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My favorite Tedtalks

I have to begin this post by doing a shout out to a fierce friend of mine Nathina who introduced me to Tedtalks, it took me a couple of years till I was a real fan. I was a student then and data struggle was real not that it’s any better, it still continues.  Tedtalks are now part of my staple diet in fact I would love to be a speaker there one day (yes I am putting it out to the universe).

Today I have compiled a list of five of my favorite talks that help with different emotions or situations.

WHY YOU SHOULD DEFINE YOUR FEARS INSTEAD OF YOUR GOALS – TIM FERRIS

When I decided to manage my depression without medication, I started looking for practical helpful techniques. What drew me in is the speaker Tim Ferris who suffers from bipolar depression and he talks about stoicism and how it helped him. This talk was so good that I went on a stoic binge for a month and I watch it repeatedly whenever I need a refresher course.

A SAUDI WOMAN WHO DARED TO DRIVE-MANALAL SHARIF

Tired of your mundane life and would like to have an impact on your circle of impact but don’t have the motivation? This is the talk for you, this formidable speaker faced jail time and death threats all because she dared to drive. Manalal does a great job of inspiring one to be a driver of their own lives (pun definitely intended).

WHY WE HAVE FEW WOMEN LEADERS- SHERYL SANDBERG

I am a proud feminist and woman supporter, I truly believe we need a seat at the table. Sheryl speaks on the hard truths on why there is a poor global representation in terms of woman in leadership positions and how we can be part of the change.

HOW GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE ACTION –SIMON SINEK

This talk gives tangible practical tips on how to be a great leader. He explains about working from the inside out and how people buy into the why and not what you do.

SUCCESS, FAILURE AND THE DRIVE TO KEEP CREATING

You have now attained your goal but are fearful of the next level, a little voice is asking you can you beat the previous achievement? Elizabeth knows this feeling all too well as the author of the iconic Eat Pray Love she faced the same dilemma and shares how she overcame it.

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