Must Watch Videos

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Here are some of our favourite videos that we can watch over and over again. Share with your friends, family, team members and fellow leaders. If you have a video that we can add to this list, please email the link to connect@startyourspark.com. Enjoy!

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Simon Sinek
is an author best known for popularizing the concept of “the golden circle” and to “Start With Why“, described by TED as “a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why”.

Watch the following videos on “How great leaders inspire action” and “Why good leaders make you feel safe“. A few other great videos are “Why leaders eat last” and a great video on culture called “Love your work

 

danielpinkDaniel Pink is the author of five provocative books — including three long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

Watch his video on “The puzzle of motivation”.

 

Chip-conleyChip Conley is an American hotelier, author, and speaker. Conley is the founderof Joie de Vivre Hospitality, which he began in 1987 at age 26 and held the position of CEO for nearly 24 years. In 2010, Conley was invited to speak at the annual TED conference. His speech addressed creating a business model driven by our need for meaning as outlined by Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and as presented in his book Peak: How Great Companies Get their Mojo from Maslow.

Watch his video on “Measuring what makes life worthwhile

 

steve-jobsSteven PaulSteveJobs  was an American entrepreneur, marketer,and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he is widely recognized as a charismatic and design-driven pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming “one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies.

Watch his inspiring Stanford University commencement speech on “How to live before you die“.

 

Founder-Vishen-Lakhiani-Shares-5-Lessons-Learned-Bootstrapping-a-15M-Lifestyle-Business-720x340Vishen Lakhiani is leading a dedicated team of over 100+ brilliant minds focused on building disruptive systems that will accelerate his vision for Mindvalley and ultimately, the world – by pushing humanity forward through innovation in education.

Watch the following videos on “Why happiness is the new productivity” and “The theory of Awesomeness (How to live in FLOW: The Ultimate State of Human Existence)

 

c69b7d14d776425c73414cc7cc4ad52d8ddddf48_254x191Brené Brown is an American scholar, author, and public speaker, who is currently a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Over the last twelve years she has been involved in research on topics ranging from vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. She is the author of two #1 New York Times Bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection (2010) and Daring Greatly (2012). She and her work have been featured on PBS, NPR, TED, and CNN.

Watch her videos on “The Power of Vulnerability” and “Listening to shame

 

oprah-tour-bio-1-949x534Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.

There are so many videos on Oprah and this is one of our favourites from her “Harvard commencement speech“.

Another great video from her Master Class called “Surrender“.

 

mel-robbins-283x340Mel Robbins is an American television host, CNN Contributor, life coach, author, motivational speaker, and syndicated radio host of The Mel Robbins Show. Robbins is best known for her coverage of the George Zimmerman Trialand host of A&E’s Monster In-Laws.

Watch her fun video on “How to stop screwing yourself over“.

 

 

indexAnthony “Tony” Robbins is an American life coach, self-help author and motivational speaker. He became well known through his infomercials and self-help books, Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within.

Get ready to stand up while watching one of Tony’s videos on “Why we do what we do“.

 

indexBrendon Burchard is an American author, public speaker, and online trainer on the topics of motivation, high performance, and online marketing. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Millionaire Messenger, and the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive.

Subscribe to Brendon’s YouTube channel today as there are so many amazing videos to share. Here’s a few to get you started on “What Great Leaders Actually Do“, “How to Design Your Destiny“, and “How to Overcome Fear“.

 

larry_smithLarry Smith is a professor of economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada and coaches his students to find the careers that they will truly love.

Watch his video on “Why you will fail to have a great career“.

 

 

mdAmy Cuddy is a social psychologist, professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, where she studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people from the classroom to the boardroom. And her training as a classical dancer (another skill she regained after her injury) is evident in her fascinating work on “power posing” — how your body position influences others and even your own brain.

Watch her popular video on “Your body language shapes who you are“.

 

Senior-Planet-Helen-FisherHelen E. Fisher is an American anthropologist and human behavior researcher. She is a professor at Rutgers University and has studied romantic interpersonal attraction for over 30 years.

Watch her fun video on “The brain in love“.

 

 

shawn-achor-bioShawn Achor is an American educator, author, and speaker known for his advocacy of positive psychology. He is best known for his research reversing the formula of success leading to happiness—his research shows that happiness in fact leads to success. Achor spent 12 years studying what makes people happy at Harvard University.

Watch his video on “The happy secret to better work“.

 

seth-godin-3-skills-entrepreneur-cultivateSeth Godin is an American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker. He is the author of 17 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow.

Watch his video on “The tribes we lead“.

 

2408c227c2e651234d417caf1b48fad0c1a66a1e_389x292Caroline Casey has dedicated the past decade of her life to changing how global society views people with disabilities. In 2000, she rode 1,000 kilometers across India on an elephant to raise funds for Sight Savers. Then, as founding CEO of Kanchi in Dublin, she developed a set of best practices (based on ISO 9000 quality standards) for businesses, to help them see “disabled” workers as an asset as opposed to a liability. Hundreds of companies have adopted the standards, changing their policies and attitudes.

Watch her inspiring video on “Looking past limits“.

 

US-THE MAJESTIC PREMIERE-CARREYJames EugeneJimCarrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy In Living Color. His first leading roles in major productions came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995).

Watch his funny yet inspiring commencement speech to the Maharishi University 2014 Graduating Class.

TomTom Wujec is the author and editor of several books, a Fellow at Autodesk, an adjunct professor at Singularity University, a multiple TED Conference speaker and a pioneer in the emerging practice of business visualization.

Watch his thought provoking videos here: (1) 3 ways the brain creates meaning, (2) Build a tower, build a team, and (3) Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast