For this week’s TED talks, I’ve turned to the “A better you” playlist. There are 13 talks in this playlist, but I’ve only chosen seven, but you can have a look at the complete list and choose some different talks. My goal is about developing the habit of watching one TED talk a day, your maybe something completely different.
The first talk has become one of my favourites. It by Amy Cuddy on how you can use body language to feel more confident yourself. She says “don’t fake it till you make it, fake it till you become it”. You’ve got to love that. Take a look, and seriously, watch till the end.
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
In this second talk, Richard St John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a continuous journey. It’s only when you stop trying that you fail. It’s a short talk, so check it out.
Richard St John: Success is a continuous journey
My third choice in this playlist is Larry Smith’s talk. It’s very funny, and reminds us to follow our passions. I just wish he wouldn’t walk so much!
Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career.
My fourth choice is John Wooden’s talk. In this talk he explains his own definition of success.
John Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding
Number five on my list is Kathryn Schulz’s talk about being wrong. It’s something we don’t like being, however, we can’t be right all the time, and so perhaps we should embrace our fallibility.
Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong
The next talk is from Ron Gutman on the power of smiling. Did you know that your smile can be a predictor of how you you live????
The final talk that I’ve chosen is by David Brooks. It’s a fascinating talk about balance in your life.
David Brooks: Should you live for your resume.. or your eulogy?
That’s my talks for this week
Take care for now