TedTalks play a huge part in my self-development journey. I started listening to TedTalks in secondary school when my form tutor would put them on in the morning. I love the mix of experts, celebrities and ordinary people telling their stories or giving talks to help others. Over the years, I’ve been compiling lists of my favourite TedTalks. We all know that I like to rabbit on about growth so here are my favourite talks for growing as a person.
Mel Robbins – How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over
Mel is one of the first motivational speakers that I started watching when I started on my self-development journey. Her tough-love attitude has such an amazing impact on me. She says what people need to hear, but sometimes, don’t want to hear. This TedTalk is one of the most powerful ones I’ve ever listened to. I try to listen to this like once a month when I need that mid-month kick up the ass and it’s so effective.
Scott Geller – The Psychology of Self-Motivation
This is another one of the most powerful TedTalk’s that I’ve ever listened to. Scott’s personal story with motivation together with his knowledge of psychology behind motivation is the perfect mix. I love a good mix of anecdotal talks as well as research and stats to back the stories up. If you need some tips on how to get yourself revved up for some personal growth definitely give this a listen.
Sarah Knight – The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k
I actually found this TedTalk after I’d read her book with the same title. Sarah has the same kind of realist attitude that Mel Robbins has and if you like that then Sarah Knight’s talk is definitely for you. Sarah has some hard truths to tell about what you should give your time, effort and energy to. For me, this talk was revolutionary.
Pamela Meyer – How to Spot a Liar
Putting this in my list of TedTalk’s for growth felt a little strange but I think it really does have a place here. Knowing when people are being honest with you is really important. Please don’t think that I’m saying that you need to be sceptical of everyone who talks to you but I believe that having at least a little bit of knowledge about body language is really beneficial. I am super interested in body language and I really think that it can really help with emotional intelligence.
Debi Silber – Stop Sabotaging Yourself
Self-sabotaging is something that I do best. It is one of the worst things about myself if I’m honest. Debi’s talk really helped me realise that as simple as it is to sabotage yourself, the rewards that come with carrying on and chasing your goals are massive. I really recommend this talk if you tend to sabotage yourself too. Debi really puts things into perspective with this talk.
♡ What TedTalks do you enjoy?
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be lead by the dreams in your heart” – Roy T. Bennett.
Until next time,