I love Ted Talks! And as the name of this post suggests, I have gleaned life-changing-perspective and mind-blowing insight.
Today I want to share some of my favorites with you. I love so many of them and it’s hard to remember them all, but these are the ones I probably reference the most. I hope you enjoy my little collection of Ted Talks gems!
1. Esther Perel: The secret to desire in long term relationships.
Even if you’re single this is a great talk. In this talk Esther gives a frank and fresh perspective on what creates and fosters desire and how that can sometimes be at war with love. I really appreciate her take on healthy relationships, boundaries and her focus on the person being and feeling whole, in and of themself.
2. Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability.
Exactly like it sounds, this well loved talk explains how vulnerability and shame are also the birthplace of many a good thing if we can learn to embrace the mess and let go of of our the fears that can paralyze us from letting our authenttic selves be seen.
3. Srikumar Rao: Plug Into Your Hardwired Happinesss
This one hit me hard. As one who was always trying to get straight A’s on my report card of life, this one explains how not only is that a fools errand, but it’s also a terrible waste of a life. This one went a long way to helping me see the beauty in the journey and to letting go of the my expectations about outcomes.
4. Tim Urban: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator.
Funny and cleverly delivered, you’ll meet the Monkey who wants to play all day and keep us from doing the hard stuff of life. I enjoyed feeling like I wasn’t alone in this or that I have some attention disorder condition…No, no…I just have a Monkey in my head. This talk helped me see that in major life projects, with no deadline and no one to hold me accountable it is my duty to keep that Monkey in check. Because left to his own devices he will always choose to play… all day, every day.
5. Sarah Lewis: Embrace the Near Win
This talk inspired in me a new perspective in regards to how I felt about my “failures”. It affirms how our “near wins” (aka near misses) can spur tenacity and perseverance in a person. Also, how mastery is achieved through creating consistently excellent outcomes; that takes s lot of near wins to accomplish. Sarah shares how if we can see these moments as opportunities for recalibration, we might improve our chances for a better outcome on our next try.
6. Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Food for the souls of entrepreneurs and businesses minded, this talk helps us understand the “why” in business is invaluable insight especially when building a brand. Also, check out his interview about “Millenials in the workplace” and another of his Ted Talks on “How Good leaders maker us feel safe”.
7. Tusn Nguyen: Volunteerism
From a humble background that encouraged and embraced gratitude and community activism his a story that inspired me to up my volunteer efforts while doing what I love!
8. Andrew Solomon: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are.
A beautiful talk about adversity and how it shapes our character. This one brought the tears and helped me be grateful for my past challenges that made me who I am today.
Ted Talks are “ideas worth sharing”, so if you liked any or all of these please share the wealth!
Wanna share a talk with me? Please do. Send me link and share the ideas that inspire you!