Posts Tagged ‘Mind Shift Master’

Quick Tips with Wolfgang Riebe: Planning Successful Change

June 30, 2014

Mind Shift Master, Wolfgang Riebe shares Kurt Lewin’s Force Field Analysis for organisational change. If you intend planning a large change within your company or organisation, this is a video you need to watch.
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July 2014 ‘Useletter’

June 30, 2014

And here we are again, another month is behind us and the season is slowly starting to change again.

Many people emailed to say that my ‘Quotations on Time’ video didn’t work… hee-hee, I had a spelling mistake which was kindly pointed out to me – so I pulled it and fixed it. Here is the new link!

All new video links are at the end of this Useletter, and this month’s topic is Coping with Mistakes and you can watch the video version here.

I constantly question myself whether age is affecting my thinking, or whether the fast paced world we live in today is changing people’s thinking?

One of my biggest disappointments about humanity is that so few people are prepared to acknowledge and accept their mistakes, and forever find excuses to push the blame on others.

What puzzles me is why these people don’t realise that it is only through making and ACKNOWLEDGING our mistakes that we can learn and grow as human beings.

Albert Einstein once said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

How true is that?

Consider today’s world, then this quotation could not be more pertinent now than ever before. Reality is that the person who does not keep up with change will be left behind. Part of changing is to embrace the new and making mistakes – this is how we learn!

Think about it this way, if someone in your family, social circle or work colleagues makes a mistake which could affect your health and safety, would you be happy to hear about it two weeks later when much irreversible damage has been done? How would you feel towards that person? Or would you like to hear about it straight away? How would you feel about this person in this instance?

Personally I would respect anyone far more if they came to me immediately after the mistake has happened. I could then even assist it helping fix the issue at hand. As humans we intrinsically enjoy helping others and guiding them to success. The problem comes in when we are only told half-truths and asked to help in order to ‘cover up mistakes.’

Are you someone that has a hard time owning up to your mistakes? Do you feel embarrassed by your mistakes? Does it make you feel silly, or even stupid?

Guess what – everyone has these feelings, BUT not everyone sits back and accepts them. You need to do something and take action in order to gain back control.

Firstly, you need to learn to cope with your mistakes and deal with them in a positive way. This is only possible if you understand why we make mistakes. Hence I thought I would share a number of reasons with you why NOT making mistakes is bad for you.

1. Mistakes are stepping stones to happiness

You gain confidence, courage and experience every time you make a mistake. When you identify exactly what you want and can see this in your mind’s eye, nothing can stop you from moving forward, nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams and allowing happiness to enter into your life.

2. Mistakes help us lead a life without regrets

How many older people have you met in your life that say, “I wish I had tried that when I was younger.” Today they sit unhappily retired and only have regrets about their lives. Here’s a reality check, if you only play it safe and do what is expected, and follow the masses you won’t make many mistakes, and you will always remain in the space you are now. Do you really want to look back at your life one day and wish you had tried or done some things? It is far better to try something and not succeed, than to never try something and also not succeed. Regret is the worst depressant on earth – do you want to let it control you, or do you want to take control?

3. Mistakes teach us forgiveness

With every mistake that you make, you learn how important it is to forgive not just yourself, but also those around you. Even though you want to be, you are not perfect! In fact perfection doesn’t really exist, as it is a subjective perception unique to each and every individual on this earth – we all see it differently. The closest any of us will ever come to the concept of perfection is by doing the best we can, at all times, in everything that we do.

4. Mistakes help us let go of our fears

Not making mistakes is the biggest mistake you could ever make? Remember, life isn’t about avoiding mistakes, but rather about embracing the idea that mistakes is a reality in your life. You just need to decide whether you are willing to learn from them or not!

5. Mistakes result in growth and progress

Without mistakes you cannot grow and evolve as a human being? Just think of your social circle and the people you know (including yourself) that have allowed the fear of making mistakes paralyse them? You cannot expect to learn anything new if you don’t allow yourself the opportunity to make mistakes?

6. Mistakes help us discover who we are

We discover more about ourselves, who we are, our limits, our capabilities, and what we can and cannot do. Mistakes guide us to be more compassionate and tolerant with ourselves and others.

7. Mistakes teach us valuable life lessons

You can learn so much from your mistakes, and the moment you see them as lessons rather than mistakes, you negate the fear of encountering them in your daily life.

Guess what, if you do ‘go for it’ you won’t make all the mistakes you were scared of making, and when something does go wrong, the world won’t end and everyone won’t be pointing fingers at you. It will only be you that needs to come to terms with the mistake and learn from it.

