5 Videos to Inspire You for an Awesome 2015
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“How would you have done things differently if you were not afraid?” – Ruchi Sanghvi

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With a new year comes new and exciting opportunities to achieve your goals and get closer to living the life you’ve always dreamed of. Let 2015 be the year you go further than ever!

Check out these inspiring videos for a dose of motivation:

Seth Godin: How to Get Your Ideas to Spread

In this TED Talk, marketing guru Seth Godin explains why standing out and not following the crowd is the most effective way to develop a following in today’s hyperconnected, post-TV world. This talk is sure to inspire you to strike out on your own and try something new.

Best Quote:
“The riskiest thing you can do now is be safe… The safe thing to do now is to be at the fringes, be remarkable. And being very good is one of the worst things you can possibly do. Very good is boring. Very good is average… If it’s very good, it’s not going to work, because no one’s going to notice it.”

Ruchi Sanghvi: From Facebook to Facing the Unknown

Ruchi Sanghvi started her career at Facebook when the company was just a tiny operation headquartered above a Chinese restaurant. She rode the company to the height of its success and then, when she no longer felt passionate about her work, she faced her fears, took the plunge, and quit Facebook to start her own company. The moral of her story is that the feeling of security you get from a so-called “stable job” is worthless if you don’t feel inspired.

Best Quote:
“How would you have done things differently if you were not afraid?”

Steve Jobs’s Stanford Commencement Address

In 2005, Steve Jobs was invited to give a commencement speech at Stanford University. In this inspiring video, Jobs tells three stories from his life: the story of his decision to drop out of college to pursue his passions, the story of his getting fired from Apple and the unexpectedly positive effect it had on him, and the story of receiving his cancer diagnosis and truly facing the end.

Best Quote:
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

Maya Penn’s TED talk

Maya Penn started her first company, making eco-friendly clothing, when she was 8 years old. At 10 years old, she was featured in Forbes magazine. Not only is Maya an innovative young entrepreneur, she’s also committed to being a force for change — 10 to 20 percent of the profits from her business go to local and global charities and environmental organizations. What an incredible young woman!

Best Quote:
“Ideas can spark a movement. Ideas are opportunities and innovation. Ideas truly are what make the world go round.”

Jessica’s Daily Affirmation

If you’re ever feeling discouraged, take a page out of Jessica’s book. Get in front of a mirror, look yourself in the eye, and remind yourself how awesome you are.

Best Quote:
“I can do anything good!”

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Photo Credit: Shutterstock/ Hand drawn text lettering of an inspirational saying

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