1) TEDx San Fransisco – Louie Schwartzberg on Gratitude
This is one of the most visually inspiring TED talks I have ever seen. Louie Schwartzberg shares his story and passion through timelapse photography. it is 9 minutes long (skip ahead to 3:30 if you can't wait), but if you take anything away from this post, I would highly encourage you to watch this and reflect on not only the beauty of the visuals, but also the beauty in the words of the narrator and flow of the story.
My biggest learning: If we open our heart and are receptive to the millions of blessings that are in our lives, they will flow through us and transform the way we show up in the world- the narrator so eloquently states "everyone that you meet on this day will be blessed by you, just by your eyes, by your smile, by your touch, just by your presence." WOW!
Matt shares his authentic voice of being an entrepreneur, the struggles to always do more, and his breakthrough of being thankful and grateful for what he has, taking a step back, slowing down, and seeing the bigger picture.
My biggest learning: We all go through times when we are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted (emotionally, mentally, physically). Through these experiences it is always important to hold on to and appreciate what is really important in life. Acknowledge the foundational pillars in your life that give you strength, inspiration, and energy, no matter how chaotic your environment is.
3) Dear Air Canada: I'm breaking up with you ~by Rachel Sa
Rachel shares her experiences with Air Canada in the form of a relationship "break up" story. While Rachel's story has somewhat of a fun and playful tone, there are some serious underlying dynamics at play in terms of Air Canada's business, and I'm sure Rachel is not alone in her sentiment!
How should Air Canada respond?
My biggest learning: Just because you are a big, well established brand, doesn't mean you can ignore one upset customer. Our digitally connected world has opened the door to tribal communities, where a strong voice can emerge from a blog post, a video, a graphic, or even a tweet.
On the flipside, the opportunity to show your customers that you are human, you do make mistakes, but you are ready to listen, receive feedback (good, bad, ugly), and ACT on that feedback is there for organizations who are willing to move into a space of vulnerability!
4) How Technology is Empowering our World: Little Boy Finds his Mother using Google Earth (after 25 years)!
Saroo was tragically separated from his mother in 1986. More than 25 years later, with only his memories to
go on, Saroo used Google earth to pinpoint the location he remembered to be home from his memory. That began an amazing adventure that led him back to eventually re-uniting with his mom!
My biggest learning: Technology is truly changing the way we function and operate on a very core level. How can we continue to empower our generation (as well as others) to leverage technology for the greater good?
5) A Credo for Making it Happen! ~Danielle LaPorte
I have been so excited to have come across Danielle LaPorte a while back thanks to a good friend and incredible leader, Teri Conrad- If you need a shot of inspiration in under 2 minutes, watch this video! If you like this video, check out Danielle's other work, it is all fantastic!
My Biggest Learning: Two here, the first is that if you want to do something, you can do it! Gone are the days of saying "I don't know what to do"… If you want it, figure it out. Second is that I am so appreciative of Danielle's powerful voice, and I know that anyone is capable of sharing their voice like this, more to explore there!
What is your Biggest Learning of the Week?
Share in a word, sentence, link, or video, what has inspired you this week? What has filled you up with positive energy? What has made you strive to be better this week than you were the last?
That is what it is all about!
And as always, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and read!