So what happens when you do make a mistake? Easy, own up and acknowledge the mistake. Now talk to those close to you and ask for help in correcting it. Whether it is a family issue or a work mistake, as a team it is so much easier to resolve a problem than as an individual. Remember that other people may have made the same mistakes as you. By talking about it they can guide you to a faster solution. This also allows you to examine the mistake from various perspectives and discover the reason why it happened. Don’t lose sight of the bigger picture! Mistakes are like stepping stones across a river, there are many of them, but the final goal is getting to the other side. The focus should be on progress, rather than fear of making more mistakes.

That’s it; I trust these tips will guide you to a more fulfilled life.

Talking about mistakes, many companies mistakenly attempt change that fails. Here is a great video on how to avoid the pitfalls of organisational change by applying a Force Field Analysis – it’s called ‘Planning Successful Change. Click here to view.

Brand new Quick Tip: The Roller coaster of Life. Watch here. Cool full roller coaster footage – play it full screen!

More people have asked to view some entertainment videos, so I have added 3 more of my classic routines for you to enjoy

Paper Bags over Head

Swallowing a Balloon

Appearing Helicopter

Have a great July

Warmest regards

Wolfgang

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Quick Tips with Wolfgang Riebe: Coping with Mistakes

June 30, 2014

Mind Shift Master, Wolfgang Riebe shares 7 Tips with you coping with mistakes.
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Quick Tips with Wolfgang Riebe: Unknown Author Quotations on Life is a Roller Coaster

June 30, 2014

Mind Shift Master, Wolfgang Riebe shares Unknown Author Quotations on Life is a Roller Coaster with LIVE footage on an awesome Roller Coaster!
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Quick Tips with Wolfgang Riebe: Motherly Love

May 2, 2014

Mind Shift Master, Wolfgang Riebe shares quotations on Motherly Love, especially for Mother’s Day.
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Quick Tips with Wolfgang Riebe: Coping with and Overcoming Failure

May 2, 2014

Mind Shift Master, Wolfgang Riebe shares quotations on Coping with and Overcoming Failure.
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Quick Video Tips: It only takes ONE!

March 31, 2014

Mind Shift Master, Wolfgang Riebe explains the power on ONE in your life.
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March 2014 ‘Useletter’ from Wolfgang

March 3, 2014

Welcome to this month’s ‘Useletter’. Boy has it been an interesting month and many people sent me great comments about last month’s topic of Discovering the Greatness within yourself. If you haven’t watched the video, click here to watch it!

This month’s ‘Useletter’ can be watched on video here.

Also I have 2 more controversially inspiring Quick Tip videos for you.

Coping with Rage & Anger

Dealing with Racism & Discrimination

Then, if you are into networking and selling, I have a Quick Tip video with unknown author quotations on networking tips.

Oh, and by the way, if you want to be inspired daily, then you need to click here.

Now to this month’s topic… RESPONSIBILITY.

Have you noticed that fewer and fewer people actually stand up for their decisions in life and admit their mistakes? Anything that goes wrong is always blamed on others. I have noticed this more and more in big corporations today. Have you ever tried to get something approved when dealing with a big company? Most decisions have to be signed off by 10 or 20 people, as no one wants to be held liable. Huh?

Admittedly I was a bit more ‘in your face’ than normal. However I found that this approach works! Today when you try to please everybody, people don’t sit up and take notice. You need to get into their face and say something that grabs their attention. In fact I learnt a very important lesson the other day from an unknown author that once said, “If you can’t be criticized for it, it’s probably not remarkable. Are you devoting yourself to something devoid of criticism?

Wow!

Now why do I open with this quotation? Because this month’s topic is all about responsibility! I don’t know about you, but I am so sick and tired of people blaming everything else, except themselves for their life circumstances. It appears that we are living in a world where more and more people are becoming part of the ‘sheeple’ stupid brain dead mentality and rather blame anything else, than themselves for their circumstances. It’s a society where the term mass manipulation is making more and more sense.

It’s a society where people no longer have heroes to look up to. Suddenly power coupled with corruption is the norm. When last have you seen a leader take responsibility for their actions? Especially someone in a high position!

Ha, I would like to believe it’s a huge problem of today, then I discovered that some famous people from the past had also noticed that this was a common human trait. To follow on from my video on greatness, it was one of the few great leaders of the past, Winston Churchill, that said, “The price of greatness is responsibility!”

So it’s not just me that says that you will never be great if you constantly find blame in others and always make excuses. I would even take this comment further and create my own version of this quotation by saying, “The price on contentment, is responsibility.” In other words, finding true happiness, freedom and inner fulfilment is dependent on you taking responsibility for your own life!

Then there was the controversially wonderful Sigmund Freud who put it so brilliantly with, “Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”

Who or what is making us frightened of responsibility. Why are there so many spineless back-stabbers out there today? Are they born that way? Are the media and TV influencing people to become more greedy and to nurture a lack of self-respect and responsibility? These are serious issues in today’s world and really worry me. Or am I actually the wacked weird one, and is everybody else is normal? I never ever thought I would find the answer to this question.

