When you feel stuck in life and you just can’t work out how to create a life you love, things can look pretty bleak. And while some good old fashioned moping and self-pity can be cathartic, at some point you have to take action. Step one? Realising you are not alone and this phase of your life is temporary. But don’t take our word for it, take a look at our all-time favourite pep talks. They are guaranteed to get you unstuck and raring to transform your life.
Jay Shetty – Build a life, not a resume
If you haven’t heard of Jay Shetty, prepare to become as obsessed with this guy as we are! This UK motivational speaker, philosopher and ex-monk is wise beyond his years. If your career and life haven’t turned out as expected, you’ve faced disappointment after disappointment and you feel like a failure right now, watch Jay Shetty’s video ‘Build a life, not a resume’. It’ll be four minutes well spent.. we promise!
Emilie Wapnick – Why some of us don’t have one true calling
This is one for you if you’ve ever been called flaky, unrealistic, immature or commitment phobic, simply because you don’t want to do the same job every day for the rest of your life. Perhaps your CV is four pages long because you’ve tried lots of different jobs, or maybe you have a tendency to announce a brand new career or business idea, dive into it with great enthusiasm and then lose interest a few months down the line. If this sounds familiar and you’re starting to feel like there’s something wrong with you, watch this 10-minute video. Get ready to discover why you probably don’t have one true calling and why that’s actually a great thing.
Steve Jobs – How to live before you die
In his 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, the late CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar gives you all the motivation to need to dream big. He charts how what seemed like a terrible decision to drop out of college led him to transform the face of technology. And it’s something he would never have achieved without the belief that he’d end up where he needed to be and doing what he was meant to be doing. In short, if you feel drawn to going down a less-conventional path and everyone around you is making you feel bad for wanting to do things your way, watch this video. There’s a reason why it currently has almost 30 million views (at the time of writing this post).
Jason Shen – Looking for a job? Highlight your ability not your experience
If you’re looking for a new job in a new career field, it’s easy to feel like your lack of experience is a massive disadvantage. Jason Shen’s Ted Talk highlights that the future of work is about ability not experience, and as a biology graduate who ended up heading up a major tech firm, he should know. In this video, he explains why you shouldn’t be afraid to apply for a dream job. And if you need inspiration on how to catch the attention of an employer in a field you have no experience in, take note of how Jason snagged a product manager job at Etsy despite having no previous experience in that role.
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