End the Year Feeling Fiercely Inspired
With My Favorite TED Talks
Ted Talks have become one of my favorite platforms for powerful storytelling. I love to get out of my own bubble and hear from brilliant entrepreneurs, experts, and people who have overcome all odds—it always motivates me to give, share, and live even more fully.
So you might be similarly inspired this holiday season, I’ve put together my top must-watch talks below. There are beautiful lessons here for women entrepreneurs like us on business, success, relationships, and femininity. Enjoy!
Example not Exception
Here’s a Ted Talk to really light a fire in you. Journalist and Author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon KILLS IT on stage at TedxWomen making the case that women entrepreneurs globally are ready, willing and able to play big in the world—and that it’s time to invest. Because as Gayle puts it, 50% of the population is not a special interest group.
I Got 99 Problems…Palsy is Just One
Maysoon Zayid may insist that she is “not inspiring” in this hilarious Ted Talk, which is all the more funny because she totally is. The writer, actor and comedian tells her story of living with cerebral palsy with grace and wit, reminding us all of the great things we can accomplish when we believe in ourselves.
Dare To Be Feminine For Guts Sake!
Here’s one to get you out of your chair and in tune with your body. Kaouthar Darmoni uses dance to teach women to tap into their feminine power and strength, so that we might actively participate in leading the planet. In this video she talks a bit about her own amazing story and philosophy before leading us through the Goddess Dance, one of the oldest women’s rituals in the world. Get ready to move!
Living Beyond Limits
You will be in awe of the incredible story of Pro Snowboarder Amy Purdy, who went on to win two Olympic Gold Medals after loosing her lower legs at age 19. Amy is a living example of the power of the human mind to defeat all obstacles, and that no matter how big our challenges, there is always a creative solution.