Work could at times be frustrating. Before you lose your motivation to do brilliant things, start your day with these TED talks about work.
Watching these videos will change the way you use your time and the way you think. These videos will also help you discover that a mess can be good; that being a titan at work is not everything in this world; that to find the work you love, discovery has to start within you.
Laura Vanderkam: How to gain control of your free time
Time management expert Laura Vanderkam tells us how to find time for what matters the most. Do you know how many hours you have for all your priorities every day?
According to Laura, time is a choice. You have 168 hours a week and you can find time for what’s important to you. Keep this inspiring talk on your list.
Favorite quotes from Laura:
“We don’t build the lives we want by saving time. We build the lives we want and then time saves itself.”
“Time is highly elastic - we cannot make more time, but time will stretch to accommodate what we choose to put into it.”
“We have the power to live our lives with the things that deserve to be there.”
Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
In this TED talk, Tim takes a light approach on a weighty subjet with his hilarious storytelling.
Favorite quote from Tim:
“We need to think about what we’re really procrastinating on because everyone is procrastinating on something in life.”
Adam Grant: The surprising habit of original thinkers
Are you an ‘original’? No, this is not about that vampire series. This is about the nonconformists who Adam described as the people who not only have new ideas but who take action to champion them. He shared three things he learned about recognizing originals and how to become a little more like them.
Favorite quotes from Adam:
“To be original you don’t have to be the first. You just have to be different and better.”
“If you look across fields, the greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most.”
Tim Harford: How frustration can make us more creative
Are you the type of person of who freaks out when something gets broken or things didn’t go as planned? Are you that super organized freelancer who won’t get to finish work when things turned out a little messy?
Watch this TED talk and listen to Tim as he delves into the unexpected advantages of having to deal with anything that’s frustrating.
Favorite quote from Tim:
“Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it isn’t helping you.”
Shonda Rhimes: My year of saying yes to everything
The brilliant mind behind “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Scandal” will make you think about three things: your dream job, your most significant role, and your “hum”. If you’ve been hustling hard that it’s extremely overwhelming, take a break and watch this moving TED talk.
Favorite quotes from Shonda:
“...You'll hear me when I say that I understand that a dream job is not about dreaming. It's all job, all work, all reality, all blood, all sweat, no tears. I work a lot, very hard, and I love it.”
“So what do you do when the thing you do, the work you love, starts to taste like dust?”
“Work doesn’t work without play.”
Scott Dinsmore: How to find work you love
Scott, the late founder of the international community “Live Your Legend”, will inspire you to discover the kind of work that will make you push your limits.
Favorite quote from Scott:
“The things that we have in our head that we think are impossible are often just milestones waiting to be accomplished if we can push those limits a bit.”
Hope you've had your dose of inspiration to start a project or find one to bid on today.
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