Working in the Real Estate or Mortgage industry requires knowledge, thick skin, stellar conversational skills, and many more learned skills that come along the way. The good news is there are many entrepreneurs like yourself that have fallen, messed up, and gotten back up again. Most of these inspirational figures will share their experiences and what they’ve learned through podcasts, best selling books, or inspiring talks.
We put together 6 of our favorite TED talks where authors, gurus, and experts share how to be a better communicator, listener, and overall balanced human being. These lessons set you up for massive success in your personal life and for your business.
Smash FEAR, Learn Anything
Diving into a new career can be scary and trigger some fear now and then. You’re not the only one that feels that way. This informative TED Talk by bestselling author Tim Ferriss, teaches you how to overcome your biggest fears so you can be more successful!
How To Speak So That People Will Listen
How do we speak powerfully to make change in the world? Julian Treasure demonstrates the how-to’s of POWERFUL speaking. What habits do we need to break in our daily conversations (example gossiping, negative speaking, being judgemental)? Julian then speaks of the main qualities we need to possess to have great conversations, our tones of voice, the pace we say things, and much more.
All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes
The pace of life is always frantic- when was the last time YOU took the time do nothing? We are always so distracted we’ve forgotten how to be present. Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe teaches the transformative power of doing NOTHING for 10 minutes a day-no texting, talking…nothing. When life hit rock bottom for him in his early twenties, he learned how to use meditation to heal his overwhelming negative thoughts. Ever since mastering this skill, he has become more appreciative and grateful each day. Andy teaches us how to have a more relaxed and focused mind.
Want to help someone? Shut up & Listen!
In this funny and interesting TED talk, Ernesto Sirolli teaches that the first step to helping people is taking the time to listen to them. Stay away from a patronizing attitude, telling the community what they want. This lesson has had millions of views and definitely leaves an impression that will carry on to your next conversation. For once, we need to consider ASKING the community what they want instead of throwing our ideas onto the community. Offer them your great help and knowledge.
GRIT: The Power of Passion & Perseverance
“Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” As a teacher, Angela Lee Duckworth constantly gets asked, “How do you build grit in students? How do you teach solid work ethic and keep them motivated?”
Her answer? Watch this video to learn what she discovered through her own research and personal experience on how to do your work more passionately each day.
Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are
As humans we are fascinated with body language- handshakes, funny glances, an awkward hug, etc. We make sweeping judgments and inferences based on body language. Amy Cuddy teaches the psychology behind powerful body language and universal expressions of powerless body language.
In this video she answers how our own non verbal communication governs the way we feel about ourselves. Through experiments and research, Amy and her team discover how certain body language effects our testosterone, cortisol (stress hormone) levels, and how this ultimately effects our minds.
If you’re like me, after listening to most of these, I feel like I can smash through my barriers and dominate my goals. What was your favorite TED talk out of these? Hopefully these were inspiring and educational for you to start moving the NEEDLE in your business and life.
Share with me some of your insights and thoughts in the comments.
Until next time!
Here are some other TED talks that will help inspire you in your Business!
8 Secrets of Success: https://www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_s_8_secrets_of_success
10 ways to have a better conversation: https://www.ted.com/talks/celeste_headlee_10_ways_to_have_a_better_conversation
How to make work-life balance work: https://www.ted.com/talks/nigel_marsh_how_to_make_work_life_balance_work
How to make stress your friend: https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend