10 Crazy Inspiring TED Talks, Podcasts And Blogs That Will Change Your Life

Posted February 26, 2019, by Elesha

Feeling stuck? Just need a little pick-me-up? If a Netflix binge is the only thing you feel motivated about right now, these 10 inspiring TED talks, podcasts and blogs are for you! They’ll shake you up, energise you and maybe even change your life. 

Inspiring TED Talks

How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over – Mel Robbins

The practical and super simple tactic Mel Robbins shares in her TED Talk how just 5 seconds and can literally change your life. “The 5 Second Rule” will help you overcome procrastination and help you take daily action, whether you feel like it or not, to achieve your biggest goals.

Mel discovered the 5 Second Rule after she hit rock bottom in her business, finances and marriage and used it to completely transform her family’s situation. 

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Never, Ever, Ever Give Up – Diana Nyad

Try watching Diana Nyad tell her story without getting goosebumps.

For more than 3 decades, she pursued a dream to what had never been done before – a gruelling 111-mile (just under 180km) swim from Cuba to Florida. After several failed attempts she finally succeeded in 2013 – an epic feat of endurance and human will – at age 64.

When it comes to inspiring TED talks about physical endurance, Diana’s story is powerful stuff. 

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Fear Setting – Why You Should Define Your Fears Instead Of  Your Goals – Tim Ferriss

Entrepreneur and best selling author of the cult hit 4 Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss tells us why we need to start ‘setting’ our fears, instead of our goals.  This practice will help you separate what you can control from what you can’t, make hard decisions, overcome self-paralysis and take action. 

Fear Setting, says Tim, has produced his biggest personal and business successes and helped him avoid catastrophic mistakes. Inspiring TED talks that deliver practical advice, as well as motivation, are the real winners and Tim’s talk has it all. 

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How Great Leaders Inspire Action – Simon Sinek

One of the classic inspiring TED talks every leader needs to see.

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organisations how to inspire people. In his talk, he presents a simple yet powerful model of how to inspire change and action by starting with ‘Why’.

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Want to take your career to the next level? Check out these 5 TED Talks to Inspire Your Career.

Blogs That Change The Way You Think 

Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday is the New York Times bestselling author of books about marketing, culture, and the human condition including Ego Is The Enemy and The Obstacle is the Way.

His blog is a gold mine of practical and inspiring reads for anyone wanting to improve their habits, productivity, mindset and just generally live an awesome life!

Start here with his most popular articles.

Zen Habits

“Doing a huge number of things doesn’t mean you’re getting anything meaningful done.”  – Leo Babauta

Zen Habits is one of the biggest, most chill blogs in the world with over 2 million subscribers. Going strong for more than a decade, it’s authored by minimalist Leo Babauta who writes all about implementing zen habits in daily life.

It’s a blog that will inspire you to let go of ‘busy’, simplify and go deep to find out what you truly value in life. 

Marie Forleo

Inspiration is Marie Forleo’s middle name.  

She’s the founder of Marie Forleo International, a 100% virtual, socially conscious digital empire that inspires millions to become the best version of themselves.  She covers awesome business and life coaching topics like overcoming resistance and how to be true to yourself. Her blog and show Marie TV will totally resonate with those entrepreneurial types out there!

Podcasts To Level Up Your Life

Good Life Project Podcast

Wondering what to do with your life? The Good Life Project podcast might help you find the answer.

The show’s goal is to equip you with validated tools, strategies and practices to bring real, lasting change into your life.

Tune in to hear from some iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown and Seth Godin to everyday guests, and how they’ve overcome the challenges we all face.

The Joe Rogan Experience

Stand up comic, mixed martial arts fanatic, psychedelic adventurer Josh Rogan launched his podcast in 2009. A decade later, it’s one of the world’s most popular podcasts.

Interviewing navy seals, scientists, MMA fighters, authors and more, the podcast delivers massively diverse viewpoints. You’ll learn a lot, be inspired and never really know what to expect from his guests, which keeps things interesting!

Happier With Gretchen Rubin

Happier With Gretchen Rubin is all about ideas and hacks to make your life… well….happier!

The podcast is hosted by the author of The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin and her sister Elizabeth Craft who is a TV writer and producer. The two chat about all the things that cause us to stumble in life, how to get past them and come out better than ever.

You’ll take away a bite-sized happiness hack from every episode that will make your life a little easier!

Check out some of the best episodes here.


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