Programming your mind for success | Ted Talk

This is a great TED Talk by Carrie Green about programming your mind for success. It is thought-provoking—one that I watch every few months. I’ve made a summary for you below, but I strongly encourage you to watch the video.

  1. Our thoughts and mindset have a powerful impact on the actions we take and the decisions we make.
  2. Self-limiting thoughts like fear, doubt, and worry can prevent us from taking advantage of opportunities and reaching our full potential.
  3. Many people miss out on incredible opportunities because of what is going on in their heads, and they make bad decisions based on a negative frame of mind.
  4. We can program our mindset for success by cultivating positive and empowering thoughts and beliefs.
  5. Overcoming fear and taking action can lead to amazing opportunities and outcomes that we may have otherwise missed.
  6. Early in the video, Carrie does an experiment where she invites a volunteer onto the stage. The experiment demonstrates the power of the mind in influencing our actions, decisions, and experiences. Our thoughts and beliefs have a significant impact on our behavior and the opportunities we pursue.
  7. Self-limiting thoughts and beliefs, such as “I can’t do it” or “I’m not good enough,” can prevent us from realizing our full potential and taking advantage of opportunities. It’s important to identify and challenge these thoughts to overcome them.
  8. Carrie shares her personal experience of starting a successful business by overcoming her self-limiting beliefs and taking action. She encourages us to do the same and not let fear or self-doubt hold us back.
  9. Carrie says we have to decide what we want, why we want it, and also understand what kind of person we will need to become to achieve our goals.
  10. Ultimately, programming your mind for success involves cultivating a positive mindset, setting goals, taking action, and persisting through obstacles and challenges. By doing so, we can achieve our full potential and live a fulfilling life.


I loved her TED Talk so much that I dove in to see if I could find even more insight. Here’s another great video, along with my summary below.

  1. Programming your mind for success involves specific strategies and steps to ensure a positive attitude, focus, and staying on track.
  2. Often the biggest obstacle to success is our own negative mindset and limiting beliefs.
  3. You have the power to choose how you respond to situations and can either use external factors as excuses or figure out ways to work around them.
  4. Changing your perspective and flipping from a negative frame of mind to a positive one can help you let go of limitations and achieve success.
  5. Raising your natural attitude line by believing in yourself and not letting external factors affect you as much can lead to a more powerful and positive mindset.

Who is Carrie Green

Carrie Green is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She is the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association (FEA), a global platform that helps women entrepreneurs to start and grow successful businesses.

Carrie founded FEA in 2011, while she was still a student at the University of Birmingham in England, to connect with and support other female entrepreneurs. Today, FEA has over 350,000 members from around the world and offers a variety of resources, including courses, events, and a community of like-minded women.

Carrie is also the author of the best-selling book “She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur.” In the book, she shares her personal journey of starting and growing her own business, as well as the lessons she’s learned along the way. The book offers practical advice and inspiration for anyone looking to start a business or take their existing business to the next level.

In addition to her work with FEA and her book, Carrie is a sought-after speaker, sharing her insights and expertise on entrepreneurship and personal development at events around the world. She has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including Forbes, Entrepreneur, and The Huffington Post.




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