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The Paradox of Facing Abundant Choice

Today I watched yet another great video by Jason Silva as part of his really inspiring and thought-provoking video series “Shots of Awe”, which he publishes regularly on Facebook!

His message resonates well with my current experience of facing yet another cross-road in my young life:

… being exposed to a wonderful world of abundant possibilities

… overwhelmed by the idea of making a simple choice

… anxious about possibly missing out on experiencing life to its full potential

But at the same time feeling inspired, hopeful and driven to create the life that I desire and so much more!

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Daily TEDTalk Inspiration: “Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music”

I just watched the amazing TedTalk by Benjamin Zander on “The transformative power of classical music”, and it really touched my heart.

In this highly emotional and powerful TedTalk Benjamin Zander gives a phenomenal presentation full of energy and passion sharing his devotion for classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it — and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.

His choice to play one of Chopin’s pieces on the piano to get people to open their minds and embrace classical music is just wonderful!

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Daily TEDTalk Inspiration: “Scott Dinsmore: How to find and do work you love”

TedTalk inspiration! Ask yourself the question: What is the work you can’t not do?

In this talk Scott Dinsmore shares his mission to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. He is a career change strategist whose demoralising experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently. Scott’s research led to experiences with thousands of employees and entrepreneurs from 158 countries. Scott distilled the results down to his Passionate Work Framework – three surprisingly simple practices for finding and doing work you love, that all happen to be completely within our control. He makes his career tools available free to the public through his community at http://LiveYourLegend.net

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Daily TEDTalk Inspiration: “Meg Jay: Why 30 Is Not the New 20”

TedTalk time! Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: She says that contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade.

Meg hopes to motivate a generation of twenty-somethings who have repeatedly been told they have plenty of time to figure out their lives. On the contrary, Jay sites statistics about career growth, relationship development and reproductive capabilities that all emphasize the importance of our 20s as a formative period that sets the trajectory for the rest of our lives.

In this provocative talk, Meg says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

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Daily TEDTalk Inspiration: “Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius”

Another very interesting TEDTalk worth watchingElizabeth Gilbert, the author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’, contemplates on the impossible expectations that society imposes on artists and creative geniuses. She shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius that we connect with throughout our lives.

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Daily TEDTalk Inspiration: “Eddie Huang on Self-Identity”

Be what you want to be!

Edwyn “Eddie” Huang shares his experience of growing up as an outcast and getting the confidence to self-identify without opposing to the dominant culture.

“I decided to strip my life from everything that dominant culture put my way and I realised that the world really is everything I want it to be and that I can be anyone I want […I don’t have to be anything…] I am what I am, and you can either like it or love it, you know!”

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Daily TEDTalk Inspiration: “Eddie Huang on Self-Identity”

This is an incredibly emotional and insightful talk from Jill Bolte Taylor, a woman dedicated to researching the human brain as it relates to schizophrenia and severe mental illnesses.

Jill starts by talking about the two hemispheres of the human brain and how each process information differently (presenting a real human brain as an example). She than continues to share her story of one day realising she was having a stroke and her profound experience of the left hemisphere of her brain being impaired and how it led her to feel the sensation that Buddhists call “oneness with the universe”.

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story. Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.”

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Daily TEDTalk Inspiration: “Shawn Achor – The Happiness Advantage”

Today I would like to start a new habit. My intend is to expose myself to one inspirational TEDTalk video daily and share this with you.

For those of you who are not familiar with TEDTalks yet, it is a digital on-demand video archive of the best talks and performances from the international TED Conferences staged all around the world. TED stages events that bring people together with the mission to share and spread innovative, non-conforming and convention-breaking ideas across the globe.

TED Ideas Worth Spreading

A daily dose of boundary defying thoughts and ideas hopefully leads to a cause set in motion. The idea is to regularly be exposed to “outside the box” thinking that stimulates inspiration and will hopefully motivate decisions and actions that have a positive impact on how we live our lives, as well as provide food for thought on how we can contribute to and share our blessings with people around us and society as a whole.

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Ladies & gentleman – I introduce to you, the year 2011! A happy New Year!

The time has come again to send out my wishes and greetings for a new and wonderful start into the year 2011 all around the world!

Happy New Year 2011 wishes you Marian!

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PERSONAL POWER Programme by Anthony Robbins

Today I would like to share with you a programme I am currently listening to on my IPod on a daily basis. It is called PERSONAL POWER by ANTHONY ROBBINS. Read more…