Top 10 TED Talks for Rethinking and Inspiring Your Work

In my last post, I mentioned my favorite inspiring podcasts, one of which is the TED Talks video podcast.  I love TED Talks, those inspiring talks you can watch free online. So it’s about time I dedicate a blog post to TED.

I want to tell you my favorite TED Talks for making your work life more fun, empowered, and successful. My clients will recognize some of these as ones I suggest for homework.

First, I have a celebration to share. I’m excited that I’m going to attend my first live TEDx event (TEDx Shelburne Falls). I even get to help out with it, including volunteering to coach one of the speakers.

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Top 6 Inspiring Podcasts for Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

Do you listen to podcasts? I enjoy them regularly. They’re free and can be fantastic sources of education. They can be a waste of time too, full of sales pitch junk, so I’ve discovered some that are worth the time, especially for heart-centered business growers. They’re also useful for any creative independent thinkers.

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What’s Calling You?

What’s a “calling” anyway? A calling is anything you’re sensing as a sign of what you should be doing. It might come from an internal longing, or lots of external messages that contain a similar theme. Often it comes from internal and external signals at the same time.

When I talk about callings, I don’t just mean what to do in the grand sense of life purpose. It could be what you’re called to do in this moment. You might think you should be figuring out something big, but maybe your most immediate calling is to call a friend.

What do you feel called to do right now? Are you being called to go eat a healthy meal? Take a walk? Grieve a loss? Speak up at work? Start with what’s calling you in this moment.

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My Current Reading List

Are you like me with trying to read more than one book at a time?

I get so excited about certain books and it’s hard to be loyal to just one at a time… so they start piling up. You’d feel the same way if you had these fantastic books in front of you, as I do now:

  1. The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (2011)
    ~by Valerie Young, Ed.D.
  2. Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love (2009)
    ~by Jonathan Fields
  3. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009)
    ~by Daniel Pink
  4. The Tao of Entrepreneurship (2009)
    ~by Marcia Bench

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