A collection of some of my favorite TED Talks, Vimeo/YouTube movies, podcasts and speakers putting out their stories, thoughts and beliefs to inspire others in a positive way. As with the quotes, I’ll occasionally update this page as I uncover more lovely content, so check back here for updates!
The Joy of Surfing in Ice-Cold Water- Chris Burkard: Striking images and a beautiful message from this surf photographer. “Anything that is worth pursuing is going to require us to suffer, just a little bit.” This TED talk inspires us all to explore beyond the mundane and acknowledge the preciousness of every little moment.
Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile- Chris Conley: From TED.com Chip Conley went in search of a business model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count.
Michael Rennie- Necessity inspiring invention: Michael Rennie is a dear friend of mine, and has inspired much of my beliefs in the necessity and power of integrating heart in the corporate environment.
Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: Be Passionate. Be Courageous. Be Your Best: From TED.com- After Rep. Gabby Giffords was wounded by a would-be assassin’s bullet in January 2011, she and her husband, Mark Kelly, a NASA astronaut, retired US Navy captain and combat veteran, have become known around the world for their story of hope and resilience.
35: By Arc’teryx- Every year we get a little older. How you choose to celebrate is up to you. Take the birthday challenge. Writer Brendan Leonard delivers a dedication to the joys — both big and small — of the climbing life. What are your 35?
What if Money Was No Object: By Alan Watts- Do what you love and the money will come
A Successful Life: By Fitz Cahall on the Dirtbag Diaries- Success. What is it? How does each of us define it in our lives?
Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight: By TED.com- Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story
Slomo: By – NYTimes.com- Dr. John Kitchin quit a medical career to pursue his passion: skating along the boardwalk of San Diego’s Pacific Beach. He calls himself “Slomo.”
Adam Baker: Sell Your Crap. Pay Your Debt. Do What You Love.: By TEDxAsheville- In 2008, after the birth of his first child, Baker and his wife decided to sell everything they owned, pay off their consumer debt, and spend a year traveling abroad as a family.
Scott Dinsmore: How to Find and Do Work You Love: By TEDxGoldenGatePark- Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing.