TED Talks That Inspire

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When we think of inspiration, we typically think of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. But inspiration can come in many different forms. Wake up and make your day great with these eight TED talks. These are, after all, ideas worth spreading.

 

How to live passionately – no matter your age

By Isabel Allende

Regardless you age, you have the capacity to make your life great. And it all comes down to perspective. In this refreshingly candid talk, you’ll take on a new one and be challenged to answer one question: what’s the one thing you intend to do with your one, wild life? Just a light subject matter to think about over your morning cup of joe.

 

The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown

What’s the one thing that unites all of humanity? According to Brené Brown , it’s our desire – and ability – to connect with others. With smart funny insight, you’ll gain a deeper understanding on what it means to be vulnerable, empathetic, and courageous.  Take a listen. The worst that can happen is that you open up and feel alive.

 

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek

People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.  At least that’s what Simon Sinek says as dissects the science behind “The Golden Circle,” and why some people and brands inspire action while others do not. Stop what you’re doing, and start asking “why” – it could be the key to unlocking your purpose in life.

 

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Louie Schwartzberg

Nature’s beauty can be easily missed, but not through the lens of Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. Stunning time-lapse photography meets a powerful message that will transform the way you look at life. Sit back, relax, and connect with the raw beauty of nature and discover a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.

 

Your body language shapes who you are

Amy Cuddy

Your body language has the unique ability to transform other people’s perceptions – and even your own. If you want to be powerful and deserving, let your body do the talking. Discover how your power pose can change the way your life unfolds and take on the world with confidence.

 

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson

Do Schools make kids brainwashed idiots? Sir Ken Robinson makes a compelling case that we all born born with creative potential and it’s up to parents, and teachers, to help kids fulfill it. Put down your pencils, open your mind, and dive head-first into the world of divergent thinking. Your brain will thank you.

 

Your elusive creative genius

Elizabeth Gilbert

Looking for some creative inspiration? Look no further than Eat.Pray.Love author Elizabeth Gilbert as she tackles genius, creativity, and how we get in our own way when it comes to both. Stop self-sabotaging and don’t be afraid of the work you were put on this earth to do. Go on, unleash that genius, baby.

 

The surprising science of happiness

Dan Gilbert

Why is it that some people are able to find happiness in the face of catastrophic life events while others, despite “having it all”, cannot? It’s because they know the secret of happiness. I won’t spoil it for you. Instead, I invite you

What are you waiting for, go stumble on some happiness.

 

Inspired yet? Share your favorite TED Talk in the comments, we’d love to watch.