Guest Curator: Justin Wise
We’ve invited members of our TEDxDesMoines community to “guest curate” a blog post highlighting their favorite TED and TEDx talks, and tell us how the talks have inspired them to turn ideas into action. If you’re interested in sharing via a guest post, please e-mail TEDxDesMoines@gmail.com.
Guest Curator: Justin Wise, Communications Strategist for Monk Development. Avid learner. Husband and dad.
Favorite TED talk: Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation
Favorite quote from the talk:
“Intrinsic motivators versus extrinsic motivators. Autonomy, mastery and purpose, versus carrot and sticks. And who wins? Intrinsic motivation, autonomy, mastery and purpose, in a knockout.
Reading. Books, blogs, tweets, magazines, pins. It doesn’t matter. Reading allows the mind to simmer with the subject matter. The downside is that it takes me awhile to finish a book. I usually read with some sort of pen/notebook combo, jotting down notes as they come. Reading with purpose, I suppose.
Do you apply anything you learned from this video to your personal or professional life?
Growing up, my dad always used to tell us to do something that we loved. I think that’s why this video resonates with me so much. When you meet someone who’s living out their passion, as opposed to doing a “job”, you see the difference. I want to be one of those people.