5 Ted Talks to help you kick-ass at work

No matter how much you love your job, there are some days you just don’t have it, and unfortunately on those days, no amount of chocolate or coffee is going help (but we’ll take some of that 80% dark chocolate Lindt anyway). Whether you’re tired, going through some heavy personal stuff or quite frankly, just ain’t feelin’ it, that’s okay… you’re human and it’s natural to have those feels. What’s not okay, is bringing that baggage to work – a task that can be far easier said than done, but again, it’s one of those non-negotiable parts of adult life.

 

So on those days you need a little help to get your head in the zone, put your big girl pants on and listen to one of these inspiring Ted Talks before you head into the office, to will help remind you what a kick-ass, boss-babe employee you really are!

 

Simon Sinek – How Great Leaders Inspire Action

 

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It’s no coincidence that this video has had over 13-million views. In this 18-minute talk (that trust me, is worth every minute), Sinek explains why it’s so important for brands and companies to start with a purpose or a ‘why’ instead of focusing on the ‘what’ and the ‘how’.

 

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Amy Cuddy – Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

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Social psychologist Amy Cuddy explains why it’s so important to build and project confidence through your body language, one of the easiest ways to change and shape people’s perception of you, especially in a professional environment. If you want to influence and lead, you need to establish trust and confidence, and Cuddy reveals how you can do that in less than two minutes. 

 

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Guy Winch – Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid

 

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We spend countless hours taking care of our physical health by eating right and moving our bodies, but how many of us really know how to take care of our emotional health? Psychologist Guy Winch does and explains why it’s just as important to value the health and well-being of our mind as much as that of our bodies.

 

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Sarah Lewis: Embrace the Near Wins

 

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We live in a society that fears failure, but Sarah Lewis turns that thinking on its head, when she explains why it’s important to embrace the failed-experiments and near wins while laying down the vast difference between success (achieving something once) and mastery (being able to do something well over and over).

 

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Larry Smith: Why You Will Fail To Have A Great Career

 

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Having spent the better part of his career coaching students on how to find careers they love, Larry Smith – a professor of Economics still hears excuse after excuse for people not following their passion and settling for jobs that don’t fulfill them. But his message is simple… you will fail to land a great job if you’re too afraid to follow your passion.

 

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Which Ted Talks inspire you? Let us know in the comments below!