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Get inspired this month with a few inspirational talks from TED. The Liv North Scottsdale Blog is featuring four talks that we think will help inspire you this month. Head to your favorite place in your apartment and give these talks a listen. We hope you enjoy the talks we have selected. 

Be an opportunity maker by Kare Anderson 

Want to do something big? Use Kare Anderson’s advice to learn how to expand your community and your opportunities. Get out of your head and start working on your dream project.

“So here's what I'm calling for you to do. Remember the three traits of opportunity-makers. Opportunity-makers keep honing their top strength and they become pattern seekers. They get involved in different worlds than their worlds so they're trusted and they can see those patterns, and they communicate to connect around sweet spots of shared interest.”

What I learned from 100 days of rejection by Jia Jiang

Get over your fear of rejection and go after what you want. Jia Jiang intentionally put himself in a position to be rejected for one hundred days and learned that rejection itself can lead to opportunity. 

“When you get rejected in life, when you are facing the next obstacle or next failure, consider the possibilities. Don't run. If you just embrace them, they might become your gifts as well.”

4 larger-than-life lessons from soap operas by Kate Adams

Kate Adams is a casting director who knows all about how the lessons learned from soap operas can impact and influence our day-to-day lives. 

“Soap operas teach us to push away doubt and believe in our capacity for bravery, vulnerability, adaptability and resilience. And most importantly, they show us it's never too late to change your story.”

Why some of us don’t have one true calling by Emilie Wapnick 

Emilie Wapnick calls herself a “multipotentiality” — someone who has multiple interests and not just one true calling. She extols the benefits of following your passions and carrying out those passions into multiple careers. 

“But to the multipotentialites in the room, including those of you who may have just realized in the last 12 minutes that you are one  — to you I say: embrace your many passions. Follow your curiosity down those rabbit holes. Explore your intersections. Embracing our inner wiring leads to a happier, more authentic life. And perhaps more importantly -- multipotentialites, the world needs us.”  

What are your favorite TED talks? Are there any TEDx events in North Scottsdale, AZ? Leave the links or information in a comment below. Thanks for reading our post!