Thea’s Top 2 Ted Talks for a Tuesday

Thea's Top 2 Ted Talks for a Tuesday

Thea’s Top 2 Ted Talks for a Tuesday

Updated: 2022 for links and images. Well earlier today I realised that it’s high time that I wrote another blog about 2 Ted Talks that I’ve been watching lately…

I do love sharing Ted Talks. Am constantly looking for inspiration on how to live a more (dare I say) balanced life. Mostly because it feels like I am always going 100mph. I find it difficult to “switch off”. Maybe I actually suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out).

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Lately I’ve been busy leaving one role (at NSDesign) to embark on another (for myself). I’ve research to do for a radio appearance (tomorrow, rather aptly, is about Outsourcing on Mac and Co on BBC Radio Scotland). Then there’s content to be written for that client’s website….. I have social media links to be posted for these other guys,… Don’t even  get me started on the business start-up tasks that I should be doing right now (instead of blogging)…

Things like: Decide on a name, write the Business plan, open the bank account, write the curriculum that I’m teaching etc. So that all being said, it’s a perfect time to be watching the videos I’ve just been watching.

Nigel Marsh Ted Talk in Sydney AustraliaTed Talk 1: Nigel Marsh

July 30, 2013 From Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen. (Filmed at TEDxSydney.) Nigel Marsh is the author of “Fat, Forty and Fired” and “Overworked and Underlaid.” Watch the video and read more about Nigel Marsh here.

After that talk finished, I typed in something like “work balance” and up came Carl Honore’s talk in England. It’s all about “slowing down”. Something I need to do so enjoyed it too.


Ted Talk 2: Conore HonoreCarl Honore Ted Talk - in Praise of Slow

July 30, 2013 · · Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there’s a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives. Journalist Carl Honore is best known for his advocacy of the Slow Movement. His book In Praise of Slowness dissects our speed-obsessed society and celebrates those who have gotten in touch with their “inner tortoise.” Full bio and video here.


Enough blogging. Back to the research for tomorrow’s BBC segment on outsourcing. Then more notes on the business plan. Maybe I should be outsourcing my business plan so I can get back to watching the piles of TV shows on Sky+?

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