I asked this question back in October:
"Can I combine quantum physics and a story of overcoming adverse circumstances into a talk that will inspire you and maybe cook your noodle just a little? And more importantly, should I?"
I got a whole lot of "YES" in reply. Challenge accepted.
I attended another TEDx event, this time in Overland Park. I heard fun stuff from Wes Jackson, who is a proponent of perennial farming (great article in National Geographic here—why no one is picking up his torch and spreading that idea bigger and louder is beyond me) and whose speaking style just cracked me up, it was that awesome; Eduardo Dolhun, a doctor all about getting rid of diarrhea globally with Drip Drop (a noble cause, really), Richard Gordon, who deals with artificial intelligence, cyber security, etc., in mind-boggling ways; and others. Each person had their own story to tell, in their own way. What makes one great would be disastrous for another person to emulate.
I have my own story to tell, in my own way. And it's on my bucket list to be a TED speaker. I know that someday I can pull those two topics together. Maybe next year, 2013 since 13 is my lucky number.
Thanks for reading,
p.s. Your good juju today: What's your story? What is stopping you from telling it?
Good juju-spreader, speaker, graphic designer. I'd love to hear from you!