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Why Optimism Is Our Most Powerful Tool for Change

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Are we thinking about “optimism” all wrong? Could this frame of mind actually bring about a brighter future? In her fantastic TED Talk, diplomat Christiana Figueres shows us her trick to creating the realities that we want in life; something she calls, stubborn optimism!

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63 minutes

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How to Get People To Take Care of the Oceans with Nathan Robinson

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Nathan Robinson, his name may not be familiar but you’ve probably watched what he did a few years ago. Do you remember the video of a sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck to its nose? Nathan was the one pulling that straw out of the turtle.

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60 minutes

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Thinking About What’s Possible with Arthur Zards

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Our thought leader for today is Arthur Zards, Executive Director and Founder of TEDxNaperville, through which he was able to build a community where people’s ideas freely flow.

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60 minutes

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How To Live Your Life If You Know You Cannot Fail with Shaun Proulx

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“Canada’s Gay Oprah.” “Visionary entrepreneur.” Shaun Proulx has worn many hats and has been praised many times in the media and entertainment industry, but above everything else, all he’s ever wanted is joy and a life with no regrets.

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8 minutes

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Can Kindness Get You Further than Money?

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How far can kindness really get us in life? In 2017, Two brothers set out to travel the world with nothing—no money, no plans, not even clothes—and traded homemade t-shirts for everything they needed! They made their way into some unique and wonderful situations, all the way relying on their blind faith in the kindness of strangers. Here’s what they can show us about the value of a good story and a kind smile!

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58 minutes

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There’s Such A Thing As Overnight Success with Cheldin Barlatt Rumer

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Cheldin Barlatt Rumer, the Chief Executive Officer & Executive Producer of This Is It Network, encourages women to share their economic contributions.

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64 minutes

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The 7 Steps to Stress Mastery with Bill Cortright

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Bill Cortright is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, high-level coach, wellness specialist, and first and foremost, an expert in stress mastery.

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6 minutes

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Bad Drawings Bring Big Smiles: A Portrait of Paw-fect Imperfection!

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Can a drawing of a cross-eyed dog better the lives of those less fortunate? We’re embracing our flaws and finding humor within the wonderful work of pet-portrait artist, Hercule Van Wolfwinkle!

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12 minutes

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How to Hit the Road Again after a Bumpy Ride!

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When life hits us with the unexpected, how do we adjust to keep doing the things we love? This beautiful short film—presented by Jason Momoa—tells the story of how one man rebuilt his notion of what’s important in life and in love. Check it out! 

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60 minutes

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What Makes a Generation: A Crash Course on Boomers, Millennials, and The Other Generational Archetypes with Dr. Steve Shepard

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Dr. Steve Shepard, founder of the Shepard Communications Group, is a sought-after leader in speaking, writing, photography, and audio and video production, all of which he considered hobbies that he loves doing.

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12 minutes

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Proof That You Can Endure! One Paraglider’s Story of Adversity

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Soar to new heights with Jezza Williams! This outdoor enthusiast shows us how to navigate the bumpy winds of change with a recipe for personal success that can be replicated by anyone. It’s a story of innovative perseverance we all need to hear! 

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47 minutes

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Breaking Down Barriers and Crushing Stereotypes with Karl Sona

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Karl Sona is a barrier-breaking entrepreneur who inspires minority to create generational wealth, and individuals to make a life they want to live.

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9 minutes

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Switching Gears: How You Can Start Leaving a Lasting Legacy Today!

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How do you ensure that you leave behind a positive legacy? Well, maybe it’s about rethinking the ways we approach what we do next. Here’s a new view on what it means to build a legacy for yourself that lasts—plus proof that it works! 

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74 minutes

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The Best Leaders Don’t Know All The Answers with Drew Dudley

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Drew Dudley is a renowned best-selling author and dynamic international leadership speaker heard by over 250,000 people across 5 continents.

