Don’t you just love Ted Talks? They are so inspiring and beautiful. Every time you watch it, you have this intense desire to be great. That’s how powerful it can be. Here is a collection of noteworthy Ted Talks from inspiring women you should watch:
1. Say your truths and seek them in others
“We spend so much of our time uncomfortable in our own skin, like we have ADD: authenticity deficit disorder…”
Elizabeth Lesser talks about her 3 big lessons she took with her from midwifery. One: Uncover your soul. Two: When things get difficult or painful, try to stay open. Three: Every now and then, step off your hamster wheel into deep time. She also talked about frayed relationships and the death of a loved one. She describes the healing process of putting aside pride and defensiveness to make way for soul-baring and truth-telling.
2. How to gain control of your free time
“Even if we are busy, we have time for what matters. And when we focus on what matters, we can build the lives we want in the time we’ve got.”
Laura Vanderkam shares her discoveries from her years of studies about how busy people spend their lives. Laura is a time management expert. In this video, she offers some actionable tips to help us find more time for things that matter most to us.
3. Success, failure and the drive to keep creating
“Your home is whatever in this world you love more than you love yourself.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, the woman behind the phenomenal book ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ shares her story from being a diner waitress to a highly acclaimed author. In this talk, she shares beautiful insight about why success can be as baffling as failure and how we should carry on regardless of outcomes.
4. The power of vulnerability
“The more afraid we are, the more vulnerable we are, the more afraid we are.”
Brené Brown shares her deep insight from her research about human connection. In this talk, she’ll share how she expanded her perception and changed the way she live, love, work, and parent.
5. Remember to say thank you
“I want you to true your wheels: be honest about the praise that you need to hear.”
In this short but impactful talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of praise, admiration and thank you, and having it be specific and genuine.
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