A New Elizabeth Gilbert TED Talk!

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“Success, Drive, And The Drive To Keep Creating” is a brand new TED Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert.  A follow-up to her wildly popular TED Talk five years ago, this shorter presentation is just as compelling and tackles the subject of success.  Check it out below:

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Equal parts funny and touching, Gilbert’s story-based content takes audience members on a journey out of failure.  Her humor and her wisdom make me feel like I know her, and this delivery style embodies Garr Reynolds’ “naked” presenter philosophy.  Whether you’re an artist or not, Gilbert’s message will resonate with you.

What was your favorite part about Gilbert’s new TED Talk?

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Inspiration: Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity

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Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, delivers a remarkable TED Talk on creativity.  Watch it here:

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While I did not like her book, her TED Talk is funny, thoughtful, and engaging.  After her successful text, Elizabeth Gilbert says people treated her as if she were “doomed” and talked about the pressure of creativity after a bestselling book.  The “fear-based” reactions to being an artist are what stops the creative process, and I love Gilbert’s idea that we all have a genius living inside of us instead of the idea that we ourselves are geniuses.  It takes the pressure off of the creative process.