Turn Your Struggles Into Strengths | Lori Harder | TEDxUCIrvine

  • Published on Aug 3, 2017
  • Find out how to use your struggles, obstacles and resistance as your personal growth plan to create your strengths. Learn how building a strong body through working out shares the same principles as building internal strength to reach your ideal mindset and goals. This personal development Tedx Talk shares one woman’s journey from failure to success.
    Lori Harder is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. As a self-made millionaire, successful entrepreneur, network marketing professional, author, cover model, and three-time fitness world champion, she offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to promote sustainable health, spiritual well-being, and financial freedom. Through her books, unique coaching methods, and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their soul, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives.
    Lori is the host of the Earn Your Happy Podcast, which is ranked one of top self-development podcasts on iTunes with almost 3 Million downloads in one year from launching. Her mission with the podcast is to share powerful stories from every kind of background and person in order to empower others to break through their blocks and share their gifts with the world.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at www.ted.com/tedx

Comments • 481

  • Brittany Lancaster
    Brittany Lancaster 21 hour ago

    Thank Lori

  • Agus M
    Agus M 2 days ago

    Thank you for sharing the video!!! Her message is so inspiring! And It was what I needed to hear in this very moment! :)

  • Zahid H Khan
    Zahid H Khan 7 days ago


  • Nandini Roy
    Nandini Roy 10 days ago

    I loved this tedtalk except 1 thing which I am not very sure when she mentioned that she had to loose weight to fit in. I have 3 yrs old daughter and never want her to get this message. I want her to have a healthy weight to be happy and healthy without any issues.

  • Superherotrav
    Superherotrav 11 days ago

    Love this

  • Kim Howard
    Kim Howard 11 days ago

    If everyone could be like this life would be good 🙂

  • J Liz
    J Liz 14 days ago

    Blessings Lori🔥🌹🙏😎😎😇🍰🎈❤️🌺🥳🤗🕊

  • Rebecca Sirianni
    Rebecca Sirianni Month ago

    We have so many of the same past struggles ! Laurie, you inspire me ! I have been training for a fitness competition! I failed last time. I was ready but cooled my thermostat when the came and I didn't follow through! I am doing one again in October. I come from obesity, drug addiction and abusive relationships! Those thins made me strong ! I LOVE this !!

  • Robert Greene
    Robert Greene Month ago

    She's simply amazing. thank you for sharing such an uplifting message from such an inspirational woman!

  • Lope Dog
    Lope Dog Month ago

    anything she says is soothing

  • Hj Hj
    Hj Hj 2 months ago +1

    wow shes very attractive and knowledgeable

  • Alex Freeman
    Alex Freeman 2 months ago

    thanks to all those people that shited right on top of your head. now send a letter to each one of them with thank you note. be a good person now, and just do it.

  • MixDatSalt
    MixDatSalt 2 months ago

    3:46 savage af lmao But great video, she nails it.

  • Milly 2.0
    Milly 2.0 2 months ago

    I've heard your Earn your Happy podcast every day and this is the very first time that I've seen your face. You're a beautiful person, inside and out. You maybe never know me but I want you to know that you've changed my life and my mindset. Thank you so so much, Lori! 💞💞💞💞

  • Zaria Gilmore
    Zaria Gilmore 2 months ago

    Very inspiring

  • Tintu Mon Discovery
    Tintu Mon Discovery 3 months ago +1

    Nice 😍👍

  • Baked Utah
    Baked Utah 3 months ago

    Pretty blonde, with confidence, big smile, and plunging neckline: doesn’t matter what bollocks she says, people will listen. Based on the content, no one _should._ But they will.
    Sigh. TEDx: just say no. 🤨

  • Duggy Dugg
    Duggy Dugg 3 months ago

    addictions are learned..hard to unlearn ..
    i got over smoking
    i got over drinking
    i got rid of coffee
    i have trouble giving up.
    caffeinated Dr pepper..
    addictions are a b.....east...the x or y decision is at best a toss up.. sundowning is a definite hazard... i have herbal tea in the am..
    I don't have a tv
    i now look at yt a lot... used to read
    prodigiously..library of mystery
    addictions are a bear.. it ain't lack of motivation.. it's addiction to the comforts.. Mel Robbins developed the 5 second rule..it helps trigger action on what you know needs to be done...like she says..you know what you need to do...what you want to make happen ..you never want to...a very helpful technique

  • Duggy Dugg
    Duggy Dugg 3 months ago

    burnout..before you even realize it's happening...!

