Five speakers and one musician took to the TEDx stage in the Wahlberg Recital Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, for an afternoon designed to discover new ideas and spark conversations within our community. The event was curated and organized by the Department of Communication faculty and students.
Here are two of those talks:
How to build self-confidence
CeCe Olisa said she wakes up every morning and tells herself, “don’t wait on your weight to live the life you want.” She grew up with a love of performing arts, but throughout her life, she was rejected for parts because of her body. Rather than focusing on her weight, she focuses on healthy living — using consistency as a measure of success over clothing size. She says by changing her perspective on her perceived obstacle; she was able to change her life.
Create, not compete
George Veater of Coarsegold told his grandfather’s story of building an agricultural empire beginning in the great depression to illustrate his “create, not compete” recipe for success. Veater said with a small paradigm shift, everyone can create and enjoy their own life without the worry of competing with others.
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