If I’m at my home office for the day, I find that I’m more likely to make myself a lunch and enjoy a meal then when I’m on the go or traveling. What I also do during my lunch at my home office is watch the previous evening of The Daily Show and browse through TEDTalks to boost my creativity for the afternoon. I am totally a morning person and find it most difficult to function 3-5pm. Someone posted recently on Twitter (cannot remember who – sorry!) their five favorite TEDTalks, which made contemplate my favorite. It’s super difficult to narrow this to five. Anyone who knows me will likely understand why these five are my favorite. May I have a drum roll please…
5. This may very well be the first TedTalk I ever watched. I caught this one during one of my “Social Media Sundays” when I lived in Vietnam. Not only did I fall head over heels for Simon Sinek (I seriously have a crush on this brilliant man), but I would say that Simon’s Golden Circle philosophy played a small role in my wanting to establish my own business once I returned to the States. So… thank you Simon. I’m glad I found my Why!
Simon Sinek – Start With Why
4. Having lived in small spaces all my life, and having lived out of a backpack for five months, I can appreciate the value in having less stuff. In fact, when I first moved to Japan, part of my personal theme was, “simplify my life.” I appreciate Graham Hill’s ability to do less with more and understanding that bigger houses and more stuff does not equate to happiness.
Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness
3. I’m always inspired by people who wish to connect others and with others and who genuinely wish to make the world a better place. This project also focuses on what and how we communicate, and the benefits of more open communication. For that, I’m a huge fan.
Candy Chang: Before I die I want to…
2. This 11-year old boy renews my belief that 5th graders should rule the world. I strongly believe that we should have a special UN council made of of 10 and 11 year old kids from around the world. They are brilliant and creative and they care about our Earth. Birke gives a terrific presentation.
Birke Baehr – What’s Wrong With Our Food System
1. Louie is not only an inspirational speaker who forces you to hit the pause button, but his new project, featured in a short video within his Ted Talk, is a clip I’d like to wake up to and meditate with every single day. If we all approached our world in this way, we would live in a much brighter universe.
Louie Schwartzberg – Gratitude