TED Talks for Trailblazers [VIDEO]

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TED Talks are globally renowned for being one of the most inspirational resources available online to offer guidance and thought-provoking content, in your career, and in life. We love TED Talks and couldn’t help but notice that are a number which could be particularly interesting to people who have discovered the world of Salesforce, and we wanted to share them with you.

If you want to be inspired, watch away…

Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don’t have one true calling

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Emilie Wapnick, Writer and Career Coach, never knew. The question in itself made her feel anxious as she struggled to find just one thing she was good at, or enjoyed.

An idea Emilie offers in this talk, is an eye opening career option. That you can do many things rather than being boxed into the one thing that you love. As a Trailblazer you can have a number of different skills and pursue a number of different pursuits, as, what Emilie refers to as a  “multipotentialite.”

The Salesforce career path gives you the freedom to move sideways, and follow a number of different paths without removing the freedom to come back to your original path, to explore all kinds of interests. Trailblazing is not a linear pathway and that’s what makes it so exciting for so many people.




Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit – The power of passion and perseverance

In this talk Angela discusses what happened when she left a high-flying Management Consultant job to teach 7th Grade pupils in a school. She discovered that the difference between high and low achievers wasn’t all that closely linked to IQ or intelligence.

Grit was far more important.

Angela asks one question which will resonate well with Trailblazers: “what if doing well in school and in life depends on much more than your ability to learn quickly and easily?”

You don’t have to be the most intelligent person in the room to be absolutely great at Salesforce. What most Trailblazers have in common is Grit.The determination to work hard and have a passion for self and continuous learning.




Scott Dinsmore: How to find and do work you love

In this talk Scott discusses would happen if instead of the world being made up of 80% of people hating their jobs, what if 80% of people in the world loved their jobs? What would the world look like?

As Scott points out: “there’s no major in University on passion and purpose and career”

Many young people are now choosing to secure Salesforce certifications rather than degrees.

What all Trailblazers have in common is passion. The determination to work hard and show what they can do.




Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win

Near wins open frequently in the Salesforce world when it comes to certifications.

You didn’t pass your certification first time, it’s a ‘near win’ it’s not a fail.

The path of continuous learning means that there’s always new knowledge to reach for.

That message is something Trailblazers can learn from.




Celeste Headlee: Don’t find a job, find a mission

If Trailblazing isn’t a mission, then we don’t know what is!

If you have found yourself in the Salesforce ecosystem, this may resonate with you. If you’ve just found out what Salesforce is, or are on the precipice of a career change, you might particularly like this TED Talk.

You can spend hours achieving new badges in Trailhead, fulfilling your addictive ‘mission’.




Eugene Hennie: How to find your passion and inner awesomeness

Coders get a shout out in this motivating TED Talk, as being people who in some ways, ‘fail’ all day, trying, and failing, and then fixing to the point of having a perfect product.

“Fail a lot and the successes will be greater”, Eugene explains, “fail hard and fail often.”

We’re all born with awesomeness, it’s inside of you, which is at the core of being a Traiblazer. The Salesforce Ohana means that you’ll always be surrounded by those 5 people in your life which will inspire your inner awesomeness, and as a result, often great things will happen.



We hope you enjoy these, we’d love to hear of any others you’d recommend?


Talent Hub has a number of inspiring opportunities available currently and so visit our Salesforce jobs page or contact us, we’d love to hear from you.

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