Don't Believe Everything You Think | Lauren Weinstein | TEDxPaloAlto

Lauren Weinstein delivers an inspiring TEDxPaloAlto talk on how to break free from limiting beliefs.
Lauren Weinstein is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching one of the most popular classes there-The Essentials of Strategic Communication. In addition to her work at the Business School, she has served as a guest lecturer and skills coach for Stanford Law School, the Stanford undergraduate program and the Stanford
In addition to her work at Stanford, Lauren is the founder of Resonate Coaching. As the principal at Resonate, Lauren works with clients ranging from TED speakers to start-up founders to high-level executives, helping them achieve more powerful public speaking and interpersonal communication skills.
Prior to her current work, Lauren served as a communication strategist for high level teams at Fortune 500 companies and worked with Santa Clara County in their mediation and communication skills training program.
Lauren received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University. She’s also a certified leadership development coach through the Coaches Training Institute.
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    Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom! I’m excited for the path this new state of mind will take me on 💗

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    James Arthur wrote a beautiful song called ''You'' with the lyrics that say: You were in the wilderness, looking for your own purpose, and you became a butterfly, I knew you always would. Cause they would throwing the sticks and stones, but words can never break your bones, you just spread your wings and fly, I knew you always would, there's nothing wrong with being YOU. Such a powerful speech!

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    structural reform, believers.

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    The most powerful TED talk I've ever seen! I really needed to hear this since most of us -if not all- have the same elephant story. It took me so long to find this video, however, after watching this, i have reached half of the other reality path. Therefore, I am grateful!! god bless whoever is reading my comment:)

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    Great words..

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    Yes! Amazing!

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    Don't believe everything you Think? Depends on what your thinking

  • Weragoda Sujatha
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    Thank you for the powerful and motivating speech. Also, you explain everything in simple words so that I could understand it easily. I also have those kinds of ropes that I have to break; however, I am still looking for a way to break them. I know there are ropes; I know I am wearing a headset; the thing is I do not know how to take it off. I know I should, but I do not find the way.

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    I always feels so weird when people say. When I was a child I was free, then ... I had anxiety with strong psychosomatic symptoms since I was 2 years old and possibly younger. So whenever you want to become like you were as a child, remember that having a "before" to look towards is a luxury many of us don't have.

  • Mihee Hong
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    Your talk is now the seed for me. Thank u for the speech.

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    This is one of my favorite talks!

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    Smile please

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    J.D. Ripa18 hari yang lalu

    the delivery made it impossible to enjoy the message, had to stop it

  • Vitalis Wangila
    Vitalis Wangila20 hari yang lalu

    Extremely powerful thoughts well presented. Thanks Lauren for that excellent talk.

  • Vitalis Wangila
    Vitalis Wangila20 hari yang lalu

    Extremely powerful thoughts well presented. Thanks Lauren for that excellent talk.

  • Apurva Narayan
    Apurva Narayan20 hari yang lalu

    yooo why did this just make me cry???

  • Mar Car
    Mar Car20 hari yang lalu

    Fantastic 😍 thanks

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    Sjkwon KAU20 hari yang lalu

    Above all the inspiring talks, how beautiful she is, really amazing.

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    Congrats on your self discovery and betterment, but I feel you have a very long way to go before you can grant yourself the title of a great speaker. So much of your words were predictable and/or obvious. Your style of delivery should be more inline with your level of expertise. In short: I felt that the concepts you spoke of were largely already well know (common knowledge) yet you delivered them as though they were grand discoveries and far more tbought provoking that they were. I hope you don't mind my constructive criticism and I wish you all the best in your career and life in general.

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    Poor elephant 🐘😔

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    Sometimes, it is hard to believe that contents like this are available free of cost in the internet!!

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    Sensational. Thanks

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    Absolutely Amazing! Relate so much ❤🦋🌈

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    Look, there's some good stuff here, but I'm not a fan of the idea that we should be looking inward for our hope, identity, purpose, and guidance. We make terrible gods.

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    Absolutely LOVED this!! She had me at the elephant story too :) I got sooo much perspective from listening to this talk, wow, I can't wait to share it with my network, amazing, gosh they should play it to all people thinking about having kids!! Mine is ten already, but hopefully I am not too late! Thank you so much Lauren!!

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    I agree with the beliefs we develop can create a major factor in how we behave, beliefs definitely created my reality until I found them false and found new fitting beliefs; and they change again and again. The first time they were crazy for me and built a foundation of aggression and fearlessness which later faded.

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    How do you break the ropes that tie you down? This is a challenge. Great Ted talk!

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    between 5 and 6 minute a dj took the speech vocals and made a song I can't remember which song it is

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    powerful ideas, but I don’t like her face expression. They look like she feels everything is wrong

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    So, is the elephant still tied up?!

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    This ted talk has been popping up in my recommendations and only today had I the courage to click on it. It was very eye opening. A lot of things I can relate to. I hope I can be more confident to speak with a louder voice and cut all the ropes that ties me down. And I hope you do too. Thank you for this ted talk!

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    Speaking my language

  • Cansu Arslan
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    Almost started crying by the end. I really needed to hear these words. I've been dealing with a low self-esteem and sabotaging myself throughout my entire life which didn't allow me to become the person i want to be. I thought it was impossible. Her words give me hope, especially hope in myself. Thank you so much.

  • Asad Abdullah
    Asad Abdullah2 bulan yang lalu

    such a powerful thought..... instead of i can't, ask how can I? .......just one question will so many views of our life. thanks Lauren. This is one of the best Ted talks i have ever seen. I won't believe everything thank comes in my mind from now on......

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    The best Ted talk I've listened until now. I can relate to almost everything she spoke about.



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  • asli bor tolun
    asli bor tolun2 bulan yang lalu

    One of the most enlightening talks ❤️❤️❤️

  • Peter-Derick Kome
    Peter-Derick Kome2 bulan yang lalu

    how can someone's life experience sound exactly like your present state of being? Lauren Weinstein's experience is so me. only difference is the character played in her story is a man in mine. thanks for sharing . your speech is food for thought.

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    3:44 is one of the worst ways you can unknowingly hurt your loved ones' confidence. They will simply stop trying to do things because they'll think they're not good enough and won't be able to do well.

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    Alguém mais aprendendo inglês? 😃

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    We are in Charge of our Belief's.Change our Thoughts,be open to fail, and see all your possibilities that the universe offers .💕

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    those who didn't like this, what's the color of ur problems??

  • Arthur Clarke
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    "You are special, just like everyone else." Crippling self-doubt is a bad thing, for sure. But this is mere New Age-y pablum; the true religion of America, the worship of self. You are an individual deserving of happiness- but you live in a society which has a right to make certain demands of you. This reality has been forgotten or demonized since the 1950's and sooner rather than later we all will pay the price for our narcissism.

  • מיכל אד
    מיכל אד3 bulan yang lalu

    Such good lecture!! Thank you!

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    I’m hungry, and I believe that thought. Gonna eat brb.

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  • Akin Akinbodunse
    Akin Akinbodunse3 bulan yang lalu

    Excellent talk. Wow! We all need to beware of the belief we are selling to our children.

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    There was something in the air that night the stars were bright Fernandoooo

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    Beautiful woman, inside out!

  • Kerry Pink
    Kerry Pink3 bulan yang lalu

    Mind blowing talk. Love the research behind it. She’s amazing

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    b4gs d4rwin3 bulan yang lalu

    thank you.

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    GooB3 bulan yang lalu

    I have so many strings to cut😅