Go with your gut feeling | Magnus Walker | TEDxUCLA

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Magnus Walker talks about his life journey of following his passion and going with his gut feeling which eventually led him to turning his dreams into his reality.
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  • Captain Moretokin
    Captain MoretokinHari Yang lalu

    Thats a great story . Like me in a way . All i ever did was Go with the flow and never got worked up over trivial things I did it,,,,, My Way. Nice Beard by the way. From my band and I '' The Electric Beards ''

  • Matt C
    Matt C5 hari yang lalu

    Dont go with your gut feeling.. This doesn't exist. Use logic and always weigh out your option before making a decision

  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin S.5 hari yang lalu


  • Eliane LUTY
    Eliane LUTY6 hari yang lalu

    thank you very much

  • Zone Libre
    Zone Libre9 hari yang lalu

    A child in an adult's body, playing with toys. Ok you can take life as a game. Your liberty. But what's the meaning of this Ted ? Inspiring what for people living in war time? Not a Nobel prize Magnus but ok for a Live and let die prize... oh but maybe there's a philantropic foundation named Magnus... let me check that !

  • david johnston
    david johnston9 hari yang lalu

    yes it nice story but you dont mention god in the story right - one thing you need god down the narrow path

  • James Sims
    James Sims10 hari yang lalu

    well done wuss

  • JonPlopp
    JonPlopp11 hari yang lalu

    Ignore this bloke; if he thinks wealth and possessions is where it's 'at' he sadly very mistaken...just take a look around you, see where the latter is leading us and to those who have pots of money/wealth/possessions and lead futile empty lives. The successful, fruitful journey is within. (No! I'm not religious freak, just 70 years old)

  • Chenelka


    7 hari yang lalu

    Bone crushing truth! ❤

  • Indiana Jones
    Indiana Jones12 hari yang lalu

    Some of these are so out of touch for the real world. This was a GREAT DEAL of luck.

  • Paul Grosfeld
    Paul Grosfeld12 hari yang lalu

    it is good to hear about succes, whats wrong with not having that kind of succes, and not promoting it, and being ok with that? How many Michale Jacksons or Ophras we want? If the top of the piramide claims that all can reacht the top, if so, where would the bottom be? The base? Where is the respect for less? The bottom, on wich succes builds it's foundation on? Personaly, man, good story, great that you are doing well. Wish you well, love!

  • Violet Fegan
    Violet Fegan13 hari yang lalu

    Whenever I go by gut feeling; I'm never wrong!

  • M T
    M T13 hari yang lalu

    the most boring ted talk

  • skedaddle
    skedaddle14 hari yang lalu

    How can I listen to someone who looks like an absolute bum?

  • Abraham Kuponiyi
    Abraham Kuponiyi14 hari yang lalu

    i like how the dude is just casual

  • Marija šalković
    Marija šalković14 hari yang lalu

    Cool guy

  • Jason Mateus
    Jason Mateus14 hari yang lalu

    4 years later, watching this again, still AWESOME

  • Chris Steele
    Chris Steele14 hari yang lalu

    Also sometimes I share this, the Bible says that GOD loves us so much that he sent his son JESUS CHRIST to this earth and HE lived a perfect sinless life.And JESUS went to a cross and gave HIS life for us.And rose again in 3 days and who ever will receive JESUS AS THEIR SAVIOR AND ASK HIM TO COME INTO THEIR HEART AND FORGIVE THEIR SINS,HE WILL TAKE YOU TO HEAVEN.

  • stephen polwart
    stephen polwart14 hari yang lalu

    A guy with vision and belief

  • MrToddling
    MrToddling15 hari yang lalu

    His fourth venture has been Hair Farming

  • lizeth987
    lizeth98715 hari yang lalu


  • Damodara O'malley
    Damodara O'malley16 hari yang lalu

    There is plenty of luck in play here.

  • Damodara O'malley
    Damodara O'malley16 hari yang lalu

    Lucky guy

  • Genesis The Poet
    Genesis The Poet16 hari yang lalu

    His journey and take on life reminds me of Jesse Itzler ... a series of seemingly lucky accidents paired with opportunistic approaches that brought about success ... check out his interview on ID-get: Impact Theory... inspiring stuff from both men... and a great Ted Talk

  • Corey Doerr
    Corey Doerr16 hari yang lalu

    Bet half them people sized him up the moment he walked on stage.

  • Jimmy Jones
    Jimmy Jones17 hari yang lalu

    Telling a person with adhd to "trust their gut feelings" is a bit like giving a chainsaw to an octopus inside a nursery.

  • Yovianti Tanjung
    Yovianti Tanjung19 hari yang lalu

    The best ted’s inspirational story !

  • kkjjjggff
    kkjjjggff20 hari yang lalu

    so what about a serial killer or a rapists 'gut feeling' should they act....

  • Roseanne Basten
    Roseanne Basten23 hari yang lalu

    There's just something that doesn't sit right with me about him lying to the dude who wanted the 'English' trousers. I just don't think I'll ever reconcile deception for personal profit. It feels like a massive false economy, socially!

  • Colin O Gorman
    Colin O Gorman24 hari yang lalu

    Well he acknowledges the luck anyway 😂

  • Skyler Farr
    Skyler Farr25 hari yang lalu

    Jesus is the only way to heaven. John 14:6

  • James Willie
    James Willie26 hari yang lalu

    Is he from that part of England where they say that southern American culture came from?

