Laura has installed tens of 1000’s of hours over 20 years to lend a hand other people make profession transitions and beef up their lives. Thru her training corporate, books, company and civic speeches and her media appearances on such displays as The Oprah Winfrey display, CBS This Morning, GMA, The As of late display and extra, Laura has reached tens of millions of other people and confirmed them how to determine what to do with their lives with out ever having a look at their resume.

Laura Berman Fortgang is the writer of Now What? 90 Days to a New Existence Course and a pioneer within the non-public training box. Her 5 books in general are revealed in 13 languages, have graced bestseller lists and one, The Little Guide on Which means, was once up for a Books for a Higher Existence Award along the Dalai Lama and Pema Chodron.

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  • Lolop Callulu

    March 11, 2019 - 2:44 am

    I’m 14 years old and this honestly brought me to tears… I’ve always been super creative (singing, dancing, drawing, knitting, interested in coding, photography, loved projects and learning, wondered about people and why they do what they do, always loved history and grammar and different languages and culture, always wanted to travel the world) and I love making people feel like they matter, putting smiles of people’s faces and helping people and showing them care and bettering them as a whole… please help me find careers… I’m desperate and I’m watching this late at night because by tomorrow I have to have picked my classes for sophomore year which will basically shape the rest of my high school experience which shapes my college experience which shapes my life… thank you and good night… God bless you all and your situations… seriously though please help me, I’m really desperate and emotionally exhausted…

  • Ramesh I

    March 18, 2019 - 5:32 am

    Thank you Laura, for your fine talk. I could relate to a lot of it, as I have been through that journey too. I too believe that a Resume is just a primer to one's competence and doesn't quite reveal the person in his/her entirety. The "who you get to be" part comes through only over an interview or face-to-face chat. Also, many highly competent people don't bother with a sparkling Resume, hoping they can ace the interview and get the job. As you say, one needs to acquire more skills throughout one's career, even if some of it may not make it to the Resume (after all it's just 2 pages, usually). I wish educational institutions also taught how to prepare a good Resume, which is after all one's personal marketing tool for any job.

  • Mariam Ibrahim

    March 18, 2019 - 8:42 pm

    Wow! THANK YOU!

  • Curious One

    March 20, 2019 - 1:19 pm

    The biggest lie in America is that you are "free" and able to make "choices." When an individual must take on some kind of debt — whether for education, healthcare, housing, etc. at various stages of his or her life — that is not a situation of true choice made from a position of freedom.

  • 667Gullin

    March 25, 2019 - 10:33 pm

    I do not want to do anything anymore. Isn't 41 years of work enough? How can I do nothing. So many bosses are able to achieve this and even earn money for it. Why can't I?

  • samax amen

    April 3, 2019 - 3:36 am

    "Career satisfaction doesn't come from what you do. It comes from who you get to be while you're doing it…"

  • Gayathri Raghunandan

    April 5, 2019 - 2:05 am

    Excellent message,Thank you.

  • Diane B

    April 11, 2019 - 11:51 pm

    Thank you.

  • elomari taher

    April 15, 2019 - 10:14 am

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  • Sean B

    April 15, 2019 - 3:03 pm

    What if I want to be a wizard?

  • Omran Javan

    April 18, 2019 - 12:12 pm


  • MesRevesEnRose

    May 1, 2019 - 9:16 am

    I watched this talk months ago, saved it, rewatched it now and I'm still moved by it. It's such a simple concept but forces you to rethink yourself and your career in a much more productive and realistic way. For example as a kid, I wanted to be a human rights lawyer-fashion designer-psychologist LOL, and I now am gearing my career towards fintech consultancy in the fashion industry. It always bothered me that I could never reconcile all my radically different dreams and my radically different actual career trajectory… I was like why am I so random and complicated? 😂 Your talk made me realize my yolk is threading that line between being an advocate, a consultant and an innovator. For so long I struggled because I wanted to be a lawyer but not actually be a lawyer lol. I thought I failed for never following up on my dream to be a human rights lawyer-fashion designer-psycjologist LOL. But now I realize it was never the actual jobs that were the dream. It was just the idea of using my expertise to consult others and bringing about innovative solutions. Now I can stop being so narrow-minded and think less in terms of job names to see whether I'm accomplishing my goals and I can use my newly discovered yolk to guide me in future choices. I have watched a lot of talks about finding purpose but nothing reasonated with me or was as directly applicable as this one. 😊

  • Austin France

    May 12, 2019 - 10:31 pm

    How does any of that help me make more than minimum wage with a useless degree

  • Jason Gentile

    May 13, 2019 - 4:17 pm

    I had my dream job for over 20 years serving our Nation as a Soldier. I am now trying to find that next job.

  • Killsocialmedia

    May 23, 2019 - 12:29 pm

    Work is a mindfuck. The idea you have to work most of your life to appease debt collectors is nuts. We live to die. Working for others should not be the center of your life

  • Alma Maldonado

    May 24, 2019 - 2:01 am

    It is so encouraging and fits right where my life is now.

  • carolina urrea

    May 24, 2019 - 9:16 pm

    amazing talk 🙂 thanks

  • Zakaria Bougrinat

    May 30, 2019 - 8:56 pm

    I've never regretted for submitting to this channel , thanks A lot

  • cinna bon

    June 3, 2019 - 6:11 pm

    "you do know what you wanna do in life but you're just so afraid to say that so you must do something then"
    that hit me hard ops

  • Lawrence Wraith

    June 4, 2019 - 4:49 pm

    why not start a governance company that hires women over 50 W50….for their knowlegde….and focuses on women

  • LOVE Never Fails

    June 8, 2019 - 1:41 am


  • nieceypiecey100

    June 12, 2019 - 5:02 am

    Love, love, love!!!! ❤️

  • Patricia

    June 16, 2019 - 1:16 pm

    Thank you so much for your talk!!!

