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. Here are my favorite top 5 TED talks for personal development.

I am a big fan of personal growth and development (as you guys know) hence I am a huge fan of TED talks.

I’ve gathered the top 5 talks for personal development and happiness in general. I hope you’ll find inspiration in these and go grab those opportunities we all KNOW we have but rarely seek.



1. How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over with Mel Robbins


I love this woman, she is such an inspiring speaker. She’s the woman 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.

Sounds too easy, eh? 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.





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 is 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 really resonated with me. This talk is 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.

Mellow is good, people 🙂

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. She talks about fighting fear, obstacles and a lack of motivation in order to achieve your goals and dreams (sound familiar?).

Carrie Green started her online business at age 20. She now gets over 100,000 hits on her website every month.

She even started The Female Entrepreneur Association to help inspire and connect people like us 🙂 Over 140,000 women have joined.

Check out their digital magazine called, This Girl Means Business. SO INSPIRING!

Make sure you check out the above links after watching Carrie’s talk.




5. Your body language may shape who you are with Amy Cuddy


Get up! Loosen up! And 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.”