Lisa Lansing

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Every now and again I rewatch my favourite TED Talks not only so I can be inspired once again but to remind myself how far I’ve come. It’s been almost two years since I decided to quit my job to throw it all to the wind. I didn’t know where I was going or what I’d be doing down the road, but I knew I had to take this risk so I could work toward a more fulfilling life.

I’m so grateful that I had the courage to take that step back then, because look where I am now! I wake up every day completely happy and content with myself and my place in the world. I am completely satisfied with my life and wouldn’t change anything about it (except, of course, that I currently can’t be with my boyfriend 24/7, but we’ll be together soon enough).

These are the TED Talks that motivated me to make a change. I hope they inspire you as well. I’ve written about a few of these previously so I included the related blog post after the video title.

You can find all of these TED Talks in a playlist on my YouTube channel if you’d like to watch them all in one go. Enjoy!

A rich life with less stuff. | Could you fit your life into two bags?


Adventures with minimalism and happiness. | Minimalism and happiness.


The person you really need to marry. | The person you really need to marry.


Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love.


It’s never too late to chase your dreams.


What do we truly need in our lives?


What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness.


The ten-item wardrobe. | Less is more.


The less you own, the more you have.


Your body language shapes who you are.


Do you enjoy TED Talks?

What are your favourites?

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