Nov 6, 2019
Episode 086. “The talk is called The Flip Side of Loneliness. It addresses my cure for loneliness which, in a nutshell, I believe is an inside job.” ~Monica Rivera
Do not be fooled by the length of this show! Brilliant things come in small packages or, in this case, short episodes. In fact, it’s perfect timing especially if you’re considering doing something crazy-brave. Like give a TEDx talk.
Her insights are about more than just what’s going through one’s head as they take the TEDx stage. Did I mention that Monica got up in front of a roomful of (mostly) strangers to talk about her experiences with bone-deep loneliness?
And yet… when you hear her explain the why and the how of her TEDx Talk, you’re listening to someone who had total conviction in her message.
One of my favorite quotes from Monica is humble yourself to know that what you don’t know is really important. She’s speaking of the entire experience, that whiteknuckle ride from speaker application to stage. And we’re all going to have to humble ourselves to things we just don’t know. What we learn about life in the process - about loneliness, about grief, about stepping outside our comfort zones - just might make an excellent TEDx topic.
Want to watch Monica Rivera’s TEDx Talk? Yes, you do!
Listen to Monica’s podcast
Get the full show notes: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/086
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