5 Ted Talks That Will Improve Your Productivity

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TED talks are always a great resource when you need encouragement, ideas, or motivation in any area of your life or business. Today, we’re going to look at a few videos that can help you ramp up your productivity when you sit down to work.

Richard St. John: “Success is a Continuous Journey”

Do you think that you can stop working once you’ve found success? This talk will show you why that’s a terrible idea, and teach you the right way to approach success.

Andy Puddicombe: “All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes”

This video is a great reminder that sometimes the path to productivity means taking a few minutes to do nothing, and get ourselves in the right frame of mind to perform at our best

Dan Ariely: “What makes us feel good about our work?

Do you think that you’re motivated by a paycheck, or is it something more? In this video, Dan Ariely explains how constant progress and the feeling that what you’re doing has meaning is a great motivator.

Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret to Better Work

Can your mood affect your quality of work? Shawn Anchor argues that, rather than work making us happy, our happiness actually makes us work better.

Jason Fried: “Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work”

In this talk, Jason Fried explains why the office isn’t the best place for employees to get work done, and offers his insights into how we can fix that problem.

While you may not be ready to watch 70 hours of TED talks in a week, watching a few videos every week or two can keep you motivated and keep your mind sharp, as well as making sure you’re thinking about things that may be outside your normal daily consideration.

Do you have a favorite TED talk or set of talks? Let us know about them in the comments section below!

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