview, the speaker says: "I found the job incredibly fulfilling and that's why I decided to study sociology, business and philosophy and take every opportunity to speak in front of people."
The roller coaster of life
Leander Greitemann has not yet experienced any really serious crises. He says: "There have always been negative moments - and I don't think they ever go away completely. Buddhists, for example, believe that at some point they will reach a state of equanimity and be carried through life. I don't share this idea of enlightenment that many spiritual people have. I do not believe that one will eventually float through the world. Instead, I am convinced that things will always go up and down. There are days when I get up in a really bad mood and don't know why that is. I think we can only appreciate the beautiful when there are negative hours or days."
Chase away a bad mood
How does Leander Greitemann motivate himself on negative days? He explains: "I try not to identify with it too much. In such moments, you might think that all you have to do is think positively in order to create your own world. But if you don't succeed in positive thinking, you get an even worse mood. Because then you are also the idiot who can't manage it, think positive. When I am in resistance to the bad mood, this feeling may unconsciously accompany me throughout the day. So what do I do? I observe the feeling with some curiosity. I realize that I don't have to identify with it, but that the bad mood is just flying through my head for some reason. And I have the great gift of watching and observing myself reacting to it."
You want to know what happens next? Then make sure you check out Part 2/3 of the interview!
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