Friday, September 12, 2014

We love TED Talks. Insight from professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts from a variety of fields ranging from science, to history, and wellness, perform their thoughts or findings on a particular subject. Some may be radical, while some more tame, but we can always rely on a TED Talk to provide us with insight on a new subject, or even ourselves. We look to these talks for inspiration, and the following five talks from inspiring women are at the top of our list! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

When some hear the word “vulnerable,” they equate it with weakness. Brene Brown challenges this idea with her incredibly moving TED Talk exploring the idea that your vulnerability can be beautiful, and also a powerful force. Her humor along with personal experience with feeling weakness make this talk easy to relate to, and easy to apply to your own life.

Nilofer Merchant: Got a Meeting? Take a Walk

We often underestimate the power of a short walk. When we are feeling uninspired at work, we may turn to an amusing website or article, but Merchant suggests that taking a short walk instead can have incredible results; refreshing your mind and allowing your ideas to flow. This talk may be short, but it will have an impact!

Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

This compelling talk on our perspective of people from different places, and their perspectives of us, is an eye-opening look at how only hearing one viewpoint can be incredibly detrimental. From her ideas of beauty as a small girl to her very confused college roommate, Adichie’s talk will not only make you laugh, but allow you to take a second look at your own preconceived notions, and challenge your future perspectives.

Susan Cain: The Power Of Introverts

Shy individuals are often told that they only way they can succeed in life is by “breaking out of their shell” or becoming more extroverted. Cain challenges this by explaining that introverts actually possess different qualities that can make them equally successful as their more outgoing counterparts. Watch this video for an instant confidence boost!

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius

The Eat Pray Love author shares her thoughts and fears after her novel’s success, and explores the expectations we place on people that become successful in creative industries. The best part? She offers listeners inspiration for always staying creative, and reveling in your own form on genius.

We hope you enjoy each of these TED Talks as much as we do! We love returning to our favorite talks for inspiration and discovering new talks on the TED website. Do you have a favorite TED Talk? Let us know!


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