We look forward to people, experiences, journeys, and stories for inspiration. Don’t we? And we all need some inspiration every now and then. To keep ourselves motivated and to move forward. In time and space. If you are starting a new job, I have some inspiring talks for you. I have heard these people, learned from them, and embraced the message in my life story. Take out some time for these talks and I believe you will feel better prepared and more confident about the new chapter of your career.
Talks for inspiration before starting a new job
I know it is a bit uncomfortable being the new person in the room. Being nervous about the new job and having insane thoughts. I have been there, too. “Courage, dear heart!” I really hope that these talks help you in settling into a new job.
From his legendary design career and life, David Kelly shares inspiring stories to find different ways to create. He emphasizes that creativity is not a monopoly of just a few people. Kelly’s talk will make you ponder if your workplace is divided between the “creatives” and the practical individuals. Before starting a new job, you will learn how can you be more creatively confident.
The round peg in the square hole who was crazy enough to believe that he could change the world. And he did by introducing Apple to the world. It’s not just a product but a way of life for most of us. In this talk, Steve Jobs draws from some of the most pivotal points in his life. He urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s adversities which also includes death itself. Starting a new job arrives with its unique set of challenges. I am sure this would inspire you.
One of the most instrumental roles in building your career is that of communication. A lot of your work depends on how well you communicate with people. And trust me, most of us are not good at this. Having worked as a radio host, Celeste Headlee really knows what makes a good conversation. She says, “Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening”. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations which would surely help you while starting a new job.
“Go out, talk to people, listen to people. And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”
We all know Simon Sinek because he has really made us work at finding our why. He has presented a powerful model for how leaders inspire action. It all begins with a golden circle and the question “Why?”. Simon gives great examples which include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers. There’s a lot to learn from this talk before starting a new job.
Isn’t the global community talking about emotional intelligence and its profound impact on everything? Angela Lee Duckworth left a lucrative job in consulting and took to teaching mathematics to seventh graders in a New York public school. It was very soon that she realized that it’s not IQ that defines successful students from those who struggled in academics. Her theory of “grit” as a determinant of success is worth your time and investment. Certainly, it’s a great kick for starting a new job.
Starting a new job is a transition. To a new phase in your career. A step forward where you would raise your bar higher. I would want you to feel encouraged, empowered, and inspired. I am here to help you make the most of this journey.
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