Like any other programs in senior high school, life in Accountancy Business and Management or ABM strand is not always easy. However, you can still emerge as an effective business person in the future by equipping yourself with empowering lessons. If you are looking for inspirations and motivation to help you get through this strand, start by watching these 5 TED talks for ABM students like you:
Grit: The power of passion and perseverance – Angela Lee Duckworth
Want to know the ultimate key to success? Grit. In her short but inspiring talk, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth defines grit as “passion and perseverance for long-term goals.” Grit means sticking with your goals day in and day out, no matter how hard the challenges life throws at you. Grit is working hard until your dreams become a reality. But how does one develop grit? It is by embracing a “growth mindset,” the idea that failure is not a permanent condition and you can change your current status through your unfaltering effort.
Whether it’s a worksheet you are trying to balance for the tenth time, a research paper that gets rejected again by your professor or a business idea that no one believes in, just remember that you can always start again after each failure with new lessons learned.
How to make stress your friend? – Kelly McGonigal
If there’s one thing you wish you could take out of your life right now it’s probably stress, right?
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal, who has studied stress and how it affects us, says that it can actually be beneficial for you. How? It’s by changing the way you react to stress and in turn, changing the way it affects your body. When the capital statements, closing journals and other extracurricular activities start to wear you down, choosing to positively respond to stress enables you to handle various life pressures. ”When you choose to view your stress response as helpful, you create the biology of courage. And when you choose to connect with others under stress, you can create resilience.”
3 Rules to spark learning – Ramsey Musallam
With the ever-changing demands of the business world, constant innovation has never been more important for a business to remain relevant. So how do you stay on top of your competitors? Creativity and problem-solving. In this 6-minute talk, Ramsey Musallam speaks about the three vital rules to spark learning: Having a constant drive for curiosity, Embracing the mess of trials and errors and Practicing reflection.
How to get your ideas spread – Seth Godin
The business world is full of ideas but the question is, how do you make people discover yours? In his presentation, award-winning blogger, author and entrepreneur Seth Godin speaks about the importance of spreading your ideas as a crucial part of your business strategy. This talk will walk you through three key points on how to spread your ideas effectively: 1) find the people who are obsessed with your product/service, 2) sell to the people who listen and care about your product and 3) be remarkable like the purple cow.
The single biggest reason why startups succeed – Bill Gross
One of the many career paths that you can take in ABM is becoming an entrepreneur and start your own business. IdeaLab founder Bill Gross has been creating and studying hundreds of businesses for decades now. In his talk, he identified the most significant factor why businesses succeed or fail. While you may think that it’s the marketing plan or the proper funding, you’ll be surprised to know that it is in fact, timing.