Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending a TEDx talk, and yesterday I watched Shawn Achor talk on “The Happy secret to better work”. It’s a really inspiring talk that whilst we assume that we will be happier when we become successful, the opposite happens. He actually argues that happiness inspires us to be more productive. Have a look and see for yourself.
The next video on the playlist is “The new era of positive psychology” by Martin Seligman, the author of Authentic Happiness, Learned Optimism and Flourish.
The next talk is by Angela Lee Duckworth. Her talk explains her theory that grit is a predictor of success. She defines grit as “passionate perseverance”. I’ve pre-ordered her book and can’t wait to read it.
The fifth talk on the playlist is by Neil Pasricha. His talk is “The 3 A’s of awesome”.
The next talk is by Simon Sinek’s talk “How great leaders inspire action”
My sixth talk is by Dan Pink on “the puzzle of motivation”.
My final talk from the playlist is by Brene Brown, on the power of vulnerability. It’s the first of her TED talks, and I can’t honestly remember if I’ve posted this video before, but I’ve watched it several times. It’s a powerful talk by a world expert on shame. She has written many books and I’m currently working through her e-course.
These are my TED talks of the week. I hope that you find them inspiring, and take the time to view them. I’m trying to get into the habit of watching them first thing in the morning.
Take care for now