Connect to Your Passion at TEDx Hickory

Adriana Girdler

Whispers are Heard When Adriana Girdler Meets TEDx Hickory! I was recently invited to give a TEDx talk in Hickory, North Carolina about listening to the internal …

Whispers are Heard When Adriana Girdler Meets TEDx Hickory!

I was recently invited to give a TEDx talk in Hickory, North Carolina about listening to the internal whisper and connecting to your passion. It was such an honour to speak on the TEDx stage.

I’ve never rehearsed anything more in my life. And the fretting. Keep it under 18 minutes, be motivating, be eloquent, and be witty. Make sure it’s an idea worth spreading. No teleprompter. No notes.

I encourage you to watch my video above. This is the high-level summary:

Nowadays, when someone asks how we are, a common answer is 

‘I’m just so busy!’

This busy-ness syndrome is becoming the norm. More and more people are either unhappy or feel like something is missing in their life.

Why is that?

We didn’t start out this way. When we were born we had a clean slate and were connected to our passion, the whisper in our heart. We listened to it and dreamt big but as life moved on so did we. We got caught up by having to be a certain way based on expectations of friends, family and society. In this day and age of technology we’re connected even more and are so concerned with our ‘likes’, bings, and dings that we are always trying to find a way to get more of it. We go on auto pilot with daily routines and have massive checklists of items to get done.

 But are we truly getting anywhere?

This ‘white noise’ of life starts to take over and we forget about who we really are and why we’re here.

It doesn’t have to be this way. In order to change all this we need to start connecting with our inner self. We need to connect with our passion that we once knew so well when we were younger. Based on data and research of scientific studies, there’s a simple way of doing this. By looking inwards and really focusing on questions that will get us reconnected to the whisper in our heart.

The white noise of life will always be there and can easily suck you back in to being disconnected. What you need is your own personal google map for life that will allow you to say yes to opportunities that are aligned with your passion and allow you to live your purpose.

This tool is a Visual Vision Statement and it’s powerful.

Start making everyday decision based on it and stop the cycle of being on autopilot going through the motions of life. Want to learn more? Watch my TEDx talk ‘Connect to Your Passion by Paying Attention to the Whisper’. You have the answers….connect with yourself and take charge of your life. Live the life you are meant to have.


To learn more about how to create your own Visual Vision Statement, I’ve created a workbook to take you step-by-step. Order your copy of Visual Vision Statement Workbook – Personal Edition.

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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