Go with your gut feeling | Magnus Walker | TEDxUCLA

  • Опубликовано: 3 июл 2014
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    Magnus Walker talks about his life journey of following his passion and going with his gut feeling which eventually led him to turning his dreams into his reality.
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  • In Loko Parentis
    In Loko Parentis 3 дня назад

    Make no mistake, passion got him where he is now. That also meant a lot of work. You can't restore cars by trying a bit here and there.

  • ines costa
    ines costa 3 дня назад

    omg can't follow, horrible story teller, what is his message?!?

  • Nauq Ohsip
    Nauq Ohsip 7 дней назад

    Hmmm...so maybe I should stop thinking everyday is wasted and just go with it

  • Ananya jain
    Ananya jain 7 дней назад

    I born in 1977

  • Hisham Al Nahla
    Hisham Al Nahla 7 дней назад

    wow ...

  • Siuea Langi
    Siuea Langi 13 дней назад

    Thank you Magnus. Brilliant.

  • I_haz_no_comments
    I_haz_no_comments 15 дней назад +1

    Faith:he will follow me where ever i take him
    Destiny:no he will follow me
    Magnus walker: hold my beer

  • kelsey Waardenburg
    kelsey Waardenburg 18 дней назад +1

    I saw the thumbnail and thought this was a duck dynasty special

  • anamarie76
    anamarie76 19 дней назад

    Wonderful talk im obsessed

  • Nick J. Patterson
    Nick J. Patterson 20 дней назад

    Trump clearly idolizes his "gut feelings", and look what that causes.... So, clearly, YMMV. Unfortunately, racism and "i'm right all the time" are also gut feelings.

  • StephenRahrig
    StephenRahrig 20 дней назад

    I think anyone knows that if you have no ties to anything and only think about what you want, you’ll get it 😂 I’m kind of sick of these stories. We need more stories of how we can achieve happiness while living with large close-knit personal/familial relationships, families, spouses, kids, etc. and putting others’ people’s needs/desires ahead of our own. Now THAT’S impressive!!!

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    YJN Malinin 20 дней назад

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    YJN Malinin 20 дней назад

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    YJN Malinin 20 дней назад

    Men created atary

  • Jagaddewa Vitagi
    Jagaddewa Vitagi 22 дня назад

    Speed King NFS 2015

  • quartytypo
    quartytypo 23 дня назад

    I like the hat, beard and hair. I'm going to buy the same thing on Ebay to wear on weekends. Do you think women will notice me?

  • krisztina kessel
    krisztina kessel 23 дня назад

    What a cool guy!:)

  • Jay R
    Jay R 25 дней назад

    Lol the negative comments and idiots on here that say follow your gut isnt advice...no WONDER you guys are bums. You STILL don't get it. Lol

  • Joe Ketchen
    Joe Ketchen 26 дней назад

    This guy is literally Forest Gump

  • patrrikk
    patrrikk 26 дней назад

    "right after 9/11"

  • GS9 snake
    GS9 snake 28 дней назад

    Sheffield Sheffield

  • Mike Sawicki
    Mike Sawicki Месяц назад

    Looks like Forest Gump after his run. But like his story!

  • kathie morton
    kathie morton Месяц назад


  • Kensy Skye
    Kensy Skye Месяц назад

    Is this an ad for Porsche or a talk about intuition? I’m confused 😐

  • acramish
    acramish Месяц назад

    The coolest TED I've watched. I have a tendency to go against my gut feeling and do the "safest" bet. This is probably the time to do the leap of faith.

  • Carole Steinberg
    Carole Steinberg Месяц назад

    Enjoyed this. Everything works out in the end.

  • Blue Electro
    Blue Electro Месяц назад +1

    So... did he illegally immigrate to the US?

  • chaz kramer
    chaz kramer Месяц назад

    Lucky and chance are not skills

  • Rick Smith
    Rick Smith Месяц назад

    So he's the Hot Topic guy ?

  • Candice Garcia
    Candice Garcia Месяц назад

    WOW... 💙

    VUDU ROMANCE Месяц назад

    what a fckn badass, id die to work for magnus

  • Rachel & David Keyser
    Rachel & David Keyser Месяц назад

    Wow great and inspiring story thanks for sharing and encouragement

  • A B
    A B Месяц назад

    The one in a trillion bum that made it just bummin' around, lol.

