Ted Talks to Help You Kick Ass!


Embrace The Near Win by Sarah Lewis

Art historian, Sarah Lewis, makes the case for celebrating for our near wins.

Success is a destination, but mastery is a journey and that constant effort to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. There are no failures, only near wins and each one of these near wins should push us on towards that moment of success.

It is mastery that we should thrive for. Mastery is not hitting the target once, but knowing that you can do it, time and time again.


8 Secrets of Success by Richard St. John

When analyst Richard St. John sat next to a young girl on a plane, he was unable to answer her when she asked him- how do you become a success?

He decided to conduct 500 interviews to ascertain what it is that creates success. The results are this enjoyable, humorous, short but still informative Ted Talk. A great talk to have on as you are getting ready in the morning.


Why We Do What We Do by Tony Robbins.

It's not surprising that one of the most popular Ted Talks of all time is given by Tony Robbins. It's hard to discount a man who was the first port of call for people like President Bill Clinton and Venus Williams.

In this talk he gets us to ask why it is we do what we do. Robbins says that this is the internal drive that will push us on. We need to figure out what the emotions are that are attached to this and these will help us to make better decisions, decision being the ultimate power.


The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

After passing up on the opportunity to invest in the billion dollar company, Warby Parker, organisational psychologist, Adam Grant, decided to study people who he describes as originals. These are not just people who have new ideas, but people who also act on them. He found that they had habits, not like you would expect.

This is an extremely witty and informative Ted Talk, that will help you find that "sweet spot" for creativity, as he describes it.


How I Became an Entrepreneur at 66

Missing the boat, is often an excuse you hear for people not pursuing their passions. Let Paul Tasner, an engineer in manufacturing and technology, put a pep in your step with this humorous and hugely inspiring Ted Talk. 

Let go from his job at the age of 64, retirement was simply not an option financially. Tasner talks us through his journey to setting up an innovative and award winning company that specialises in biodegradable packaging.