Every entrepreneur at some point of time during their venture is in dire need of inspiration. It isn’t necessary that whatever you do eventually bears fruits for you or your venture hence the need to be inspired swells manifolds. This tends to normalize your thought process and in some cases even prevents you from actually quitting!

We have been there and I am sure you have been too. So if you are in a situation where you are having some serious doubts about how to go about doing things or how to stay on the right track, watch these awesome people talk about awesome things to inspire you.

They will not only inspire you but also instill in you a few thoughts that will help you in your venture going forward.

Malcolm Gladwell talking about Spaghetti Sauce

Malcolm Gladwell is a name that most of you would have heard and read a few books of his as well to keep the inspiration going. Now, watch him talk about something unique, give you an insight as to how people choose and what makes them happy. Watch him take on a journey to making the best Spaghetti Sauce in the world.

Tony Robbins – Why we Do what we Do

One of the most watched TED talks ever, Tony Robbins delivers an adrenaline pumping talk which explains why we do what we do. He asks the basic of the basic questions – What gets you out of bed everyday? In this beautiful crafted talk he gives you some brilliant and much needed insights as to what exactly is the motivating force behind people taking a particular action.

 

Seth Godin talks about How to get your ideas to spread

In this TED talk Seth Godin, in his own humorous way imparts some serious knowledge about marketing. He delivers some of the best marketing lessons and shows some of the blunders in terms of marketing through his witty slides. Mind you, this speech is before social media became huge but the facts that he has stated still hold true today in the fast paced online world. This one will make you laugh while providing you some marketing lessons.

Rory Sutherland shares his Life Lessons as an Ad Man

Need a lesson or two in advertising? Rory Sutherland is here with Life Lessons from an Ad Man. In this Ted Talk Rory Sutherland tries to explain the value of the intangibles especially in terms of advertising. In a nut shell, he gives a valuable life lesson i.e. learn to love what exists before going out there to make some more.

 

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon explains that Women entrepreneurs are examples not exceptions

Women Entrepreneurs have seldom been look down upon. Every time a women entrepreneur tries to raise money, she is often sidelined. In the startup world which too has it’s stereotypes, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tries to explain as to why Women entrepreneurs aren’t exceptions but examples of growth.

 

Shawn Achor shares the happy secret to better work

Shawn Achor’s TED talk is insightful as well as funny. He defines as to how you can change everything around you by changing your perspective. He explains as to how this can be achieved as well as applied in key business decision making to eventually deliver better work and products.

 

Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity

Julie Burstein gives you a few lessons in creativity that she has gathered through the various interviews she has taken of successful people over the radio. She says that though the reasons and methods of successful people being successful might be diverse, at the heart of it all, there is a commonality – creativity grows when you pay attention to things and people around you!

Watch this TED talk and take away a few lessons in creativity.

 

Nigel Marsh on How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

Being successful at work isn’t actual success in life. It is also about balancing out your personal life and your work life in a way that one doesn’t hamper the other. Once you are able to achieve that work-life balance, you can truly be successful. In this TED talk Nigel Marsh explains how you can get that perfect Work-Life Balance and how can it work in your favor.

 

Cameron Herold – Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs

Cameron Herold, in this TED talk asks parents to raise their kids to be entrepreneurs. There are some obvious symptoms that he believes define if a kid is an entrepreneurial kind.

 

Amy Cuddy on Body Language

Amy Cuddy explains that your body language shapes who you are. She talks about how sometimes pretending can change the way people look at you and the way you feel about yourself. Body language is a very important concept to understand for an entrepreneur for it helps you in building a rapport with whosoever you come in contact with. These insights on body language can give you the info that you need to appear as a risk taker, authoritative or however you want yourself to be portrayed as.

 

BONUS:

Alexis Ohanian: How to Make a Splash in Social Media

 

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