TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Simon Sinek’s “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”. Simon Sinek leads a thought-provoking talk about how some of the greatest leaders have inspired those around them. Sinek believes true inspiration comes from believing in something strongly yourself, and communicating that belief to others. “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”

Sheryl Sandberg’s “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders”. Sheryl Sandberg gives a phenomenal TED talk about the glaring lack of women in leadership roles in the workplace. As Sandberg sheds light on some differences between men and women in the office, she gives aspiring female business leaders a few actionable tips to take their career to the next level.

Brene Brown’s “The Power of Vulnerability”. Brené Brown’s extremely personal talk explores the uncomfortable feeling of vulnerability, and how those who dare to be vulnerable are generally happier and feel more deserving of love.

Jennifer Aaker: The Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling

Jennifer Aaker: The Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling

A Stanford GSB professor of marketing explains why engaging your audience is key to success.

Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, writes, “Right-brain dominance is the new source of competitive advantage.” Tapping the right side of the brain allows for deeper engagement by uniting an idea with an emotion. The best way to do this? Tell a compelling story.

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Thoughts on Social Media by ‘Fast Company’

From the Magazine Fast Company

The Rules of Social Media According to you (these were my favorite from the page)

Be Interesting. Be Kind. Be Consistent – @Adriannagiuls

#TheRules of Social Media: It’s about Influence, not control. – @nickrunner

Interesting is tougher than it sounds – @Frazerrice

Before you tweet/post/share, imagine saying it in person. Anyone who shouts “Be My Friend!” ends up with no friends. – @johannascott

Don’t forget to tweet or people will forget you. – @hazel_pugh

Make your info short and sweet for mazinmum interest and sharing potential. – @GCHesMan

Don’t say anything online you wouldn’t want to have published on the front page of The Times! – @CW814

What could possibly go wrong? by Sexsquire

If you’re the type of person who ever thinks about starting your own business, or being a freelancer, or turning your passion or hobby or interest into your career, chances are fairly high that you’re also a risk-taker. Eschewing the traditional “9-5, work for someone else, take home a paycheck and build up a retirement account” takes a certain amount of guts and a certain amount of utter craziness, and the amount of each will vary from time to time. But trust us when we tell you, going it on your own is not for the faint of heart.

However, particularly if the freelancing or business you’re thinking of jumping into involves sex or the adult industry in any way, there are certain precautions you should take before making the big leap. But how do you know what you don’t know?

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

“He gave the I have a dream speech, not the I have a plan speech.”

“People don’t buy what you do they buy why you do it.”

“The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have, the goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.”

A Beginner’s Guide to BDSM Munches by Jay Wiseman

(Version 1.4, written 8/14/03)

Copyright 2003 by Jay Wiseman, JD
Author of “SM 101: A Realistic Introduction” and “Jay Wireman’s Erotic Bondage Handbook” — and other books published by Greenery Press.

Hello and welcome to the munch! Perhaps this is your first munch. Perhaps this is your first BDSM event of any kind. Congratulations for contacting what many of us call the BDSM community (or, more simply, “the scene”). You are on the threshold of meeting many new people, having many new experiences, and both learning and growing a great deal. By the way, “BDSM” is a general, overall term for what we do. The term is pronounced just like its letters – B D S M – and represents a compression of the phrases “bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism.”

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