  • Jennifer Klopman

    June 20, 2019 - 9:19 am



    June 23, 2019 - 3:07 pm

    Resumes are important

  • doesitmatterdude

    June 24, 2019 - 4:52 pm

    just threw up after quitting my job this morning, I need help

  • Eva Guercetti

    June 30, 2019 - 4:11 am

    Made me cry. I will watch this video til it sink in.

  • 김현정

    July 6, 2019 - 2:07 pm

    Dear, Laura. I really appreciate your wisdom and lecture. Thanks to you, I realized what is the most urgent and important issue that I face.

    During looking for my job, precisely "workplace", I was so confused and shocked by the fact that I don't want to join any company. When I wrote my CV for the company I was going to join, I was not able to explain and appeal why I want to work for that company. It made me desperate. the only purpose for my job searching process was related to making money, more money. so, I wanted to be a member of the conglomerate company.

    After graduating my university, I was that person who tried to experience for getting 1 line to add on my resume. I was rushed and tried not to being far behind compared to my peers. I didn't have time to think "the direction". As looking at other's back, I just chased. During my lifetime. I've never tried to find the most important and original answer for my life; like my own interest, what I want to be. Actually, I know that questions are very important. However, I have been put them off. B.U.T Thanks for this Video. I will start with the original ones, from "why". I will spend my time on finding my own Yolk".

  • Emygidius George

    July 12, 2019 - 7:02 pm

    very powerful

  • Shooka A.

    July 20, 2019 - 11:08 pm

    Amazing and extremely helpful, thank you Laura💖

  • Rashad Gaibov

    July 21, 2019 - 2:38 pm

    I think being happy at work broadly depends on the content of the stuff that u r working with! And secondly depends on how good u r at your job. If u r brilliant, u will watch the results of your job and will proud of your abilities and skills! Additionaly, if u have a strong crush on a girl from your stuff and if u r rapidly ayecontacting with that girl by-laterally, u won't want to take a single dayoff!😜

  • CageCat

    July 21, 2019 - 3:21 pm

    Watching this to see if, after 15+ years, at the age of 39, I have any idea of what else to do with my life…

  • IntroPlease

    July 22, 2019 - 4:26 am

    I’m 15… do I have a resume¿

  • IntroPlease

    July 22, 2019 - 4:34 am

    8:14 so close

  • Richard Reynolds

    July 25, 2019 - 3:37 am

    Great video and so very true. On to the next chapter!

  • Ελένη Σαμακλή

    July 25, 2019 - 5:38 pm

    Laura what about the age? must we have dreams even at 50 's ?

  • Lain Padang

    August 2, 2019 - 5:38 pm

    Having food on the table, this is happy! As opposed to, who wants to do a meaninful job, but with less pay. You hit the nail on the head, the answer I've been looking for for decades, thank you for this!

  • Shinaz Bakar

    August 3, 2019 - 3:23 pm

    This woman is a genius.

  • Juschelle williams

    August 8, 2019 - 11:16 am

    I don’t want a job, I want to be rich, give away money, have organizations and travel 🤷🏽‍♀️. But still got nothing to get there. Great tedTalk though 🖊👍🏾

  • Miss Sparkle Momma

    August 11, 2019 - 9:40 pm

    That was the best Ted Talk I have ever heard… thank you

  • José Manoel

    August 13, 2019 - 9:46 am

    work a lot is very money the people around the world thats crazy its necessary more love with other people our life is little bit thanks a lot LAURA BERMAN BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION FROM BRAZIL SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH

  • Juju Garcia

    August 14, 2019 - 10:41 am

    This is SO HELPFUL thank you!

  • CzarJuliusIII

    August 14, 2019 - 4:03 pm

    I'm 29 and just THIS year I finally got into a stable career (living wage) in Emergency Management. A bunch of life-changing events in the past 10 yrs of my life have led me to this moment, including the untimely death of my mother during my senior year of undergrad.

    I STILL don't know what would fulfill me career-wise and I'm knocking on 30 (5 months away). I love to travel to unique places around the world. I'm happiest and freest when I'm traveling and my passport is my most important possession. I get depressed when I go more than a year without leaving the U.S. I hate the concept of having to build up a measly 13 days of leave (vacation) a year. I covet the idea of having freedom of movement.

    Perhaps this is the key to knowing who I am. I just hope it's not too late when I finally figure it out.

  • Raiza Nicole Alexis Asay

    August 16, 2019 - 12:44 pm

    I even finished it and understand the whole talk. Applause 👏👏👏 direct to the point.

  • Aden Abdi

    August 17, 2019 - 2:29 am

    Iam thinking going college, do i go or stay at home.

  • Alex Murphy

    August 19, 2019 - 7:48 pm

    Private music teacher on the side and environmental safety technician. My skills show I'm a patient person and would make a great teacher, but instead I'm 28 years old and in a cubicle at an insurance firm and couldn't be more unhappy here. Luckily, I got a degree in environmental science but I just never went for it with my major. I have started teaching music on the side and have my first free student, I love it but it is definitely tiring work at the end of the day. It'll never be perfect but I know it will be better than this

  • Salman Israr

    August 24, 2019 - 1:12 pm

    She is doing what she dreamt: Performing on the stage and making audience moved!

  • vineet khurana

    August 26, 2019 - 6:35 am

    "What we are qualified to do is not necessarily what we are meant to do "

  • Richard Bowers

    August 28, 2019 - 3:03 pm

    What? What's your references? How many? The people that you got jobs for? Love your talk! But How many persons did you help? What's the details? What did they go into? What money did they make? Please don't be like the others & show balderdash education.

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