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Are you looking for some inspiring motivational tips for yourself or your business? Don’t have a lot of time to read long articles or books? If you’re looking for easy, short motivational talks, then consider exploring TED Talks. TED Talks is a platform for speakers from every walk of life and from all corners of the world, who present well-formed ideas, all in just under 18 minutes. There are over 2,500 TED Talks and counting, and the selection can be overwhelming. We spent some time recently reviewing some of the best TED Talks on motivation and have compiled a list of 5 of the most inspiring TED Talks that are sure to trigger some motivation in your life and for your business.
1. THE HAPPY SECRET TO BETTER WORK – SHAWN ACHOR
We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive. (Source: TED.com/talks)
2. What I Learned when I Conquered the World’s Toughest Triathalon – Minda Dentler
A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and then a full-length marathon on hot, dry ground — with no breaks in between: the legendary Ironman triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, is a bucket list goal for champion athletes. But when Minda Dentler decided to take it on, she had bigger aspirations than just another medal around her neck. She tells the story of how she conquered this epic race, and what it inspired her to do next. (Source: TED.com/talks)
3. Be Humble – and Other Lessons from the Philosophy of Water – Raymond Tang
How do we find fulfillment in a world that’s constantly changing? Raymond Tang struggled with this question until he came across the ancient Chinese philosophy of the Tao Te Ching. In it, he found a passage comparing goodness to water, an idea he’s now applying to his everyday life. In this charming talk, he shares three lessons he’s learned so far from the “philosophy of water.” “What would water do?” Tang asks. “This simple and powerful question … has changed my life for the better.” (Source: TED.com/talks)
4. How to Speak up for Yourself – Adam Galinsky
Speaking up is hard to do, even when you know you should. Learn how to assert yourself, navigate tricky social situations and expand your personal power with sage guidance from social psychologist Adam Galinsky. (Source: TED.com/talks)
5. What I Learned from 100 Days of Rejection – Jia Jiang
Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days — from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a “burger refill” at a restaurant — Jiang desensitized himself to the pain and shame that rejection often brings and, in the process, discovered that simply asking for what you want can open up possibilities where you expect to find dead ends. (Source: TED.com/talks)
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