I think it’s safe to say 2016 made us all a bit tired and most of us can use a little pick-me-up. I know I can.. There is no better way to get motivated than to watch a super inspiring TED talk. I’ve watched my fair share of these in the past couple of years, and wanted to share my favorites.
Roxane Gay: Confessions of a Bad Feminist
In this TED Talk, writer Roxane Gay (I also recommend following her on Twitter) uses humor to explain that feminism comes in many ways – and it really resonated with me. This talk had me thinking for days, and eventually I realized that there is nothing wrong with defining your activism the way that you see it.
Magnus Walker: Go With Your Gut Feeling
The former CEO of Hot Topic Magnus Walker tells it like it is in this extremely personal TED talk. According to him, a hard work ethic and good intuition will bring you further in life than a well thought out and detailed life plan. Passion goes a long way.
Caroline McHugh: The Art of Being Yourself
If you’ve ever struggled with being yourself – or even questioned your own identity, this talk is going to resonate with you. Caroline McHugh’s words and personal stories will touch you in your heart. You are not what you think you are.
Meg Jay: Why 30 is Not The New 20
Do you need a kick in the butt? Here you go. In this talk, psychologist Meg Jay explains why she doesn’t agree with the saying ’30 is the new 20′. Jay says that our twenties are a time where the things we do – and the things we don’t – will have a huge effect on the rest of our lives. Time to get going!
Mel Robbins: How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over
Criminal lawyer and life coach Mel Robbins is known for her no-nonsense attitude that helps her clients achieve their goals. Her thoughts on the word ‘fine’ are really interesting, and will definitely make you motivated to get up and get shit going right now.