  • Marangelli Ramos
    Marangelli Ramos 4 months ago

    Loved it Lori! You rock! ❤️👏🏼👏🏼

  • Tara Falk
    Tara Falk 4 months ago

    Loved every minute of this!!!

  • Ana Matos
    Ana Matos 4 months ago

    So inspiring

  • Jack Wall
    Jack Wall 5 months ago

    This is the best Ted Talk I have ever seen.

  • tickles196
    tickles196 5 months ago

    So much easier to listen to someone who looks that good 👅

  • Eli DeLa
    Eli DeLa 6 months ago +1

    YESSSSSSSSSSS 💗 absolutely love this!

  • No Gym Needed&ジムが要らない

    Came here cause i want to increase my bench press.. stayed because.. well.. i like her shirt

  • Kristin Hale
    Kristin Hale 6 months ago

    this is all about you. I don't get it. Terrible message to women.

  • Zena dove
    Zena dove 6 months ago

    Great talk .. thanks a lot I will change my mindset .. your talk is so helpfull

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 7 months ago +1

    God bless u sweetheart ....u are my fitness coach...I love u

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 7 months ago

    लव u sweetheart

  • Simon Says
    Simon Says 7 months ago

    this was awesome. wow.

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 7 months ago

    My sweetheart welcome again

  • juanete838
    juanete838 7 months ago

    nice tits

  • kal. dose
    kal. dose 7 months ago

    the talk itself is very inspiring and the message is gold ! especially to this generation , but on the other hand , its easy to be confident when you look like her , but it would've been more convincing if she looked 3/10 not 10/10 .

  • Juan R
    Juan R 7 months ago

    Are real?

  • Ms Lady Portia
    Ms Lady Portia 7 months ago

    Why were people not clapping and whoo hooing after she showed all the magazine covers she was on! Climax people... lol

  • WeirdWorld
    WeirdWorld 7 months ago +1


  • zeev aloni
    zeev aloni 7 months ago

    Her tits are shiny.

  • 4EverTrying
    4EverTrying 8 months ago +1

    "Red: Geology is the study of pressure and time. That's all it takes, really. Pressure…and time."

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 8 months ago

    Love u Darling take care god bless u

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 8 months ago

    Hello sweetheart welcome again my fitness coach

  • Kz Ziard
    Kz Ziard 8 months ago

    Small town to girl being this confident, such an inspiration to watch. Love & Appreciation xxx

  • glam52queen
    glam52queen 8 months ago +2

    It's interesting because I've followed her podcast for a while before I saw this talk so I already know a lot of her background and the context she speaks from. Reading some of the comments though makes me realize that when that context is missing, how much can you glean about a person from a speech of less than 20 minutes? Everything she talked about is part of a very positive and much bigger message and some of the comments that didn't necessarily agree with what she said went on to explain their views which in actuality are the exact same things she talks about, but perhaps not expressed in the same language with the same metaphors.
    Now, she focused a lot of her metaphors and life story on her time in the fitness industry so I can see why some of the more negative comments focused on personal appearance and judgments on body weight, but the point she is making is that in the end her original motivation to be fit has been replaced by self-acceptance and that working in the industry has allowed her to adopt a mindset of personal growth that involves turning your personal struggles into opportunities and lessons.

