Trust your struggle | Zain Asher | TEDxEuston

  • Published on Jan 12, 2015
  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Trust your struggle
    ZAIN ASHER was born and raised in London. She graduated from Oxford University where she studied French and Spanish (graduating with a distinction in oral Spanish). In 2006, she earned an MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she focused on business and financial news. Asher is a national business and personal finance correspondent for CNN, where she appears across platforms covering the latest news on money and the economy. She often reports from the New York Stock Exchange, covering equities and IPOs and interviewing entrepreneurs and dignitaries. In 2014, Asher was part of a team of reporters sent to Nigeria to cover the Boko Haram kidnappings of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria. Asher comes to CNN from MONEY magazine where she covered careers and investing, primarily focusing on stocks, mutual funds, consumer tech stories and workplace advice. She served as a contributing reporter for, where she covered business trend and consumer stories. She has lived and worked in Mexico, France and Nigeria. Asher is fluent in French, Spanish and Igbo (her native Nigerian language).
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  • Sallyyy
    Sallyyy 10 hours ago

    Thank you for your speech

  • Assured with Levina
    Assured with Levina 11 hours ago

    Wow. Trust your struggle

  • Jody Paterson
    Jody Paterson 18 hours ago


  • Haripriya Chhabra
    Haripriya Chhabra 19 hours ago

    Your research n extra effort is going to pay you

  • Témitope Obinna

    My love for real struggle brought me here

    VIET GLOBAL Day ago

    Struggle is not what we want all the time but trust our struggle , trust our pain.
    Trust our loss and trust our grief. Trust our struggle. Trust our fear. Trust our sufferings.

  • Phuong Vu
    Phuong Vu Day ago

  • mary summerill
    mary summerill 2 days ago

    Love her and her brother!🥰

  • Anjalee J
    Anjalee J 2 days ago

    Love, create what you want --not compete!

  • Nnn Nn
    Nnn Nn 3 days ago

    So inspiring ❤

  • Wendy Durrant
    Wendy Durrant 4 days ago +1

    I really enjoyed your presentation especially the part where you talked about competition, great job.

  • Kim George
    Kim George 4 days ago

    Thank you. This is the best TEd talk that I have heard so far. What you have said was very intuitive and honest.

  • Adiba Nuzhat
    Adiba Nuzhat 5 days ago

    She's awesome

  • Paola Wabo
    Paola Wabo 7 days ago

    thank you.

  • princess étoile
    princess étoile 8 days ago

    Her choice of dress is not successful 👎🏻

  • princess étoile
    princess étoile 8 days ago

    I agree about not being competitive

  • Monarquista Rebelde
    Monarquista Rebelde 9 days ago

    "I was born and raised in London, my family and I, we are originally from Nigeria". 🙄 No, you are English.

  • Tonice Mon’a
    Tonice Mon’a 12 days ago

    Prepare well before you get that call 👏🏾💯👌🏾

  • Tonice Mon’a
    Tonice Mon’a 12 days ago

    Great speech ❤️👏🏾

  • Salman Ahmed
    Salman Ahmed 12 days ago

    So technically she learned that hard and went to Oxford to be a receipttionest cool

  • Marinakifannatic
    Marinakifannatic 12 days ago +2

    How awesome are the TED’s videos?! Congrats for making this idea a reality and inspire so much people around the world, to make their lives better. 💯🙌🏼

  • Mongiwa Zulu
    Mongiwa Zulu 14 days ago

    canvassed during an interview kk otherwise awesome presentation

  • happinesss2
    happinesss2 15 days ago

    I love it!!!! inspiring.. but also intimidating.. but I think I have a choice here, and my choice is to just be inspired :)

  • Agnes V.
    Agnes V. 21 day ago

    I am so moved by her story. Such an inspiring woman! I love her attitude and determination to work very hard. That's such a great female role model!

  • Aubrey
    Aubrey 22 days ago

    Fantastic message! "Trust your struggle, trusting and knowing that your opportunity will one day come, you just have to be ready." This is exactly what I needed to hear right now. Thank you Zain.

  • Melanated Butter-Fly
    Melanated Butter-Fly 24 days ago +1

    "Opportunity meets preparation" is my takeaway from this.

  • Blunt Sessions
    Blunt Sessions 27 days ago

    I couldn't find a girl to love me I built me one.

  • junsu21
    junsu21 29 days ago

    such true and inspiring words. we must create and prepare for the future that we have in mind for ourselves. we must be dedicated and strive for it, even when we can't see it. we must realize that there's no need to be in competition with anyone if the opportunity is already ours to begin with. Don't even think about the competition; instead, choose to help all those around you. so powerful

  • Yolanda Castillo
    Yolanda Castillo Month ago


  • Joelle Duchesne
    Joelle Duchesne Month ago


  • The Daily Vibe
    The Daily Vibe Month ago

    Trust your struggles,I love this💛

  • 뉴욕 킴박사 l Dr. Kim & NYC

    What an inspiring speech! Luv it!

