Five great videos to inspire you as a business owner

If there's one thing that I hear a lot from other freelancers and designers, it's that we ALWAYS have something we can learn from others. Being such a young freelancer, I know this is especially true for myself. I love reading my fair share of blogs, but another great way for me to learn from others and be inspired is by watching some great presentations – TED Talks, or conference presentations, etc.  So, here are a few that I love! 

None of these are TOO long, so I challenge you to just watch ONE. Come back and let me know which one you watch!

"We're not good at everything, we're not good by ourselves," says Simon Sinek at the 99% Conference. Our ability to build trust and relationships is the key to our survival as a race, and to thriving as ideamakers.

There is nothing more frightening than the moment we expose our ideas to the world. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. 


Hannah Brencher's mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural — she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. 


Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there's probably at least one you don't.


Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.