  • Patrick Hickey
    Patrick Hickey Месяц назад


  • The Lost Mind 22
    The Lost Mind 22 Месяц назад

    The mic has to be attached to his beard

  • RD
    RD Месяц назад

    I talked to him at a Posche car show in NC and people treat him like a rock star.

  • Dennis Lee
    Dennis Lee Месяц назад

    Ha, I watched this thing a while back, maybe a year or more ago but I forgot about it. So I'm watching TED talks and here's this "hermit" looking guy doing TED and, once again, my interest is peaked. Within the first couple of words I recognize that I watched it but I stick with it all the way to the end and discover (for the second time) that he's not that interesting or his story isn't anyway. Obviously, I'm a sucker for hermits.

  • vineet singh
    vineet singh Месяц назад +1

    He does remind me of the movie Forest Gump Wow! it is possible in real life.....

  • Trevor
    Trevor Месяц назад

    You got that special aura that not a lot of people have At least you found it Good luck mate

  • Chocolate Milk
    Chocolate Milk Месяц назад

    weird flex but ok

  • Donna Bradley
    Donna Bradley Месяц назад

    Love this!! Great story and great words of wisdom!! Follow your gut & everything in life is a stepping stone to success!! Love what you do & it never feels like work! I have been self employed since I was 19.. First a house cleaning business for 18 years because it was better than being stuck in a building every day doing office work.. then a book keeping business that I only had for a year.. then started a home based business 15 years ago and I travel the world and run my business on my phone!

  • Cyrious
    Cyrious Месяц назад

    I love white guys with locs that have a duck dynasty feel to them...

  • Lance White Horse
    Lance White Horse 2 месяца назад

    This idea I believe originated with Socrates, who believed that the "gut feeling" or strongest thought in your head was essentially GOD telling you what to do

  • z x
    z x 2 месяца назад

    Most comments here are positive and admiring. But his first gut feeling (when he started out in LA) was to lie and screw someone that he had just met. Is everybody OK with that?

  • Will Van Denk
    Will Van Denk 2 месяца назад

    Only this video would I not restart it right away when if buffers...

  • Remy Carreiro
    Remy Carreiro 2 месяца назад

    I live by this dude's rule, am a writer, run a weed site (legal where I live) and get payed to play video games. REACH FOR YOUR DREAMS, KIDS!

  • NotMe,
    NotMe, 2 месяца назад

    He makes it sound easier then it really was...

  • Trevor Graham Welch
    Trevor Graham Welch 2 месяца назад +3

    God was helping

  • Koal Kottentail
    Koal Kottentail 2 месяца назад

    This guy is cool af.

  • Edmundo Caballero
    Edmundo Caballero 2 месяца назад

    Esan son estupideces. En verdad que pena

  • Michal Valta
    Michal Valta 2 месяца назад

    So... What do I do when my gut feeling tells me everyone is a scumbag? :D

  • Dario Volarić
    Dario Volarić 2 месяца назад

    I also embrace dudism

  • Matthew Bryant
    Matthew Bryant 2 месяца назад

    Interesting but whoever is incharge of mastering the audio for these videos sucks because I have my Windows 10 laptop volume at 100% and the amount of concentrating required for me to make out what he is saying has me stopping the video at 4:00 minutes and not viewing more, will likely skip other TED talks I see RU-clip suggest to me... there is a standard for audio levels people... it's a world wide standard... idiots uploading videos at TedxTalk of course... this is what The Decline looks like.

  • harter kern
    harter kern 2 месяца назад

    Who is this useless piece of junk?

  • Ludvig Nilsson
    Ludvig Nilsson 2 месяца назад

    Ah, the Porsche guy!

  • Sean Williams
    Sean Williams 2 месяца назад

    I dont think Ted Talks is appropriate for a talk in which examples of the pinnacle of ones aspirations is a garage filled with Porche's. Lets get off the economic measurement of happiness please..once and for all

  • Qannabis Queen
    Qannabis Queen 2 месяца назад

    Lol all the grooming comments got me dying!!

