Inspiring Ted Talks to Kick Off 2019

As the end of 2018 nears, it is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the future. In these 5 Ted Talks under 15 minutes, there are 5 different stories to renew your energy and outlook on an exciting New Year!

The Happy Secret to Better Work – Shawn Achor

In this fast-talking, hilarious speech, Shawn Achor talks about how the psychology of happiness influences the quality of our work and life. Adopt this optimistic perspective and watch your productivity soar in 2019!


Try Something New for 30 Days – Matt Cutts

In a quick 3 minute Ted Talk, Matt Cutts talks about how making small changes is a sustainable way to accomplish your goals. When you’re considering your New Years Resolution for 2019 – maybe his advice will help.

There’s more to life than being happy – Emily Esfahani Smith

This Ted Talk makes you question how you live your life. It is a surprising outlook on how people distinguish the difference between their happiness and their purpose in life. For a reflective experience on your journey, check out this brilliant talk.

Why Some of us Don’t Have One True Calling – Emilie Wapnick

Emilie Wapnick is a career coach who asks a question that all of us have been asked before, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Wapnick unpacks why this question can be difficult to answer and how you can maximize your strengths to create your path with unlimited possibilities.

The Difference Between Winning & Succeeding – John Wooden

The late basketball coaching legend, John Wooden, shares some wisdom on the success that he found to be useful through in his life. He emphasizes the importance of doing your best, focusing on what you can control, and learning from others.


Now you are all ready to start this New Years full of motivation. What was your favorite TED Talks? Let me know below!