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4 TEDTalks You Should Watch this Christmas

Posted on December 22nd, 2015

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Christmas is less than a week away and what better way to prepare for the holidays and new year than to reflect on yourself and your family.  tzo creative wishes you a “Merry Christmas” with this list of 4 powerful TEDTalks to kick off 2016.


1. Ron Gutman TEDTalks: The hidden power of smiling

Do you want to be a Christmas superhero?  Smile more!  HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman explores multiple studies of how smiling can change your life.  Grin your way into 2016 after watching this short video.


“Researchers were able to predict how fulfilling and long-lasting a subject’s marriage would be.” Tweet this Quote

“Even blind babies smile to the sound of the human voice.” Tweet this Quote

“One smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 bars of chocolate.”  Tweet this Quote

Bonus! Read Ron’s Book Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act


2)  Laura Trice TEDTalks: The power of saying thank you

In this 3 minute TEDTalk, therapist and coach Dr. Laura Trice examines her own inability to take in praise, admiration and thanks.  We all know that Christmas is a time for giving; let’s make it a time of giving and asking for praise.


“Why don’t we ask for the things that we need?” Tweet this Quote

“You could abuse it. Or you could actually meet my need.” Tweet this Quote

“Be honest about the praise that you need to hear.” Tweet this Quote


3) Dan Gilbert TEDTalks: The surprising science of happiness

Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert confronts the popular opinion that true happiness can only occur naturally and cannot be synthesized.  Will the Christmas gift of your dreams truly make you happy?


“We synthesize happiness, but we think happiness is a thing to be found.” Tweet this Quote

“Synthetic happiness is every bit as real and enduring as the kind of happiness you stumble upon.” Tweet this Quote

“We have within us the capacity to manufacture the very commodity we are constantly chasing.” Tweet this Quote

Bonus! Read Dan’s Book Stumbling on Happiness


4)  Ernesto Sirolli TEDTalks: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

With all the chaos surrounding the holidays, how do you help those around you? Shut up and listen!  Ernesto Sirolli poses a simple solution to the world’s most complex problems.  An amazing lesson to be learned moving into the new year.


“‘Why didn’t you tell us?’ ‘You never asked.’” Tweet this Quote

“The passion that that man has for his own personal growth is the most important thing.” Tweet this Quote

“There’s only one thing that all the successful companies..have in common: None were started by one person.” Tweet this Quote

Bonus! Read Ernesto’s Book How to Start a Business & Ignite Your Life: A Simple Guide to Combining Business Wisdom with Passion

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