5 Powerful TED Talks for Personal Development

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powerful ted talks for personal development

TED talks are – hands down – the most inspiring footage out there.

In this article, I’ve bundled up my absolute favorite TED talks for personal development and becoming your best self.

You all know I’m all about personal growth, hence I am a huge fan of TED talks.

I hope you’ll find inspiration in these motivational videos and go grab those opportunities we all know we get but rarely seek.

Watch the videos then go chase some dreams. ✨



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1. How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over With Mel Robbins

I love this woman, she is such an inspiring speaker.

She’s the genius behind the 5-second rule – by counting backward from 5 you’ll trick your mind and the world will be at your feet and possibilities – endless.

It may sound ridiculously simple, but watch her talk and check out her award-winning blog.

“It’s your job to make yourself do the crap you don’t wanna do, so you can be EVERYTHING that you’re supposed to be.”

“Stop waiting to feel like it.”

So as Nike would say – just do it and stop screwing yourself over. 




2. The Secret Of Becoming Mentally Strong With Amy Morin

The basis for this talk is…

Stop feeling sorry for yourself and surround yourself with pity.

And stop having unhealthy beliefs about others and the world and instead learn how to manage and build your mental strength. Give up bad mental habits.

Mental health and mental strength are and could potentially be more important than your physical health and physical strength.

Think about this for a minute and watch the talk.

“No matter what your goals are, building mental strength is the key to reaching your greatest potential.”




3. The Power Of Introverts With Susan Cain

Being an introvert myself, this talk by Susan Cain really resonated with me.

 It’s about how we as introverts can be viewed as just as strong and have excellent skills and abilities that the world is truly in need of.

And that we shouldn’t feel ashamed to be an introvert or a mellow, quiet person.

My motto is and will always be…

Quiet people can do amazing things. 

Note that shyness is not the same as introversion – Susan explains why.

I don’t know why but Susan also makes me feel soothed and comfortable while listening to her talk.

Always a bonus.




4. Programming Your Mind For Success With Carrie Green

Calling all female entrepreneurs.

This one’s for you.

Carrie Green talks about fighting fear, obstacles, and a lack of motivation in order to achieve your goals and dreams.

She started her online business at age 20.

She now gets over 100,000 hits to her website every month.

She even started The Female Entrepreneur Association to help inspire and connect likeminded female entrepreneurs.

Over 140,000 women have joined (including myself).

Watch her inspiring talk below.




5. Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are With Amy Cuddy

  • Stand up.
  • Loosen up.
  • Be confident.

Our body language affects how others view us, and also how we see ourselves.

Amy talks about “power posing” and how if you stand in a posture of confidence (even if you’re not feeling yourself at that moment), this will automatically boost feelings of confidence and can make a huge difference and it may have an effect on your chance for success in life.

Try it and watch the talk.

“Fake it till you make it.”

“Our minds change our bodies, our bodies change our minds.”


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