Why are motivational speakers less in India

    Bad Nauheim (hms). Biyon Kattilathu's T-shirt says "Because every day is special." That is the motto of his first tour. "When we change, the world changes" or "Everyone is happy, some just don't know it yet" One can argue with all of the old philosophical words.

    The 35-year-old good-looking son of Indian immigrants does not stop at sayings. He tells stories, creates images in the head, encourages personal experience and thus casts a spell over the predominantly young audience for two and a half hours.

    "Brown" cockchafer in kindergarten

    The graduate engineer, doctor of economics, author, Youtuber, speaker and motivational speaker jumps on the stage and begins to tell: about his childhood in the Westphalian town of Hagen, his first experience with racism and disappointed love as a "brown" cockchafer in kindergarten, the great trust of his father towards the people, his knowledge from youthful mistakes. He not only asks the audience rhetorically but directly, which after a short period of restraint goes along actively and loudly.

    Using a lifetime tape measure that lies over each seat, he makes it clear: Each of the 86,400 seconds a day is important. At midnight, what one has not lived is irretrievably erased.

    The richest place on earth is not a city but the cemetery. There would be millions of unfulfilled dreams and idle ideas. We shouldn't make the cemetery even richer, he warned.

    He begins his journey to more self-love with authentic persuasiveness and youthful dynamism. "The red lights are not so mandatory in India," he joked, in order to immediately point out the opportunity that the green phase offers for a first step. "We all look too much at our poddr - the dot on the forehead of the Indians that marks the caste - and not at what we really are."

    Even a crumpled and trodden banknote is no less valuable because of its appearance. How easy it is to pull yourself and others down, a viewer learns by means of a rope. Then you need self-confidence.

    Respect is important to him

    And that means accepting yourself completely and not always nagging yourself. "You are good the way you are," is the message. "When we are loved, needed, praised, we feel valuable," he explains. He demonstrates how thoughts trigger feelings and how quickly they can throw us off balance.

    "The less expectations we build, the less we can be disappointed." A nice message for Valentine's Day!

    "Would you marry yourself?" He asks. Embarrassed giggling in the almost fully occupied Art Nouveau theater. Then a listener reads an affirmative text to herself to cheering applause and shines. Respect for everyone is important to Kattilathu. Especially when you have to choose between accept, change and leave - not easy, but necessary. The youngest (10 years old) was allowed to say on stage: "No, I won't accept if someone wants to give me something bad!" This is how he wants to motivate young people to be stronger. For him, what counts is the motive why you should or shouldn't do something. His father jokingly said that his son was selling motivation in bags, but Biyon relies more on reflection. Everyone can recognize themselves in their stories. "The most important moment is now, and the most important deed is love": a conclusion that he hopes will stick.