I am very excited to share an important event in my life with all of you. Last month, I had the opportunity to give a TED talk about my life list to a room full of amazing people. The event was fantastic and I was humbled to have had an active part in it.
For those who don’t know, TED is an organization that is dedicated to spreading unique and interesting ideas around the world via free and accessible video lectures. The speakers range from famous world leaders to relatively unknown but extremely talented artists. The lectures focus on Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED is an acronym) and tend to be highly intellectual.
I have been a fan of the organization for many years and have watched several hundred TED talks. (I was trying to watch them all but then they came up with TEDx and it became overwhelming)
The TED event that I participated in was TEDxRainier. It was a sold-out conference that took place at the University of Washington. The location was of special interest to me because I dropped out of that University several years ago. (This was actually the third time I have been asked to come back to give a lecture.) The theatre held approximately 1,500 people and the speakers consisted of Emmy award winning documentarians, New York Times best selling authors, University professors and for some reason, life list obsessed me. It was a fantastic experience and I was very thankful for the opportunity.
My talk was about my journey and what I consider to be the single most important question for any human. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed giving it.
(Note: If you are reading this via e-mail, you will need to click through to the actual blog post to see the video.)
I look forward to reading your feedback in the comments below.