Do you feel like you are lacking motivation or inspiration? Look no further. TED Talks feature speakers from all around the world who have ideas worth spreading. These videos can leave you inspired, emotional and want to instill change. They are a great way to start off your day. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and listen to one while you are getting ready in the morning or on your during your morning commute!
Here are some TED Talks that I think are worth watching.
Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Body language is a huge indicator in how we feel and how people perceive us. Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist talks about the importance of “power posing” even when you do not feel the most confident or self assured. This is the optimal time to pose your body in such way to help you believe in yourself and achieve success. No slouching people!
Angela Lee Duckworth: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
She discusses the importance of determination and grit. IQ is not everything, no matter how highly it is valued. Patience, perseverance and determination allow for an individual to reach their goals. For those who need that extra little push to keep striving for their ambitions should give this video a watch.
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
This one is long, but worth the watch. Simon Sinek identifies the commonalities between leaders and deems it the golden circle. The success of these leaders and businesses is their ability to answer and explain “why” they sell what they do. Ultimately people believe leaders who believe in their own ideas true heartedly.
Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders
The COO of Facebook delivers a talk about the recurring topic of the low percentage of women leaders. She provides women 3 points of advice to gain the top spots in their profession. This one is for all you trying to move up the corporate ladder and for any powerful women out there for that matter!
Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs a Champion
This quick video makes a powerful impact on the importance of building relationships and connections. Specifically in the education system and the importance of encouraging students to never give up. This helps to build a strong foundation for each individual for the rest of their lives. It might give you a few tears, so be warned!