We love motivation here at Sparta Consulting Group (Hollywood, FL). It is a significant ingredient of the fuel that keeps us moving forward. Pushing people to follow their dreams and achieve long and short-term goals are part of our company culture and we believe it is necessary in any successful business.
Motivating yourself in your free time, however, can be tricky. The couch always seems to be calling your name and laziness can be a tempting decompression mechanism. We don’t have time to upload digital, inspirational content into our brains at work because we are so busy getting things done. If we spent those hours watching motivational videos, well, we would be contradicting the purpose of them.
However, your free time should also be utilized to augment your life and career. TED Talks are a fascinating way to open your mind up to the ideas of insightful people from all over the world. The videos are all 18 minutes or less and challenge speakers to convey a message in the most creative way they can. Topics can range from science, technology, design, communication—pretty much anything. These videos are universally famous and they can be an extremely effective means of motivation.
Here are 3 of Sparta Consulting Group’s favorite inspirational Ted Talks that you must watch!
1. Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation
The author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Dan Pink, talks about autonomy, mastery, purpose, and a boatload of useful concepts that will totally change your perspective on motivation.
2. Matt Cutts: Try Something New for 30 Days
It has been said that you can form a habit by simply doing something for a month. Whether it’s quitting cigarettes or playing the guitar—doing it for 21 days to a month is a popular method for anyone trying to accomplish something. Matt Cutts has been using this technique for awhile now and he shares his life-changing experiences in explicit detail.
3. Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
We train our people to be leaders here at Sparta Consulting Group. Sinek explains the “Golden Circle” comprised of the “how, what, and why” of a leader’s role. This Ted Talk is one of the most famous in the organization’s history and you’ll find out why. Prepare yourself for invaluable knowledge!