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My Relationship with TED.

When I get home from work, the gym, or dinner and I cannot think of anything to do, I watch TED talks. I watch them because they make me think critically, they inspire me, and one day LB and I will be giving a TED talk (or two) and I want to make sure we don’t repeat anything that has already been said.

Because I think that you all should stop watching the idiot box and start feeding your mind with thought-provoking mental nutrition, I have curated a short list of some of the TED talks that I have enjoyed. Of course I have been inspired by a ton more, but baby steps. I’ve got to wean y’all off of “Basketball Wives” as to not send you into shock.

Feel free to watch one or all of these videos. The titles are hyperlinked and will open up in a new page, so that you have no reason to leave Le Femme Flaneur.

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Poetic Vision, Purpose, Passion, etc.

I like sharing things that inspire me with you all. It makes my quest for sainthood easier. Here it goes…

On January 1st of this year, I was conversing with a young woman about my life. After explaining to her that I am currently on the science/academia career track and have no strong passion for what I am currently doing, she asked me what in God’s name did I want to do with myself if I wasn’t happy with my career now. Reasonable question. In response, for the first time ever, I articulated my true passion with ease. I soon realized that my passion equals my purpose and since I knew what it was that I want and need to be doing with my life, it is about time I take all the necessary steps to fulfilling said purpose.

In pursuit of getting my shit together, I remembered a video I watched during the Christmas holiday with my sister. At the end of the video lecture, we both applauded – it was not a live stream, Skype, or on any platform in which the speaker could actually hear and appreciate our applause. You know you just watched something good when you give a standing ovation to a laptop.

Anyway, watch the video below. Sister-friend Sharon Ann Lee drops knowledge on how to design your own success, do things that make you money and make you happy, and write your poetic vision. It is quite a long video, but you know you weren’t really doing anything right now anyway.

Let me know if you clap for her at the end.

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