5 Easy Steps to go from Fear and Stress to Happiness
A Keynote on How to Challenge Yourself for Personal Change
Wigge, an award-winning German TV personality and internationally recognized travel speaker, journeyed 25,000 miles in his experiment ‘How to Travel the World for Free’, without a penny in his pocket. He had to overcome his own fears to survive each day, reaching out to others for free food, free travel, and free accommodation. However, PBS producer and Tonight Show guest Michael Wigge has not always had these skills. Fear, lack of self-confidence, low self-esteem and even stuttering were large parts of his childhood. His ‘self-therapy…’:
To Overcome Stress & Fear, You Have To Go Through It, Not Around It!
Michael Wigge is a veteran of leaving the comfort zone. He explains how he started this strategy with his childhood game ‘Ring the Bell’ in his TED talk. This was followed by his widely acclaimed How-To projects in adult life. Wigge’s strategy is to accept and deliberately confront all weaknesses.
According to Wigge, ‘The ability to better understand others opens up new perspectives and builds character.’
The lively presentation of challenge-seeker Michael Wigge has an intentionally personal note; his aim is to inspire his audience to go for new and unknown paths in life: “Only those who are ready to constantly push their own boundaries will have long-term success.” Be brave! His 5 steps show how easy it can be for anyone to turn stress and fear into a happy and fulfilling life.
TEDex Talk – Overcoming Fear
Wigge describes in detail the importance of gratitude, forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, love, and kindness for a truly happy life. He also explains how several meditation practices have completely changed his own life and strengthened these qualities in his personality.
Finally, Wigge closes his inspiring presentation by attributing his success to connecting to a positive belief system, clear life purpose, and the right set of values, visions, and passions. These aspects have played a key role in his ability to face incredible challenges in the international TV market.
Wigge overcame his fear facing this challenge
- Overview of Wigge’s fearful and stressful childhood
- Wigge’s challenge projects such as ‘How to Travel the World for Free’
- Personal development to understand weaknesses and mistakes of others
- Personal growth to handle rejection and failure
- Creation of 5 step mental fitness training to build self-confidence, trust, and to overcome fear
- Passion, purpose, vision, beliefs, and values for a happy life
- Intro to meditation practices
- Practicing gratitude, forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, love, and kindness