5 TED Talks That Will Inspire You To Make Every Day Count

Every day brings fresh opportunities and plenty of chances to start anew and keep improving. But it all depends on how you choose to make use of your day. Here are some TED Talks you should be watching that will inspire you to make every day count.

Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit: The power of passion and perseverance

Angela Lee Duckworth left a consulting job to work as a public school math teacher for seventh graders. Here she shares some interesting insights on what separates students who succeed and those who don’t. If you think it’s all about IQ, think again!

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Stress evokes unpleasant physical reactions or symptoms. And if left unchecked, it may even lead to some negative emotions that affect health and wellbeing. But stress does not have to be all negative. As psychologist Kelly McGonigal puts it in this talk, putting a positive spin on stress may actually be helpful in reducing stress in life.

Laura Vanderkam: How to gain control of your free time

Laura Vanderkam is a time management expert and in this TED Talk she shares insights into how busy people use their time. She then shares some strategies on how to find the time to do the things that matter most.

Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work

If you want work-life balance, you have to take the reins in making it happen. It is something that you should be up to your boss or employer as Australian marketing guru Nigel Marsh puts it. Here he talks about what work-life balance every day may look like and provides encouraging ideas on how to achieve it.

Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader

Whether it is for self-leadership or leading a team, this talk by Roselinde Torres provides thought-provoking insights on how you can be a great leader at work. She shares three simple but very important questions that everyone who wants to be an excellent leader should ask to succeed.