  • Terence Hill
    Terence Hill26 hari yang lalu

    This...seems to be the exception to the usual long bearded homeless without a plan

  • christian blake
    christian blake27 hari yang lalu


  • gMale Castro
    gMale Castro27 hari yang lalu

    Loved that line like crazy (at 15:49) - “Success really is the freedom to do whatever you want to do.”

  • Jaymz R
    Jaymz R27 hari yang lalu

    had to convince myself thats not Rick Rubin

  • Julie Engle
    Julie Engle28 hari yang lalu

    Not only did I think he was Rob Zombie but it was cool he talked about Faster Pussycat.

  • Tasha Hill
    Tasha Hill28 hari yang lalu

    Forrest? Forrest Gump?

  • Elia Ra - The Voice
    Elia Ra - The Voice28 hari yang lalu

    Dream it......apply oneself.....achieve it. Wow!!!!

  • Bad Driver
    Bad DriverBulan Yang lalu

    Great video Magnus! I learned the hard way...... "ALWAYS TRUST YOUR GUT".....not your head , nor heart before the gut feeling!!

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  • Proud Conservative
    Proud ConservativeBulan Yang lalu

    I look homeless too I’m just not rich lol but I’m not homeless either so I guess that’s good

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    رویا llamaBulan Yang lalu

    The unintended consequences of staying weird ☀

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  • primovid
    primovidBulan Yang lalu

    I watched this video years ago and I still see it recommended by Google. Now, years later, I can't help wonder if this dude is still wearing the same cap, and still hasn't cut is hair.

  • Nathan Ramos
    Nathan RamosBulan Yang lalu

    Pure anecdotal fallacy goodness

  • Annulus Soprano222
    Annulus Soprano222Bulan Yang lalu

    I thought it was Rick Rubin.

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  • Hermosa Minirosa
    Hermosa MinirosaBulan Yang lalu

    My gut feeling is you're hiding from something or someone or group in general. Hiding who you are from others. Keep in mind Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God - John 3:3.

  • Curt Vincent
    Curt VincentBulan Yang lalu

    What a guy! What a story! Thank you!

  • scott matthews
    scott matthewsBulan Yang lalu

    His biggest dream is to blow Lord Coe while driving 100 mph down The Harbor Freeway in a 356. It'll happen. Someday.

  • scott matthews
    scott matthewsBulan Yang lalu

    Did he meet The Nuge in Detroit?

  • Richard Lopez
    Richard LopezBulan Yang lalu

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  • skye blue
    skye blueBulan Yang lalu

    Success is freedom. Magnus , you’ve ignited a spark within me- quit school at 15, driving a tractor trailer at 16.. open road freedom. On the road fell in love with skyscapes and went on to get a pilot’s license ( for small airplanes) which was easy to do in the 80’s. Then fell in love with the sea. Moved on to sailing. Loved the freedom. From there ( for no particular reason) I studied to become a neuroscientist. Got the big office with windows but stuck at my desk glued to the computer, watching the clouds pass by. I felt trapped. Quit job, became a visual artist and am presently teaching myself quantum mechanics. Hard to say what’s around the next bend. Thank you:) my gut feeling is to get a job with SpaceX

  • AngelFish999


    2 hari yang lalu

    Go with it!Space X🌻

  • Simon Harris
    Simon HarrisBulan Yang lalu

    Wow. Amazing story.

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  • MuckoMan
    MuckoManBulan Yang lalu

    How many times have you been side tracked because someone tells you this is how it has to be done? It's almost like no one understands just doing something because it feels right.

  • Melissa Martin
    Melissa MartinBulan Yang lalu

    Love this guy!!!@

  • darlagail
    darlagailBulan Yang lalu

    What a journey you are having . Good for you and may the journey continue and good luck keeps coming your way and the good times roll.

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  • ronnette harvey
    ronnette harveyBulan Yang lalu

    That's not gut feeling... That's opportunity!

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    see merolandBulan Yang lalu

    Please universes gimme a leap of faith 😂

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    Kenny MeagherBulan Yang lalu

    Pure BS... sure go ahead and dive in... Oh and I have a bridge to sell you....

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    So basically this guy started his fortune out of deceipt.

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    TrackMonkey327Bulan Yang lalu

    Fascinating. I like how he doesn't let not having the education or training stop him from pursuing his passions.

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  • Mark Brown
    Mark BrownBulan Yang lalu

    Take your hobby turn it into a passion and make an enjoyable income ;-)

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    100% constructive life, Magnus is a very interesting person.

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  • Umaxen 00
    Umaxen 00Bulan Yang lalu

    Follow your gut IF you have intelligence and/or an education. How many people start a business only to lose EVERY cent as well as being in deep debt leading to bankruptcy. It worked out for Magnus, however does NOT for about 90% to 98% of all new business owners, especially if you need one or more employees. In many cases, you become your employee's mommy or daddy...

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  • Julian Felipe Granados Flórez
    Julian Felipe Granados FlórezBulan Yang lalu

    Well ... This is a very cool story, I'm glad he's very humble about what he has achieved and also that at any point he pretended to have found some hidden trick to find succes following his passion, he just shares his experience and lets you make what you will from that. Although he clearly had a lot of luck.

  • Сергей Полонский

    Сергей Полонский

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Perhaps the reason for his luck is just constant following his own dreams.

  • James Keenan
    James KeenanBulan Yang lalu

    yeah, his net worth is $19 Million on google LOL. Very interesting person

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  • inimacam
    inimacam2 bulan yang lalu

    Magnus is the man . Beautiful talk . Thank you .

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    Atti Ylänen2 bulan yang lalu

    That homeless look is outlandishly clever! No one comes to borrow money from that guy!