Things I learned at tedx

So Tedx - Portland....was pretty fabulous. I learned so many things at it on Saturday - which ties in nicely to the fact that I am linking up with Kaite from I'm Your Katie Que to let you know what I learned this weekend. 

The topic of this year's Tedx Event was perfect. Does it exist? If so, what is it? Ask a thousand people and you'll get a thousand different answers. Whether you're talking about a person, place, thing or idea, this word provokes discussion. The desire for it pushes people to think of bigger and better things, challenging them to make their own definitions and maybe even make them a reality.

All the speakers were wonderful at TedxPdx and here are some of the things they taught me this weekend. 

Aaron James Draplin
//Invest in your life
//Invest in your clients

Nong Poonsukwuttana
//You will always chase perfection
//Give first
//Chasing meaning is a much better approach than avoiding discomfort

D'Wayne Edwards
//Leave your mark

Lisa Sedlar
//Perfect is the enemy of good enough
//Perfect can paralyze you with fear; being real does not

Frank Moore
//Invest in the art of living
//This cute 91 year old WWII Veteran (and his wife) will make an auditorium cry tears of joy and loss in 18 mins.

Cody Goldberg
//Don't think so much
//Use hearts more than minds
//PLAY is perfect

James Keller
//If your technology choices are making you feel bad about yourself. Change your choices

Zach King
//Hard is not relevant. Hard is hard

Zalika Gardner 
//In order to truly listen you must quiet your own experience to make room for someone else's

Isaiah Holt
//There is always room for second chances
//Ask yourself daily: What do I want to accomplish today? What does it take? What can I do to get there?

Ben Haggerty aka Macklemore
//The easiest thing to do is to not live presently
//It is important to slow down and remember what you are doing and why you are here

What did you guys learn this weekend?! Link up with Katie here.



<3 BB


Plucky said...

I AM SO JEALOUS! I'll have to go watch all of them after work today. Thank you for sharing! :)

JumpingJE said...

I'm so happy you guys had a great time! I'll be looking for you in the crowd when they get published on youtube!

Katie Qué said...

Huh, rarely do I actually ~learn~ something on the weekend. I'm impressed! I definitely have to work on Zalika Gardner's advice.

Meg {henninglove} said...

i definitely didn't learn anything profound like you did this weekend, i learned never ever to shop again at target on a sunday talk about zoo

P!nky said...

YAY! Glad it was a great time. I'll looking forward to checking them out, thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Oh, this is awesome, girl! Perfect is a thing that plagues me because I swear I still strive for it even though I'm pretty sure it doesn't actually exist.

Nadine Lynn said...

Sounds like a weekend full of good life reminders!

Melissa Suggitt said...

"There is always room for second chances"


Anonymous said...

I learned you have to leave the beach when you kids have a fever even if it is 75 out.

Sounds like you had a great time, I reading love all you learned.

Lauren said...

These always sound so cool! One came to Houston and I heard about it, like, the day before. Lots of great advice and Macklemore, I mean how cool is that?

Helene in Between said...

so cool! i am not sure there's been one in dallas but i would love to go!

Rachel Sedaker said...

"Invest in your life" and "Use hearts more than minds"- love these. I learned that there's nothing like a hike to soothe the soul and strengthen my self-confidence.

Brittany said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend! Love "In order to truly listen you must quiet your own experience to make room for someone else's" its beyond true but so hard to do!!

Not Before my Tea said...

I like this. and wish there was something like this in Chicago. my favorite, from your cliff notes, was Cody Goldberg.

Kasey Lynne said...

is your brain hurting today? ;)

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

That sounds like such an awesome TED talk weekend to attend. I like the advice to use your heart more than your mind. Goodness, wouldn't the world be such a BETTER place?

Fairy Princess Jord said...

Seems like such a great set of speakers! I love "perfect is the enemy of good enough".

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of tedx before—sounds pretty cool, though! Love the Macklemore ones!

Ashley - Married to the Game said...

This sounds awesome. I would have loved to go to this!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Macklemore?! SO JEALOUS!

Jess said...

Hard is not relevant. Hard is hard. I'm glad someone seeing it that way.

Jess said...

Wow, excuse the grammar.

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

I AM JEALOUS> sad I couldn't attend as well. I want to hear all about it