I've got some pretty outrageous dreams. I always have, and honestly, I don't believe in not having dreams that feel unrealistic. There's a checklist in my mind of bonkers things I want to achieve before I die. Bonkers like "Photograph Obama", "Shoot the cover of TIME".
Now, one of the things that makes these dreams as powerful for me as they are, is that I 100% believe I'll achieve all of those dreams. I don't care what anyone says - I will sit across Obama at some point and take his picture. I believe that with all my heart. I don't know how I'll get there, but I will. The reason that's so powerful is because it gives me the confidence to actually try to get there.
That being said, I just checked one of the check boxes on that list - "Do a TED talk". I never knew how I'd check that one off because speakers at TED conferences are generally considered thought leaders, and these people generally have really profound things to challenge us with.
When that "Hey, you're invited to speak at TEDx" email showed up in my inbox, the first thing that popped in to my mind was the thing I went with for the talk.
What I spoke about:
The title of my talk is "How 5 seconds of your time can change a life", and it's about how someone else spent 5 seconds doing something that changed my life, and greatly helped form the person I am today.
So, without further ado, here's the talk: