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Seven Videos To Inspire Your Learning Journey09 Aug, 2018 Read time: 6 minutes
Henry Ford said, ‘Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.’
With eternal youth on my mind, I started thinking more about my own learning journey. Am I making a conscious effort to learn whilst at work? Or am I prioritising what needs to be done?
Learning takes many shapes and forms. You learn things that will change your life, and you’ll learn things you don’t even realise you’re learning. That is until you recall the information and wonder where it came from.
As you start thinking about your own learning journey and what it looks like, take some time to watch these TED or TEDx videos that will inspire you and put your learning journey on the path to success.
When you’re feeling the pressure at work
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We’ve all experienced times when our work-life is feeling a little chaotic. Dr Alan Watkins shares the knowledge he imparts to CEOs and Senior Executives around the world in order to turn that chaos into coherence. It’s a winning strategy be brilliant every single day. This video walks you through the physiological symptoms you experience when you are under pressure, or during the chaos and tells you how to move from chaos to coherence.
Dr Alan Watkins - Being Brilliant Every Single Day (Part 1)
And don’t forget to tune in to part two.
Dr Alan Watkins - Being Brilliant Every Single Day (Part 2)
When you need to learn a skill, in a hurry
John Kaufman talks about his own learning journey, and his bid to reduce the time it took him to learn a new skill after the birth of his first child. Studies say it takes 10,000 hours to learn something. How much can we learn in twenty hours?
John Kaufman - The First 20 Hours - How To Learn Anything
When you've made a mistake
Diana Laufenberg has extensive experience in teaching. Her method of teaching involves allowing children to be wrong. If they're always expected to have the right answer, how will they learn? Laufenberg argues that we need to fail at tasks, process and then learn so that next time we will do better. So let’s embrace failure.
Diana Laufenberg - How to Learn? From Mistakes
When you need to get your mind back on track
Carrie Green started her own business whilst studying law at university and it became a huge success, but she wasn’t happy. In this video, Carrie shares how she turned her career around by reprogramming her mind to help her achieve her goals. Sometimes we all need a little time to make sure our minds are on the same wavelength as the rest of us.
Carrie Green - Programming Your Mind For Success
Finding your own personal way to learn
Author John Green shares his enthusiasm for learning on YouTube. He discusses how joining a community of learners helped him develop a love of learning, and how he treats YouTube as his classroom and sets his own learning goals to complete. Also, find out how the paper town of Algoe became a real town.
John Green - Paper Towns And Why Learning Is Awesome
When you’re feeling disillusioned with your learning journey
Steven Bartlett, CEO of the Social Chain group took a slightly different route to entrepreneurship. Disillusioned with the education system, he dropped out of school at 18 and later quit university but never gave up his ambition to be an entrepreneur. He pinpoints his success as his ability to challenge conventional methods and follow his instincts.
Steven Bartlett - Entrepreneurs Should Follow Their Instincts
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