The broader meaning of life in its relationship to your work is most times overlooked as college finalists prepare to be employable after they graduate. This preparation entails improving resumes and covers letters, attending simulated interviews, and receiving several experts and practical advice on details such as exuding confidence, budgeting, among others. Ten TED Talks that discuss how to have a happy and meaningful life are as follows:
How to Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen Clayton Christensen
, a professor in Harvard Business School observes how the quest for career excellence provides the immediate feeling of accomplishment we desire, whereas having a major impact in the long term. Sometimes the most prosperous people fail to invest in their families and private life, assuming it will not yield over a long period, and eventually end up miserable. He likens the worth of your life and happiness to a business, such that if you seek only to invest in short term gains, the business will lack permanency. However, investing in the long term will ensure permanency for your business and personal contentment, notwithstanding the short term deficiencies.
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
A neuroanatomist or brain scientist, Jill Bolte Taylor
carried out a study on her stroke following the explosion of a blood vessel inside her brain. Having observed her brain functions fail successively, it took her eight years to relearn how to think, walk, and talk properly. Now a voice for stroke victims, she has become an example of man’s capacity to recover from brain damage efficiently.
The Skill of Self Confidence by Dr. Ivan Joseph
Neither speed nor agility but self-confidence was the key search criteria in scouting for athletes by the Athletic Director at Ryerson University, Dr. Ivan Joseph
who was formerly a head soccer coach at Graceland University. Athletes who possessed the poise to be committed and persevere despite repeated failure, and who also show a level of self-motivation and positivity.
Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are by Amy Cuddy
Body language has an effect on how we and others perceive us, as propounded by social psychologist Amy Cuddy
Why Some of Us Do Not Have One True Calling by Emilie Wapnick
Writer and artist Emilie Wapnick
analyzes a term she calls “multi-potentialities” by being devoted to various endeavors the proceeding to the next, resulting in anxiety as she was not certain on how to make a career out of any. She believes these have equal opportunity in the workforce as those specializing throughout their career.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Lee Duckworth Angela Lee Duckworth
, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania having abandoned a fruitful consulting job, shares her study and the essence of grit to accomplishment. She came to the realization with help from her 7th-grade math students that success is not merely credited to IQ, but to attributes like restraint and grit.
How to Speak So That People Want To Listen by Julian Treasure
All you need to know on influential speaking, vocal drills as well as hints on how to speak powerfully to speaking compassionately is revealed by sound expert Julian Treasure
The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown
The correlation between the states of being of susceptibility, bravery, connection, sympathy, and infamy studied over a period of 16 years by Brene Brown
–an author and research professor at the University Of Houston Graduate College Of Social Work. It is one of the widely known TED Talks.
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
A musician, Amanda Palmer
discusses the connection between artists and fans, recalling her experience as a street act. Here she talks extensively on the irresistible kindness from fans, who gave as much from couches to sleep to household meals during a tour with her band. The art of asking is what she scrutinizes here.
What Makes A Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness by Robert Waldinger
Many people are convinced that the means to happiness is wealth and being famous. However, with an extensive data collection on an adult progress study about 77 years old, Robert Waldinger
who is a psychiatrist shows that the happiest people were those who had investments in family and friends relationships as well as the public at large.