Then by accident I stumbled across the former chairman of the FCC, Newton N. Minow (that’s the Federal Communications Commission in the USA) who seemed to have found the answer a few years back when he said, “We’ve gotten to the point where everybody’s got a right and nobody’s got a responsibility.”

Wow, wow, wow! I have never read a more true statement than that. Just think about the changes in the law with reference to human rights and how these have changed over the last few years. Survival of the fittest and standing up for what is right has been replaced by survival of the weirdest and standing up for what individuals with entitlement attitudes believe in! Isn’t that just so sad and messed up?

The past great motivational speaker, Leo Buscaglia, also saw the light when he said, “If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.”

It’s a fact! You cannot change facts! You cannot have freedom without responsibility! The minute you refrain from accepting that you and you alone are responsible for everything in your life, you will NEVER be content. Today when I bump into people with issues, I don’t let them upset me anymore… in fact I feel really sorry for them as I know that as long as they remain in that ‘lack of responsibility state of mind’ they will never find true happiness.

It’s all good and well for me to highlight the madness of society and people, but the aim of my Useletter is to help people and to change lives. So how can you become more accepting of responsibility so that you can not only change your life, but those of others around you too?

1.) Change the way you think and speak! Start with saying to yourself, “I MUST do something” rather than “Something should be done.” The one phrase demands action while the other phrase is just a mere expression. Just watch how many leaders and politicians love doing this. No matter what tragedy happens, politicians always have something to say to get into the media. But it’s always worded as… “Something needs to be done. We shouldn’t condone this behaviour. I will discuss this with my advisory committee over the next 10 years and maybe we will reach a decision!!!!”  Have you ever heard them say, “I take full responsibility and as from his moment on this is going to happen!” Next joke! It’s no use complaining about them, because that is not taking responsibility yourself either! Change the way they think and speak by changing your ‘woulds’ and ‘coulds’ to ‘will’ and ‘can’. By changing your speech you will influence others around you to change theirs too – and hopefully it will filter through to those in leadership positions. Remember, part of taking responsibility for your life is to be part of that change, no matter how small that change may be.

By the way, I received this wonderful definition of Ineptocracy last week: Ineptocracy – have you ever heard of that word? It explains a lot in the world today. It means: A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. The mere fact that this word exists means that YOU, me and everyone else needs to take the responsibility to change current thinking on this earth today from a blaming attitude to a responsibility attitude

2.) Hugely important! When you mess up – own up! Be big and brave enough to admit your mistakes. We are ALL human and we all make mistakes. In the same vein when someone else makes a mistake and owns up – learn to respect them for that responsibility and in turn forgive them while at the same time applauding them for having the courage to be honest and true

3.) It’s about you and you alone. So as long as you keep on blaming others, you give up your own power to change. Stop making excuses! Did you know that the majority of failures come from the people that always make excuses? Mmm that’s something to think about! Remember that you can ONLY get what you want in life when you STOP making excuses as to why you don’t have it.

4.) With responsibility comes commitment and the trait of never ever giving up. Remember even when there are other people out there that have contributed towards and are jointly responsible for your successes in life, ONLY YOU, are responsible for your failures! Let me explain… Yes, others may have had a role to play in your mishaps and failures, but it is your choice to remain a failure. People with responsibility learn from their failures, pick themselves up and try and try again until they succeed. That’s responsibility.

5.) As an unknown author once said, “Remember that guy that gave up?  Neither does anyone else!” You may be reading this and thinking that it is too difficult to accept responsibility for your own life. If that’s the case, then think of this quotation and ask yourself, do you want to be remembered and respected after you die, or do you want to be forgotten?

6.) Finally, make it your responsibility to bring love and peace back onto this earth. Realise that the future lies in your and your hands alone. If you don’t understand the concept of peace, then learn from this quotation by another unknown author that has found the most descriptive way with words I have ever seen… “It is only when you see a mosquito landing on your testicles that you realise that there is always a way to solve problems without using violence.”

And if all else fails, then you could always go for the last resort and follow the advice of the immortal Walt Disney who said, “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

I trust that with my pointers in this ‘Useletter’, I have given you a gentle kick in the teeth to understand the importance of accepting the fact that you and only you are responsible for everything that happens in your own life.

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Quick Tips with Wolfgang Riebe: Racism & Discrimination

March 3, 2014

Mind Shift Master, Wolfgang Riebe shares tips on dealing with racism & discrimination.

Quick Tips with Wolfgang Riebe: Greatness is within YOU

February 3, 2014

Mind Shift Master, Wolfgang Riebe identifies causes that hold back your greatness and offers solutions to identify your greatness.