5 Must-Watch TED Talks to Improve Your Shopify Results

If you don’t know what TED Talks are, then you’ve clearly never found yourself in a YouTube wormhole at 3am watching videos with titles like ‘What...

5 Must-Watch TED Talks to Improve Your Shopify Results

If you don’t know what TED Talks are, then you’ve clearly never found yourself in a YouTube wormhole at 3am watching videos with titles like ‘What Camels Can Teach You About Fashion Design’ or ‘How 100 KitKats Saved My Life’.

TED conduct Talks on everything and anything to do with, well, everything and anything.

Want to learn more about procrastination? Hear how gut health is the key to life? Or delve into the creative formula behind New Yorker cartoons? They’ve got videos for that.

But most importantly to you, TED have a vast and varied library of business talks perfect for Shopify store owners to help improve your business’ sales.

Learn how to build your brand, drive more sales, and operate more efficiently from experts who have been there, done it, and sold the t-shirts.

We’ve compiled our favourite 5 into a list below.

Fun Fact: TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. You learn something new everyday.

1. Success, Failure and the Drive to Keep Creating by Elizabeth Gilbert

The world-renowned author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert had a hard time establishing herself as an author.

In her TED Talk, Elizabeth expands on her successes and failures whilst trying to achieve her dream, and why success is often more confusing than anything else. The key, she says, is to focus on your passion and not your goal, and the route forward will become clear.

2. The Single Biggest Reason Why Start-Ups Succeed by Bill Gross

Bill Gross has vast experience with start-ups, founding, managing, and advising - and not all start-ups succeed.

So, Bill became engrossed (get it?) in determining what separated a successful start-up from a failure. What steps were different? What personnel were involved? What drive differed between them?

The answer? Gross ranked each of the start-ups he worked with on 5 factors, but one stood out more than the rest.

But you’ll have to watch and see what that is.

3. 5 Ways to Kill Your Dreams by Bel Pesce

Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five ways to completely stop your business plans from coming true - a lot of which are well-held beliefs for many business owners.

The key to success often isn’t in the things we do, it’s the things we think, and the more we can bust through any mental blockers, the more likely we are to achieve our goals.

Packed full of knowledge-nuggets and mind-boosters, Bel Pesce’s TED Talk is a must for any Shopify store owner looking to succeed.

4. The Happy Secret to Better Work by Shawn Achor

Something we’re all guilty of is forgetting why we started our passion in the first place. Running a Shopify store can be stressful, draining, and mentally all-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

In his TED Talk, Shawn Achor shows how increased positivity causes increased productivity, and the secret to a successful business is a happy entrepreneur.

5. 3 Rules to Help You Build a Successful Business by Julissa Prado

Julisa Prado founded ‘Rizos Curls’ - one of the first Latina-owned hair care brands designed to aid and celebrate natural hair.

Inspired by the Latino and immigrant communities that fulfilled her youth, she shares 3 guiding principles that helped her break the norm and succeed with her passion (as well as some very interesting marketing ideas)

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