Who doesn’t love TED Talks?
When you’re getting to hear the words of wisdom from achievers and industrial leaders of every niche, that too for free, what better deal can you get? It is amazing how they can provide just the right amount of information, and best of advice and inspiration within a span of few minutes!
Whether you’re having a mental breakdown or a stressful day, a midlife crisis or you’re just simply curious, TED Talks to the rescue! They can rejuvenate your soul, motivate you greatly and most importantly, they make you think, they make you contemplate.
For entrepreneurs, as much exciting and independent as the journey seems from the outside, it can be pretty exhausting and stressful from the inside.
For those of you in need of a little push and a quick dose of motivation, we bring to you a list of 7 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs that will motivate you and will help to lift your spirits on a bad day.
7 Must Watch TED Talks For Entrepreneurs
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
When it’s included in TED’s list of “The most popular talks of all time”, it has got to be something terrific, and it definitely is!
The TED Talk revolves around one single notion that entrepreneurs should pay heed to – “People don’t buy what you do. People buy why you do it.” Simon Sinek explores the question “why” that one should focus on.
Sinek presents his famous “Golden Circle” theory about leadership and how there is a certain pattern that leaders ranging from the Wright brothers to Martin Luther King Jr followed. They got people to believe in them. All great leaders lead by promoting change and trust among those surrounding them.
Once you’ve inspired people to start believing in what you believe, you’ll start to see the success.
Bill Gross: The single biggest reason why startups succeed
What do you think is the most important ingredient in the success of a startup? Is it the idea or the whopping funding? Is it the amazing timing or well-balanced, dedicated team?
What did the successful startups like YouTube, Airbnb, and Uber have in common? Watch Bill Gross spell out the most integral aspect of a startup journey and get ideas on how to get going.
Seth Godin: How to Get Your Ideas to Spread
The wheels of your brain will start to churn as you listen to the views of marketing genius Seth Godin himself. He believes that “too good” doesn’t get you anywhere. It’s the bold, out-of-the-box ideas which may seem bizarre, that prove to be the mantra to success.
In order to get noticed, your idea needs to be remarkable. It’s not just the idea that’s important, but also how you choose to spread those ideas. In the talk, he reveals what to focus on to do exactly that. With a tinge of witty humor and his ever so interesting examples, Seth Godin is sure to create an impact on you.
Get inspired to stand out from mediocrity and create something “remarkable”(you’ll know when you watch it)!
Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure, and the drive to keep creating
Can you believe Elizabeth Gilbert considered never writing a book again after ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ fearing that her next book won’t live up to the expectation, or will be as successful?
In this TED Talk, she unfolds her story of failure and success. Using the words so beautifully, she reflects how success can be as disorienting as the failure, and how one can overcome it.
She had her fair share of ups and downs, as she struggled to get her work published for 6 years! Even after continuous rejections, she never gave up. As she says during the talk – “I loved writing more than I hated failing at writing.”
This heartwarming talk will definitely leave you inspired- to move on from failures, to devote yourself to your passion, and to never give up.
Richard St. John: 8 secrets of success
Quick, quirky and inspiring.
Richard St. John lets you in on secrets of success that fellow TEDsters (extraordinarily successful, of course) revealed to him in over 500 interviews he took in the course of 7 years. This compact TED talk of 4 minutes with perceivable tidbits and some quirky humor is sure to boost your confidence up.
Great way to start your day with this quick dose of motivation!
Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do
One of the most popular TED Talks with several million views in its name, this talk is a hit.
Tony Robbins is one of the most iconic and successful motivational speakers who has changed, rather saved thousands of lives as a life coach. From Olympic athletes to CEOs, a wide range of high-performing professionals, look up to him for help reaching their full potential.
In this talk, he talks about the “invisible forces” that drive our actions. He discusses how it is important to understand others’ needs and emotions for you to achieve success, and how it is important to “give”. His beaming confidence and charismatic smile will keep you on your toes through the whole thing.
Richard Branson: Life at 30,000 Feet
Having a rough day? Or nothing seems to be going right? Watch this.
Richard Branson, one of the most interesting and bold entrepreneurs goes candid about his personal and business experiences, in this talk. He is every bit of a maverick, and just the right amount of crazy(in a good way, of course).
This 66-year-old man who has dyslexia, and who left school at the age of 15 founded Virgin Groups and now controls over 400 companies! Literally living-on-the-edge, he is addicted to experimenting(even with his life!). He has this exploration bug inside of him, and his success story is sure to amaze you. At the end of 30 minutes of this talk, I’m sure you’ll be all pumped up with positivity and, your reaction will be same as mine was – “Wow.”.
Which one of the above TED Talks for Entrepreneurs did you like the most? Let us know in the comments section!
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