  • Adventures with Frodo
    Adventures with Frodo 2 месяца назад

    So the reality is this guy is in the country ILLEGALLY. When I move back to the states from the UK I had po provide froof my wife would be provide for. This is BS.......

    JPKLA 2 месяца назад

    Get a shower, haircut, shave and a JOB, Hippy! No one wants to hear your life story.

    • Derek Wragge
      Derek Wragge 2 месяца назад

      this hippy has a s-load of money. watch instead of judge

  • Henry Miecz
    Henry Miecz 2 месяца назад

    This guy is nobody, for every one of him there are a thousand homeless guys who also went with their gut.

  • Miguel Cizin
    Miguel Cizin 2 месяца назад +2

    The lesson here is to live in complete DETACHMENT. Magnus never felt attached to anything, things, people, situations. He is a naturally free person, almost childlike, flowing in the moment, living in the moment, no past, no future, just seeing what appears in front of him. No fears. No worries. Complete surrendering to what life brings to his path. He is so free and detached, that he does not care what you or anyone thinks, and he can shut down a business without any second thoughts. He lives in the moment, relaxed, enjoying whatever life throws at him. Like a puppy...

  • grace love
    grace love 2 месяца назад

    I have never understood the meaning of going by my gut feeling, because I always have two feelings that pressures me a lot. 🤔

  • Massimo Jhezus
    Massimo Jhezus 2 месяца назад +1

    Could someone tell Louis Ck to get out of that beard and stop faking this Brit accent? We all recognize you bro, there's no point!

  • 356porwa
    356porwa 2 месяца назад

    He just kinda forest gumped his way to success

  • DrNoob Knows
    DrNoob Knows 2 месяца назад

    if he shave he looks like eminem

  • Kazzie Smith
    Kazzie Smith 2 месяца назад


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    Kazzie Smith 2 месяца назад


  • Kyle Patton
    Kyle Patton 2 месяца назад

    It’s really easy to imagine what he would look like without the beard and dreads. Usually not the case.

  • David Whirled
    David Whirled 2 месяца назад

    he's never going to get anywhere if he doesn't get a haircut

  • Akshay Jain
    Akshay Jain 2 месяца назад

    Such a 'pivotal' video

  • Rod Champ
    Rod Champ 2 месяца назад

    If you are stuck in a job you hate. Keep your job while you try other things, I buy and sell Star Wars toys and bought property to let out - now after 16 years in a job that at times made my life worthless, is a thing of the past. 2 years now, im free.

  • Julia Sanchez
    Julia Sanchez 2 месяца назад

    Nice talk!! Thank you!

  • Brett Mitchell
    Brett Mitchell 2 месяца назад

    Very cool dude!

  • tiago prates cowan
    tiago prates cowan 2 месяца назад

    He looks super nervous or something

  • Haydar KIR
    Haydar KIR 2 месяца назад

    Nice story, but what’s up with the hair? It is really a sincere question. I really want to know the purpose of it? You just like it, it looks cool? People will think you have a lot of wisdom? There is a story behind it? That’s your blessing? That’s your curse? You don’t have ears? You don’t have half of your face? You are too good looking?

  • Daniel Bob
    Daniel Bob 3 месяца назад

    Met him today at pdx meet! Seems like a normal dude but you can see the passion in him for Porsches or vw bugs. He signed peoples bugs and Porsches.

  • PrecisionChassis
    PrecisionChassis 3 месяца назад

    Never understood why this guy was a big deal.... now that I’ve watched this video, I REALLY don’t understand why this guy is a big deal. I don’t get it. It doesn’t make sense. It’s like he never has (and never will) live in the real world. He operates in a novelty reality, in a niche market. Seems like a bum, who got lucky time after time. Now every hipster wanna-be idolizes the guy and thinks they can be just like him. What am I missing?

  • dutchbagel
    dutchbagel 3 месяца назад

    louis ck and varg vikernes' baby

  • Dany Parra
    Dany Parra 3 месяца назад

    He is a very intelligent man. 👏🏼

  • Luisvi Ramírez
    Luisvi Ramírez 3 месяца назад

    I really liked the video. Very well, keep it up !, is a very humble person and I already knew you from before for your passion for cars.

