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  • I believe I don't deserve your attention.

  • With such a credo, I shouldn't be standing here.

  • But here I am, with my belief,

  • my fear and with you.

  • I took the courage to come and to tell you,

  • don't take for granted any belief or dogma.

  • Don't let the consequences of other people thinking

  • to take you away

  • from what you really want to become.

  • I lost my text.

  • (Laughter)

  • That's the fear.

  • Today, actually I would like to share my story with you.

  • In 2011,

  • I felt I had to change something in my life

  • to feel complete.

  • I was reading the book,

  • "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield,

  • and I was blown away by the last insight

  • revealing that,

  • "We are on this planet to consciously evolve,

  • and if we do learn to evolve and follow our path,

  • our culture will change in a predictable way.

  • Many of us will discover

  • that we are not doing the job that we are meant for,

  • and that we have to change job

  • to continue to evolve."

  • Believe me or not,

  • but I was reading this

  • when on the following day I was going to resign.

  • A synchronicity that gave me a boost

  • to quit without thinking about the future.

  • But then I started to think and I panicked.

  • I had no other job, no business plan,

  • I had no unemployment benefits and no savings.

  • People were hoping that at least I had a husband,

  • but not even that, I was home alone.

  • Through that experience,

  • I understood that courage is not the absence of fear,

  • but the will to go on,

  • no matter what stands on your way.

  • My change was possible,

  • because I didn't focus on what can go wrong.

  • I focused on what I really want, and it worked.

  • People usually believe

  • that if they start doing what they like to do,

  • they will not earn enough money to go on living.

  • In fact, most of us work for money

  • and we forget about our passion.

  • But do you realize that our economic system

  • is virtual and it doesn't work.

  • What it does, it concentrates wealth and it distributes poverty.

  • And it will come to crash sooner than we can imagine.

  • It will collapse.

  • It did happen in the past, but we haven't learnt from it.

  • Exactly, if money...

  • Let me ask you this,

  • if money didn't exist what would you do?

  • What is your passion?

  • When I made my shift,

  • I started to meet many people who did the same.

  • And I heard amazing stories.

  • Such [as] a top band manager

  • who quit his job to become a farmer.

  • A pilot who founded a renewable energy company.

  • I have a friend, she worked twelve years in a bank,

  • and she is now a naturopath,

  • and another one, a Reiki therapist.

  • I know someone

  • who wants to open a school with a new education system

  • and so on.

  • The more I hear about such changes

  • the more I am convinced

  • that we are shifting to a new economy.

  • An economy for a more sustainable world,

  • based on collaboration,

  • co-working and sharing.

  • People are engaging

  • in energy medicine, personal development,

  • environment and creativity.

  • And if you look at the list,

  • you will notice that all these jobs

  • care about the wellbeing of the humans and the planet.

  • And this is all we need.

  • We don't need more than this.

  • And here comes the good news.

  • Confucius said, "Choose a job you love,

  • and you will never have to work a day in your life."

  • (Laughter)

  • Dear us, there is an awakening going on all over the planet,

  • and the growth of human consciousness

  • cannot be stopped.

  • No matter how much today's establishments

  • try to ignore it or even hide it.

  • And I hope you will agree with me.

  • Our society needs a new story to belong to,

  • a new way of living.

  • So please, "Don't die with your music still inside you."

  • Have the courage to follow you intuition.

  • And as soon as you know who you really are,

  • you will be amazed of what you can do

  • and how well you can do it. Believe me.

  • And I will leave you with this,

  • "Doing what you are meant for

  • is the first step to a thriving world."

  • And I know that together,

  • we will shape that better world.

  • I know it, I know it so deep inside,

  • and do you know why?

  • Because I think I just got your attention.

  • Thank you.

  • (Applause)

I believe I don't deserve your attention.

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【TEDx】Dare to be the change: Cécile Devroye at TEDxLuxembourgCity

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