At the end of 2017, we got a call from a friend of ours in California asking if we’d be willing to give a TEDx talk on February 2nd out in Westlake Village, CA.
Ehhhh…HOLD THE PHONE. A TEDx talk?
Um, YES, we would be willing, we said, and then we went, “Holy crap, WE HAVE TO WRITE A TED TALK NOW.”
It was really more like “We GET to write a TED TALK now,” but there was definitely a bit of pressure that we suddenly felt. Knew we needed this kind of confidence (LOL):
At the same time, we felt like maybe this was just the time and we were ready for it. We put our thinking caps on, over-thought it a lot, and came back to the basics...we needed to just tell our story and what we’ve learned from it...
…because all of our stories matter, and if we can help just one person by sharing our story — it’s 100% worth it.
We had never really spoken to an audience in this capacity before and we were excited to take on the challenge. We flew out to LA at the end of January and got in front of the audience of over 1000. We were really just at the start of our “Walkabout” during this time, and did our best to be honest about not knowing what was coming next, but encouraging people to be brave enough to dive into the unknown and just see what happens. Here is a pic of Jill warming up in the hotel room right before we headed over to the venue:
There’s really not a better way to tell you about it than just to show it you — so, here is our TEDx talk about taking a leap and heading into the unknown:
If you want to hear more about our TEDx adventures in LA and how Mario Lopez fits into our TEDx experience (LOL), here’s where you can hear more: TEDx, Mario Lopez, and The Super Bowl.
Tomorrow we’re going to tell you about one of the most important things we’ve learned since starting the walkabout. And it might be different than what you think…
See ya tomorrow.