10 motivational TED talks

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Feeling unmotivated? Check the TED Talks by these amazing speakers to give you a boost!

We know working from home can be a minefield when it comes to motivation. With no office to go to and colleagues to talk to, people around the world are finding their focus waning and productivity levels going down.

Luckily, we compiled a list of 10 TED motivational startup videos, which can help keep your energy up and even, trigger some new ideas. From the emotions that drive our actions and Richard Branson’s near-death experience to the brain-changing benefits of exercise, we give you 10 examples of pure inspiration to use both in everyday and professional life.

Tony Robbins – Why we do what we do

One of the first recorded TED talks was about the invisible forces that shape our every thought, behaviour and action, given by Tony Robbins, one of the most influential self improvement coaches. He dives deep into the 6 human needs – certainty, significance, variety, love/connection, growth and contribution, and suggests that by understanding these needs, and which ones you are trying to meet in any given moment, can help you create new patterns that lead to lasting fulfilment. With a good reason, this video is the eighth most viewed TED talk of all time.

Richard Branson – Life at 30,000 Feet

What can be more inspiring than listening to someone who turned a record shop into an Empire? Richard Branson sure knows a thing or two about life, passion, and entrepreneurship. From great successes to near-death experiences, Branson embraced his moments of success and struggle, and with his indefatigable spirit, he has turned his failures into stepping stones for success. From music to media, finance, outer space and everything in-between, Richard Branson is perseverance personified. A great way to get tips from one of the finest entrepreneurs of the decade.

Dan Pink – The puzzle of motivation

In one of the most watched TED Talks of all time, career analyst Daniel Pink explains what he calls ‘the puzzle of motivation’. Drawing on 50 years of behavioral science on human motivation, Pink explores what motivates people and how company leaders can apply this research to their own organizations. According to him, if we get past the simplistic ‘carrots vs sticks’ ideology, and allow people to be more motivated by autonomy, mastery and purpose, we can make our businesses stronger and maybe change the world.

Marily Oppezzo – Want to be more creative? Go for a walk

Creative slowdown? Writer’s block? Lack of inspiration? There might be a way out. Have you heard of a walk? According to a Stanford study, going for a walk is one of the best ways to recharge your creative battery and behavioral and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo explains this positive impact of walking in the video. She even goes further to deliver five tips for making your walks creatively productive, including being purposeful by picking a topic to brainstorm about, coming up with as many ideas as possible, and recording them as you go.

Graham Hill – Life, edited

Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? Graham Hill surely thinks so. Being the founder of LifeEdited, Graham is dedicated to helping people design their lives to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy. By providing three suggestions on how to edit our lives, Grahan hopes that one will stick with us: make room for the good stuff. Life is not only about things but experiences and experiences are your best investments.

Check full list here: EU Startups, 10 motivational TED talks to kick your ass while loosing motivation during home office

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