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Education is the best investment you can make for your future. The
lessons you learn in the TAFE classroom will impact your career for
years to come but your thirst for knowledge doesn't have to be
confined to campus.
You can find thought provoking wisdom all over the internet, like
right here on our blog (shameless, we know) or TED.com. TED has
thousands of interesting talks on just about any topic you can think of!
Julian Treasure has cracked the code to successful spoken
communication. Have you ever found yourself talking pure and utter
rubbish (gossip, lies, negativity) but somehow can't stop? In this TED
talk, Treasure discusses the skills you need to use your words for
good and not for evil!
Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges
the common misconception that we'll be miserable if we don't get what
we want. He introduces the notion that ‘happiness' is not something
that we find but something we create in our minds.
Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's
tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks.
Russell, tired of being asked by young girls how they too can be a
super models; breaks down the glamorous image of the illustrious
fashion industry and encourages young people to strive for more in
life than simply looking a certain way.
There is certainly wisdom with age, in this talk Coach John Wooden
encourages you to quit competing with other people and focus on being
the best version of yourself. Coach Wooden defines success as the
peace of mind, knowing that you did the very best of which you're capable.
You may think you know a thing or two about Monica Lewinsky. In this
brave talk she discusses the darkest period of her life, when at 22
years old she lost her personal reputation on a global scale. The
shame she felt nearly cost her, her life. She shares her regret in the
hope that we might reconsider the culture of humiliation we have created.
Erica Harrison tells the harrowing tale of lost identity, of feeling
like she'd lost everything, unable able to look beyond the negative
situation she had found herself in. She uses creativity to come to
terms with her loss and find her inner strength, defining an evolved
self-image. Her story will inspire you to be grateful, no matter what
adversity you may face.