Top 5 TED Talks to Inspire

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I love me some TED Talks… whether I’m podcasting while walking, killing time at the airport or white-noising during marathon edit sessions – TED feeds my brain and soul.  So I’m sharing some of my favourite inspirational TED Talks below to share to inspire you into a bright 2016 year – in no particular order.  Enjoy!

5.  The Power of Vulnerability

Dr. Brene Brown’s research into human connection explores why happier people accept the unknown and why vulnerability made them feel better and more beautiful. We all feel vulnerable and fearful at times, however these situations can be extremely powerful paths leading to growth.


4.  How to get Your Ideas to Spread

A big mentor for me is Seth Godin and in this world of so many options and too little time, our choice is often to ignore the ordinary stuff. Seth talks about why this is, and just like a purple cow – when it comes to getting attention, either bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than the same ole boring ones.


3.  Why We Do What We Do

Tony Robbins does his homework and research, making his talks educational and consistently motivating. What motivates us and makes us do the things we do?  Robbins says “emotions are the invisible force of internal drive.” We’re all able to think intellectually, however it’s our emotions that make affect quality of our lives. Fulfillment is an art – it’s about appreciation & contribution.


2. Schools Kill Creativity

Ken Robinson’s TED Talk will have you in stitches while making you seriously think about our education systems. Robinson about how we measure academic ability and intelligence as well as the need to encourage and nurture creativity in our children.


1. Got a meeting? Take a walk

Nilofer Merchant’s concept is quite simple: We are sitting 9.3 hours per day on average – and it is slowly killing us. “Sitting has become the smoking of our generation,” she says. So instead of having the typical work meeting, take your meetings outside – and you’ll be surprised by how easily fresh air can drive fresh thinking.


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