  • Canadian Music Pulse
    Canadian Music Pulse 8 months ago

    Lady Lori ! :O

  • Ben Benita
    Ben Benita 8 months ago

    YOU are an inspiration....don't ever stop doing what you're doing!!! I love your point about NOT waiting for that cover to start being happy and inspiring!!!! Soooo many people think "I won't be happy until I get those 6 pack abs, or lose 10 lbs, or make $100,000". They all make the tragic mistake of tying their happiness to a result....F$%& THAT!!!! NOW is the time to be happy!!!! NOW is the perfect time to start inspiring!!!!

  • RoxyHeart
    RoxyHeart 9 months ago

    Love your podcast and this short motovation list even more

  • skippygirl959
    skippygirl959 9 months ago

    I love how when she told the crowd to make funny faces at each other you just hear the place light up with laughter. It made me smile

  • santosh dalai
    santosh dalai 9 months ago

    Hay you are so hot.🔥

  • seeker
    seeker 9 months ago

    VERY INSPIRING!!!! THANK YOU SO!!!!! 💛💚💙💖❤

  • LightDweller
    LightDweller 9 months ago

    Love this, thank you Lori for sharing your inspirational journey.
    People who wrote really mean reviews... it’s probably happening “to them not for them” ❤️

  • Haik Mirzakhanyan
    Haik Mirzakhanyan 9 months ago

    I totally loved this. Thank you

  • Dany Jen
    Dany Jen 9 months ago +1

    Very interesting! She is very beautiful. Love it

  • Shamira Burton
    Shamira Burton 10 months ago

    You’re so beautiful it was very difficult for me to receive this message during the first listen. Such an amazing message!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 10 months ago

    Will you be my fitness coach .

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 10 months ago

    Lord bless u 🐈 eeeee love u lori

  • mike olsen
    mike olsen 10 months ago

    bang material

  • Kea Michelle
    Kea Michelle 10 months ago

    I think she would be a better role model to young girls without all the fake hair, fake lips and fake boobs.

  • Blackheathenly
    Blackheathenly 10 months ago

    Needs to take her own medicine, by the looks of her MASSIVE SILICON CHEST and leathery orange skin!

  • Jua Jin 진주아
    Jua Jin 진주아 11 months ago

    Such a great person

  • Pete Fenner
    Pete Fenner 11 months ago

    I’d love to have more motivational positivity like this in my life. Really wish I could take this message and run with it, but fear my depression has too strong a grip. No goals n no idea of how to get wherever ‘there’ is.

  • ANNA Jankowska
    ANNA Jankowska 11 months ago

  • Rusik B
    Rusik B 11 months ago

    Omg!! That was FENOMENAL!!!!! THANK U SO MUCH!!!!! SOOOOO INSPIRING!!!!!!!

  • T sich
    T sich 11 months ago

    I have seen her speak before and she is so amazing. ❤

  • Meter Marker
    Meter Marker 11 months ago

    What she saying again?

  • anglekan
    anglekan Year ago

    I'm glad she has done well with her beauty. However, she is not teaching people how to build muscles. She is teaching how to slim down and just have a pretty face. I recommend you guys search for videos about power lifting and fast twitch muscle fibers.

  • Kelly Trach
    Kelly Trach Year ago +1

    Lori, I ADORE YOU!!! This is one of my favorite talks you've done to date!! You're such an inspiration and idol to me. I've learned so much from you and Chris. Thank you for all that you do!! :)

  • Brigit Earl
    Brigit Earl Year ago +5

    This talk is representing the american clichee at its most extreme, always pushing, competing wanting to be the best, the strongest, the prettiest, soooo tiring, boring and unreal.

    • Robert van den Eijk
      Robert van den Eijk 8 months ago +1

      Her talk was kind of inspiring. The message I got was: "Don't wait for other peoples approval to start living" and "Use the tougher things in live to become stronger and better". But most people fall in the middle of the bell curve and won't be exceptionally special in any kind of way (except to their mom). It's good to improve yourself. But not all people have her stamina to really stand out. Most people will steer towards a mental breakdown with such focus for success. Not to forget, how many woman did she crush during the fitness competitions? Let them speak too.