  • Paul's Reviews
    Paul's Reviews 3 месяца назад

    Respectfully, have you considered a hair cut and shave? You can still be who you are its inside you.

  • joseph sullivan
    joseph sullivan 3 месяца назад


  • Justin Beast
    Justin Beast 3 месяца назад

    weird flex, but ok.

  • noizybubble1
    noizybubble1 3 месяца назад

    his hair gives me anxiety

  • Zedacht
    Zedacht 3 месяца назад

    i have some similar story and i'm working harder then anybody to become succesfull i know i got what it takes because i always followed my gut feeling.
    fun fact i'm also a big Porsche fan and i will one day buy my dream 911.
    i will come one day in TED Talks and talk about my story and inspirate people like people who inspirated me.

  • Ívåɳē G.
    Ívåɳē G. 3 месяца назад +1

    15:45 'success, really is the freedom to do whatever you want to do.'

  • HollywoodCreeper
    HollywoodCreeper 3 месяца назад

    Here's the truth: You catch a glimpse of his dissatisfaction with his financial decisions when he says he paid two people's mortgages. There is maybe a little greed there and not wanting to get a bad deal. Accelerate him in time in terms of financial sophistication and he is just a guy working for an investment bank which is probably the very thing he will outwardly say he is against, but at his core, is everything that he is. He was striving for this money from early on. People that do it for love, don't make large deals where they loose control of what they are doing. He hired a bunch of people. He was not limited by the amount of clothes he could make in a day. There are no real artists almost today. Almost everyone, if not everyone is tainted by publication and wanting to be seen. Very few things are real and true. This guy wanted to broadcast all this stuff to everyone. I haven't seen this trailer or mini movie or what ever else he talked about, but O suspect it is one of these things where he is driving a Porsche, telling people about his passion....all the while being monotone and not seeming so happy. I don't doubt that he likes Porsche and genuinely enjoys it, I am just saying that he sacrificed a lot of his heart and mind to get to the point of buying them and getting them. Now he can, but could he have the satisfaction he would have when he first fell in love with them when he was younger? And probably more so, did he really love them that much, or was it more the widespread propaganda of their diserability, scarcity, expense, and performance that drove his interest in them?

    • HollywoodCreeper
      HollywoodCreeper 3 месяца назад

      Now he is just being used as a tool by Porsche. And that is fine. I am just saying that a lot of the emotional truth is not conveyed in his story to me. He kind of recites all these things without taking a breath. It sounds more like he kept on inheriting more work. I agree with what he says as a backdrop to the whole thing, but it comes off like he Is very corporate.That is kind of a larger thing with many things like I would love to do a funny movie or some skits, but my friends who are funny are unreliable and won't do the work, and the people who want to do the work aren't funny. Haha Creative people aren't often interested or are straight bad with money and financial decisions.

  • Arch-FX Gaming
    Arch-FX Gaming 3 месяца назад

    The walking personification of going with the flow

  • Author Falling
    Author Falling 3 месяца назад

    Freemasons never talk about becoming freemasons, why?

  • Laura Guillen
    Laura Guillen 3 месяца назад

    Great talk, i thing everyone of us should go with their gut feeling even if everything it's against us. I really learn with this video, thank you!

  • Twittering Machine
    Twittering Machine 3 месяца назад

    The good ole days in England when all college degrees were free and bursaries were given to poor people like the speaker above

  • Landon Dergler
    Landon Dergler 3 месяца назад

    Thanks for this!

  • Omar Badawy
    Omar Badawy 3 месяца назад

    "Success really is the freedom to do whatever you want to do." This is the lesson i'm walking away with from this video.

  • Kim NANA The Artistic Masterpiece Whaley
    Kim NANA The Artistic Masterpiece Whaley 3 месяца назад

    This is an awesome story!

  • Kim NANA The Artistic Masterpiece Whaley
    Kim NANA The Artistic Masterpiece Whaley 3 месяца назад

    Do what you love and go for it! because talk is cheap and you get what you pay for, "nothing" lol ijs

  • Amuom Kuol
    Amuom Kuol 3 месяца назад

    Free thinker

  • Gary Nelson
    Gary Nelson 3 месяца назад

    A little too much brag. We all lose eventually. The humility seems as contrived as LA itself.