Amy Cuddy: How 2 minutes of power-posing can change your life
In this inspiring Ted Talk, Amy Cuddy tells us that our body language doesn't just have an impact on those around us—it changes the way we think and feel about ourselves. "Our bodies change our minds...and our minds change our behavior...and our behavior changes our outcomes."
Steve Jobs: Make sure you love what you do
Bow down to the king of entrepreneurs. Steve Jobs, iconic founder of Apple and wearer of black turtlenecks, doles out his #1 piece of advice for business owners.
Shonda Rhimes: Why you should work less and play more
"Saying 'yes' to playing with my children likely saved my career."
Shonda Rhimes is the creative mind behind hit TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. She has what some would call a dream job. But at some point, she lost the "hum"—the feeling of being happily deep into her work. Learn how one simple word—"yes"—allowed her to find joy again.
Kid President: Just a little reminder to be kind
Every once in a while, take a break from the hectic, nonstop adultness of your day and listen to the wise words of Kid President.
Simon Sinek: Contemplate your "why"
In this incredible Ted Talk, Simon Sinek starts by explaining how Apple became one of the most-loved brands in the world: "People don't buy what they do; they buy why you do it." Sinek goes on to share how, if you focus on your why, you'll have the ability to inspire those around you.
Feeling inspired yet?
Most of you probably won't make it to this final paragraph—after watching these videos, I imagine you either jumped up from your desk to start writing on a whiteboard, or maybe you flipped over to an Excel spreadsheet to start planning—so I'll keep this ending brief.
Be kind. Love what you do. Start with why. Play more. Keep hustling. Go forth and be awesome.
Cheers to a fresh start!