‘It is the stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity’ (answers.corporation). Why is it important? It keeps you on track, it stimulates the mind and helps you keep a positive mindset. This is very important as the way we communicate with ourselves is critical to success –  ‘we are what we think’ (anon).

Favourite TED Talks

  • Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action LINK
  • Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life. Jane talks about four types of Resilience: Physical – Mental – Emotional – Social. LINK
  • Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are LINK
  • Richard St. John’s 8 secrets of success LINK
  • Tali Sharot: The optimism bias LINK
  • Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?  LINK
  • Brené Brown: The power of Vulnerability LINK
  • Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person LINK
  • Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed LINK
  • Benjamin Zander on music and passion LINK
  • Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo LINK
  • Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend LINK
  • Susan Cain: The power of introverts LINK
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story LINK
  • Career advice you probably didn’t get LINK
  • Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid LINK

Favorite YouTube Videos

  • RSA: What Motivates Us – Dan Pink LINK
  • The Power of Words – Seth Gardner LINK
  • Science Of Persuasion -influence at work LINK
  • Dove Real Beauty LINK
  • Dove Choose Beautiful – Women all over the world LINK
  • Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk LINK
  • The Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes LINK
  • Socialnomics 2015 by Erik Qualman LINK
  • The Time You Have (In Jelly Beans) LINK
  • Emotional Capitalists – The New Leaders LINK