Just over a year ago I was asked to stand on the TEDx Stanley Park stage in front of 3000 people and give “the talk of my life” that was to “Inspire Brave Actions” to people around the world. No pressure!
What happened next has humbled and inspired us at 365give to help people connect to their happy. Our talk is titled “How To Be Happy Everyday: It Will Change the World.” I shared the story of how 365give started and all we have learned along the way. One of the key messages we shared were the physical and emotional benefits of giving. The how and why giving makes you happy every day.
Our hope was to touch just one person to give and discover how happy giving could make you feel.
This past week we celebrated over 2 million views and we are humbled every day to hear from people from around the world that have been inspired by our talk and inspired to put happiness into action with a daily habit of giving.
Along the way I watched hundreds of TED and TEDx Talks for inspiration and guidance. I was so inspired by so many speakers that are educating and inspiring people to find their happy. What I discovered while watching many of these talks was a similar message again and again. Giving, compassion, gratitude, empathy, and kindness will increase how happy you are in your life.
There are hundreds of TED / TEDx Talks that will inspire you to be happy. These are just a few of my favourites that inspired me on my TED journey and we hope they will inspire you.
1) The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Anchor
2) The Golden Rule – It’s Good to be Good: Stephen Post
3) Bring “Nice” Back – The Power of Kindness – Brooklyn Decker
4) Gratitude – Louie Swartzberg
5) How to Let Altruism Be Your Guide: Voted Happiest Man on the Planet-Matthieu Ricard
Science and research proves that giving makes you happy. Watch our animated video that explains The Helper’s High. (http://www.365give.ca/happiness-research/)
We also know that happiness is different for everyone. You need to try giving and see the results for yourself. Join our community and be inspired every day – 1 give, 1 day at a time.