  • Ayham Ahmad
    Ayham Ahmad Month ago

    You're great. good luck.

  • Amanda Dudley
    Amanda Dudley Month ago


  • Amanda Dudley
    Amanda Dudley Month ago

    so damn true...supervisors overlook the passionate hard workers and give promos to fake, lazy asskissers ...this talk is amazzzzing

  • gmsencouragement 144

    This was very good

  • Rina Lawyer
    Rina Lawyer Month ago

    very interesting

  • Tabish Faizy
    Tabish Faizy Month ago

    Today I learnt a great lesson. Thanks for this speech and her voice is also dominated.

  • Paula Brown
    Paula Brown Month ago

    Amazing! 🙏🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Aliah Macarampat
    Aliah Macarampat Month ago


  • Sange Mafanya
    Sange Mafanya Month ago

    Thank you my sisters.✊🏾

  • juneping03
    juneping03 Month ago

    i don't understand, how does someone with an Oxford and Columbia degree working as a receptionist?? what's her degrees?? i need some answers

  • Edwina Frazier
    Edwina Frazier Month ago

    Truly enjoyed this talk! Yes you can prepare for the future you create!

  • Hassanatu Diallo
    Hassanatu Diallo Month ago

    Wow best video i ever watched great mind set. I'm sure she is raised by very good mother

  • Ayxan Hesenov
    Ayxan Hesenov Month ago +1

    Haluk Tatar

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    Keondra Jacks Month ago


  • Afaq Memmedeliyeva
    Afaq Memmedeliyeva Month ago

    Gorgeous speech which motivates me more.Superb.

  • Tasha B
    Tasha B Month ago

    disagree with the mothers parenting - I study computer animation and I LOVE what I do I feel so fulfilled my dream is to get into the children’s film industry producing children’s animated films, how could I have found the right path in life if I had been banned from tv - I would never have fallen in love with the beautiful Japanese Studio Ghibli films . Not all television is bad, these films teach life lessons in their beautiful narratives

  • Mihee Lee
    Mihee Lee Month ago

    I hope she didn't describe receptionists as bad job.

  • Sara McIntosh
    Sara McIntosh Month ago

    This is great

  • millicent atieno
    millicent atieno Month ago

    Beautiful lady full of wisdom

  • Michael Ellis
    Michael Ellis Month ago

    Thank you so much Zain you're awesome.

  • lonnielrc
    lonnielrc Month ago

    To bad it CNN

  • Mariane Silveira
    Mariane Silveira Month ago

    So true.

  • Emily Yu
    Emily Yu 2 months ago


  • Samali Musoke
    Samali Musoke 2 months ago

    Good young lady. Thax

  • Dan Quay
    Dan Quay 2 months ago

    Yes totally, be prepared for what is coming as gathering I’m knowledge of we seek, every step is a learning curve to guide us towards our dreams to make my reality easier for a better future

  • Rogers Mugarura
    Rogers Mugarura 2 months ago

    It's really an amazing and inspiring talk, thanks.. I liked the bit, the more u give, the more you receive! Life is not so predictable but we can contribute to making it good to ourselves and others.
    Work it out!

  • sue ann teo
    sue ann teo 2 months ago +11

    Me, "I can't take it anymore!"
    Inner me, " Then, give."
    One of my ways to de-stressed.

  • Annie Love
    Annie Love 2 months ago

    Wow thank you 🙏🏾

  • Mega
    Mega 2 months ago

    That was a good talk. I do not know what moved me to click on the video.

  • Irene Chwankam
    Irene Chwankam 2 months ago

    The more you give the more you recieve... I like this motivation speech,
    It's changing my mind

  • Graciass ss
    Graciass ss 2 months ago +1

    Where there is a WILL, there is a WAY!!
    What's a strong woman !!! When we dream big and work hard, we always find what we are looking for!
    This is a strong motivation! I like what she says, and what her mother did!

  • Tugume Evart
    Tugume Evart 2 months ago

    Awesome! !

  • Meanne M Valenzuela
    Meanne M Valenzuela 2 months ago

    I equally admire her mom. She raised beautiful people. God bless their beautiful family :)

  • Leann Awe
    Leann Awe 2 months ago

    That moment when you find a role model ❤️🥰

  • Amamchi Offia
    Amamchi Offia 2 months ago

    For the Upteenth time

  • MG. Divahshini Manimaran
    MG. Divahshini Manimaran 2 months ago +1

    One of the best ted talks I've ever watched. Very insightful!

  • Mariana Karina López Espiñeira

    Simplemente genial!!