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I Watched 1 TED Talk A Day For The Last 100 Days!

Morning rituals are an important part of getting my brain on the right track for the rest of the day.
Living My Legend
I Watched 1 TED Talk A Day For The Last 100 Days!
By Nico Atienza • Issue #14 • View online
Morning rituals are an important part of getting my brain on the right track for the rest of the day. Just over 100 days ago, I started a new ritual of watching a TED talk every weekday and it has had a really positive impact!

One of the top three things on my life’s bucket list is speaking on the TED stage. If you don’t know about TED (please reply to this you don’t!), it is an annual international conference where the best minds from technology, education, and design peak about their craft or major discovery.
To be perfectly honest with you, I could really use some motivation and inspiration these days because I’ve been phasing in and out of the doldrums since ending my sabbatical. With that ind mind, I added watching a TED talk to my morning rituals to see if it that was the kick in the pants that I needed. I set myself a reminder to watch one every weekday and I’ve been keeping up with it for the last 100 days or so.
First, I would head to the TED talk randomizer that allows you to set a preference for your talk based on content type and time.
Random TED talk picker
Random TED talk picker
Over the past 4 months, I’ve watched some amazing talks that left me fired up, inspired, appreciative, astounded, and even sad. It has truly been an amazing addition to my daily routine and I can’t recommend it enough.
Currently, there are over 2,800 talks on the website with more being added every day so it will be a while before I run out of things to watch.
With that said, here are the 5 best videos that I have seen so far (in no particular order):
Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn't a broken person | TED Talk
Bel Pesce: 5 ways to kill your dreams | TED Talk
Ed Yong: Zombie roaches and other parasite tales | TED Talk
Pico Iyer: Where is home? | TED Talk
Leila Hoteit: 3 lessons on success from an Arab businesswoman | TED Talk
Do you have a favorite TED talk? If so, let me know what it is!

Have an amazing week ahead,
Nico
Before You Go..
  • 🍿Did you catch Mission: Impossible Fallout this weekend? If you did, what did you think? Personally, the action set pieces were amazing but the plot didn’t quite sit well with me.

  • 👨🏽‍💻I just bought a pass to attend the Tech In Asia Conference in Jakarta this October and I couldn’t be more excited to rub elbows with other tech enthusiasts.

  • 🎇Speaking of Indonesia, looks like I will be spending New Year’s Eve and kicking off 2019 in Bali, Indonesia! Have you made any plans yet?
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Nico Atienza

A third culture kid discussing expat life in Sri Lanka, technology, travel, and food.

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