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72 minutes

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A Storyteller’s Thoughts about Philanthropology with Craig Martin

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Craig is a storyteller with a keen eye for the unique, extraordinary, and the bizarre. He shares his story of finding good in people and philanthropy.

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56 minutes

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Interrupting Negative Self-Talk and Seeking Joy with Sydney Weiss

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Sydney Weiss is a lawyer and the creator, host, and producer of Seek The Joy Podcast, telling heartfelt stories on self-love, joy, and connection.

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50 minutes

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Making Food Memories with Chef Yadira Garcia

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Yadi Garcia is a community foodtivist and proud Dominicana, she calls herself ”The “People’s Chef” and believes that food ties all people together.

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11 minutes

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This Magic Trick Can Keep You from Being Manipulated!

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Do you know if the decisions you make are really your own? This magician has a few tricks up her sleeve to help you avoid being unknowingly influenced and take control of your decision making again!

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5 minutes

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These Rescued Horses Could Save Your Life One Day!

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This organization is helping rehabilitate abandoned, abused, and neglected horses into some of the most highly valued animals on the frontlines of search and rescue and firefighting! And their recipe for success could be a beacon for progress far beyond the world of animal rescue.

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8 minutes

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What Would You Do If You Stumbled Across This Person on Your Daily Commute?

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Looking to add a bit of joy to your day? Here’s a surprising artist that’ll have you rethinking how you can turn the most ordinary moments into extraordinary ones!

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7 minutes

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Where Do Birds Really Go When They Migrate?

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If you’ve ever watched a mother bird raise a nest of babies, you’ve probably wondered where they all go come fall. One feather has now answered our curiosity!

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It Came in a Package I Never Expected; Building a Gratitude Economy with Hope Zvara

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One thing Thought Leaders have in common, is that they combine unlikely things to create change. Today’s thought leader Hope Zvara is a perfect example.

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5 minutes

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The Lovable Psychiatrist Healing Trauma, One Stitch at a Time!

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Could knitting be a revolutionary way for us to heal? Well, grab your knitting needles and prepare yourself for a giggle as we stitch sausages instead of sweaters with Madame Tricot, the Knitting Psychiatrist! 

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5 minutes

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A New “Twist” on Embracing Your Hidden Talents 

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Was there something that you just naturally did as a child that you stopped doing because of the critique or lack of support from others? What if that gift is just waiting to take you to your zone of genius! This unusually flexible guy shows us what’s possible!

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16 minutes

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Safeguarding Hawaii’s Future by Connecting with the Past!

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What if there were a new place to look for a sense of security in these times of turmoil and uncertainty, and it did not involve inventing something new or forcing ourselves forward? Instead, what if the answer to our thriving, right now, lies with remembering how our ancestors thrived!? Here’s how they’re doing it in Hawaii.

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11 minutes

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Have You Heard of Lizzo? Here’s Her Secret to Success

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Are you trying to achieve a goal? Is it taking longer than you thought it was? Here’s the motivation you need to keep pushing forward from one of the world’s most influential stars: Lizzo!

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16 minutes

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Does Walking Have the Power to Save Lives and Uplift Communities?

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Have you noticed that the first steps to solving our biggest problems are often right there in front of us, so clear that they’re invisible? GirlTrek is turning the simple act of walking around the block into a revolutionary way to save lives and improve the safety of communities! Here’s how. 

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5 minutes

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When Two Wheels Save Over Five Thousand Lives!

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How many people does it take to transform the life of another? Or to change their future completely? Most of us know instinctively that the answer is one. Here’s a story that starts with that 1:1 ratio and ends up at 1:5,000! What could we each be doing? Here’s your inspiration to get creative with what you have.

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11 minutes

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Meet the Birds Keeping You Safe in Flight!

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Did you know that one of the greatest threats to our safety as we board a plane and fly off to our destination is BIRDS!? Luckily, some ingenious airports are turning to one of the world’s oldest sports and taking some inspiration from the natural world to keep us safe! 

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