The power of TED talks |Inspiration, Motivation and knowledge

I have known for years that they are a wonderful source of motivation and inspiration but have not really sat down and watched them before. We are doing this instead of watching TV and it is so much more powerful.

Recently we have decided it is time to get rid of our satellite TV service and have starting using Chromecast to watch other stuff and this has opened up a whole other side to watching. I am constantly amazed at the things my husband finds for our viewing pleasure

Hi guys it has been a while but I just have to share with you something my husband and I have taken to doing lately.

We have started listening to TED and TEDx talks and they have been really good. It has been a great way to spend time we would otherwise have spent watching normal TV.

I have known for years that they are a wonderful source of motivation and inspiration but have not really sat down and watched them before.  We are doing this instead of watching TV and it is so much more powerful.

Recently we have decided it is time to get rid of our satellite TV service and have starting using Chromecast to watch other stuff and this has opened up a whole other side to watching.  I am constantly amazed at the things my husband finds for our viewing pleasure

In the last week we have seen talks from an Australian that s an absolute master at beatboxing and looping.  What he does with his voice forever amazes me.

Then we have watched one by Tim Urban on Procrastination.  That was so good.  Tim talks about the what the procrastinators mind looks like compared to the non-procrastinator.  He talks about the rational thinker part of the brain versus the have fun monkey and then also the Panic monster. I could so relate to this.  I am a procrastinator from way back and it even though I overcome it most of the time there are still times when I would rather do everything except what I am supposed to be doing at the time.

An example of that is, I am trying to get my tax organised at the moment.  Do you think I can sit down for more than 10 minutes before something else has caught my attention?  It might be putting our gas Barbeque together, or getting on and doing some badly needed de-cluttering, or deciding that tonight I am going to cook a  stew so then spending the next half hour or so going through recipe books.  I know I will achieve it, but as Tim says it is usually only when the panic monster really kicks in.

Do you have this kind of problem too?

Here it is for your enjoyment.

Another one we have watched this week was ” do you think you can draw?”  This was amazing letting you learn that anyone no matter how bad you think you are can draw.  This was eye-opening and very enlightening. How many of you once you reach adulthood really feel you can not draw anymore?  Drawing is not a creative channel you can use?

Watch this talk by Graham Shaw and you will realise that everyone can draw.  Even if it just to make a power point presentation just a bit more interesting.

 

This  third talk was the first one I saw and I immediately started taking notes. This about Drawing your future. This is something I am learning at the moment through the teachings of William Wood in the Next Level Mastermind training I am doing.  It is a simple way to do goal setting and the three steps required to achieve your goals.

 

 See it,

Believe it

ACT on it.

 

I hope you have enjoyed these talks today.  I sure did and If you did please let me know.  If you want access to more inspiration and teaching ask me about Project Titan and the Empower Network.

I have learned so much from both product ranges.

Have a great day

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20 thoughts on “The power of TED talks |Inspiration, Motivation and knowledge”

  1. Awesome share! Love the videos. It’s true, sometimes we need to get rid of a habit like watching TV to gain something better.

    1. Thank you Theresa. It really is incredible some of the things they talk about in TED. There really is a lot that comes under the Technology Entertainment and Design topics

  2. Isn’t it funny … they don’t call TV “the idiot box” for nothing!

    I don’t think I’ve watched normal TV since 2012 and I certainly don’t miss the brain-dead drivel that we used to be served up on a nightly basis.

    And like you, we’ve turned our TV into a space for learning. And boy what a difference it has made.

    I really must get into TED TALKS.

    I’ve seen a few and got so much value out of them but I don’t view them regularly.

    And as for Project TITAN … THAT is opening up a whole new world for me!

    Thank you so much for sharing Leonie!

  3. This is such an awesome read, My wife and I can surely relate to this, its amazing how you can come to a realization of how much time we spend watching TV and playing Video games online. We have shifted our energy into new area’s now which require us to get busy and keep busy. We both have NO more time for TV and gaming now. I’ve been reading classic self help books within the last 60 days “How to stop worrying and how to start living” & “How to win friends and influence people” and these two books have truly helped Ressie and I get off the couch, get out of the comfort zone and start attacking life with true meaning..and that is to make every single second, minutes, hours work towards ourselves. Thanks for this blog Leonie, its a great reminder and a fantastic read. Keep up the great work!

    1. Thank you David. We are learning all the time. And the decision to relieve ourselves of Sky has been a big one. But needless to say it is opening up so much more.

    1. Thanks Jeanne. We have go so feed up with the self-promotion ads that our cable service does that we are giving it up and Alan is Weaning himself off by using streaming as much as possible. It has been enlightening.

  4. Great post on the power of Ted Talks, Leonie:)

    I love the Ted Talks! I have gotten so much inspiration and so many great business tips from watching them. Always be learning!

    Thanks for sharing this today!

    Kristine

    1. Thanks Kenny
      I will look that one out. I do love Simon Sinek and the whole idea of starting with your why.

    1. Thanks Sandy. We are finding Chromecast is a wonderful tool. More and more New Zealanders are moving to Streaming services for TV so they can choose what to watch when to watch.

  5. One of my favorite TED talks so far is by Sheryl Steinberg, the COO of Facebook, about women in business. It led me to purchase her book, Lean In, about working women, which I also really enjoyed. What a great resource we have at our fingertips. I’m excited to watch YOUR recommendations Leonie!

    1. Thanks Diana. I will have to look out for that one. There are some amazing people doing amazing things on these TED talks.

  6. Leonie I also love Ted Talks and I totally feel your pain about getting your tax books done. I was like that with ours for years until I finally decided that putting off doing them was actually causing me more pain than getting stuck in and getting them out of my hair. So I encourage you to set a time, sit down and get them done – you’ll love how free it will make you feel.

    1. Thanks Kerry. I get better every year. But the biggest thing I need to its pace myself over the tax year instead of doing all the data collection at the end of every six months.

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