  • Dalia Roy
    Dalia Roy Year ago

    Respect and all the power to you Lori! Thank you for the talk..

  • A. Hamdani
    A. Hamdani Year ago

    Hard not to STARE! >_

  • Akumu Fiona
    Akumu Fiona Year ago

    Not sure why this doesn't have more than a million views. Way better than some 14 million viewed motivational speaker TED videos. Amazing Lori!

  • jessie theodore
    jessie theodore Year ago

    Inspirational speech

  • Vivian Joseph Thomas

    I too loved this message Lori!!!!Congrats

  • bharat gaikwad
    bharat gaikwad Year ago

    A great talk...
    some quick points made.
    1. Ridiculous funny face on both sides (BEST to free the audience )
    2. Resistance + Time under tension = Strength.
    3. Heavier the resistance the stronger the muscle you can build
    4. Keep the under muscle UNDER tension until failure
    5. IF you don't USE it you lose it
    6. As you get stronger ' You must take on more challenging forms of resistance'
    7. Seek the uncomfortable situation -> Grow
    8. Time, Patience, and Consistent INCREASE RESISTANCE = progress
    9. A career they can't ignore
    10. Nothing on wheel (up to you)... Use the time....
    11. It's not happening to you, It's HAPPENING FOR YOU....
    Resistance Training.

  • Dena F
    Dena F Year ago

    Thanks Lori! Your talk was so inspirational!

  • Avia-Dawn Walcott

    Thank you

  • Nino Arobelidze
    Nino Arobelidze Year ago

    So inspiring, thank you Lori!

  • Qingwen Shi
    Qingwen Shi Year ago

    Thank you for this. It is inspiring.

  • Svitlana Kononenko

    Thanks, Lori!

  • Hanna Karatkevich

    power to the women! you are awesome!

  • Paul Mc
    Paul Mc Year ago

    Brilliant! Thanks SO much Lori.

  • J Platter
    J Platter Year ago

    This is the type of woman I want to marry. But first I need to learn from her lessons. :)

  • Bob Johnson
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    David Rezendes Year ago


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    Robert Brown Year ago


  • Catherine
    Catherine Year ago +1

    Gorgeous woman 💕 beautiful speech

  • Diana Dugay
    Diana Dugay Year ago

    very inspiring

  • MsBkene
    MsBkene Year ago

    great speech and very inspiring!!!

  • Raquel Cartagena
    Raquel Cartagena Year ago


  • Manoj Tomar
    Manoj Tomar Year ago +1

    Dear Lori good morning your pragention a multi purpose energy of life. thanks

  • Sandra Lee
    Sandra Lee Year ago +1

    Love, love ❤️ thank you!!

  • Teresa Triggiano
    Teresa Triggiano Year ago

    Amazing! Incredible talk and good for you!

  • Roses Royce
    Roses Royce Year ago +1

    Thank you so so much! I really needed this pep talk.

  • sdfc esds
    sdfc esds Year ago

    I just came here because dam girl, you're "inspiring"

  • Nino Varoni
    Nino Varoni Year ago

    The visualization of the magazine cover and the story inside was inspiring. But I appreciate the "bounce back" story from your "facedown moment."

  • Tom W
    Tom W Year ago

    Some good stuff here....Confidence, fitness inspiration and meaning are good. Vanity and self absorption is not good. What motivated her changed from 'ensuring others accept her' to inspiring others. It ended well.

  • Deuces Wild
    Deuces Wild Year ago

    Gorgeous, smart, and strong

  • Salim Sayyid
    Salim Sayyid Year ago

    Brilliant video. Very inspirational. Thanks Lori Harder. I'm going to try 'harder' to reduce weight amidst all the pain and amidst the little voice that says "You can't do it."

  • Mgtow Boo Boo
    Mgtow Boo Boo Year ago


    ROD YOUNGN Year ago

    i like Lori harder i do my girl my girl Lori harder