Since they are amazing resources of innovative ideas and motivation, here are a few very interesting TED Talks for purposeful women that you should see. Just like blogger Erica Layne says “A TED Talk means you are twenty minutes away from feeling like you can do amazing things.”. The wide variety of themes is what makes TED such a popular concept but the sheer volume of talks accumulated since they launched their first symposium can be quite overwhelming. Here are 7 must-see TED Talks for purposeful women that might like to watch:
Table of contents:
- 1. How Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are – Amy Cuddy
- 2. The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown
- 3. The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship – Esther Perel
- 4. Listening to Shame – Brené Brown
- 5. The Power of Introverts – Susan Cain
- 6. Do Schools Kill Creativity? – Sir Ken Robinson
- 7. On Being Wrong – Kathryn Schulz
1 How Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are – Amy Cuddy
If you want to learn how our bodies shape the messages we send to ourselves, then you should watch this video because in many people’s opinion, this is definitely one of those must-see TED Talks for purposeful women. For example, if you find yourself in a situation where you need to defend yourself, just stand tall and square your shoulders and you’ll feel more confident.
2 The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown
This is another TED Talk that every woman should see since it explains in a very beautiful manner what people who have a sense of worthiness, who love and accept themselves just the way they are and who feel like they belong everywhere they go, all have in common They simply believe that what makes them vulnerable makes them beautiful too, so this is an example everyone should follow.
3 The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship – Esther Perel
In this TED Talk, Esther Perel dives into the contrast between love and desire. You should keep in mind that on one hand, people crave companionship, stability and connection and on the other hand, they seek adventure, novelty and independence. Also, she says that sex is a place we go, a space we enter and not something we do.
4 Listening to Shame – Brené Brown
This is such an inspiring talk. What you should keep in mind is that “Empathy is the antidote to shame. The two most powerful words when we’re in struggle: me too.”. It’s a very beautiful and motivating talk and Erica Layne even says that it will make you want to dare greatly.
5 The Power of Introverts – Susan Cain
This talk will not only help you understand introverts better but you will learn to appreciate more all those little perks that both introverts and extroverts have to offer. This talk will even help you understand yourself better, you will become more empathetic and more compassionate towards other people and it will also motivate you to pursue your goals no matter what.
6 Do Schools Kill Creativity? – Sir Ken Robinson
In this little video, Sir Ken Robinson talks about how kids pick up in school the fear of being wrong and this happens because our society stigmatizes mistakes. If you’re a young mom and you want to help your kids retain their creativity, then you must watch this TED Talk since it’s a very good source of inspiration. Just like ken Robinson says, there needs to be an education system that nurtures creativity rather than undermine it.
7 On Being Wrong – Kathryn Schulz
After you listen to Sir Ken Robinson’s Talk, listen to this one because if in the previous talk you understand how kids develop the fear of being wrong, this one will help you realize how we as adults safeguard ourselves against being wrong and also, how it feels to think that we are right even when this is not true.
There are a lot of inspiring TED Talks that you should not miss. I just mentioned a few but I’m sure that there are many more I could add to this list. Do you know any other must-see TED Talks for purposeful women? Please tell us about them in the comments section!
Sources: lifehack.org, lifehack.org
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